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Caltech Professor of Economics, Emeritus David Grether, 1938-2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 11:36 am

David Grether, Caltech Frank Gilloon Professor of Economics, Emeritus, passed away on September 12. He was 82. Grether was trained in econometrics, a field that applies statistical methods to economic data in an effort to determine economic relationships. His ... More »

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Hogarth Wins Pasadena City Senior Golf Championship Again

Monday, September 13, 2021 | 5:49 am

Northridge native Tim Hogarth won by two strokes Friday over Pasadenan Goran Hagegard and Eddie Cho of Los Angeles to capture the Pasadena City Senior Golf Championship for the second straight year at Brookside Golf Club.  Hogarth, the 1996 USGA Public Links c... More »

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Former Pasadena Public Works Director Joins Construction Firm

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 9:02 am

Pasadena-based construction company Adept Urban has hired former Pasadena Public Works Director Ara Maloyan as its director of construction.  Maloyan came to Pasadena in 2015 after a stint as the Long Beach Public Works director to fill the spot left vacant wi... More »

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Wetzel’s Pretzels Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 2:04 pm

Pasadena-based Wetzel’s Pretzels on Wednesday announced the selection of a new chief marketing officer. Kim Freer has been named to the position, the company said in a written statement. Wetzel’s Pretzel’s representatives described Freer as a “marketing powerh... More »

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Kim Ferreira Named President of the Junior League of Pasadena

Friday, September 3, 2021 | 4:20 pm

Kim Ferreira has been named President of the Junior League of Pasadena in the organization’s 95th year. The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is proud to announce that Kim Ferreira has been named President of this prestigious volunteer organization that ha... More »

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Pasadenan Oscar De La Hoya Announces COVID Diagnosis, Hospitalization

Friday, September 3, 2021 | 4:05 pm

Wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I have contracted Covid and am not going to be able to fight next weekend. Preparing for this comeback has been everything to me over the last months, & I want to thank everyone for their... More »

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Pasadena Seminary Student Wins Finance Company Scholarship

Friday, September 3, 2021 | 5:39 am

A student of a seminary in Pasadena has won a $1,000 scholarship grant from property financing company ClearPath Lending. Federico Poloni, studying at Fuller Theological Seminary, will receive his scholarship prize in the fall semester of 2021, according to a ... More »

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Governor Reappoints Pasadenan to State Panel

Monday, August 30, 2021 | 6:07 pm

Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced the reappointment of Dennis Alfieri, 62, of Pasadena, to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors, where he has served since 2018. Alfieri headed the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation from 2017 to 2020 and is a 40-year member ... More »