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Hoyt Hilsman Announces Re-Election Campaign for Pasadena City College Board of Trustees

Pasadena author, educator and current Vice-President of the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees Hoyt Hilsman announced Tuesday that he is running for re-election. Hilsman, who is a 25-year resident of Pasadena and a former instructor at PCC and UCLA, has been a trustee of the college since 2015. “Since I joined the Board, we ...


Two New Board Members Welcomed at Pasadena Boys & Girls Club

As the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena reaches its 82nd year serving the children and youth of the Pasadena area, two new members have been added to its Board of Directors: Candace McMullin and Morgan Chong Kim. Both new members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board. Candace McMullin serves as ...


Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator Announces Election of PCC Superintendent/President to Its Board

Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator (PBC), a high tech incubator for early stage start-ups and a regional workforce development magnet for scientists seeking wet lab competency, announced the election of Erika A. Endrijonas, Ph.D., the current Superintendent/President of Pasadena City College to its Board of Directors. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Endrijonas on our ...


Altadena Resident Jill Adler-Moore Receives LA BioStar Award

LA BioStar Award recipient Jill Adler-Moore addresses the audience. (Credit: Robert Huskey/Cal State LA) Jill Adler-Moore, a renowned microbiologist and professor emerita at Cal Poly Pomona, was honored for her research, leadership and years of mentorship during a Cal State LA BioSpace event celebrating emerging entrepreneurs. The LA BioStar Award was presented to Adler-Moore at ...


The Altadena Library Foundation Announces Third Annual Taste of ‘Dena Event

  The Altadena Library Foundation hosts its third annual Taste of ‘Dena event in support of the Altadena Library District on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “The Magical World of Books”. This popular, lively evening event features wine and beer tastings, an assortment of small ...


Friends In Deed’s Announces Details of the 2019 Jazz on the Green

  In celebration of Friends In Deed’s 125th anniversary, organizers are promising that this year’s Jazz on the Green is going to be more splendid than ever. Once again, the fundraising event will be held at Castle Green, one of the best-loved historic buildings in Pasadena. On September 25, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., ...


Pioneering Businesswoman Margaret Sedenquist Embraces ‘Disrupter’ Status, And Will Talk About That Today

Margaret Sedenquist grew up in Douglas, Wyoming and moved Westward in true pioneer spirit. That spirit propelled her to become one of the first powerful businesswomen in corporate California. Sedenquist says she likes disrupting the status quo and she will speak about that at an open-to-the-public Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, Aug. 7 in a talk ...


Frank Hurtarte is New Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Newly relocated Pasadena resident Frank Hurtarte has joined Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s leadership team as senior vice president of Human Resources for Pasadena-based Kaiser Permanente Southern California. In his new role, Hurtarte, who will be based at the Pasadena corporate office, is responsible for delivering Human Resources strategy designed to deliver value focused on organizational ...


Float Judges for 2020 Rose Parade Are Named

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Phil Hettema and Lilit Khatchaturian as judges for the 2020 Float Awards sponsored by FTD. Each year, three judges select winners based on various criteria ranging from creative design and thematic interpretation to floral craftsmanship and artistic merit, to computerized animation and thematic interpretation. The ...


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School Presents its Annual Auction Gala

  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School presents its Annual Auction Gala on Saturday, October 5, 5:00 p.m. at The Arboretum. Each year the event features a “themed” evening with delicious cuisine, entertainment and many great silent and live auction items to bid on. These contributions are immeasurable in how they support and enhance ...


Pasadena Progressive’s Discussion Group Zeroes in on Plan Requiring Developers to Include More Affordable Housing in Projects

Pasadena’s Progressive Discussion Group will discuss the need for more affordable housing in Pasadena on Friday, August 16, 9 to 10 a.m. at Du-par’s Restaurant Back Sun Room, located at 214 S. Lake Avenue. Apart from discussing the problem, the panel will talk about a proposed solution: to require developers to include more affordable housing ...


Pasadena Community Foundation’s Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship Awards $10,000 to USC Graduate Student

Crystal Guerrero, a Los Angeles resident pursuing a Master of Science in Finance at the Gordon S. Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, was recently awarded the $10,000 Bonnie Baha Memorial Scholarship, which will be applied to her tuition at USC. Bonnie Baha was a Pasadena-area native who achieved great success ...


Respected Deputy Fire Chief Jon Trautwein Leaves Pasadena, Accepts Position to Lead Sedona, Arizona Fire District

Jon Trautwein, who has been a leader in his many roles at the Pasadena Fire Department over two and a half decades, has retired from the Department and accepted a position as Fire Chief of the Sedona Fire District in Arizona. “I have been blessed to take leadership roles at the Pasadena Fire Department,” said ...


City’s Top Doc Says Healthy Kids Make Better Students

Before back-to-schoolers can be expected to perform well, their state of health, mental and physical, must be secured and Ying-Ying Goh, Director of Public Health and Health Officer for the City of Pasadena, has a few helpful tips. As with most things that involve the developing young, the best type of care is consistent, familiar, ...


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