For Wednesday, March 4, 2015

El Centro de Acción Social, Longtime Community Nonprofit, Abruptly Closes Down

Published Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12:41 pm

El Centro's headquarters for years has been the bright yellow building at the south end of Memorial Park. El Centro de Acción Social, reportedly the oldest non-profit organization serving the Latino community in Pasadena, abruptly closed its doors and shut down all its long-running community programs today. The abrupt closure was announced in a short letter from its Board President Mariana Robles. “Although El Centro survived many economic downturns throughout the years, the most recent took a devastating toll. The current…

Past City Council Candidate Sues City To Stop Elections, Reopen Nominations

Monday, February 23, 2015 | 8:14 pm

Pasadena Attorney Philip Koebel told the Pasadena City Council tonight during public comments he has asked a federal…

Woman Shot Tuesday on North Los Robles Avenue, Shooter Flees

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 7:22 pm

[Updated 10:04 p.m.]  Pasadena police responding to a call of shots fired found a woman suffering a gunshot…

Also

Area Residents Took to Heart Helping Children with Challenges and Raised More Than $47,000

Hundreds of caring community members supported Hathaway-Sycamores' Dinners From the Heart annual fundraiser

Hundreds of charity-minded area residents exercised the opportunity to enjoy first-class meals while simultaneously raising more than $47,000 for youngsters in need of mental-health and other therapeutic-support services as part…

Local Government

Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s Reacts to CALTRANS “Unprecedented” 710 Freeway Decision

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 6:27 pm

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) reacted yesterday to the extension of the public comment period for the 710-freeway draft environmental impact report: “I am pleased that the Department of Transportation has…

Assemblyman Holden Announces Woman of the Year for the 41st Assembly District

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 12:02 pm

Stella Murga State Assemblymember Chris Holden will honor Pasadena community activist Stella Murga as his “Woman of the Year” for her outstanding accomplishments in the 41st Assembly District. Each year…

Education

Pasadena Water and Power Offers $5,000 Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Published Monday, March 2, 2015 | 5:45 pm

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Educational Scholarship Program. PWP will award two, $5,000 scholarships to Pasadenaarea high school seniors for sharing creative new…

Jaime Escalante: A Life Con Ganas, An Exhibition That Honors His Life

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 6:05 pm

Pasadena City College honors one of its distinguished alumni, Jaime Escalante (Class of 1969), in an unprecedented exhibition that honors his life and teaching career. Jaime Escalante: A Life Con…

Business

Parsons Acquires T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc.

Published Monday, March 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has acquired T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc., a privately held oil and gas industry professional services firm specializing in engineering, design, and consulting services.…

Community News

Celebrate One City, One Story

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 4:32 pm

This year’s One City, One Story choice is The Book of Unknown Americans by author Cristina Henríquez. It is the story of a boy and a girl who fall in…

The Arts

Spring “ArtNight” Returns with 17 Exciting Venues

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 5:01 pm

Celebrate the best of Pasadena’s creative, artistic community during the return of ArtNight Pasadena from 6-10 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015. Enjoy free admission to 17 exciting, world-class arts and…

Pasadena Boys & Girls Club Members Enter National Photography Contest

Published Friday, February 27, 2015 | 3:27 pm

Six members of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena will vie for national honors…

Expanding on an Expansive Subject to Continue with Works by John Knuth

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 12:44 pm

Part five of the nine part painting series Expanding on an expansive subject continues with…

Events

Pasadena Chamber Hosts Procurement Forum at Pasadena City College

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 4:37 pm

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting a procurement event and discussion for our large and small business members who may want to do business together. During the ACCESS: Opportunity…

Weight Loss for Men Over 40

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 2:32 pm

Enjoy a dinner and a talk by Dr. Claude Matar, founder, Pasadena Weight Loss Center…

What to Plant for Spring and Summer with Yvonne Savio

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | 2:09 pm

With the beautiful weather and intermittent storms your thoughts are probably going to the garden.…

