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Hillsides Names New Division Director for Campus-Based Services

Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services in Los Angeles County, is pleased to announce that James Gibson has been named the new division director for campus-based services at the agency’s Pasadena headquarters. In this position, Gibson, who is a licensed clinical social worker, will oversee the Residential Treatment Services program, group homes, residentially-based ...


Celebrating Another Year of Good – Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Holds Annual Meeting

The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena held its annual meeting Wednesday, May 20 at the Annandale Golf Club. Following a year-in-review video, Board Chair Nancy Spears gave an upbeat report on the group’s work, reporting to the assembled board members, partners and friends, that the Boys and Girls Club (BGCP) is operating on a ...


Supporters Say ‘Cheers’ to South Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses 2016 Float

Many ventured out of the city on Sunday afternoon as the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses (SPTOR) held a wine and beer tasting fundraiser at the Altadena Ale & Wine House in the 2000 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Guests at the establishment made a $25 donation each to sample wine and beers. All proceeds ...


Doris Tsao Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Caltech professor of biology Doris Tsao (BS ’96) as one of 26 new HHMI investigators. Investigators represent some of the nation’s top biomedical researchers and receive five years of funding to “move their research in creative new directions.” Tsao is a systems neuroscientist studying the neural mechanisms ...


Over 150 Guests Attend 8th Annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest

The clouds parted and the sun shone on the Annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest, with 150 guests in attendance at a beautiful, private estate home in South Pasadena to raise money for local charities Five Acres, Hathaway-Sycamores and Professional Child Development Associates. Surrounded by the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, the South Pasadena estate was transformed ...


Huntington Memorial Hospital Stroke Survivors Tee-Up for Golf Rehab

Local stroke survivors enjoyed a morning of golf instruction at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. The event, sponsored by Huntington Memorial Hospital, was part of “Saving Strokes,” a rehabilitation-through-golf program of the American Heart/American Stroke Association, offering stroke survivors the opportunity to add golf as a mental, physical and emotional rehabilitation tool in their journey ...


AbilityFirst Salutes the World of Entertainment with “Hooray For Hollywood” Celebration

The AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center saluted the world of entertainment by recognizing people with disabilities as the true “stars” with its annual Hooray For Hollywood celebration, May 9, 2015. This special celebration began with teens and adults arriving first class via limousines to the throngs of paparazzi, screaming fans, studio lights and celebrities. After ...


Stacey Roth of Hillsides Named Vice Chair of LA Trauma Informed Care Task Force

Stacey Roth, the chief program officer of Hillsides, has been appointed the vice chair of the steering committee for a Los Angeles Trauma Informed Care Task Force. The 11-member task force steering committee consists of a cross section of Los Angeles County service providers. The task force’s mission is to promote comprehensive approaches that mitigate ...


Hathaway-Sycamores’ Final Shot-at-a-Million Golf Classic

For nearly two decades, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services has held an annual golf-centered fundraiser; for the last seven years, this event has featured the opportunity for participants to sink a hole-in-one and walk away one-million-dollars richer. While this link-centric fundraiser was retired following its May 15 finale at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, ...


Pasadena Alumnus Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame

Renowned violinist and Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena alumnus Earl Carlyss was among the inductees into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago this month. A Pasadena Club member in the 1950s, the Chicago-born Carlyss decided to become a professional violinist after ...


World-Renowned Pianist Rueibin Chen to Perform Intimate Concert Benefitting Foothill Family Service

Foothill Family Service will host an intimate concert by internationally-acclaimed pianist Rueibin Chen at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30. “A Night with Rueibin Chen” is presented by Cathay Bank and will be held at Pasadena City College’s Westerbeck Recital Hall, 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. A reception with the artist will follow the concert. Proceeds ...


Hathaway-Sycamores’ Dr. Andrea Letamendi (a.k.a. Batgirl’s Psychologist) will be Among the Featured Speakers at Upcoming TEDxUCLA Event

On Saturday, May 30, Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D., will take to the stage of UCLA’s Carnesale Commons and likely present one of the most “Beyond the Box” talks of this year’s TEDxUCLA event which is themed – appropriately – “Beyond the Box.” While all of the speakers at this fourth-annual TEDxUCLA – which is an offshoot ...


Willard International Baccalaureate Elementary’s Spring Fling on Saturday will Honor Retiring Principal Dr. Debra DeBose

Willard International Baccalaureate Elementary’s fifth annual Spring Fling will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the lovely Giordano family estate in Alta­dena. A special ceremony to honor retiring principal Dr. Debra DeBose will highlight an evening of dining and dancing. Among the items at a silent auction, which is open to the ...


Union Station Homeless Services Raises a Record-Breaking $460,000 with a Night of Entertainment

On Saturday, May 9 Hollywood came to Pasadena as Union Station Homeless Services took a new spin on its annual A Place To Call Home gala. The nonprofit hosted a “Tonight Show” themed evening of entertainment, comedy, music, and fun for all with a great cause. Master of Ceremonies Gildart Jackson (The Young and the ...