For Wednesday, April 16, 2014

First Latino-owned, Unionized Car Wash in Pasadena Set to Open

By EDDIE RIVERA

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 4:58 am

The city’s first Latino-owned, unionized carwash, High Performance Auto Detailing, will be announced today at a press conference featuring city officials and labor rights groups. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard is scheduled to join the CLEAN Carwash Campaign Council, Councilmember Victor Gordo, as well as representatives from All-Saints Church, to announce the new business and to detail its labor agreement. Roberto Villanueva and Victor Tamayo, co-owners of High Performance Auto Detailing, are first-generation immigrants to the U.S. “I am very happy…

Late-Night Pasadena Tax Filers Face Long Drives to Get April 15 Postmark

Monday, April 14, 2014 | 3:57 am

Only two Los Angeles-area post offices will be available this Tuesday for Pasadena late filers who need an…

Pasadena Space Team Launches “Game Changer” Communications Test

Monday, April 14, 2014 | 3:05 am

This artist's concept shows how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) laser will beam data to Earth…

Also

Difference Makers and Disruptors Connect, Aim to “Reinvent Pasadena”

Breaking in Art Center College of Design’s month old South Campus on Raymond Avenue, Innovate Pasadena held an inaugural event Thursday—in every sense of the word—with a Connect mixer that kicked off a weekend for “difference makers and disruptors.”

Local Government

Public Invited to ‘Ball at City Hall’ Benefit Gala

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 11:33 am

Tickets are still available for Dena Magazine’s “Ball at City Hall” 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Pasadena City Hall Courtyard, 100 N. Garfield Ave. This red carpet gala,…

Major Conferences, Meetings and Events Fill Pasadena Facilities

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 3:20 pm

L-R: The Langham Huntington Pasadena, Old Pasadena Courtyard by Marriott, Westin Pasadena, Pasadena Hilton, and The Sheraton Pasadena Pasadena Convention Center The city of Pasadena is a destination for much…

Education

High School Freshmen Win Innovate Pasadena Hackathon

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 12:03 pm

Julian Van Riet, Sebastian Ojeda (15), Moises Cuevas (14), and Sevag Satamian. Photo courtesy Pasadena Educational Foundation During a two-day marathon programming session, a team of four freshmen from the…

Dr. Eric Walsh Named Pasadena City College’s 2014 Commencement Speaker

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 9:16 am

Dr. Eric Walsh will deliver the Commencement address at Pasadena City College on Friday, May 9, 2014, 7pm, at the Jackie Robinson Memorial stadium, President-Superintendent, Mark Rocha announced today. “We…

Business

Pasadena’s Western Asset IPO Takes in $200 Million

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 4:01 am

Pasadena-based Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation has announced that it closed 13,000,000 shares of its common stocks last Wednesday through public offering. The company also closed a private placement of…

Community News

Register By April 28, 2014 for Adaptive Recreation’s “Aloha” Fundraiser

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 4:46 pm

The City’s Human Services and Recreation Department is “going Hawaiian” with a festive community benefit event to help raise funds for its Adaptive Recreation Program for children and adults with…

The Arts

Artists Address Public Health Crisis with “Long Live LA” Video Series to Engage, Educate, and Inspire

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 5:44 pm

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) in partnership with Freewaves, a Los Angeles-based media organization, presents a free screening of artists’ videos, Long Live LA and a panel discussion about…

Mithila Nepal Gallery Opens Summer Classes for Students

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 12:13 pm

Mithila Nepal Gallery opens classes for students this summer from July 28-August 1 2014 who…

Sierra Madre Public Library Winners of Art and Essay Contest

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 11:42 am

Congratulating the contest winners are Library Director Carolyn Thomas, Library Trustee Barry Ziff, Mayor Nancy…

Events

Community Yard Sale in Sierra Madre

Published Friday, April 11, 2014 | 2:53 pm

The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting the 4th Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the…

Junior League of Pasadena Holds Roundtable Luncheon for Its Community Advisory Board

