Community Spotlight

2018 Rose Queen Isabella Marie Marez Holds Roots in Local Community

This year’s 2018 Tournament of Roses Queen Isabella Marie Marez holds close family roots here in our local community of Hillside. Isabella is the daughter of Jesse and Christine Marez.  She has four siblings, Alexandra, Jennifer, Justin and William.   Her father Jesse Marez along with his eight other siblings  were raised in Hillside Village where...
Jerry Schneider Advocate for Ascot Hills Nature Park

Jerry Schneider Advocate for Ascot Hills Nature Park

  Jerry has a passion for California native plants that started when he lived in a hillside community in South Pasadena back in the 1970’s when he looked at open space hills near his home and saw the potential to restore them to native landscapes. Back then, Jerry knew little about California native flora, except...