U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Huntington Hospital

Dr. Lori Morgan Huntington Hospital CEO
Dr. Lori Morgan
Huntington Hospital CEO

Huntington Hospital has been recognized as a 1 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Huntington Hospital was named the fifth-best hospital in the Greater Los Angeles area. The hospital was also named 10th overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in gynecology (No. 33) and urology (No. 16).
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Arboretum Fundraiser to Honor Local Couple

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Ken and Freddi Hill are being honored by the L.A. County Arboretum at a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK
Ken and Freddi Hill are being honored by the L.A. County Arboretum at a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The L.A. County Arboretum will salute local residents Ken and Freddi Hill for their dedicated leadership, inspired support and committed service on Sunday evening, Oct. 7, at the Arboretum. A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m.
Ken Hill, a past president of the Arboretum Foundation Board, shares a deep love of music and gardens with wife Freddi Hill. Together they helped the Arboretum forge an expanded partnership with Los Angeles County, invigorated a summer concert series with the addition of the Pasadena Pops, and galvanized a new community of support for the Arboretum.
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Local Named New President of Junior League

Charlotte Miles
Charlotte Miles

The Junior League of Pasadena has announced that Charlotte Miles has been named president of the 92-year-old women’s volunteer organization, which has more than 500 active and sustaining members in the San Gabriel Valley.
Members of the JLP are looking forward to her leadership as they continue the support and development of women. Members volunteer hundreds of hours each year.
Miles is beginning her seventh year of membership with the Association of Junior Leagues International, spending the first three years at the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. She has served on the JLP board of directors as operations director and, most recently, as president-elect. She has lived most of her life in Illinois, but has enjoyed her move to the Golden State.
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Villa Gardens Celebrates Reopening of Fitness Center

Photo courtesy Villa Gardens Participants in a ribbon-cutting at Villa Gardens included fitness committee chair Joyce Newman (front row from left), committee co-chair Susan Heard and fitness director Kim Williams. Back: Macgregor Reid of the fitness committee, Villa Gardens Executive Director Dmitry Estrin and general contractor Charles Dusenberry.
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Participants in a ribbon-cutting at Villa Gardens included fitness committee chair Joyce Newman (front row from left), committee co-chair Susan Heard and fitness director Kim Williams. Back: Macgregor Reid of the fitness committee, Villa Gardens Executive Director Dmitry Estrin and general contractor Charles Dusenberry.

Residents at Villa Gardens Retirement Community now can boast of a modernized fitness center with equipment that caters specifically to older people.
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PCDA ‘Harvest Moon Magic’ Gala Sept. 30

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Diane Danis, Mona Delahooke, Mark and Eva Woodsmall, and Amy Johnson were among those who attended last year’s “Harvest Moon Magic” gala. This year’s fundraiser will be held Sunday evening, Sept. 30.
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Diane Danis, Mona Delahooke, Mark and Eva Woodsmall, and Amy Johnson were among those who attended last year’s “Harvest Moon Magic” gala. This year’s fundraiser will be held Sunday evening, Sept. 30.

Professional Child Development Associates will host “Harvest Moon Magic” gala dinner and art auction on Sunday, Sept. 30, to raise funds for its clinic, which serves children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.
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Contemporary History Makers Gala Set for Nov. 10

Five extraordinary individuals will join the roster of Contemporary History Makers this fall as Pasadena Museum of History celebrates 2018 honorees John and Ginny Cushman, Judy Wilson, and Bill and Judy Opel at a Black Tie Gala Dinner at the California Club in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Proceeds from the event benefit PMH’s educational programs.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Fine dining and the program portion of the evening being at 7:30 p.m. Bill and Carol Thomson are the event chairs.
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Rose Bowl’s GM Looks to the Future

Darryl Dunn Rose Bowl General Manager
Darryl Dunn
Rose Bowl General Manager

The Rose Bowl Stadium, one of the most iconic and well-known stadiums in the world, continues to thrive as it heads toward its centennial in 2022. Even with all the success, the Rose Bowl Stadium does have some significant challenges looming in the near future.
The Rose Bowl Operating Co., which oversees the Rose Bowl Stadium, is well-positioned after completing a $180 million renovation, with reliable anchor tenants in UCLA and the Tournament of Roses. Currently, operating expenses and the bond debt service comprise most of the $55 million annual budget. The ever-present need to operate with fiscal responsibility while maintaining the historic stadium is a daily challenge for the staff. And in the coming years, that balance will become even more delicate.
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Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestrates Student Opportunities

Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony Association Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra is expanding programming for Pasadena Unified School District students this year.
Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony Association
Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra is expanding programming for Pasadena Unified School District students this year.

For any young musician who aspires to feel a part of the crashing crescendos of George Gershwin or Ludwig van Beethoven at a famous concert hall, the chances of doing so through the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra just got a lot better.
The Pasadena Symphony Association’s PYSO is doubling down on its efforts to reach Pasadena Unified School District music students this school year, with help from a grant from the California Arts Commission. The PSA has broadened its partnership with PUSD, extending the Pasadena Symphony Teaching Artists program to additional school sites by doubling its roster of teachers, providing musical instruction to more than 200 students across the district. The program, launched in 2015 with the goal of offsetting budget cuts and condensed music instruction, offers free, supplemental instruction for grades 4-6 that aims to enhance the district’s music program.
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Innovate Pasadena Leads City’s Tech Cutting Edge

OUTLOOK photo Innovate Pasadena President Beth Kuchar and co-founder and Chairman Mike Giardello share the vision of Pasadena as a technological hub of the San Gabriel Valley.
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Innovate Pasadena President Beth Kuchar and co-founder and Chairman Mike Giardello share the vision of Pasadena as a technological hub of the San Gabriel Valley.

If Innovate Pasadena were a business, it would be a startup company.
With Pasadena the backdrop to some of the nation’s leading science, research and design institutions, such as Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the ArtCenter College of Design, it seems the only fitting description for the nonprofit advocating for the city’s cutting-edge reputation. Continue reading “Innovate Pasadena Leads City’s Tech Cutting Edge”