Your Personal Guide to Connect Week Pasadena, The Biggest Tech Innovation Series in L.A.

Published Monday, October 10, 2019 | 4:58 am

A wide array of interactive special events and open houses pop up through Sunday during Connect Week Pasadena and it’s your chance to go behind the doors of the area’s most innovative tech companies to rub shoulders with innovators, funders, hackers, and entrepreneurs. “Many people tell me they’ve gotten their jobs through Connect Week open house events,” said Beth Kuchar, president of Innovate Pasadena, which is partnered in the weeklong activities. “It’s a great chance to get to know some…

Vroman’s President Allison Hill Named CEO of American Booksellers Association

Sunday, October 10, 2019 | 6:30 am

Image Courtesy Allison Hill website Allison Hill, President and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, has been named…

Pasadena’s Thin Line Capital Announces New Energy/Sustainability Fund in Partnership with Wavemaker Partners

Friday, October 10, 2019 | 5:36 am

Thin Line Capital, a Pasadena-based venture capital firm, announced the launch of their seed-stage fund with a first…

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

Wescom Credit Union Announces Key Updates to Its Leadership Team

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 4:25 pm

Southern California-based Wescom Credit Union announced a series of changes and additions to its leadership bench. These updates were implemented to position the organization for continued long-term growth while fostering…

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…

Commercial Real Estate

Pasadena’s Alexandria, On a Roll, Buys Second Stanford Research Park Building

Published Tuesday, August 8, 2019 | 6:59 pm

Pasadena-based real estate firm Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., which focuses on life sciences campuses, has bought another building inside Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, eight months after it…

Pasadena Tech Center Sells for $30 Million

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 2:09 pm

Graymark Capital Inc. and Eightfold Real Estate Capital have purchased the Eaton Canyon Tech Center, a nearly 219,000-square-foot office campus in Pasadena, for $30 million, a report in the Los…

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

Governor Newsom Signs SR-710 Bills, Ending the Extension, Providing Pathway for Local Cities to Reclaim Roads

Published Monday, October 10, 2019 | 12:28 pm

Left to Right: Senator Anthony Portantino, Mayor Terry Tornek, Assemblymember Chris Holden On October 13th, Governor Newsom signed both SB 7 by Senator Portantino and AB 29 by Assemblymember Holden…

Portantino’s Comprehensive 710 Freeway Bill Signed by Governor, Killing the Extension and Framing the Corridor’s Future

Published Sunday, October 10, 2019 | 7:52 am

State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (speaking) at a press conference in Pasadena on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 to present the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 710 Freeway Corridor…

A Busy Week Ahead for City Government

Published Sunday, October 10, 2019 | 6:54 am

  Special Meeting of the City Council – October 14 5:00 P.M. Closed Session Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 Special Meeting Agenda Finance Committee…

Sediment Removal Hauling from Devils Gate Dam, Stopped for Fire Hazard Concerns, Set to Resume Monday

Published Sunday, October 10, 2019 | 6:41 am

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works dirt hauling from the Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal site on the boundary between Pasadena and La Canada Flintridge halted last week due…