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L.A. Zoo Says Former Pasadena Humane Society Alligator Tina is Getting Along Famously With Her New Roommate, Reggie

It’s a happy ending for Tina, Pasadena’s own resident reptile until August of last year when the Pasadena Humane Society decided to move her to the Los Angeles Zoo, who reportedly is getting along swimmingly with Reggie, the male American alligator who had been living a bachelor’s life in the Zoo since 2007. Zoo officials are reporting that the pair have grown close and are…

Week in Review: 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 49 most newsworthy, informative, and…

Councilmember Steve Madison, City Officials Describe Optimistic Downtown Pasadena Future

Focusing on what one attendee called the “blood and guts of the city,” District 6 Councilmember Steve Madison addressed a small but attentive group of local residents at his Thursday evening Town Hall meeting at the Pasadena Conference Center, on the subject of “Economic Vitality, Public Safety and Smart Growth.”…

After Last Year’s Busy Bear Season, Experts Again on High Alert

In one 2016 incident, three bears roamed a Kinneloa Mesa neighborhood, swimming in a pool and exploring dumpsters searching for food. With no Fish &…

New Details Emerging on ‘Arroyo Seco Weekend’

[Updated Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8:15 a.m.]   Here are two really important things you should know about the upcoming Arroyo Seco Music & Arts Festival at the Rose Bowl in June: First, its no longer called the Arroyo Seco Music & Arts Festival, it’s called “Arroyo Seco Weekend,”…

New Pasadena Street Design Guide Re-defines ‘Movement’

Moving traffic and people in Pasadena has officially entered a new era. As Councilmember Tyron Hampton told his colleagues Monday evening, following the presentation of…

City Council Tackles Range of Issues on Monday Evening, From Election Results to Street Design Guide

The Pasadena City Council will officially acknowledge the winners and the runoff candidates of the March 7 Council Primary Nominating Election, during its regular meeting on Monday night. According to the official Certificate of Canvass, City Council District 3 candidate John J. Kennedy, and District 5 candidate Victor M. Gordo…

Following Pasadena Courthouse Immigration Arrest, California’s Chief Justice Asks Trump Administration to Stop Court “Stalking”

In the wake of a Pasadena immigration courthouse arrest and other reported incidents throughout California, the state’s chief justice has asked the Trump administration to…

New Heritage Square Housing Development Gives Seniors A Place to Call Home After 14 Years In The Making

Thursday afternoon, Pasadena celebrated the grand opening of its newest housing development, Heritage Square Apartments, that now gives 70 deserving seniors brand new affordable housing accommodations in the heart of Northwest Pasadena. The development required 14 years to complete and is the first property in the City to be developed…

Desiderio Development Raises New, Unique Fears Near Colorado Street Bridge

A presentation on suicide numbers in the City of Pasadena by the Pasadena Public Health Department turned into what City Manager Steve Mermell apologetically called a “morbid” discussion on whether suicide victims would “land” on newly-built homes at the Desiderio Park housing development underneath the Colorado Street Bridge in the Arroyo Seco. Sonya Yates, president of Habitat for Humanity in Pasadena, told the Committee that her local office has begun meetings of a suicide prevention task force that she said was in response to what she called the “changing needs of the new Desiderio Park” now that new low-income housing…

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