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Mario Lopez to Host Lucky Baldwin Poker Tournament Fundraiser at L.A. Arboretum

  Los Angeles County Arboretum will host the Lucky Baldwin Poker Tournament on Saturday, June 10, with Mario Lopez of Extra TV to host the benefit for Arboretum’s Historic Structures.   Go “all-in” to help raise funds to preserve the magnificent 1880s architecture built by Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin at the site of the Los ...


Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

Caltech graduate student Preston Cosslett Kemeny has been selected by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation to receive a 2017 Hertz Fellowship. Twelve students were selected to receive the award from a pool of more than 700 applicants, and will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies. Kemeny is a first-year ...


Five Acres to Hold “A Red Carpet Affair” at The Molina Estate in South Pasadena

  Amazing plans are underway for the Five Acres’ 2017 gala which is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the lush and spacious Molina Estate in South Pasadena. The party will begin with cocktails and a silent auction on the front lawn. Guests will enjoy celebrity status as they walk the red carpet with ...


Pasadena’s Assemblyman Chris Holden Joins California Black Leaders to Decry President Trump’s Budget Proposal

Pasadena-area State Assemblyman Chris Holden joined other state, labor and community leaders Wednesday in a press conference by the California Legislative Black Caucus to support a resolution against President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposals. Resolution HR 28, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gipson, takes aim at Trump’s budget proposals related to healthcare, immigration, worker protection and ...


Pasadena Arts Council Will Present Inaugural Art Auction to Benefit Local Artists, Projects

Pasadena Arts Council has announced it will present an inaugural art auction  previewing on Tuesday, April 25 which will offer over fifty works by artists including Joshua Aster, Kristin Calabrese, Fallen Fruit, Shana Lutker, Sandeep Mukherjee, Steve Roden, Analia Saban, Alex Schweder, Kim Stringfellow, Liat Yossifor, and Marina Zurkow. All proceeds will support the Council’s mission ...


A Humanist Among the Scientists: A Conversation with Caltech’s Maura Dykstra

When you walk into Maura Dykstra’s new office at Caltech, one of the first things you notice is a table covered in scrolls, brushes, and calligraphic Chinese characters. For Dykstra, a new assistant professor of history, calligraphy is not just a hobby—it is practice to help her read and analyze historical documents. Dykstra is a ...


Caltech’s Artist-in-Residence Reverse Engineers Poetry

This spring, Israeli programmer, poet, and new media artist Eran Hadas will be teaching at Caltech as an artist-in-residence through the Israel Institute. Hadas, who is based in Tel Aviv, combines poetry and computer science, creating software that writes poetry and text with input from the Internet. His Wikipedia entry describes him as “an Israeli ...


Senator Anthony J. Portantino Recognizes 10 Women of the Year from SD 25

On Sunday, March 26, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) had the privilege of honoring ten exemplary women from Senate District 25 in the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall. The California State Legislature first recognized March as Women’s History Month in 1987 and has continued the tradition. Each year members of the ...


“St. Mo’Town,” St. Monica Academy’s Auction and Gala, Coming Up on April 29

  LET’S GO, ST. MO’! St. Monica Academy’s popular high school cheer was the inspiration for the St. Mo’Town Auction & Gala. On April 29, SMA friends, parents, and benefactors will be “Dancing in the Streets” at the Pasadena Hilton to raise funds to support the school’s classical, Catholic education.   Guests will “Shop! In ...


Drumming Teacher, Coach and Security Guard, This Teacher Does It All

Marvin Hatchett isn’t just security officer at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Pasadena. For the last 35 years, Hatchett has also been music teacher, basketball coach, and has been serving as the school’s one-man performing arts department, all these on a strictly voluntary basis. Hatchett receives nothing in return, and when he’s able to secure ...


Fashion Designer Trina Turk to Speak at Junior League of Pasadena Charity Event

  The Junior League of Pasadena Inc., (JLP) will hold its annual Simply Speaking silent auction and dinner on on April 29, 2017. Proceeds from the event will support the Junior League of Pasadena’s community outreach initiatives and charitable efforts in Pasadena and the surrounding communities.   This year’s event features a keynote speech by ...


T&M Associates Expands National Presence with Opening of Pasadena Office

T&M Associates, a leading national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, announced the opening of a new full-service office in Pasadena. The new office enables the company to more effectively respond to the needs of its current clients’ operations in California and throughout the Southwest and meet the rising demand for infrastructure improvement and ...


Hathaway-Sycamores to Hold First Annual BBQ & Bocce Event

  Hathaway-Sycamores will hold its 1st Annual BBQ, Blues & Bocce event at their El Nido residential campus (2933 N. El Nido Drive, Altadena) on Friday, June 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Learn more about its residential program and Transitional and Emergency Shelter programs. The Transitional Shelter Care (72 hour care) and Emergency ...


Pasadenan John Van de Kamp, Former California Attorney General, L.A. County District Attorney, is Dead at 81

Life-long Pasadenan John Van de Kamp, former California Attorney General and Los Angeles County District Attorney, died in his San Rafael Avenue home on Tuesday afternoon. He was 81. Van de Kamp was a respected political figure throughout California for decades. He remained active in social causes and governmental affairs prior to his death. Former ...


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