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Leadership Pasadena Names Deb Raupp to Board

Leadership Pasadena is going back to the future and is very proud of it! “We are thrilled to announce Deb Raupp, PhD., has rejoined the Board as Vice President of Programs,” per Cindy Bengtson, volunteer Executive Director of LP. “Deb has her B.S. in Education and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of ...


Shakespeare Club’s Annual Rose Queen and Court Luncheon

The Shakespeare Club welcomed the 2017 Rose Queen Victoria Castellanos and her Court to the Shakespeare Club villa for their Annual Luncheon held in their honor on February 7th. During the Friendship Hour preceding the lunch, Shakespeare Club Members and Guests chatted with the lovely and gracious Royal Court and the Tournament Officials. The lunch ...


Daughters of the American Revolution Pasadena Annual Awards Event

The Women’s City Club in Pasadena was the setting for the Daughters of the American Revolution Martin Severance Chapter annual awards breakfast this month. The prestigious DAR History Award was presented to Ian Ruskin, who stars in the one-man play and 2016 film documentary “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” ...


Leadership Pasadena Leaders Change

Martha Shenkenberg retired as Chair of the Leadership Pasadena Board of Directors after 17 years with the organization. Martha was a participant in the first LP class of 1999 and remain an active volunteer or Board member ever since. “Martha has been the heart and sole of LP for many years,” according to recent Board ...


D. Jason Lyon Joins Hahn & Hahn LLP

Hahn & Hahn LLP is pleased to announce that attorney D. Jason Lyon has joined the firm as Counsel in its litigation practice group. Mr. Lyon’s practice emphasizes business and personal litigation, employment matters, and land use disputes. Mr. Lyon was previously a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. In addition ...


Pasadena Police Activities League to Hold its 15th Annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner at Pasadena Convention Center

  The Pasadena Police Activities League (PAL) will hold its 15th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s commemorative “Through the Years” event which celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pasadena PAL will honor Steve Brockmeyer of Bolton & Company with the Golden Badge Award for his ...


Fred Riley, La Salle High School Track and Field Coach and Computer Department Head, Passes Away

La Salle High School in Pasadena has lost its Track and Field coach and Computer Science department head Fred Riley, who passed away on Sunday. “La Salle High School is saddened to announce that long time teacher and coach Fred Riley passed away Sunday, February 12 in the late afternoon after suffering a devastating aneurysm ...


City’s 20th Annual Black History Breakfast Thursday Celebrated Diversity

The Pasadena Senior Center auditorium was jam packed with the City’s finest Thursday morning to celebrate the 20th Annual Black History Breakfast and recognize the accomplishments of black Americans both locally and nationally who continue to shape our society for generations of the future. The early morning breakfast is a two decade strong tradition that ...


Rank & Issue Fine Jewelry Partners with Villa Esperanza Services

Rank & Issue announced their partnership with Villa Esperanza Services. The partnership supports Villa Esperanza’s nine programs for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. When renown jewelry designer and trend forecaster, Nadia Lee, gave birth to her little girl, she wanted to abide to the family tradition of giving her daughter a genuine gold keepsake ...


District 6 Councilmember Steve Madison Will Talk Public Safety Resources, Responses and Results at Tonight’s Town Hall

District 6 Councilmember Steve Madison is holding a town hall meeting set for Tuesday evening that will focus on addressing public safety issues and presenting police and fire department statistics about his district. Scheduled participants indicated expected topics will include burglaries, homelessness and traffic. The bulk of the meeting will provide the public with an ...


Former FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani Joins Pasadena-Based National Hispanic Media Coalition as Special Policy Advisor

Today, the National Hispanic Media Coalition announced that former FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani will be joining NHMC as the new Special Policy Advisor. In this role, Tristani will further NHMC’s work to bridge the digital divide and advocate for responsible media that is inclusive of Latino voices. Ms. Tristani comes to NHMC from Spiegel & ...


Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Mixer Brought Together Businesses

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted a casual after hours mixer so that local business owners and employees could get acquainted and meet their neighbors. This month’s mixer was held at California Pizza Kitchen. These social mixers are held periodically at various locations throughout Pasadena and help business owners share camaraderie and expand their circle ...


Theatre Executive Patty Onagan Launches New Theatre and Live Entertainment Company

Theatre executive Patty Onagan has launched Patty Onagan Consulting specializing in theatre and live entertainment, it was officially announced today. Onagan’s new venture will create strategies that include marketing, communications, publicity, as well as producing and special events. Since 2009, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for The Pasadena Playhouse, State Theater ...


48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer ...


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