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Leadership Pasadena Elects New Board Member Felicia Friesema

Leadership Pasadena is growing! The leadership growth and community involvement organization voted unanimously to elect Felicia Friesema to the Board of Directors as VP of Marketing and Communications. Friesema is the 12th board member to join the organization, which is chaired by Alma Apodaca. “We are very excited to have Felicia join the LP Board ...


Woman’s Club of South Pasadena to Hold “For the Love of Chocolate” Dinner and Fundraiser

  “For the Love of Chocolate,” a festive dinner and delicious fundraising event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3rd at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Avenue. All proceeds from “For the Love of Chocolate“ will benefit the Club’s philanthropic and charitable projects.   Guests will begin ...


Vroman’s is Sponsoring an LA Appearance by Dr. Deepak Chopra in February

Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena is sponsoring a presentation and book signing by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Deepak Chopra, of his latest work, “The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life,” at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, located at 4401 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles, on ...


Pasadena Author Greg Critser Reported Dead at 63

Pasadena-based medicine, science, food and health writer Greg Critser died Saturday night, a family spokesperson told City News Service on Sunday. Critser was 63. Critser was published in international periodicals ranging from the New York Times to the Times of London and from Harper’s to the New Yorker, and also wrote locally for the Los ...


Altadena Chamber’s Citizen and Business of the Year Reflect an Artistic Community

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce announces its 2017 Citizen and Business Of The Year. Both honorees reflect Altadena’s reputation as a home for creative people. Citizen of the Year is Ben McGinty, who has spent two decades promoting the artistic community in Altadena and beyond. Business of the Year is Hugo Arteaga Graphic Design, a ...


Christopher Ballew Violent Arrest Controversy Draws Hundreds to Council Meeting

Sonya Ballew, mother of Christopher Ballew-injured in a November 9 struggle with Pasadena Police officers following a routine traffic stop-stood before nearly two hundred Pasadena residents who packed City Council chambers, outer hallways and a basement conference room Monday evening to protest the officers’ actions during the controversial incident. “My daughter is afraid of the ...


Dr. John Link to Speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena

Dr. John Link, one of the world’s leading breast cancer specialists and author of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, now in its 5th edition, will speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena (“CSCP”) on January 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Admission is free, and the first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Link’s ...


Correnda Perkins Named Hillsides Division Chief of Transition-Aged Services

Hillsides, a Southern California mental health and foster care charity, has appointed Correnda Perkins, a licensed clinical social worker, as its division chief of Transition-Aged Services. In this position, Perkins supervises the Youth Moving On (YMO) program, which offers a continuum of support services for transition-aged youth 16 – 25 that includes a Peer Resource ...


Recap: Who Won What at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena

  Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover receive dthe President’s Award at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night at the Pasadena Convention Center. Glover, the NAACP said, is “a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs.”   The NAACP President’s Award is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and ...


La Canada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Presents “Keep Calm and Bowl On…”

La Canada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Board. Photo Caption – Front Row L to R: Charlotte Miller, Betsy Farhat, Meg Wade, Maggie Mason, and Darby Pearson. Back Row L to R: Lynne Graves, Ashley Barrett, Angela Shepherd-Isagholian, Katie Enney, Anne Bierling, Carol Van Citters, Hillary Clayburgh, and Ashley Smith. Credit: Maggie Mason).   LCPC Parent ...


Football: Steve Bogan Resigns at Maranatha After 4 Years; Four-Time CIF Champ Made Lasting Impact, Has More to Give

For those of us in the San Gabriel Valley, when the name ‘Steve Bogan’ is spoken, you typically think about the four CIF-SS championships he won over a 20-year span at South Hills. And while he might have only been at Maranatha for the last four years, his impact on hundreds of young men at ...


Panel Discussion – Home, Heartbreak, and Hope – Reflections on the Japanese American Experience in Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley

Sierra Madre Playhouse will host a Panel Discussion “Home, Heartbreak, and Hope – Reflections on the Japanese American Experience in Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley,” on January 21, 1:00 p.m. This event is presented in connection with the run of the play “Nothing is the Same” by Y York directed by Tim Dang ...


Pasadena Journal Publishers Deemed Assemblyman Chris Holden’s 2018 Unsung Heroes in the 41st District

Ruthie and Joe Hopkins, the publishers of Pasadena’s independent African American newspaper, the Pasadena Journal, will be honored next week as Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Unsung Heroes in the 41st District. The couple has been invited to attend the annual Martin Luther King Breakfast in Sacramento on Thursday, January 11, and they are also to appear ...


Guest Opinion | Mayor Terry Tornek: New Year’s Plea to Our Legislators in Sacramento

As we begin a new year and the Legislature reconvenes, one mid-sized City Mayor respectfully makes a special request of you; please pass less legislation. While there are lots of wrongs to right and governance improvements to make in the Golden State, it is reported that you crank out 900-1,200 new bills per year. By ...


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