La Cañada History: Pasadena Pops leaders announce end to concerts at Descanso Gardens after 15 years
Ten years ago this week, the Pasadena Symphony Assn. and Pasadena Pops said the 2009 series would be their last at the La Cañada venue, due to budget issues.
Clara Ma, who was 11 when she entered the contest and 12 when she learned she had won it, thought "Curiosity" was the perfect name. The NASA judges agreed.