For Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Huntington Library Corpse Flower Unexpectedly Blooms, Emitting Signature Foul Stench

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 4:43 am

One of the Corpse Flowers at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has finally bloomed, a week after Li’l Stinker – the name given to another of the Amorphophallus titanum plants grown in the San Marino garden – failed to bloom and was dissected by the Huntington’s botanists for the public to see what’s inside. The Huntington tweeted early Friday one of three plants now on display at the Huntington Gardens’ Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory “has decided to…

Legislation Would Honor Victims of 1972 Arroyo Seco Bridge Collapse with Memorial

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 3:03 pm

The six workers who died in 1972 while building the Foothill 210 Freeway bridge over the Arroyo Seco…

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, Based in Pasadena, Launches Construction 5,500 Miles to the South in Chile

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 7:35 pm

GMT hard rock excavation August 2018. Photo courtesy Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) The Pasadena-based Giant Magellan Telescope…

Also

Under Warm and Sunny Skies on the Edge of the Arroyo, AbilityFirst’s 43rd Annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food & Drink Event

On Sunday, October 15 on the grounds of the majestic and historic Laurabelle A. Robinson estate, which overlooks the Arroyo Seco and the Colorado Street Bridge, AbilityFirst held its 43rd…

Local Government

Pasadena Unified’s Financial Outlook Transformed in Stunning Improvement

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 5:19 am

Last-minute changes in the state budget, updated accounting figures and significant savings on special education have helped the Pasadena Unified School District wipe out more than two-thirds of its multi-million-dollar…

City of Pasadena Police Chief Recruitment Process Officially Announced

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 11:42 am

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has announced the recruitment process for the next Chief of Police. The public is encouraged to attend meetings to provide input about the most important…

Education

Pasadena Unified’s Financial Outlook Transformed in Stunning Improvement

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 5:19 am

Last-minute changes in the state budget, updated accounting figures and significant savings on special education have helped the Pasadena Unified School District wipe out more than two-thirds of its multi-million-dollar…

PCC Board Approves Partnership with Pasadena Unified School District

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 5:38 am

Pasadena City College Board of Trustees shown in session on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 [Updated]  After nearly six years of meetings, resolutions, plans, and near-misses, the Pasadena City College Board…

Business

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Members Receive Scam Email

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 5:51 am

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce said Monday a false demand notice had been sent by email to many if not all of its members. Pasadena Chamber President and Chief Executive…

Community News

The Huntington Breaks Ground on Final Phase of its Chinese Garden to Add New Features Including Pavilions, Art Gallery, Café

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 12:11 pm

Artist’s rendering of the Flowery Brush Library. Designed in the style of a scholar’s studio for painting and calligraphy, the Flowery Brush Library is part of an exhibition complex that…

The Arts

As AstroFest Takes a Bow In Pasadena, A Look at Technology, The Arts and the Whole of Their Parts

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 5:13 am

A work exhibited at Pasadena's Andor Gallery, whose owner/director Paul Slocum as one foot in the sciences and the other in the art world. AstroFest, a weeklong celebration of all…

Pasadena Museum of History Presents Something Revealed; California Women’s Artists Emerge, 1860-1960

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 12:10 pm

Pasadena Museum of History presents Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, an exhibition of…

Local Gallery Opens Exhibit Today of Works by Biggest Names in Contemporary Comic Book Art

Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 5:38 am

Gallery 30 South, a newer Pasadena gallery building a reputation for showing emerging and internationally…

Events

Popular Wicked Lit Immersive Theater, Which Performs in Mausoleum Setting, Announces New Format

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 4:44 am

Eric Keitel Ian Heath and John T. Cogan in the Damned Thing. Wicked Lit 2017. Photo by Daniel Kitayama. Unbound Productions, which produces immersive theatrical experiences in as series called…

The City as a Musical Score

Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 4:39 am

(Updated) All the world’s a stage, wrote Shakespeare. To Rachael Worby, Artistic Director, Conductor and…

Dinosaurs Stalk Moviegoers on a Pasadena Rooftop Tonight, As Free Family Flick Screens on South Lake Avenue

