As Sears Declares Bankruptcy and Closes Many Locations, the Fate of Pasadena’s Hasting Ranch Store Hangs in the Balance

Published Sunday, October 10, 2018 | 9:13 pm

Sears Holdings Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early Monday after it reportedly reached a deal with lenders that would allow the retailer to keep hundreds of its stores open through the holidays. The retailer will immediately close 46 stores this month,  another 146 money-losing stores by January 1, and possibly more after that. The ultimate fate of the Pasadena store, located in the 3800 block of East Foothill Boulevard in Hastings Ranch Plaza, remains unknown. The Wall Street…

Pasadena Chamber Issues Positions on November Ballot Measures and Initiatives

Friday, October 10, 2018 | 5:37 am

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce released its positions on ballot measures on November’s 6 elections in a lengthy…

Same-Day Delivery Service From Major Groceries, Retailers to Pasadena Doorsteps Set to Roll Out This Month

Thursday, October 10, 2018 | 6:23 pm

Shipt, an Internet-based grocery and essential items delivery company owned by Target Corporation, is launching same-day service in…

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

99 Cent Only Stores Earns a Guinness Book of Records Title with Rose Bowl Feat

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 5:17 pm

99 Cents Only Stores became the Guinness World Records title holder for the Largest Packaged Product Number Sunday, September 9, when it moved over 12,000 products into the field of…

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…

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

Sleepypod Launches European Expansion in Response to Consumer Demand for Pet Safety Restraints for Cars

Published Thursday, October 10, 2018 | 2:07 pm

Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for redefining pet products, today launches in Europe its innovative pet products lines designed for safer travel. The expansion comes as a direct response to…

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…

Government

Pasadena Police Body Worn Camera Program Has Captured Over 311,759 Incidents, Committee Will Hear

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 5:46 am

Public Safety Committee Chair Vice Mayor John Kennedy, City Manager Steve Mermell and Pasadena Chief of Police John Perez at a recent Committee meeting. The Public Safety Committee of the…

Officials to Launch Earthquake Alert System Wednesday in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 5:35 am

Caltech will be the epicenter of a big shake-up in the world of seismology Wednesday as scientists, Congressional leaders and other officials join together to announce the rollout of an…

Interim Police Chief to Tell City Committee Today Pasadena Experienced 3 Murders in Less Than 5 Weeks

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 5:19 am

Pasadena Interim Chief of Police John Perez (above, right) shown at a crime scene. Pasadena Interim Police Chief John Perez is scheduled to tell a City Committee today that three…

Supervisor Barger’s Countywide Typhus Prevention and Response Plan Approved with Proposed Pilot Program

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 4:44 am

Among the carriers of typhus is X Cheopis, typically carried by rats. Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a motion by…