For Saturday, May 28, 2016

Guest Commentary | The State of Black Pasadena: A Continuing Story

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 7:34 am

Pasadena District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy By PASADENA DISTRICT 3 COUNCILMEMBER JOHN J. KENNEDY| This story builds upon the previous article I authored on April 21, 2014 entitled: THE STATE OF BLACK PASADENA: An Incomplete View. Before you ponder my comments below, may I suggest that you consider reading or rereading the referenced article which appeared in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal. The battle for complete justice and equality in Pasadena must be broad and inclusive of every race,…

Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Board Members

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 1:10 pm

The Tournament of Roses Foundation elected Philip V. Orozco and Amy Wainscott to the Foundation Board. These new…

What You Should Know Before You Come Face-to-Face With a Bear in Your Backyard

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 7:02 pm

Bear sightings this time of year have become the norm for the San Gabriel Valley. Even so, Monday…

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

Pasadena Joins Nationwide Gun Violence Awareness Effort on June 2

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Don’t be surprised if you see many City officials and employees “Wear Orange” on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in support of the City Council’s recent proclamation to promote and support…

Assemblymember Chris Holden Honors Robin’s Woodfire BBQ as “Small Business of the Year”

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 1:39 pm

Assembly Member Chris Holden (r) with Robin Salzer (l) In a ceremony in Sacramento, Assemblymember Chris Holden honored Pasadena resident Robin Salzer, owner of Robin’s Woodfire BBQ in Pasadena since…

Education

High Point Academy Celebrated 50 Years through Special Time Capsule Ceremony

Published Friday, May 27, 2016 | 4:21 pm

High Point Academy, the independent and coeducational K-8 school in the Pasadena foothills, dedicated a time capsule in celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary which contains mementos from students of…

Caltech’s Ditch Day Brought Zany Fun to Campus

Published Friday, May 27, 2016 | 3:40 pm

Caltech’s annual Ditch Day brought zany games and unusual activities to the school’s underclassmen in a decades-old tradition that is the final send off from the senior class. Described as…

Business

Pasadena Tech Company Wins Fourth Consecutive Year with Innovative Solutions to Eliminate Waiting in Line

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 2:17 pm

Via Twitter QLess (www.qless.com), which specializes in software addressing customer experience and wait management solutions, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Best Computer Services at the…

Community News

Huntington Hospital Recognized as Among Top 10% in Nation for Stroke Care by Healthgrades

Published Friday, May 27, 2016 | 1:34 pm

For the second year in a row, stroke care at Huntington Hospital is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality, according to this year’s…

The Arts

Japanese Cinema Night at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 2:01 pm

On Wednesday, June 1, enjoy an evening of Japnese Cinema at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. This month’s offering in Rikyu. Rikyu is Hiroshi Teshigahara’s film about the 16th century…

Knowledge Production in Art and Science Explored in Armory Center Exhibition

Published Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 12:15 pm

The Armory Center for the Arts is proud to present THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE –reflux, an exhibition…

Flying Horses and Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals

Published Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 11:51 am

This summer, Pasadena Museum of History invites the public to bask in the joyful ambiance…

Events

Join the Lottery for the Langham Huntington Hotel’s Anniversary Tea

Published Friday, May 27, 2016 | 2:29 pm

On Friday, June 10, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will turn back the clock to 1865, to celebrate the year when the first Langham Hotel opened in London in 1865, with…

Altadena Library Presents Los Angeles Area Indy Authors Panel

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 4:21 pm

L-R: Dario Ciriello, S.W. Lauden, Christine Elise McCarthy, Ryan Roy, and Mark Tullius Altadena Library…

Grammy Winning Guitarist Jonny Lang Performs at The Rose

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 10:41 am

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonny Lang performs at The Rose on Thursday, June 2, starting at…

Science

Last Paper of Influential Pasadena Astronomer Unravels 100-Year Old Stellar Mystery

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 4:59 pm

George Gamow and astronomer Walter Adams exchanged a letter that included a hand-drawn figure from Gamow that predated Sandage’s illustration of stellar evolution by 10 years. Image from the Walter…

The Future is Here and Now: 3-Day Space Tech Expo Blasts Off in Pasadena

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 8:17 pm

The Space Tech Expo blasted off Tuesday in Pasadena for the first time, drawing excited technologists and engineers from around the world who are leading a commercial charge into space.…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Hard Road Ahead for the Small Business Owner in Pasadena

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 5:14 pm

Christina L. Suter A slow moving national economy mixed with increased city mandates adds stress to many Pasadena business owners. The growth in GDP in the U.S. of 3.5% in…

Guest Opinion | The Pasadena PD “Understaffing” Myth

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 3:14 pm

Pasadena Now quotes Pasadena City Council Member Steve Madison in its May 25 article “More Money for Police?” as saying “I can tell you right now, I intend to ask…

Features

Bomb Threat Closes East Pasadena Elementary School

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 4:57 am

A phoned bomb threat to Willard Elementary School at about 11:40 a.m. Monday led to an immediate school evacuation and early dismissal, but no explosive device was found by authorities.…

Southern California Gas to Run Make-or-Break Pressure Test on 20-Inch Pipeline in Pasadena, Altadena

Published Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 3:20 pm

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will test a major local pipeline by forcing water through it at very high pressure to see if it holds without leaks, a move prompted…

Crime

Altadena Deputies Nab Sexual Assault Suspect

Published Friday, May 13, 2016 | 12:05 pm

Patrol Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s, Altadena station worked every angle to positively identify and arrest a suspect responsible for several sexual assaults along the Lake Avenue…

Pasadena Kidnapping Suspect Identified and Arrested

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 4:30 pm

Pasadena police have captured a man suspected of kidnapping two young women in Northwest Pasadena and taking them on a wild ride during which one the women jumped from the…

Public Safety

Seniors Get Duped in Pigeon Drop Scam

Published Friday, May 27, 2016 | 11:25 am

Seniors should be wary of people claiming to have found large sums of cash and wanting to share in their sudden fortunes. In the pigeon drop scam, con artists befriend…

Police Announce DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Set for Tonight

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 7:55 pm

Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, May 27, 2016 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00…

Sports

PCC Athletic Director Tony Barbone Selected To San Gabriel Valley Hall of Fame

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 2:16 pm

Athletic Director Tony Barbone, seen here at the PCC Sports Hall of Fame ceremony in…

Register for the 2016 Northwestern Mutual Youth Football Clinic Featuring Marcus Robertson and Chad Brown

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm

On Saturday, June 18, boys and girls, ages 5 to 14, are invited to attend…

Fighters Young and Old Go Head-to-Head at Villa-Parke’s Boxing Show Last Weekend

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 5:34 am

Villa-Parke’s renowned Annual Boxing show brought over a hundred amateur fighters from all over California…

Living

Celebrate Dad with Fine Dining

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 11:54 am

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The hotel offers an array of dining and spa options to help celebrate Dad’s special day. On Sunday, June 19th between 11:00…

Pasadena’s Trattoria Neapolis Out, Orange County’s Bru Grill In

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:33 pm

  Orange County’s Bru Grill is making moves into Pasadena, landing a new location on…

Six Signs You Need a New Car Battery

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 11:33 am

“If I only knew sooner.” Yep, we’ve all been there before. Fortunately, there are a…

New Ways to Book a Vacation

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 11:58 am

To underscore the importance of reaching out to the travel industry and business partners, and…