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Pasadena-based Parsons Buys Williams Electric in an Expansion of Its Control Systems Business

Pasadena-based engineering services firm Parsons has acquired Williams Electric Company Inc. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, as part of an expansion of its control system business in the U.S. and internationally. The acquisition was concluded late last year. Privately owned Williams Electric specializes in control system integration, electrical and general contracting, and energy infrastructure solutions, Parsons said in a press release. Williams Electric has offices…

Stater Bros. to Open First Supermarket in Pasadena at Current Site of North Pasadena Vons

Just two days after the announcement that the Vons market at 1390 N. Allen Avenue at Washington Blvd. will be closing in mid-April, San Bernardino-based Stater Bros. Markets said it will be the future tenant…

Altadena Chamber’s Citizen and Business of the Year Reflect an Artistic Community

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce announces its 2017 Citizen and Business Of The Year. Both honorees reflect Altadena’s reputation as a home for creative people. Citizen of the Year is Ben McGinty, who has spent…

Ranchero Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, a Local Favorite for 49 Years, Closes This Month

The East Pasadena, family-owned Ranchero Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is set to close its doors for good at the end of the month after 49 years in business in the same East Foothill Boulevard location.…

Residents Lament Closure of North Pasadena Vons

The just-announced closing of the Vons Market at 1390 Allen Avenue north of Washington Boulevard brought sad reactions from longtime customers, hints of a possible replacement market, and a window into what one industry expert…

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Beloved TwoHey’s Restaurant, Originally Opened in Pasadena in 1943, Will Close February 1

Image Courtesy Twohey’s Restaurant Originally opened in Pasadena in 1943, the beloved TwoHeys diner-style restaurant in Alhambra said Friday it will permanently close its doors…

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Pasadena Solar Power Company Coronal Energy Wins Bid to Build Array for Appalachian Power

Image Courtesy Coronal Energy Coronal Energy, a Pasadena-based renewable energy provider with a large portfolio of solar and battery storage projects across much of the United States, will be building and operating a photovoltaic solar generation project in Rustburg, Virginia, slated for completion in September 2019. In a press release Tuesday, Coronal Energy said it will build and operating the 15-megawatt Depot Solar Center for Columbus, Ohio-based Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power. Appalachian Power will purchase the power output of the project under a 20-year Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA), the release said. “Appalachian Power is…

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