For Sunday, April 19, 2015

PWP Will Ask City to Increase Water Restrictions, Predicts City Can’t Meet New Lower Allocation

Published Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 3:42 am

Pasadena Water and Power plans to ask a city committee to consider tightening Pasadena’s water supply shortage rules from a Level 1 to a Level 2 plan in the face of an impending 15% water supply reduction imposed by the Metropolitan Water District. PWP’s General Manager Phyllis E. Currie said in a Memorandum last week that the city will have to conserve more to avoid exceeding its allocation and incurring new surcharge penalties of up to $2,960 per acre foot…

Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala at Dodgers Stadium Honors Rachel Robinson, Widow of Baseball Great Jackie Robinson

Friday, April 17, 2015 | 4:49 am

Left: Sandy Koufax towers over Rachel Robinson at pre-gala event on Wednesday; at right, Dodger legend Steve Garvey…

Pasadena City Council Votes to Oppose 710 Tunnel

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 6:30 am

An historic vote in the decades-long battle against the 710 Freeway extension took place Monday night when the…

Also

10 Can’t Miss Views at This Year’s Showcase House

This week, Pasadena Now took a look at this year’s 2015 Showcase House for the Arts. Moments from being completed, with some rooms requiring only a few finishing touches, the…

Local Government

Assemblymember Holden Hosts Interactive Town Hall on the State Budget

Published Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 4:58 pm

Want to understand how the California state budget works? Assemblymember Chris Holden and the University of La Verne are hosting the “Next 10 Budget Town Hall” in which audience members…

Rep. Chu to Host 2015 Women of Distinction Awards

Published Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 12:58 pm

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced the names of 14 women from across the San Gabriel Valley who will receive the 2015 Women of Distinction Award. The award, now in its…

Education

Altadena Public School Featured in New Book on Personalized Learning

Published Friday, April 10, 2015 | 12:18 pm

Aveson Charter Schools has garnered national attention for its personalized learning approach through a new book titled, Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom. The book, co-authored by educational…

Collegewise to Offer New SAT & College Admissions Seminars in Arcadia and South Pasadena

Published Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 5:55 pm

Collegewise Pasadena will present three upcoming college admissions seminars for families in the San Gabriel Valley. All events are open to the public and free of charge, although seating is…

Business

Parsons Recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning “W” Company for 2014

Published Monday, April 13, 2015 | 12:18 pm

Parsons, an international engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning “W” Company for 2014.…

Community News

5th Annual Speech Contest Offers Scholarships for Stellar Skills

Published Friday, April 17, 2015 | 11:29 am

5th Annual Speech Contest Offers Scholarships for Stellar Skills The Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) is now accepting student applications for the 5th Annual Speech Scholarship Contest, where San Gabriel Valley…

The Arts

The Pasadena-Altadena Links Present Community Art Showcase “Master of The Arts”

Published Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 1:16 am

On Sunday April 19, 2015 The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links Incorporated will present their annual art exhibition, “Master of The Arts” at The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena…

South Pasadena Arts Council to Host Screening of Documentary Film “Llyn Foulkes One Man Band”

Published Friday, April 17, 2015 | 4:58 pm

Tamar Halpern The South Pasadena Arts Council is co-sponsorg the documentary film, “Llyn Foulkes One…

Altadena’s Hidden ‘Wildwood Park’ Opens for Art and Fine Craft Show

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 3:16 pm

For one day only, artists will exhibit their work at the 21st bi-annual Art on…

Events

Friday Nights at the Garden Presents Gil Garcetti

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 11:47 am

Gil Garcetti. Photo Credit: Mikel Healey Gil Garcetti will speak at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden about his journey from being District Attorney of Los Angeles to photographer with nine…

CicLAvia Comes to Old Pasadena For Tours Ahead of Big May Event

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10:46 am

CicLAvia Explores returns on May 2, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with a preview…

Descanso Gardens Earth Day Festival

Published Friday, April 17, 2015 | 12:41 pm

Center Circle low-water demonstration garden: Opened in April 2015, this new garden demonstrates how inviting…

