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Julie Giulioni and Elisabeth Eilers Selected for Golden Apple Award

On February 20, 2019, former Board of Education members Julie Giulioni and Elisabeth Eilers were honored by South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) administrators with the Golden Apple Award, sponsored by the Northwest San Gabriel Valley Administrators Association. Elisabeth Eilers was on the school board for 14 years and ran for the position after she ...


Tamerlin Godley Announces Formation of Pasadena City Council Campaign for 2020 Elections

West Pasadena resident Tamerlin Godley has officially filed a Statement of Organization with the California Secretary of State to begin her campaign for Pasadena City Council District 6 (West Pasadena). She is a past President of the Armory Center for the Arts and a leader within the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Tamerlin is a partner with ...


Institute for Educational Advancement Celebrated Milestone at 20th Anniversary Celebration

The nonprofit Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) hosted its Celebrating Heart & Fostering Hope: 20th Anniversary Celebration fundraiser event at the Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The organization commemorated this milestone by celebrating its work serving gifted children and raising support for its mission to ensure that each gifted child’s ...


Pasadena-Born ‘Disney Legend’ Dave Smith, Chief Preserver of Disney Company’s History, Artifacts, Dead at 78

Pasadena-born Dave Rollin Smith, who founded the Walt Disney Archives and was the Disney Company’s chief archivist for over 40 years, passed away last Friday in Burbank. He was 78. In a remembrance published Friday, the Walt Disney Company said Smith, who was born on October 13, 1940 in Pasadena, dedicated his four-decade career at ...


Nobel Prize-Winning Frances Arnold Now Earns 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science

“We rely on the modern chemical industry to bring us everything from prescription drugs to paper, but making these products often involves toxic chemicals and costly, energy-hungry processes.” While enzymes—biological catalysts made of protein—have long been proposed as a potential green solution for chemical manufacturing, engineering useful enzymes has proved immensely difficult. In the early ...


Winter Comes for Local Architectural Historian, Writer “Bungalow Bob”

[Updated] Pasadena native Robert Winter, who told a Southern California story deciphered through its buildings, died Feb. 9. He was 94. In a statement released Feb. 12, Pasadena Heritage said it mourned Winter’s loss, calling him a “guiding light and preservation hero. He will be incomparably missed.” Winter was an architectural historian best known for ...


Caltech Professor Receives Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award from Swiss Innovative Research Body

Antonio Rangel, Caltech’s Bing Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology, and Economics, is one of three recipients of the 2019 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Awards. The awards are presented to “exceptional scientists and scholars, who through their innovative, groundbreaking research, have made a significant contribution to their respective field,” according to a release issued by ...


La Salle Hosts 2019 Gifts from the Heart Fundraiser; LA Rams Legend Eric Dickerson Featured

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, more than 40 guests gathered at the home of Hope and Dino Clarizio ’75 for the 2019 Gifts from the Heart San Miguel Social. The event was a part of La Salle’s annual Crystal Ball gala Gift Gathering Parties, and specifically supported the San Miguel Scholarship fund, which provides selected ...


Pasadena Funny Girl Chosen for Disney ABC Television Writing Program

Pasadena native Marina Quintero has been selected for the 2019 Disney ABC Television Writing Program. A stand-up comic by trade Quintero will be one of five scribes in the program crafting comedy. Created in 1990, in partnership with the Writers Guild of America West (WGAw), the Disney ABC Writing Program is based in Los Angeles ...


Teagan Wall (PhD ’15) Turns Her Hand to Directing

Teagan Wall (PhD ’15), who has worked as a writer for TV series including Bill Nye Saves the World and Young Sheldon, recently returned to campus in a new role as stage director. Wall is joining Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) to stage the Broadway musical Avenue Q, which opens February 22. As with the original 2003 Broadway play, the Caltech production uses ...


Las Encinas CEO Tapped for Florida Hospital Top Post

Thomas Mahle, Chief Executive Officer at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in East Pasadena, has been named CEO at Palm Point Behavioral Health Hospital in Brevard County, Florida, according to a media report. Las Encinas Hospital is a long-established, large behavioral hospital serving those with mental health and substance abuse disorders. It is located at 2900 ...


Caltech’s “Einstein of Oceanography,” Walter Munk Dead at 101

Caltech alumnus Walter Munk, often called the “Einstein of oceanography,” passed away on February 8. He was 101 years old. Munk’s early research on quantitative prediction of surf conditions was instrumental in ensuring the success of Allied amphibious landings during World War II. As a professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at ...


Pasadena Community Leaders Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus in Sacramento as the 41st Assembly District’s “2019 Unsung Heroes” for their contributions to the advancement of equal rights for all individuals. “Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs’ contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years ...


The Huntington Library Goes Hollywood with Rodarte Runway

This past Tuesday, Hollywood and fashion’s finest arrived at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens to witness Rodarte debut their fall-winter collection. High-profile guests populated the Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court, a 36-foot-high glass dome on the Huntington grounds. The event was moved indoors due to inclement weather, but sun came out shortly before ...


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