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First-Class Restaurants and Special Group Dinners for a Fundamentally Important Cause

Pasadena is home to a host of exceptional restaurants, and for three days, Feb. 24, Feb. 25, and Feb. 26, more than 30 of these superb-dining establishments will be participating in Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual Dinners From the Heart fundraiser. Now in its 24th year, Dinners From the Heart enables caring members of ...


Los Angeles College of Music’s “Let’s Talk Music” Series Hosted Legendary Drummer Stewart Copeland

Last night, LACM welcomed drummer and composer Stewart Copeland to their ongoing “Let’s Talk Music” series, where he shared his outlook on the modern music industry and offered wisdom from his accomplished career to a packed audience of students, alumni and fans. The event was also streamed live online at Facebook.com/LACMOfficial and can be viewed ...


45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting

It’s that time again! Don’t miss the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting held on Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre. Dozens of vintners serving wines from around the world, along with specialty appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and gourmet ...


Altadena Chamber Names Monica Hubbard, El Patron as Altadena’s Best for 2014

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce has named local activist Monica Hubbard as its 2014 Citizen of the Year. El Patron Mexican Restaurant, a popular eatery with two locations, was named 2014 Business of the Year. Citizen of the Year Monica Hubbard Monica Hubbard has spent her career putting disparate things together to make a greater ...


Young & Healthy Supporters Prowled the Serengeti at the Natural History Museum

Young and Healthy celebrated 25 years of serving children in the Pasadena area with a Safari-themed bash that saw hundreds of couples in pith helmets and animal prints prowl the African Mammal Hall at the Natural History Museum in search of great auction items to support a cause they love. Honored were Dr. Allen W. Mathies, Jr., ...


The Frostig Center to Host Dinner and Auction to Raise Money for Children with Learning Differences

Dining, dancing, inspiring entertainment and hard-to-resist auction treasures await guests attending The Frostig Center‘s benefit Saturday, February 21 at the Altadena Town & Country Club. Proceeds from the event, “Celebrating the Students of Frostig – Courageous Hearts, Exceptional Potential,” will support the school’s Arts Program and FrostigBeyond, giving young adults the transition support they need ...


Local Girl Scout Brightens Building that Serves Emancipated Foster Youth

Pasadena Girl Scout AnaLara Vinci spent much of her free time recently painting a supersized Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services logo at the organization’s Transitional Independent Living Program facility (851 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena). The teen, who is a junior at Immaculate Heart High School, initiated the artistic endeavor in an effort to earn the ...


Christie, Parker & Hale Partner Becomes President of Pasadena Cancer Support Community

Christie, Parker & Hale is proud to announce that long-time partner and patent attorney, Thomas Daly, has been appointed president of the Pasadena Cancer Support Community for 2015. With Mr. Daly spearheading the effort, Christie, Parker & Hale has been involved with the CSC for 9 wonderful years, supporting its efforts to provide cancer education ...


Moby Receives Music for Life Award

The Los Angeles College of Music collaborated with the NAMM Foundation at last week’s NAMM Show in Anaheim to present renowned musician, DJ and composer Moby as the NAMM Foundation’s keynote speaker, kicking off the 2015 NAMM Show Generation Next Sessions. Moby is an industry mentor at the Los Angeles College of Music, where he ...


Huntington Medical Research Institutes Names New President and Chief Scientist

  Huntington Medical Research Institutes, a leading biomedical research organization based in Pasadena, has announced the appointment of Marie Csete, MD, PhD, its chief scientific officer, to her new role as president and chief scientist of HMRI. “I’m greatly honored to have been appointed president of an organization that has such a storied past and ...


Professional Child Development Associates Hosts Move-a-thon Kick-Off Mixer

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) hosted a Kick-Off mixer to raise awareness for its upcoming Move-a-thon, a family fun day of physical activities for all ages and all abilities. Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while learning more about the Move-a-thon and services at PCDA. Several companies and individuals pledged to sponsor the Move-a-thon including ...


Hillsides Hosts Annual Gala Hillsides Uncorked!

Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services headquartered in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Saturday evening, February 28, 2015. The theme of this year’s gala is Hillsides Uncorked! and will be co-chaired by local restaurateurs Robert and Deborah Simon. “This annual event is the largest fundraiser of ...


Say “I Do” with Style!

Stylish brides- and grooms-to be will find their haven at the 4th Annual I Do! Bridal Event at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Sunday, February 1, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The luxury bridal event will feature dozens of wedding product vendors and industry professionals who were “chosen by show producers for their service quality and productivity,” ...


Pasadena’s Cancer Support Community’s 23rd Annual Angel Gala “White Night”

The 23rd Annual Angel Gala “White Night” benefitting Cancer Support Community Pasadena (CSCP) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at Ambassador Gardens in Pasadena. CSCP will be celebrating its 25 year anniversary of serving cancer patients and their families in the Pasadena area. The prestigious “all white” event will feature ...