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The Five Acres Legacy Society Announces Rose Bowl Locker Reception

The Five Acres Legacy Society, made up of some the most ardent supporters of foster care, adoption and mental health nonprofit Five Acres, plans to hold a reception on Thursday, November 7, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the 1922 Locker Room at the Rose Bowl in the Arroyo Seco. The reception is a celebration ...


Pasadena Public Health Dept. Director Will What It Means to Be a “Health Strategy Catalyst”

The City of Pasadena’s Public Health Department Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh will speak to the Pasadena Rotary Club in an open-to-the-public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23 about the Dept.’s role as a “health strategy catalyst.” Goh had used that term when she first spoke to the community after her appointment in April of ...


Pasadena Library Commissioner and Non-Profit Attorney Kenny Rotter Launches Campaign for PCC Board of Trustees

Pasadena Public Library Commissioner and non-profit attorney, Kenny Rotter today announced his candidacy for the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees, Area 2. Rotter is running to address some of the most pressing issues facing PCC today, including the need to ease the burden of student loans, enhance mental health resources, and increase occupational certificate ...


Vikki Sung Named President of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced that Vikki Sung has been named President of the organization for 2019/2020. An active member of PSHA since 2012, Sung is the first Asian-American to serve as president of the organization. She has held numerous positions over the years, including Benefit Chair for the 2018 Pasadena ...


Families Forward Hosted 9th Annual Twilight Tasting

Families Forward Learning Center celebrated its ninth annual Twilight Tasting in Pasadena on a beautiful autumn night with a large harvest moon shinning brightly. Just over 100 guests attended the event, with glasses raised. This annual event supports education and social services for low-income families with young children in the Pasadena community. Twilight Tasting was ...


Pasadena’s Thin Line Capital Announces New Energy/Sustainability Fund in Partnership with Wavemaker Partners

Thin Line Capital, a Pasadena-based venture capital firm, announced the launch of their seed-stage fund with a first close of over $5 million, exceeding its initial target. Thin Line Capital is founded and managed by Aaron Fyke, former serial entrepreneur, CEO of multiple companies at technology incubator Idealab, and partner with Starfish Ventures in Australia. ...


Esther Nishio, Who Led Japanese-American Post World War II Re-Assimilation When She Attended Pasadena City College in 1944, Dead at 93

Esther Takei Nishio may have been petite, but when she passed away earlier this month she left a large and heroic legacy. Esther Nishio was the first Japanese-American allowed to return into American public life following detention at Japanese American Internment camps during World War II. And her return came as a student at Pasadena ...


Get Your Tickets to the Final Yes, Virginia Classy & Sassy Luncheon

The Pasadena Community Foundation is celebrating the final year of the Yes, Virginia Classy and Sassy Luncheon on Wednesday, November 6, at the Altadena Town and Country Club, at 2290 Country Club Drive in Altadena. This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Yes, Virginia Fund, which awards grants to local nonprofit agencies to provide ...


Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Kick-Off the Distinguished Speaker Series in Pasadena

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are coming to Pasadena as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. These accomplished actors and activists will kick-off the Series for a night of hilarity, witty observations, and thoughtful conversation on October 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Already well established as Southern California’s largest ...


Super Thinkers Dissect Super Computing at Pasadena Quantum Computing Event

Consider that the world has seen more technological advances in the last 25 years than in the sum total history of civilization. Now multiply that amount of change by a number that has not even yet been conceived yet. Such could be the eventual impact of quantum computing on our world. Leading the way in ...


Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez Selected as 2020 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshals

Upbeat Latin music filled the air as actress and singer Rita Moreno, actress Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez were announced Tuesday as the 2020 Rose Parade Grand Marshals by Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber. They will ride in the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope” and join ...


Don’t Miss Incredible Performances and A Chance To Change Lives

  Celebrating 20 years, Evening For The Station: A Night of Wonder, benefiting Union Station Homeless Services will be held this November 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Imperial Palace in Pasadena.   Over the last two decades, an Evening for the Station has delivered incredible entertainment in support of Union ...


Literary Leverage: A Conversation with Caltech’s Jocelyn Holland

While Caltech engineers are known for building some of the world’s most complex machines, Comparative Literature Professor Jocelyn Holland focuses on one of the simplest in her recently published book The Lever as Instrument of Reason. And though levers appear on almost every page of the volume, Holland does not dwell on the physical construction ...


Pasadenan on Ice as Maple Leafs Bet on Local Prospect

The Iceman Goeth from Pasadena to Toronto. Pasadena-born hockey forward Nicholas Robertson, drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in June, has signed a three-year entry-level contract, the team recently announced. Big-time hockey would appear to run in the family. Robertson’s older brother Jason was scooped up by the Dallas Stars in the second round of ...


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