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Huntington Library Names Misty Bennett Chief Human Resources Officer

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 11:10 am

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of Misty Bennett as chief human resources officer. Bennett, corporate director of talent and culture at Rosewood Hotel Group, begins her new role at The Huntington on Jan... More »

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Family and Friends Mourn Man Who Attended 68 Rose Bowl Games in a Row

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 2:15 pm

Family members, friends, colleagues and former student athletes are mourning the death of longtime La Cañada High School Athletic Director and Pasadena Quarterbacks Club Treasurer Randall “Randy” Boal, who died last week. He was 76. Boal died Dec. 27, accordin... More »

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Journalist, Pasadena Resident Dave McNary Dead at 69

Monday, December 28, 2020 | 5:00 am

Pasadena resident and journalist Dave McNary died on Saturday in his home after suffering complications due to a stroke. He was 69. McNary had been hospitalized since Dec. 19, according to an article in Variety that cited his wife, Sharon McNary, a journalist ... More »

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Former TV Anchor, Pasadena Resident Wendy Gordon Dies At 71

Monday, December 28, 2020 | 5:00 am

Wendy Gordon, a former media relations officer for three local state political leaders and prior to that an award-winning TV news anchor, has died. Gordon passed away in Pasadena on Dec. 22 after a long illness. She was 71. “Team Holden is devastated by the pa... More »

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Caltech Mourns the Loss of Professor Vince McKoy (1938–2020)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 | 7:34 am

Basil Vincent “Vince” McKoy, emeritus professor of theoretical chemistry, died on November 2. He was 82. McKoy was born on March 25, 1938, in the British West Indies. After graduating from boarding school, he traveled to Canada to pursue a Bachelor of Science ... More »

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Caltech Mourns the Loss of Professor Bill Iwan (1935–2020)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 4:41 pm

Wilfred D. (Bill) Iwan, professor of civil engineering, emeritus, and a Caltech alumnus, passed away on October 29. He was 85 years old. Iwan grew up in a working-class family in Altadena. He had an early passion for music, but his father, who had lived throug... More »

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From NASA JPL’s Mailroom to Mars and Beyond

Monday, December 14, 2020 | 11:23 am

Bill Allen has thrived as the mechanical systems design lead for three Mars rover missions, but he got his start as a teenager sorting letters for the NASA center. Don’t tell Bill Allen he can’t take risks. Allen was just 17 years old when he first set foot on... More »

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Salzer Elected President of San Rafael Neighborhood Association

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 12:27 pm

Former Restaurateur and City Council candidate Robin Salzer has been elected president of the San Rafael Neighborhood Association board of directors.  “We all have common goals of protecting our neighborhoods and the Arroyo, keeping a watchful eye on developme... More »