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By Nick Catania | September 29, 2012
PASADENA -- History would be made at Robinson Stadium on Saturday night, as the Pasadena City College football team hosted Cerritos College.  It would not be the kind of history that Lancers Coach Fred Fimbres wants to remember, as the Falcons defeated the Lancers, 65-14. This loss goes down as the biggest deficit, 51 points, at Robinson Stadium.  It would also be the most points, 65, given up by the Lancers in the stadium's history.  Robinson Stadium was built in 1999. “Any loss is a tough loss,” Fimbres said.
October 9, 2011
Marine Corps recruiters at the San Gabriel Valley Pride event at Pasadena City College on Saturday didn't care whether the young men who lined up to test their strength were gay or straight. The Marines just wanted to see some pull-ups done properly: Place hands about shoulder width apart, palms facing away; pull upward until chin is over the bar and then slowly return to the hanging position. Repeat until the feet feel like concrete blocks and the biceps like rubber bands about to snap.
By Charles Rich, | July 10, 2013
For more than a decade, Reggie Rivas has spent countless hours on local fields preparing players for the rigors of collegiate soccer. Many of his pupils achieved success at the club and high school level under his watch. Now, Rivas is ready to begin instruction at the next level. "I just love coaching soccer and making the players that much better," said Rivas, a former Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer coach who was named head coach of the Pasadena City College women's soccer program June 24. "It's something I've done for a long time and this will be a challenge that will be fun at PCC. "I get to work for a great program and the administration is wonderful.
May 26, 2006
PCC Presents "Dancing Under the Stars" Swing and Ballroom Concert Boogie the night away with "Dancing Under the Stars" on Friday, June 2, when the Pasadena City College Swing Band performs big-band standards, swing favorites, and ballroom classics on the top level of the parking structure on Del Mar and Hill. Selections will include the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and many more. The evening also features the vocal trio Swing of Pearls. "The performance offers a unique experience for people that enjoy music and dancing," said Dennis Kay, PCC Swing Band director.
April 29, 2005
The Pasadena City College Spanish Theater Group, "Troteateatro," invites students, actors and the audience into the fascinating world of the "juglar" - juggler - and the romance poem as PCC presents "Historias Para Ser Contadas en Tiempos de Guerra," ("Poems to be Told During Time of War") on April 29. In times when books were not readily available to the general public, jugglers and jesters used to tell stories to entertain in the streets. These "romance" poems featured an indefinite number of verses and were the oral tradition until the end of 19th century when they were written and published.
December 1, 2006
Be part of a moving play about five strong and determined women as Pasadena City College presents Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," beginning Dec. 1 in the PCC Little Theatre. Directed by professor Whitney Rydbeck, the award-winning play is a story of five unmarried sisters living out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. That year, the women acquired their first radio, whose music transforms them into shrieking, stomping banshees. The action of this memory play is told through the recollections of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters.
November 27, 2002
Hamlet Nalbandyan Pasadena City College men's soccer Coach Cherif Zein had mixed emotions Tuesday. On one end, the well-known soccer guru in the local region was ecstatic with his Lancer squad after it advanced to the California Community College Soccer Championships for the first time in school history with a 3-0 victory against Glendale Community College. But with that said, Zein also had a place in his heart for the Vaqueros following the Southern California Regional third-round victory at Mount San Antonio College.
May 11, 2007
Those seeking to end their Mother's Day celebrations on Sunday, May 13, literally on a high note will want to take Mom ? and the rest of the family ? to Pasadena City College's Sexson Auditorium, when the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) presents its annual spring concert, "The Pines of Rome." The program, which will begin at 4 p.m., 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 . "The concert will be a unique and wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day," says Jo Raquel Stoup, music director of the orchestra, whose members attend 32 different high schools and junior colleges throughout Southern California.
By Charles Rich | November 17, 2008
PASADENA ? Once the final horn sounded and the last team huddle around their first-year coach took place, many of the Glendale Community College football players grabbed their gear and walked off the field dejected on a hot afternoon. The Vaqueros finished their season anything but hot, undoubtedly leading them to look back on a campaign that featured mixed results, multiple injuries, a five-game losing skid and no playoff appearance. Glendale college saw its season end Saturday with a 31-14 loss to host Pasadena City College in a Northern Conference National Division contest.
By Charles Rich | January 12, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. Jeanine Deno (Crescenta Valley High, 2004) sophomore guard, Pasadena City College women's basketball: Deno, a former All-Area Player of the Year selection, and the Lancers continue to remain perfect. Pasadena City College improved to 22-0 with an 83-62 nonconference home victory against El Camino Community College on Wednesday. Deno, who is averaging a team-high 17.5 points per game, finished with eight points, six assists and three steals.