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 1:32 am

The classic film Jurassic Park will be aired tonight on a Pasadena rooftop. South Lake…

Science

Long and Winding Road: A Conversation with Caltech’s String Theory Pioneer

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 4:40 am

John Schwarz Credit: Seth Hansen for Caltech The decades-long quest for a theory that would unify all the known forces—from the microscopic quantum realm to the macroscopic world where gravity…

Caltech Student-Built Satellite Telescope Prepares for Space

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 4:26 pm

Artist's concept of AAReST Credit: Sergio Pellegrino/Caltech After nine years, a Caltech student-designed-and-built satellite is being readied for launch into orbit, where it will be a test bed for a…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor | As a Recovering Private School Parent, I Chose Public School

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 5:34 am

As a new school year commences this week, and given your robust coverage of the first day of school throughout PUSD campuses, I thought this was an important time to…

Guest Opinion | What is Proposition 64 Really All About?

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 1:25 am

Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“Prop 64″) legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana/cannabis by adults (age 21+) for nonmedical purposes. Approved by CA voters in…

Features

Quiet Pasadena Neighborhood Reeling from Violent Home Invasion Robbery

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 5:39 am

The quiet residential Brigden Ranch neighborhood of northeast Pasadena is reeling from a violent home invasion robbery Sunday night during which as many five armed suspects broke into a home…

Pasadena Police Agree to County Grand Jury Recommendations on Citizen Complaints

Published Monday, August 13, 2018 | 5:25 am

Following a Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury investigation into law enforcement at 11 local cities, the Pasadena Police Department has agreed to immediately institute six of seven of the…

Crime

Pasadena Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 11:27 am

On June 8, 2018, at 5:58 a.m., two suspects burglarized the Coin Wash Laundry in the 1300 block of North Lake Avenue, according to Pasadena Police Detective John Luna. The…

Police: Driver Beats Another Motorist with ‘The Club’ in Alleged Pasadena Road-Rage Attack

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 12:37 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man beat another man with “The Club” vehicle anti-theft device during a road-rage confrontation at a Pasadena gas station on Monday evening, police said. Michael Theodore…

Public Safety

Public’s Help Needed in Identifying Home Invasion Suspect

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 10:27 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors On Sunday August 19, 2018 at about 7:09PM, Pasadena Police Officers responded to a call of a home invasion robbery that just occurred in the 2800 block…

This Labor Day, and Every Day: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 6:45 am

As we enter the final stretch of summer spending time at the pool or barbequing with friends and family, Pasadena Police Department is driving home the importance of celebrating responsibly…

Sports

Boys Basketball: Pasadena’s Omari Moore Commits to San Jose State; Versatile Big Man Helped Bulldogs Make Second Consecutive CIF Finals Appearance

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:49 am

There was no better or more impactful sixth man last season than Pasadena’s Omari Moore.…

College Baseball: Pasadena City College Sends Seven Players to Next Level; Gardner, Jimenez, Netz, Garkow, Martinez, Bicos, Jelloian All Extending Their Careers

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:39 am

The Pasadena City College baseball program isn’t just having success on the field and during…

Football: Muir Opens Season With Huge 35-24 Victory at Charter Oak; Jahlique Stephens, Brian Love, Aryonis Harrison Have Big Night

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:31 am

Muir has opened the past two seasons with blowouts over Compton. This season, though, the…

Living

Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award “#1 Hotel in New York City”

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 12:07 pm

The Langham Hotels & Resorts from Top Clockwise: The Langham Melbourne, The Langham London, The Langham Chicago, The Langham Place New York, The Langham Boston and The Langham Huntington Pasadena.…

Pinot’s Palette Announces Grand Opening in Old Town Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 2:09 pm

  Your new favorite night out!   Pinot’s Palette, a national paint and sip franchise…

Driver’s Notebook: Pasadena’s European Auto Hause, Up Close

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 12:13 pm

Audi and VW drivers who love their wheels should get to know European Auto Hause,…

Sip Award-Winning Pasadena Whiskey

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 4:04 pm

Give Stark Spirits California whiskey a shot. The peated spirit won Double Gold and Best…