Science

A Marathon on Mars Deserves a Marathon at JPL

Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 10:13 am

.  About 90 employees of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory ran a marathon-length relay around the facility’s grounds last Thursday (April 9) to celebrate a marathon length of Martian driving on…

New Caltech Camera Chip Provides Superfine 3-D Resolution

Published Friday, April 3, 2015 | 11:27 am

A 3D image produced by the new NCI chip. The image, taken from roughly half a meter (1.5 feet) away, shows an angled side view of the penny. (Credit: Ali…

Opinion

Robin Salzer: Why I Support Retired Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells for City Council District 1

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 11:43 am

The future direction of the City of Pasadena is at a critical and pivotal junction. The runoff election will determine or undermine our continued pathway to success as a World…

Cameron Turner: Unfair Hampton Bashing Undermines Council Race

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 11:43 am

No evidence has been presented to prove that Tyron Hampton had anything to do with damaging or removing the two dozen campaign signs that his city council election rival, Calvin…

Features

Local Family, Church, Anti-Gang Experts Mark Six Month Anniversary of Altadena Man’s Murder

Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 9:59 am

Christopher Walker The day before Halloween in 2014, Altadena-bred Christopher Walker, 26, was shot as he sat on the patio at Fair Oaks Burgers on Fair Oaks Avenue about 4:30…

Pasadena Now to Launch New Altadena Website That Will Include AltadenaPoint Archives

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 5:43 am

Pasadena’s news website, Pasadena Now, said that it will launch a new online publication devoted to Altadena coverage in mid-April. Pasadena Now publisher James Macpherson said that the new website,…

Crime

South Pasadena Police Department Crime Bulletin

Published Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 4:30 pm

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Male, Black, 18 years, 506-507, 130, wearing blue jeans, dark shoes with white laces, and a white colored hooded pull-over sweat jacket, with possible “Hilfiger” on the front.…

South Pasadena Police Report on Crime Last Week, February 25 to March 3

Published Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 12:30 pm

The following covers South Pasadena reported crimes from February 25-March 3, 2015. The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in…

Public Safety

Gold Line Disrupted in Wake of “Train-Person” Incident Which Killed a Man

Published Monday, April 13, 2015 | 11:11 am

  A Metro staff member at the South Pasadena station explains to the public the shuttle bus system in the wake of a fatal train accident on April 13, 2015.…

Injured Woman in Eaton Canyon Rescued by Pasadena Urban Search and Rescue Team

Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 6:26 am

The bridge at the north end of Eaton Canyon Pasadena Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Teams rescued a woman who fell in Eaton Canyon and suffered lacerations to her…

Sports

Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala at Dodgers Stadium Honors Rachel Robinson, Widow of Baseball Great Jackie Robinson

Published Friday, April 17, 2015 | 4:49 am

Left: Sandy Koufax towers over Rachel Robinson at pre-gala event on Wednesday; at right, Dodger…

La Salle Lancers Softball defeats St. Joseph 5-4

Published Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 4:51 pm

In a tightly contested softball game, the lady Lancers came out on top defeating St…

Baseball Honors Pasadena Legend Jackie Robinson at Dodgers Stadium Wednesday

Published Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 3:52 am

Frank Robinson, Dolores Huerta, "MAGIC" Johnson, Dodgers Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, Rachel Robinson, (Photo:…

Living

Travel the Blue Danube with the Pasadena Chamber Informational Meeting

Published Friday, April 10, 2015 | 1:16 pm

Cruise the Danube with Jet Vacations aboard a 5-star luxury riverboat from Budapest to Nuremberg from October 20 to October 28, 2015. The price of $3,699 per person includes airfare…

Finest Pasadena Restaurants Invite Southern California to Redefine How You Dine During 5th Restaurant Week

Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 10:23 pm

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the third…

A Very Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Experience

Published Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12:40 pm

While the modern image of St. Patrick’s day can sometimes be marred by over-zealous drinkers,…

Holy @$&*X#%$, Batman! The 16th Anniversary Big Bash is Tomorrow, and I Haven’t a Thing to Wear!!

Published Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:12 pm

Matt McSweeny of Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant Don’t worry, Matt Denny’s has been around…