Congressman Adam Schiff has named Pasadena’s Claire Bogaard as one of the “2020 Women of the Year,” an annual tradition to recognize inspiring women throughout local communities in the 28th Congressional District during Women’s History Month in March.
Bogaard was one of 15 women honored for her extensive volunteerism in the community, including that of her work as founding member of Pasadena Heritage, one of the oldest historic preservation groups in Southern California.
Schiff called Bogaard personally to bestow the news. Continue reading “Schiff Honors Claire Bogaard as Woman of the Year”
Lucille Norberg, the 94-year-young community volunteer with an illustrious life and career, was awarded San Marino’s Woman of the Year by Congresswoman Judy Chu last Saturday.
Calling Norberg the “de facto matron of San Marino,” Chu recognized her among representative women from each of the other cities in her congressional district. Continue reading “Chu Praises Norberg as ‘Matron of San Marino’”
La Cañada Flintridge resident Betty Porto was among the honorees at this year’s Women of the Year luncheon Saturday, April 22. Congressman Adam Schiff recognized inspiring women from the 28th District for their service to their communities.
Schiff celebrated the Porto family at the event in Echo Park, near where they opened their first bakery in the United States.
The Portos came from humble beginnings in Manzanillo, Cuba. After Fidel Castro’s violent revolution in the 1950s, Continue reading “Schiff Honors LCF’s Porto Among Women of Year”