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Everybody Wins

There was no game, but there was plenty of cheering at Dodger Stadium Tuesday, September 16, as Hathaway-Sycamore Child and Family services held their 2014 Celebrating Children Awards Reception. More than 400 donors, friends and supporters attended the event, which raised nearly $155,000 to help fund therapeutic and other support services that Hathaway-Sycamores—one of Los ...


YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Sets Date for 12th Women for Racial Justice Breakfast

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Pasadena-Foothill Valley will host their 12th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast at Pasadena Hilton Hotel on Monday, October 20, 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, while the emcee will be 2014 Emmy award-winning ...


New Curator for the Huntington Library’s Chinese Garden Named

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has named Duncan M. Campbell, former professor of Chinese studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, as the new June and Simon K.C. Li Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies and Curator of the Chinese Garden. Campbell takes the helm from the garden’s ...


The Pasadena Museum of California Art Honors Artist Kenny Scharf and PMCA Founding Board Member Merry Norris

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is pleased to announce that it will be honoring artist Kenny Scharf and PMCA Founding Board Member Merry Norris on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Kosmic Krylon Carnival. Proceeds from the event benefit the PMCA’s mission to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions ...


Celebrity Golf Tournament 2014 to Benefit Cancer Support Community Pasadena and weSPARK

On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, Cancer Support Community Pasadena and weSPARK present The Celebrity Golf Classic. Enjoy a five-star golf experience at the Calabasas Country Club. The tournament will feature celebrity players, special prizes and exciting giveaways followed by cocktails, an awards dinner and a post-tournament rock and roll show you won’t want to miss! ...


Malcolm Gladwell, Magic Johnson and Jane Pauley to Speak on the Distinguished Speaker Series Stage

Already well-established as a Southern California cultural institution, the Distinguished Speakers Series of Pasadena has again lined up an all-star array of presenters for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Now in its nineteenth year at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, this season’s speakers include; NBA legend, Magic Johnson, bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell, and beloved TV host Jane ...


Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development Announces New Leadership

Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), the long running character development and academic support program for male students at John Muir High School, moves into the 2014-2015 scholastic year under new leadership. MPYD co-founder Gene Campbell was elected to the role of Chairman, Velton Paggett is Vice-President of MPYD’s board, and Greg Middleton has ...


San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership Announces Mid-Year Change of Board Chairman

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership announced Monday a mid-year change of Executive Board Chairman for the 2014-2015 year. Richard Roche, AT&T Director of External Affairs stepped down as Chairman as of September 15, a role that is assumed by David Reyno, Foothill Transit Director of Government Affairs, and former Vice-Chair of the SGVEP Executive ...


Murder She Writes

Dianne Emley probably knows as much about murder as anyone can, without actually committing one. The Pasadena-based author has achieved a significant following with her mystery series featuring Pasadena Police homicide detective Nan Vining who spends much of her time dealing with the bloody deed. Her successful series is set in Pasadena with familiar locales ...


Boys & Girls Club Gearing Up for Annual Fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena will present its sixth annual Black Tie & Burgers gala on Saturday, September 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. The gala takes place at a private home in San Marino and offers live music by jazz combo Night Shift, a live auction and raise the paddle opportunity, and delicious ...


Space Arts’ Best Paintings, Textiles, Ceramics Up for Auction

The Space Arts Center will show their best paintings, textiles and ceramics during its Superfunfabulous Garden Party and Silent Auction on Sunday, October 5, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy food from featured new restaurants, “one-of-a-kind” artisanal cocktails, and a dessert bar while joining the auction. The event will also honor Space artists whose work “explores ...


Techie, Traditional, Stylish Couples All Get Their Takes at White Satin Wedding Show

Whether you want a traditional wedding with do-it-yourself designs or a modern one filled with fashionable clothes and the use of drones, the White Satin Wedding Show at Santa Anita Racetrack will cater to your needs. The Wow! Event Productions will host a show themed, “A Wedding Show Redefined,” on Sunday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 ...


Greek Food, Wine, Music at Three-Day Pasadena Greek Fest

Over 15,000 people are expected to join the 55th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest featuring Greece’s best food and drinks, and their cultural music and games at Santa Anita Park from Friday, September 19, to Sunday, September 21. The three-day festival themed “Celebrate… Eat… Live… Greek,” will also include entertainment, wine tasting, exhibitions, kids games, sports ...


Friends in Deed Celebrates 120 Years

Friends In Deed is throwing a party November 5 at historic Castle Green to celebrate 120 years of bringing help and hope to vulnerable and at risk residents of Pasadena and greater San Gabriel Valley. The theme, “That’s What Friends are For,” describes the mission and spirit of this respected organization founded in 1894 at ...