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Virgin Galactic President Steve Isakowitz Headlines Pasadena Educational Foundation Event

  Innovation in education is the theme of the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s spring event — Celebrating Our Schools INNOVATE 2016 — which will feature Virgin Galactic President Steve Isakowitz, an award to community arts advocate Joan Palmer, and the first ever Launchpad interactive showcase featuring the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) innovative programs and students. The event ...


A Hole-in-One for Animals

PHS President Steve McNall with event co-chairs Roslyn DeForest, Georgia Coye and the SGCC General Manager, Eric Gregory.   The 17th annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament teed off Monday, April 18, at the San Gabriel Country Club. More than $235,000 was raised for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s (PHS) programs and services, ...


A Rock Star and a Seminary: Bono Featured in Fuller’s Film

Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s largest multi-denominational institution for theological graduate education, today announces the launch of Fuller studio an innovative and interactive e-resource sharing exclusive content at no cost for individuals in pursuit of deeply formed spiritual lives. Fuller studio in its debut launch, has been given an extraordinary opportunity to premiere an exclusive ...


Rochalinne (Rocky) Elman Behr, Founder and Owner of Pasadena’s The Folk Tree Gallery, is Dead at 87

Rochalinne (Rocky) Elman Behr, founder and owner of Pasadena’s gallery and store, The Folk Tree, died at her home on April 16, 2016 at the age of 87. Behr was an intrepid traveler, travel writer, collector, and supporter of artists and artisans. Her personal collection and the wares in her shop are famous for their ...


Pasadena Councilman John J. Kennedy Endorses Kathryn Barger for County Supervisor

Fifth District Supervisor candidate, Kathryn Barger, has received the endorsement of Pasadena City Councilman John J. Kennedy. “I am endorsing Kathryn Barger for our next County Supervisor because it’s not about her, it’s about the community and the Fifth District. Kathryn has the intellect, experience and community-focused leadership to build on the legacy of her ...


Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson to Step Down After 22-Year Tenure

Highly regarded and much-loved Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson will be named Artistic Director Emeritus when she steps down from the choir’s artistic helm at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season following a 22-year tenure, announced LACC Chair Jennifer Terry. Tomlinson will be named LACC Artistic Director Emeritus in recognition of ...


Fuller Faculty Member to Lead Academic Conference in Israel

Fuller Theological Seminary announces an academic conference to be held in Israel this summer under the leadership of Christopher B. Hays, the D. Wilson Moore Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Fuller. The July 9–11 conference, “Deathless Hopes: Reinventions of Afterlife and Eschatological Beliefs,” was envisioned and planned by Dr. Hays and three ...


The Blinn House Foundation Announces Its 8th Annual “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby Party

Photos from last year’s event.   The Blinn House Foundation, a Pasadena non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Edmund Blinn House, home of the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, has announced Saturday, May 7, as the official day for the “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby party, held annually to benefit the ...


At All Saints Church, Reverend Ed Bacon Will Preach Final Sermon Sunday

Forty-six years of preaching and more than 1,300 career sermons later, Reverend Ed Bacon will walk out the doors of Pasadena’s All Saints Church this weekend, feeling two things as he leaves his historic post for his retirement and a new home close to family in Georgia. “I feel gratitude and joy,” he said, in ...


KPCC Host Steve Julian is Dead at 57

Steve Julian, the host of KPCC’s Morning Edition since 2000, died at his home in Pasadena Sunday morning from complications from brain cancer. He was 57. KPCC announced Julian’s death on its website, www.kpcc.org, early morning on Monday. His best friend Larry Mantle, host of KPCC’s Air Talk, said Julian was a singular talent who ...


American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected two Caltech professors—Hirosi Ooguri and Rob Phillips—as fellows. The American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies; this class of members is its 236th, and it includes a total of 213 scholars and leaders representing such diverse fields as academia, business, public affairs, the ...


Top Chefs and Donors Come Out for ‘Stars’ Event

  On Saturday May 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Top Chefs from around the San Gabriel Valley will come together to support Rosemary Children’s Services’ 53nd Annual ‘An Evening with Star Chefs’.   Top Chefs will be providing samples of their best dishes, Founded by Julia Child in ...


PEN Celebrated 10 Years with Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Sunday, April 10, at Claud Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen. The event included a wine tasting, craft spirits tasting sponsored by Pasadena’s micro distillery Stark Spirits, Beltran’s eclectic appetizers, and desserts from Nothing Bundt Cake. Live music, a silent auction, and a recognition event topped off the ...


“Hat’s Off to Fashion”- The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena Hosted the 67th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon April 9th

Models Janet Begg, Janell Papik, Viginaia Crosby, Tifany Young, Candy Campbell, Sue Spence & Suzanne Gati wearing fashions from My Fair Lady   The Club opened the doors of its Villa for an afternoon of fun, fashion and fabulous finds from the many vendors who braved the rainy weather to support the annual event. Cynthia ...