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Reports: Leave Extended for Dodger, Pasadena Resident Trevor Bauer

Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 9:31 am

According to multiple media outlets, Major League Baseball and the players association agreed to extend the administrative leave of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer through April 22. The league continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding an ... More »

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Steve Baker Obituary

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 12:21 pm

Steve Baker left this world as graciously and gently as he lived his life. He died April 4, 2022 due to complications from pneumonia, in Santa Barbara, CA, surrounded by his sister and her family and embraced by the love and concern of the entire community of ... More »

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County Supervisors Honor Armenian Culture in L.A. County

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 2:27 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn to honor L.A. County’s Armenian community by proclaiming the month of April Armenian History Month. “As we prepare to commemorate t... More »

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Caltech Remembers Eugene Parker, 1927–2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10:40 am

Caltech Distinguished Alumnus Eugene Parker (PhD ’51) passed away on March 15 at age 94. Parker was a pioneer in the field of heliophysics, the study of the sun and how it affects Earth, the planets in our solar system, and space beyond. In 1958, Parker correc... More »

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Caltech Mourns the Loss of Art Riggs (PhD ’66)

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 10:38 am

Distinguished Alumnus Arthur D. (Art) Riggs (PhD ’66), a pioneering geneticist, world-renowned expert in diabetes, and dedicated friend of Caltech, died March 23, 2022. He was 82. Holder of the Samuel Rahbar Distinguished Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery at ... More »

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Jericho Road Welcomes Kim Olpin as new Executive Director

Friday, March 25, 2022 | 3:40 pm

Jericho Road Pasadena (JRP) is pleased to announce the selection of Kim Olpin as the organization’s new executive director. JRP’s former executive director, Melanie Goodyear, left the organization earlier in March after 12 years at the helm. JRP selected Ms. O... More »

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Altadena Resident Presented President’s Volunteer Service Award

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 3:53 pm

75-year-old Altadena resident Baeri Penn has been presented the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) in recognition of his recent service to the community. Accompanying the award was a letter from President Joe Biden. “On behalf of the Americ... More »

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Temporary Forest Supervisor of Angeles National Forest Named

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 5:33 am

The United States Forest Service has named a temporary forest supervisor of the Angeles National Forest. Tom Torres, 58, will serve until July, when the U.S. Forest Service is expected to appoint a permanent supervisor, according to a Daily Bulletin report. Po... More »

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Options for Learnings Hires First Chief Program Officer

Friday, March 18, 2022 | 5:27 pm

Options for Learning is pleased to announce that after a months-long, statewide search, Tracy Lynch has been named as the new chief program officer (CPO) for Options for Learning effective April 1, 2022. Having joined Options for Learning more than 17 years ag... More »