For Sunday, September 24, 2017

City Manager’s Office Announces Names of Civic Center Task Force Members

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 8:05 pm

The Pasadena City Manager’s office said Thursday that all of the Civic Center Task Force’s prescribed members have been appointed and City staff anticipates the Task Force’s kick-off meeting will be held in late October. The Task Force was formed in June after the City Council failed on May 22 to approve plans to build a 127,912-square-foot, six story, 181-room Kimpton hotel across from City Hall. That construction plan, years in gestation, had been vociferously opposed by several local civic…

Jews in Pasadena Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the “Head of the Year”

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 5:28 am

The Jewish New Year tradition known as Rosh Hashanah unfolds this week across Pasadena and around the world…

Violent Crime Has Reportedly Increased in Pasadena This Year

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 5:37 am

A tiny 1% drop in calls for service to Pasadena police in 2017 belies a shift in violent…

Also

Rose Bowl Fireworks Spectacular Celebrates Rockets and Rocket Scientists

Tens of thousands of Southern Californians were anything but lonely last night in the Rose Bowl as they watched spectacular pyrotechnics and daring motorcycle stunts and swayed to the beat of the Liverpool Legends, who played hits from the Beatles’ classic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Local Government

The Week in Pasadena City Government

Published Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 4:10 am

Monday, September 25 Finance Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, Council Chambers Room S249 100 North Garfield Avenue Agenda – http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/2017-09-25-Finance-Committee-Agenda.pdf   City Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Council Chamber,…

Pasadena’s Youngest Citizens are the Motivation for the City’s New Early Learning Initiative

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 5:55 am

Pasadena is gearing up to launch its new city-wide early learning initiative for local children and their families this Saturday in a focused effort to jumpstart education, improve health and…

Education

Schools Working Together: Judson and Pasadena Waldorf Form Unique Partnership to Provide High School Athletics to their Students

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 1:17 pm

Judson International School of Pasadena and Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) in Altadena both began as K-8 schools which have added high schools over the past 7 years.  While the smaller…

Shakeout – PCC Readies for Earthquake Drill

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 11:33 am

On October 19, at 10:19 a.m., Pasadena City College will join colleges, K-12 schools, and other civic institutions around California to take part in the Great California ShakeOut. This emergency…

Business

Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard AT&T Building at Gateway to Old Pasadena Reportedly Sold for $161.5 Million

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 5:36 am

The 321,000 square-foot AT&T Building at 177 East Colorado Boulevard has been sold to the Boston-based Rockpoint Group for a reported whopping $161.5 million, according to real estate news publication…

Community News

The Junior League of Pasadena Announces Board of Directors for 2017-2018

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 12:10 pm

Back Row: Allison Daniels, Kerry Slater, Katy Allamong, Emily Loiacano, Katrina Onderdonk, Kathryn Enright; Front Row: Dana Jones, Charlotte Miles, Amy Onderdonk, Sara Hatch, Catie Roheim. Photo courtesy JLP L-R:…

The Arts

Large-scale Paintings by Five Los Angeles-based Female Artists Redefine Sublime in Pasadena Museum of California Art’s “The Feminine Sublime”

Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 11:33 am

Yvette Gellis, Oil, Earth Fire and Water, 2017. Oil, acrylic, graphite, and canvas on canvas; triptych; 83 x 51 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist The Feminine Sublime, an exhibition…

Forces of Nature II: A Tribute to Trees

Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 12:24 pm

Bunya-bunya finished art by Steven Lisberger The beauty of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and…

Some City Crosswalks Could Get Colorful New “Art Underfoot”

Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 5:29 am

  An example from the original installation crosswalk art in 2011. Pasadena’s “art underfoot” program…

Events

2017 Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Gala – 13th Annual Gala

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm

Bottom (L-R): Megan Foker, Britta Piotrowski, Lynn Crouse, Janet Sedgwick, Sarah Porath; Middle (L-R): Patrice Cablayan, Jackie Ficht, Valerie Weiss, Victoria Kemp, Komako Leland, Susan Ratliff, Elizabeth Dever, Patricia Kalish;…

