For Thursday, October 18, 2018

Officials to Launch Earthquake Alert System Wednesday in Pasadena

By BRIAN DAY

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:35 am

Caltech will be the epicenter of a big shake-up in the world of seismology Wednesday as scientists, Congressional leaders and other officials join together to announce the rollout of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast. ShakeAlert has been in development for several years and is now ready to begin maturing for public use, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It’s designed to detect the earliest possible rumblings of earthquakes and send out alerts to give the public…

Pasadena Motel Could Become City’s First Converted into Permanent Supportive Housing

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 4:59 am

Just two weeks after the Pasadena City Council approved a plan to fast-track the conversion of motels and…

City Manager Recommends Pasadena Puts the Brakes on Orange Grove Road Diet Plan

Monday, October 15, 2018 | 4:43 am

The Pasadena City Council will revisit the controversial plan to put Orange Grove Boulevard on a “diet” by…

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

South Pasadena City Council to Hear Water, Energy Updates

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 9:11 pm

City staff will deliver a report on efforts to address water discoloration, including construction of a new, $2.7 million treatment facility, among other items on the City Council’s Oct. 17…

Pasadena Police Body Worn Camera Program Has Captured Over 311,759 Incidents, Committee Will Hear

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:46 am

Public Safety Committee Chair Vice Mayor John Kennedy, City Manager Steve Mermell and Pasadena Chief of Police John Perez at a recent Committee meeting. The Public Safety Committee of the…

Education

Caltech Scientists Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:59 am

Left: Maksym Radziwill / Right: Rana Adhikari Credit: Caltech Two Caltech scientists have been named winners of 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes. Rana Adhikari, professor of physics, is being honored…

Blair High School Has Something to Sing About

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 4:58 am

Blair High School will receive money to support its music program as a recipient of the 2018 Grammy Museum Signature Schools grant. Blair High School, located at 1201 S. Marengo…

Business

New Stater Brothers Market in North Pasadena Sets Grand Opening for November 14

Published Monday, October 15, 2018 | 5:29 am

A much-anticipated new Stater Brothers Market at 1390 Allen Avenue is scheduled to open November 14, a company spokesperson said. The store’s remodeling construction is reportedly virtually complete. Remaining work…

Community News

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert Joins Schools and Community Together Again

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 10:34 am

Scenes from the 2017 Daniel Pearl World Music Day event. The 15th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days is back again at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center. The worldwide…

The Arts

‘A Dreamer’s World,’ Exhibiting Works by Renowned Armenian Painter Gevorg Babakhanyan Comes to Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 4:46 am

"My childhood is concealed in my paintings which help me live TODAY. I love life only when I look at it through the red windows of my childhood. Every stroke…

Opening Reception of Art Created by Seniors

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 10:53 am

The public is invited to the opening reception for the fifth annual exhibition of watercolor…

It’s the Fall Celebration of the Arts in South Pasadena

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 1:49 pm

Artists, Musicians, and Merchants gear up to celebrate the fall season with another fun and…

Events

MUSE/IQUE’s 2018-2019 Uncorked Series Kicks Off with CAR/TUNES

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 8:32 pm

MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena’s pioneering live music organization, kicks off its signature Uncorked series with CAR/TUNES, an intimate evening of iconic car songs and conversation on Sunday, October 28, beginning at 6:00…

An Evening for the Station: A Night of Magic to Benefit Union Station Homeless Services

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 8:19 pm

  For nearly two decades, an Evening for the Station has delivered incredible entertainment in…

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert Joins Schools and Community Together Again

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 10:34 am

Scenes from the 2017 Daniel Pearl World Music Day event. The 15th Annual Daniel Pearl…

Science

Caltech Researchers Build Fastest Camera in the World, Shooting 10 Trillion Frames per Second

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:39 am

The trillion-frame-per-second compressed ultrafast photography system. Image courtesy INRS. Scientists at the Caltech in Pasadena have developed what researchers are calling the fastest camera in the world, capable of frames…

Officials to Launch Earthquake Alert System Wednesday in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:35 am

Caltech will be the epicenter of a big shake-up in the world of seismology Wednesday as scientists, Congressional leaders and other officials join together to announce the rollout of an…

Opinion

Letter to Editor | Skip Hickambottom: Dialogue Well-Attended, Allowed Community and Police to Speak Their (Often Different) Truths

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 9:55 am

On October 4, POP, along with the NAACP, the IMA (Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance) and CICOPP (Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police) hosted the first of a continuing series…

Opinion | Tim Brick: Thoughts on the Meaning of Hahamongna on the 25th Anniversary of Hahamongna Watershed Park

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 5:19 am

Images show Hahamongna pictured before the "Big Dig" sediment removal project, and what it could look like after the project's completion. Images courtesy Tim Brick.   Today, October 16, 2018,…

Features

New Virtual and Augmented Realities Exhibition Pushes the Cutting Edge of Tech, Art

Published Friday, October 12, 2018 | 5:05 am

[Updated] A new art exhibition that explores the burgeoning technologies of virtual and augmented reality as media for creativity and expression opens this weekend in Pasadena. “Spacial Reality” at the…

School Closings and “Draconian” Budget Cuts Dominate Pasadena School Board Meeting

Published Friday, October 12, 2018 | 4:55 am

[Updated] Hundreds of angry and saddened students, staff, parents, and teachers packed the Pasadena Unified School District Board chambers, overflow meeting rooms and hallways Thursday, while the award-winning Wilson Middle…

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

Man Shot in Torso, Refuses to Cooperate with Police

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 9:25 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man shot in the torso in Pasadena early Wednesday morning refused to tell police anything about who shot him or why, according to Lieutenant Pete Hettema.…

Pasadena Police Body Worn Camera Program Has Captured Over 311,759 Incidents, Committee Will Hear

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:46 am

Public Safety Committee Chair Vice Mayor John Kennedy, City Manager Steve Mermell and Pasadena Chief of Police John Perez at a recent Committee meeting. The Public Safety Committee of the…

Sports

Muir’s Pacific League Showdown with Burbank to Continue Saturday Morning; Maranatha and Village Christian will Finish Olympic League Battle this Morning

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 4:39 am

Brian Love, Enrique Garza, Darius Perrantes No opponent had a bigger impact on Pasadena area…

Girls Athlete of the Week: Maddie Kane of Maranatha

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 5:15 am

Name: Maddie Kane School: Maranatha Grade: Junior Sport: Tennis Position: No. 1 Singles Player Accomplishment:…

Boys Athletes of the Week: Zack McClendon, Sabien Rivera, Jacob Moreno of Maranatha

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 5:13 am

Names: Zack McClendon, Sabien Rivera, Jacob Moreno School: Maranatha Grades: Seniors (McClendon & Rivera), Junior…

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…