For Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rover Mission Now Being Built at JPL will Carry Home a Piece of Mars on 2020 Mission

From JPL/CALTECH

Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. One of two slices will be used for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover while it's still on Earth; the other slice will go to Mars onboard the rover. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, now being built at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, will be carrying a piece of meteorite that scientists have…

Leadership Pasadena Hears from City Leaders

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 5:33 pm

Mayor Terry Tornek opened the Leadership Pasadena government education session last week expressing his love and appreciation for…

Forty Years Ago, An Eruption Out Of Pasadena: Van Halen Releases Its Debut LP

Friday, February 9, 2018 | 7:29 pm

In the late ’70s, the writing seemed to be on the wall for hard rock. Punk had just…

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

Tonight, City Task Force Releases Evaluations of Public’s Ideas for Deterring Colorado Street Bridge Suicides

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 1:31 am

A prevented suicide, 1988. Image courtesy Pasadena Museum of History A Pasadena Task Force grappling with ways to enhance the Colorado Street Bridge in order deter suicide jumpers will convene…

The Week in Pasadena City Government

Published Monday, February 19, 2018 | 7:30 am

Monday, February 19 City Council Meeting – Cancelled 6:30 p.m. Pasadena City Hall 100 North Garfield Avenue Agenda – http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/2018%20Agendas/Feb_19_18/Cancel.pdf   Tuesday, February 20 Economic Development and Technology Committee Meeting…

Education

Caltech Student Joins Inaugural Class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 10:41 am

Senior Aadith Moorthy Credit: CaltechAadith Moorthy, a senior majoring in materials science and computer science, has been named to the inaugural class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a graduate-level scholarship program founded…

This Week In Public Education

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 9:32 am

Thursday, February 22 PUSD Board of Education Meeting 4:00 p.m. Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room 351 South Hudson Avenue Agenda – http://pusd.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=15&event_id=317   Board of Trustees Pasadena Area Community College…

Business

Parsons Wins PANYNJ’s Design-Build Contract for Terminal One at Newark Airport

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 9:39 am

Parsons was recently awarded a design-build contract for the Terminal One Redevelopment Project at Newark Liberty International Airport by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ). The…

Community News

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 10:06 am

Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Amber (A451206) is a playful 5-month-old calico kitty who loves attention. Her favorite…

The Arts

New Exhibition Will Dream the Universe, Explore the Intersection of Science, Fiction, and Southern California

Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | 4:35 pm

Delve into the worlds of science fiction in a multifaceted new exhibition this spring and summer at Pasadena Museum of History. Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, &…

Seeking Handmade Artisans to Join Jackalope Pasadena This Spring

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 6:50 pm

Applications are now open for this juried event and Jackalope is seeking artisans who specialize…

One Month Left to Submit for BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2:23 pm

Click to enlarge Old Pasadena is looking for artists, architects, designers, and urban enthusiasts –…

Events

Nobody Walks In LA—Or Do They? BUSted! Los Angeles Makes Its Pasadena Debut Wednesday

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 3:57 pm

BUSted! is a storytelling event in which artists, comedians, and regular commuters share their experiences of getting around Los Angeles without a car. Why would anyone want to do that?…

It’s Been a Rainy Week, Sort Of? Why Not Enjoy Some “Singin’ in the Rain”

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 6:35 am

Image Courtesy Singin' in the Rain movie clips Youtube The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena…

Pasadena Lapidary Society Announces Upcoming “Tournament of Gems”

Published Monday, February 19, 2018 | 9:54 pm

Pasadena Lapidary Society announced it will present its 60th annual Tournament of Gems, to be held…

Science

Rover Mission Now Being Built at JPL will Carry Home a Piece of Mars on 2020 Mission

Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 4:00 pm

Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. One of two slices will be used for testing a laser…

The Mind Behind the (Insect) Brains, Caltech’s Dr. Michael Dickinson Explores the Brain of the Modern Fly, as it Relates to the Ancient World

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 6:30 am

Dr. Michael Dickinson and a strobe picture of a fruit fly in free flight. Images, Caltech and Floris van Breugel 400 million years ago, insects evolved the ability to fly,…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor | Steve Lamb: Kindly, The Pasadena Unified School District Shows the Logical Way Forward

Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 6:42 pm

The PUSD has a declining enrollment issue and is near bankruptcy. To solve the financial problem and prevent the County from seeing their books the PUSD will be doing massive…

Letters to the Editor | Multiple Letters, Same Topic: United Teachers of Pasadena

Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 3:10 pm

Over the past 48 hours, Pasadena Now has received a number Letters to the Editor focused on the United Teachers of Pasadena. Below is a representative sampling. [Please note that…

Features

Los Angeles Follows Pasadena’s Lead with Orange Donation Meter Collections for the Homeless

Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | 6:22 am

Former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Flintridge Center President Jaylene Moseley unveil Pasadena's first homeless donation meter in August, 2014 The City of Los Angeles is installing bright orange refurbished…

Bruins Football Players Captivate Students with Stories as Rose Bowl, Legacy Foundation “Adopt” Cleveland Elementary School

Published Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 6:20 am

UCLA Bruins football players visited Cleveland Elementary School Wednesday and captivated students with storytelling as they took part in a formal adoption ceremony in which the Rose Bowl and Legacy…

Crime

Reward Reinstated in Unsolved 2015 Murder of Robert Calderon

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 4:19 pm

A family photograph of Robert Calderon, the victim in a December 18 drive-by shooting in Pasadena. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the reinstatement of a…

Two Pasadena Men Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary in Monterey Park

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 6:49 pm

Two 19-year-old Pasadena men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of residential burglary in Monterey Park, according to the Monterey Park Police Department, on Thursday. Shelton Elijah Charles and Tyson Rashad…

Public Safety

Pasadena Woman’s Purse Stolen In Monday Auto Burglary

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 8:54 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A 59-year-old Pasadena woman was the victim of an auto burglary which occurred on Monday, February 19 at 11:54 am near the intersection of Pico Street and…

Wind-Fanned Brush Fire in Eaton Canyon Quickly Knocked Down Monday Afternoon

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 5:55 am

A wind-fanned fire Monday afternoon in Eaton Canyon adjacent to the Henninger Flats trailhead and across the street from residential neighborhoods drew a quick, multi-agency response which doused the flames…

Sports

Boys Basketball: Arch Rivals are Pasadena Area’s Last Two Programs Standing in Tuesday’s CIF Quarterfinals; PHS Travels to Damien, Muir Goes to Walnut

Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 5:47 am

From Top Clockwise: Simaine Stewart, Hunter Woods, Tiyon Martin, Haleem Jenkins, Coach Simaine Stewart, Coach…

Girls Basketball: Five Pasadena Area Programs Ready For Wednesday’s CIF Quarterfinals; La Salle, Flintridge Prep, Poly, Maranatha, Mayfield All Won Saturday Night Playoff Games

Published Monday, February 19, 2018 | 6:12 am

It’s been such a big year for the Pasadena and Muir boys basketball programs, that…

Boys Basketball Standings Through February 17

Published Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 7:07 am

Camino Real League: St. Anthony (26-2, 10-0) Bishop Amat (24-5, 8-2) La Salle (16-12, 5-5)…

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…