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City Council Gives Nod to $1 Business License For High Tech Startups

New high tech and other small startup businesses coming to Pasadena may qualify for a reduced business license fee of only $1 for the first year under plans given initial approval on Monday by the Pasadena City Council. The Council approved the idea of friendly business license fees for startups and voted to have staff bring back formal change to the City’s schedule of fees…

Queen Madison Named 97th Rose Queen

Madison Elaine Triplett, 17, a student at John Marshall Fundamental High School was named the 97th Rose Queen in a ceremony on the steps of…

Development Consultant Don Morgan Joins Mayoral Race

Community development consultant and Pasadena resident Don Morgan, Ph.D. has submitted forms to the City Clerk declaring his intention to campaign for mayor of Pasadena. “The mayor of Pasadena is a unique job,” Morgan said. “What excites me most about the position is the opportunity to generate, facilitate and promote…

Police Identify Suspect in Double Murder

Pasadena Police announced the arrest of  Jacob Mallory Bersson, 29, of Pasadena, for the murder of Lawrence and Denise K. Bressler last Monday morning. The…

Chef Center’s General Manager Larry Bressler, Wife Denise Slain in Knife Attack

“]Larry Bressler, shown above in a file photo standing before the Chefs Center he managed, was slain Monday along with his wife Denise in their Pasadena apartment. Photo: Rachel Young   Chefs Center General Manager Larry Bressler and his wife Denise died Monday morning from wounds suffered in an early-morning…

Pasadena City Council Votes to Support Proposition 47

The Pasadena City Council voted at its Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 meeting to support Proposition 47, known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. Proposition…

Former Pasadena Police Chief to Serve as Interim Chair of Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee

On Wednesday morning, the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee accepted the resignation of former Board Chair William Paparian. The Board also unanimously elected former Pasadena Police Chief and White House COPS Program Executive Director Bernard Melekian as its Interim Chair. Mr. Melekian accepted and issued the following statement: “This project…

U.S., India to Collaborate on Earth, Mars Missions

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (left) and Chairman K. Radhakrishnan of the Indian Space Research Organisation signing documents in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2014 to launch…

JPL’s RapidScat Wind Watcher Launches, Heads to Space Station

Sept. 21, 2014 — At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40, the nine rocket engines roar to life on the Falcon launch vehicle. Image credit: NASA  A new NASA mission that will boost global monitoring of ocean winds for improved weather forecasting and climate studies is among…

Pasadena Health Dept. Confirms Five West Nile Virus Cases

The Pasadena Public Health Department today announced that tests have confirmed five human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) this month in its jurisdiction. The last case of WNV previously confirmed by the Pasadena Public Health Department was in December 2012. WNV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Signs and symptoms may include fever, body aches, rash, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Up to about 80 percent of people infected have no apparent symptoms and can go undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Severe cases, while rare, can include brain inflammation, paralysis or death. For more…

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