Science

Caltech Researchers’ Discovery Could Knock Down Parasites Affecting 500 Million Sufferers

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 6:00 am

A 19-day-post-infection male Ancylostoma ceylanicum. Credit: Yan Hu/Aroian Lab/UC San Diego Tiny parasitic hookworms infect nearly half a billion people worldwide—almost exclusively in developing countries—causing health problems ranging from gastrointestinal…

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 11:20 am

(Left to right): Viviana Gradinaru, Mitchell Guttman, Xinwen Zhu, Heather Knutson, and Gregg Hallinan. Photo courtesy CALTECH Five Caltech faculty members have been named among the 2015 class of Sloan…

Opinion

Opinion | Mayoral Candidate Don Morgan : Better Oversight – and Better Outcomes

Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 11:32 am

What do we need to have a better city government in Pasadena? It starts with all of us. I’ve learned over two decades working with non-profits and local governments that…

Opinion: “Immigration Action is Here to Stay”

Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 3:07 pm

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) criticized a Federal District Court order temporarily halting the President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Rep. Chu released the following statement: “When President Obama announced his…

Features

Marvin Schachter, Six Decades the Advocate of Social Causes, Dies at 90

Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 11:29 am

Marvin Schachter, civil rights advocate, passed away at 91 in a local hospital on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, sources said.   Marvin Schachter, a leading advocate of major social causes for…

Bail Reduced for Former Pasadena City Employee Who Allegedly Stole Over $6 Million

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 8:30 am

Danny Wooten Bail was reduced from $1.75 million to $650,000 Friday for former Pasadena city employee Danny Ray Wooten, 51, of Montclair who with two others has been charged in…

Crime

South Pasadena Police Report on Crime Last Week, February 11 to 17

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 1:18 pm

The following covers South Pasadena reported crimes from February 11-17, 2015. The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City…

South Pasadena Police Weekly Crime Summary

Published Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 4:30 pm

January 7 – 13, 2015 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring…

Public Safety

Officers Engage, Arrest Man With Replica AR-15 Rifle

Published Monday, March 2, 2015 | 6:14 pm

Monday shortly before noon, Pasadena Police officers responded to the public Archery Range, 400 block south Arroyo Blvd., regarding a citizen’s call of a male armed with a semi-automatic rifle…

Car Accident Shears Fire Hydrant Sunday Night

Published Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 10:26 pm

© OpenStreetMap contributors A car accident reported about 9:38 p.m. Sunday night near the corner of North Holliston Avenue and East Villa street left a fire hydrant sheared. Pasadena Fire…

Sports

PCC Women’s Swim Breaks 11-Year Slump Versus Mt. SAC

Published Monday, March 2, 2015 | 6:38 am

Lancer Ariahn Givens in action In 2003, the Pasadena City College women’s swim team won…

PCC Badminton Gives Jen Ho Coaching Debut Victory

Published Friday, February 27, 2015 | 11:53 am

Carmina Ortiz is a top returning player for the 2015 Lancers badminton team. A new…

PCC Women’s Swim Take 2nd At Mt. SAC Invitational

Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 10:59 am

Lancer Liza Echeverria in action during the Mt. SAC Invitational Feb. 21, image by Richard…

Living

A Very Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Experience

Published Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12:40 pm

While the modern image of St. Patrick’s day can sometimes be marred by over-zealous drinkers, you can take solace in the fact that some still intend to celebrate the holiday…

Holy @$&*X#%$, Batman! The 16th Anniversary Big Bash is Tomorrow, and I Haven’t a Thing to Wear!!

Published Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:12 pm

Matt McSweeny of Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant Don’t worry, Matt Denny’s has been around…

Pasadena Chamber Invites You to Travel in Style

Published Monday, January 12, 2015 | 5:40 pm

It’s never too early to plan your travel destinations for next year and cross out…

The Langham Huntington Announce Holiday Dining Specials and Seasonal Events

Published Monday, December 29, 2014 | 2:55 pm

Holiday Dining • New Year’s Eve – On Wednesday, December 31, The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse…