For Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Zealand’s George Bennett Rides to Victory in Pasadena at the 2017 AMGEN Tour of California

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 4:58 am

Image from AMGEN tour of California Website After cycling for seven days and 583 miles across California, Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett (New Zealand) claimed the 2017 Amgen Tour of California race championship today in Pasadena with an overall time of 22 hours, 54 minutes and 38 seconds at America’s largest professional cycling stage race. In his third Amgen Tour of California appearance, the New Zealander had ridden in second place overall since Stage 2 Monday, until overtaking the race lead…

Metro Ad Hoc Committee Shuns 710 Extension Tunnel, Recommends Board Fund Alternatives at May 25 Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 10:03 am

An ad hoc committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to recommend the…

Public Safety Committee Hears Call for Police to Start Collecting Racial Profiling Data

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 5:53 am

California State University Los Angeles Professor Dr. Lisa Graziano (left) and civil rights attorney Skip Hickambottom (right). During…

Also

Pasadena Police Wait on Diners at California Pizza Kitchen, Donate Tips To Pasadena Special Olympics

Pasadena police officers were celebrity waiters at California Pizza Kitchen during Wednesday’s lunch rush for the bi-annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, where the officers generously donated all their hard earned tips to…

Local Government

City’s Municipal Services Committee Focuses on Waste Haulers

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 5:05 am

Image from City of Pasadena Website The Pasadena City Council’s Municipal Services Committee will be deliberating Tuesday, May 23, on a proposal to renew the contracts of at least 22…

City Council Takes Hard Look at Kimpton Hotel Plan Tonight

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 5:00 am

In April of 2013, when Kimpton Hotel developers KHP III approached the City with a plan to re-imagine the historic 1920s-era civic center YWCA building-designed by legendary architect Julia Morgan…

Education

The School Bully: Recognition and Response

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:29 pm

The National Center for Education Statistics’ recent numbers (Link) reveal that school bullying is shockingly common. More than one out of five middle school and high school students admitted being…

Realtors Presents Scholarships to Local Students

Published Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 3:59 am

Front row, left to right: Scholarship Committee Members Lin Vlacich, Terry Doan Shelton and Deno Kidde. Middle row left to right: Scholarship Committee Chair Ruth McNevin, Rhema Taylor of Pasadena…

Business

Pasadena’s Stark Spirits Distillery Announces Release of its First Commercial Gin, “Skyline”

Published Friday, May 19, 2017 | 1:21 pm

Pasadena-based Stark Spirits launched Skyline Gin, their first commercial gin, this week. The new gin is the result of many previous iterations, developer and distiller Karen Robinson-Stark said. She and…

Community News

NASA to Discuss FY2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:10 pm

NASA will hold a series of events Tuesday, May 23, highlighting the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot…

The Arts

Dr. Susana Smith Bautista Appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Published Friday, May 19, 2017 | 5:48 am

Dr. Susana Smith Bautista has been appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) Dr. Susana Smith Bautista has been appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum…

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Red Hen Press Collaborate to Commemorate Museum’s 15th Year

Published Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:57 pm

On June 2, 2017 Red Hen Press will join PMCA in celebration of the museum’s…

The Art of Getting There: Railroad-Inspired Artistry

Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 5:05 pm

California is known as one of the car capitals of the world, due, in part,…

Events

KCRW Presents 8th Season of Summer Nights

Published Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 11:39 am

Chico Mann Captain Planet KCRW presents the 8th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los…

The Los Angeles Belles to Perform at The Coffee Gallery Backstage

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 11:55 pm

The Los Angeles Belles (LA Belles) will perform at The Coffee Gallery Backstage on Sunday,…

Disco New Wave Date Night Under the Stars

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 11:35 pm

From Top Clockwise: DJs Marion Hodges, Diva Nina Lares & Ensemble, Raul Campos One Colorado’s…

Science

Caltech Researchers Take a Closer Look at Genetic Switches in Cancer

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:35 pm

The DPF2 protein controls a genetic switch that tells blood stem cells when to become red and white blood cells. When DPF2 is bound to DNA-protein complexes called nucleosomes at…

NASA to Discuss FY2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:10 pm

NASA will hold a series of events Tuesday, May 23, highlighting the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot…

Opinion

Guest Opinion: Street Outreach is Critical to Housing the Homeless

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 2:04 pm

People are starting to finally take notice, and demand solutions. Homeless people, long invisible on our streets, in our shelters, mental health facilities and jails, are becoming visible. And in…

Guest Opinion | Councilmember Andy Wilson | My First Rodeo: Campaign Reflections

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 4:54 am

Andy Wilson After more than 20 years of active public service in the community as a volunteer, earlier this year I ran for elected office for the first time. Although…

Features

Pasadena’s Cycling Community Will Ride In Silence to Honor Loved Ones Killed On the Streets

Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 5:50 am

Police will escort cyclists possibly numbering into the hundreds from the Rose Bowl to City Hall Wednesday night when they ride in silence to honor and remember loved ones who…

Holden Asks Metro Board to Eliminate 710 Tunnel From Extension Options

Published Monday, May 15, 2017 | 5:32 am

Following an unsuccessful legislative effort to prohibit building a tunnel to close the 6.2-mile gap of the 710 Freeway Extension between the 10 and 210 freeways, Assemblymember Chris Holden now…

Crime

Pasadena Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography Over Peer-to-Peer Computer Network

Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 7:04 pm

A Pasadena resident has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for distributing child pornography over a peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Michael Brian Perry, 38, was sentenced on Monday by…

Arsonist Convicted of 2012 Double Murder in Pasadena

Published Friday, April 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm

A 54-year-old man was convicted today of starting a deadly fire that killed two men in a Pasadena house five years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.…

Public Safety

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22: Los Angeles County Law Enforcement Will Show Zero Tolerance

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It…

Police Pursue, Recover Stolen Car in East Pasadena Friday Night, Arrest Driver

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 6:42 am

The driver of a stolen car hit the accelerator and fled from Pasadena police as they approached, kicking off a 5.5 mile, 9 minute pursuit in East Pasadena on Friday…

Sports

New Zealand’s George Bennett Rides to Victory in Pasadena at the 2017 AMGEN Tour of California

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 4:58 am

Image from AMGEN tour of California Website After cycling for seven days and 583 miles…

Brian DeHaan Leaving Maranatha High School After 11 Successful Years; Athletic Director Credited with Changing Culture

Published Friday, May 19, 2017 | 5:21 am

There seemed to be a collective bittersweet type of feeling among the coaches on campus…

LIVE Blogging: Dodgers beat Giants 6-1, at AT&T Park

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 10:39 am

AT & T PARK, SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Following two stinging defeats at the hands of the…

Living

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 of Category at the American Distilling Institute’s 2017 Craft Spirit competition. Both the peated and…

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…

Local Bike Shop Offers More Than Just Cycles

Published Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 12:36 pm

The Pasadena Cyclery has been in business for 40 years and their staff knows a…