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Descanso Introduces Movers and Cocktail Shakers

Calling all movers and shakers! Descanso Gardens is hosting a fun, retro-themed cocktail event, Movers & Cocktail Shakers, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The event will be held in the Boddy House, the historic 1937 mansion on the Descanso property and scene of much merriment back in the day when Manchester ...


Patrisse Cullors, #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder, Will Speak in Pasadena Sunday

Following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Patrisse Cullors and her team brought together more than 600 people from across the country to take part in the organization’s Freedom Ride from St. Louis to Ferguson. In Los Angeles, Dignity and Power Now, the organization that Ms. Cullors leads, has played a key role ...


A Post-It Prom Proposal in South Pasadena

South Pasadena High School junior Josh Klapardo dreamt up a unique way to ask for a prom date from his girlfriend, Emy Quino. Klapardo covered her car with hundreds of post-it notes, spelling asking her to accompany him to the senior prom. After an initial surprise reaction, senior Quino said yes. Klapardo, it should be ...


Fritz Coleman Entertains at Pasadena Police Foundation Super Event

Although best known as the NBC 4 Southern California weatherman, Fritz Coleman has a biting wit and a flair for comedy that will have people clutching their sides with laughter at the First Annual Pasadena Police Foundation’s Officer of the Year event on Saturday, May 9th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The celebration takes place ...


Cancer Support Community of Pasadena’s “Angel Gala” Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Cancer Patients

It was an afternoon and evening of white, as Cancer Support Community of Pasadena’s “Angel Gala” celebrated 25 years of helping thousands of cancer patients throughout the city. The night also honored friends and supporters Lydia and Ron Valenta, as well as the law firm of Christie, Parker and Hale. Ron is a former president ...


This Year’s Caltech Feynman Prize Goes Outside Science to an English Professor

This year the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching has been awarded to Professor of English Kevin Gilmartin, who has taught at Caltech for the past 24 years. Gilmartin was nominated for this prize by students in several different disciplines, who praise his enthusiasm and accessibility, his artful handling of classroom discussion and ...


Elected Officials Honor John Muir High School’s MPYD at 7th Annual Benefit Gala

High-ranking federal, state, county and city elected officials were among the celebrants at a benefit dinner saluting Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), a long running character education and academic support organization for male students at John Muir High School. Approximately 300 people attended the gala at Brookside Country Club which raised funds to ...


Ricky Biel and Shopoff Kill It at The Chop House

Ricky Biel of Haydel Biel & Associates teamed with Shopoff Realty Investments to educate the attending audience on the value of outside the box Real Estate Investments. The evening was filled with Real Estate Investment strategies that come with a 27 year track record that talked about better than average returns. It was a night ...


Pasadena Police Officer of the Year: Cristian Alexander Allen

He seems to be able to do it all – Patrol, Traffic enforcement, Community Services. Whatever the assignment, his record is exemplary. Born and raised in Southern California, Cristian Alexander Allen spent his early years in Compton and his high school years in Los Angeles where he attended John Marshall High School. He went on ...


Soroptimists to Host First-Ever “Celebrating Service Agencies” Fashion Show, Luncheon

Soroptimist International of Altadena/Pasadena will hold its first “Making A Difference: Celebrating Service Agencies” luncheon event, to be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles, Pasadena. Soroptimists are honoring the Door of Hope and The Women’s Room at Friends In Deed, two Pasadena non-profit organizations that support women ...


Philanthropist Margaret “Peg” Palmer, Founding President of Pacific Asia Museum, Dies at 100

USC Pacific Asia Museum announced today the passing of Margaret “Peg” Palmer on Sunday evening, April 12, 2015 and expresses its deepest gratitude to her family for all her contributions to the museum. Margaret N. Palmer (born Margaret Ann Niedringhaus in 1915, Pittsburgh, PA) was an invaluable patron and leader of the museum from its ...


Pasadena Resident Receives National Title Professional Designation

Doug Bello, of Pasadena, has been awarded a National Title Professional (NTP) designation from the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry. Bello joins 46 other industry leaders from around the country who has earned the professional designation. The designation recognizes land title professionals who demonstrate the ...


Off-Duty Pasadena Firefighter, Doctor He Saved to Reunite Today

A Pasadena Fire Department firefighter will be reunited with a doctor whose life he saved at a Pasadena fire station on Saturday. The reunion of Firefighter Manuel White and Dr. Allen Warner will take place at Fire Station 32 at 2424 E. Villa St. in Pasadena. Chief Bertral Washington will be at the event. While exercising at ...


Pasadena Police Activities League to Host 13th Annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner

The Pasadena Police Activities League (“Pasadena PAL”) proudly presents its “Lucky” 13th Annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner. Laura and Jason Berns, The Berns Team and the Keller Williams International Realty, Pasadena Market Center are being honored for their tireless work with children in the community. Pasadena PAL is a youth program that provides after-school and summer ...