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Pasadena Symphony Names Lora Unger New CEO

The Pasadena Symphony Association (PSA), which operates the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, has named Lora Unger its new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1. Unger, who has been the organization’s General Manager and most recently Chief Operating Officer since 2009, succeeds Paul Jan Zdunek, who has accepted the position of Chief Capital Development Officer with ...


Convalescent Aid Society to Celebrate 90th Year at Garden Party

Enjoy artisan-crafted bites and cocktails from local restaurants, as well as live music during the garden party celebration of Convalescent Aid Society’s 90th Anniversary at La Casita Del Arroyo on Sunday, October 26, 3:00-6:00 p.m. The nonprofit has expanded from serving the residents of Pasadena when it first opened in 1923, to helping those in ...


Tonight: Meet Your Favorite Artists at Side Street’s Masquerade Ball

A local artist-run organization will hold their Masquerade Fundraising Ball at the Shed on Saturday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. The Side Street Projects holds a yearly “Phantom” Ball and decided this year to have a real masquerade filled with masks, food and live music. Guests will enjoy time with their favorite artists, and explore the ...


Gale’s Italian Restaurant Hosts “Gales Night 4 Hope”

Gale’s Fine Italian Dining Restaurant in Pasadena, together with Terri and Jerry Kohl of Brighton®, will host a fundraiser for breast cancer research at City of Hope in Duarte, California. A leading cancer research and treatment center, City of Hope helps women navigate breast cancer from diagnosis into survivorship with innovative research and treatments. Gale ...


Pasadena Community Access Corp. Executive Director Keri Stokstad Honored by Business Life Magazine

Ms. Keri Stokstad, Executive Director for the Pasadena Community Access Corp. (Pasadena Media), www.pasadenamedia.tv, recently was named as one of the San Gabriel Valley’s top Women Achievers for 2014 by Business Life magazine. Ms. Stokstad was among six Pasadena women included among 27 women selected for the prestigious award featured as part of the magazine’s ...


Mobility Works Rocks On with Oktoberfest

Mobility Works Pasadena hosted their annual Oktoberfest celebration and they packed the house. Throngs of people came by to enjoy performances by the Rough Riders Powerchair Soccer Team and Walk & Roll Foundation’s Dance Team. People were able to walk around and enjoy product demos from over 30 vendors that were showing their wares, as ...


Pasadena Human Relations Commission Presents “Peace Through Music” Concert

The Pasadena Human Relations Commission will present it’s 16th annual Peace Through Music concert a dedication to “Stand Up to Bullying”, on Saturday November 8, 2014 at First Church of Nazarene, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena at 7:30 p.m. Honorable Mayor Bill Bogaard, City of Pasadena and all other Mayors in US have declared ...


Matt D. Ober Appointed to Executive Committee of California Legislative Action Committee

Senior Partner Matt D. Ober of Richardson Harman Ober PC, a Pasadena-based real estate, business and community association law firm, was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee as Secretary of the Community Associations Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) for 2014-2015. CLAC is the largest advocacy group in the country dedicated to monitoring legislation, ...


Western Justice Center to Confer 2014 Justice Awards

The Western Justice Center is set to recognize this year’s Champion, Defender and Advocate of Justice during the 2014 Justice Awards at the California Club in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 25, 6:00 p.m. Civil rights attorney Thomas A. Saenz will receive the Champion of Justice award for being a “tireless advocate of peace for ...


Details, Details, Details

Like the buttons on a fine shirt, or the stitching around a silk collar, Pasadena Coldwell Banker Realtor Darrell Done understands the importance of detail. Done worked for many years in the fashion business in a number of capacities—in design and product development for men’s apparel and another 11 years for the late Bullock’s Department ...


Parsons Announces Vautrinot as New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation is pleased to announce that it has named Suzanne M. “Zan” Vautrinot as a new Director. Before retiring in October 2013, Ms. Vautrinot was a Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and space technology. ...


The Pasadena Playhouse Presents Lavender Night Out

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) presents Lavender Night Out a benefit in support of art, inclusion and equality featuring a Premiere Week performance of Diana Son’s GLADD Media Award winning play STOP KISS on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse, ...


Friends In Deed: The Next 100 Years

Pasadena of yore will come alive as Friends In Deed celebrates 120 years of bringing help and hope to those most in need with a Walk Through History led by KNBC Weatherman Fritz Coleman Nov. 5 at historic Castle Green. Through song and fashion, special friends of Friends In Deed and the wider community will ...


Congresswoman Judy Chu & Assemblymember Chris Holden Attend Pasadena Village Garden Party

Over 100 members and friends of the Pasadena Village gathered at the home of Drs. Neil & Sonia Singla on October 5, 2014 for a Garden Party recognizing supporters and celebrating the organization’s growth. Student volunteers from the Peace & Justice Academy assisted guests from their cars to the entrance, where they were welcomed by ...