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Tournament of Roses Announces 2015 Float Judges

The Tournament of Roses has selected Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to be float judges for the 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards in a variety of floral and design categories that emphasize fantastic floral presentations (especially in the use of roses), creativity, imagination, beauty, use of ...


Hillsides’ Heartwarming Holiday Party to Benefit Local Families in Need

Local nonprofit Hillsides will host a benefit Holiday Celebration at Parkway Grill on Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. The party will include dinner, cocktails and musical performance by the renowned Citrus Singers from Citrus College in Glendora. “This time-honored event is a wonderful  opportunity for our donor community to gather together to kick off the ...


Panel Discussion Set Coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of John Muir’s Death

In honor of the 100th death anniversary of “patron saint of the American wilderness” and Sierra Club founder John Muir, Vroman’s Bookstore will hold a forum on his life and work on Monday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. Four authors will lead the panel discussion entitled “Remembering and Understanding John Muir.” Among the panelists are historian ...


Parson’s Chairman CEO Honored by New York Building Congress with 2015 Industry Recognition Award

Parsons is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington, was honored yesterday by the New York Building Congress (NYBC) with a 2015 Industry Recognition Award. Founded in 1921, the NYBC is a broad-based membership organization committed to advocating on behalf of the construction, design, and real estate communities in New ...


Pasadena Museum of History Honors Local Historian Sid Gally as Trustee Emeritus

Pasadena Museum of History will honor local historian and popular newspaper columnist Sid Gally at a luncheon and program at The University Club of Pasadena on Tuesday, December 2, at 12:00 Noon. In gratitude for his unfailing contributions to the promotion of the Museum’s collections, former Trustee Sid Gally will be installed as a Trustee ...


Boston Marathon Tragedy Survivor Honored by Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services

More than $170,000 was raised at the 2014 Mentor Awards Gala to benefit the treatment and education programs for at-risk youth served by Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services. Held Oct. 23 at a private club in downtown Los Angeles, the evening honored three of Optimist’s major supporters – survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing ...


Local Environmentalist Featured on Bookmarks

Sierra Madre resident and local environmentalist, Caroline Brown, is featured on new READ posters and bookmarks by the Sierra Madre Public Library. “I love to read. I have several books going at once by my bed as well as on my iPad,” said Brown. The book she chose to feature on the READ bookmarks is, ...


Former Pasadena Area Resident Leondra Kruger Appointed by Gov. Brown to CA Supreme Court

Leondra R. Kruger has been selected by Governor Brown for a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. The Governor’s nomination will be submitted to the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation and must be confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. Ms. Kruger is a member of the Washington, D.C. and California Bar Associations ...


The Mistake Room’s Assistant Curator Grecia Santiesteban Will Discuss Her Path There From PCC

Grecia Santiesteban, assistant curator and exhibition manager for the new art institution The Mistake Room, will be the featured speaker at Pasadena City College’s (PCC) Artists’ Talks forum at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 4, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Santiesteban will discuss her art practice, her path from PCC to UCLA, and her ...


AIDS Service Center to Hold First-Ever “Turkey Bowl” Benefit (No Footballs Allowed)

The AIDS Service Center will hold its first “Turkey Bowl” bowling games at All Star Lanes on Sunday, November 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their friends and families to the games. Four people will play per lane. There will also be a silent auction, prizes, fun, no-host bar and other activities. The ...


Pasadena Resident NanLan Ye Joins CASA of Los Angeles Board

CASA/LA has elected NanLan Ye to its Board of Directors. As an investment professional, Ms. Ye brings her over 10 years experience in institutional assets management to CASA/LA and a unique perspective to the Board as a Chinese-American who is bilingual in both Mandarin and English. Ms. Ye developed her expertise in investment and asset ...


Five Acres Launches 2014 Permanency Campaign and Partners with Corporate Sponsors

Five Acres hosted a launch event Thursday November 6 at the Armory Center for the Arts to announce its 20,000 By 2020 Campaign and unveil the artistic representation of more than 20,000 children currently in foster care, in Los Angeles; a sculpture named Boy 5A. Boy 5A was revealed by actor and longtime Five Acres ...


2014 Halloween Happenings A Great Success

On Friday, October 31st the streets of Downtown Sierra Madre were filled with fabulously costumed creatures for the City of Sierra Madre’s Annual Halloween Happenings. The cool air set the stage for an array of festivities that began with trick-or-treating at the Downtown businesses, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. Following the trick-or-treating ...


Pasadena Resident to Step Down as LA Master Chorale Pres/CEO at Season End

Highly regarded and beloved arts luminary Terry Knowles (Pasadena), longtime President & CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) who has led the organization since 2000 through the most phenomenal growth period in its 50-year history, has announced that she will step down from her current post at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. ...