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Law Office of Donald P. Schweitzer Announces Promotion of Patrick Baghdaserians & Casey Marticorena to Partner

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, Pasadena’s premier family law firm, today announced the promotion of Patrick Baghdaserians and Casey Marticorena to partner. Both Baghdaserians and Marticorena, formerly senior associate attorneys, will take on their new positions as partner immediately. As Partner, Baghdaserians and Marticorena will participate in the management of personnel, development of ...


Guitarist Adam Levy Joins Los Angeles College of Music as Guitar Department Chair

Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) announces that renowned guitarist, writer and educator Adam Levy has joined the faculty as Guitar Department Chair beginning January 2015. “Adam has mastered the guitar and its versatility,” said Tom Aylesbury, President, LACM. “He brings years of experience performing as a session player and touring band member for top ...


Mixer Set for San Gabriel Valley Real Estate Owners, Investors

Meet fellow real estate investors and property owners, and discuss the best realty deals in the San Gabriel Valley during a mixer at Re/Max Elite Realty in Alhambra on Tuesday, December 23, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Team Nuvision’s Rudy Lira Kusuma and Associates will facilitate the round-table discussion, helping real estate buyers, investors and home owners to ...


Pasadena Senior Center to Hold Holiday Luncheon, Toy Drive

The Pasadena Senior Center will host a holiday luncheon and toy drive on Friday, December 19, starting at noon. Members of the center and their families and friends will enjoy a special menu filled with holiday favorites by Chef Vince, a birthday party for all December celebrants, as well as various family-friendly activities. Musical entertainment will be ...


Spirit of Charitable Giving Celebrated at Woman’s Club

The spirit of charitable gift giving highlighted the December meeting of  Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The annual “Spirit of Giving” luncheon program, held at the historic 1913 Clubhouse, culminates a year of philanthropic activities and projects by Club members. Special guests from the Huntington Hospital Breast Cancer Program, County USC Hospital, and Veterans Centers ...


Hillsides Hosted Successful Annual Holiday Celebration at the Parkway Grill

One hundred and forty-five guests enjoyed a Holiday Celebration hosted by the Hillsides Guild on the evening of December 2 at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. During the evening, Hillsides supporters enjoyed conversation with friends, a delicious meal, and a holiday performance by the renowned Citrus Singers from Citrus College in Glendora, CA. Guests also ...


Tournament of Roses Announces 2015 Float Judges

The Tournament of Roses has selected Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to be float judges for the 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards in a variety of floral and design categories that emphasize fantastic floral presentations (especially in the use of roses), creativity, imagination, beauty, use of ...


YWCA Pasadena Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is pleased to announce its 2014—2015 Board of Directors and is excited to welcome Marie Cantor, Olivia Glauber, Berta Montoya, and Grace Yuen as its newest board members! Olivia Glauber is Founding Board Member and President of the Financially Fit Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial educational workshops. Ms. ...


Caltech Professor Emeritus Frederic Raichlen Dies at 82

Fredric (“Fred”) Raichlen, professor emeritus of civil and mechanical engineering at Caltech, passed away on December 13, 2014. He was 82 years old. Raichlen was an expert on the mechanics of tsunamis, the waves created by underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other geologic events. Most waves propagate through the water at and just below the ...


Bill Ukropina’s Holiday Lunch at the Rose Bowl Thrives Come Rain or Shine

Every year for the past seven years, commercial real estate broker extraordinaire Bill Ukropina throws a holiday lunch at the Rose Bowl for friends & family, customers & guests. On Friday morning, December 12, despite the heavy rains the night before that seemed to be continuing on into the day, Bill Ukropina woke early in ...


Local Sorority to Host Celebration of African American Culture

The Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will celebrate the culture and history of African Americans at the Pasadena Public Library La Pintoresca Branch on Saturday, December 27, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The group will hold a Kwanzaa, a festival observed by many African Americans from December 26 to January 1 as a celebration ...


“Harvest Moon” Membership Event at the Shakespeare Club

The veranda at the Shakespeare Clubhouse was bedecked with twinkle lights and decorated pumpkins for the “Harvest Moon” reception welcoming prospective members on November 5th. Rebecca Harris, Club Membership Chair and her committee provided an lovely setting for members and guests to mingle and enjoy wine and cheese appetizers. During the past summer months there ...


Laura Skandera Trombley Named President of The Huntington Library

Laura Skandera Trombley has been named the eighth president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Huntington’s Board of Trustees announced today. Trombley takes the helm on July 1, 2015, the first woman to do so, following the retirement of Steven S. Koblik, who has served as The Huntington’s president since 2001. ...


Former Pasadena Area Resident Leondra Kruger Appointed by Gov. Brown to CA Supreme Court

Leondra R. Kruger has been selected by Governor Brown for a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. The Governor’s nomination will be submitted to the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation and must be confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. Ms. Kruger is a member of the Washington, D.C. and California Bar Associations ...