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The Junior League’s Simply Speaking Event Celebrates Women

The Junior League of Pasadena held their annual Simply Speaking event at the San Gabriel Country Club this Saturday. The event celebrates women community members, leaders and entrepreneurs. This year also marks the 90th anniversary of the Junior League. The Simply Speaking event included a silent auction – with prizes like a trip to Hawaii – and gift certificate raffle to Place Vendome Jewelers. All…

Pasadena Playhouse Readies for Saturday Gala, Martin Sheen to Present Award To Jane Fonda and Richard Perry

Preparations are in high gear at the Pasadena Playhouse as Saturday evening’s gala draws closer by the minute. Martin Sheen is scheduled to honor two-time…

At All Saints Church, Reverend Ed Bacon Will Preach Final Sermon Sunday

Forty-six years of preaching and more than 1,300 career sermons later, Reverend Ed Bacon will walk out the doors of Pasadena’s All Saints Church this weekend, feeling two things as he leaves his historic post for his retirement and a new home close to family in Georgia. “I feel gratitude…

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Earns $28 Million Contract for Improved Water Management in Jordan

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced Monday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $28 million, single-award contract to improve water…

Council Rejects Ban on Second-Story Construction in Hastings Ranch Neighborhood

Despite the objections of a score of Hastings Ranch residents who bemoaned the effects of “mansionization” in Pasadena neighborhoods, the Pasadena City Council voted by a 5-2 vote Monday evening to reject the recommendations of the City’s Planning Commission to ban two-story construction in the Lower Hastings Ranch community. The…

City Comes Under Fire for its Residential Real Estate Inspection Program

The City’s voluntary Residential Occupancy Inspection program designed to help realtors, homeowners and buyers with the transfer of home ownership has been criticized in a…

More Pasadena Events Push Up City’s Traffic Management Costs

Pasadena’s DOT will seek the Council’s approval of an increase in the contract amount for a consultant to the Traffic Management Center for special events in the city, according to the City Council agenda. From $72,138, the Department is proposing the amount be increased to $240,384, an increase of $168,246.…

In Wake of Shootings, Pasadena Police, Backed by Other Agencies, Launch Raids This Morning

SWAT vehicle and law enforcement on Adena Street Friday morning shortly after surrounding a residence and taking a man into custody.   The Pasadena Police…

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 42 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.   Top Story Heads Up For Pasadena Parking Offenders: Pay Your Tickets Before October, Or You Might Get The Boot Earth Day Blossoms Throughout…

Councilmember John Kennedy Says Police Oversight Was “Derided” by Certain Councilmembers During Monday’s Meeting

Pasadena City Councilmember John J. Kennedy seen last month during a Council meeting. Pasadena City Councilmember John Kennedy issued an email early Thursday morning in which he said the police oversight report considered by the City Council this week “was derided by certain members of the Council” and that Vice Mayor Gene Masuda had attacked some of his colleagues with a specious, parochial and factually incorrect allegation. Here is the a copy of the email in full: The Monday, 18 April, Joint Meeting of the Pasadena City Council and its Public Safety Committee adjourned around 2 am on Tuesday, 19…

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