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Caltech Alumnus and Apollo Astronaut Frank Borman (1928–2023)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | 5:07 am

Frank Borman, a NASA astronaut who commanded Apollo 8, the first crewed mission to orbit the Moon and return safely to Earth, died November 7 in Billings, Montana. He was 95. Borman, who earned his master’s in aeronautical engineering from Caltech in 1957, was... More »


ArtCenter College of Design Welcomes New Trustees

Monday, November 27, 2023 | 5:46 am

ArtCenter College of Design welcomed two new trustees at its recent fall meeting. Nike digital product design leader Dantley Davis and Penske operations and finance executive Paul Rainey bring exceptional expertise, a passion for what ArtCenter stands for and ... More »


James Robenson, City’s First Black Police Chief, Has Died

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 11:32 am

The creator of the Pasadena Way, Former Pasadena Police Chief James Robenson, has died according to his wife Suzy. He was 82. Robenson was the City’s first Black chief. He ushered in a new era of diversity and inclusion. He led the department from 1985 to 1990... More »


More Than 100 Attend Memorial Service For Dorothy Edwards

Monday, November 20, 2023 | 4:00 am

A memorial service was held on Saturday at All Saints Church for a local resident and former Congressional Woman of the Year, whose life has been described as an amazing journey of redemption and recovery.  More than 100 people attended services for Dorothy Ed... More »


Sue Mossman Reflects on Three Decades Leading Pasadena Heritage

Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 6:30 am

After three decades at the helm of Pasadena Heritage, Executive Director Sue Mossman has announced her plans to retire in spring 2024. In an extensive interview with Pasadena Now, Mossman reflected on her tenure and the evolution of historic preservation in Pa... More »


AbilityFirst Announces Julie Tugend as Interim Chief Executive Officer

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 1:50 pm

AbilityFirst announces today Julie Tugend has joined the team as interim Chief Executive Officer. Julie replaces Lori Gangemi, who recently left the organization after nearly 20 years, for a new opportunity. In her role, Julie will guide the organization throu... More »


Altadena Celebrates 200th Birthday of Ellen Garrison Clark

Friday, November 10, 2023 | 6:22 am

On Saturday, Nov. 18, a special event will mark the 200th birthday celebration of Ellen Garrison Clark, a remarkable 19th-century African American activist and the granddaughter of slaves.  The commemoration will take place at the Mountain View Mortuary Sunris... More »