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“Diamond Chef” Makes Food Sport History with Second Category Win

They say it’s hard to strike gold twice, especially in professional competitions. But home cook Lidia “Diamond Chef” Haddadian proved that it can be done in Food Sport, as she just claimed her second consecutive category champion title at the World Food Championships (WFC) in October as the event made its debut in Dallas. After ...


Hillsides Guild Hosts Annual Holiday Celebration at Parkway Grill

On Tuesday, the Hillsides Guild, a support group of the foster care charity Hillsides, hosted its annual Holiday Celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Nearly 150 guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, dinner and a holiday performance by the renowned Citrus Singers of Citrus College. The dinner was co-chaired by Guild members Donna De Mond, who ...


Students Think Globally, And Will Protest Locally on Friday

Putting a local face on a world-wide issue, Pasadena students will participate Friday morning in a climate strike at City Hall. The event is scheduled to coincide with the UN’s annual climate conference being held this weekend in Madrid, Spain. Led by a student committee from Sequoyah School, protesters will be demanding that Pasadena City ...


Annual Wreath Auction “Merry & Bright” Returns

On Sunday, December 8, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation will host its 28th Annual Wreath Auction. This year’s theme “Merry & Bright” is expected to showcase the much-anticipated wreath creations, along with a variety of generous auction items.   The Wreath Auction is the foundation’s most successful fundraiser of the year, inspiring local ...


The Public Is Invited to a Wine Tasting Event to Help Firefighters Hosted by the Fire Family Foundation

  On Sunday, December 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Fire Family Foundation is hosting a wine tasting fundraising event at the law offices of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (655 North Central Avenue, Suite 2300, Glendale, CA 91203). Attendees must be 21 or older. Limited tickets are available for $30 at this ...


Green Was the Color Du Jour as ‘Emerald Necklace’ Was Celebrated at Pasadena’s Amigos De Los Rios Gala

  The ‘Emerald Necklace’ was celebrated at a gala for Amigos De Los Rios, the Pasadena environmental organization working to nurture the watershed in the San Gabriel Valley.   People and nature came together in an evening that promised a close working relationship between partner groups, all with the aim of cleaning up the environment. ...


Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Steps Off Sunday With Seismologist Grand Marshal, Rock Bands and “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Theme

With “Shake Rattle and Roll” as the theme of the Doo Dah Parade this Sunday, it’s fitting that its Grand Marshal would be top seismologist Susan Hough and her “Seismo Sistahs,” also respected seismologists. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on Colorado Blvd. between Altadena Dr. and San Gabriel Blvd. It’s a chance to ...


Foothill Gold Line Board Re-Elects Chair and Vice Chair

At their December meeting, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) Board of Directors voted unanimously to re-elect Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval as Chair, and La Verne Council Member Robin Carder as Vice Chair, to lead the agency’s nine-member board. The continuing leadership of Chair Sandoval and Vice Chair Carder comes at a critical ...


Rodeo Star Amberley Snyder Leads 2020 Rose Parade Float

Nationally-recognized western sports network, The Cowboy Channel (TCC) announced today that paraplegic rodeo star Amberley Snyder will lead their 2020 Tournament of Roses float, Walk Ride Rodeo, which is celebrating Amberley’s powerful story defying the odds and her journey to New York City for Rodeo New York, coming to Madison Square Garden in June 2020. ...


Fifty Years and Going Strong

While The Huntington is celebrating its Centennial this year, it is also celebrating a very special staff member, one who has worked at the institution for a half century. Ramiro Ramirez Pinedo, 80, started working at The Huntington in 1969. A gardener originally from Jalisco, Mexico, Pinedo got his start as a jack-of-all-trades—hoeing, weeding, and ...


Elva Sandoval Returns to Pasadena as New Families Forward Executive Director

Elva Sandoval, the newly named executive director of Families Forward Learning Center, is coming home. Sandoval makes a heart-warming return to the town where she grew up. And she’s working with programs in which she participated in as a child. “I was born in Glendale and I grew up in South Pasadena,” she said. “After ...


After 41 Years, Pasadena Ice House Comedy Club Owner Sells to Johnny Buss

Former Pasadena Ice House Comedy Club owner Bob Fisher never expected he would sell off his beloved comedy business, but changed his mind when he found an enthusiastic buyer in new owner Johnny Buss. “It’s time to pass the torch and I found the right person who wants to continue the legacy of The Ice ...


ArtCenter Alumni Awards Honor Emerging and Leading Figures at the Intersection of Art and Design

ArtCenter College of Design celebrated its 2019 Alumni Awards on Saturday, November 16 in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together prominent members of the Southern Californian and international art and design communities to recognize awardees Doug Aitken (BFA 91), Ini Archibong (BS 12), Gloria Kondrup (MFA 93) and Sterling Ruby (MFA 15). Beginning the evening at ...


Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena Will be Named in Honor of CEO Who Died Nov. 10

The new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine being built in Pasadena will be named after late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 10, at his Oakland residence. The name change will reflect Tyson’s commitment to the future of healthcare and the school. Dr. Holly Humphrey, ...


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