Pasadena-Based Los Angeles County Employees Association Terminates CEO

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 5:03 am

Former Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) CEO Lou Lazatin, left, and a scene inside the Association's North Lake Avenue offices in Pasadena at right. The $57 billion Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), which is headquartered in Pasadena, has terminated its own Chief Executive Officer, the organization’s chief counsel said Thursday. Steven P. Rice said the termination of Lou Lazatin was effective June 7. “The boards will immediately conduct a national search for a new CEO,” Rice…

Douglas Elliman Real Estate Opens Pasadena Office

Wednesday, June 6, 2019 | 5:23 am

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales…

Pasadena-Based OneWest Bank Serves as Presenting Sponsor of SaMo Pride and Celebrates Pride Month across Southern California

Tuesday, June 6, 2019 | 11:30 am

OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, today announced it will be the presenting sponsor of the…

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’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Mixes up Summer Refreshment with New Cherry Boba Frozen Lemonade

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2019 | 11:10 am

Pasadena-headquartered Wetzel’s Pretzels is helping folks chill out this summer with the introduction of Cherry Boba Frozen Lemonade. Available nationwide, Cherry Boba Frozen Lemonade is crafted by hand at each…

Pasadena’s Favorite Success Story is America’s Best Large Employer, Too, as Trader Joe’s Takes Top Honors

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2019 | 5:14 pm

Trader Joe’s, the grocery chain that first opened in Pasadena in 1967 and has now grown to over 480 stores in 42 states throughout the United States, is the best…

Commercial Real Estate

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…

Pasadena’s PassComm Group is Acquired

Published Monday, April 4, 2019 | 4:49 pm

Pasadena-based real estate company The PassComm Group was acquired by Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates early in April. PassComm specializes primarily on deals in the multi-family, retail, and industrial real estate…

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

As Trump Puts Off Deportation Sweeps, Pasadena Church Stands Fast with Offer of Sanctuary

Published Monday, June 6, 2019 | 5:19 am

Banner hanging at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Courtesy image Shortly before President Donald Trump announced Saturday he had ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to temporarily stand down from…

Lower Arroyo Seco Restoration Moves Closer to Reality

Published Monday, June 6, 2019 | 5:02 am

Image courtesy Arroyo Seco Foundation Thanks to approved budget requests from Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino the 2019-2020 State Budget now includes $3.5 million for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration…

Jobs Available Locally as Nation Takes a Head Count and State Re-draws Electoral Districts

Published Monday, June 6, 2019 | 4:59 am

As the nation prepares to count itself in 2020, and the state prepares to redraw its electoral districts, there are jobs to be had. The U.S. Census Bureau is looking…

Design Commission Will See Details Tuesday About Three New Projects, Each Containing Residential Units

Published Monday, June 6, 2019 | 4:57 am

A 46-residential unit project is slated for this blighted corner in the 700 block of North Orange Grove across from the U.S. Post Office Pasadena’s Design Commission will on Tuesday,…