Heritage Square Community Room Dedicated to Honor of Local Black Entrepreneur, Visionary Thomas Scott

Councilmember John Kennedy (at left) at the unveiling of a bust of Thomas D. Scott at the Heritage Square Community Room dedication. A community room named in honor of local black entrepreneur and visionary Thomas D. Scott was dedicated at the newly inaugurated Heritage Square Apartments, Pasadena’s newest housing development. Heritage Square was opened last Thursday, March 16, and now gives 70 deserving seniors brand…

A Humanist Among the Scientists: A Conversation with Caltech’s Maura Dykstra

Maura Dykstra Credit: Caltech When you walk into Maura Dykstra’s new office at Caltech, one of the first things you notice is a table covered in scrolls, brushes, and calligraphic Chinese characters. For Dykstra, a…

Now Being Sold by Red Cross for $10.5 Million, Iconic Cravens Mansion was a Gift from a Grateful Immigrant

The palatial 20,000 square mansion that has housed the local chapter of the American Red Cross since 1962 in the neighborhood famously known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’ is up for sale with a fittingly hefty price…

The Huntington Library Announces Aquisitions, Including Unique Edition of John Muir’s Writings, Exquisite Illustrated Book on Camellias

From L-R: Herbert W. Gleason (1855–1937) A Snow-Banner, ca. 1911, platinum print in William Frederic Badè’s The Writings of John Muir, The Mountains of California, pt. 1, vol. 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916–1924;…

President Obama’s College Days Pasadena Residence Commemorated as a Place in History

The Pasadena apartment building President Barack Obama lived in between 1980 and 1981 while an undergraduate at Occidental College will be the scene of a commemorative ceremony and honorary plaque unveiling Saturday. Obama spent two…