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Los Angeles County Arboretum to Honor Gale Kohl

  Join Los Angeles County Arboretum for a tribute to a very special friend and supporter of the Arboretum. Thanks to Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant in Pasadena, the Arboretum’s “Fresh” cooking series is a huge hit. In recognition of her leadership and contributions to the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and other community non-profits, we ...


Caltech’s Elaine Hsiao Selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Elaine Hsiao (PhD ’13) has been honored as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society. Each of this year’s 14 awardees, described by the society as “uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers,” will receive a ...


Carol Scott of the Junior League of Pasadena Is Named President-Elect of The Association of Junior Leagues International

The Association of Junior Leagues International today announced that Carol Scott has been named President-Elect of the 114-year-old women’s volunteer organization, which has more than 150,000 members in 292 independent Junior Leagues in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK. Scott, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Discovery Museum of the ...


Parson’s Chairman and CEO to Deliver Remarks at UCLA’s 2015 Executive MBA Commencement

Parsons announced that its Chairman and CEO, Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington, will speak at the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Anderson School of Management’s 2015 Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) commencement tomorrow. The ceremony, which will be attended by about 70 graduates and their families, will take place in Royce Hall at 2:30 ...


Baradas and Lorenzen Named Managers at Pasadena’s Largest Accounting Firm

Tes Baradas, CPA, and Jennifer Lorenzen, CPA, have been named tax managers at the accounting and consulting firm Lucas Horsfall, it was announced today by Mike Amerio, managing partner. Born in the Philippines, Baradas holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. She is a resident of Glendale. She brings ...


Hillsides Hosts Successful Farm to Table Dinner Benefiting Teens in Foster Care

The H100 Board members in attendance at the H100 Farm to Table Dinner, left to right: Kristin Thorell, Ava Herrera, David Hitchcock, Annie Brose, April Danz, president, and Jennifer Brian. Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered charity benefiting children in the foster care system, raised almost $3,000 for the youth who live at the agency’s teen group homes ...


JPL Mourns Death of Claudia Alexander, Who Helped Lead Galileo, Rosetta Space Projects

JPL is mourning the death of Claudia Alexander, an admired scientist who helped lead both the Galileo mission and the international Rosetta comet mission. Alexander passed away last Saturday after a 10 year battle with breast cancer. She was 56. “The passing of Claudia Alexander reminds us of how fragile we are as humans but ...


PCDA Presents Its Seventh Annual Harvest Moon

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) is hosting its Seventh Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Art Auction on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Mario and Therese Molina in South Pasadena. The theme this year is “Designing for the Future,” representing PCDA’s enduring commitment to providing high-quality services to children and ...


Former Battalion Chief Dale Miller, John Muir and PCC Graduate, is Dead at 78

  Dale Miller, a former Ventura County Fire Department battalion chief who attended John Muir High School School and graduated from Pasadena City College in 1957, died July 20 after a fight with cancer. He was 78. Miller more recently served as president of the Oakhurst, Calif. Community Center Board of Directors and the Oakhurst ...


Dr. Ross Selvidge Appointed to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority

The City of Pasadena appointed Ross S. Selvidge, Ph.D., to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on July 13, 2015. Dr. Selvidge, who was of I y sworn i n on July 22, joins Steve M adi son and Terry Tornek as one of the Authority’s three Pasadena representatives, a position previously held by Jacque Robinson, who ...


James Rothenberg, on Boards of both Caltech and Huntington Hospital, Has Died at 69

James Rothenberg, an admired member of the Board of Trustees at the California Institute of Technology and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, has died of a heart attack. He was 69. The Los Angeles-based mutual fund company, Capital Group Inc., announced that Rothenberg died on Tuesday, July 21st. ...


Huntington Medical Research Institutes Appoints Dr. Orest Boyko Director of Advanced Imaging Research Program

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), a leading biomedical research institute based in Pasadena, has recruited Orest Boyko, MD, PhD to be its new Director of Imaging Research. Dr. Boyko was selected for the position after an extensive, international search following the retirement in June of HMRI’s long-standing leader of the program, Dr. Brian Ross. Dr. ...


Junior League of Pasadena Installs New Board of Directors

On May 26, 2015, the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) held its Annual Meeting to honor member achievements, reveal its new community focus area, and install its new 2015-2016 Board of Directors. This meeting was full of organizational pride and excitement as members and guests reflected on the past year and introduced new members ...


Second Generation Food Critic Peter Dills Fashions His Following in a Web-Driven World

Pasadena’s Peter Dills, second-generation food critic and host of the popular TV and radio show “Dining with Dills,” says he is not at all threatened by the internet and the array of mobile apps that now help diners find great restaurants just by clicking a button. In fact, Dills says he has managed to stay ...