Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Hears Passenger Traffic at Hollywood Burbank Airport May Reach 5 Million Passengers

Published Wednesday, July 7, 2018 | 5:05 pm

Passenger traffic at Hollywood Burbank Airport may reach five million at the end of the year if traveling trends continue going up. Nerissa Sugars, manager for air service development at the airport, has reported that 451,343 passengers went through the terminals in May, an increase of 47,821 from May 2017, the Burbank Leader reported. Sugars made a presentation before members of the tri-city Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority during a meeting on Monday. In February, airport officials reported about 4.7 million passengers…

True Food Kitchen Announces Oprah Winfrey Invested, Will Join Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 7, 2018 | 7:41 pm

Popular media personality Oprah Winfrey has made a significant equity investment in True Food Kitchen, a national restaurant…

10 Years Ago This July: Feds Seize Pasadena’s IndyMac Bank as Financial Meltdown of 2008 Grips Nation

Depositors line up outside a branch of Pasadena-based IndyMac bank in part of what was the only major…

BUSINESS EVENTS

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

Giant Electronic Arts Acquires Pasadena-Based Games Developer Industrial Toys

Published Monday, July 7, 2018 | 5:58 pm

Electronic Arts (EA) Inc., a digital interactive games developer based in Redwood City, has acquired Pasadena-based Industrial Toys, a creative team of experienced game makers. Led by Alex Seropian, founder…

Dunkin’ Has a Delicious New Something Called Donut Fries

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 7:12 pm

Dunkin’ Donuts store across the United States – including the Pasadena location – will be bringing new Donut Fries to guests just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. A…

Commercial Real Estate

Pasadena’s Alexandria Real Estate Buys Landmark Office Property in Seattle

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 6:38 pm

Image courtesy of Equity Office Alexandria Real Estate Equities in Pasadena has acquired the 5th & Bell Building in Seattle for $95 million. Alexandria bought the building from Blackstone, which…

Coretrust Acquires Pasadena’s Largest Office Campus

Published Wednesday, May 5, 2018 | 5:55 pm

Coretrust Capital Partners LLC has purchased Corporate Center Pasadena, a four-building site on South Lake Avenue that is said to be the largest office campus in the city. The campus…

Business Briefs

Pasadena-based Frontier Ventures Announces Central Asia Trek to Spread the Gospel to Nomadic Peoples

Published Wednesday, January 1, 2018 | 7:25 pm

Frontier Ventures, a Pasadena-based Christian organization, has announced it is seeking people to help spread the word of the gospel to the nomadic peoples of Central Asia. The five-week Nomad…

Pasadena’s Timekettle Completes Hugely Successful Kickstarter Campaign for Its Real-Time Bi-Lingual Earphone Translator

Published Monday, December 12, 2017 | 5:29 pm

A Pasadena company called Timekettle has taken in far in excess of its $50,000 goal in a Kickstarter campaign to secure funding for its new WT2 Real-time Earphone Translator project.…

Business Districts

Pasadena-Based Advertising Software Provider OpenX Opens Singapore Office

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 7:16 pm

Pasadena software success story OpenX, now a leading global advertising technology platform, is expanding its Asia Pacific presence to Southeast Asia with the opening of a Singapore office that will…

Pasadena-Based Wetzel’s Pretzels Opens First Location in China

Published Friday, June 6, 2018 | 5:15 pm

Twitter grab Wetzel’s Pretzels, the Pasadena-based fresh-baked pretzel company, has opened its first location in China, six months after signing a deal to enter the country. The location is the…

Government

Database of Pasadena Public Employee Salaries Released

Published Friday, July 7, 2018 | 5:11 am

  The newest database of public employee salaries in Pasadena has hit the internet. Transparent California, a branch of the nonprofit think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute, released those earnings…

Caltech Political Science Professor: Democracies More Prone to Start Wars – Except When They’re Not

Published Wednesday, July 7, 2018 | 5:19 pm

A new study suggests that leaders of democratic nations face pressures that make them more likely to start international conflicts. Credit: Pixabay/CC0 What kind of political leader is most likely…

South Pasadena Council to Consider UUT Repeal Plan

Published Wednesday, July 7, 2018 | 11:06 am

The South Pasadena City Council on July 18 will consider adopting a preliminary financial plan that would cut $3.4 million from the municipal budget if a challenge to the City’s…

Complete Your Driver License Application from Home

Published Wednesday, July 7, 2018 | 10:58 am

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering customers a convenient way to complete a driver license or identification (ID) card application before visiting a field office. The easy-to-use…