For Monday, February 27, 2017

Popular Co-op Nursery School Battles Caltrans to Remain In Its Home of 31 Years

by EDDIE RIVERA with DAVID CROSS

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:19 am

A popular Pasadena nursery school is locked in a battle with Caltrans over the house it has leased from them since 1985, following recent reports of the discovery of lead-based paint on the property in a recent inspection. Now, as Caltrans prepares to sell its stock of homes near the former 710 Freeway extension route, Cottage Co-op Nursery School at 169 Arlington Drive in West Pasadena is facing the possibility of a substantially increased rent and a host of other…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 5:33 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull…

Pasadena Man Convicted of Killing Sister in San Gabriel

Friday, February 24, 2017 | 4:43 pm

A 32-year-old Pasadena man was convicted Thursday afternoon of fatally shooting his sister in 2015, the Los Angeles…

Also

City’s 20th Annual Black History Breakfast Thursday Celebrated Diversity

The Pasadena Senior Center auditorium was jam packed with the City’s finest Thursday morning to celebrate the 20th Annual Black History Breakfast and recognize the accomplishments of black Americans both…

Local Government

More Buses, Increased Penalties for Violating Tree Protection Ordinance All on Tap Tuesday

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:27 am

Pasadena’s Municipal Services Committee will deliberate Tuesday, February 28, on three measures that it will likely recommend next month for formal adoption and approval. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the…

City’s Finance Committee Looks at Distributing $1.5 Million in Funding Remaining After Projects’ Completions

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:23 am

The Pasadena City Council’s Finance/Audit Committee will deliberate Monday on a proposal from the City’s Finance Department to adopt the City of Pasadena Debt Policy, a set of rules that…

Education

Popular Co-op Nursery School Battles Caltrans to Remain In Its Home of 31 Years

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:19 am

A popular Pasadena nursery school is locked in a battle with Caltrans over the house it has leased from them since 1985, following recent reports of the discovery of lead-based…

Madison Elementary Community Pushes Back in Defense of Controversial Principal Ruelas

Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | 5:53 am

  Reacting to published reports of his imminent departure, a large number of supporters of Madison Elementary School Principal Juan Ruelas emerged Thursday evening to make their voices heard and…

Business

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Announces Trip to India, Dubai

Published Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 6:41 pm

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting on Tuesday, March 7, to lay out its plans for a Members trip to India from September 14 to 24, with…

Community News

JPL Offers Download Poster of New Exoplanet Discovery

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:25 am

Credit NASA-JPL/Caltech Scientists working at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech in Pasadena were part of an international science team that recently discovered the first known system…

The Arts

Descanso Gardens Debuts New Show “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” in its Sturt Haaga Gallery

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 11:09 am

What could be more appropriate for an art gallery in a botanic garden at spring time than an enormous bouquet of flowers? Renowned for its annual springtime display of tulips,…

Rare Mural by 19th Century French Master Woodblock Printer Found Adorning Iconic Green Street Building

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:07 am

A special mural made by renowned 19th century French master woodblock printer Jean Zuber has…

48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Published Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:16 pm

The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast…

Events

The Coolest Cats Are Coming to the Pasadena Convention Center

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:24 am

CatCon LA, a conference and symposium which organizers call the “biggest cat-centric convention in the world,” debuts at a new location this year – the Pasadena Convention Center. At the…

Larry Mantle Hosts Voter Cram Session on Measure S and H

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 1:23 am

KPCC AirTalk host Larry Mantle leads another voter cram session on Wednesday, March 1, focused…

One City, One Story Events Announced for March

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 5:29 pm

  Chosen from a field of compelling nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 15th One…

Science

JPL Offers Download Poster of New Exoplanet Discovery

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 | 6:25 am

Credit NASA-JPL/Caltech Scientists working at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech in Pasadena were part of an international science team that recently discovered the first known system…

Scientists Led by Caltech Team Perfecting Method to Rid Fuel of Pollution-Causing Sulfur

Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | 6:50 pm

The ability to reduce sulfur in fuels is an important step toward reducing emissions. However, extremely low levels can be difficult to achieve. Now, Caltech researchers have demonstrated an unorthodox…

Opinion

Shirlee Smith | Simple Rules Can Prevent Children’s Tragic Falls from Shopping Carts

Published Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 7:31 pm

The elevator I was riding on at Target arrived on the second floor and about six of us stepped out. Just as the door closed behind us, a horrible sight…

Letter to the Editor | Former Mayor William Bogaard: Strong Support for Andy Wilson in City Council Race

Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | 5:32 am

Bill Bogaard, Pasadena Mayor (1999-2015) I’m committed to Pasadena’s future, and I want to say that Andy Wilson has my strong support for City Council in the March 7th election.…

Features

Rare Mural by 19th Century French Master Woodblock Printer Found Adorning Iconic Green Street Building

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:07 am

A special mural made by renowned 19th century French master woodblock printer Jean Zuber has been discovered adorning the two-story stairwell of one of East Green Street’s iconic New Orleans-style…

Life in the New Era: ACLU Panel Discusses “Civil Liberties Under Trump”

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:15 am

With the new presidential administration now a month old and its effects creating waves of protests across the country, the monthly ACLU SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Chapter LA Progressive Forum took up…

Crime

Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Pasadena Police Officer

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 4:24 pm

On Friday, April 8, 2016 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers Elhosseiny and Sailor attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three individuals. The driver initially failed…

Reward Extended in Altadena Murder Case

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 3:07 pm

Marcus Nieto The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger reestablishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of…

Public Safety

Good Samaritan Almost Pulled Under Car’s Wheels During Strong Arm Robbery

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 5:49 am

A young woman who was just trying to help two men in a car asking for directions Thursday was attacked and robbed and could have been pulled beneath the car’s…

Pasadena Man Convicted of Killing Sister in San Gabriel

Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | 4:43 pm

A 32-year-old Pasadena man was convicted Thursday afternoon of fatally shooting his sister in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The jury deliberated for a day before…

Sports

Girls Water Polo: Poly Starts Slow But Finishes Like a Champion; Panthers Earn CIF Division 5 Title with 10-5 Victory Over Xavier Prep

Published Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 5:57 am

Poly fell behind 3-0 at beginning of its biggest game of the year. The Panthers,…

Girls Soccer: Helen Schaefer’s 2 Goals, Assist Enough for Flintridge Prep; Rebels into Semifinals of Division 3 Playoffs After 3-0 Victory Over Oak Hills

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 5:54 am

Screenshot via Facebook Flintridge Prep’s girls soccer team won its eighth consecutive game on Friday…

Hamilton, Brown Combine for 55; Pasadena Onto Championship Game After 75-66 CIF Division 1-A Victory Over Peninsula

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 5:48 am

As predicted, Pasadena’s offense was much more proficient after returning home. The Bulldogs shot 11-percent…

Living

Bridal Showcase Previews Your Big Day

Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | 2:15 am

“Every single wedding is memorable,” said Susan Dunne, owner of Weddings by Susan Dunne and organizer of this year’s Bridal Showcase at Noor. “It all depends on the couple and…

Celebrate ‘A Little Romance’ at Hotel Constance

Published Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:28 am

Share ‘A Little Romance’ with your Valentine this weekend. Indulge with breakfast in bed, chocolate…

Entertain Clients in Style in 2018

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 3:12 pm

Don’t just host another business meeting, start 2018 with a memorable, business-savvy decision. Entertain your…

New Rose Parade Seating Company Offers Luxury Viewing

Published Monday, January 30, 2017 | 11:32 am

Although it seems like the Rose Parade just passed, now is the perfect time to…