Staying in Pasadena for the holiday season? Check out this article to discover the best lighted streets around town!
CISC Recipe Book – Holiday Desserts
Fancy something sweet for the winter days? Check out our holiday dessert chapter of the Cooking Book and discover recipes from Norway and India!
Blue Skies for Everyone – February 2021
Follow Julia's guidance to observe stars and constellations in this February issue of our monthly astronomy series.
Blue Skies for Everyone – January 2021
In this first episode of the CISC Monthly Astronomy Series, Julia Marin-Yaseli de la Parra shows us what we can observe in the sky, even from a densely populated area like Los Angeles.
Living on a Fault Line
Everyone knows what an earthquake is and, if you have been in California long enough – or if you used to live in another region of the world with an intense seismic activity –, you most probably know what it feels like when the ground shakes. But do you know how to prepare yourself and be ready the day "The Big One" hits Southern California?
Understanding your Employment Contract
When you get your first job offer in the US, you might not understand all the terminology used. You might also have questions about how fair the wage offered is, or which benefits you might be entitled to. Based on my own experience, this article should help you understand your first contract of employment.
Finding the Right Neighborhood for your Kids
If you consider buying a house in California and you have kids – or plan to have some – there are some factors to take into consideration. In this article, Marta Navales gives us a glimpse at what you should pay attention to.
Pasadena’s Annual Rose Parade
It's this time of the year again when Pasadena covers up the streets with floats made of flowers for the enjoyment of young and old alike! In this post, Marta Navales gives us some tips to attend the event and enjoy the wonders of this floral festival!
Home Buying: 5 Steps for Beginners
Marta Navales, a professional real-estate agent and member of the Caltech International Spouses Club, shares some useful tips for your home hunting, if you plan to buy a house in California.
Acting against Climate Change as an Individual
Some people may feel like only politicians and countries as a whole can do something about climate change. But you can do something as well: by changing some of your habits, you can say no to consumerism and act responsibly to leave a better planet for future generations.