By Charles Rich, | April 15, 2014
GLENDALE - Cartier Juan believes the Flintridge Prep boys' tennis team is heading in the right direction. The Flintridge Prep singles player thinks it's just a matter of fine tuning a few things that might result in the Rebels qualifying for the playoffs in May. “We just need to improve on our overall consistency and learning how to close out sets,” Juan said after host Flintridge Prep suffered a 12-6 defeat against rival Pasadena Poly...
April 7, 2014
BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Flintridge Prep 3, Glendale 1: The host Rebels received 19 kills, 13 digs and six aces from Dante Fregoso en route to a 25-10, 25-17, 26-28, 25-13 nonleague win Monday. Aldridge Khin added 38 assists, Trip Westmoreland had 13 kills and Zach Picker collected 16 digs for the Rebels (9-4). Glendale fell to 3-7. SOFTBALL Hart 4, Crescenta Valley 3: Crescenta Valley (5-5) fell Saturday in a Woodbridge Tournament game. Earlier Saturday in a tournament contest, Crescenta Valley dropped a 6-0 decision to Fountain Valley.
By Kelly Corrigan, | March 20, 2014
Glendale Community College trustees voted this week to extend Supt./President David Viar's contract through 2017 and bump up his salary by 2%. Viar took the helm of the campus in 2013 following a period of several years during which the college faced a high turnover of its top leaders. He came to the Glendale campus after serving eight years as president of American River College in Sacramento and another 15 years prior to that as the head of the Community College League of California.
By Kelly Corrigan, | February 27, 2014
Glendale Community College officials estimate that enrollment of full-time students won't reach their expected goal this year as the college continues to recover from years of tightening its budget to respond to financial cuts made by the state. By the end of the 2013-14 academic year, officials predict they will have 1.1% more full-time equivalent students enrolled than the prior year, although they had hoped for a 2% increase. Glendale Community College receives $4,636 in state funds for each full-time equivalent student it serves.
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | January 25, 2014
Glendale Community College's baseball team is well aware of its recent history. The Vaqueros have won three consecutive Western State Conference Southern Division championships, they just had four players named to the preseason All-American list and they're ranked in the top 10 by the California Community College Athletic Assn. Their success has been noticed by high school athletes wishing to continue to play at the next level and other community college players, including David Whitaker, a Crescenta Valley High graduate who transferred to Glendale college from Pasadena City College.
December 4, 2013
Family and friends have been deeply saddened over the holiday by the Thanksgiving Day death of Jeff Taylor. A longtime Foothills resident and a lifelong musician, Jeff was born in Glendale to James and Virginia Taylor in 1954, and raised in La Canada with his brothers Craig and Steve. He attended Parents' and Childrens', Palm Crest, Foothill Intermediate and La Canada High schools, as well as Pasadena City College. He was an enthusiastic fan of anything baseball; he operated a memorabilia shop in Montrose early on, but later moved on to wood work and carpentry in Oregon, then turned to his real love, music.
By Grant Gordon, | November 13, 2013
PASADENA - About the only question that lingered throughout most of Wednesday afternoon's CIF Southern Section Division V first-round playoff match between Crescenta Valley High and El Rancho was whether the visiting Dons would score. Then, with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter, El Rancho netted its first goal of what was a near whitewash by the third-ranked Falcons, who rolled to a 13-4 victory at Pasadena City College. The wins catapults Pacific League runner-up Crescenta Valley (16-9)
By Veronica Rocha, | October 29, 2013
A 21-year-old baby-sitter who was hired through a care-giving website was sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison after pleading no contest to molesting two Glendale brothers during an eight-month period . Jordan Liu of Alhambra was immediately sentenced on Oct. 23 for two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, according to Shiara Dávila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Liu was also ordered to register as a convicted sex offender after he is released from prison.
By Charles Rich, | October 16, 2013
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Jenna Orlandini (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2009) senior libero, University of Washington women's volleyball: Orlandini, a former All-Area honoree, has helped keep the surging Huskies near the top of the NCAA Division I rankings. Washington, ranked sixth in the nation, had won three matches in a row entering Wednesday's Pacific Athletic Conference-12 contest against visiting California. Orlandini has played a key role for the Huskies (13-1, 5-1 in conference)
By Jason Wells and By Jason Wells | October 7, 2013
Seven young women were named to the 2014 Tournament of Roses Royal Court on Monday and will now embark on months of public appearances as they promote the upcoming Rose Parade in Pasadena, the Los Angeles Times reported . The women were chosen from a group of 30 finalists who were culled from nearly 1,000 applicants for the coveted spots. A selection committee began wading through the applications and interviews more than a month ago, Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins said.
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