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Art Center Buys Building at Gateway to Pasadena

Art Center College of Design continues to expand its educational reach and resources with the acquisition of 1111 South Arroyo Parkway and plans to build student housing on South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, President Lorne M. Buchman announced today. The largest transaction in the College’s history, the $27.4 million purchase of the building at the gateway to Pasadena was made possible in large part due…

Armenian-American Community Gathers to Celebrate 125 Years in Pasadena

Hundreds of members of Pasadena’s Armenian community celebrated the 125th year of the Armenian settlement in the City of Roses Sunday through live music, multicultural…

City Plans Driver Feedback Signs to Help Brake Rise in Traffic Deaths

A car whizzes by one of 18 existing driver feedback signs in Pasadena, clearly travelling 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.   In response to a jump in Pasadena traffic fatalities more than doubling in 2013 from the prior year and with speed playing a major role…

2015 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Louis Zamperini (file photo) [Updated: July 3, 2014 | 8:45 a.m.]  Louis Zamperini, the “true American hero” who was a World War II prisoner of…

City Breaks Ground on $55 Million Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project

  Pictured from left to right: Gurcharan Bawa, PWP Assistant General Manager, Power Supply; Eric Klinkner, PWP Chief Deputy General Manager; Michael Beck, Pasadena City Manager; Councilmember Margaret McAustin; Julie Gutierrez, Pasadena Assistant City Manager; Councilmember Terry Tornek; Mayor Bill Bogaard; Phyllis Currie, PWP General Manager.   Mayor Bill Bogaard…

New Health Inspection Placards, Public Database Begins

New inspection placards for public display in Pasadena’s restaurants and other permanent food facilities will be issued by the City’s Public Health Department beginning July…

Pasadena Unified Names Dr. Brian McDonald Interim Superintendent

At a special closed session meeting June 26, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Deputy Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D., as Interim Superintendent until further notice. The appointment will take effect when Superintendent Jon Gundry’s impending resignation is effective. “Dr. McDonald’s experience and leadership…

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Sends Farewell Message

Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Jon R. Gundry, who announced Tuesday he will resign and take a new position leading the Santa Clara County Office…

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Jon Gundry Announces Departure

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that he has been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Gundry was appointed superintendent of PUSD in July 2011. “It has been an honor to work with…

City Council Approves $675 Million Budget for 2015 Fiscal Year

The Pasadena City Council unanimously approved a balanced Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Budget on Monday during its regularly scheduled meeting, capping a series of public meetings and hearings held since mid-May on the City’s finances. Information about the FY 15 Recommended Budget is posted on the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/Finance/2015-Recommended-Budget. The FY 15 Annual Budget of approximately $675.2 million includes about $209.5 million in the General Fund to help pay for police and fire services, parks and other public programs and services that support Pasadena’s outstanding quality of life and public safety. The newly approved budget represents a slight decrease…

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