Blaze Pizza Makes it to FastCasual Top 100 Movers and Shakers

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2017 | 3:45 pm

Image from Fast Casual Website Pasadena-based fast-casual brand Blaze Pizza has made it to the top post in this year’s list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers, according to FastCasual.com, a site that reports on important news, events, trends and people in the fast casual restaurant industry segment. Cherryh Cansler, FastCasual editor, revealed the list Sunday night during a gala honoring the winners at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago. “The judges were also impressed when it came to…

Pasadena’s Parsons Wins Planning Contract for $1 Billion Building Project in the United Arab Emirates

Image From Parsons Facebook Account Parsons has announced that it was recently awarded a contract for comprehensive multidisciplinary…

Pasadena’s Stark Spirits Distillery Announces Release of its First Commercial Gin, “Skyline”

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 1:21 pm

Pasadena-based Stark Spirits launched Skyline Gin, their first commercial gin, this week. The new gin is the result…

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

Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union Christens Covina Branch with Ribbon Cutting

Published Friday, April 4, 2017 | 8:27 pm

The house, or should we say branch, was packed with notables as Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union cut the ribbon on their newest branch in the city of Covina. The…

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena Partners with Ridesharing Service Lyft

Published Thursday, April 4, 2017 | 11:35 am

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has announced a new partnership with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. The partnership will help provide free or discounted rides…

Commercial Real Estate

Ameron Center in Pasadena Sold to Entity with Ties to Local Developer

Published Tuesday, August 8, 2016 | 12:05 pm

A developer with Pasadena and local area projects to his name is affiliated with an entity that just purchased Pasadena’s Ameron Center. Real estate magazine The Real Deal said Patrick…

Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. to Present at Cowen and Company 36th Annual Health Care Conference

Published Monday, February 2, 2016 | 12:07 pm

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), a real estate investment trust uniquely focused on world-class collaborative science and technology campuses in urban innovation clusters, announced today that Thomas J.…

Business Briefs

More Certainty in a Clinton Presidency than a Trump Presidency, Says Pasadena-based Investment Advisor

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2016 | 2:53 pm

With a Trump victory, investments could drop solely due to uncertainty, because the consensus is that investors believe there is more known about a Clinton presidency, than a Trump presidency.…

Olympus Towing in Pasadena Announces Two New Towing Services

Published Thursday, August 8, 2016 | 2:46 pm

Olympus Towing in Pasadena has announced two new towing services it is offering: accident removal service and car lockout service. Each of these new services is now offered permanently to…

Business Districts

Pasadena’s Western Asset Mortgage Capital Results All Short of Wall Street Expectations

Published Thursday, May 5, 2017 | 6:10 pm

Pasadena-based Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. has posted a first-quarter net income of $20.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier, the company reported Wednesday.…

SeekOps Incorporated Licenses NASA Sensor Technology

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2017 | 1:01 pm

SeekOps founders Brenrdan Smith (l) and Dr. Andrew Aubrey (r) with the SeekOps methane detection drone. The two founders recently left JPL to commercialize the technology (photo at Pasadena City…

Government

Pasadena Police: Focus is on Seatbelt Laws Enforcement This Memorial Day Weekend

Published Friday, May 5, 2017 | 11:47 am

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, Pasadena Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed…

Now the 710 Tunnel is Off the Table, What’s Next?

Published Friday, May 5, 2017 | 11:26 am

After decades of heated debate about closing the 710 freeway gap led up to a climatic decision yesterday by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to kill the tunnel…

710 Tunnel Project is No More; Metro Board Votes to Re-Allocate Funds

Published Thursday, May 5, 2017 | 11:12 am

Ending a 20-year battle, the Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors this morning passed a motion which eliminates a tunnel through South Pasadena and Pasadena as a solution for closing…

City, Public to Pay Tribute to Pasadena’s Fallen Heroes at Somber Thursday Memorial

Published Wednesday, May 5, 2017 | 5:32 am

On Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m., the City of Pasadena will host the 2017 Pasadena Police and Fire Memorial in front of Pasadena City Hall. This is the sixth…