For Friday, July 3, 2015

Souza Family Lights the Sky for 4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl

Story, video and photography by RACHEL YOUNG

Published Friday, July 3, 2015 | 5:20 am

In the hands of the fifth generation of Souza family pyrotechnicians, the largest fireworks show yet will light the sky above the Rose Bowl during the 89th annual “AmericaFest KaBoom,” one of the longest running 4th of July celebrations in the nation. Paul Souza, the man behind the “Kaboom,” has been part of the show since an early age, including his first job as a ticket seller to AmericaFest at age 13. “What I love most about fireworks is putting…

As Parents Continue Safety Debate, Health Department Offers Free Immunizations

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 7:38 pm

All children without a medical exemption who reside in Pasadena will have to be immunized in order to…

Budget Appropriation for Police Body Cameras Far Less Than Amount Needed to Launch System

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 5:47 am

The Watchguard police body camera model currently being tested by Pasadena Police Department . The allocation of $300,000…

Also

Arts Council’s AxS Gold Crown Awards Ceremony Sees Departure of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck

The Pasadena Arts Council’s 2015 AxS Gold Crown Awards ceremony on Tuesday was the last official event on the last official day of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck’s 13-year term of…

Local Government

Phlunte’ Riddle Endorsed by Assemblymember Shirley Weber

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 11:43 am

Joining Assemblymember Chris Holden in endorsing Phlunte’ Riddle for State Senate is Assemblymember Shirley Weber, the Riddle campaign announced today. “Phlunte’ will be a fierce advocate for our children and…

District 6 Community Meeting Spotlights Continuing Homeless Issues

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 4:43 am

Councilmember Steve Madison (far right) speaks during a District 6 town hall meeting held June 30, 2015. (Photo: Chief Sabchez via Twitter) Although Pasadena’s homeless count is lower than it…

Education

Caltech Professor Receives Prestigious Award for Mathematics

Published Friday, July 3, 2015 | 11:20 am

Caltech professor of mathematics Nets Katz has received the 2015 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. The award was given jointly to Katz and his collaborator, MIT professor…

Professor Emeritus Norman Abbey Artwork to Go on Display

Published Friday, July 3, 2015 | 11:18 am

From Aug. 3 to Sept. 11, Pasadena City College presents a sampling of the varied and skillfull works of professor emeritus Norman Abbey. An opening reception will be held Aug.…

Business

Developer Unveils “Altadena Marketplace” Plans for the Webster’s Building

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 9:13 pm

An owner of the Webster’s Building at 2450 North Lake Avenue in Altadena today described in detail his company’s plan to convert 7,000 square feet of the historic landmark building into…

Community News

Fourth of July Parade in Altadena Neighborhood Thrives

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 1:10 pm

Altadena’s Pepper Drive is going to be lively and colorful again this Fourth of July, when residents put on what they say is Altadena’s longest and possibly oldest neighborhood Independence…

The Arts

“Setting Forth” Annual Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Published Friday, July 3, 2015 | 11:15 am

The art galleries at Pasadena City College are proud to present the Annual Faculty Show in the Boone Family Gallery from Aug. 17 to Sept. 11. This year’s theme, “Setting…

Arts Council’s AxS Gold Crown Awards Ceremony Sees Departure of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 8:54 pm

The Pasadena Arts Council’s 2015 AxS Gold Crown Awards ceremony on Tuesday was the last…

Free Admission this Friday to Pasadena Museum of California Art

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 10:22 am

Enjoy free admission all day on Friday, July 3, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at…

Events

Enjoy French Arts and Culture at Kidspace Family Free Night

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 6:00 am

Enjoy French arts and culture at Free Family Night on Tuesday,  July 7. Create your own masterpieces based on the work of Georges Seurat, explore the colorful history of French…

Magical Music at the Mill

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 6:44 pm

The Old Mill Foundation is pleased to announce that the summer concert series, Magical Music…

