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Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Time or Jail Time?

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas. Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, but present-day celebrations often lead to drunk driving — and there’s no victory in that, Pasadena police point out. If you are planning to party this Cinco de Mayo,…

Pasadena Unified School District Launches New Website

After months of planning and listening to feedback from parents, students and community stakeholders on how the district can improve its communications, the Pasadena Unified School District launched its new website Monday, May 2, 2016…

Victor Wright, Who Inspired Countless Admirers with His Perseverance and Faith, Dies at 55

Victor Wright (at right), who for decades inspired countless people through his perseverance and faith after suffering a high-school football injury that left him quadriplegic, has died. Victor Wright, who for decades inspired countless people…

College Women’s Club of Pasadena Scholarship Foundation Reaches $1 Million Milestone in Awards

Pasadena Community Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer DeVoll; Foundation President, Marilyn Siemon-Burgeson and Club President, Annie Steidl. Photo courtesy of PCF The College Women’s Club of Pasadena is truly a historic organization. The Club allocates financial…

Latin American Citizens Awards at Madison Elementary Bring Out High Achievers, Protestors

Student scholarship winners with School Board President Elizabeth Pomeroy and Councilmember Tyron Hampton. Principals, teachers, community volunteers and students were honored Sunday morning at the 2016 Leaders in Education Recognition and Scholarship Awards Ceremony held…

Wednesday, May 04

$50,000 Dr. Robert Fefferman Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Education to be Revealed at May 4th Dinner

On Wednesday, May 4th, 6:00 p.m., a math or science teacher within PUSD will receive a $25,000 check to recognize his or her inspirational teaching.…

Wednesday, May 04

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley Invites Local Residents to May Event

Arcadia and Pasadena, California – Are you interested in meeting new people, making new friends, exploring well-known landmarks, and enjoying new activities? Newcomers and Friends…

Thursday, May 05

Rabbi Gross to be Keynote Speaker at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Preparations are underway for the 43rd Annual Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. Scheduled for Thursday, May 5, the event will return to the Pasadena Convention…

Saturday, May 07

PCDA’s Move-a-Thon Offers Adapted Physical Activities for All Abilities

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) is hosting its second annual Move-A-Thon on Saturday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Rose Bowl Brookside…

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Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Friday, Caltech formally launched “Break Through: The Caltech Campaign,” an ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative that will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students to become leaders in science and society, and help secure Caltech’s place as an engine of discovery for generations to come. The campaign will focus on generating support for three major priorities: Flexible endowment and discretionary funds to empower the Institute to advance extraordinary science, technology, and education wherever the opportunities may lead (target: $600 million) Fellowships, scholarships, and funds to bolster student life, teaching, and outreach to prepare tomorrow’s problem solvers…

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