More “Walks with the Mayor” in the Arroyo Seco Are Scheduled

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 5:40 am

Photo courtesy One Arroyo via Facebook As part of the collective community campaign to raise…

Eat, Drink and Vote at the Taste of Pasadena

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 12:28 pm

The Pasadena Chamber hosts the Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale at the Rose Bowl…

Science

Caltech Laboratories Shine Light on the Surprising, Ancient Behavior of Jellyfish

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 6:23 am

The Cassiopea jellyfish spends most of its life resting upside down on underwater surfaces. Credit: Caltech At first glance, humans seem to have very little in common with Cassiopea, a…

No, the Mexico Earthquakes Won’t Trigger Earthquakes in Pasadena

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 5:56 am

As a spate of major and minor earthquakes have recently wreaked havoc upon Mexico and throughout the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” the popular theory is that this has now increased…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | School Board Member Scott Phelps: The Culture of PUSD Critics

Published Monday, September 18, 2017 | 5:01 am

Scott Phelps A beautiful new middle school at Blair. A beautiful new Sierra Madre Middle School. A state of the art auditorium at Eliot. A state of the art TV…

Guest Opinion | Overcoming ‘NIMBY’ if We Want to House People

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 7:05 pm

In the course of my work week, many people ask me what can be done to increase the number of affordable, low-income and permanent supportive housing units to help the…

Features

Removing, Reassigning Teachers Sparks Protest at Daniel Webster Elementary School

Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 5:42 am

Last Thursday’s protest by some parents and students at Daniel Webster Elementary School in Pasadena has ignited city-wide discussions about how the current Pasadena Unified School District budget deficit is…

Rose Bowl Stadium, Aquatics Center Begin Journey Towards 2028 Olympics

Published Monday, September 18, 2017 | 5:26 am

Now that the International Olympic Committee has finally awarded the hosting of the 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, officials at two potential Pasadena competition sites are launching efforts to…

Crime

Altadenan Among Six Indicted for Large-Scale Drug Distribution Via the Dark Web

Published Monday, August 21, 2017 | 3:23 pm

Five men and a woman were charged by a federal grand jury on Thursday with conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to possess and distribute controlled substances via the dark…

Suspect Charged with Aggravated Assault of Unconscious Victim

Published Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 6:21 pm

On Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017, at approximately 1:10AM Pasadena Police patrol officers responded to the 100 block of South Arroyo Parkway regarding an unconscious adult male down on the…

Public Safety

Seniors Warned to be Careful When Selling a Timeshare

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 11:19 am

Maintaining a timeshare can become a burdensome expense for a senior on a fixed income. Selling the timeshare may be an attractive option, but retirees should proceed with caution. In…

Black Lives Matter Pasadena Activist Granted Continuance in Court Cases

Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 11:06 am

Black Lives Matter Pasadena leader Jasmine Richards, who goes by Jasmine Abdullah, was granted a continuance Friday morning in her two ongoing cases stemming from her arrest at the community…

Sports

Football Standings Through September 23

Published Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 4:17 am

Angelus League: Harvard-Westlake (5-0) St. Francis (4-0) Cathedral (3-1) St. Paul (2-3) La Salle (2-3)…

Schools Working Together: Judson and Pasadena Waldorf Form Unique Partnership to Provide High School Athletics to their Students

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 1:17 pm

Judson International School of Pasadena and Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) in Altadena both began as…

Week 3 Football Recap: Poly, St. Francis Get Blowout Victories; Maranatha, La Salle Earn Gut Check Wins

Published Monday, September 18, 2017 | 5:17 am

L-R: Kwon Peterson (Maranatha), CJ Montes (La Salle), Darius Perrantes (St. Francis), Graham Olson (Poly)…

Living

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, which has been has been serving Southern California from their Pasadena shop since 2007, repairing…

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…

URB-E Sport Simplifies Your Commute

Published Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:28 pm

Click to enlarge Maybe you’ve seen people zipping by on three wheeled electric vehicles around…

Why You Need a Pro to Deal with Water Damage

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 12:57 pm

Flood and water damage do more than just ruin a couple of things in your…