Published Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 1:58 pm

L to R: Carmelita Bouie Marketing Director, JLP; Sarah Hilbert Volunteer Program Coordinator, Mothers’ Club;…

Trade In Your Old Lawn Mowers for New Environment-Friendly Models

Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Pasadena-area residents will be able to trade in their used gas-powered lawn mowers in exchange…

Science

New Study Outlines ‘Water World’ Theory of Life’s Origins

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 2:35 pm

Michael Russell and Laurie Barge of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are pictured in their Icy Worlds laboratory, where they mimic the conditions of Earth billions of years ago,…

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 9:35 am

A soybean field in Ohio. Image credit: WikiMedia Commons A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to…

Opinion

Opinion | Mind Over Money: Defending Democracy in the Wake of McCutcheon

Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 8:37 pm

One of the countless prescient scenes in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 finds the hero, Montag, struggling to memorize a simple Bible verse as a toothpaste commercial blares over…

Dr. Mark Rocha: Channeling Chávez

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 9:16 am

  On Friday morning at the Arclight Theater in Pasadena, the Cross Cultural Center, PCC Flea Market and the Office of Student Life sponsored a special premier screening of the…

Features

Illegal Board Home Operators Face Jail, Fines and Probation

Published Friday, April 11, 2014 | 4:23 pm

Property owners in the City of Pasadena who operate illegal, unlicensed, unsafe or over-crowded boarding houses will be prosecuted, with owners facing stiff penalties, jail time, probation and thousands of…

Pasadena Unified Student Injured in Fatal Northern California Bus Crash

Published Friday, April 11, 2014 | 9:57 am

A total of four students from the Pasadena Unified School District were on a trip to Humboldt State University that suffered a bus crash in Orland, Calif. on Thursday evening.…

Crime

Bev-Mo Burgled Sunday Night

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 10:33 am

The Bev-Mo alcoholic beverage warehouse-style store in the 800 block of South Arroyo Parkway fell prey Sunday night to suspects who have struck the chain’s outlets in a series of…

In Line for Early Morning Snack, Man is Viciously Knocked Unconscious from Behind

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 5:35 am

A customer waiting in line for an early morning snack at King Taco on Arroyo Parkway in Old Pasadena was suddenly struck so hard by a man behind him that…

Public Safety

Elderly Woman Injured When Car Runs Red Light

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 2:03 pm

Authorities reported a vehicle ran a red light shortly before noon today at the corner of North Mentor Avenue and East Union Street and smashed into another vehicle, trapping one…

Police Roll Out Mobile Command Post for Community Curbside Coffee and Chat Wednesday

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 12:24 pm

The Pasadena Police Dept. will  roll out its Mobile Command Post Wednesday, April 16 for a community meet and greet from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in front at the California…

Sports

Bicycle Riders to Fill Pasadena Streets for Eighth Annual Bike Week

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 4:59 pm

The streets of Pasadena will be filled with bikers, walkers and runners on from May…

PCC’s Breanna Clark Runs Fastest 400 in State to Win at Mt. SAC Relays

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 2:45 pm

The Pasadena City College women’s track and field team could continue its recent string of…

PCC Badminton Sweeps 2 Matches At El Camino

Published Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 10:15 am

Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks once said it was a great day for a…

Living

Redefine How You Dine during Pasadena Restaurant Week

Published Monday, March 31, 2014 | 1:43 pm

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the fourth Pasadena Restaurant Week. The Pasadena Chamber is sponsoring the event which takes place from Sunday,…

Summer Means Swimming

Published Monday, March 24, 2014 | 2:46 pm

It’s looking a lot like summer out there, but doesn’t it always? The flowers of…

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena to Launch Chuan Spa Merging Traditional Chinese Medicine with Advanced Beauty Technology

Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 5:28 pm

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will unveil its luxurious new Chuan Spa this June, offering advanced…

Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest Comes to Noor, Pasadena

Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 12:56 pm

The 7th annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest, benefiting Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and Professional…