For Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps the Week’s Major Crime Incidents

By PASADENA CHIEF OF POLICE PHILLIP L. SANCHEZ

Published Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 2:20 pm

On November 9 at about 4:03 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 2300 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding an irate subject striking cars. The suspect also assaulted a victim prior to officers arriving to investigate the incident. An off-duty law enforcement and a security agent detained the suspect until Pasadena Police officers arrived. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and booked at the Pasadena jail. On November 11 at about 12:22 p.m., Pasadena Police officers…

Bertral “Bert” Washington Announced as New Pasadena Fire Chief

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 2:09 pm

Bertral “Bert” Washington is the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department. Chief Washington is expected to assume…

Pasadena Bests Nations Around the Globe to Win COSPAR Science Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 11:25 am

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard greets Caltech Professor Dr. Thomas A. Prince at the November 18 press conference announcing…

Also

Pasadena Museum of History Honors 2014 Contemporary History Makers

Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Bowl Operating Company and Langham Huntington Pasadena, Feted at September 19 Gala

Pasadena Museum of History brought its celebration of 2014 as a year of significant anniversaries within the City to a festive finale on Friday, September 19 at the Langham Huntington…

Local Government

Assembly Member Chris Holden Steps into Majority Floor Leader Position

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 5:36 pm

Today, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins announced the members of the Democratic Caucus leadership team for the 2015-16 Legislative Session. Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has been appointed Majority Floor Leader.…

Rep. Chu Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 11:16 am

On Monday, a grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri decided not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, leading to riots and violence in Missouri and…

Education

Pasadena City College Foundation Announces Top Westerbeck Scholarship Winners

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Winners are among 255 PCC students to receive more than $230,000 in scholarships at December 3 scholarship awards ceremony The Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation, the fifth-largest community college foundation…

Pasadena Unified Partners with Pasadena Sandwich Company and Pasadena Fire Department to Ensure Deserving Families Have a Proper Thanksgiving

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 5:10 pm

Over 300 members of some 59 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) families who are transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency will get a free Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings from…

Business

codeSpark Unveils The Foos to Teach 10 Million Kids About Coding

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 12:24 pm

codeSpark, a new learning games company, today announced a free self-directed coding game called The Foos that teaches kids five and up the basics of computer science. It’s getting early…

Community News

Community Unites to Feed Thousands in Need at Union Station Homeless Services’ Annual Dinners-in-the-Park

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 12:11 pm

It’s a deeply beloved tradition in Pasadena: each Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 850 volunteers of all ages – adorned with hair nets, aprons and plastic gloves – lovingly serve…

The Arts

Lou Beach: White Pink Turpentine

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 3:50 pm

Left: Lou Beach, White Pink Turpentine, 2014, collage on paper, 8" x 9.5". Right: Lou Beach, Good George from Clara (Beaumont), 2014, collage on paper, 9.25" x 11.75". Photo courtesy…

Offramp Gallery Presents Patssi Valdez’ Somber Hues

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 3:46 pm

Left: Patssi Valdez, Down the Garden Path, 2014, gouache on watercolor paper, 24" x 18".…

Two Days of Art at Open Studios

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 12:47 pm

Open Studios is a group of artists from Altadena and Pasadena that, with the support…

Events

Mayor Bill Bogaard to Lead Annual Tree Lighting at City Hall

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 5:11 am

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will lead the City of Pasadena’s traditional tree lighting ceremony at the city hall on Friday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. Guests will be able to see…

Los Angeles Celebrity Baking Convention will be Southern Cal’s Biggest Pastry Party Ever

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 6:13 pm

Bakers, sweet tooths, fans of TV food shows and pastry lovers will be in “dessert…

Constitutional Issues, Toxic Politics will be Explored During the Masters Series at Pasadena Senior Center

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 6:10 pm

The winter term of The Masters Series is scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays…

Science

JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 2:03 pm

Gregg Vane (left), strategic partner insular system exploration at JPL, and Thomas Prince (right), director of Caltech's W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies. Image Credit: Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau…

Caltech Lecture to Highlight Integrated Chips’ Potential Impact to Mankind

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:46 am

“Integrated electronic” and “optical circuits” are complex terms for scientists, but for ordinary men, they can actually mean secure Internet connections and discovery of new drugs. Andrei Faraon, assistant professor…

Opinion

Opinion: The Law is on SCALE Academy’s Side

Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 11:24 am

The purpose of this press release is to provide documentation in support of SCALE Academy’s right to operate within the city of Pasadena. Furthermore, this document is intended to provide…

Opinion: Back To School Inspiration: Mack Robinson’s Track Shoes

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:10 am

Mack Robinson memorabilia Until the reception last July at Pasadena City College, I had never seen an Olympic medal. Let alone one so steeped in history and legend. So, peering…

Features

Run a Red Light, Get a Ticket

Published Monday, November 17, 2014 | 1:19 pm

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement at high collision intersections throughout the City of Pasadena on Friday, November 21, 2014. The hours of operation will be from…

Both Drivers Expected to Survive Horrific South Pasadena Head On Crash

Published Friday, November 7, 2014 | 12:49 pm

Officials from the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department responded to a head-on collision at Arroyo Drive and Pasadena Avenue involving two vehicles Thursday night. Captain Chris Saxon of the…

Crime

Police See Increase in Fraud Using Green Dot Prepaid Debit Cards

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 5:40 pm

The South Pasadena Police Department has seen an increase in fraud using “Green Dot” prepaid debit cards. The scam has taken several forms, but all involve a suspect calling a…

Missing Person Linda Bivens Was Found Safe And Sound And Has Been Reunited With Her Family.

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 11:10 pm

A Good Samaritan responded to the Nixle Alert and directed officers to where she last saw Mrs. Bivens. Officers responded to the area and located Mrs. Bivens safe and sound…

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps the Week’s Major Crime Incidents

Published Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 2:20 pm

On November 9 at about 4:03 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 2300 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding an irate subject striking cars. The suspect also assaulted a…

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Published Sunday, November 9, 2014 | 4:50 pm

On November 3, a verdict was rendered in a homicide case which began on August 5, 2013 at about 1:00 a.m., when Pasadena Police officers responded to the 100 block…

Sports

PCC’s Barba, Menchaca Named All-SCC Men’s Soccer

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 4:15 pm

Top sophomore defender George Barba picked up All-South Coast Conference honors for the second straight…

Lancers’ Velasco, Givens Selected All-SCC Women’s Water Polo

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 4:10 pm

The Pasadena City College women’s water polo team placed two players on the 2014 All-South…

PCC’s Ulmer, Busta Make All-SCC Women’s Soccer

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 3:45 pm

Pasadena City College sophomore goalie Angelique Ulmer and sophomore defender Danielle Busta were each selected…

Living

Guide: Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving Dinner

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 8:11 pm

INTRODUCTION The biggest eating day of the year is fast approaching, but do you have a plan? If you’re planning on cooking Thanksgiving at home, we have you covered with…

The Playhouse District Hosts Shop Small, Shop Indie A Localized Effort to Support Independent Businesses

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 1:05 pm

Over 30 small independent businesses will participate in the Playhouse District Association’s Playhouse Shop Small,…

OSKA: Clothing with a Conscience

Published Monday, October 27, 2014 | 1:55 pm

When OSKA does an event, they do it for a worthy cause- and they do…

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Announces Holiday Dining Specials and Seasonal Events

Published Monday, October 20, 2014 | 3:08 pm

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce a number of holiday dining specials and…