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Tickets Now Available for Five Acres’ Desert Oasis Gala

    Five Acres invites the community to join them for a spectacular evening in support of vulnerable children at their Desert Oasis Gala on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Pasadena. Hosted at the home of Jennifer and Shawn McCreight, this year’s event spotlights the Southern California we call home and will include a cocktail ...


Congressman Adam Schiff Honors Pasadena Educator Among 13 Local Women of the Year Awardees

U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored Pasadena resident Dr. Kathy Jane Onoye, a veteran educator, and 12 other inspiring women who were chosen as the 2019 Women of the Year in the 28th Congressional District. The recognition was bestowed on the 13 women during a luncheon on Tuesday, April 16, in Echo Park. The 28th ...


American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Caltech’s John Grotzinger

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies, has elected Caltech’s John P. Grotzinger to its newest class of fellows. This year’s class, the 239th in the academy’s history, includes more than 200 scholars and leaders representing such diverse fields as academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts. They ...


Study by Pasadena Geologists May Provide Proof California Long Overdue for The Big One

A new seismic study by two Pasadena-based U.S. Geological Survey geophysicists confirms that the last century’s hiatus from major California earthquakes on any one of the state’s three most infamous faults is unprecedented over the past 1,000 years. What’s it mean?  Some think it signals a buildup of pressure precipitating The Big One. No one ...


Simply Speaking, the Junior League of Pasadena’s Gala was a Success

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) hosted their 6th Annual Simply Speaking Gala. The event took place at the historic Castle Green in the heart Old Town Pasadena. Guests began the evening the moment they walked through the gates, into one of Pasadena’s oldest and best kept secrets: The Castle Green. As they entered ...


Baseball Reliquary Commissions Musical Work in Memory of Jackie Robinson

In conjunction with the nationwide celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, the Baseball Reliquary has announced that it has commissioned renowned jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, composer, and educator Bobby Bradford to write and perform a musical composition in memory of Jackie Robinson. The Baseball Reliquary is a Pasadena, California-based nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering ...


Caltech Graduate Student Receives P. D. Soros Fellowship

Caltech graduate student Shreyas Vissapragada has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The program awards outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States with a $90,000 graduate school fellowship. “Being a new American has deeply informed the ways in which I try to contribute to my field, and, ...


Grammy-Winner Luciana Souza to Headline Eclectic Music Festival Library Carnegie Stage Concert on April 27

The Library Carnegie Stage Concert of the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl on Saturday, April 27 will showcase jazz singer extraordinaire Luciana Souza. Ms. Souza will be accompanied by Otmaro Ruiz, a Venezuelan pianist of great note. The dynamic pair will take the stage at 6:30 pm in the beautiful Library Community ...


Amy Polverini, MD, Named Director of Breast Surgery at the Huntington Cancer Center of Huntington Hospital

Huntington Hospital has announced that Amy Polverini, MD, has been named director of breast surgery at Huntington Cancer Center. In this role, Dr. Polverini will be responsible for medical oversight and advancement of the breast surgery program at Huntington Cancer Center. Dr. Polverini was first introduced to Huntington Hospital as a volunteer in high school. ...


Pasadena-Based LA Children’s Chorus Appoints New Executive Director

Shawn D. Ingram, a veteran arts administrator with 25 years of professional experience in nonprofit management and fundraising, has been appointed Executive Director of the renowned Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), announces LACC Chair Kai Ryssdal. Ingram, who assumes his post on May 1, 2019, has been an integral part of Arts Consulting Group (ACG) since 2015, leading the consulting ...


Lite Nite 2019 Celebrated Local Heroes and Humanitarians with a Ceremony and Reception at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena

Several local companies joined together on April 2, 2019 to host Lite Nite 2019, a community event celebrating local heroes and humanitarians, who lead daily by their Love, Integrity, Talent and Empathy. The event, held at the historic Women’s City Club in Pasadena, included a ceremony showcasing the award recipients, followed by a reception that ...


120-Year-Old Pasadena Law Firm Hahn & Hahn Expands Practices

Pasadena-based law firm Hahn & Hahn LLP announced Monday that Susanne Cohen has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates and Litigation practices. Cohen specializes in representing and protecting the interests of elders and people with disabilities, including conservatorships and trust administration, elder financial abuse, trust and estate conflict resolution and litigation, long-term care and estate ...


There Was a Lot of Shaking Going On at Cancer Support Community’s Annual Gala

The 27th Annual Angel Gala, “Shake, Rattle & Roll” benefiting Cancer Support Community Pasadena was held at the Annandale Golf Club. This fun-filled event featured a reception, dinner, entertainment, silent auction and a live auction. This year’s Angel Award Honorees were LeAnn & Michael O. Healy and Whittier Trust for their generous and consistent support ...


Standing for Reelection, Mayor Tornek Says He’s Still Got Work To Do

For Mayor Terry Tornek, running to renew his arrangement with Pasadena voters for another four years in office is all about unfinished business. “The issue is making sure that the things that you’ve launched are well founded, well launched and will continue as legacy projects after you’ve gone,” Tornek told Pasadena Now in an April ...


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