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Leadership Pasadena Names New Executive Director, Announces Course for Veterans

L-R: John Chou, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Heather Brunold and Carrie Walker   Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Pasadena hosted a private reception Tuesday night for Pasadena area leaders at a Leadership Pasadena event which saw several major announcements.   “Thanks to Ruth’s Chris Pasadena management we provided 50 area leaders important to LP a gracious reception conducive to ...


“Meet Your Neighbors – Meet Your Neighborhoods” Presents Johnie Driver

The Pasadena Village invites the public to its ongoing presentations by members community members, entitled “Meet Your Neighbors- Meet Your Neighborhoods” to be held September 7, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Village Office 236 W. Mountain St #104, Pasadena. Pasadena is a diverse community, with facets that may not be known ...


Chinese Movie Star Owner of $1.2 Million Pasadena House Says He Will Divorce, Announcement Garners 5 Billion Views

Chinese action movie and TV star Wang Baoqiang, who owns a $1.2 million house in East Pasadena, is seeking to divorce his actress wife Ma Rong over an alleged extramarital affair with his agent. The 32-year-old star who’s known to fans as Baobao wrote a post on Weibo last week announcing that he was divorcing ...


Well-Known San Marino Businesswoman Killed in Pedestrian Accident

A 57-year-old San Marino woman was killed after she and her members of her family were struck by a car while dropping off her son at the University of Virginia for his first year of college. Bonnie Baha, head of Global Developed Credit at DoubleLine Capital LP, succumbed to her injuries at the University of ...


Five Acres Announces the 29th Annual Golf Classic & the Old School, Cool Lounge Dinner Party

  Five Acres Golf Classic and Old School Cool Lounge is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 26th at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena. The event will feature a full day of golf on the eighteen-hole golf course at magnificent Annandale plus a lively cocktail party, dinner and dancing.   A premium Black Label ...


American Cancer Society to Honor Ron Okum and Dr. Jeffery Weitzel

    The American Cancer Society proudly announces its 7th annual distinguished event, the Hope Scores Gala, at the Rose Bowl Stadium on September 17, 2016. This year, the American Cancer Society will recognize two outstanding honorees, Ron Okum, of Ron Okum Insurance Agency, and Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel, of City of Hope, cancer treatment and ...


Huntington Medical Research Institutes Appoints Dr. Kevin King Director of Advanced Imaging Research Program

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), an independent and leading biomedical research institute based in Pasadena, California, has recruited Kevin King, MD, to be its new Director of Imaging Research. Dr. King, a Harvard Medical School graduate with research training from MIT, joined the HMRI team on July 1st. Dr. King previously served as an Assistant ...


Pasadena’s Parsons Appoints Roell as Interim President of its Federal Business Unit

Effective immediately, Parsons announces the appointment of Thomas L. “Tom” Roell as interim President of its Federal business unit (BU). In this role, he will be responsible for serving a variety of U.S. federal government agency customers in the environmental, infrastructure, security, and intelligence services markets. In addition to his role as President of Parsons’ ...


Comedian and Talk-Show Host Chris Hardwick Marries Actress Lydia Hearst in Pasadena

Comedian and “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick has married his actress fiancé Lydia Hearst on Saturday in Pasadena, says an exclusive report on People magazine’s website. Hardwick, 44, and Hearst, 31, were married before an estimated 450 guests at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena in an elaborate ceremony managed by Beverly Hills wedding planner Mindy ...


Union Station Homeless Services Appoints New CEO, John Brauer

Union Station Homeless Services, for decades a major non-profit homeless services provider in Pasadena, announced the appointment today of John Brauer as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2016. John Brauer has more than 25 years of non-profit executive experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. He comes to Union Station ...


Pasadena Rotary Club Presents Jan Sanders, Pasadena Public Library Director

The Rotary Club of Pasadena speaker will be fellow Rotarian Jan Sanders on the topic “Selling Wall Phones in a Cell Phone World! Staying Market Relevant”. She will be introduced by Florence Helmberger. Lunch, meeting and presentation on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, begins at 12:00 p.m. at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland ...


Pasadena Resident Receives Cal State LA’s Outstanding Professor Award

Cal State LA recognized Pasadena resident Mark Tufenkjian and five other faculty members for excellence in the classroom and service to the community during the 2016 University Convocation at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Tufenkjian, a professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State LA, was one ...


Leadership Pasadena Names Leadership Expert Seta Khajarian to Advisory Board

Leadership Pasadena (LP) has appointed Seta Khajarian, ED. D, to LP’s Advisory Board to provide expert guidance on LP’s leadership development course curriculum. Khajarian received her Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Program from Pepperdine University and her MBA from Woodbury University. Seta teaches a variety of courses in the graduate and undergraduate Organizational Leadership program ...


Pasadena Behavioral Research Scientist in Landmark Study: Get Up Off That Couch and Move!

No matter how much activity you get, sitting for long periods of time poses a major health hazard, a leading Pasadena scientist said in a new scientific conclusion published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation this week. “Regardless of how much physical activity someone gets, prolonged sedentary time could negatively impact the health of ...


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