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Pasadena’s Hard-Working Convention Center Starts New Fiscal Year with New Executive Director, New Initiatives

Naz Sabripour Time and patience pay off as Naz Sabripour has been named executive director of the Pasadena Convention Center, it was announced. Sabripour was elevated to the new position from her former spot as director of events and operations for the facility. “I’ve been here 13 years, Naz has been here 12 years,” said Michael Ross, chief executive officer of the Pasadena Center Operating…

After 41 Years Without a Single Sick Day, Frank Hammad, Owner of Pasadena’s Village Market, Sells His Store to Land Developers

Frank Hammad ran a business that carried him and his family for decades but now, he says, it’s time to let go. Hammad has owned and operated Village Market at 662 Lincoln Avenue for 41…

Wescom Resources Group Announces New President

David Cerwinski Pasadena-based Wescom Resources Group (WRG), a division of  Wescom Credit Union, now has a new President in the person of David Cerwinski. Keith Pipes, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wescom…

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Leadership

Second row: from left to right; Judy Gordon, Krysty Leckrone, Diana Peterson-More, Rob Woolley, Brian Birnie, Robin Flynn, Ed Morales, Kristin Yanish, Brandon Shamim, Mark Leavens. First row: from left to right; Glenn Bowie, Paige…

Pasadenan Burk Makes ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Finals

Pasadenan Brian Burk competes in Las Vegas. Image courtesy Brian Burk via Facebook Pasadena resident Brian Burk survived a class with 33 other ninjas in the Los Angeles city finals and advance to the National…

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Prep School Privilege: A Closer Look at Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s ‘Good Boys,’ Opening Sunday at The Pasadena Playhouse

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wants to take down the privileged cultures of the past and hopes that the play he wrote, “Good Boys,” which…

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Huntington Library Board of Trustees News: Geneva H. Thornton Retires; Simon K.C. Li Elected as New Member

Geneva H. Thornton (l) and Simon K.C. Li (r) Geneva H. Thornton, member of the Board of Trustees for The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens since 2008, has announced her retirement from the Board, effective immediately. Newly elected to the Board is Simon K.C. Li, longtime member of The Huntington’s Board of Governors (formerly the Board of Overseers). The five-member Board of Trustees is responsible for The Huntington’s financial sustainability and overarching direction. It is supported in its work by a 60-member Board of Governors that helps advise on a range of specialized areas, including finance, research, and…

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