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Pasadena Transportation Commission to Take Up Orange Grove Boulevard Lane Configuration, Union Street Bike Lane

Pasadena’s Transportation Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, April 26, to receive updates on current and upcoming projects related to transportation services throughout the City. Among the items on the agenda are the Orange Grove Boulevard Lane Configuration Project and the Union Street bike lane project. Assistant City Manager Julie Gutierrez is also scheduled to provide a presentation to the commission about Pasadena’s Join the Conversation…

Two Finalists Identified in Pasadena City College Superintendent/President Search

Dr. Byron Breland credit: San Jose City College (l) and Cliff Davis credit: Ozark Technical Community College System (r) Two finalists for the position of…

Pasadena’s Armenian Community Celebrates Freeway Memorial Signs, Remembers Genocide

“We make history by challenging denial,” said Raffi Hamparian, chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America Saturday afternoon at Old Pasadena’s Memorial Park. “We mark history by resisting the devil’s temptation to forget,” Hamparian continued. “We make history by uniting, especially in April, to ensure that there will always…

Pasadena’s BioMedical Corridor Welcomes Huntington Medical Research Institutes’ New Glass-Walled Laboratory Facility

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, celebrated the grand opening last week of its new world-class research facility in the…

Vertical Barriers Only Way to Stop Suicide Jumpers, Says Colorado Bridge Task Force Report

Decades ago, Pasadena installed vertical seven-foot high-fencing topped with three strands of barbed wire after 90 people jumped to their deaths from the Colorado Street Bridge. This photograph was taken on August 18, 1937 for a Herald-Examiner article entitled “Plan to make Colorado Street Bridge 'Suicide Proof.’” Photo from the…

William Carey University Board Announces Planned Purchase of 15-Acre Pasadena Campus

The board of directors of William Carey International University has announced the planned purchase of its approximately 15-acre, Pasadena long-term missions campus by EF Education…

Proposed $850,000 Public Art Project Back for Second Round Before City Council Tonight

At Pasadena City Hall tonight, art won’t just be in the eyes of the beholders but also foremost in the minds of the City Council as that body zeroes in on a $850,000 public art decision it tabled in late March in order to review details. Those details — including the…

Week in Review: 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 45 most newsworthy, informative, and…

Pasadena Woman Leads Organizing Efforts For LA’s Huge March for Science Rally and Expo This Weekend

Last year the March for Science Rally and Expo in downtown LA attracted over 50,000 scientists, students, families, and more across SoCal who marched in solidarity to raise awareness about the importance of science on a global scale, and this year, the event is focusing less on marching and more…

Pasadena Unified Superintendent: District Will Discontinue Bus Service for General Education Students

Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald issued a statement Wednesday night announcing that due to the District’s budget woes, bus service to hundreds of general education students will be discontinued for the next school year. Here is the text of Dr. McDonald’s announcement: “Although for some years state funding for transportation has not been enough to cover mandated busing costs, Pasadena Unified continued to provide general education transportation for an average 345 students each day. PUSD currently operates seven general education buses for students who attend schools other than their school of residence and for other purposes. “However, in…

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