Driverless Car Firm to Put Its People in Pasadena Building

Published Thursday, February 2, 2019 | 6:00 am

Driverless car purveyor GM Cruise has signed an $11.4 million lease agreement to occupy a two-building, 47,000 square-foot complex at 465 North Halstead Street in Pasadena. The San Francisco-based company agreed to a seven-year lease, according to a Feb. 19 report in The Real Deal. The 465 North Halstead address is located a half-mile from the Metro Gold Line and access to Downtown Pasadena, Downtown Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Valley. The building is also home to the Giant…

Pasadena-Based Kitchen United’s Key Hires Signal Nationwide Rollout

Pasadena-based Kitchen United has recruited corporate finance attorney Michael Montagano to join its executive team as chief financial…

Idealab, Venerable and Formidable Pasadena Tech Startup Incubator, Partners to Launch New York Operation

Tuesday, February 2, 2019 | 7:47 pm

Pasadena-based technology incubator Idealab has opened a New York office through a partnership with The Trillions Co., a…

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

Beaming Organic Superfood Café Opens, Perhaps Not Surprisingly, Inside a Fitness Club

Published Wednesday, November 11, 2018 | 3:43 pm

Beaming, the healthy superfood chain that first opened a retail store in Del Mar in 2012, has opened its ninth café at Equinox Fitness Club and Spa in Pasadena, at…

Pasadena Pet Care Company Partners to Develop Animal Carriers They Say Can Help Pets Heal

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 4:45 pm

Pasadena pet care company Sleepypod has partnered with New York-based Assisi Animal Health to introduce the Assisi Loop Lounge, which they describe as a total body non-pharmaceutical, anti-inflammatory device designed…

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

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…

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Announces Membership in UN Global Compact

Published Monday, April 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech, Inc. has joined the United Nations Global Compact, a group of corporations that have pledged to align business strategy with key principles on human rights, labor, environment,…

Business Districts

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…

Pasadena Artificial Intelligence Company Continues Chinese Expansion

Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | 6:09 pm

ObEN Inc., a Pasadena-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, signed new entertainment partnerships and launched new celebrity-based Personal Artificial Intelligence avatars as part of its continued expansion into China’s market. ObEN…

Government

Councilmember Gordo Reportedly Asks City Prosecutor to Review Emails from Illegal Marijuana Dispensary Operator

Published Thursday, February 2, 2019 | 12:37 pm

Shaun Szameit, operator of the Golden State Collective dispensary, left, and Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo, right. [Updated]  City Councilmember Victor Gordo has reportedly asked the Pasadena City Prosecutor to…

City Committee Reviews Final Report on Death of Reginald Thomas Jr. in Police Custody

Published Wednesday, February 2, 2019 | 6:55 am

Reginald Thomas, Jr. [Updated] A Pasadena City Council Committee today will officially receive the final of three significant reports into the death of resident Reginald Thomas Jr., who died while…

Wednesday, The City Will Hear Detailed Plans About This New 975-Student, 150-Faculty-and-Staff Private School

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2019 | 6:19 am

EF Academy will be located on the nearly 16-acre former site of the William Carey University in North-Central Pasadena. Pasadena’s Hearing Officer will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, February…

Pasadena Presidents’ Day Protesters Say Trump’s ‘Fake Emergency’ Is Real Threat

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2019 | 6:08 am

Protesters carried signs and held hands as they gathered on the steps of Pasadena City Hall Monday as part of a nationwide protest against President Trump’s emergency declaration to secure…