December 1, 2008
Joan Howard Sammis passed away on November 25 after a valiant nine month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on May 7, 1935 in Pasadena, CA to Nelson and Betty Howard and lived an idyllic childhood in Pasadena, Houston, Texas and Watertown, Connecticut while her father was in the Navy in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. She and her sister Natalie attended Westridge School in Pasadena from kindergarten through high school and she met her husband, Lee Sammis, at Cal Berkeley, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
September 24, 2005
A jury began deliberating Friday in the case of an Altadena man accused of a series of four rapes in La Crescenta and Pasadena in 2001. Clifton Hutchins is charged with of 17 counts of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, burglary, prowling and possession of cocaine for sales. The nine-woman, three-man jury was sworn in Friday after hearing closing statements from and Deputy District Atty. Natalie Adomian and defense attorney Mark Davis, but broke shortly after 4 p.m. The jury will reconvene Monday.
November 11, 2010
Carol McCann passed peacefully at her home in Newport Beach Monday morning November 8, 2010. She was born Carol Joan Geissler in December 1929 in the Coachella Valley to agricultural pioneers Otto and Viola Geissler. Her brother Walter, a grower, desert agricultural expert, and WWII veteran, was 7 years her elder. Carol was graduated from Coachella Valley High School and earned a degree in education at San Jose State. After college, Carol moved to downtown Los Angeles where she held office positions and where she met Dean McCann, an attorney and pharmacist.
February 28, 2008
Pasadena is known for its ability to keep up with the times. From Cal Tech to fashion to dining, it consistently remains on the front end of industries, but Old Town Pasadena still remains as one of the more prominent attractions in an engaging town. Old Town Pasadena celebrates its history with timeless architecture and mixes it with youthful markets. From the Apple store to the Laemmle Cinemas, the area has attractions for various persons and cultures. Dreams of Tibet sells items revolving around Tibet as well as imports from Thailand, Nepal and India.
October 30, 1999
Tony Altobelli PASADENA - Orange Coast College continues its Orange Empire Conference Northern Division competition tonight at 7 at Pasadena City College. The Lancers are 4-2 overall, 0-1 in conference, including 3-0 at their new home, Lancer Stadium, while the Pirates, after winning their first two games, have dropped four straight, including the conference opener to Cerritos last week, 48-17. Despite the loss to the Falcons, the offensive stars for the Pirates still managed to put up some solid numbers against one of the toughest defenses in the Southland.
September 24, 2005
The Orange Coast College football team will attempt to get back on the winning track tonight, when the Pirates visit Pasadena City College at 6. The Pirates (2-1) are coming off their first loss of the season, having dropped a 40-32 decision Saturday at Palomar. Pasadena (1-2) has suffered consecutive losses to Golden West (34-28 Saturday) and Santa Barbara (13-7 on Sept. 10). OCC defeated Santa Barbara, 11-0, in its opener. The Pirates will start sophomore Chad Schmigel at quarterback, hoping to gain some consistency with an offense that has struggled this fall.
September 24, 2006
SCORE BY QUARTERS Pasadena 0 7 6 16 - 29 Orange Coast 7 14 14 7 ...
May 7, 2011
Dear Mom, Thank you for being the best mom ever. If it weren't for you, we would be unhealthy. Thanks for keeping us organic and pure. Love, Sarah and Chase Dear Momma, today is Mother's Day, And I want to say thank you. Not a day goes by where I'm not surprised With everything you do. You hold together a family of six, As if it's a piece of cake. Every day you give and give, But I never see you take. Exactly 24 years ago, It was you who gave me birth, Having you as my Momma, Makes me the luckiest girl on Earth.
May 20, 2003
Any business history of Newport Beach would have to include a chapter on Paul "Pappy" Palmer. Palmer's early career took place in Pasadena, where he was trying to make his mark in real estate. Palmer was a firm believer in the adage that success breeds success, and he had convinced his partner, whose name I don't recall, of the truth of this. Unfortunately, at this point, their careers could not be called successful. Far from it. He and his partner were dirt poor.
November 24, 2008
The Orange Coast College women’s volleyball team will open the Southern California Regional playoffs at home against Pasadena City College tonight at 7. The Pirates (18-4) are the No. 8 seed in the regionals, while the Lancers (16-6), tied for second in the South Coast Conference, are the No. 11 seed. The Pirates finished third in the Orange Empire Conference, winning five of their last six matches to do so, including solid triumphs over Cypress and Golden West College.