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Local Woman Provides Introspective Workshop for Fatherless Daughters this Weekend

Leadership and Development Coach Tonya Fairley has channeled her experience growing up as a foster child without a father into an insightful workshop for fellow girls and women who have lived a similar life experience. “The workshop is designed to help empower women and girls to identify their fatherless-ness and to provide encouragement to move ...


Armenian National Committe of America – Pasadena Chapter Announces Date for Annual Banquet

  The Board of Directors of the Armenian National Committee of America – Pasadena Chapter announces and invites the community to its Annual Banquet which will be held on Saturday Evening, August 6th, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Armenian Center – Washington located at 740 E. Washington Blvd, Pasadena.   This year the ...


Fabulous Food and Fine Fashion Fund Fun for Furry Friends

  Spend an evening enjoying food and fashion for a good cause. On Thursday, July 28, 2016 Salon and Spa will put on a fashion show to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society and the evening will be completed by wine and food from the Restaurant Republic family of restaurants: Lucky Boy, Paco’s and City Cafe. ...


Pasadena Fundraiser Raises More than $21,000 for Foothill Unity Center

For the fourth year in a row, Don Schweitzer, Founder, Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, and his wife Maria Schweitzer, spearheaded a fundraiser to benefit Foothill Unity Center’s Pediatric Mobile Dental Clinic. The Circle of Friends event was hosted on Saturday afternoon, June 25, at the ...


Hathaway-Sycamores’ 2016 Celebrating Children Honors Renee LaBran

Renée LaBran was given a tour of Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido campus in 2003. After meeting several boys in residential treatment, Renée reflected: “My sons go to school in La Cañada Flintridge less than a mile from these cottages, yet their lives are worlds apart from the boys who call this campus home.” In that precise ...


200 Civic and Business Leaders Gather for Pasadena Chamber Inauguration of Ishmael Trone

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce members, community leaders and guests came together at the Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena to celebrate the inauguration of Ishmael Trone as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber for 2016-17 late last week. Congresswoman Judy Chu and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek were on hand for the event that ...


Facing Addiction Across America Tour Kicks off at Pasadena Recovery Center

Democratic Delegate and Pasadena Recovery Center Alum, Ryan Hampton, has partnered with Facing Addiction Across America, one of America’s leading non-profits in the addiction space, and Pasadena Recovery Center, to provide a scholarship to a community member in need of treatment. Hampton checked into the Pasadena Recovery Center in the hopes to get clean. Now, ...


“Rattling Cages” Benefit Will Thank the Pasadena Humane Society for the Love and Happiness Brought Through Pet Adoptions

  “Rattling Cages” is the theme for 1202 Salon and Spa’s benefit for The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA on Thursday evening, July 28th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Local restauranteur Christina Karagias, of The Restaurant Republic, which includes Lucky Boy, Paco’s and City Cafe is sponsoring the evening and will be offering food and wine from ...


City Manager Appoints David Reyes as Planning Department Director

City Manager Steve Mermell has appointed Mr. David Reyes as the new Director of the Planning and Community Development Department. Reyes had been serving as interim director for the past six months. The appointment was made effective July 25, 2016. Mr. Reyes will oversee a department of about 80 employees who review planning proposals and ...


Leadership Pasadena Names Lisa Raggio to the Board of Directors

Leadership Pasadena (LP) is proud to elect Lisa Raggio to the Board of Directors. Lisa Raggio joins the Board as the Vice President, Veterans Services. Lisa has a long history of non-profit and community initiative leadership to share with Leadership Pasadena. Lisa Raggio was nominated for the James Irvine Foundation’s Leadership award, the national YWCA ...


Daniel deBrauwere Joins PNC Bank Senior Secured Financing Team

PNC Bank announced the addition of Daniel deBrauwere as Senior Vice President with the Senior Secured Financing Team in the Western region and Market Manager for Southern California. Based in Pasadena, deBrauwere will lead the team responsible for business development in southern California and the desert Southwest with private equity firms and middle-market companies, originating ...


Caltech Professor Emeritus Jack Roberts Finds Online Success at Age 98

On June 8, Roberts turned 98; just a few days later, his textbook, Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, surpassed 500,000 file downloads. He wrote the first edition with his protégé Marjorie C. Caserio in 1964. The second edition, created in 1977, is now available online for free at the Caltech Library, where it has been ...


Ladies Night Out 2016 to Benefit Cancer Support Community

  On Thursday, October 6th, 2016, Cancer Support Community Pasadena presents The 6th Annual Ladies Night Out 2016, an evening of entertainment, laughter, and commemoration. The celebratory benefit was created to honor the courageous women in the community who have been touched by cancer. The event will take place at Pasadena’s newest venue, “The Rose”. ...


Leadership Pasadena Names Kathleen O’Sullivan to the Advisory Board

Leadership Pasadena (LP) is proud to announce Kathleen O’Sullivan has joined the LP Advisory Board. LP Alum Kathleen “Kat” O’Sullivan heads up KSHIFT, a unique consulting firm that helps successful, fast-growing companies create surprisingly effortless and profitable growth. Kat serves as a Trusted Advisor to owners/CEOs and works with them to create a People Strategy ...


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