For Thursday, May 28, 2015

Police Ask Public’s Help Finding Missing 79-Year-Old Woman

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 9:42 pm

Barbara Hampton Pasadena police are asking the public’s assistance to help them locate a missing 79-year-old woman. Barbara Hampton was last seen in the 600 block of Summit Avenue around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Hampton suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. She has gone missing before and was found on an MTA bus line and at the Jackie Robinson Center in the past. Hampton was wearing a blue sweat jacket on top of a black sweater, blue jeans, white tennis shoes. If you have…

Man Keeps SWAT at Bay Almost 9 Hours Before Police Fire Tear Gas, Make Arrest

Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 5:51 am

Pasadena Now has obtained these images reportedly showing the suspect in the nine-hour-long standoff in a Northwest Pasadena…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Saturday, May 23, 2015 | 7:52 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 127 articles published this week on our site and cull…

Also

Over 150 Guests Attend 8th Annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest

Annual event featured fifty wineries pouring pinots, chardonnays, syrahs and scrumptious fare by Estate Catering at The Huntington and live music by saxophonist Michael Lington

The clouds parted and the sun shone on the Annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest, with 150 guests in attendance at a beautiful, private estate home in South Pasadena to raise…

Local Government

Rep. Chu Statement on Fifth Circuit Court Decision on Immigration Actions

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 11:23 am

Tuesday, the U.S. CourtA of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled to uphold a February preliminary injunction on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and the expanded Deferred Action for…

With Less Than a Week Remaining, Six Have Filed Papers to Fill Vacant District 7 Pasadena Council Seat

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 4:46 am

With less than week until the deadline for petitions, six Pasadena residents have requested applications to fill the City Council’s District 7 seat vacated with the recent election of Terry…

Education

Pasadena Unified Receives $3 Million Grant from the California Career Pathways Trust to Support Six College and Career Pathways

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 11:31 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is the recipient of a grant for $3,046,545 over the next two years from the California Career Pathways trust in support of six College…

Pasadena Unified’s Dina G. Perez Honored as L.A. County’s Preschool Teacher of the Year

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 4:59 am

Los Angeles Counyty Mayor Michael D. Antonovich honored Dina G. Perez, of the Pasadena Unified School District’s Child Development Program as 2015 Los Angeles County Preschool Teacher of the Year…

Business

Pasadena-based Incorgnito Publishing Press Launches Catalog at Book Expo America in New York

Published Monday, May 25, 2015 | 1:47 am

Incorgnito Publishing Press will present its premiere catalog of book offerings at BEA in New York, NY, May 27-29. Incorgnito was founded in January of 2015. Featured in the catalog…

Community News

Altadena NAACP Presents The “Battle of the Dena’s” Games on Sunday, May 31

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 4:54 am

The “Battle of the Dena’s Basketball” tourney will be center court on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Loma Alta Park as the Altadena NAACP presents a “Unity in the Community” game. Organizers…

The Arts

Open Studios ALTA/PASA/DENA Art Tour at the Altadena Library

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 2:03 pm

On Saturday, June 6th, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the 4th Open Studios Art Tour, featuring 50 exhibiting artists throughout Altadena and Pasadena, Altadena Library District proudly…

Special Programming in Conjunction with Sister Corita Kent Retrospective

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 11:44 am

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is pleased to announce a series of special…

Offramp Gallery Presents Three Shows “Elaine Carhartt: Offering” “Black & White” and “Cool Heat”

Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 12:22 pm

L-R: Elaine Carhartt's "Offering", "Black & White" and "Cool Heat." Photo courtesy Offramp Gallery Things…

Events

Armstrong Garden Centers’ Summer Garden Party

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 3:54 pm

Armstrong Garden Centers will kick off summer with its annual garden party on June 5, 2015. No matter the gardening question, from waterwise solutions to creating drought-tolerant landscapes, Southern Californians…

Tricks to Maintain a Healthy Brain and a Happy Life

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 3:30 pm

On June 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Dr. Wendy Suzuki will be in Pasadena…

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen Performs at Coffee Gallery Backstage

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 2:47 pm

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s founding member John McEuen will play a wide spectrum of…

Science

Caltech Collaboration Leads to Incredible Breakthrough: Intuitive Control of Robotic Arm Using Thought

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 12:39 pm

Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using…

JPL’s WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 12:07 pm

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from JPL’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most…

Opinion

Opinion: It’s Time to Take John Muir High School Seriously as an Academic Powerhouse

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 1:03 pm

Mo Hyman. Photo courtesy College Access Plan A quick search for John Muir High School on the websites of local news outlets reveals a number of articles. Most are about…

Opinion | Did You Know? Baltimore, South Carolina, Ferguson, Pasadena: Are We at War?

Published Sunday, May 10, 2015 | 3:26 pm

Martin A. Gordon Monday, May 4 at City Council was a most interesting event during public comment. The CICOPP advocacy group and individuals articulated the need for community oversight of…

Features

Sexual Assault of Minor Victims at Rose Bowl Aquatic Center; Police Seek Additional Victims

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 4:25 pm

On Monday, May 18, 2015, shortly before 7:00 p.m., a male minor advised his mother that he had been sexually assaulted while in the dressing room area at the Rose…

School Board Will Vote Tonight on Study to See if Earthquake Faults Still Threaten San Rafael Elementary School

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 7:52 am

The Pasadena Board of Education will vote at tonight’s meeting on a request from the District’s Facility Staff to hire engineers to conduct preliminary soil analysis which could lead to…

Crime

Sexual Assault of Minor Victims at Rose Bowl Aquatic Center; Police Seek Additional Victims

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 4:25 pm

On Monday, May 18, 2015, shortly before 7:00 p.m., a male minor advised his mother that he had been sexually assaulted while in the dressing room area at the Rose…

Suspects Arrested for Robbery Attempt and Possession of Stolen Property

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 1:15 pm

L-R: Jesus Rojas (20), Geovany Martinez (19) and Aaron Vazquez (33). On Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 04:00 a.m. a resident on Grove Lane in Sierra Madre heard noises in…

Public Safety

PCC Student Arrested After Seen Running Through Campus with Semi-Automatic Handgun

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 5:29 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man seen running through the Pasadena City College brandishing a handgun was arrested blocks away after being spotted in the evening dusk by a police helicopter. Authorities…

Missing Muir Student Unharmed, In Communication With Parents, But Her Location Still Unknown

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 11:04 am

Tayla Thompson (Image: Pasadena Police) Police today said that missing 14-year-old John Muir student Talya Thompson has been in communication with her parents and is believed to be unharmed, but her…

Sports

Visually Impaired Pasadena Unified Students Learn to Play Golf Thanks to First Tee of Pasadena and Pasadena Lions Club

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 3:37 pm

The First Tee of Greater Pasadena, in partnership with the Pasadena Host Lions Club, is…

Dodgers Drop the Padres, 2-0

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015 | 6:34 pm

Following a week in which the Dodgers failed to score a single run, the Blue took…

Former PCC Football Defensive Tackle Charles Tuaau Signs With NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 9:31 pm

File photo of one-time Lancer defensive star No. 99 Charles Tuaau Charles Tuaau, a former…

Living

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 that the MSA shipboard program offers are unlike any other in the southwest. Campers get…

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…

Travel the Blue Danube with the Pasadena Chamber Informational Meeting

Published Friday, April 10, 2015 | 1:16 pm

Cruise the Danube with Jet Vacations aboard a 5-star luxury riverboat from Budapest to Nuremberg…