Pasadena Eateries Already Implementing New State Straws Law


Published Monday, September 9, 2018 | 7:04 pm

With a stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen last week, California has become the first state to bar full-service restaurants from handing out drinking straws to customers unless specifically requested. The law takes effect the first of the year, but many Pasadena eateries have already begun implementing the change. And authorities are keeping a watchful eye on developments in the restaurant business as the pioneering legislation — meant to keep plastic waste out of landfills and the ocean — plays…

Pasadena’s OpenX 2018 Holiday Survey Finds Strong Consumer Confidence in U.S. Economy Will Fuel Spending, Much of It Online

A respected Pasadena-based international advertising software company just completed a consumer survey which concludes that more than 80…

The Gull Wing Group International brings the iconic Mercedes Benz 300SL to Pasadena for its 50th Annual Convention

Saturday, September 9, 2018 | 3:59 am

In 1954 the 300SL coupe made its debut and fired the imagination of anyone with competitive spirit, as…

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.


Lactation Suite Opens at Hollywood Burbank Airport, Jointly Owned by Pasadena

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 5:11 pm

Hollywood Burbank Airport, owned and operated by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, has installed the first of two lactation suites for nursing mothers. The lactation suite, a self-contained, mobile pod with…

Pasadena’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Taps Former PetSmart Executive to Become New CFO

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2018 | 7:08 pm

Pasadena-based fast-food franchise Wetzel’s Pretzels has named former PetSmart executive Kimberly Smith as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer, says a report in Nation’s Restaurant News Tuesday. Smith started during…

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’s Parsons Receives Platinum Ranking in ReNew Canada’s 2018 Top 100 Infrastructure Projects

Published Monday, January 1, 2018 | 5:41 pm

Parsons, a Pasadena-based technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, has received a platinum ranking in ReNew…

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…

Business Districts

Pasadena Mining Company Claims It Struck Gold 35 Times in 35 of Its Brazilian Mines

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 7:08 pm

Brazil Minerals, Inc., a Pasadena-based mining company with mineral rights in Brazil, said it has found gold in all 35 of the holes it drilled in that country’s northern Minas…

Pasadena Biotech Pharma Company Stock Jumps after Drug Test Results Released

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 4:59 pm

Shares in Pasadena-based biotechnology firm Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose over 40 percent one day after the company announced positive results of testing a new drug that would treat Hepatitis B…


Barger Calls for Investigation Into Voter Registration Errors

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 5:08 pm

Today, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger calling for an investigation into voter registration errors as a result of the new “motor voter” program…

Pasadena Citizen Service Center to Deliver First In-Person Status Report to City Council Committee

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 5:34 am

When Pasadena residents need to take advantage of any of wide array of city services, from trash pickup and pothole problems to animal control, they call upon the Citizen Service…

Council Approves Housing Department’s Annual Report, 13 Projects Served Over 915 People

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 5:19 am

The Pasadena City Council Monday approved the Housing Department’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for submission to the US Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD), detailing the City’s…

City Attorney Cautions City Leaders About Advocating for Ballot Measures

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 4:47 am

Pasadena City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris. File photo. With just over two months go before the November municipal elections, Pasadena City Attorney Michele Bagneris reminded the City Council Monday about…