For Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Former Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is Down, But Not Out

By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 5:52 am

The organization behind a Pasadena summer music tradition for nearly fifteen years which once drew thousands weekly to 50 free and festive outdoor summer concerts in Old Pasadena is struggling to stay afloat but promises it will stage at least some concerts this summer. The news is mixed for the former Levitt Pavilion Pasadena (now reborn as the Pasadena Pavilion for the Performing Arts): There will be no shows this June, but following the resignation of its executive director this…

Leslie A. Ito Named New Executive Director of Armory Center for the Arts

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 5:46 am

Following a 6-month national search conducted by the executive search firm of Morris & Berger, Armory Center for…

Interim Pasadena Police Chief Will Report Drops in Both Crime Rate and Complaints Against Police at City Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 7:54 pm

Pasadena’s Interim Chief of Police John Perez will report Tuesday that citizen complaints against police have dropped sharply…

Also

Under Warm and Sunny Skies on the Edge of the Arroyo, AbilityFirst’s 43rd Annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food & Drink Event

On Sunday, October 15 on the grounds of the majestic and historic Laurabelle A. Robinson estate, which overlooks the Arroyo Seco and the Colorado Street Bridge, AbilityFirst held its 43rd…

Local Government

Pasadena’s Emergency Management System Prepares for the Worst, Will Present Updated Planning Tonight

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 5:52 am

Pasadena’s public safety agencies are preparing for several possible disasters that could impact the City, both natural and man-made, as conditions around the world continue to remind us all that…

City of Pasadena Introduces SmartBoot Technology to Recover Unpaid Parking Violations

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 1:58 pm

The City of Pasadena has entered into an agreement with PayLock, LLC to provide SmartBoot technology in an effort to recover unpaid parking violations throughout the city. The City’s scofflaw…

Education

Pasadena City College Graduation Rate Highlights African American Achievement

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 5:32 am

More African American students graduated from PCC this year than in the previous two years, reversing a decline in achievement and highlighting the impact felt through a number of programs…

Pasadena City College Issues Armenian Genocide Resolution

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 1:04 pm

On Wednesday, May 23rd, in the board’s chambers at the college’s Creveling Lounge, the Board of Trustees of Pasadena City College (P.C.C.) unanimously passed and issued the Armenian Genocide Resolution,…

Business

Pasadena-Based Parsons Reveals Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Problems in the U.S.

Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | 6:45 pm

A survey conducted by Pasadena-based Parsons revealed an alarming lack of integration of operational with information technology professionals within critical infrastructure facilities in the United States, which could lead to…

Community News

Pasadena Museum of California Art to Close Doors October 7

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 5:53 am

After more than 16 years of showcasing modernistic California art, the Board of the Pasadena Museum of California Art has voted to close the institution at the conclusion of its…

The Arts

Pasadena Museum of California Art to Close Doors October 7

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 5:53 am

After more than 16 years of showcasing modernistic California art, the Board of the Pasadena Museum of California Art has voted to close the institution at the conclusion of its…

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Returns in July, with 4 Venues and 17 Free Movies

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 11:22 am

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns for another year as a month-long, free movie series featuring…

Forty Years After the Original was Filmed in South Pasadena, the Halloween 2018 Trailer Makes its Debut

Published Friday, June 8, 2018 | 3:13 pm

The first trailer for Blumhouse Productions upcoming Halloween sequel has been released, forty years after…

Events

Designers Announced for “Setting the Table: The Art of Conversation “

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 5:34 am

Leadership Pasadena is honored to announce the design participants slated for Setting the Table: The Art of Conversation. The tablescape design competition and summer soiree takes place on July 21 at…

Take a Destination to the Moon at the Public Library

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 2:27 pm

On Saturday, June 23, the Pasadena Public Library in conjunction with the Pasadena Museum of…

Explore Artisan Handcraft at the Pasadena Bead & Design Show

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 11:44 am

Pasadena Bead & Design Show is Thursday, July 26th, 2018, through Sunday July 29th, at…

Science

Take a Destination to the Moon at the Public Library

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 2:27 pm

On Saturday, June 23, the Pasadena Public Library in conjunction with the Pasadena Museum of History’s Dreaming the Universe exhibit will present the 1950 science fiction movie, Destination Moon. The…

Caltech Researchers Link Electrical Wire Properties of DNA to Cancer

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 5:15 am

Electrons travel through DNA to signal repair proteins to find and fix damage. An electron travels from one protein (blue) to the next (green) or vice versa, and then adds…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Mohammad Tajsar: City, Police Must Commit to Community-Led Process to Establish Much-Needed Reforms

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:28 pm

Author Mohammad Tajsar On November 9, 2017, Pasadena police officers violently attacked 21-year-old Christopher Ballew at an Altadena Mobil Gas Station after allegedly stopping him over tinted windows and a…

Guest Opinion | West Pasadena Residents’ Association | Why We Care About the Pasadena Civic Center

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:19 am

“Pasadena today possesses a certain character which is unique among American cities. Located as it is on a plateau framed by a great range of mountains to the east, and…

Features

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 4:17 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 55 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Stories: Students Graduating…

Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Class of 2018 Co-President RJ Antonello (at left); Churchill Scholarship Award winner Aishwarya Nene (center; and 2018 graduating senior Stephanie Huard. Photos courtesy Caltech Over 200 students in Caltech’s Class…

Crime

Police: Driver Beats Another Motorist with ‘The Club’ in Alleged Pasadena Road-Rage Attack

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 12:37 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man beat another man with “The Club” vehicle anti-theft device during a road-rage confrontation at a Pasadena gas station on Monday evening, police said. Michael Theodore…

Oregon Suspect in $188,000 Theft Still at Large and May Be in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:48 pm

51 year-old Jesse Cletis Walker (Klamath County Sheriff's Office) Police are continuing their search for a Klamath Falls, Oregon man who allegedly stole about $188,000 in cash from his landlady…

Public Safety

Man’s Jewelry Stolen in Grab-and-Run Strong Arm Robbery

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 6:47 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man getting into his car was the victim of a thief who forcibly removed a chain the man wearing around his neck in a Tuesday night…

Pasadena Ninth Circuit Judges Allow Child Slave Labor Lawsuit Against Choclatiers Nestle, Cargill to Proceed

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 5:44 am

A three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena has indicated it will allow to continue an eight-year-old lawsuit accusing Nestle and Cargill of aiding and abetting child slavery to…

Sports

Triple Crown Winner Justify is Back at Santa Anita; Will Make a Public Appearance with Jockey Mike Smith on Saturday at the Racetrack

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 2:32 pm

Undefeated Triple Crown champ Justify returned to his home base at Santa Anita Park on…

Boys Basketball: Ethan Henry Gets Shot Late in Senior Season, Helps La Salle Make Playoffs; Lancers’ Guard Earns Spot at Linfield College After Long, Arduous Process That is Example to All

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:44 pm

Ethan Henry and his mother Emily Henry Ethan Henry isn’t just what’s right about high…

Will Rose Bowl Stadium See Another World Cup? With FIFA’s Award of 2026 Men’s Games to North America, It’s Possible

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 8:45 am

On Wednesday, FIFA approved a joint bid by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada for the…

Living

Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award “#1 Hotel in New York City”

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 12:07 pm

The Langham Hotels & Resorts from Top Clockwise: The Langham Melbourne, The Langham London, The Langham Chicago, The Langham Place New York, The Langham Boston and The Langham Huntington Pasadena.…

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…