Author: Carl Kozlowski

JPL oceanographer Bill Patzert offers stark warning as he heads into retirement

With fires and mudslides wreaking mass devastation on portions of California, and epic hurricanes hammering the East Coast and parts of the South, obliterating the Puerto Rican electrical grid, it would be easy to believe the apocalypse is finally about to hit us all.  One voice of reason amid the environmental chaos is Jet Propulsion Laboratory oceanographer and researcher William Patzert, who has spent the past four decades warning of the dangers of climate change. Patzert, 77, retired last Thursday after 35 years at JPL and another 11 years spent working at the University of California’s Scripps Institute of...

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This year’s nominees are nearly spot-on perfect

The Academy Awards have been overrun with controversy in recent years, particularly by the #OscarsSoWhite campaign that called out the disgraceful fact that there were no African-American nominees in the major acting categories in 2015 and 2016.  This year’s nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, and the choices reflected some seismic shifts in the film industry. The biggest winner in the bunch had to be Jordan Peele, who capped off a hugely successful year by receiving the rare honor of double nominations in both writing and directing categories for his racially charged horror satire “Get Out.” His star, Daniel...

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Bulletin Board – News & Notes from Our Community – 01.25.18

‘Headstrong’ History Thomas Paine Society hosts annual birthday celebration Sunday at Castle Green The Thomas Paine Society is one of Pasadena’s most  unique organizations, staging discussions of major philosophical issues between actors portraying major American icons at the historic Castle Green since 1993. This Sunday, the Society celebrates its 25th anniversary with its latest edition of the “Headstrong Evening Club,” hosting an evening of rousing conversation, great food, libations, and fun while recreating Paine’s favorite 18th Century English haunt, the White Hart Inn. Ian Ruskin will portray Paine, while Weekly columnist Ellen Snortland will guest as Eleanor Roosevelt. Other special surprise guest...

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Dodgers announcer Joe Davis talks about taking over for Vin Scully and his passion for broadcasting at South Pasadena Public Library Monday

Joe Davis stepped into some mighty big shoes last year when he succeeded legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play commentator Vin Scully. It was a job that he eased into after filling the position for the team’s away games in 2016, and fans quickly embraced him as he proved to have a facility for telling great stories about the team’s players on a moment’s notice.    The 30-year-old Michigan native built those skills while attending Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he lettered for four years in football and also served as the team’s two-time captain. During the off-season, he took on...

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6:00 pm DAOU Vineyards Wine Dinner at Ve... @ Vertical Wine Bistro
DAOU Vineyards Wine Dinner at Ve... @ Vertical Wine Bistro
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A DAOU Vineyards wine dinner starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $110. Call for reservations.
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Elite College Acceptance Worksho... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
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7:30 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Laurie Kilmartin discusses and signs “Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed” at 7:30 p.m.
7:30 pm East Asian Garden Lecture at the... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
East Asian Garden Lecture at the... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
An East Asian Garden Lecture features Peter Del Tredici, senior research scientist emeritus of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum discussing the history behind Japanese plants introduced to American gardeners in the late 19th century, staring at 7:30[...]
Feb
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1:00 pm Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “Snow Falling on Cedars” (2000).

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