For Saturday, December 15, 2018

Facial Recognition Technology Used to Screen for Stalkers at Rose Bowl Taylor Swift Concert Raises Questions, Concerns

By BRIAN DAY with DAVID CROSS

Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | 6:05 am

Pop singer Taylor Swift’s May concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena is now sending reverberations across the nation after it was reported Thursday that the performer’s security detail used cutting-edge facial recognition technology to search for stalkers in the crowd. The revelation, first reported by Rolling Stone, provoked debate within the entertainment industry, the tech field and among privacy advocates. A chief security officer for Oak View Group, which advises concert venues such as the Forum in Los Angeles…

Altadena Gets a New Market Thursday, and Its Owners Promise Products Will Be ‘NOSH’

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:44 am

The new Grocery Outlet is located at 2270 Lake Avenue in Altadena (left) and its owners/operators, Mario and…

City Council Will Form Ad Hoc Joint Committee with School Board to Implement Tax Revenue Sharing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 5:39 am

Members of the Pasadena City Council and of the Pasadena Board of Education shown in joint session earlier…

Also

Amidst “City as Wunderkammer” Festival, Fulcrum Arts Throws First Fundraising Gala

Fulcrum Arts, known formerly the Pasadena Arts Council, held its annual fundraising benefit Wednesday night in the midst of its biennial AxS Festival: City as Wunderkammer, which continues to run…

Local Government

Pasadena Congresswoman Urges Republican Leadership to Oppose Border Wall Funding

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 7:40 pm

Pasadena-area Congresswoman Judy Chu Thursday joined a congressional tri-caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus in urging the leaders of the Republican party to oppose funding for the border wall at…

Council Approves New Street Vending Regulations in Time for New Year’s Day

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:38 am

Sacramento eased the rules on street vending, but Pasadena wants to tighten them up in time for New Year’s Day. Adjusting to new state regulations that have relaxed rules regarding…

Education

Down to the Wire After Months of Budget Cutting, School Board Approves Required Fiscal Stability Plan

Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | 5:37 am

In dramatic fashion with two Board Members arriving late – one ill and the other delayed by a family member’s medical emergency – the Pasadena Unified School Board voted 5-2…

City Council Will Form Ad Hoc Joint Committee with School Board to Implement Tax Revenue Sharing

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 5:39 am

Members of the Pasadena City Council and of the Pasadena Board of Education shown in joint session earlier this year. The road toward a plan for a Measure J sales…

Business

Pasadena-Based OneWest Bank Launches Debit Card Controls

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 10:55 am

Pasadena-based OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, today launched a new Card Controls feature for its mobile app, giving customers new capabilities to manage debit card usage and combat potential fraud…

Community News

Pasadena’s 30th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | 3:19 pm

Previous years Kwanzaa celebrations Join Pasadena Public Library in commemorating Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at…

The Arts

ArtCenter Displays the Future of Design Itself in Fall 2018 Art Center Grad Show

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 6:46 am

There are college commencement ceremonies and then there is the Art Center Grad Show in Pasadena. ArtCenter College of Design’s show kicks off today in a private reception and continues…

ArtCenter Offers Courses Online; Rosemarie Piccioni Named First-Ever Associate Provost of Online Education

Published Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 9:15 am

After a comprehensive search, ArtCenter College of Design has named Rosemarie Piccioni as its first-ever…

Thanksgiving Means Bunnies, Too, at Local Bunny Museum

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 3:07 pm

Reasons to visit Altadena’s Bunny Museum on Thanksgiving Day are multiplying like, well, rabbits, to…

Events

Pasadena’s 30th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | 3:19 pm

Previous years Kwanzaa celebrations Join Pasadena Public Library in commemorating Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at…

Coming to Crowell Public Library… Toastmasters Talk of the Town

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 6:25 pm

In an era where people seem to be communicating strictly with their thumbs, gaining confidence…

“Upbeat Americana” as Hollow Trees Perform Free Family Concert Saturday

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 3:35 pm

The Pasadena Public Library is holding a free family concert by the Hollow Trees Band…

Science

New Visual Culture Program Coming to Caltech Campus

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 5:48 pm

Credit: Caltech A new visual culture program is about to make Caltech a lot more colorful. From tours of neon art around Los Angeles to campus artists-in-residence, the program will…

Mars InSight Lander Seen in First Images from Space

Published Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 11:08 am

NASA's InSight spacecraft, its heat shield and its parachute were imaged on Dec. 6 and 11 by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona…

Opinion

Opinion | Chris Nyerges: On Willow – and the “Big Dig”

Published Friday, November 23, 2018 | 4:40 am

The Hahamongna Watershed Park is one of the local treasures where a vast acreage of riverbottom land grows wild north of the 210 freeway, and north of the Devil’s Gate…

Opinion | School Board President Larry Torres and Superintendent Brian McDonald: Thank You for Supporting Schools

Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 10:20 am

Left to Right: PUSD President Larry Torres and Superintendent Brian McDonald On November 6, Pasadena residents invested in the future of our schools with the resounding passage of Measures I…

Features

JPL-Built Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space 11 Billion Miles from Pasadena

Published Monday, December 10, 2018 | 6:00 am

This illustration shows the position of NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit…

Field of Police Chief Candidates Shrinks to 3, Community Panel Completes Interviews

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Interim Chief of Police John Perez and Pasadena Police Commander Cheryl Moody confirmed they are finalists. The third finalist for the job of Pasadena's next Police Chief has not been…

Crime

Pasadena Police Urge You to Be Aware of Holiday Pick Pocket Thieves Targeting Purses

Published Friday, November 16, 2018 | 2:57 pm

The Pasadena Police Department has investigated recent pick pocket thefts from women’s purses. The suspects will target a women’s purse that is hung over a chair and unsecured at a…

Pasadena Police Ask Public’s Help to Identify Luxury Wheel Theft Suspects

Published Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 2:47 pm

Suspect images courtesy Pasadena Police The Pasadena Police Department’s auto theft detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying burglary suspects caught on video. Since last year, a series of…

Public Safety

Scammers Try to Take Portion of Unclaimed Property

Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | 10:57 am

People with forgotten bank accounts or insurance policies should beware of fraudsters seeking to profit from their overlooked assets. In the Unclaimed Property Scam, asset locators or investigators contact individuals…

Have You Seen This Man?

Published Friday, December 14, 2018 | 4:44 am

Image courtesy South Pasadena Police Dept. South Pasadena Police have the public for help in locating an elderly man who has gone missing. Edward Ng was last seen at his…

Sports

Loudspeaker System Proposed for Robinson Park Baseball in the Arroyo

Published Monday, December 3, 2018 | 6:39 am

Maranatha High School in Pasadena has requested the Department of Public Works to allow it…

Ohio State Buckeyes, University of Washington Huskies Rose Bowl Bound

Published Monday, December 3, 2018 | 6:13 am

The University of Washington Huskies, champions of the Pac-12 conference, and the Ohio State University…

Maranatha Basketball Tournament Starts Monday in Kickoff Classic

Published Monday, November 12, 2018 | 6:31 am

[UPDATED]  The 2018-19 girls basketball season will tip off tonight (Monday), as Maranatha hosts their…

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…