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Pasadena Restaurateur Robin Salzer Awarded 2016 Small Business of the Year for 41st Assembly District

The Robin’s Woodfire BBQ sign at 395 N. Rosemead Blvd. has become a part of the landscape in the Hastings Ranch community of Pasadena. This year, the owner, Robin Salzer has joined an elite group of California entrepreneurs lauded with statewide recognition as “Small Business of the Year Honoree” status in their respective state assembly districts. ...


Pasadena Resident, Playhouse Board Member Darrell D. Miller Honored as Entertainment Lawyer of the Year in Beverly Hills

[Updated]  Pasadena resident Darrell D. Miller, Chair of the national Entertainment Department at 750-attorney Fox Rothschild LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices, was honored as the 2016 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Entertainment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), at its annual Awards Dinner on May, ...


The Pasadena Playhouse Names Danny Feldman as Executive/Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps Steps Down

The Pasadena Playhouse State Theatre of California announced Thursday that Danny Feldman will be the theatre’s new Executive/Artistic Director, following the planned retirement of longtime Artistic Director Sheldon Epps. Feldman will work closely with Epps during a transitional period. Epps will become The Pasadena Playhouse’s Artistic Director Emeritus. Feldman will join The Playhouse from his ...


Pasadena Resident Dr. Shika Pappoe Named Southern California Regional Medical Officer for CareMore

CareMore Health System has named Pasadena resident, Dr. Shika Pappoe as regional medical officer to oversee care delivery in the Whittier region of its Southern California operations. In her role, Dr. Pappoe will be responsible for overall patient care and clinical programs managed out the organization’s care center located in Whittier and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital ...


Soiree Under the Stars Gala at the Gamble House Raises Funds for Children and Families in Crisis

Five Acres, a 128 year old child and family services organization based in Altadena California, hosted its annual gala at the historic Gamble House with more than 250 of Pasadena’s leading community members, politicians, supporters, and volunteers on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Gala co-chairs Chris Selak of Lionsgate Entertainment and Sandy Walia of Wells Fargo, ...


An Intimate Night of Russian Music and Food Benefits Professional Child Development Associates

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) hosted an intimate evening entitled Russian Nights: A Black Tie Affair on Sunday, May 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the beautiful home of Craig and Carolyn Watson. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres, a Russian-themed dinne, wine, and a chamber music concert, all to benefit children with developmental challenges. The ...


Solheim Retirement Community Surpasses Fundraising Goal with First Annual Midsummer Night’s Gala

Volunteer Margaret Morici, Co-Chair Susan Stark, and Solheim Executive Director Jim Graunke   On Saturday, June 4, 2016 approximately 126 friends and supporters of Solheim enjoyed a magical evening under the stars at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena. The First Annual Gala was sold out weeks prior to the event and grossed over $90k.   ...


Tony and Grammy Nominated Star of Broadway’s Movin’ Out Brings the Music of Billy Joel to The Arboretum

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. Hand-picked by Billy Joel himself to star in the lead role of his Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Cavanaugh’s distinctive flair evokes a style ...


Caltech Professor Gerald Wasserburg, Who Established Time Scale for the Development of the Early Solar System, Dies at 89

Gerald J. Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was 89 years old. Gerry Wasserburg’s research focused on the origins and history of the solar system and its component bodies. His work established a time scale for the development of the early solar system including ...


Hundreds Say “Bon Voyage!” to Longtime Union Station CEO Rabbi Marvin Gross

About three hundred community members and civic leaders said “Bon Voyage!” to longtime Union Station Homeless Services CEO Rabbi Marvin Gross during a reception, dinner and program at Brookside Golf and Country Club Wednesday evening. Former Mayor Bill Bogaard and former City Manager Michael Beck attended, with so many others to show their appreciation for Gross’s ...


The Junior League of Pasadena Returns to Kidspace Museum to Celebrate 90 Years

The Junior League of Pasadena celebrated 90 years of community service at Kidspace Children’s Museum, which the organization founded, and renewed their commitment to bettering the lives of women and children. The organization plans to stay relevant to the future while still upholding the principles and celebrating the accomplishments of the past. As president, Jennifer Allan ...


Over 700 Celebrate Pride Month at “An Evening Among the Roses” at the Huntington Library

A lively group of over 700 people kicked-off Pride Month at An Evening Among the Roses at The Huntington. The evening was an elegant garden party celebrating the important contributions of the LGBT community to The Huntington. From donors and staff to the individuals whose works are preserved in the collections, the LGBT community is ...


Members of the Shakespeare Club Enjoy a Tour of Pasadena in Vintage Cars

  Tour Director Jim Kroeger of the Santa Anita A’s, a car club organized for the enjoyment of the Model A Ford, helped arrange an event called “Driving Miss Daisy” to raise funds for The Shakespeare Club. On Saturday morning, June 11, 2016, eight drivers dressed as proper chauffeurs parked their Model A Fords in ...


The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Appoints Two Key Members to its Executive Committee

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Southern California’s iconic landmark hotel, has announced the appointment of Vern Lakusta as Director of Hotel Operations and Jeff Gillick as Director of Sales and Marketing to its senior management team. Each brings their own unique hospitality industry experience and knowledge to the Pasadena hotel. Vern Lakusta, formerly Director of Food ...