For Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pasadena Playhouse Readies for Saturday Gala, Martin Sheen to Present Award To Jane Fonda and Richard Perry

Story, Photography and Videography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 3:14 pm

Preparations are in high gear at the Pasadena Playhouse as Saturday evening’s gala draws closer by the minute. Martin Sheen is scheduled to honor two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda and celebrated record producer Richard Perry Saturday at the event, which kicks off at 6 p.m.   The Pasadena Playhouse will also announce and celebrate Community Honoree Sheila Grether-Marion for her dedicated work and contributions for the organization. The elegant night — scripted as “A Night in the Catskills,” with guests…

Saturday’s Brain Awareness Day Event Focuses on the “Concussion Crisis”

Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Huntington Medical Research Institute (HMRI) will host its 2nd Annual Brain Awareness Day at the McKinley Elementary School…

At All Saints Church, Reverend Ed Bacon Will Preach Final Sermon Sunday

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 9:13 am

Forty-six years of preaching and more than 1,300 career sermons later, Reverend Ed Bacon will walk out the…

Also

Two Suspects Arrested for Pasadena Arson Spree

BREAKING: Two suspects have been arrested for five deliberately set fires throughout West Pasadena early yesterday morning.

Local Government

Sierra Madre City Council Selects a Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem, Swears in New City Clerk and City Treasurer

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 4:52 pm

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Reorganization Meeting, Gene Goss was selected as the new Mayor by fellow Council Members. Rachelle Arizmendi was selected as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Goss…

Rabbi Gross to be Keynote Speaker at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 10:40 am

Preparations are underway for the 43rd Annual Pasadena Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. Scheduled for Thursday, May 5, the event will return to the Pasadena Convention Center and for the third…

Education

Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 5:24 am

Friday, Caltech formally launched “Break Through: The Caltech Campaign,” an ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative that will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students…

Two Caltech Seniors Win Hertz Fellowships

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 8:47 am

Left Paul Dieterle, Right Kurtis Carsch The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has selected two Caltech seniors, Kurtis Carsch and Paul Dieterle, to receive 2016 Hertz Fellowships. A total of…

Business

Parsons Signs Statement Supporting Employee Service In National Guard And Reserve

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 5:53 am

Pasadena-based Parsons announced that Mary Ann Hopkins, Group President, signed — on behalf of the corporation — a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve yesterday. The statement was signed…

Community News

It’s All Free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 11:37 am

MOTA Day 2016 Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment at six local museums all for free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 15, 2016.…

The Arts

It’s All Free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 11:37 am

MOTA Day 2016 Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment at six local museums all for free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 15, 2016.…

A Rock Star and a Seminary: Bono Featured in Fuller’s Film

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 2:01 pm

U2s Sonny Bono and Eugene Peterson. Photo credit: Taylor Martyn Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s…

The Allendale Branch Library Presents “Tape Glue Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena”

Published Monday, April 25, 2016 | 12:35 pm

In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2016, the Allendale Branch Library hosts a discussion…

Events

It’s All Free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 11:37 am

MOTA Day 2016 Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment at six local museums all for free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 15, 2016.…

The Portable Feast, Creative Meals for Work and Play

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 4:56 pm

Whether you’re planning a picnic in the park, taking lunch on the plane, making a…

The Smithereens Slam into Pasadena

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 12:57 pm

The Smithereens will be playing in The Rose Theater on April the 30th. Come to…

Science

Caltech Funds Full Complement of Eight Leadership Chairs

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 5:36 am

Parsons-Gates Hall of Administration, home to the offices of the president and provost Caltech’s eight top academic leaders—the president, provost, and all six division chairs—now hold leadership chairs endowed by…

Caltech Launches $2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 5:24 am

Friday, Caltech formally launched “Break Through: The Caltech Campaign,” an ambitious $2 billion fundraising initiative that will enable the Institute to spur the most innovative and promising research, prepare students…

Opinion

Guest Opinion: Misinterpretation of Police, Progress, and Best Practices

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 5:44 pm

The recent increase in shootings in Northwest Pasadena did not happen due to the Pasadena Police Departments’ shortage of patrol officers. It’s very unlikely that an increase of 40 additional…

Guest Opinion | Next Steps Needed to Enforce Pasadena’s New Minimum Wage Law

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 10:15 am

In early March, the Pasadena City Council took steps to close the wage gap when it voted unanimously 8-0 to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.…

Features

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Earns $28 Million Contract for Improved Water Management in Jordan

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 5:18 am

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced Monday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $28 million, single-award contract to improve water sector management and governance in…

Council Rejects Ban on Second-Story Construction in Hastings Ranch Neighborhood

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 5:00 am

Despite the objections of a score of Hastings Ranch residents who bemoaned the effects of “mansionization” in Pasadena neighborhoods, the Pasadena City Council voted by a 5-2 vote Monday evening…

Crime

Pasadena man shot and killed in possible drug related shooting in Las Vegas

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 10:52 am

In what authorities say looks like a drug and arms deal gone bad, Damion Dwain Thomas, 27 of Pasadena, California, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office, was killed in…

Man Sentenced for Physically Abusing Dog in South Pasadena

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 4:54 pm

[Editor's note: This story originally reported Christian Najera was sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years of formal probation. In fact, Najera was sentenced to summary probation, not formal…

Public Safety

Two Gang Members Found Guilty of Murder of Beloved Local Coach

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 3:41 pm

Victor McClinton was murdered on Christmas Day, 2012 A jury today convicted two gang members for the murder of beloved youth coach and Sheriff’s Department employee Victor McClinton in Pasadena…

Careless Smoker Apparently Causes Apartment Fire

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 5:51 am

Photo: Pasadena Fire Department A resident of the 1800 block of East Colorado Boulevard apparently caused major damage to an apartment unit and its contents with an accidental cigarette fire…

Sports

LIVE BLOGGING with Community Editor Eddie Rivera: Dodgers Lose to the Padres, 5-1, at the Ravine

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 4:36 pm

Dodger relief pitcher Chris Hatcher, who has been collecting bad performances like dark sweaters collect…

PCC Baseball Outlasts East Los Angeles College in 11 Innings 5-4

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 | 8:47 am

Photo--The Lancers celebrate a walk-off win Thursday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field, image…

PCC’s Moreno On Sizzling On-Base Streak As Softball Season Ends

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 7:04 am

The Pasadena City College softball team closed out the 2016 season at .500 with a…

Living

Listen to Live Music at Matt Denny’s Summer Concert Series

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 3:21 pm

From Top Clockwise: The Skinny Ties, Totally Hip Replacements, Tom Behrens and The Day Trippers. The Summer Concert Series season at Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant is just a month…

Where to Watch Vin Scully’s Final Season

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 4:48 pm

The “Voice of Heaven,” that is what they call Vin Scully. He’s the longest-serving broadcaster…

Pasadena “Chills Out” on Tax Day

Published Monday, April 18, 2016 | 6:29 pm

Tamar Hill The vibrant Kona Ice truck parked outside of the Pasadena City Hall Thursday…

Groove to Live Lounge Singers

Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 11:22 am

Join Plate 38 for an amazing evening with the sultry tones of Liela Avila on…