For Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

From STAFF REPORTS

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 7:23 pm

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 58 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Story: Pasadena Black History Parade Cancelled Due to Weather-Related Public Safety Concerns City Manager Will Not Authorize Renewal of Pasadena Police Agreement with Immigration Customs Enforcement West Pasadena Pipeline Project Gets “Dress Rehearsal” Review City Council Candidates Think ‘Small’ at Monday Forum Pasadena Police Chief Calms Local Deportation Raid Fears Council, School Board…

Council, School Board Grapple with New Election Dates, Models

Friday, February 17, 2017 | 6:12 am

Appropriately enough, elections and schools were the main topics of conversation Thursday evening as the Pasadena City Council…

The Future of Elections in Pasadena May Face Significant Changes

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:57 pm

The Pasadena City Council and the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education are holding a joint meeting…

Also

Students March To City Hall To Voice Their Concerns Over President Trump’s Immigration Order

Over 50 students, staff and parents from Pasadena’s Sequoyah School marched from campus to City Hall Tuesday morning armed with signs in hand and chanting synchronized slogans to protest President…

Local Government

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Rallies Local Leaders and Organizations to Vote Yes on Measure H

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 7:53 pm

A diverse group of elected officials, faith-based leaders and homeless service providers from throughout San Gabriel Valley – led by L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger – joined together at Union…

This Week in Pasadena City Government

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 3:26 pm

Monday, February 20 Pasadena City Council Meeting – Cancelled 6:30 p.m. Pasadena City Hall 100 North Garfield Avenue Agenda – http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/2017%20Agendas/Feb_20_17/Cancel.pdf   Tuesday, February 21 The Economic Development and Technology…

Education

S. Mark Taper Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to The Frostig Center

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 3:04 pm

The Frostig Center is pleased to announce that the S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Frostig to support its work to improve the lives of children and…

Council, School Board Grapple with New Election Dates, Models

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 6:12 am

Appropriately enough, elections and schools were the main topics of conversation Thursday evening as the Pasadena City Council and the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education met for a…

Business

Pasadena eCommerce Solutions Provider Jazva Raises $2 Million in Series B Funding

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 11:06 am

Pasadena-headquartered Jazva Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based eCommerce solutions that help multi-channel retailers optimize their operations and accelerate sales, announced today it closed an additional $2 million financing round,…

Community News

Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football Announces Semifinal Game at the Rose Bowl

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 8:02 pm

One of the semifinals games in this year’s Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on…

The Arts

48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Published Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:16 pm

The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted…

Study Links Art Classes to Good Grades – And KidsArt Knows Why

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 5:21 pm

“Fine art is knowledge made visible,” Gustave Courbet once said. And new research proves this…

The Huntington Library Announces Aquisitions, Including Unique Edition of John Muir’s Writings, Exquisite Illustrated Book on Camellias

Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 12:02 pm

From L-R: Herbert W. Gleason (1855–1937) A Snow-Banner, ca. 1911, platinum print in William Frederic…

Events

Ooey Gooey Weekend at Kidspace

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 1:07 am

Kidspace Children’s Museum is hosting an Ooey Gooey Weekend on President’s Day weekend, Saturday to Monday, February 18 through 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children can create play…

The Allendale Branch Library Presents “Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands” Anthology Release Party and Reading

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 10:42 pm

The Allendale Branch Library hosts the anthology release party and reading for Nuclear Impact: Broken…

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a “Mardi Gras Mambo” Themed Happy Hour at Ix tapa Cantina to Support Non-Profit Launch Louisiana

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 5:25 pm

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (Fat Tuesday) the culminating day of Mardi Gras celebrations across…

Science

Photons, Electrons, Silicon: Caltech’s Electric Light Orchestra

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 12:12 pm

Amnon Yariv, Azita Emami, Kerry Vahala, and Ali Hajimiri Credit: EAS Communications Office/Caltech Caltech has long brought together masters from many fields to create the unimaginable. In the field of…

Sleeping With the (Zebra) Fishes

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5:34 am

David Prober Credit: Caltech People can reject food and control their thirst, but we cannot keep from falling asleep. Even though we spend a third of our lives asleep and…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Reaction to “Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez Calms Local Deportation Raid Fears”

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 6:46 am

I do not feel reassured by Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez’s somewhat vague response regarding his department’s relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (see his email below to Pasadena Now…

Guest Opinion | City Council Candidate Bryan Witt Endorses Bill Blocking Construction of the 710 Tunnel

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:10 am

Bryan Witt Many residents in the region will be happy to know that Assemblyman, Chris Holden has introduced Assembly Bill 287 that would prohibit construction of the 710 Tunnel. This…

Features

City Manager Wants Funding to Extend the Parole Re-Integration Program with the Flintridge Center

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:25 am

City Manager Steve Mermell is recommending that the City Council approve continuation of the Parole Reintegration Program run by the Flintridge Center for the remainder of this fiscal year after…

Councilmember Gordo “Demands Accountability” From Police After Revelation of Department Agreement With ICE

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 6:20 am

  Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo said he is “deeply disappointed” following revelations that the Pasadena Police Department has a collaboration agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration &…

Crime

Reward Extended in Altadena Murder Case

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 3:07 pm

Marcus Nieto The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger reestablishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of…

Police Sieze Nine Firearms and Arrest Multiple Armed Suspects in the Weekend’s Spate of Shootings

Published Monday, January 9, 2017 | 2:56 pm

In response to the January 6, double homicide and the injuring of two others, the Pasadena Police has increased patrols throughout the city. Despite a strong police presence, on January…

Public Safety

Police Will Ramp Up Traffic Enforcement Operations on Monday

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 12:07 pm

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement program on Monday, February 20 throughout the City of Pasadena. The focus will be on the enforcement of violations involving…

Mother Grabs Daughter, Escapes Attack

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 2:18 pm

Police said a 42-year-old Pasadena woman who was caring for her five-year-old daughter at her home was attacked Friday morning by a homeless man, but was able to escape with…

Sports

Girls Athlete of the Week: Renae Tamura of Flintridge Prep

Published Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 5:58 am

Name: Renae Tamura School: Flintridge Prep Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Accomplishment: Tamura led…

Boys Athlete of the Week: Name: John Genske of Poly

Published Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 5:57 am

Name: John Genske School: Poly Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Accomplishment: Genske came up…

Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football Announces Semifinal Game at the Rose Bowl

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 8:02 pm

One of the semifinals games in this year’s Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean…

Living

Celebrate ‘A Little Romance’ at Hotel Constance

Published Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:28 am

Share ‘A Little Romance’ with your Valentine this weekend. Indulge with breakfast in bed, chocolate truffles and an elegant room at Hotel Constance. Consider this discount package your perfect Valentine’s…

Entertain Clients in Style in 2018

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 3:12 pm

Don’t just host another business meeting, start 2018 with a memorable, business-savvy decision. Entertain your…

New Rose Parade Seating Company Offers Luxury Viewing

Published Monday, January 30, 2017 | 11:32 am

Although it seems like the Rose Parade just passed, now is the perfect time to…

Orange Grove Seating Presents New “VIP” Take on the Rose Parade Experience

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 4:48 pm

Instead of spending hours in the cold to see this year’s Rose Parade, start 2017…