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Art Meets Interactive Virtual Technologies at Armory Center Friday Night

In a unique emerging intersection of technology and art, one of the fastest growing meet up groups in Los Angeles brought together more than 300 game developers and artists at the Armory for the Arts in Old Pasadena on Friday evening at the “Creative Code Circus” event. The Hypercube meet up, a group for anyone who uses technology to as human expression, has grown to almost…

Head of Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department Departs, Heads to School District

Mercy Santoro City of Pasadena’s Human Services & Recreation Director Mercy Santoro will help lead Pasadena Unified School District in her newly announced position as the…

SuperScooper Firefighting Aircraft Arrive Two Weeks Early as Fire Watch Heightens

Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced that the Los Angeles County Fire Department has secured the early arrival of two CL-415 SuperScoopers fire-fighting aircraft leased from the government of Quebec. The SuperScoopers will arrive for service in Los Angeles County on August 15th. SuperScoopers are a fixed-wing aircraft that can carry…

Silicon Dragon Conference Will Propel Pasadena’s Rise as Gateway to Chinese Technology, Investment

Andy Wilson of Innovate Pasadena and tech company Rexter, event planner Rebecca Fannin and Ky Cheng of the East West Bank at a pre-conference event…

City Studies Mansionization Community Meetings, Considers If Building Code Changes Are Needed

Pasadena’s Department of Planning and Community Development has wrapped up ten months of community meetings focused on “mansionization” effect in local neighborhoods and is now analyzing results before recommending changes to the city’s zoning code, if it finds that necessary. The meetings were prompted by a number of recent projects…

Pasadena City Council Agrees to Move Forward Quickly With Consideration of Local Minimum Wage Raise Ordinance

Demonstrator outside Pasadena City Hall shortly before the City Council took its first steps to consider a local minimum wage ordinance that raise the minimum…

Fifth and Final Defendant in Zane Goldstein Murder Pleads Guilty Monday

The victim, Zane Goldstein The fifth and final defendant in the 2013 murder in Pasadena of 21-year-old Zane Goldstein pleaded guilty to second degree murder Monday just before his trial was due to begin. Ward Lacey IV, of Pasadena, will be sentenced this Thursday, July 30th to 15 years to…

Country Comes to Town with Superstars Kenney Chesney, Jason Aldean in the Rose Bowl

Kenny Chesney blows kisses to the crowd at Saturday night's first-ever Country Western concert in the Rose Bowl before 65,000 fans. The Rose Bowl felt…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 109 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 17 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. News Feature Stories New PCC Superintendent-President Holds Open Town Hall Meeting, Confronts College’s Probation Getting to Know Two Special Olympics Athletes, Up Close Coalition…

Reaction Varies as Mayor Agendizes First Council Discussion of Raising Local Minimum Wage

Mayor Terry Tornek shown during the 2015 mayoral campaign at a forum where Tornek indicated support for raising the minimum wage in Pasadena. Monday will mark the beginning of discussion by the Pasadena City Council around consideration of a future ordinance proposal that could increase the local minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Shortly before the City Council meets, a coalition of community organizations, religious leaders, and labor unions plans to stage its first “Mondays for Economic Justice” march from All Saints Church to the Robinson Memorial on Centennial Square where a few brief remarks will be delivered before…

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