👓 Virginia Museum Does What Pasadena Museum Won’t: Gives Back Nazi-Looted Artwork to Heir of Owner | Pasadena Now

Read Virginia Museum Does What Pasadena Museum Won’t: Gives Back Nazi-Looted Artwork to Heir of Owner (pasadenanow.com)
In contrast to the decades-long court battle fought by a Pasadena museum with the heir of an art dealer to keep a pair of $24 million, 400-year-old paintings which had been seized by a Nazi leader during World War II, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Board voted last week to return a valuable painting it had acquired under similar circumstances. The masterpieces in both cases had been taken in forced sales from Amsterdam art dealer Jacques Goudstikker in 1940 by Hermann Göring, Hitler’s henchman who created the Gestapo, the feared Nazi secret police.

👓 Student brawl at Hoover High brings Glendale police, school lockdown | Los Angeles Times

Read Student brawl at Hoover High brings Glendale police, school lockdown (Los Angeles Times)
A brawl between students at Hoover High School in Glendale on Wednesday resulted in the campus and two other nearby schools to be placed under lockdown and brought around two dozen police officers to the area.

👓 Here are the Best Events in Pasadena on Saturday! | Pasadena Now

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Events on October 13, 2018 Saturday, October 13, 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Black Public Theology and Race In America click for more information » Fuller Seminary’s William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies will host a public symposium on

👓 Typhus Outbreak Spreads To SGV | South Pasadena, CA Patch

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About 20 residents in Pasadena have been sickened with flea-borne typhus. LA health officials confirmed an outbreak Downtown as well.

👓 Pasadena’s “Darth Vader” Building to Be Demolished | ColoradoBoulevard.net

Read Pasadena’s “Darth Vader” Building to Be Demolished by Garrett Rowlan (ColoradoBoulevard.net)
Last Saturday, a 1936 film called The Shapes of Things to Come played at the Pasadena Main Library, and a block south, two days later on Monday evening, the City Council and attendees got a glimpse of those shapes, in predevelopment plans presented for two significant real estate projects.

👓 Prep, Poly, Westridge Ranked Among Top County High Schools | Outlook Newspapers

Read Prep, Poly, Westridge Ranked Among Top County High Schools by Camila Castellanos (Outlook Newspapers)
A trio of Pasadena-area high schools scored in the top five among private schools in Los Angeles County, while eight San Gabriel Valley campuses were ranked among the top 20 Catholic scho...

👓 Motels to House Pasadena Homeless? | ColoradoBoulevard.net

Read Motels to House Pasadena Homeless? by Garrett Rowlan (ColoradoBoulevard.net)
If the body politic were a real body, the body of Pasadena would be one plagued by itches and bruises that continue to irritate.

👓 8 First Things That Happened During 1966 Rose Queen Reign | ColoradoBoulevard.net

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A 19-year-old student at Pasadena City College, who almost did not make the tryouts because she lost her mom couple of months prior to the event, was named Rose Queen in 1966. Her name was Carole Cota Gelfuso, and that year turned out to be a year of many “firsts”.

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Bookmarked Takachizu (takachizu.org)
Takachizu is a community archive that identifies and reflects on that which is most valuable about Little Tokyo.

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📅 RSVP to WordPress Pasadena General Meetup, July 2018. We Have A/C, Why Fight it, Edition

RSVPed Attending WordPress Pasadena General Meetup, July 2018. We Have A/C, Why Fight it, Edition

Tue, Jul 31, 2018, 7:00 PM
Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

WordPress Pasadena is back in beautiful Old Town Pasadena at one of the first (and finest) Co-Workin' spaces in town, CrossCampus (http://www.crosscamp.us/).

Bring your curiosity, your questions, your swell attitude and lots of potatoes. J/k, just bring your smiling faces. Please read the info below as it pertains to our meetup format and FAQs.

👓 Jury finds Rose Bowl Aquatic Center at fault in molestation case, awards family millions | Pasadena Star News

Read Jury finds Rose Bowl Aquatic Center at fault in molestation case, awards family millions (Pasadena Star News)
The family’s attorney said he and his clients “feel relieved” about the verdict.

How (and why) are people so blind to what is around them?

The Pepper Drive Parade

Our local neighborhood gets together at 10am on the 4th of July for a neighborhood parade. There are far more people in the parade than watching it, so it’s more like a gathering at the top of the street in preparation followed by a procession to the bottom of the street where there’s another gathering with snacks and drinks. Those who are along the parade route seem to eventually join the parade and walk to the end for the party.

There were some truly creative little costumes and decorations, but I think my favorite part of the parade today was a bewildered coyote that was coming up the street in the opposite direction of the parade who was shocked to see a mob of people with horses and a firetruck coming down the street. He managed to run off down a side street and escape.

👓 The Future of Publishing | LitFest Pasadena

RSVPed Unable to Attend The Future of Publishing
The Future of Publishing
May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Six small presses with a wide range of specialties—fiction, children’s books, literature in translation, poetry, cookbooks—talk about the challenges and opportunities in book publishing in the near future, and how they’re looking to innovate and look beyond the corporate Big Five publishing model.

Featured Guests: Neela Banerjee, Kaya Press; Ariana Stein, Lil Libros; Ross Ufberg, New Vessel; Tobi Harper, Red Hen Press; Julia Callahan, Rare Bird Books; Colleen Dunn Bates, Prospect Park – Moderator

Wishing I hadn’t gotten myself committed on Saturday to go to Knott’s Berry Farm so I could attend this in the afternoon.

📅 Friday Coffee Meetup: Building Companies While Running Startup Accelerators on Three Continents

RSVPed Attending Building Companies While Running Startup Accelerators on Three Continents
From Hong Kong, to Los Angeles, to the Vatican. How running three very different startup accelerators over five years changed the way I think about entrepreneurship. Multiple program formats, 100+ companies, tens of millions in funding, lots of customers, exits, all across three continents. The talk will focus on: • Commonalities growing companies face across locations. • Getting results: How I try to trick people into learning. • Next steps in thinking about the future of company growth. Bio Paul Orlando enables companies to grow. He is Incubator Director and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at USC. Paul has founded and operated successful startup accelerator programs in Hong Kong (focused on mobile development), Los Angeles (focused on growing a wide range of companies with founders affiliated with USC), and Rome (the Laudato Si accelerator, partnered with the Vatican and focused on environmental technology). Companies Paul has worked with have raised tens of millions in capital, served millions of customers, and have been acquired. He has authored several related academic case studies available on Harvard Business Publishing. Paul also helps larger institutions innovate, develop, and grow, especially in lowering the risk of innovation projects, speeding up learning cycles, and transitioning past legacy business models and products. Paul has been featured in media including Forbes, TechCrunch, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal. He was a winner at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Paul has a BA from Cornell, an MBA from Columbia, and speaks Mandarin. Twitter handle: @porlando Speaker email: paul.orlando@gmail.com Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM Location: Cross Campus, 85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA Venue is located on the 2nd floor. Free street parking until 11:00 am; except where valet signs are posted. 90 minutes free parking is also available at nearby parking lots.