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From the Vote to the Float and Beyond

Villa Gardens Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage It was New Year’s Day, 2020 when I realized what it felt like to be a part of history. I looked out at a sea of white hats and long white dresses on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, marching in the wake of our spectacular Rose Bowl…

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Professional Trainer Kim Williams Helps Residents Stay Fit at Villa Gardens

One of the first people new residents meet when they move to Villa Gardens is Kim Williams, the community’s director of fitness and aquatics. Upon their request, Kim connects with residents, offering them a full fitness assessment as well as making recommendations for classes and equipment. Villa’s fitness center, or as residents call it, Solarium…

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Nan Johnson Continues to Blaze New Trails at Villa Gardens

There are some moments that change everything. For Nan Johnson that moment was in 1955, when the dean of a prestigious law school, to which she was considering applying, told her, “You do understand you won’t be arguing any cases. You will do the briefs and the men will argue the cases.” Since that time,…

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