May 26, 2005
Auditions have been scheduled for the summer production "Broadway Songbook" at Pasadena City College. Funded by a grant from the PCC Foundation, the performing and communication arts division will offer a Summer Performance Workshop focusing on the melding of acting, singing and dancing in a rehearsal setting with a 10-piece live orchestra. The musical numbers were all professionally arranged by Truman Fisher, a long-time PCC professor of jazz and arranging. Participants will work with classic song-and- dance numbers by legends such as Irving Eerlin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Fats Waller, the Gershwins, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.
April 19, 2007
On Sunday, May 13, those seeking to end their Mother's Day celebration on a high note ? literally ? will want to take Mom and the rest of the family to Pasadena City College's Sexson Auditorium where the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) will present its annual spring concert, The Pines of Rome. The program will begin at 4 p.m. and will include The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi; Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Jonathan Lee, who is not only an accomplished pianist but principal cellist for PYMO; Poem for Flute and Orchestra, with flutist and PYMO member Carina Jette, by Charles Griffes; and Rimsky Korsaov's Capriccio Espanol.
June 9, 2005
The latest graduating class in the long and storied history of Pasadena City College was presented in a commencement ceremony Friday, June 10, in Robinson Stadium. Women degree recipients outnumbered men 1019 to 583. Pasadena City College President Dr. James Kossler welcomed guests to the college and Farraz Mohammed gave the valedictory address. Adriana Ocampo, a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 28 years and PCC alumnus, delivered the commencement address.
September 10, 2009
Baum to kick off campaign in LCF Pasadena City College trustee Geoffrey L. Baum will kick-off his re-election campaign with a community pizza party on Saturday, Sept. 12. The party is from 3 to 5 p.m. at Roundtable Pizza, 502 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Cost is $25 per adult, kids are admitted free. The party is open to the public. First elected in 2001, Baum represents Trustee Area 1, which includes La Cañada Flintridge, west Pasadena neighborhoods and western portions of Altadena.
June 14, 2007
PASADENA ? State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino of La Cañada Flintridge will deliver the commencement address Friday night when Pasadena City College presents its latest graduating class in Robinson Stadium. Portantino serves as chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee. Prior to being elected to the state Assembly, he served seven-and-a-half years on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, including two terms as mayor, and served as a former member of the PCC Bond Oversight Committee.
February 4, 2010
Young musicians to be showcased at PCC As longtime devotees of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) are well aware, the orchestra has a history of showcasing its members as soloists. But on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Sexson Auditorium on the campus of Pasadena City College, PYMO will expand that role by shining the spotlight not only on its own talented young musicians, but on nearly 300 high school and college students participating in three other youth orchestras as well.
July 20, 2006
Melissa Kent and Daryl Key were presented scholarships from Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals (CAP) of Assistance League® of Flintridge. Sherry Morton, scholarship chairman, announced the scholarships at a recent meeting June 21. A graduate of Hillside Learning Center, Melissa Kent's scholarship is applicable to Pasadena Community College. Filling a busy schedule while attending high school she also completed classes at Pasadena City College and worked part time as a library page at the La Cañada Public Library.
November 8, 2007
Today 2 p.m. La Cañada girls’ tennis versus La Reina in CIF SS Division III playoffs at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. 5 p.m. La Cañada boys’ water polo versus Mark Keppel at Pasadena City College in CIF SS Division III playoffs, first round. 7 p.m. La Cañada girls’ volleyball travels to Torrance in CIF SS Division II-A playoffs, second round. 7 p.m. La Cañada football hosts Blair in their final Rio Hondo League game. 7 p.m. Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball hosts El Modena in CIF SS Division I-A playoffs, second round.
December 22, 2010
Pasadena City College wants to be known as the premiere transfer school in California, sending more students to four-year universities than any other community college in the state. An educational master plan unveiled on Dec. 7 after being in the making for 18 months is aimed at guiding the local community college toward its goal. "We really want to be No. 1 — the top community college in the state," said Pasadena City College President Mark Rocha, who took stepped into his job on July 1. "The metaphor I've used is that the master plan is a road map for how to move the college forward.
October 13, 2005
Have A ghoulishly good time As Pasadena City College presents, "I'm Sorry, The Bridge Is Out, You'll Have To Spend The Night." Spend an evening with stranded tourists John Wellgood and Mary Merryman when they encounter all sorts of ghoulish characters as the Pasadena City College Theater Department presents the monster musical beginning Friday, Oct. 14 in Sexson Auditorium on the PCC campus, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Follow the hilarious exploits of John and Mary as they are forced to accept the hospitality of the eccentric Dr. Victor Frankenstein when their car breaks down.