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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…

Webster’s Community Pharmacy Named a California Small Business of the Year

Once a struggling business, Webster’s Community Pharmacy has been named the 41st Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year in recognition of the store’s significance and contribution to the Altadena and Pasadena communities. Assemblymember Chris…

Retailer 2nd Street USA to Open Old Pasadena Store

2nd Street USA, a subsidiary of GEO Holdings in Tokyo, will be opening its second U.S. store in Pasadena Friday, June 1. The chain opened its first U.S. store on L.A.’s Melrose Avenue in March.…

Pasadena’s Sleepypod Passes Crash Tests for Its Pet Safety Products

Sleepypod, a Pasadena company known for redefining pet products, said its entire line of pet safety restraints for cars has been crash tested at U.S., Canadian, and European child safety restraint systems standards. “Sleepypod is…

Pasadena’s Sun Pacific Hires Marketing Director

Sun Pacific, the Pasadena fruit grower and marketer of Cuties brand clementines and Mighties brand kiwifruit, has appointed industry veteran Kate Reeb as the director of marketing, a company press release said. Reeb will be…

Survey Says Millennial Parents Love Pasadena Company’s Mandarins

As California Cuties season winds down this month for Pasadena-based Sun Pacific, the brand reported it continues to enjoy an increase in preference and purchase…

Stater Bros. CEO Will Give Details About New Grocery Store at Site of Closed North Pasadena Vons During Town Hall

Stater Bros. Chief Executive Pete Van Helden is set to answer questions and provide design details a District 2 Town Hall meeting on May 1…

Pasadena Duo Invents Device to Prevent the Foul Smells of Drain Strainers

Kitchen Fresh, an antibacterial, deodorizing, sink drain strainer-with a special “cage” that houses a deodorizing tablet, invented by Anthony Balser and John White of Pasadena,…

Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza Opens UCLA Campus Location

The popular pizza franchise backed by basketball star LeBron James is now offering customized pizzas and salads in the Court of Sciences Student Center at…

Community Bank Vice President in Pasadena Moves to Opus Bank

Opus Bank, an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank based in Irvine that has a Pasadena office, announced the appointment of former Community Bank executive Adam Russell as Senior Managing Director, Commercial Banking. A 30-year banking veteran, Russell will be responsible for expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in Southern California’s Inland Empire, an Opus Bank press release said Tuesday. “We are pleased that Adam has joined Opus to expand our Southern California Commercial Banking coverage into the dynamic Inland Empire market,” said Jim Haney, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking at Opus Bank. “Adam is a uniquely…

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