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Board of Education Approves Select List of School Construction Projects

[Editor’s note: This story has been updated with regard to construction projects at Coombs Elementary and Blair High School.] The Pasadena School Board unanimously approved 15 building and construction projects at nine Pasadena school campuses Wednesday evening. The Board approval will throw a lifeline to “moratorium” projects which would have likely been eliminated had the Board voted to approve the entire Master Priority List as…

Trader Joe’s, Pasadena’s Hometown Grocery Success Story, Celebrates Half a Century

This weekend celebrations mark 50 years of Trader Joe’s, the popular chain of eclectic grocery stores which now boasts 467 locations across in 41 states.…

Two Suspects Charged with Murder of Pasadena Man

Two men suspected of having shot and killed a Pasadena man on July 24 were formally charged with murder on Monday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. According to the Pasadena Police Department, suspects Armando R. Hernandez, 18, and Luis E. Figueroa, 19, both Pasadena residents, were each…

Budget Deficit Creates Tough Decisions for Pasadena Unified

Pasadena Unified School District school will be operating at a deficit of $5.7 million in the current 2017-2018 fiscal year, a deficit which could grow…

Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 47 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Story: Chief Sanchez Updates Community Crime Picture Devil’s Gate-Eaton Canyon Pipeline Plan Dries Up Zika Threat Increases with Discovery of Second Carrier Mosquito…

Developer Fees Rise in Pasadena

Developers can expect to pay higher fees after the City Council recently approved amendments to the Pasadena Municipal Code hiking-up the City’s traffic reduction and…

Barger Details Commitment to Solving Homeless Issues

Just a few months into her office as the Los Angeles County Supervisor representing Pasadena – the largest county district in California – Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger had a dilemma. Sitting before the Board of Supervisors was a spending plan for the anticipated $259 million the County would be receiving…

Suspicious Package with Threatening Note Detonated Outside Pasadena Police Headquarters

Pasadena firefighters watch Los Angeles County Bomb Squad members during a bomb threat incident outside Pasadena Police headquarters on Walnut Street on Tuesday, August 8,…

Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 41 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Story: ArtCenter Teams Up with Arroyo Advisory Group to Create a College Course for the Arroyo Project Police Chief, City Manager React to…

ArtCenter Teams Up with Arroyo Advisory Group to Create a College Course for the Arroyo Project

The ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena will be offering a new course in the fall that will focus on the Arroyo Seco. As envisioned, the course will be teaching students how to design open spaces using the Arroyo as a model. College officials announced the new course is being developed in coordination with the Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG), a community-based committee that aims to focus on the historic restoration, renewal and rehabilitation of the watershed area in and around the area of the Rose Bowl. “Here we have this incredible gem of the Arroyo Seco, and we need to…

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