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After 41 Years, Pasadena Ice House Comedy Club Owner Sells to Johnny Buss

Former Pasadena Ice House Comedy Club owner Bob Fisher never expected he would sell off his beloved comedy business, but changed his mind when he found an enthusiastic buyer in new owner Johnny Buss. “It’s time to pass the torch and I found the right person who wants to continue the legacy of The Ice ...


ArtCenter Alumni Awards Honor Emerging and Leading Figures at the Intersection of Art and Design

ArtCenter College of Design celebrated its 2019 Alumni Awards on Saturday, November 16 in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together prominent members of the Southern Californian and international art and design communities to recognize awardees Doug Aitken (BFA 91), Ini Archibong (BS 12), Gloria Kondrup (MFA 93) and Sterling Ruby (MFA 15). Beginning the evening at ...


Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena Will be Named in Honor of CEO Who Died Nov. 10

The new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine being built in Pasadena will be named after late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Tyson, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 10, at his Oakland residence. The name change will reflect Tyson’s commitment to the future of healthcare and the school. Dr. Holly Humphrey, ...


Attorney, Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber Named A National Law Journal Trailblazer

Laura Farber, a partner in Hahn & Hahn’s Litigation and Employment practices, was named one of National Law Journal’s Elite Boutique Trailblazers. The list spotlights individuals who are “truly agents of change,” and features examples of the honorees’ “pioneer spirit, trails blazed” and “future explorations.” This year, Farber made history as the first Latina and ...


Caltech’s Seismo Sue and Her Seismo Sistahs Will Lead Pasadena Doo Dah Parade as Grand Marshals

Susan Hough, seismologist at the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena, and “Earthquake Response Coordinator” of the office on the Caltech campus is now taking charge with her seismologist sisters as the 2019 Doo Dah Parade Grand Marshals. The parade takes place on Sunday, November 24, in East Pasadena, stepping off at 11:00am. Elizabeth Cochran ...


Rabbi Marv Gross Honored by Hundreds at Funeral Service

Hundreds of friends and colleagues packed the Pasadena Jewish Center Friday for the funeral service for Rabbi Marv Gross, retired CEO of Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena. Rabbi Gross passed away on Tuesday night in Pasadena after a brief illness at the age of 72. Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilmember Margaret McAustin were ...


PCC Instructor’s Book Spotlights First War Correspondents to Bring the Front Lines Into American Living Rooms

Pasadena City College instructor Marc Yablonka is teaching the world about the people who covered the Vietnam War. He has written a new book to honor the reporters and photographers on the front lines and beyond, called “Vietnam Bao Chi: Warriors of Word and Film.” Yablonka is an instructor at the Community Education Center of ...


Green Was the Color Du Jour as ‘Emerald Necklace’ Was Celebrated at Pasadena’s Amigos De Los Rios Gala

  The ‘Emerald Necklace’ was celebrated at a gala for Amigos De Los Rios, the Pasadena environmental organization working to nurture the watershed in the San Gabriel Valley.   People and nature came together in an evening that promised a close working relationship between partner groups, all with the aim of cleaning up the environment. ...


Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Steps Off Sunday With Seismologist Grand Marshal, Rock Bands and “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Theme

With “Shake Rattle and Roll” as the theme of the Doo Dah Parade this Sunday, it’s fitting that its Grand Marshal would be top seismologist Susan Hough and her “Seismo Sistahs,” also respected seismologists. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on Colorado Blvd. between Altadena Dr. and San Gabriel Blvd. It’s a chance to ...


Whoa Nellie! America’s Stadium to Honor One of the Most Iconic Broadcasters in History

One of the most iconic broadcasters in sports history, Keith Jackson, will be celebrated with a statue in front of the Rose Bowl Stadium just weeks before the 106th annual Rose Bowl Game. As a beloved American sports commentator, author, journalist and radio personality with hall of fame credentials, the late Jackson will have his ...


Mandy Shaw Locked In as New CEO at Pasadena-Based Blaze Pizza

Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza has promoted Amanda Shaw, who has been serving as the brand’s interim CEO since Jim Mizes retired in August, to President and CEO, the company announced Monday. Mandy Shaw has been with Blaze Pizza since 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, and has served as Interim CEO since August 2019. She has been ...


John Muir High School Grad Fatima Martinez Advances to Olympic Boxing Trials in Louisiana

Fatima Martinez beat her opponents in the Western Regional Olympic Boxing Qualifiers last weekend to advance to the Olympic Boxing Trials in Louisiana where she will face the best boxers in the United States. The trials begin in early December and she will travel with her Coach, Fausto De La Torre. John Muir High School ...


Tina Wu Fredericks Announces Campaign for PUSD Board of Education

Earlier today at a public education unity rally, Tina Wu Fredericks launched her campaign for Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education, District 6. A mother of two PUSD students, Fredericks, is running for PUSD School Board to instill integrity in its decision-making process, empower PUSD families, and focus on establishing equity for all students. ...


A Young Engineer Steps Into the Light

In high school, Janelle Wellons excelled in her classes, especially math, and quickly climbed to the top of her class. By the spring of her senior year, she had an acceptance letter in hand from her dream school, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But while that should have been a joyous time, an incident with ...


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