Pasadena Fundraising Agency for Nonprofits Changes its Name

Published Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6:43 am

Pasadena-based Russ Reid and Grizzard, a decades old full-service agency serving the nonprofit sector, has announced a new name: One and All. The company was formed last year with the merger of Russ Reid Company and Grizzard Communications Group Inc., two independent industry leaders that invented many of the techniques and practices used in modern fundraising. The name change follows an extensive re-branding effort in partnership with global branding firm Siegel+Gale to define the combined agency and inspire further reinvention…

Pasadena’s Parsons Wins Design-Build Contract for Terminal One at Newark Airport

Tuesday, February 2, 2018 | 9:39 am

Parsons was recently awarded a design-build contract for the Terminal One Redevelopment Project at Newark Liberty International Airport…

Pasadena-Based Tech Company Playing Key Role in Mini Satellite Space Race

Monday, February 2, 2018 | 6:45 am

Image Courtesy GeoOptics Website A Pasadena-based company that develops small radio occultation – or RO – satellites is…

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

Pasadena-based Rightsify Rolls Out its Service to Hotels and Restaurants

Published Monday, January 1, 2018 | 3:45 pm

Starting Monday, eateries anywhere around the globe can have their own fully branded music app and online radio station—Rightsify FM — via Pasadena-based Rightsify, who rolled out the same service…

Pasadena Bank Survey Reveals Gen X, Millennials Prioritize New Year’s Resolution Savings Over Baby Boomers

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 6:28 pm

Millenials and Gen Xers are at least twice as likely to prioritize savings as a New Year’s resolution than Baby Boomers, a survey by Pasadena-based CIT bank showed. The survey,…

Commercial Real Estate

Cotton Medical Center in Pasadena Receives National Award for Excellence in Healthcare Real Estate

Published Monday, December 12, 2017 | 5:45 pm

Cotton Medical Center, a 115,000-square-foot, two-building medical office complex near the Huntongton Hospital in West Pasadena, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 HREI Insights Award in the category of Best…

The Theo, New Six-Story Residential Facility, Rises Near Historic Pasadena House

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Construction is now underway on a new 105-unit multifamily building at 289 North El Molino Avenue in Pasadena.. Dubbed as The Theo, the building is close to the Theodore Parker…

Business Briefs

Major Architectural Firm HDR Pulls Out of Pasadena

Published Monday, October 10, 2017 | 7:50 pm

A large multinational architectural and engineering consulting firm has moved out of Pasadena into a new office at Two California Plaza in the Bunker Hill District of downtown Los Angeles.…

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Board Member Appointed as Marketing Manager of Burnham Benefits

Published Wednesday, September 9, 2017 | 12:03 pm

A board member of the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors was appointed as marketing manager of the Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, a statement from the company said. The statement described…

Business Districts

Pasadena’s Miso Robotics Secures $10 Million in ‘Flippy’ Funding

Published Thursday, February 2, 2018 | 6:28 pm

Pasadena-based Miso Robotics, which recently unveiled and successfully tested its burger-flipping kitchen assistant “Flippy,” has secured $10 million in Series B financing led by Acacia Research Corporation. The strategic investors…

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport to See Reduction in Staff Meetings

Published Wednesday, January 1, 2018 | 7:18 pm

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has voted to reduce the number of airport staff meetings in an effort to improve airport staff efficiency. Last week, board members, minus absent Commissioners Bill…

Government

City Council Faces Full Agenda Monday, with Elections, Marijuana Tax, Building Purchase on the Agenda

Published Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6:52 pm

Twin proposals to put before Pasadena voters amendments to City ordinances which would allow the operation of a limited number of regulated marijuana businesses in Pasadena, and tax those businesses,…

Pasadena to Update Power Integrated Resource Plan in Early 2018

Published Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6:13 pm

Pasadena Water and Power will soon be updating its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a long-range blueprint for providing Pasadena area customers with reliable, environmentally responsive electric service, competitive rates, and…

School Closure Fears, Labor Negotiations Dominate School Board Meeting

Published Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6:39 am

Nearly 80 worried parents and teachers from Jefferson and Franklin Elementary Schools filled the chamber and hallways outside Thursday evening’s Pasadena Unified School District Board meeting, upset over rumors spread…

Citizens Oversight Reports Claims Pasadena Unified Illegally Spent Measure TT Funds

Published Thursday, February 2, 2018 | 6:41 am

A report by the Pasadena Unified School District’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee, shown in session last year, will be presented at the Board of Education meeting tonight. A report critical of…