OneWest Bank Celebrates Earth Day with “Turn Paper into Trees” Campaign

Published Monday, April 4, 2019 | 6:39 pm

OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, announced Monday it had launched a Turn Paper into Trees campaign in celebration of Earth Day. Between now and May 31, OneWest said it will plant a tree in California each time a customer signs up for eStatements, Online Banking, Bill Pay or Direct Deposit. “We’re pleased to launch this initiative and invite our customers to join us in making a meaningful contribution to the communities where we live and work,” said…

Self-Driving Vehicle Tech Company GM Cruise Automation to Expand Workforce in Pasadena

Sunday, April 4, 2019 | 5:33 am

Photo courtesy of GM Cruise Self-driving vehicle technology developer GM Cruise Automation is putting the building it recently…

California American Water Signs Contract to Acquire East Pasadena Water Company

Saturday, April 4, 2019 | 6:38 am

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water , has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets…

Pasadena-Based Jacobs Completes Merger Transaction with Australian Company

Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced on Thursday that it has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz, a 6,900-person professional services firm headquartered in Australia, in accord with the previously announced terms.

Retail

Tesla Pasadena Imperiled as Company Sales Move Online

Published Friday, March 3, 2019 | 6:33 pm

Tesla is moving its sales operations to the Internet, a decision bound to impact the company’s Old Pasadena outlet since stores not closed by the company will be transitioned to…

Local Business Green Coast Pet Offers Discounts to Furloughed Feds

Published Thursday, January 1, 2019 | 7:09 pm

The government shutdown is entering its 35th day and not only are furloughed workers feeling the pinch, their pets are, too. Mindful of this reality, Pasadena-based Green Coast Pet is…

Commercial Real Estate

Apartment Building on North Michigan Sells for $14 Million

Published Thursday, January 1, 2019 | 2:48 pm

Google Maps Screengrab A building located at 165 North Michigan Avenue has been sold to a private investor for $14 million. The edifice boasts 18 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units, 24 two-bedroom,…

David Damus, CEO of Pasadena’s System Property Development, Inc., Named to Board of National Parking Association

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2018 | 2:39 pm

Real estate executive and lawyer David Damus, who’s currently CEO and Chairman of the Board of Pasadena-based System Property Development Inc., has been elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board of…

Business Briefs

Lee & Associates Pasadena Promotes Chris Johnson to Senior Vice President

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 11:08 am

The Pasadena office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, has announced the promotion of Chris Anderson to Senior Vice President. Mr. Johnson,…

Pasadena’s Art+Logic Announces Winner of First Annual Software Incubator Lab

Published Wednesday, July 7, 2018 | 5:34 pm

Pasadena-based software development firm Art+Logic has announced the winner of their first annual software Incubator Lab, Dr. Scott Hawley, Associate Professor of Physics at Belmont University in Nashville. Dr. Hawley’s…

Business Districts

Parsons Awarded Small Satellite Launch Integration Contract, Supports U.S. Air Force Mission Expanding Access to Space

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2019 | 11:01 am

Parsons today affirmed the award announced on February 8, 2019 by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Launch Enterprise Directorate to serve as the Launch…

Pasadena-Based Tetra Tech Gets $300 Million NASA Contract Nod

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech, Inc., has been awarded a $300 million contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to find out and repair whatever needs fixing at the Kennedy…

Government

Assemblymember Holden’s Legislation to Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Laws in Hosting Platforms Passes Judiciary Committee

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2019 | 4:14 pm

Pasadena area Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that would strengthen anti-discrimination laws in new forms of housing accommodations such as Airbnb, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. “There’s a history of…

Pasadena Media To Receive National Award for Overall Excellence in Local TV Programming

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2019 | 6:53 am

In July 2019, Pasadena Media will accept a Hometown Media Award in the prestigious category of Overall Excellence in Public, Education or Government (PEG) $650,000 – 1,000,000 at this year’s…

Congressman Adam Schiff Honors Pasadena Educator Among 13 Local Women of the Year Awardees

Published Monday, April 4, 2019 | 6:08 pm

Row seated left to right: Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian (Glendale), Pat Kramer (Sunland-Tujunga), Jeanne Broberg (La Cañada Flintridge), Lynn Alvarez (Los Feliz), Sofiya Fikhman (West Hollywood), Kathy Jane Onoye, Ed.D. (Pasadena).…

Denim Day Wednesday Draws Attention to Destructive Attitudes About Sexual Assault

Published Monday, April 4, 2019 | 3:52 am

City of Pasadena employees will support Denim Day on Wednesday, April 24, by wearing jeans. For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign<https://www.denimdayinfo.org/> on…