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Pasadena, CA

Black History Parade Grand Marshall Named

Award-winning NBC4 veteran reporter Beverly White will be the grand marshal for Pasadena’s 33rd Annual Black History Parade. The parade, touted by the city as one of the biggest and longest running Black History Month parades in California, will be held Saturday, Feb. 21. White, who joined NBC4 in 1992, is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a past president of the local affiliate chapter, the Black Journalists Association of Southern California.  (Jan 15, 2015 | post #1)

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Kidspace Children’s Museum

Kidspace Children’s Museum Honors the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Cultural Diversity Day In honor of the great activist, orator, reconciler, and minister, Kidspace Children’s Museum will host a day celebrating a variety of cultures during the MLK holiday on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The day’s festivities will include art and cultural activities from East Africa, China, and Europe, as well as several dance and musical performances throughout the day. In years past, Kidspace has celebrated the life of MLK on this holiday with special performances and activities that focus on his life and work. This year, Kidspace has decided to shift that focus towards a celebration of the wonderful diversity of the world’s cultures that highlights their uniqueness and value in line with King’s own desire to see individuals look beyond themselves, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – MLK.  (Jan 15, 2015 | post #1)

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Lead Wells Fargo Region Presidents

Lead Wells Fargo Region Presidents Named for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California Markets David DiCristofaro and Ben Alvarado succeed Lead Region President John Sotoodeh who was named regional banking executive for the Southwest Region Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that new lead region presidents for the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California Regions have been named. David DiCristofaro, a 17-year company veteran, assumes responsibility for the Greater Los Angeles Region, which serves customers in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties along with Coachella Valley through 268 retail banking stores and nearly 5,000 team members. Ben Alvarado, a 23-year Wells Fargo veteran, assumes responsibility for the Southern California Region, which serves customers in Orange, Imperial, and San Diego counties through 232 retail banking stores and more than 3,600 team members.  (Jan 15, 2015 | post #1)

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Red Cross Home Fire Prevention Campaign Comes to Pasadena

Seven times per day, someone in this country dies in a home fire and the rate is increasing. Next Sunday, January 18th, the American Red Cross, along with the Pasadena Fire Department, will go door-to-door in the city’s highest fire incident vulnerable neighborhoods to help save lives and bring home fires to an end. In the first 11 months of 2014, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region helped more people affected by home fires than all other disasters combined. In the past five years, Pasadena alone has counted 7 home fire fatalities, 18 home fire injuries, 487 home fires that the Fire Department responded to and more than 50 families affected by home fires supported by Red Cross.  (Jan 15, 2015 | post #1)

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Crowell Public Library’s Seventh Anniversary: A Community...

Library Open House and Snow at Lacy Park on Saturday, January 24 The Crowell Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library and Library Staff invite one and all to celebrate the Library’s seventh anniversary with an open house on Saturday, January 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Stop by to see the wide variety of services and programs the library has for seniors, teens and kids. Did you know the Library offers passport acceptance and test proctoring? Library visitors can see the work of artist Debbi Swanson Patrick in the Crain Art Gallery, named after long time librarian, Carolyn Crain. Learn about the Meet the Authors series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and take advantage of the great bargains in the Friends Book Shoppe. Seniors can see a demonstration of Dakim Brain Fitness, made possible by the Library Foundation. Dakim is a clinically tested computer-based program with a touch screen that anyone can use. The Foundation has also recently donated 36 new library computers, all equipped with Window 8.1, 24 inch monitors and the complete Microsoft Office Suite of programs.  (Jan 15, 2015 | post #1)

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“Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland"

Is the “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” You Know and Love Just Part of the Whole Story? Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” has been told countless times to every generation. But the famous tale may not actually be the whole story. The Theatre @ Boston Court will stage “The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll” in the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 1, 2:00 p.m. Carroll kept a detailed journal of his life, including his close friendship with Alice Liddell, the 11-year-old muse who inspired “Alice in Wonderland.” Upon Carroll’s death it was discovered that several pages of his otherwise immaculate journal had been torn out. “The Missing Pages” will take the audience down the rabbit hole to explore what might have been on these missing pages.  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1)

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Los Angeles Clippers Partner to Bring Awareness to Youth ...

