For Friday, July 29, 2016

Pasadena Forum: All They Need is Love

by EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor

Published Friday, July 29, 2016 | 5:28 am

Panelists at the "Love is Love" YWCA Forum: (Lto R) Edina Lekovic, Tarek Shawny, Aaron Saenz, and Ari Gutierrez. “How you feel about your child should not change once they tell you they are gay,” said Ari Gutierrez, co-founder of the Latino Equality Alliance, at Thursday evening’s “Love is Love” forum at All Saints’ Church. The forum, part of the Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA “Talking the Talk” series,  was a cooperative effort  by the Alliance, the Pasadena YWCA, and Pasadena Pride. The event,…

Two-Hotel Colorado Hill Development Approved by Planning Commission Wednesday Night

Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 5:31 am

The Colorado Hill two-hotel development approved July 27, 2016 would fill the empty car lots that were once…

Pasadena Filmmaker Produces Powerful Gun Violence Video, Moved by Tragic Shooting Death of Altadena Boy

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 7:34 pm

30-year-old Julian Flores is a born and bred Pasadena native and promising up-and-coming filmmaker who created a powerful…

Also

Two Suspects Arrested for Pasadena Arson Spree

BREAKING: Two suspects have been arrested for five deliberately set fires throughout West Pasadena early yesterday morning.

Local Government

Governor Brown Signs Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Bill to Address California’s Bilingual Teacher Shortage

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 12:43 pm

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 2248, that addresses California’s bilingual teacher shortage. AB 2448 streamlines requirements for out of state credentialed teachers with satisfactory performance evaluations…

From Kinds Words to Care Packages, Pasadena Police Officers Feel the Love from the Community

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 11:02 am

With turbulent times emerging from national tragedies sparked by events like the recent attacks on Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers, some citizens of Pasadena have been going out of…

Education

Filmmaker Zack Snyder Joins Board of Trustees at ArtCenter College of Design

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 5:11 pm

Zack Snyder. Photo courtesy ArtCenter College of Design The Board of Trustees of ArtCenter College of Design announced today the election of Cruel and Unusual Films Co-Founder Zack Snyder as…

Board of Education to Consider Approval of Memorandum with PCC for Growing Dual Enrollment Program

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 5:06 pm

The increasingly popular dual enrollment program that allows Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) high school students to take select PCC courses and earn college credit is expected to be approved…

Business

Steve Demetriou Appointed Chairman of the Jacobs Board; Linda Fayne Levinson Named Lead Director

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2:41 pm

Steve Demetriou (l) and Linda Fayne Johnson (r) Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today Steven J. Demetriou, Jacobs’ president and CEO, has been appointed to the additional position of chairman…

Community News

Pasadena Bead and Design Show Brings Mesmerizing Array of Gems, Jewelry, Clothing and So Much More Than Just Beads

Published Friday, July 29, 2016 | 5:52 am

The Pasadena Bead and Design Show returns to the Hilton Pasadena on from Thursday to Friday and features 300 galleries and displays under one roof with jewelry pieces and other…

The Arts

“Our Ocean’s Edge: A Photographic Journey of the California Coast” by Jasmine Swope

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 2:21 pm

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) presents their next exhibition, “Our Ocean’s Edge” – Photographs by Jasmine Swope in the SPARC Gallery at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce on…

Lisa Mann & Yoyo-Lin: ROTO Pasadena

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 1:28 pm

Lisa Mann and Yo-yo Lin presents ROTO Pasadena. On Saturday, August 13th, 8:00 p.m. to…

My Pasadena Art Project Lets Viewers See 3D Images, Step Back in Time

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 12:43 pm

Side Street Projects presents Arnold and Crystle Martin’s Now and Then part of a yearlong…

Events

Pasadena Tech Jobs ‘Hit Refresh’ with Job Resume Workshop, Panel

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 1:54 pm

Innovate Pasadena and General Assembly are sponsoring a resume workshop and panel on Thursday, August 11, to help you navigate the tech jobs market and get ready for the opportunities…

