For Friday, November 22, 2019

Affordable Housing, Public Schools Crises Dominate First Candidates Forum of Pasadena’s 2020 Election Season

By JUSTIN CHAPMAN | Photography by BRIAN BIERY

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6:19 am

Nearly all of the candidates running for mayor of Pasadena and City Council districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 in the March 3 election spoke about housing and education issues during a candidates’ forum last night kicking off Pasadena’s 2020 election season. The forum was hosted by Democrats of Pasadena Foothills, which will vote to endorse candidates at its Jan. 16 meeting, though citywide elected offices themselves are nonpartisan. Not all of the candidates who have pulled nomination papers from…

School Board to Vote Tonight on New Middle School Boundary Map in Wake of Closure

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 6:24 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education will decide Thursday whether to approve, or not, staff-recommended middle…

Pasadena’s Preservation Commissioners Express Concerns About Colorado Bridge Suicide Mitigation Designs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 5:40 am

Architect Steven Line of Donald MacDonald Architects, a notable San Francisco-based bridge design firm experienced in suicide prevention…

Also

Pasadena School Celebrates Civic Learning Award of Distinction

Pasadena Unified’s Willard Elementary, an International Baccalaureate school, hosted an awards presentation on Friday, May 1 to celebrate its Civic Learning Learning Award of Distinction. The Civic Learning Award presentation…

Local Government

Affordable Housing, Public Schools Crises Dominate First Candidates Forum of Pasadena’s 2020 Election Season

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6:19 am

Nearly all of the candidates running for mayor of Pasadena and City Council districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 in the March 3 election spoke about housing and education issues…

School Board to Vote Tonight on New Middle School Boundary Map in Wake of Closure

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 6:24 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education will decide Thursday whether to approve, or not, staff-recommended middle school attendance boundary changes driven by the decision to close Wilson Middle…

Education

Pasadena School Board Halts Efforts on $850M Bond Measure for March Ballot, For Now

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5:41 am

Inset at left above, Laura Olhasso, government affairs director for the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors, argued against the bond resolution. Meanwhile PUSD Facilities Chief Nelson Cayabyab, inset right, laid out…

ArtCenter Alumni Awards Honor Emerging and Leading Figures at the Intersection of Art and Design

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 5:32 pm

ArtCenter President Lorne M. Buchman, Gloria Kondrup, Ini Archibong, Doug Aitken and Sterling Ruby at the 2019 ArtCenter Alumni Awards. Photo: Owen Kolasinki/BFA.com, courtesy of ArtCenter College of Design ArtCenter…

Business

Pasadena-Based Western International Securities Sold to New York Wealth Management Firm

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6:39 am

Pasadena-based Western International Securities, with $13 billion in assets and a network of around 400 financial brokers, has been acquired by Atria Wealth Solutions, a New York City-based wealth management…

Community News

Rose Bowl Hires Consultant to Help Devise Strategy to Realize Greatest Potential from Its Properties

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 5:23 pm

The Rose Bowl. Photo by Ted Eytan. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ The Rose Bowl Operating Company (RBOC) has entered into a services agreement with urban planning firm Jerde to develop a plan that…

The Arts

Pasadena City College Student Art Exhibitions “Attendance Required,” Second Exhibition

Published Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 10:58 am

Pasadena City College students are mounting the second of a two-part art exhibition called “Attendance Required” in Gallery V on the PCC main campus. The exhibitions and receptions are free…

ArtScience and Awe at ArtCenter

Published Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 5:45 am

Tom Hall, Photo by Marcus Fischer Awe: an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder…

New Group Art Show “The Art of Giving Art” at McGinty’s Gallery

Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 12:37 pm

McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World and the Pasadena Society of Artists are…

Events

League of Women Voters Pasadena Area Announce Holiday Party 2019

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6:36 am

The League of Women Voters-Pasadena Area will celebrate the outstanding work of their many volunteers at a Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 11, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Women’s…

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley Club Invites Local Residents to General Meeting

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 | 1:55 am

Are you interested in meeting new people, making new friends, exploring well-known landmarks, and enjoying…

