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East Pasadena Residents Create Resource Network for Neighbors in Need

Monday, April 6, 2020 | 04:28 am

A small but growing group of neighbors has been quietly changing their tiny corner of the universe. After East Pasadena resident Emily Shnorhokian posted a message on her local online NextDoor bulletin board service, offering to deliver groceries and carry out... More »


Jim Houston Dies: Engineer And Two-Time Oscar Winner Was 61

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 17:23 pm

Jim Houston, a senior engineer who held senior engineering positions with several studios and prominent post-production facilities in Hollywood, has died from a heart attack in Pasadena. He was 61. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)... More »


Shia LaBeouf Buys $5.475 Million Home in Pasadena

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 20:14 pm

Actor Shia LaBeouf has purchased a newly-built home in Pasadena for $5.475 million, a Los Angeles Times report Thursday said. LaBeouf, 33, gained fame at an early age as the star in Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” His other film credits include “Disturbia” (2... More »


Five Acres Presents Community Awards and Welcomes New Board Members

Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 05:10 am

Five Acres, a foster/adoption, residential and community-based mental/behavioral health charity, announced its community awards and board celebration yesterday. Taking preventive measures to best protect the Five Acres children who live in the agency’s care an... More »


Caltech Announces the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 18:10 pm

Caltech has announced that Ian Agol (BS ’92), Fei-Fei Li (MS ’02, PhD ’05), Charles T. Munger (CERT ’44), and Daniel D. O’Dowd (BS ’76) are this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor th... More »