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Scholars to Gather in Pasadena for International Symposium “Does God Play Dice?”

Scholars from various disciplines will gather in Pasadena for an international symposium entitled “Does God Play Dice? Randomness and Divine Providence” from Thursday, July 31, to Sunday, August 3. The symposium at the Hilton Pasadena on Thursday will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Keynote ...


Cheer on the Boys in Blue, Make a Difference in the Lives of Struggling Youngsters

Storied Dodger Stadium will again be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual fundraiser – the Celebrating Children Awards Reception. Those attending the Sept. 16 event will not only be raising money to help fund the crucial mental-health and other support services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores to more than 8,500 children, youth, young adults ...


Junior League of Pasadena Installs New Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Year

On May 27, 2014, the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) held its Annual Meeting which was a night of celebration that honored members’ achievements, revealed new initiatives and installed its new Board of Directors. The meeting was full of excitement and member pride as the current year was reflected on and 24 new members ...


Holden’s Huskies, Gatto’s Gatos, Chau’s Chows a Howling Success

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA saw 132 people in its adoption offices for the first ever Pet Adoption Day in partnership with Assemblymen Chris Holden, Mike Gatto and Ed Chau. Twenty-nine cats, 14 dogs, one parakeet, one lovebird and one chicken found new homes at the free adoption event held at the shelter on ...


Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announces Senior Associate Attorney Patrick Baghdaserian’s Certification as Family Law Specialist

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, Pasadena’s premier family law firm, announced today that Senior Associate Attorney Patrick Baghdaserians has received his certification as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. Attorneys can apply for specialist certification after they have been in practice for at least five ...


Pasadena Resident David Hodge to Compete in International Radiosport Competition

Pasadena resident and top amateur radio operator David Hodge (amateur radio callsign N6AN) has been selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC2014). This quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States since 1996, will be held across 16 New England communities from July 9 through 14. Known as the ...


Today: Americafest 2014: Pasadena’s Celebration of Country’s 238th Birthday

Pasadenans will celebrate the Fourth of July or the country’s 238th independence day anniversary with Americafest 2014, an 88-year-old tradition featuring music, live entertainment, exhibits, inflatable rides, fireworks display and many more. The event will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium beginning at 2:00 p.m. The popular Family Fun Zone outside the stadium will ...


Assemblymember Chris Holden to Hold Annual Resource Fair

Assemblymember Chris Holden will host his annual Community Resource Fair and Block Party on Jackson Street on Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The event aims to distribute information about state and local programs and services available to residents of the 41st Assembly District. Activities include live music, rides for the children and resource tables ...


40th Annual AbilityFirst Fall Gourmet Festival Presented by Union Bank

On Sunday, October 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., AbilityFirst will hold its “40th Annual AbilityFirst Gourmet Festival of Fall, presented by Union Bank,” a delicious gourmet tasting event held at the home of Mary and Bill Urquhart of South Pasadena. Hosting the event for the 2nd year will be Chuck Henry, co-anchor of ...


Parsons Announces Johns as New Board Member

The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation is pleased to announce that it has named Jeanne Johns as a new Director. Ms. Johns is an international refining, petrochemicals, and oil and gas executive with BP and currently serves as the Head of Safety and Operational Risk for the company’s refining and marketing businesses. In addition, ...


Women’s City Club of Pasadena – Gloria Gartz Awards, Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena has named their 2014 Gloria Gartz awardee – Ellen Snortland. This annual award honors a woman who has positively affected the lives of other women over the span of her life and career. The Gloria Gartz Awards is named after the visionary woman who founded the WCC in 1945, ...


The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announces Alexandra Smyser to Head Firm’s Estate Planning Department

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer (LODPS), Pasadena’s premier family law firm today announced the addition of Attorney Alexandra Smyser to head the firm’s estate planning department. Smyser specializes in all areas of estate planning, including trust administration, comprehensive experience in probate matters, conservatorships, wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, and health care ...


The Huntington Celebrates its Renaissance at The Huntington Ball

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will host Celebrating The Huntington Renaissance: 26 years of transformation and achievement under the leadership of Robert A. Skotheim and Steven S. Koblik. This year’s black tie gala will be held under the starlight and set against the dramatic backdrop of the ...


Andrea Vining Named Chair of the Board of Directors of AIDS Service Center

AIDS Service Center (ASC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Vining to a two year term as the new chair of the Board of Directors. Vining has been a member of the ASC board since 2012. She will be replacing Rebecca Haussling as chair. Vining has over 20 years of financial experience and ...