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Caltech Mourns Passing of Institute’s Theater Arts Founder, Shirley Marneus

Shirley Marneus, who founded Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology (TACIT) and directed stage productions at Caltech for more than 20 years, died on January 13. She was 83. Brian Brophy, director of TACIT since 2008, said, “Shirley’s devotion to theater at Caltech inspired so many of us. Her commitment to making live ...


County 5th District Spokesman Stepping Down

The longtime spokesperson for the Los Angeles County 5th District Tony Bell is stepping down. “This is my last week with Supervisor Barger’s office – after 18 great years,” Bell wrote in an email on Thursday. “Supervisor Barger is an extraordinary leader – with a great team that I’m proud to have served with.” Bell ...


Lawmakers Call for Pardon of Civil Rights Leader

Bayard Rustin was arrested in Pasadena in 1953 State lawmakers are calling for the posthumous pardon of a gay activist and confidante of Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Pasadena in 1953. Police arrested Bayard Rustin after he was discovered having sex with two men in a parked car — just hours after giving a ...


“For the Love of Chocolate” Dinner and Fundraiser

  Final plans are underway for the Woman’s Club’s 9th annual “For the Love of Chocolate.” The festive dinner and fundraising event will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the historic 1913 Clubhouse,1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena. Proceeds from the event benefit the Club’s philanthropic and charitable projects, including ...


58th Sierra Madre Public Library Annual Art Fair

    The 58th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is Free!   Many ...


Jill Fosselman is Named Benefit Chair for the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced that Jill Fosselman has been selected as the Benefit Chair for the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Fosselman joined the organization in 2008 because she was impressed by how hard the volunteers worked to raise money for music and the arts. “Particularly in an era ...


Former Tournament of Roses Executive Director Charged With Violating State Conflict of Interest Laws

A former Executive Director of the Tournament of Roses Association has been charged with alleged violations of California conflict-of-interest laws. Scott McKibben was at the helm of the Tournament of Roses from 2009 to 2011. He had left the Los Angeles Times Media Group as executive vice president and chief revenue officer to work at ...


Major Pasadena Construction Company Appoints New Vice President

Pasadena-based general contracting firm C.W. Driver Companies has appointed Jennifer Vasquez to be its new vice president of business development and corporate communications. Vasquez has been with the 100-year-old firm for 15 years, and was Director of Marketing/Corporate Communications before she was appointed VP. She will work with Karl Kreutziger, president of C.W. Driver, to ...


La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Presents its Annual Gala “Loving Mercy; Restoring Lives”

Anne Sorensen Bierling (MA, MFT) Director of LCPC Parent Education   La Canada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) Parent Education is pleased to announce its annual gala, “Loving Mercy; Restoring Lives.” The gala will be held on Saturday, February 29 (Leap Day) at Oakmont Country Club (3100 Country Club Dr, Glendale) in Glendale. In addition to LCPC ...


Woman Appointed Deputy Chief of Pasadena Police Department For First Time

The Pasadena Police Chief has appointed Commander Cheryl Moody the department’s Deputy Chief. Moody will begin in her new role on Feb. 17th. Moody is the first woman in the police department’s more than 130-year history, to serve as Deputy Chief. “We are very proud of Cheryl Moody as she embarks on her new role,” Chief ...


Washington Elected to Tournament Executive Committee, Will Lead Rose Parade in 2028

The Tournament of Roses announced early Friday Vice President Craig L. Washington will serve as the Association’s President in 2028 and preside over the 139th Rose Parade and 114th Rose Bowl Game. Washington has been a volunteer member since 2000. He was appointed a Tournament Chair in 2014 and a Tournament Director in 2016. He ...


A Night to Remember to Help Transition-age Youth in Los Angeles County

  Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services 11th Annual Celebrating Children Spring Gala fundraiser is returning to the magnificent Vibiana, located in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles, for the second year in a row. In addition to raising funds to help prevent homelessness for transition-age youth in Los Angeles County, guests at the March ...


Caltech Professor of Applied Mathematics, Emeritus, Donald S. Cohen, 1934-2020

Donald S. Cohen, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics, Emeritus, passed away on January 9. He was 85 years old. Cohen was one of the first faculty members recruited for Caltech’s newly formed applied mathematics program in 1965, starting as an assistant professor of mathematics. He was named associate professor of applied mathematics in ...


Ralph Amos Appointed to Lead Caltech’s Alumni Association

Ralph Amos, an alumni relations and outreach professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field, has been named as Caltech’s assistant vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the Caltech Alumni Association (CAA). His official start date will be January 29, 2020. “Caltech’s influence in the world depends markedly and ...


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