Biomedical Research Facility Opens in Pasadena

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek were on hand for the recent opening of Huntington Medical Research Institutes’ new biomedical research facility to the public.
The 35,000 square-foot project — designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will —is the newest addition to nonprofit HMRI’s portfolio of facilities throughout the Pasadena area. The facility consolidates HMRI’s operations on one campus and houses state-of-the-art clinical spaces, seminar, training, auditorium, laboratory and office space dedicated to the research and mission of the institute. Patient-focused research programs target conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, traumatic brain injury, cardiovascular disease, liver diseases, pre-eclampsia and sleep apnea. Continue reading “Biomedical Research Facility Opens in Pasadena”

Elizabeth House Gala is April 28

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK David and Mary Sue Scheidler were joined by Janet and Jack Orswell at a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.
Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK
David and Mary Sue Scheidler were joined by Janet and Jack Orswell at a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.

Elizabeth House, based in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors” television show will be the honoree at this 15th annual gala.
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Elizabeth House Gala is April 28

Kim Villa, Michael Cerrina and Noli and Bill Caswell were among those who enjoyed a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.
Kim Villa, Michael Cerrina and Noli and Bill Caswell were among those who enjoyed a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.

Elizabeth House, based in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors” television show will be the honoree at this 15th annual gala.
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Friends In Deed Golf Tournament is May 7

Photo by Erin Rodick / OUTLOOK Bill and Diane Cullinane, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Brenda and Bill Galloway were among those who attended an event to support Pasadena-based Friends In Deed. The organization’s golf tournament will be Monday, May 7.
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Bill and Diane Cullinane, Ellen and Harvey Knell, and Brenda and Bill Galloway were among those who attended an event to support Pasadena-based Friends In Deed. The organization’s golf tournament will be Monday, May 7.

Friends In Deed, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Pasadena’s homeless and at-risk individuals, will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, May 7, at Glendora County Club.
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Las Madrinas Concludes Year With Major Gift to CHLA

Photo courtesy Las Madrinas Incoming Las Madrinas President Kathy Thompson (left) and outgoing President Lisa Brandt present Dr. Douglas Nordli Jr., chief of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with a contribution to the Las Madrinas Endowment on behalf of the members of Las Madrinas.
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Incoming Las Madrinas President Kathy Thompson (left) and outgoing President Lisa Brandt present Dr. Douglas Nordli Jr., chief of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with a contribution to the Las Madrinas Endowment on behalf of the members of Las Madrinas.

At the recent annual meeting of Las Madrinas, Pasadena resident Lisa Brandt, president of Las Madrinas, presented Dr. Douglas Nordli, Jr., chief of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with a major contribution to the Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on behalf of the members of Las Madrinas.
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Friends In Deed Golf Tournament is May 7

Event chairman Pat Wickhem, with wife Sue, is preparing for the Friends In Deed golf tournament on Monday, May 7.
Event chairman Pat Wickhem, with wife Sue, is preparing for the Friends In Deed golf tournament on Monday, May 7.

Friends In Deed, a Pasadena-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Pasadena’s homeless and at-risk individuals, will hold its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, May 7, at Glendora County Club.
The event will include lunch, dinner, on-course beverages, tee prizes, an opportunity to win a 2018 Lexus and golf trip to Pebble Beach. There will be silent and live auctions and an opportunity drawing.
Friends In Deed is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so local homeless and at-risk individuals (including women and children) can rebuild their lives. The 124-year-old organization was founded in 1894.
Individual golfer registration is $225. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For further information, contact event chair Pat Wickhem at (626) 416-8824. To register, visit fidgolfclassic.com.

Elizabeth House Gala is April 28

Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK David and Mary Sue Scheidler were joined by Janet and Jack Orswell at a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.
Photo by Carin Yates / OUTLOOK
David and Mary Sue Scheidler were joined by Janet and Jack Orswell at a previous Elizabeth House Gala. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, April 28.

Elizabeth House, based in Pasadena, is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors” television show will be the honoree at this 15th annual gala.
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Local Top Dog Wins Westminster Show Ribbon

Photo courtesy Nancy Reardon Nancy Reardon shows off her Brittany-breed dog, Joe, who won “Select Dog” recently at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.
Photo courtesy Nancy Reardon
Nancy Reardon shows off her Brittany-breed dog, Joe, who won “Select Dog” recently at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

Joe has always known he’s top dog, but now he’s got a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon to prove it.
The cold-nosed, warm-hearted Brittany came home to Pasadena last week with a blue ribbon for “Select Dog” and proud fans who praised owner Nancy Reardon with the exciting win from America’s biggest dog show.
The feat was even more impressive, given Reardon considers herself a bit of a dog-show novice.
“I’m not big time at all,” said Reardon with a laugh. Joe’s main job, she said, is being loved as the family pet, unlike many professional show dogs who live with their handlers, and whose owners’ livelihood is dog breeding and showing. “I’m very low on the dog-show totem pole.” Continue reading “Local Top Dog Wins Westminster Show Ribbon”

Local Actor Bradley Whitford Relishes Oscar Movie Buzz

Photo courtesy NBCUniversal Pasadena resident Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener play the unsettling parents Dean and Missy Armitage in “Get Out,” a comedic horror thriller nomin­ated for best picture at the Academy Awards on March 4.
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Pasadena resident Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener play the unsettling parents Dean and Missy Armitage in “Get Out,” a comedic horror thriller nomin­ated for best picture at the Academy Awards on March 4.

If there’s anything Bradley Whitford has learned after starring in supportive roles for two critically acclaimed movies that have earned Oscar nominations for best picture this year, it’s that the only surety of show business is its unpredictability.
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