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Pasadena Author Greg Critser Reported Dead at 63

Pasadena-based medicine, science, food and health writer Greg Critser died Saturday night, a family spokesperson told City News Service on Sunday. Critser was 63. Critser was published in international periodicals ranging from the New York Times to the Times of London and from Harper’s to the New Yorker, and also wrote locally for the Los Angeles Times and the Pasadena Weekly. His best-selling “Fat Land:…

Football: Steve Bogan Resigns at Maranatha After 4 Years; Four-Time CIF Champ Made Lasting Impact, Has More to Give

For those of us in the San Gabriel Valley, when the name ‘Steve Bogan’ is spoken, you typically think about the four CIF-SS championships he won over a 20-year span at South Hills. And while…

Altadena Chamber’s Citizen and Business of the Year Reflect an Artistic Community

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce announces its 2017 Citizen and Business Of The Year. Both honorees reflect Altadena’s reputation as a home for creative people. Citizen of the Year is Ben McGinty, who has spent…

Christopher Ballew Violent Arrest Controversy Draws Hundreds to Council Meeting

At center, Sonya Ballew sits with her son, Christopher, whose leg was broken during his November 9, 2017 arrest by Pasadena police, and listens intently to comments during the Pasadena City Council meeting on Monday,…

Pasadena Journal Publishers Deemed Assemblyman Chris Holden’s 2018 Unsung Heroes in the 41st District

Ruthie and Joe Hopkins, the publishers of Pasadena’s independent African American newspaper, the Pasadena Journal, will be honored next week as Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Unsung Heroes in the 41st District. The couple has been invited…

Sunday, January 21

Panel Discussion – Home, Heartbreak, and Hope – Reflections on the Japanese American Experience in Sierra Madre and the San Gabriel Valley

L-R: Amy Uyematsu, Dr Mitchell Maki, Naomi Hirahara Sierra Madre Playhouse will host a Panel Discussion “Home, Heartbreak, and Hope – Reflections on the Japanese…

Tuesday, January 30

Dr. John Link to Speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena

Dr. John Link, one of the world’s leading breast cancer specialists and author of The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, now in its 5th edition, will…

Tuesday, February 06

The Annual Rose Queen’s Luncheon at The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena is Announced

The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena will be welcoming the 100th Rose Queen Isabella Marez and the 2018 Royal Court to the Shakespeare Club Villa for…

Tuesday, February 13

Vroman’s is Sponsoring an LA Appearance by Dr. Deepak Chopra in February

Image Courtesy Vroman’s Bookstore Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena is sponsoring a presentation and book signing by New York Times bestselling author Dr. Deepak Chopra, of…

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Pasadena Motorcycle Designer Says ‘No’ To Self Driving Motorcycles

Miguel Angel Galluzzi, via YouTube The ArtCenter College of Design graduate who heads the Piaggio Group’s Advanced Design Center in Pasadena does not see much of a future for self-driving motorcycles – instead, he fancies seeing solar-powered two-wheel vehicles in the future that will make owners independent of fossil fuels. Miguel Angel Galluzzi, an Argentine native who finished his Transportation Design course at Art Center in 1986, has been focused on the bigger issue of “restoring the motorcycle’s standing in the popular imagination – the ultimate symbol of unfettered subversive fun, aided by its more contemporary virtues as a sustainable,…

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