Award-Winning Chef to Be Featured at Parkway Grill

Ken Frank
Ken Frank

He got his start in Pasadena, and now award-winning chef Ken Frank will return as guest chef at a Pasadena restaurant for three days this month.
Frank, whose restaurant La Toque in Napa earned a prestigious Michelin Star in 2007, plans to bring a variety of options for Parkway Grill diners on April 17, 18 and 19 for the dinner crowd (although some specials will be available for lunch). The self-taught chef said he and Parkway Grill owner Gregg Smith have been talking about the event since January.
“I just had to find a week to sneak out and go do it,” Frank said in a phone interview. “You know, I cook all over the country four or five times a year for all sorts of different events, but I haven’t cooked in Pasadena professionally since I was in high school. It’ll be fun to be back where I started. I’ve known the team at Parkway for a long time.”
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Rotary Club Speaker Discusses Earthquake Readiness

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, spoke about how the organization operates at a recent Rotary Club meeting.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, spoke about how the organization operates at a recent Rotary Club meeting.

Speaking at a Rotary Club of San Marino meeting, California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy urged residents to be prepared financially for when the inevitable next big earthquake strikes Southern California.
“There’s no place like California, but it has a lot of faults,” he said, eliciting chuckles from the crowd. “There are thousands of faults that crisscross throughout the state. As if that wasn’t enough to contend with, there are earthquakes that happen on unknown faults on a daily basis.” Continue reading “Rotary Club Speaker Discusses Earthquake Readiness”

LCF Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

A Los Angeles man in his early 20s was arrested for his role in a residential burglary after he walked into the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station on Saturday, Jan. 6, Sgt. Alan Chu said.
According to Chu, the man was the driver of a car involved with a burglary that occurred Nov. 28 in the 4900 block of Alta Canyada Road.
“Two males went into the location, one sat in the car and a neighbor took a picture of the car sitting in the driveway, so we followed up on that lead,” Chu said. Continue reading “LCF Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In”

Local Student Plugs Recycling With Old-Battery Bins

Emily Battaglia, an 8th-grader from San Marino, helped place battery recycling bins like this one in the UPS Store and Crowell Public Library in town.
Emily Battaglia, an 8th-grader from San Marino, helped place battery recycling bins like this one in the UPS Store and Crowell Public Library in town.

Don’t know what to do with your old batteries?
Thanks to an enterprising San Marino girl, you can drop them off at either Crowell Public Library or the local UPS Store so that they may be properly and safely recycled. Continue reading “Local Student Plugs Recycling With Old-Battery Bins”

Community Foundation CEO Says Pasadena Has a ‘Big Heart’

Outlook photo Pasadena Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer DeVoll (center) is flanked by R-Lene Mijares de Lang and Dave Davis.
Outlook photo
Pasadena Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer DeVoll (center) is flanked by R-Lene Mijares de Lang and Dave Davis.

On a recent Friday afternoon, Pasadena Community Foundation President and CEO Jennifer DeVoll was on cloud nine.
It’s not quite typical for the determined, hard-working CEO, but heading into her 15th year at PCF, DeVoll could safely feel she was coming off a big win.
The night before, PCF presented “Big Heart Small Film,” a culmination of a year’s planning and collaboration with Alibaba Pictures to produce short films about some of the most successful nonprofits the foundation represents. Nine films were featured, highlighting the critical work of Pasadena nonprofits meeting valuable needs in the Pasadena community. Continue reading “Community Foundation CEO Says Pasadena Has a ‘Big Heart’”