Giant Retailer Walmart looking at Pasadena Company’s Robot Burger Cook

Published Thursday, December 12, 2018 | 5:46 am

Walmart, the U.S. retail giant, is now in the early stages of testing Flippy, the burger-flipping robot kitchen assistant that Miso Robotics and Caliburger unveiled in Pasadena early in 2017. A Yahoo Finance report said Walmart has taken an interest in the robot and is testing it at their headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas to see if it could be fit to work alongside human staff at its in-store restaurants. Testing is going on at Walmart’s Culinary Institute and Innovation Center,…

Pasadena Company Gets 5-Year $23 million Federal Contract for Forest Program in Peru

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Tetra Tech, Inc., a Pasadena-based global consulting and engineering…

Pasadena Venture Capital Group Said It Closed Inaugural Fund with Nearly $80 Million in Capital Commitments

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:48 am

Company Partners Kevin Dunlap and Jason Schoettler. Courtesy image A venture capital firm based in Pasadena says it…


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.


Pasadena Pet Care Company Partners to Develop Animal Carriers They Say Can Help Pets Heal

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 4:45 pm

Pasadena pet care company Sleepypod has partnered with New York-based Assisi Animal Health to introduce the Assisi Loop Lounge, which they describe as a total body non-pharmaceutical, anti-inflammatory device designed…

Local Mattress Firm Store Apparently Spared Closure as Parent Company Declares Bankruptcy, Shutters Hundreds of Stores

Published Friday, October 10, 2018 | 7:03 pm

A day after Mattress Firm, Inc. announced it had filed voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and plans to close up to 700 stores…

Commercial Real Estate

Altadena Office Building Reportedly Sells for $11.1 Million

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2018 | 6:08 pm

First City Credit Union has acquired a 55,000 square-foot modern office building in Altadena for $11.5 million, commercial real estate news outlet RenTV said in a report Tuesday. The report…

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…

Business Briefs

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Announces Membership in UN Global Compact

Published Monday, April 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech, Inc. has joined the United Nations Global Compact, a group of corporations that have pledged to align business strategy with key principles on human rights, labor, environment,…

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…

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…


Pasadena Congresswoman Urges Republican Leadership to Oppose Border Wall Funding

Published Thursday, December 12, 2018 | 7:40 pm

Pasadena-area Congresswoman Judy Chu Thursday joined a congressional tri-caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus in urging the leaders of the Republican party to oppose funding for the border wall at…

Council Approves New Street Vending Regulations in Time for New Year’s Day

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:38 am

Sacramento eased the rules on street vending, but Pasadena wants to tighten them up in time for New Year’s Day. Adjusting to new state regulations that have relaxed rules regarding…

Councilmember Tyron Hampton Unanimously Elected Vice Mayor

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:41 am

Councilmember and incoming Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton (left) shown with Mayor Terry Tornek in a file photograph. First District Councilmember Tyron Hampton was unanimously elected by the City Council Monday…

Assemblymember Holden Will Deliver Legislative Outlook Briefing at Pasadena Service Club Meeting Wednesday

Published Monday, December 12, 2018 | 6:08 am

Image Courtesy Chris Holden Facebook Pasadena-area State Assemblymember Chris Holden will look ahead to next year in the California Legislature before the Rotary Club of Pasadena on Wednesday, December 12,…