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Leadership Pasadena Announces “The Art of Conversation,” and Sponsorship from Rusnak Auto Group

Leadership Pasadena is the benefactor of an entertaining suggestion from local realtor, antique shop owner, and fundraiser Anthony Guthmiller’s to host an exciting, one of a kind tablescape design competition, called, “The Art of Conversation.” The fun evening will be held at the Hotel Constance Pasadena June 2 at 7 p.m. Leadership Pasadena is also ...


Assemblymember Holden Nominates Thomas Seifert to Represent the Arroyo Seco Tributary on the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group

Assemblymember Chris Holden nominated Pasadena local Thomas D. Seifert to represent the Arroyo Seco Tributary on the newly established Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group. The nomination was sent after California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy expanded the nomination process for the working group to include the ...


Ronald McDonald House Sets Annual Fundraising Walk to Help Families Care for Sick Kids on Sunday

  The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is holding its 2018 Walk for Kids on Sunday, April 22, at Pasadena’s Central Park to raise funds to help families care for sick children.   The money raised from the walk is used to provide care, comfort, and support to families so that they may ...


Celebrate “Kentucky Derby Day at the Races” with the Pasadena-Altadena Links

  The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is hosting its Spring soiree — Kentucky Derby Day at the Races, inside Santa Anita Race Track’s up-close-and-personal “Clocker’s Corner.” The Hats & Horses spring celebration will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 starting at 11 am. The festivities will feature live horse racing, barbeque, mingling and ...


Night Court’ Actor Harry Anderson Dies At 65; He Was Once a Resident of Pasadena

Actor-magician Harry Anderson of “Night Court” fame died at his home in Ashville, N.C. on Monday. He was 65. The Asheville Police Department confirmed his death Monday saying, “This morning, at 6:41 a.m., the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased. No foul play is suspected.” ...


Hahn & Hahn Partner Christianne Kerns Selected as One of Los Angeles’ Most Influential Women Attorneys

Christianne Kerns, a Partner in Hahn & Hahn’s Business practice, is among 75 honorees in today’s Los Angeles Business Journal special supplement honoring the city’s most influential women attorneys. Kerns “has extensive expertise in a wide variety of real estate and commercial transactions and general business matters, with emphasis in commercial and real estate finance ...


Armory Center for the Arts Fetes Retiring Executive Director Scott Ward for 17-Year Legacy of Leadership

Nearly 350 gathered at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena to thank retiring Executive Director Scott Ward for his 17 years of leadership of the nationally-recognized contemporary arts center. “Thank you for tonight!” Ward told the group. “Please … commit yourself to what happens next [at the Armory] over the next decade.” ...


The Rose’s Owner Opens Sixth Venue, This One In Montclair

Sterling Venue Ventures, which owns and operates The Rose in Paseo Colorado and four other music venues in Southern California, will open The Canyon Inland Empire by the end of this year. The 1,500-seat club, the sixth live entertainment venue of Sterling Venue’s properties, will be in Montclair, according to a report in The Acorn ...


American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Two from Caltech

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected two Caltech professors—Michael Alvarez and Ellen Rothenberg—as fellows. The American Academy is one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies; this class of members is its 238th, and includes a total of 213 scholars and leaders representing such diverse fields as academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, ...


Digging for Answers: An Interview with Caltech’s Claire Bucholz

New Caltech faculty member Claire Bucholz is a globe-trotting field geologist studying igneous rocks from the transition between the Archean and Proterozoic eons 2.5 billion years ago, which roughly coincides with a time period known as the Great Oxygenation Event (GOE), when oxygen began appearing in the earth’s atmosphere. She hopes to better understand what ...


Pasadena Progressives Ponder Action Plan in Case Trump Orders Firing of Deputy Attorney General or Special Counsel

The city’s progressive leaders on Friday will discuss the possibility of a local protest in case President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Pasadena Progressive Discussion Group, including ACT Pasadena Executive Director Jon Fuhrman and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) Co-Chairman Pablo Alvarado with share their thoughts ...


Assemblymember Holden Honors Holocaust Survivor Isabelle Teresa Huber

In the Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in Sacramento, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized Holocaust survivor Isabelle Teresa Huber of Claremont on the Assembly Floor. This year marks the 73rd Anniversary of the Holocaust – the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. “I am honored to share ...


Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ Announces 130th Birthday Bash Set for June 2

Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ 130th Birthday Bash will be emceed by television personality George Gray, host of “The Price is Right” and active philanthropist. Photo courtesy George Gray   Five Acres, one of San Gabriel Valley’s oldest nonprofits, announced it will host its Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ 130th Birthday Bash on ...


Tickets Still Available for the Junior League of Pasadena’s Simply Speaking Fundraiser

  The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) invites the public to attend their 5th Annual Simply Speaking Benefit on Saturday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. All guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with featured silent auction, live performance by Dani W., various raffles, 3-course dinner, and dancing ...


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