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Hot Caltech Prank Nails MIT Cold

A team of thirteen Caltech undergrads led by Julie Jester distributed 800 prank coffee mugs to a gathering "prefrosh" students and parents at rival MIT last Thursday. When cool they read "MIT the Institute of Technology," and when hot they turn orange and read "Caltech the HOTTER Institute of Technology" with a palm tree. (Photo by Greg Izatt)   Those budding young geniuses at Caltech…

Continuing Earthquakes Cause No Damage in Pasadena

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck one mile east of La Habra Friday night shortly after 9 p.m. caused no injuries or damage in Pasadena, authorities said. “No immediate reports of damage in Pasadena. Police and…

Pasadena Senior Center Introduces New App

Now even the Pasadena Senior Center can say, “There’s an app for that!” A new app for iPhones and iPads makes it easier to navigate activities and services, the daily calendar of events, the latest…

Vacancy on South Pasadena Design Review Board

A vacancy has occurred on the South Pasadena Design Review Board (Board), a five-member Board that serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Commission and represents the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design,…

Senior Community Commission Seeking “Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year”

The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is seeking everyone’s assistance to find the 2014 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre,…

Friday, August 15

Summer Camp Activities for All Ages

Children, teenagers, as well as mothers and seniors will enjoy sports, nature trips and other activities during the summer camps the city will hold from…

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Saved by the (Church) Bell: HRock is at Home at the Ambassador

In 2004, Pasadena’s historic Ambassador Auditorium (AA) had a date with demolition. At that point, the historic facility had been dark for almost a decade. “The wrecking ball was basically just around the corner,” recalled Ambassador General Manager Doug Huse. Then an eleventh-hour save took place through the efforts of Harvest Rock Church. The church needed a sanctuary and the dusty Auditorium was the perfect place. Despite the cobwebs, Harvest Rock found itself in possession of a structurally sound and magnificent building. “Worldwide Church of God (previous owners of the Ambassador Auditorium) had taken very good care of it,” says…

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