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AIDS Service Center to Hold First-Ever “Turkey Bowl” Benefit (No Footballs Allowed)

The AIDS Service Center will hold its first “Turkey Bowl” bowling games at All Star Lanes on Sunday, November 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their friends and families to the games. Four people will play per lane. There will also be a silent auction, prizes, fun, no-host bar and other activities. The ...


Pasadena Resident NanLan Ye Joins CASA of Los Angeles Board

CASA/LA has elected NanLan Ye to its Board of Directors. As an investment professional, Ms. Ye brings her over 10 years experience in institutional assets management to CASA/LA and a unique perspective to the Board as a Chinese-American who is bilingual in both Mandarin and English. Ms. Ye developed her expertise in investment and asset ...


Five Acres Launches 2014 Permanency Campaign and Partners with Corporate Sponsors

Five Acres hosted a launch event Thursday November 6 at the Armory Center for the Arts to announce its 20,000 By 2020 Campaign and unveil the artistic representation of more than 20,000 children currently in foster care, in Los Angeles; a sculpture named Boy 5A. Boy 5A was revealed by actor and longtime Five Acres ...


2014 Halloween Happenings A Great Success

On Friday, October 31st the streets of Downtown Sierra Madre were filled with fabulously costumed creatures for the City of Sierra Madre’s Annual Halloween Happenings. The cool air set the stage for an array of festivities that began with trick-or-treating at the Downtown businesses, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. Following the trick-or-treating ...


Pasadena Resident to Step Down as LA Master Chorale Pres/CEO at Season End

Highly regarded and beloved arts luminary Terry Knowles (Pasadena), longtime President & CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) who has led the organization since 2000 through the most phenomenal growth period in its 50-year history, has announced that she will step down from her current post at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. ...


Union Station, MUSE/IQUE Team Up to Help End Homelessness

Union Station Homeless Services and MUSE/IQUE teamed up yet again for a genre-bending evening of entertainment for a great cause. More than 375 guests enjoyed the 15th annual An Evening for the Station benefit concert, which raised more than $80,000 for the non-profit homeless services agency. Guests enjoyed an incredible Beatles/Bash by MUSE/IQUE, the “counter ...


Mindy Kittay Named as New District Library Director for the Altadena Library District

The Board of Trustees of the Altadena Library District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mindy Kittay as the District’s 10th (which number is she?) Library Director. Her appointment is effective November 1, 2014. She succeeds the late Barbara J. Pearson, who served as District Librarian for 10 years. A graduate of Regis University, Kittay holds a ...


Parson’s Chairman CEO Honored by New York Building Congress with 2015 Industry Recognition Award

Parsons is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington, was honored yesterday by the New York Building Congress (NYBC) with a 2015 Industry Recognition Award. Founded in 1921, the NYBC is a broad-based membership organization committed to advocating on behalf of the construction, design, and real estate communities in New ...


Pasadena Museum of History Honors Local Historian Sid Gally as Trustee Emeritus

Pasadena Museum of History will honor local historian and popular newspaper columnist Sid Gally at a luncheon and program at The University Club of Pasadena on Tuesday, December 2, at 12:00 Noon. In gratitude for his unfailing contributions to the promotion of the Museum’s collections, former Trustee Sid Gally will be installed as a Trustee ...


Boston Marathon Tragedy Survivor Honored by Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services

More than $170,000 was raised at the 2014 Mentor Awards Gala to benefit the treatment and education programs for at-risk youth served by Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services. Held Oct. 23 at a private club in downtown Los Angeles, the evening honored three of Optimist’s major supporters – survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing ...


Local Environmentalist Featured on Bookmarks

Sierra Madre resident and local environmentalist, Caroline Brown, is featured on new READ posters and bookmarks by the Sierra Madre Public Library. “I love to read. I have several books going at once by my bed as well as on my iPad,” said Brown. The book she chose to feature on the READ bookmarks is, ...


Pasadena Jaycees Hosting 76th Annual Queen’s Breakfast at Langham Hotel

On Tuesday, November 25, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the Pasadena Jaycees will host their 76th annual Tournament of Roses Queen’s Breakfast at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. This event will honor the incoming 2015 Rose Queen®, Madison Triplett, from John Marshall Fundamental High School, along with the royal court, Rose Princesses Mackenzie Byers, Gabrielle ...


Western Asset, Volunteers Scare Up Some Halloween Fun for Hillsides Children

Hillsides patio was turned into a pumpkin patch Tuesday, October 28, when Western Asset Management of Pasadena put on a pumpkin carving event for the children and treated them to an In-N-Out Burger food truck. The 62 children in residence at Hillsides Pasadena campus each received a pumpkin and help carving it from 26 Western ...


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Names Dana Newman President and Adds Four to Board of Directors

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, one of the nation’s leading orchestras renowned for its wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissioning initiatives, has named attorney Dana Newman President of the Board of Directors, announced LACO Executive Director Rachel Fine. The Altadena resident succeeds Gene Shutler, who assumes the role of Chairman of the Board after completing a ...