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Caltech’s Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

For Cindy Weinstein, graduate school was a complicated time. Like many students, she was juggling the usual commitments of assignments, teaching, and research, but on top of that, she carried the burden of watching her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As her father’s condition worsened, she was faced with moving home to the East ...


Professional Child Development Associates Announce 10th Annual Harvest Moon Gala

  Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will host Harvest Moon Magic: Gala Dinner and Art Auction on Sunday, September 30, 2018 to raise funds for its clinic serving children with autism or other developmental disabilities and their families.   The event, in the verdant yard of Therese and Mario Molina, will be catered by Pasadena’s ...


Tournament of Roses’ First African American President Will Receive Top Award at NAACP Pasadena Ceremony

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Pasadena Branch announced it will bestow its top recognition, the Ruby McKnight Williams Award, on Gerald Freeny, the first African American President of the Tournament of Roses Association. Freeny heads the roll of local honorees slated for tributes at the Pasadena Branch’s 33rd Ruby McKnight Williams ...


Governor Brown Appoints Pasadena Woman to the University of California Board of Regents

California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Pasadena lawyer Cecilia V. Estolano as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California. Estolano is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based Estolano LeSar Advisors, a consulting firm that specializes in developing strategic solutions that promote vibrant, resilient communities, and has been its CEO since 2011. ...


Local Woman Crusades Against a Hidden Killer Which Science Now Makes Easier to Detect

Following a heart attack which almost killed her, a local woman has made it her mission to spread the life-saving message about fighting a disease that most people don’t even know they have until it’s too late. “Most people have never heard of familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH,” Pasadena-based nonprofit FH Foundation CEO Katherine Wilemon said. ...


The Angeles Chorale Welcomes Laura Mason as New Executive Director

The Angeles Chorale is pleased to welcome Laura Mason as their new Executive Director. Mason has been a part of the Angeles Chorale for the past three years as their Operations Coordinator, where she has been a crucial part of the Chorale’s growth and success. Prior to joining the Angeles Chorale team, Mason spent over ...


Friends in Deed Presents Jazz on the Green

  Friends In Deed is returning to Castle Green, a cherished historical building in Pasadena, for its annual Jazz on the Green fundraiser.   On September 26, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the mellow sounds of jazz will provide the soundtrack for an evening of socializing and delicious food and drink. Guests will enjoy ...


The Huntington Names Christina Nielsen as New Director of the Art Collections

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has appointed Christina Nielsen as the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections, Karen R. Lawrence, The Huntington’s incoming president announced today. Nielsen, currently William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection and Exhibition Program at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, assumes her ...


Caltech Astronomer Wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

BJ Fulton, a staff scientist at NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at Caltech, is being honored with the 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award—an honor bestowed by the Astronomical Society for the Pacific (ASP) to the recipient of a “PhD degree in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy.” Fulton received his doctorate ...


M. Christian Mitchell Joins Huntington Hospital’s Board of Directors

Huntington Hospital announced Thursday the election of M. Christian (Chris) Mitchell to its board of directors. Chris is currently serving as an ex-officio member until January 1, 2019, when he will join as a voting member of the board. “Chris’ experience in the financial and professional service industries, combined with his involvement in the Pasadena ...


Former Mayor of Florida’s Fifth Most Populous City Joins Pasadena’s Coast Autonomous

Former Mayor Rick Baker of St. Petersburg, Florida has joined Pasadena-based Coast Autonomous as its Senior Advisor on Urban Deployment on its Advisory Board. Baker, who was named America’s Greatest Mayor of the Decade in The Daily Beast and America’s Mayor/Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine, said of the appointment, “I am very ...


Pasadena Quarterbacks Club Announces its 2018 Season Lineup, Kicking Off with USC’s Clay Helton

USC head football coach Clay Helton will be speaking at the Pasadena Quarterbacks on August 31 as the first in an impressive lineup of sports guests for the new football season. Pasadena Quarterbacks President Jim Gruettner revealed the lineup in a post on the Quarterbacks’ website, adding the luncheon presentationa discussions will be at the ...


Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Play the Altadena Sheriffs Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament

Hathaway-Sycamores held the 3rd Annual Youth vs. Altadena Sheriffs Basketball Game at its El Nido Residential Campus in Altadena, thanks to the generous support of volunteer group, Las Candelas. Youth teams went head-to-head with the sheriffs for some friendly competition as they were cheered on by enthusiastic attendees. The tournament is intended to give the ...


New Director at Pasadena’s Armory Center Seeks to Impact Community Through Art

The Armory Center for the Arts, one of Pasadena’s most influential art institutions, is welcoming its first new executive director in 17 years to guide the organization into the future. Leslie Ito will take the helm at the nonprofit on Sept. 4, according to the Armory. She is a South Pasadena resident and comes to ...


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