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Cuban Player Defects to the United States After Rose Bowl Gold Cup Match

Midfielder and team captain Yasmani Lopez defected from the Cuban national team Saturday night after his team lost, 7-0, against Mexico at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, coach Raul Mederos confirmed Tuesday. Lopez, who wears jersey No. 4 on the team, joined a list of Cuban athletes who have defected in recent years, taking advantage ...


The Association of Black Employees at PCC Awards Five Scholarships at 41st Annual Scholarship Celebration

The Association of Black Employees (T.A.B.E.) awarded five scholarships as Pasadena City College recently held its 41st Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration to honor some of the best and the brightest. T.A.B.E. awarded five scholarships to Yaeb Guracha, Randall Jones, Esther Moore, Justen Campbell and Michael Harris. The celebration was chaired by Victoria Williams and Audrey ...


Pasadena Playhouse Fundraiser Opened Backstage Door to Donors

[Updated] Pasadena Playhouse held an on-site fundraiser June 10 for which spokeswoman Nancy Baxter has no specific figures to share, although her pleasure at the night’s proceedings is palpable. “It was a success from our perspective,” said Baxter, whose title is director of development. “We had over 100 people come out. We were at full ...


Art Star Gravitates into All Saints Church’s Orbit

Makoto Fijumoro will address the All Saints Church’s Rector’s Forum June 16 on the intersection of art, theology and the harsh reality of our lives as well as share his thoughts about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Fujimura is both an art advocate and art star in his own right. His “slow art” technique ...


Come Celebrate 10 Tasty Years One Last Time at The 10th Annual LA Food Fest!

Angelenos, it’s time to dust off your stretchy pants one last time and be part of the 10th Annual LA Food Fest that will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the grassy infield of Santa Anita Park! The LA Food Fest was born as the LA Street ...


Hundreds Remember Philanthropist Jaylene Moseley

[Updated] As the Celebration of Life ceremony for the Flintridge Center’s Jaylene Moseley wound to a close Saturday afternoon, officiate Daniel Torres, who is the Center’s interim director, stood at the podium in the Rose Bowl’s west locker room gazing around the packed room. He realized that there would simply not be enough time to ...


ANCA Pasadena Chapter Hosts an Evening Reception with Pasadena Police Chief John E. Perez

  Over 100 local Armenian-American community activists, leaders, guests, friends, supporters, elected officials from the Pasadena area and Top Brass from the Pasadena Police Department gathered on the evening of Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at the Hovhannes and Hripsime Jivalagian Youth Center in Pasadena, for a unique opportunity to meet and welcome the City’s newly ...


Pasadena Delta Foundation and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presented “A White Linen Affair” Scholarship Luncheon

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the Pasadena Delta Foundation (PDF) and the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter (PAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. along with a host of guests, family members, supporters and dignitaries enjoyed a lovely afternoon of good food, great music and big fun in a ballroom beautifully decorated by Scarlet Flowers Designs and ...


Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Appointed Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations

Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., senior vice president for advancement and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation, has been appointed Caltech’s vice president for advancement and alumni relations. He will formally assume the position on July 15, 2019. In his new role, Bailey will serve on the president’s leadership team for the Institute and as ...


Five Acres Celebrates Foster Care Superheroes at its 2019 Desert Oasis Gala

On the heels of National Foster Care month, Five Acres hosted its 2019 Annual Gala “Desert Oasis” on June 1, 2019 to celebrate the “superheroes” it serves: children in need of permanent, loving families. Drawing hundreds of guests, the Palm Springs-themed event was held in Pasadena, California at the home of Jennifer and Shawn McCreight ...


Pasadena Author Embarks on National Tour for Her New Book

Mary Lea Carroll writes about women who broke the glass ceiling centuries ago in her new book  Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints.The Pasadena author is embarking on a national book tour. The book is a memoir about adventures she’s had in chasing some of the most remarkable women of all time. ...


Caltech’s Kimberly See Wins Beckman Young Investigator Award

Kimberly See, Caltech assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 10 people in the country receiving a Beckman Young Investigator Award this year. The awards support research by chemistry and life sciences faculty members who are still early in their careers. “We’re very excited to welcome these exceptional scientists to the Beckman family, and look ...


Black-ish, Grown-ish Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi Delivers Commencement Speech at Westridge School

Nineteen-year-old actress, model and activist Yara Shahidi was the commencement speaker at the Westridge School, a Pasadena all-girls school, last Friday, June 7. Before the 75 members of the graduating class, parents, advisers and teaching staff, Shahidi stressed the importance of building a more inclusive global community, and congratulated the Westridge School community for lending ...


Pasadena Educational Foundation Welcomes New Board of Directors Members

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is proud to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors Lorena Yépez Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Robyn Mizes, and Linda Morales. PEF is led by a diverse group of volunteer board members who are deeply rooted in our community, committed to the mission of the organization, ...


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