Amid Pandemic, Kaiser Medical School Shapes New Healers

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The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and founding Dean and CEO Dr. Mark Schuster (front, left) recently welcomed the inaugural class of 50 students with a hybrid learning model at a new facility in Pasadena.

Though the coronavirus pandemic has largely crippled in-person educational systems across the state, the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine opened its doors for the first time this week in Pasadena, immersing its inaugural class of 50 students in a hybrid learning model.
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Pasadena Heritage Hosts Virtual Celebration of Beloved Bridge

Pasadena Heritage is inviting the community to join its celebration of one of the city most iconic structures, the Colorado Street Bridge.
Though the Colorado Street Bridge Party has long been a community favorite, this year the preservation organization urges local residents to participate from Sunday, Aug. 9-Saturday, Aug. 15 in a virtual celebration.
The organization has arranged a lineup of events intended to offer something for everyone. Classic cars will cruise Pasadena’s historic neighborhoods and the bridge to kick off the festivities on Sunday. On Monday, Aug. 10, there will be a lecture on the history of the bridge with bestselling author Chip Jacobs, and on Tuesday, Aug. 11, a panel discussion on the proposed new fencing with members of the Bridge Task Force.
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PCF Fund Helps Armory Center for the Arts

Online drawing class with local teens, produced in collaboration with Day One and the library.

“Art has a way of keeping our souls full,” said Leslie Ito, executive director of the Armory Center for the Arts, one of the five art organizations that recently received a Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust grant, a Pasadena Community Foundation fund that supports visual arts experiences for children and youth.
During a typical summer, the Armory coordinates with local partners to offer free community art programs complete with free art supplies. This summer, despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, the Armory has teamed with select partners –the Pasadena Public Library, Adelante Youth Alliance, Stars Tutoring Group and more – to continue inspiring young people in the world of art.
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Anaya Tapped for Head of BofA Business Banking

Raul Anaya

Bank of America has promoted Raul Anaya to be the new head of business banking and a member of the executive management team that helps set the overall direction for Bank of America. Business Banking is one of Bank of America’s eight lines of business. In his new role as president of Business Banking, he leads a nationwide team that serves mid-sized businesses with annual revenues from $5 million to $50 million.
Anaya is the bank’s market president for Greater Los Angeles and most recently served as the Pacific Southwest Region Executive for Global Commercial Banking. He brings 30 years of banking experience to the new role and will report to Tom Montag, the bank’s COO and president of the global banking and markets division.
Anaya currently co-chairs the bank’s Hispanic-Latino Executive Council, a group of 200 of the company’s most senior Hispanic and Latino executives in the U.S., and is part of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Business Advisory Task Force assembled to consult on the safe reopening of the city. Anaya is also a board member and incoming chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Angeleno chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Gold.

Past President Still a Force in Tournament of Roses

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Laura Farber, chair of the Rose Bowl Management Committee, oversees the coin toss at the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Game, when she was Tournament of Roses president. Although the 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled, hopes are still high that there will be a 107th Rose Bowl Game.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Past President Laura Farber still believes in “The Power of Hope.”
Months after her reign as president, the theme she chose for the 131st 2020 Rose Parade seems more poignant than ever amid the global pandemic and resulting shutdowns that have paralyzed society and led to the cancellation of the iconic 132nd parade on New Year’s Day.
Parade officials last week cited Gov. Gavin Newsom’s phase 4 reopening schedule, health restrictions enacted to slow the spread of coronavirus and interruption of the lengthy preparation needed by participants as their reason for canceling the 2021 parade. But there is still hope that the 107th Rose Bowl Game, “the Granddaddy of Them All,” will deliver an exciting collegiate contest to fans starving for entertainment — and sports.
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Huntington Hospital Signs Agreement to Join Cedars-Sinai System

Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Health System have signed a definitive agreement for Huntington to affiliate with the Cedars-Sinai system, the organizations said.
The agreement, resulting from negotiations that followed the March announcement that the organizations had signed a letter of intent, will be submitted for review and approval by government regulators such as the California attorney general. The review usually takes several months.
The proposed affiliation includes commitments for continued investment in Pasadena’s nonprofit Huntington in enterprise information technology, growth of ambulatory services and physician development. It will also enable collaborations with the other entities in the Cedars-Sinai system to ensure access to high-quality, accessible and affordable care throughout the region.
The proposal is intended to build upon Huntington’s 128-year legacy and preserve its culture as a community institution governed by a local board, with its own employees and medical staff. In addition, philanthropy and volunteer support will remain locally controlled and used for Huntington and its existing community.
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PUSD to Start School Year With Distance Learning

By Brian McDonald
Special to The Outlook

Brian McDonald

On July 16, the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education authorized the start of the new school year. PUSD will begin the new school year on Aug. 17 in a distance learning environment.
On July 17, Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out new statewide mandates for schools that affirm the decisions and direction that PUSD is taking to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. PUSD will adhere to state and county mandates. The state mandate addresses safe in-person school based on local health data, requirements of masks/face covering, physical distancing, testing, rigorous distance learning, and the criteria for schools to close when a member of our school community tests positive for COVID-19.

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