COMMUNITY SECTION


Crowell Public Library Presents Movietown Baby Grows Up

Movietown Baby Grows Up is a blithe reminiscence of Hollywood in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and the life of one family as seen through the eyes of the youngest child. It is the story of William A. Seiter, director of 131 films, his wife Marian Nixon, actress in 73 films, how they made their ...


Make a Chia Pet Out of Seeds at Pasadena Public Library

Why not have a plant as a pet? Pasadena Public Library Hill Avenue branch on Thursday, April 24, will hold a children workshop on creating and decorating personalized Chia Pets or styled terracotta figurines that grow Chia sprouts similar to animal fur. Participants will learn how to create their own Chia Pets and will be ...


Today: The 99th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide to Take Place at the Pasadena City Hall

The 99th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will take place on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasadena City Hall. The annual event is organized by the Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena, in conjunction with the City of Pasadena, the Armenian organizations, churches and local private and public schools student, that will ...


The Arboretum Lecture Series Concludes with “Smoker Plants”

The Arboretum will conclude its Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer lecture series with a discussion entitled “Too Much is Not Enough: More Smoker Plants For California” on Thursday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Monrovia Growers’ director for new plant introductions Nicholas Staddon will discuss the different garden plants in the region ...


A Noise Within Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Bouncy Castle, Swordplay and Insult Wall

A Noise Within Theater Company will celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with family-friendly activities including sword fight lessons and demonstrations, a bouncy castle and a Shakespearean Insult Wall where guests can leave offensive messages, on Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The visitors may dress up in Elizabethan times and meet-and-greet a Shakespeare ...


Tomorrow: Health Care Expert Will Discuss the Effects of “Obamacare” with Local Employers

A health care expert will discuss with business owners and leaders all they needed to know about the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” and how this law can affect them. Chuck Kiskaden, president of insurance consulting group Health Benefits Advisors, will hold a seminar entitled “What is really Hidden in the Affordable Care Act?” at ...


Options to Host 31st Annual 2014 Child Development Policymakers Breakfast

The 31st annual Policymakers Breakfast hosted by Options-A Child Care and Human Services Agency will be held on April 25, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Altadena Town and Country Club. This annual event brings legislators , business leaders, child develop advocates and the community together to hear first hand from the community’s ...


Softball Season Ends, Asst. Coach Mary Geer Retires

The Pasadena City College softball team closed the 2014 season Tuesday with a 6-2 loss to co-South Coast Conference champion East Los Angeles. While the Lancers finished their first season under a new head coach in Monica Tantlinger, the program honored long-time assistant coach Mary Geer as she announced her retirement from PCC softball. The ...


PCC Staff Member Heba Griffiths Receives Service Award

Heba Griffiths, Interim Associate Dean of Student Life received a service award from the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) at their March 2014 regional conference in San Diego.  The service award recognizes length of service for educational equity programs. WESTOP is one of ten regional associations dedicated to providing educational opportunities for low ...


PCC President Mark Rocha Appears on National Webcast About Challenges Facing Public Education Today

Pasadena City College (PCC) in conjunction with the producers of the award winning documentary, “GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District”, is hosting a national webcast on April 30th from 6:00 PM Pacific Time, focusing on the challenges facing public education across the nation. In studio guests include: Dr. Mark ...


Earthquake Expert Dr. Lucy Jones Fêted by the Parsons Toastmasters

Parsons Toastmasters honored Dr. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, at its 40th Anniversary celebration on Tuesday, April 22. The event was held at Parsons’ Pasadena corporate headquarters, and guests enjoyed mingling with current and past Toastmasters members and Parsons executives as well as the guest of ...


Distinguished Cultural Anthropologist Michael Wesch To Speak At PCC

Pasadena, Calif., – Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch, studies the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education and information have been viewed by millions, translated in more than 15 languages and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. ...


Pasadena Unified Celebrates Earth Day By Announcing Major Savings in Energy Consumption

In commemoration of Earth Day, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced Tuesday that the district has achieved more than $2.5 million in savings through a 19% reduction in energy use over three years. The reduction in energy consumption by 77,600 MMBTU’s translates into the equivalent of 4,800 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the ...


Local Nonprofit to Hold House Dedication Ceremony

Pasadena-based Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) will dedicate its new office, a historic Pasadena home, in honor of its benefactor in a ceremony on Saturday, April 26. The home, located at 569 S. Marengo Ave., was donated to the organization by longtime IEA patron and supporter, Sarah D. Barder. The Craftsman-style home was built in ...