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Caltech Astronomer Earns 2017 American Astronomical Society Award for “Young Stars”

Caltech’s Evan Kirby, assistant professor of astronomy, has won the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy, an annual award presented by the American Astronomical Society, or AAS, to astronomers 35 years old or younger. Kirby specializes in the study of dwarf galaxies—tiny galaxies that orbit larger galaxies like our Milky Way. He measures the abundances ...


Pasadena Gaming Executive Speaks About the Power of the Entrepreneurial Spirit and How to Climb The Ladder of Success

A Pasadena native who managed to climb the ranks of Playstation and contribute to the world of 21st century gaming as we know it will offer words of advice and tales of wisdom to interested professionals at a special meeting Thursday night. The introspective discussion is hosted by StartUp Grind Pasadena and will give an ...


William Christopher’s Cause of Death Revealed

Pasadena resident William Christopher, who played the sincere and unassuming Father John Mulcahy in the “M*A*S*H” TV series, died in his Pasadena residence from cardiorespiratory arrest, according to a TMZ report. Christopher died on New Year’s Eve at 7:12 a.m. He was 84. TMZ says it obtained a copy of the actor’s death certificate which ...


Caltech Professor Wins Electrical Engineers Society’s Top Award

Palghat P. Vaidyanathan, professor of electrical engineering in the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society’s highest honor: the Society Award, which recognizes “outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the Signal Processing Society and outstanding leadership within ...


The Allendale Branch Library Presents “An Homage to Julia Child: French Cooking Demonstration with Isabelle”

The Allendale Branch Library presents “An Homage to Julia Child,” a French cooking demonstration with Isabelle Camps-Campins, on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Having spent her formative years in both Trinidad and Tobago and France, where girls learn to cook at a very early age, her path ...


Caltech Mourns the Passing of Jewel Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

Jewel Plummer Cobb, a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees and president and professor of biology, emerita, of California State University, Fullerton, passed away on January 1, 2017. She was 92 years old. Cobb was elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees in 1990 and was named a life member in 2005, in ...


Pasadena-Based General Finance Corporation Appoints Jody Miller to President

General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN), a leading specialty rental services company offering portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions in North America and in the Asia-Pacific region of Australia and New Zealand, today announced that Jody Miller has been appointed President of General Finance Corporation (the “Company”). Miller was previously Executive Vice President and Chief ...


Christopher Hedley, MD, Elected Chief of the Medical Staff at Huntington Hospital

Christopher Hedley, MD has been elected chief of the medical staff at Huntington Hospital, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Hedley currently serves as medical director of the department of radiology, and now leads a medical staff of more than 800 active physicians in serving the residents of the greater San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Dr. ...


Remembering Caltech Crystallographer Richard Marsh, 94

Richard Marsh (BS ’43), senior research associate in chemistry, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 3, 2017, at the age of 94. Marsh, who went by the name Dick, was a crystallographer, and a colleague, mentor, and friend to generations of scientists. His career at Caltech started before World War II, spanned the golden ...


Pasadena’s Dr. Drew Felt Badly for Both the Victim and the Torturers in Facebook Live Incident

Pasadena-based celebrity doctor Dr. Drew said he “felt bad” for four young Chicago adults who are now in custody for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a disabled man and streaming the incident on Facebook live. The story of the four — two young men and two young women — is now sweeping news and social media ...


Altadena Chamber of Commerce Names 2016 Citizen and Business of the Year

A neighborhood activist and an organization that promotes and supports local artists were named as Citizen and Business of the Year for 2016 by the Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association. Author Elliot M. Gold, co-founder of the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA), was named Citizen of the Year for his lifetime of ...


Pasadena’s New Library Director Says It’s Adapting With the Times, Here to Stay

The City’s new Director of the Pasadena Public Library and Information Services Department, Michelle Perera, brings a healthy dose of optimism alongside 24 years of professional experience to an institution that she says is more relevant than ever. With a new year and a fresh start, Perera aims to keep the Pasadena Library moving forward ...


Leadership Pasadena Names Patti Traglio as Recruitment Chair

Leadership Pasadena is excited to announce the appointment of Pasadena resident Patti Traglio as the Recruitment Chair for Leadership Pasadena for 2017-2018. Patti is a current member of the Leadership Pasadena class of 2017 and will work with the Leadership Pasadena Board to expand opportunities for community members who are interested in becoming empowered, inspired ...


Caltech Professors Work on New Sight for Sore Eyes

Eyes, fragile but crucial for human and almost all other animal life, pose difficult challenges, both for basic research and for effective solutions to the medical problems that such research investigates. Caltech professors Yu-Chong Tai and Hyuck Choo work with students and postdocs along with distinguished University of Southern California (USC) faculty and medical professionals ...


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