Kaiser Permanente Pledges $25 Million to Governor’s California Housing Fund

Published Saturday, January 1, 2020 | 5:29 am

Health care provider Kaiser Permanente said Friday it is committing $25 million to become the first private sector contributor to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s newly announced fund to combat homelessness. Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California regional headquarters are in Pasadena. The pledge supports efforts by Kaiser Permanente statewide and builds on the $200 million in impact investments that Kaiser Permanente has announced in recent years in support of community health. It also complements ongoing sustainable rapid-housing programs and efforts to strengthen…

Coleman Named Pasadena Now Managing Editor

Monday, January 1, 2020 | 6:19 am

André Coleman will become Managing Editor of Pasadena Now effective January 16, 2020. Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor André…

Huntington Hospital Names Brad McCoy, Vice President, Construction, Facilities and Real Estate

Thursday, January 1, 2020 | 1:24 pm

Huntington Hospital today announced that Brad McCoy will be joining as vice president of construction, facilities and real…

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

Mandy Shaw Locked In as New CEO at Pasadena-Based Blaze Pizza

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2019 | 2:07 pm

Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza has promoted Amanda Shaw, who has been serving as the brand’s interim CEO since Jim Mizes retired in August, to President and CEO, the company announced Monday.…

Del Frisco’s Grille in Pasadena Will Close Sunday

Published Friday, October 10, 2019 | 1:36 pm

Del Frisco’s Grille is closing its Pasadena location at 55 South Lake Avenue just north of Green Street on Sunday. “It’s never easy to say goodbye, but Del Frisco’s Grille-Pasadena…

Commercial Real Estate

Pasadena’s Alexandria, On a Roll, Buys Second Stanford Research Park Building

Published Tuesday, August 8, 2019 | 6:59 pm

Pasadena-based real estate firm Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., which focuses on life sciences campuses, has bought another building inside Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, eight months after it…

Pasadena Tech Center Sells for $30 Million

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 2:09 pm

Graymark Capital Inc. and Eightfold Real Estate Capital have purchased the Eaton Canyon Tech Center, a nearly 219,000-square-foot office campus in Pasadena, for $30 million, a report in the Los…

Business Briefs

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation Announces Chief Investment Officer Transition

Published Monday, December 12, 2018 | 3:48 pm

Sean Johnson (l) and Dennis McNamara (r) Pasadena-based Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation Monday announced Anup Agarwal’s resignation from his position as Chief Investment Officer of the Company.  Agarwal will…

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,…

Business Districts

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Wins $21 Million Ecological and Human Health Contract

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2019 | 1:22 pm

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech announced Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Science and Technology (EPA/OST) awarded Tetra Tech a $21 million, single-award contract to support the Agency’s mission…

Tetra Tech Expands with Cash Purchase of U.K. Firm

Published Monday, May 5, 2019 | 7:05 pm

Pasadena-based environmental consultant Tetra Tech Inc.,has made an all-cash offer to acquire WYG PLC, a United Kingdom-based professional services firm. Tetra tech provides high-end consulting and engineering services. WYG PLC…

Government

City Announces Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Published Saturday, January 1, 2020 | 5:40 am

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Pasadena Fire…

Gordo Wins Endorsement

Published Friday, January 1, 2020 | 6:40 am

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP), has announced it is endorsing Victor Gordo, according to a statement on Wednesday. Gordo is facing Mayor Terry Tornek, former City Commissioner Jason…

City Preparing for Homeless Count

Published Friday, January 1, 2020 | 6:24 am

Archival image shows counters surveying a homeless man near Pasadena City Hall. Photo: Fuller Seminary Office for Urban Initiatives The city’s homeless count will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday,…

‘State of the City’ is Good, Says Mayor Tornek in Annual Address

Published Friday, January 1, 2020 | 6:13 am

“The state of our city is good, and equally important, the trend line is positive,” said Mayor Terry Tornek in the fifth State of the City address of his administration,…