For Thursday, April 18, 2019

Attorneys for Girl Injured by Falling Tree Branch Accuse City of Destroying Evidence

By STEPHEN SICILIANO, Managing Editor

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 5:15 pm

At left, a Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedic tends to 2-year-old Adelaide Palmstrom on Aug. 29, 2017 after she was struck by a falling tree branch as seen in police body worn camera footage. At right, Adelaide in hospital with her mother. Photos courtesy Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Lawyers representing Adelaide Palmstrom, who suffered traumatic injuries when the branch of a tree on City property fell on her, are asking the court to sanction the City of Pasadena and the…

Pasadena Crime Rate Spikes 13%, Led by Burglaries, But Still Lower Than Most Recent Years

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 5:04 am

Pasadena Police Chief John Perez is scheduled to tell a City committee today that Pasadena that the year-to-date…

City Could Contract Firm to Design Suicide Prevention Plan for Colorado Street Bridge

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 12:55 pm

Pasadena’s Public Safety Committee will take up consideration of contracting with a specialized architect to design a “suicide…

Also

Pasadena Education Network Fundraiser Raised Over $20,000 Last Weekend

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN), founded by Pasadena parents in 2006 to promote family involvement in public education in the Pasadena Unified School District, raised over $20,000 during its 11th…

Local Government

Development Official’s Remarks Draw Retorts from Councilmembers, Mayor Asks State for More Time

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:47 am

[Updated] Two Pasadena City Councilmembers rejected reassurances by the developer of a former military weapons testing site in East Pasadena that his company can be trusted with the “thorough and…

Attorneys for Girl Injured by Falling Tree Branch Accuse City of Destroying Evidence

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 5:15 pm

At left, a Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedic tends to 2-year-old Adelaide Palmstrom on Aug. 29, 2017 after she was struck by a falling tree branch as seen in police body…

Education

Leaders of Local French Cultural Institutions React to “Heartbreaking” Losses at Notre Dame Cathedral

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 12:53 pm

Via Twitter The partial destruction by fire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has drawn strong reactions around the world and in Pasadena at two noted French cultural institutions. Leaders…

Time Is Running Out for High School Seniors to Apply for PWP Scholarships Worth Thousands

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 4:45 am

2017 PWP scholarship winners Axel Tanner from Pasadena High School (First Prize, at far left) and Mary Ting from Blair High School (Second Prize, at far right) being congratulated by…

Business

Pasadena Terrorism and Workplace Violence Expert Gives Safe Haven on Popular Radio Show, ‘Listen Up with Jim Potts”

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 5:26 am

[Updated] Jim Potts knows how to keep America safe. The Pasadena-based terrorism and safety expert is a top resource on protecting businesses and everyday people in dangerous situations — online…

Community News

Record Rainfall Coupled with Higher Temperatures Set Stage for Mosquitoes

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 11:24 am

After the significant rainfall received this winter, vector control experts stress the need for residents to take preventative action against mosquitoes. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District…

The Arts

Selected Artists Announced for Third Annual BoldPas: A Day of Art and Play

Published Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 2:54 pm

2019 BoldPas Moreno Gente Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) announces its selected artists for the third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena, returning to the…

57th Sierra Madre Public Library Annual Art Fair

Published Monday, April 8, 2019 | 1:56 am

Featured Artist Warren Yip The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library are proud to…

Pasadena Artist Kenton Nelson Captures Another Slice of American Life in His Fifth New Yorker Magazine Cover

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 5:01 pm

Pasadena artist Kenton Nelson's latest New Yorker cover (at left) and the artist himself at…

Events

The Bunny Museum Opens Doors to Hoppin’ Good Fun on Easter Sunday

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:53 pm

Kelly McCafferty of New York, New York (left), the 35,000th visitor to The Bunny Museum, poses on April 14, 2019 with Candace Frazee, who with her husband Steve Lubanski is…

A Day They Take Back Drugs You’re Not Taking

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:43 pm

A local nonprofit is partnering with the City of Pasadena for participation in a program…

Open, Open, Open! Pasadena Showcase House Set to Open Sunday

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 5:09 pm

The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens its doors this Sunday. The Boddy House,…

Science

Study by Pasadena Geologists May Provide Proof California Long Overdue for The Big One

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 4:41 am

USGS geologists Glenn Biasi and Katherine Scharer have analyzed previously published paleoseismic records from 12 locations along the San Andreas, San Jacinto, and Hayward Faults showing an unprecedented, 100-year absence…

Recycled Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Managed by JPL Keeps on Flying, Surpasses 95 Billion Space Object Measurements

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 4:41 am

NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission, which the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena manages and operates for the Planetary Defense Coordination Office within the agency’s Science Mission…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Pasadena’s Tenant Ordinance Fundamentally Fails to Address Our Affordable Housing Crisis

Published Friday, March 29, 2019 | 10:38 am

The Pasadena City Council approved modifications to the City’s Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO), a law that covers relocation and moving benefits for a narrow subset of displaced tenants. Fewer than…

Guest Opinion | Erika Foy: Alarming Trend Jeopardizes Pasadena’s Tree-Lined Character

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 5:12 am

An alarming pattern has been trending that is jeopardizing Pasadena’s historically tree-lined character. Specifically, the tree canopy within Pasadena’s urban core is quickly dwindling. This is not simply an issue…

Features

Massive Emergency Plan Covering How City Will React to 22 Types of Major Disasters Goes to Committee for Approval

Published Monday, April 15, 2019 | 5:01 am

A year-and-a-half-long effort by multiple City agencies led by the Pasadena Fire Dept. has culminated in detailed emergency plans to guide City rescue and recovery operations in the face of…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 5:03 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 46 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Stories: Standing for…

Crime

Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Two Women in Pasadena

Published Monday, January 28, 2019 | 12:53 pm

A 41-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced today to life in state prison after a jury found him guilty of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault two women in Pasadena,…

Pasadena Police Stop Commercial Burglary Spree, Ask Public’s Help in Identifying Third Suspect

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 4:40 pm

Image of outstanding burglary suspect wanted by law enforcement. Click on image to enlarge. Image courtesy Pasadena Police On Friday, January 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department- Compton…

Public Safety

A Day They Take Back Drugs You’re Not Taking

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6:43 pm

A local nonprofit is partnering with the City of Pasadena for participation in a program through which people can safely dispose of prescription drugs they are no longer taking. Local…

Pasadena Man at Home with His Children Shoots Intruder

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 3:38 pm

Los Angeles County paramedics load a gunshot victim thought to have been a burglar shot by a Pasadena homeowner into a rescue ambulance on Grayburn Road on Thursday, April 17,…

Sports

Women 40 and Older Invited to Join Pasadena Senior Center Fall 3X3 Basketball League

Published Monday, April 15, 2019 | 1:48 pm

Registration is open and all skill levels are invited for the fall season of the…

Mexico, Canada to Open 2019 CONCACAF Gold in Rose Bowl

Published Friday, April 12, 2019 | 5:42 am

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) 2019 Gold Cup kicks…

Live Blogging from Chavez Ravine | Day Into Night: Dodgers Drop Longest Regular Season Game Ever, to D-Backs, 5-4

Published Friday, March 29, 2019 | 5:03 pm

With a deep double to right field and clutch hitting when they needed it, the…

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…