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Study by Pasadena Geologists May Provide Proof California Long Overdue for The Big One

A new seismic study by two Pasadena-based U.S. Geological Survey geophysicists confirms that the last century’s hiatus from major California earthquakes on any one of the state’s three most infamous faults is unprecedented over the past 1,000 years. What’s it mean?  Some think it signals a buildup of pressure precipitating The Big One. No one ...


Simply Speaking, the Junior League of Pasadena’s Gala was a Success

The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) hosted their 6th Annual Simply Speaking Gala. The event took place at the historic Castle Green in the heart Old Town Pasadena. Guests began the evening the moment they walked through the gates, into one of Pasadena’s oldest and best kept secrets: The Castle Green. As they entered ...


Baseball Reliquary Commissions Musical Work in Memory of Jackie Robinson

In conjunction with the nationwide celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, the Baseball Reliquary has announced that it has commissioned renowned jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, composer, and educator Bobby Bradford to write and perform a musical composition in memory of Jackie Robinson. The Baseball Reliquary is a Pasadena, California-based nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering ...


Caltech Graduate Student Receives P. D. Soros Fellowship

Caltech graduate student Shreyas Vissapragada has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The program awards outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States with a $90,000 graduate school fellowship. “Being a new American has deeply informed the ways in which I try to contribute to my field, and, ...


Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena Hosts Pasadena Historian and Preservationist, Ann Scheid

Ann Scheid is a well known architectural historian and preservationist and author of books and articles on Pasadena history, city planning and landscape history. Her topic as Woman’s Civic League’s speaker at the April 1st luncheon held at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena focused on the development of Pasadena as a health resort, and ...


Huntington Medical Research Institutes Welcomes New Board Member

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is pleased to announce the election of Terry Perucca to its Board of Directors. Prior to retiring, Perucca was the President of Banc of America Equity Partners (BAEP) headquartered in Chicago, IL. “HMRI is so fortunate to have someone with Terry’s forty plus years of experience in the financial services industry. We will greatly benefit from Terry’s ...


Pasadena Playhouse Appoints Nancy Griffith Baxter as Director of Development

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, announced Wednesday that Nancy Griffith Baxter will serve as the organization’s new Director of Development, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and wealth management with a deep understanding of philanthropic strategies. “I am thrilled to welcome Nancy to the leadership team as we ...


Lite Nite 2019 Celebrated Local Heroes and Humanitarians with a Ceremony and Reception at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena

Several local companies joined together on April 2, 2019 to host Lite Nite 2019, a community event celebrating local heroes and humanitarians, who lead daily by their Love, Integrity, Talent and Empathy. The event, held at the historic Women’s City Club in Pasadena, included a ceremony showcasing the award recipients, followed by a reception that ...


120-Year-Old Pasadena Law Firm Hahn & Hahn Expands Practices

Pasadena-based law firm Hahn & Hahn LLP announced Monday that Susanne Cohen has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates and Litigation practices. Cohen specializes in representing and protecting the interests of elders and people with disabilities, including conservatorships and trust administration, elder financial abuse, trust and estate conflict resolution and litigation, long-term care and estate ...


There Was a Lot of Shaking Going On at Cancer Support Community’s Annual Gala

The 27th Annual Angel Gala, “Shake, Rattle & Roll” benefiting Cancer Support Community Pasadena was held at the Annandale Golf Club. This fun-filled event featured a reception, dinner, entertainment, silent auction and a live auction. This year’s Angel Award Honorees were LeAnn & Michael O. Healy and Whittier Trust for their generous and consistent support ...


Standing for Reelection, Mayor Tornek Says He’s Still Got Work To Do

For Mayor Terry Tornek, running to renew his arrangement with Pasadena voters for another four years in office is all about unfinished business. “The issue is making sure that the things that you’ve launched are well founded, well launched and will continue as legacy projects after you’ve gone,” Tornek told Pasadena Now in an April ...


Los Altos Auxiliary Looks Forward to “A Taste of South America” Benefit

  The Los Altos Auxiliary of Hathaway-Sycamores will once again be hosting its annual wine tasting fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Thursday Club in La Cañada. The theme of this year’s event is a return to one of their favorite regions, “A Taste of South America.”   At ...


Rita Pardue, Ms. Senior California 2018 Featured Speaker at USC Trojan Affiliates Year End Celebration

Rita Pardue, Ms. Senior California 2018 will headline at the USC Trojan Affiliates at their Year End Celebration on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at El Portal Restaurant, 695 East Green Street in Pasadena. Her topic will be “It’s Never Too Late to Make Your Dreams Come True”. The meeting will begin with a Social No ...


City’s Health Officer Will Assume Role of Director of Public Health

City Manager Steve Mermell has appointed Dr. Ying-Ying Goh to lead the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD). Michael Johnson has been the City’s Director of Public Health since 2015 and will retire at the end of April, at which time Dr. Goh will transition into the role. Dr. Goh is a board-certified pediatrician and has ...


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