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Kathryn Barger to be Sworn in Today as Los Angeles County Supervisor Representing Pasadena

Kathryn Barger will be sworn in Monday, succeeding Supervisor Michael Antonovich in representing the Los Angeles County’s Fifth District, which includes Pasadena. Antonovich termed out after serving in the Board of Supervisors for 36 years. On November 8, Antonovich lost the California State Senate election for the 25th District to Anthony Portantino. Based in part ...


JPL Scientists Work on Artificial Intelligence for ‘Sea Drones’

A team of researchers at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are experimenting with robotic submersibles and trying to develop artificial intelligence that may help these instruments track signs of life below the waves. The effort is not just for the benefit of understanding Earth’s marine environment; the team hopes this artificial intelligence will someday ...


Foothill Family Benefits from Community Bank Food Drive

Community Bank continued its November food drive tradition with collection boxes at each of the Bank’s 17 locations plus the headquarters in Pasadena. The food was donated to various organizations throughout Southern California with each business center choosing to donate to a local charity. The Pasadena office, located at 505 East Colorado Boulevard, and the ...


Friends In Deed, Which Operates Cold Weather Shelter, Food Pantry, Other Community Services, Welcomes New Executive Director

Effective January 3, 2017, Rabbi Joshua Grater will become the new Friends In Deed Executive Director, following the retirement of Rev. Donna Byrns. The Board of Directors released a statement in which it said it is excited for the future of Friends In Deed under the leadership of Rabbi Grater. “Building on the rich foundation ...


Tournament of Roses Announces New Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Tournament of Roses Executive Vice President and Chair of the Executive Search Committee, Lance Tibbet announced the hire of David Eads as the new Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Currently, Eads is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce ...


Sherri Ginsberg of Hillsides Receives Prestigious National 2016 ‘I Love My Librarian’ Award

Sherri Ginsberg, the librarian for Hillsides, a Los Angeles County foster care charity headquartered in Pasadena, has been named one of the top 10 librarians in the country by the American Library Association. Ginsberg will receive the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award tonight during a reception and ceremony hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New ...


Iconic Stats Debuts Eclectic Christmas Album at Special CD Singing with Artist

On December 10, at 4 p.m., the iconic Stats Home Decorative Center in Old Pasadena at 120 S. Raymond, will debut a Christmas album from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Johnny Schaefer. The popular store, often called “The Disneyland of Christmas stores,” is featuring a music video Johnny shot entirely in the store for his song People ...


Sammy Lee, Pasadenan Who Became First Asian-American to Win Olympic Gold for U.S., Dies at 98

Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver Sammy Lee, who learned to dive at the Brookside Park pool in Pasadena and went on to become the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, died in Newport Beach on Friday, December 2, due to pneumonia. He was 96. The University of Southern California ...


Caltech Faculty Member Receives McKnight Neuroscience Award to Study Memory Formation

“Oh, I just forgot what I was going to say!” “Now what was I getting ready to do?” “Where did I put my keys?” For many of us, these exasperating complaints are all too common. And for others facing even more debilitating memory disorders like Alzheimer’s or dementia, the dilemma is more critical. Ultimately finding ...


Cal State LA Alumnus, Local Resident Mark Steven Greenfield Commissioned for Metro Public Art Project

Cal State LA alumnus and renowned artist Mark Steven Greenfield has been selected to create artwork for LA Metro’s Regional Connector project. Greenfield, a resident of Altadena, is one of seven artists whose works will enrich the project, which will feature three new stations and connect rail lines from Azusa, Long Beach and Santa Monica. ...


The Pasadena Playhouse Brings Panto to School Children for the Holidays

  The Pasadena Playhouse announced Thursday that the opening night celebration of this year’s Panto at the Playhouse A Cinderella Christmas on Thursday, December 8, 2016 will be dedicated as a benefit event with proceeds supporting The Pasadena Playhouse Education Programs and a student matinee performance over the holiday season.   The benefit will be ...


Pacific Oaks College Welcomes Lifelong Educators as New Board Members

Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School (PO) announces the appointment of two new members to the Board of Trustees, Renatta Cooper and Priscilla Burgess Gamb. Cooper and Gamb are longstanding community members of PO and the community is honored to welcome appointees so deeply involved with the institution. “Our Board of Trustees connects Pacific Oaks ...


Spirit of Giving and Pascale Music Strings Group at Woman’s Club

  The spirit of charitable gift giving will highlight the December 7th luncheon meeting of the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The public is invited to attend the heartwarming “Spirit of Giving” program to be held at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue. Guests will also be entertained by young musicians from the Pascale Music Institute ...


Captain Brian Davies, Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, to Discuss the U.S.S. Pasadena at Service Club Luncheon

Captain Brian Davies, Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 will be the speaker at the Pasadena Rotary Club on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 introduced by Captain William Creedon, President of the Pasadena Navy League and the USS Pasadena Foundation on the topic: “Today’s Navy and the USS Pasadena: Its Crew, Its Mission, and an Appreciation for Their ...


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