Parson’s New Smart City Challenge Will Transform Mobility, Improve Lives

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2019 | 5:20 am

Parsons Corporation has launched its first Smart Cities Challenge, called “Transforming Intersections,” that it said will allow cities to significantly increase mobility and reduce the amount of time citizens spend at red lights. Parsons was formerly headquartered in Pasadena and still maintains a large presence in Old Pasadena. Cities and counties that want their commuters to spend less time sitting at red lights and more time catching up with friends and family can apply to be part of the Transforming…

Laemmle Theatres, 81-year-old Art Film Chain That Operates Pasadena’s Playhouse 7, Could Be Up for Sale

Family-owned Los Angeles-based arthouse chain Laemmle Theatres, which includes Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, could be up for sale,…

Kaiser Permanente, Enterprise Community Loan Fund Collaborate to Invest $4.3 Million to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing

To help tackle the homeless epidemic, a loan from Pasadena-based Kaiser Permanente to Enterprise Community Loan Fund has recently resulted…

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 Green Dot Launches What It Bills as Highest-Yielding Bank Account in Nation

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2019 | 1:16 pm

[Updated] Green Dot Corporation, headquartered in East Pasadena, has launched what could be the highest-yielding bank account in the United States, with a three percent annual interest on savings, and…

Pasadena’s Slaw Dogs Hot Dog Restaurant Closes After Initial Success, Expansion

Published Monday, July 7, 2019 | 7:22 pm

From Top clockwise: Raymond Byrne and his mom Jennifer Shue shown in Slaw Dogs Lake Avenue ship in 2010, surrounded by some of Raymond's creations (The ABLT Dog, Porkbelly Dog…

Commercial Real Estate

All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Health Provider WelbeHealth Signs Major Tenancy Deal at Cotton Medical Center

Published Monday, June 6, 2019 | 11:05 am

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical real estate, is pleased to announce that WelbeHealth recently signed a lease at Meridian’s recently renovated Cotton Medical Center, a…

Pasadena’s Alexandria Real Estate Nets Laurel for Communications and Reporting

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2019 | 12:20 pm

The National Association of Real Estatement Investment Trusts (NAREIT) recently crowned Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate with laurels for its “superior shareholder communications and reporting excellence,” the company announced. Alexandria is…

Business Briefs

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,…

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…

Business Districts

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…

Parsons Awarded Small Satellite Launch Integration Contract, Supports U.S. Air Force Mission Expanding Access to Space

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2019 | 11:01 am

Parsons today affirmed the award announced on February 8, 2019 by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Launch Enterprise Directorate to serve as the Launch…

Government

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Announces Community Q&A with Congresswoman Judy Chu

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2019 | 5:13 am

The Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center’s Social Justice Committee announced it will host a Community Q&A with U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents Pasadena and the 27th Congressional District, on…

Holden Pledges to Do More as State Funds for Developmental Disabilities are Budgeted

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2019 | 5:07 am

Local Assemblyman Chris Holden (D) said recent budget victories for the developmentally disabled represent a big step, “but that there is more to do.” With passage and signing of the…

Pasadena’s 2020 City Council Election Takes Shape

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2019 | 5:03 am

[Updated] Three incumbents, including Mayor Terry Tornek, and four newcomers have said they intend to enter races for the City Council and the Mayor’s chair in the March election, while…

City Acts to Clarify Pasadena’s Tenant Protection Ordinance

Published Monday, August 8, 2019 | 7:39 pm

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell during the August 19, 2019 Pasadena City Council meeting. The City of Pasadena is preparing to provide clarification on the City’s Tenant Protection Ordinance, according…