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Caltech Appoints External Relations Officer

Samuel Garrison, a leader in government relations and civic engagement, has been appointed as Caltech’s external relations officer effective January 2, 2018. In this new role, Garrison will represent Caltech with federal, state, regional, and local government officials and agencies. He will collaborate closely with the Institute’s leadership to develop and implement strategies that address ...


Pasadena Artists Featured at Disney WonderGround Exhibition

Pasadena artists James and Melissa Buchanan, who own The Little Friends of Printmaking online store, were recently featured in the Disney WonderGround gallery show, showing their prints – “real prints, not printouts” – for the whole month of July at the distinctive and eclectic downtown Disney contemporary art space that showcases unusual art collections and ...


JPL Engineer Breaks the Internet (Again) After Posting NASA Bathroom Sign on Twitter

A systems engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose Mohawk hairdo became an internet sensation in 2012 as he celebrated the Curiosity rover landing on Mars is back on Twitter’s radar, after sharing a photo of a sign in one of JPL’s bathroom indicating NASA may have a littering problem. Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi, whose first job ...


Viva Villa! Tournament of Hope Was a Winner

From Top clockwise: Phil Ito at the 2015 Tournament of Hope; Golf ball drop winner Kyle with Phil’s grandchildren and pilot Howie; Phil’s friends Terry, Lloyd, Andy, and David – 2nd Place Men’s Foursome; Phil’s family and friends.   The 30th annual Tournament of Hope held on Monday, October 30, was quite a memorable one. ...


Third Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique

  Cancer Support Community Pasadena presents its Third Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique and Luncheon on Thursday, November 30, 2017. It will be held at the home of Cancer Support Community Offices at the Pasadena Humane Society building, 361 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena. Guests will be encouraged to tour the new CSCP offices on the second ...


Hillsides Hosts Holiday Benefit at Parkway Grill December 5

  The Hillsides Guild, a support group of the foster care charity Hillsides, will host an annual holiday celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena, California on Tuesday, December 5. This event, which features caroling by the renowned Citrus Singers from Citrus College in Glendora, California, kicks off the holidays and raises funds for children ...


Pasadena Community Foundation Awards $20,000 To Local Nonprofits, Benefiting Children This Holiday Season

Over 200 women attended the Pasadena Community Foundation’s Yes, Virginia component fund’s annual Classy & Sassy Boutique and Luncheon Wednesday at the Altadena Town and Country Club, shopping, wining and dining for a cause. “We raise money, we give grants to nonprofits who have holiday parties, and buy books and toys for children,” said Jennifer ...


JPL Expert, in New NASA Video, Teams with Space Researcher Who Explains Why Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life Will Have the Answer Within 20 Years

A JPL scientist paired with a Goddard Space Flight Center researcher star in a new NASA video in which the duo explain why it is likely the hunt for extraterrestrial life will be over within the next 20 years. Dr. Tiffany Kataria from JPL and Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Goddard seem confident that with all ...


Shakespeare Club Membership Reception Attracted More and More New Members

  Recently The Shakespeare Club hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Membership Reception at the Club’s Italianate Villa clubhouse on Grand Avenue. Throughout the social events of the summer, prospective new members are introduced to the club culminating in the Wine and Cheese Membership Reception. Member Teresa Romeu has deemed this time “a Renaissance in ...


It’s The Big 4-0

“Mr. Eszylfie Taylor, President and Founder of Taylor Insurance and Financial Services, celebrated the big “40” in Venice California this weekend amongst 300 friends, family, and business associates. Guests started on the rooftop at the cocktail reception and were entertained all evening by performances of an aerialist, fire dancers, a magician, and of course dancing ...


Five Famous Locals Who Were Veterans

As America celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, Pasadena remembers five local residents who served in some of America’s greatest conflicts. Owen Brown (1824-1889) Owen Brown was the third son of the abolitionist and notorious anti-slavery activist John Brown. Born in Hudson, Ohio, Owen Brown fought with his father and participated in the raid on ...


Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) Hosts Awards Dinner and Celebration

  The nonprofit Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) will host its annual fundraiser event in support of its mission to ensure that each gifted child’s specific needs are met so that they can reach their full intellectual and personal potential. Attendance for the Awards Dinner & Celebration is anticipated at 125 guests and the evening ...


Hillsides Names Long-Time Supporters Joan McCarthy and John Gong 2018 Gala Co-Chairs

McCarthy and John Gong.   Hillsides, a Southern California foster care charity, is pleased to announce that long-time Hillsides supporters Joan McCarthy and John Gong will co-chair the Hillsides 2018 gala, La Nuit des Rêves. The French-themed gala, Hillsides’ largest fundraiser of the year, will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Langham ...


Savor the Finer Things: Masters of Taste Announces 2018 Date

  Come savor the finer things and be part of Masters of Taste 2018, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Historic Pasadena Rose Bowl!   Masters of Taste 2017 attracted nearly 2,400 guests ...


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