Appraisal Day – Bonhams Sponsors Day-Long Event to Evaluate Treasures

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 4:42 pm

Do you have a mystery object or a family heirloom that may be valuable? Bring…

Science

Three Pasadena Scientists Propose “Minimal” Plan to Fastrack Mars Landing

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 11:46 am

Three scientists at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have proposed a long-term stepwise series of missions to Mars that would first send a manned spaceship to one of Mars’s moons, and…

Caltech Researchers Invent Better Memory with Faster Lasers

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 1:08 pm

An artist's representation ultrafast electron crystallography: using ultrafast 4D imaging, the technique allows researchers to "film" the atomic mechanism behind the recording process in memories based on phase change materials.…

Opinion

Superintendent Brian McDonald: Accomplishing Greatness in PUSD

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 5:42 am

The end of the school year is always about celebrating accomplishments in the world of education. We saw what our tremendously talented Pasadena Unified School District Class of 2015 achieved…

Opinion: The De-Policing Bugaboo: Pandering to the Police Union

Published Friday, June 26, 2015 | 2:36 pm

Pasadena Councilmember Victor Gordo Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo last Monday attacked the proposal for an Independent Police Auditor (“IPA”) by claiming that Los Angeles Police Department officers are now…

Features

New School Board Member Adrienne Mullen Brings College, Work Force Focus

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 5:26 am

Adrienne Ann Mullen was selected by the Pasadena Unified Board of Education to its vacant District 3 seat atg a Special Board meeting on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Adrienne Ann…

Pasadena LGBTQ Community Organizations Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Published Friday, June 26, 2015 | 7:45 pm

Exuberant joy lit the faces of the Pasadena crowd gathered Friday night near the Metro Gold Line Lake Station celebrating the historic Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is a…

Crime

Law Enforcement Warns Public About Catalytic Converter Thefts

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 7:07 pm

When you think of something being stolen from your parked vehicle, you may think of your stereo, a portable GPS unit, or even coins in the ashtray. There is one…

Fraudulent Fire Investigators Targeting Pasadena Businesses

Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:50 pm

Businesses in Pasadena and across the state have been targeted by scam artists who wear official-looking blue shirts and pants and claim they are there to “inspect” the fire extinguishers,…

Public Safety

Two Alleged Gang Members Shot, Critically Injured Near La Pintoresca Park

Published Friday, July 3, 2015 | 4:42 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors Two alleged gang members were shot and critically wounded Thursday night about 10:43 p.m. Police officers responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired and a person…

Woman Attacked in Paseo Colorado Mall Parking Structure Wednesday Morning

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 4:59 am

A Pasadena man tried to rob and kidnap a woman in the Paseo Colorado mall parking structure Wednesday morning but the victim was able to escape and alert security officers.…

Sports

26 Student-Athletes Named to SCIAC Spring All-Academic Team

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 11:18 am

Twenty-six Caltech student-athletes have been named to the SCIAC All-Academic Team for the spring season,…

Pasadena High School Announces New Athletic Director

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | 4:45 pm

The Pasadena High School Athletic Director Search Team has announced its selection of new Athletic…

Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah to Return Home to Santa Anita on Thursday

Published Monday, June 15, 2015 | 11:27 am

Twelve days after providing one of the most dramatic moments in racing history, Triple Crown…

Living

Sharing Their Spirit of Hospitality with Pasadena

Published Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 2:29 pm

On Sunday, May 31st, 12 colleagues from The Langham Huntington, Pasadena volunteered at CicLAvia’s Adopt-an-Intersection Program. Their volunteers handed out route maps and other information pamphlets pertaining to the event…

Catalina Island Summer Camp is a Kid’s Dream Come True

Published Friday, May 8, 2015 | 3:59 pm

Catalina Island summer camp is a magical experience full of adventure and excitement. The opportunities…

Copa Vida Toasts Their Roasts

Published Friday, May 1, 2015 | 11:57 am

Coffee lovers from all around Pasadena joined the Copa Vida family at their roastery to…

Local Eateries Offer Prix Fixe Menus, Special Meals and Deals During Pasadena Restaurant Week

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 4:23 am

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the third…