Give the Gift of Love to a Deserving Senior this Holiday Season

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 2:16 pm

The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles…

Science

The Aeronauts and Their Amazing Balloon Touch Down in the Rose Rose Bowl for an Immersive Film Screening and Fair This Weekend

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 11:08 am

Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime as The Aeronauts’ very own hot air balloon touches down at the Rose Bowl on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, bringing…

Caltech and the City of Pasadena Team Up to Build Local Seismic Sensing Network

Published Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 2:06 pm

Caltech and the City of Pasadena are teaming up to create a citywide fiber optic earthquake detector capable of mapping how temblors are shaking the city at millimeter-scale resolution. The…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Mayor Tornek Should Remove His Name as Co-Host of Fundraiser Featuring Former Governor Pete Wilson

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 5:01 pm

It is outrageous and indefensible that on the 25th anniversary of Prop 187, Mayor Tornek is the only elected official to list his name on the host committee for a…

Guest Opinion | Susan Osen: Pasadena Can Save Lives – And Our Bridge

Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 11:51 am

New suicide deterrent fencing on the Colorado Street Bridge may likely feature steel mesh as opposed to glass and would open back up seating alcoves to pedestrians, if a design…

Features

These Four Design Options for the Colorado Street Bridge Suicide Mitigation Project Have Received the Most Public Support

Published Monday, November 18, 2019 | 8:34 pm

After more than a year of discussions, meetings, and public input, the four suicide mitigation design options for the Colorado Street Bridge which have reportedly received the most public support…

Rusnak Auto Group Proposes New Dealership Facilities in East Pasadena, Draws Ire of Preservationists

Published Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6:19 am

The Rusnak Auto Group, which operates a cluster of luxury automobile dealerships along Colorado Boulevard in West Pasadena, hopes to add a 100,080-square-foot, two-story vehicle sales and service development in…

Crime

Arcadia Man Falls to Death Off Holly Street Bridge

Published Monday, November 4, 2019 | 6:36 am

Police said a man from Arcadia in his 50’s jumped off the Holly Street Bridge to his death shortly after noon Sunday. He was pronounced deceased by responding Pasadena Fire…

Pasadena Man Killed in Police Shooting Had Been Due in Court This Week

Published Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:58 pm

A man identified by Pasadena police as Daniel Warren, 36, shown being taken into custody on March 23, 2019 at 25 South Oak Knoll Avenue after he refused to cooperate…

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Department Mounts DUI Enforcement Operations Friday Night

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 2:09 pm

Pasadena police Traffic Section personnel during a recent deployment. Photo by Lt. Jason Clawson via Twitter Officers from the Pasadena Police Department will be out on Friday night, looking for…

Deal Gone Wrong Serves as Cautionary Tale for Holiday Bargain Shoppers

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6:29 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man trying to buy a car for $1,000 thought he was going to get a bargain, but instead bought himself a whole lot of danger when…

Sports

John Muir High School Grad Fatima Martinez Advances to Olympic Boxing Trials in Louisiana

Published Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 6:25 am

Fatima Martinez. Courtesy photo. Fatima Martinez beat her opponents in the Western Regional Olympic Boxing…

Pasadena Boxers Martinez and Trevino Win Early Round Matches, Advance in Olympic Boxing Qualifiers

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 5:54 am

Fatima Martinez and Howard Trevino. Photos courtesy Fausto De La Torre Two boxers from Pasadena…

Legendary Pasadena High School Football Coach Tom Hamilton to be Honored with Dedication at Rose Bowl Before Turkey Tussle on Thursday

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 4:58 am

Legendary Pasadena High School Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Hamilton will be celebrated with…

Living

Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 12:01 pm

Front Top Clockwise: The Langham, New York Fifth Avenue, The Langham Melbourne, The Langham, Chicago, The Langham, London; Center: The Langham Huntington Pasadena Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results…

Pinot’s Palette Announces Grand Opening in Old Town Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 2:09 pm

  Your new favorite night out!   Pinot’s Palette, a national paint and sip franchise…

Driver’s Notebook: Pasadena’s European Auto Hause, Up Close

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 12:13 pm

Audi and VW drivers who love their wheels should get to know European Auto Hause,…

Sip Award-Winning Pasadena Whiskey

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 4:04 pm

Give Stark Spirits California whiskey a shot. The peated spirit won Double Gold and Best…