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Tesla Pasadena Imperiled as Company Sales Move Online

Tesla is moving its sales operations to the Internet, a decision bound to impact the company’s Old Pasadena outlet since stores not closed by the company will be transitioned to “galleries or information centers,” according to the carmaker. Company spokeswoman Gina Antonini confirmed media reports derived from a conference call with Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Feb. 28, that said the company would…

Local Business Green Coast Pet Offers Discounts to Furloughed Feds

The government shutdown is entering its 35th day and not only are furloughed workers feeling the pinch, their pets are, too. Mindful of this reality, Pasadena-based Green Coast Pet is offering all U.S. government employees…

Beaming Organic Superfood Café Opens, Perhaps Not Surprisingly, Inside a Fitness Club

Beaming, the healthy superfood chain that first opened a retail store in Del Mar in 2012, has opened its ninth café at Equinox Fitness Club and Spa in Pasadena, at 300 E. Colorado Blvd., with…

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

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 to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation,…

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

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 across the United States, the…

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

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…

Lactation Suite Opens at Hollywood Burbank Airport, Jointly Owned by Pasadena

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,…

Pasadena’s Wetzel’s Pretzels Taps Former PetSmart Executive to Become New CFO

Pasadena-based fast-food franchise Wetzel’s Pretzels has named former PetSmart executive Kimberly Smith as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer, says a report in Nation’s Restaurant…

Digital Company Founded by Local Scientists Raises $2.8 Million for Wireless Heart Monitor

Advanced TeleSensors Inc., a digital health company whose genesis took places at Caltech, has raised nearly $2.8 million from investors, according to a filing with…

Sears Auto Center in Pasadena One of 118 Locations Rolling Out Expanded Tire Collaboration With Amazon

Sears Auto Center has announced that will expand its collaboration with Amazon to more stores in 2018, bringing the total to 118, up from the original 47 that rolled out in May. The Pasadena location, at 3801 E Foothill Blvd., is on that list. Tires purchased from Amazon.com can be installed at participating Sears Auto Centers. Mike McCarthy, vice president and general manager of Sears Automotive said the Amazon partnership is a step in the right direction for the chain. “Customers are taking advantage of additional services during the tire installation process, such as oil changes and alignments. We are…

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