For Monday, August 29, 2016

In Quiet Week With Cancelled City Council and Committees, Code Enforcement Commission Meets with Full Agenda

Published Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 6:37 pm

The City of Pasadena Code Enforcement Commission may the only city commission which meets this quiet week before the Labor Day holiday, and it is set to tackle a full agenda Thursday. At issue are three alleged Pasadena Municipal Code violation cases that have been brought to the Commission for hearing, after the property owners reportedly failed to correct violations in spite of attempts by City staff to resolve the situations. The Code Commission is empowered by law to hold…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 4:19 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull…

School Board Reveals Tests Scores, Acknowledges Issues at Controversial Elementary School

Friday, August 26, 2016 | 5:07 am

Pasadena Unified School Board President Kimberly Kenne at Thursday night's Board meeting. As the Pasadena Unified School District…

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

Labor Day 2016 Closures, Reminders

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 5:59 pm

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. The City Council’s next…

In Quiet Week With Cancelled City Council and Committees, Code Enforcement Commission Meets with Full Agenda

Published Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 6:37 pm

The City of Pasadena Code Enforcement Commission may the only city commission which meets this quiet week before the Labor Day holiday, and it is set to tackle a full…

Education

AbilityFirst “College to Career” Program Launches at Pasadena City College

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 3:47 pm

L-R: Nicolas Coca, Jackson Sukys, Lashante Curry, Eduardo Guzman, Heidi Garcia , German “Ricky” Becerra. Photo: Nolan Scott for AbilityFirst AbilityFirst, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, today…

Adrienne Ann Mullen Announces Campaign for Pasadena Unified School Board

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 5:44 am

Adrienne Ann Mullen, Ed.D. Adrienne Ann Mullen, Ed.D. announced Thursday that she will be seeking election to the Pasadena Unified School District Board for District 3. District 3 includes most…

Business

Pasadena Company Promotes Blogging as a Way to Popularize Your Brand

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 2:11 pm

A Pasadena-based company has recently started offering others a chance to tell their stories online through blogging while learning how to popularize their own brand. Mike Brown, known as the…

Community News

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 4:37 pm

Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week:   Charlene (A403944) is a 5-year-old, spayed female, brown and white rat terrier…

The Arts

New Art Installation Lights Up the Playhouse District

Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:46 am

The Playhouse District Association is excited to unveil a new temporary art installation in the Playhouse District titled Between Violet and Green by artists Megan Mueller and Samuel Scharf. The…

Windowed Storefront of Record Shop Transformed into Mesmerizing “Living Art” Exhibit

Published Monday, August 22, 2016 | 7:25 pm

The windowed storefront corner of Canterbury Records has been transformed into a mesmerizing living art…

Pasadena Now Section Editor, Photographer Debuts Work Alongside Chocolate Fountain

Published Monday, August 22, 2016 | 12:09 pm

Art is about more than just creating beauty – it has the power to change…

Events

Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training to be Held at Altadena Country Club

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 11:08 am

The community is invited to attend the upcoming neighborhood disaster training on Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Altadena Town & Country Club (2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena)…

Music at Noon: Putter Smith and Gary Foster Perform at Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 4:04 am

Left to Right: Jazz Bassist Putter Smith and “Multireedist” Gary Foster The Pasadena Presbyterian Church…

Pasadena Sierra Club Program Will Learn About Opposition to a Proposed 3-Day Music Festival

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 11:58 am

Dave Weeshoof, Conservation Chair of the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, presents a program “Angelfest…

Science

JPL’s Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby on Saturday

Published Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 4:49 pm

Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles…

Caltech Assistant Professor Receives Naval Research Grant

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 11:41 am

Andrei Faraon, assistant professor of applied physics and materials science Andrei Faraon (BS ’04) has been awarded a research grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator program. From…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Why I’m Supporting Antonovich for State Senate

Published Monday, August 15, 2016 | 6:55 pm

In 1992 as a second term Pasadena City Councilman I ran against Mike Antonovich for the LA County Board of Supervisors finishing second in a crowded field of candidates. I…

Guest Opinion | Fiscal Irresponsibility: The Demand for More Pasadena Over-Policing

Published Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 6:13 pm

Pasadena’s structural budget deficit is already arriving. But some City Council members are so fiscally irresponsible that they are pushing to increase an already high Police Department budget by another…

Features

PCC’s Superintendent-President, at Convocation, Faces Hefty Challenges

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 4:32 am

Pasadena City College’s 15th Superintendent-President, Dr. Rajen Vurdien As he heads into his first annual convocation today and then fall season of classes after taking office as Pasadena City College’s…

Crime Drops Double Digits in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 9:03 pm

Reported crimes in Pasadena have dropped to the lowest levels in four years, according to a report released by the Pasadena Police Department. Calls for police service dropped by 14…

Crime

Arrest of Theft Suspect

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 5:48 pm

South Pasadena- On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a theft of alcohol occurred from Vons Supermarket in South Pasadena. The Suspect left the location with the stolen…

Jacob Mallory Bersson Back in Court for a Pretrial Hearing in Fatal Stabbing of Pasadena Chef

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 12:38 pm

Jacob Mallory Bersson, accused in the fatal stabbing of Pasadena chef Lawrence Bressler and his wife Denise, will be back in court Wednesday for pretrial hearing of the two counts…

Public Safety

Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training to be Held at Altadena Country Club

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 11:08 am

The community is invited to attend the upcoming neighborhood disaster training on Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Altadena Town & Country Club (2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena)…

Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm Arrested

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 2:53 pm

On Friday August 26, 2016 at approximately 8:12 a.m., officers were investigating a non-injury traffic collision in the 1800 block of Ramona Avenue. Upon contacting both of the involved parties,…

Sports

Live Blogging: Cubs ‘Get Back’ and Beat the Dodgers, 6-4

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 3:59 pm

No amount of “Yeah Yeah Yeah,” or “boom boom boom!,” could ease the ache of…

New-Look PCC Football Scrimmages Fullerton Saturday

Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 12:23 pm

With one-time Mission Conference winning head coach Tom Maher (1996-2004) back in charge, the 2016…

Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art Spander to be Inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:56 am

The Tournament of Roses today announced that Bobby Bell, Ricky Ervins, Tommy Prothro, and Art…

Living

Help Decide Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail During SIP-tember

Published Monday, August 15, 2016 | 12:14 pm

It may be August but SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail is in full swing starting Monday at restaurants and lounges throughout the greater Pasadena area. The six week long…

Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center: A Community Remedy for a Community Problem

Published Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 11:32 am

Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center has been serving the Pasadena and San Gabriel community…

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Cocktail

Published Monday, August 8, 2016 | 10:58 am

It’s that time of year again when Pasadena’s most loved food and drink venues and…

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…