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Pasadena Commander is New Police Chief of Northern California City

  [Updated April 22 | 6:51 a.m.]  A Latina commander with the Pasadena Police Department has been chosen to become the new chief of the San Pablo Police in northern California, and will assume her new command beginning next week. Pasadena Police Commander Lisa Rosales, who has served the city for 27 years, will be ...


Union Station Homeless Services Appoints New Board Members

L-R: Rob Levy, Owner of The Raymond 1886 and VP at HomeStreet, Catherine Simms, VP at Wells Fargo and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. Photo courtesy Union Station Homeless Services. Marvin M. Gross, CEO of Union Statin Homeless Services, announced the appointment of three new members to the non-profit agency’s board of directors. The new ...


Caltech Names John Dabiri the New Dean of Undergraduate Students

John Dabiri, professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, will serve as Caltech’s dean of undergraduate students starting on July 1, the institure announced. “John is particularly committed to enhancing faculty-student interactions. His experience as chair of the faculty and as faculty in residence in Avery House make me confident he will do a great job,” says ...


One Swing of a Golf Club Could Win $1 Million

Hath-Syc-GolfCommittee: (l-r) Mark Jewell, Rob Myers, Jennifer Gowen, Allen Ulibarri, David Battaglia. Photo credit: Mary Kay Wilson One swing of a golf club could be worth one-million dollars. That seven-figure possibility will be among many highlights at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ Shot-at-a-Million Golf Classic on Friday, May 16, at Angeles National Golf Club in ...


Pasadena-Based Website Honors Two Adoptees Who Help Others Find Missing Relatives

“Search angels” Patricia Ann Neal (left) and Laura Ann Brandl-Witherspoon Pasadena-based Spokeo website honored two adoptees who, amid their search for their own roots, helped thousands of foster individuals connect with their missing families and relatives. Patricia Ann Neal and Laura Ann Brandl-Witherspoon were given this year’s Spokeo Search Angel Awards during the 35th Annual ...


Hillsides Heads to the Races at Santa Anita Park

This year’s A Day at the Races co-chairs Astrid Fishbein and Dee Fisher (second and third from left) were all smiles at last year’s event. Claudia Calandrino (far left) and Janet Jack (far right) were, along with Fisher, co-chairs last year. Want to be an across-the-board winner at Santa Anita Park? Join Hillsides for its ...


Junior League of Pasadena Holds Roundtable Luncheon for Its Community Advisory Board

L to R: Carmelita Bouie Marketing Director, JLP; Sarah Hilbert Volunteer Program Coordinator, Mothers’ Club; Michael Shanklin CEO, KidSpace Children’s Museum; Hector LaFarga Executive Director, Mothers’ Club; Kristen Todd President-elect, JLP; Lilit Grigoryan Program Development and Support Committee, JLP; Kristen Schwarz President, JLP; Mary Donnelly Crocker Executive Director, Young & Healthy; Karl Swaidan Managing Partner, ...


Blinn House Foundation Announces its 6th Annual Run for the Roses, Kentucky Derby Party

The Blinn House Foundation, a Pasadena non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Edmund Blinn House, has announced Saturday, May 3, as the official day for the “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby event, held annually to benefit the Blinn House Foundation. Proceeds from the garden party will be earmarked for the restoration ...


Pasadena Housing Director William Huang is Hall of Fame Awardee

Pasadena Housing Director William Huang is set to be inducted in California Housing Consortium’s Housing Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 22. Those who get inducted into the Housing Hall of Fame ” have made a profound impact in the housing sector” and “demonstrates a seminal or substantial contribution toward advancing the cause of affordable ...


Matt Bretz Joins Pasadena-based Ayzenberg Group as Vice President and Creative Director

  Ayzenberg Group, one of the largest independent full-service agencies on the U.S. West Coast, today announced that Matt Bretz, a highly regarded creative executive in the entertainment advertising community, has joined the agency as Vice President and Creative Director effective immediately. Matt will work closely with the Ayzenberg team in Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social, ...


Cars are the Stars of Foothill Unity Center “Fabulous ‘50s” Golden Plate Awards

A 1956 Ford T-Bird owned by Arcadians Brad and Vicky Balmont will be among the classic cars on view at Foothill Unity Center’s “Fabulous ’50s” Golden Plate Awards April 26 at The Trinity Ballroom in Pasadena. Photo courtesy Foothill Unity Center When Foothill Unity Center’s Golden Plate Awards committee chose a “Fabulous ‘50s” theme for ...


The Curtain Goes Up for The Pasadena Playhouse’s Gala on May 4

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) announced today the planning and honorary gala committee members leading the “best party in Pasadena annual fundraiser” entitled “Premiere Gala – Take the Lead at the Playhouse.” The Pasadena Playhouse’s gala will be held on the stage of The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, ...


Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Actor James Olmos to be Honored for Works in Education

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Emmy award-winning actor Edward James Olmos will be recognized during Pasadena Education Foundation’s Spring 2014 event at the Pasadena City Hall courtyard on Wednesday, May 7. Bogaard will receive the Exemplary Service Award “for his exemplary service and accomplishments in improving Pasadena’s public education,” while Olmos will be conferred with the ...


Stacy Miller Named Director of Volunteer Services at Huntington Hospital

Huntington Memorial Hospital has promoted Stacy Miller to director of volunteer services, effective immediately. Miller previously served as supervisor of the errand and escort volunteer program at the hospital. In her new role she oversees all volunteer services, which includes 1,500 volunteers. These volunteers represent one of the hospital’s greatest assets, donating over 100,000 hours ...