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Smoking Ban Outside Pasadena Public Libraries Gets Initial Nod from City Council

The Pasadena City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance that will ban smoking on the grounds of all the city’s 10 public libraries during the Council’s  Dec. 15 meeting. The ordinance will expand the scope of the city’s Tobacco Use Prevention Ordinance (Chapter 8.78 of the Pasadena Municipal Code) that requires smokers to remain at least 20 feet away from entrances and exits…

Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Reproached by House Ethics Committee

The House Ethics Committee has issued a public letter of reproval to local Congresswoman Judy Chu for interfering with its investigation into allegations her Chief…

JPL Data Underscore Severity of California Drought, Despite Current Rains

NASA GRACE satellite data reveal the severity of California’s drought on water resources across the state. This map shows the trend in water storage between September 2011 and September 2014. Image Credit: NASA JPL In spite of recent rainstorms (including today’s), it will still take about 11 trillion gallons of…

Anti-Racism March Unites Demonstrators, Shooting Victim’s Mother, and Cops

Hundreds march in Pasadena to decry police killings of unarmed black people across the country Anya Slaughter, the mother of Kendrec McDade, who was slain…

Groups Challenge County’s Big Dig at Hahamongna / Devil’s Gate Dam

Representatives of the Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF) and the Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) announced they are filing a lawsuit challenging the LA County Flood Control District’s (LACFCD) program to scour the basin behind Devil’s Gate Dam in Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena at a Wednesday morning news conference. The lawsuit…

Holiday Shipping Just Got Easier – Pasadena Post Office Open Every Day of the Week

The Pasadena Post Office, located at 600 Lincoln Avenue, will be open with full retail service on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through…

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Last Week’s Major Crime Incidents

On November 22 at about 12:19 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to City Hall regarding a report of a male adult climbing the face of City Hall. Officers arrived and ordered the subject to stop his activity and return to the sidewalk. The subject refused and continued climbing the building,…

Former Caltech President Marvin Goldberger Dies at 92

Marvin L. Goldberger. Photo courtesy Caltech Marvin L. “Murph” Goldberger, Caltech president and professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, passed away on November 26, 2014. He…

UCLA Honors Jackie Robinson, Retires #42 Across All Sports

UCLA will retire number 42 across all sports in honor of Jackie Robinson, UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero said. “Jackie Robinson established a standard of excellence to which people the world over should aspire,” said Guerrero. “On the 75th anniversary of Jackie’s arrival at UCLA, we want to ensure…

Bertral “Bert” Washington Announced as New Pasadena Fire Chief

Bertral “Bert” Washington is the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department. Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014.   City Manager Michael J. Beck today announced the appointment of Bertral “Bert” Washington as the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department.  Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014. Chief Washington comes from the Clark County Fire Department in Nevada, where he has been Fire Chief since November 2010.  Clark County serves a diverse metropolitan community of about 900,000 residents, including the unincorporated areas around Las Vegas and…

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