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Damian Mazzotta General Manager, West impreMedia, LLC. and Gabriel Lerner, La Opinion to Address Pasadena Rotary Club

Damián Mazzotta General Manager, West impreMedia, LLC. and Gabriel Lerner, La Opinión will address the Pasadena Rotary Club on Wednesday, August 20 at 12:00 p.m. at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. The public is welcome to attend. Luncheon tickets are $30. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company ...


International Plant Specialists to Lead Symposium on Succulent Plants

Plant specialists from different countries will gather at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino for the 31st Succulent Plants Symposium on Saturday, August 30, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Six featured speakers will discuss succulent plants including cactus and aloe vera. Succulents are distinct for having some parts that are extra-thick and ...


The Pasadena Playhouse Announces Diahann Carroll as 2014 Diversity Award Honoree at Diversity Project Fundraising Event

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced today that trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll will be the 2014 Diversity Award Honoree at the 8th Annual Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on Sunday, September 21, 2014. “I had the true honor (and the great fun) of directing ...


The Pasadena Playhouse Announces David DiCristofaro as Board of Directors Chairman and Brad King as Vice-Chairman

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announced today that David DiCristofaro, currently serving as the Board’s Vice-Chairman, will be taking on the role of Board Chairman as of September 1, 2014. Board member Brad King will fill DiCristofaro’s position as Vice-Chairman. This announcement comes simultaneously with steps taken by ...


Wells Fargo Sponsors The 27th Annual Tournament of Hope ‘Be a Superhero for Villa’

Villa Esperanza Services Tournament of Hope sponsored by Wells Fargo tees off on Monday, October 27 at San Gabriel Country Club. The “Superhero” themed event includes a helicopter golf ball drop and live and silent auction during dinner. “We are delighted to be teeing off at a new venue this year and welcoming new committee ...


Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to Hold 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk

Animal lovers are invited to put their best feet forward at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Organizers hope to raise $375,000 through the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless ...


Ellen and Anthony Portantino Honored on National Parents Day

Twenty-six parent couples, including Ellen & Anthony Portantino were honored by the National Parents Day Coalition at Pasadena City Hall on July 26th. The awards were presented by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard in recognition of the honorees being exemplary parents and role models in the community, and in celebration of National Parents Day. The Portantinos ...


Paco’s Mexican Restaurant to Donate Part of Day’s Proceeds to Local Nonprofit

Dine at Paco’s Mexican Restaurant on Wednesday, August 27, to help a local nonprofit raise money for low income families in the San Gabriel Valley. Paco’s will donate 10 percent of all its dining proceeds to the Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary, for both dine in and take out orders, from 3:00-9:00 p.m.   The Foothill ...


Three Employer Mistakes Using Social Media

A labor expert will give employers some tips on the benefits and disadvantages of using social media to assess their employees, during the Business Growth Workshop at the University Club Pasadena on Friday, August 22, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Brian E. Koegle, a partner in the employment and labor law department of Poole & Shaffery, LLP, will ...


YWCA Pasadena Announces 2014 Racial Justice Award Recipient: Lorna Touryan Miller

It is with great excitement that the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley announces that the 2014 Racial Justice Award will go to Lorna Touryan Miller for her years of racial justice work locally and across the globe. The award will be given at the 12th annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast on October 20, 2014. Ms. Miller ...


Huy Fong Foods, Cal Poly Pomona and Others to be Honored at San Gabriel Valley Awards

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership announced today its honorees for its 2014 Awards Gala, which honors outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations making a significant contribution to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. This year’s honorees include Wayne Ratkovich, Cal Poly Pomona, Supervisor Gloria Molina, Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., Foothill Transit, and ...


POSH Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena will hold their 2014 Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, September 6th at the Clubhouse, 1424 Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. The event will feature exciting fashions presented by POSH Boutique of San Marino and delicious luncheon by Heirloom of South Pasadena. POSH is known for its unique clothing, ...


Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals as Keynote Speaker, Women for Racial Justice

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is proud to announce Congressional Gold Medal of Honor recipient, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast on October 20, 2014. Dr. Beals holds more than 100 awards for courage in recognition of her work in furthering civil rights. Known to ...


Junior League of Pasadena to Hold First Prospective Member Open House

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) will hold the first of three Prospective Member Open Houses on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the League’s headquarters. Women from the Pasadena area and beyond, interested in membership and learning about the League’s legacy of leadership and service in the community ...