For Two Performances Only: Suburban Showgirl a One-Woman Show

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 2:09 pm

The Sierra Madre Playhouse presents “Suburban Showgirl,” an inspirational one-woman tour de force written by…

Swing to the English Beat on Saturday

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 1:50 pm

The Rose Theater welcomes The English Beat on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 8 p.m.…

Science

Chorus of Black Holes Sings in X-Rays Announced by Caltech Investigator

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 12:40 pm

The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Supermassive black holes in the…

Fourth Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference Announced For September

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 4:48 pm

Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO of Bulletproof Biohacker, bestselling author, and Bulletproof® Coffee CEO Dave Asprey today announced that the highly anticipated fourth annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference will be held…

Opinion

Guest Column: Anxious Local Eyes Watch Disturbing Events Unfold in Armenia

Published Monday, July 18, 2016 | 5:07 am

As a father whose first born son lives and works in Yerevan, Armenia, I have become increasingly alarmed about disturbing news I have been receiving from Armenia over this past…

Letter to the Editor: Local Businesswoman Praises Pasadena Police

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 8:30 am

Pasadena Now received a copy of this letter “of support for our police …  who badly need it at the moment” from long-time Pasadena businesswoman Diana Olson. Olson said she…

Features

The Next Generation Considers a Future in Law Enforcement, Fire-Fighting

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 5:04 am

Twenty-one Pasadena area high school students are dedicating five jam packed days into learning about the world of law enforcement and fire fighting through the city’s Junior Public Safety Academy…

Pasadena Council Re-Approves Burbank Airport Joint Powers Agreement, Supports New Terminal

Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 5:16 am

 [Editor's Note:  This article has been edited since it was originally published. Descriptions of the proposed construction at the Airport which originally referred to the work as a renovation have…

Crime

Do Some Sleuth Work on Mystery Shopper Scam

Published Friday, July 22, 2016 | 2:01 pm

Mystery shopping may sound fun but seniors should be aware that thieves are finding ways to steal your money. In the mystery shopper scam, crooks try to mirror what legitimate…

Thursday Court Dates for Three Men Charged in Murder and Attempted Murder Cases

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 6:54 pm

Pasadena police investigate at the scene of the shooting on December 29, 2015 Pasadena court dates Thursday await three men accused in two separate incidents. Two men charged in connection…

Public Safety

Upcoming National Night Out Takes on Added Significance Following Shooting of Two San Diego Officers

Published Friday, July 29, 2016 | 5:23 am

Collage above depicts scenes from National Night Out events in Pasadena in 2014 and 2015 Last night’s shooting of two San Diego Police officers in the wake of incidents in…

California ISO Declares a Statewide Flex Alert Due to High Temperatures

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 12:53 pm

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is declaring a Flex Alert, a request for consumers to conserve electricity today, especially during peak demand time from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00…

Sports

Liverpool Loses in Rose Bowl Soccer

Published Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 12:07 pm

Photo courtesy Rose Bowl Stadium Liverpool lost to Premier League rival Chelsea FC Wednesday, 1-0,…

Four Caltech Men’s Basketball Players Named to National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 5:16 pm

Four Caltech men’s basketball scholar-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball…

Caltech Tennis Squads Earn Academic Honors

Published Monday, July 25, 2016 | 4:43 pm

The Caltech men’s and women’s tennis teams have seen 11 student-athletes recognized as Intercollegiate Tennis…

Living

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail Returns

Published Monday, July 4, 2016 | 3:51 pm

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail returns to Pasadena August 10, 2016, at restaurants and lounges throughout the greater Pasadena area. Once again, cocktails will be matched in a bracket…

Enjoy Life! Savor a Langham Lifestyles Staycation Package

Published Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 5:16 pm

Langham Hotels & Resorts, a leader in luxury hospitality worldwide, has announced a brand-new way…

Celebrate Dad with Fine Dining

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 11:54 am

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The hotel offers an array of dining…

Pasadena’s Trattoria Neapolis Out, Orange County’s Bru Grill In

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:33 pm

  Orange County’s Bru Grill is making moves into Pasadena, landing a new location on…