Ideal Youth summer intern program hosted the City of Pasadena NBA Experience celebrating “Youth Internship Awareness”, generating scholarships for internship stipends and providing a platform to shine a light on the importance of providing resources and job shadow/internship opportunities to high school and college students to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. Pasadena youth and event sponsors played an intricate role in the event by participating in pregame fan experiences. The City-wide youth basketball team played an exciting scrimmage game against the Pasadena Police Department P.A.L. team. Sponsors formed fan tunnels, enjoyed oncourt recognition and a VIP reception where several received plaques from Ideal Youth, presented by President Kardia Pinckney and Mayor Bill Bogaard.  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1)

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2nd Annual Pasadena International Film Festival

2nd Annual Pasadena International Film Festival Announces Dates and Final Entry Deadline The Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) returns to the picturesque City of Pasadena February 11 – 15, 2015 after a hugely successful inaugural year. The one and only competitive film festival hosted in the City of Roses returns to the historic Playhouse District for four days of screenings, panel discussions and gala events. PIFF announced today that its final call for entries deadline is November 21, 2014. Festival Programmers received over 400 domestic and international submissions. The 2015 edition of PIFF promises a robust slate of films from new, up-and-coming filmmakers as well as seasoned industry veterans. PIFF Founder and Executive Director, Jessica Hardin, is impressed by the quality of submissions stating, “We have received a fantastic mix of shorts, features, documentaries, web series, and screenplays from 22 countries, including Israel, Tanzania, and Paraguay”. The rich compilation of work is sure to please the most diverse and demanding of audiences.  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1)

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View Gamble House’s Rarely Seen Rooms Through Special Tour

he rarely seen areas and treasures of the historic Gamble House will be available for public viewing during the “Behind the Velvet Ropes” tour on Wednesday, February 11, 10:30 a.m. The tour, which will take two and a half hours, will enable guests to explore places in the house that were not usually seen during the regular one-hour visits. Participants will walk inside the rooms of the house and, with flashlights in hand, examine at close quarters the exquisite craftsman details of the house.  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1)

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Art Center’s Former Entertainment Design Chair to Lead Ar...

Art Center College of Design’s former chair of entertainment design Scott Robinson will be the featured speaker in the Noon-Time Artists’ Talks program at the Pasadena City College’s Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 5, 12:00-12:45 p.m. Robinson is an author, educator and designer with more than 18 years of experience teaching and creating curriculum on design, drawing and rendering.  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1)

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Free Admission at SoCal Museums on Jan. 31

There will be free admission in over 20 museums in Southern California during the 10th Annual Museums Free-For-All on Saturday, January 31, starting at 9:00 a.m. Visitors will get to see exhibitions, presentations and artworks showcasing cultural heritage, natural history and science. Among the participating museums are the Pasadena Museum of California Art, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Armory Center for the Arts and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #1)

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Actor Randall Batinkoff to Sign Copies of the New Book “H...

Waldorf Publishing announces the release of the new book “How Angels Die: A Confession” by Guy Blews, a true story about assisted suicide. The movie, “37: A Final Promise” based on this true story premiered in movie theatres, August 2014. If someone you love is suffering from a debilitating illness and wants to end their life and wants you to help them do it (asks you to assist with their suicide), what would you do? “How Angels Die: A Confession” will leave you with a sense of having seen the worst in life, but the best in the human spirit.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #1)

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Famous Gumshoe Phillip Marlowe Arrives at the Sierra Madr...

Get one’s copy of the classic detective novel, The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, Sierra Madre Public Library’s 2015 One Book, One City pick. Then join in a month of exciting events celebrating Chandler and the LA Noir genre starting Saturday, January 31, 2015. All events will take place in the Sierra Madre Library. Week one includes: • Sybil Anne Davis, a long-time Sierra Madre resident who will kick off the month of events on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with a talk entitled “Just call me Ray: personal reflections on my life with Raymond Chandler”. Ms. Davis’s mother was Chandler’s personal assistant while they lived in La Jolla in the 1950’s and Sybil spent many of her formative years in Chandler’s company. She has been the steward and curator of interesting Chandler memorabilia including books, scripts, and personal artifacts. An author, Davis is currently preparing a memoir of her years with Chandler and has many fascinating anecdotes to share.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #1)

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Pasadena Restaurateurs Named Co-Chairs for Hillsides 2015...

Pasadena restaurateurs Robert and Deborah Simon have been named co-chairs for Hillsides annual gala to be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The theme of this year’s gala is Hillsides Uncorked! The event will feature the finest global foods and local wines with an emphasis on sustainability.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #1)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015 Closures, Reminders for ...

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are noted below. The Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to be staffed during the holiday for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For any life-threatening emergencies, please remember to call 9-1-1.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #1)