For Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mayor’s “State of City” Tonight Preceded by Dedication of $10.4 Million Pasadena Unified Gymnasium

From STAFF REPORTS

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 6:26 am

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek will deliver the annual State of the City address this evening at a brand new $10.4 million Pasadena Unified gymnasium being dedicated just beforehand. The Mayor’s remarks will be comprised of a review of the City’s finances, real estate development within Pasadena and the future of the Arroyo Seco. A brief Question-and-Answer with the audience will follow. Both the gym’s dedication and the State of the City Address are open to the public. Tornek’s address is…

A Pillar of Tech Transfer at Caltech, Has Passed Away

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 2:08 pm

Larry Gilbert (center, with the cap) with members of the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer in 2002. Credit:…

Caltech Remembers Martin Luther King’s First Visit to Pasadena, His 1958 Visit to its Campus

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 4:58 am

Photo: Image courtesy Caltech Y The Caltech community is holding a series of events in celebration of Martin…

Also

Rules Governing Use of Police Body-Worn Cameras Provoke Backlash at City Council on Monday

“Secret” discussions and alleged lack of public input about the final policy incite public reaction

Concern and even anger over policies guiding the use of body-worn cameras by Pasadena police just hitting the streets yesterday morning dominated Monday evening’s City Council meeting - even though the item was not on the meeting’s agenda.

Local Government

Hundreds Expected to Rally at the City Hall Rotunda for Women’s Rights on Saturday

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 6:33 am

Hundreds, mostly women, are expected to “Rally at the Rotunda” at Pasadena City Hall Saturday morning in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in what is planned as local version…

Coming to Terms with Concerns About Religious Ghettoization

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 6:27 am

Salam Al-Marayati As the possibility of Muslim registries loom closer with the upcoming inauguration of America’s new president, Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, will address the…

Education

Inspiring and Challenging the Nation’s Future Leaders in Science and Technology

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 11:30 am

Buzzers, not bells, will ring in the New Year for thousands of middle- and high-school students all across the U.S. That’s because they’ll soon be pitting their math and science…

Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy, Read Award-Winning Essays

Published Monday, January 16, 2017 | 4:16 pm

Public officials, community leaders and Pasadena Unified staff and students gathered Monday morning in the Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy auditorium for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday…

Business

Watch Your Wallet in 2017

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 3:12 pm

The current outstanding balance of the U.S. national debt peaked to more than $19.9 trillion as of January 2017, meaning every man, woman and child in this country owes more…

Community News

Free February Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:53 pm

There is something for everyone in February at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance…

The Arts

California Art Club Shines the Spotlight on the Golden State

Published Monday, January 9, 2017 | 3:22 pm

Michael Obermeyer, Hollywoodland, Oil, 8 x 10 inches As home to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, the Golden State has cultivated one of the most impressive filmographies of roles in…

Post Parade Float Showcase Gives an Up Close Look

Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 2:20 pm

After the floats make their way down Colorado Boulevard, they come to rest at East…

Pasadena Student Water Conservation Artwork Wins Six-County Contest

Published Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 8:15 pm

Matthew Vargas, pictured with his award-winning artwork. Image: PWP A student from Hamilton Elementary School…

Events

Sweetheart Brunch and Dance at Pasadena Senior Center

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:34 pm

Friendship and romance will fill the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., for the annual Sweetheart Brunch and Dance on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 11,…

Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:23 pm

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are pleased to announce the upcoming Best Used Book…

Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting – A Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:17 pm

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are pleased to announce the 47th Annual Wine and…

Science

JPL’s Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 2:53 pm

The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called "Old Soaker" may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view…

A Pillar of Tech Transfer at Caltech, Has Passed Away

Published Monday, January 16, 2017 | 2:08 pm

Larry Gilbert (center, with the cap) with members of the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer in 2002. Credit: EAS Communications Office, Caltech Just over 20 years ago, Caltech was a…

Opinion

Shirlee Smith | When Do Black Lives Matter?

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 6:28 am

A few weeks ago, headed home driving north from the other part of Pasadena, one of my daughters, who was in the front seat of my car spotted a small…

Letter to the Editor | City Council Candidate is “Profoundly” Disappointed

Published Monday, January 16, 2017 | 11:15 am

Bryan Witt OK everyone…here’s something from: Just when you think you’ve heard and seen everything…you are totally blindsided with an outrage beyond your wildest expectations. My own Democratic Party’s LA…

Features

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 5:34 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 48 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Story: Marv’s Place…

NASA Scientist to Reveal Latest News About JPL’s “Final Frontier” Discoveries

Published Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 6:31 am

JPL’s Deputy Chief Program Scientist Dr. Eric Mamajek Discovering thousands of new planets throughout the universe has become the new norm for scientists who say that increases the possibility of finding…

Crime

Reward Extended in Altadena Murder Case

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 3:07 pm

Marcus Nieto The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger reestablishing a $20,0000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of…

Police Sieze Nine Firearms and Arrest Multiple Armed Suspects in the Weekend’s Spate of Shootings

Published Monday, January 9, 2017 | 2:56 pm

In response to the January 6, double homicide and the injuring of two others, the Pasadena Police has increased patrols throughout the city. Despite a strong police presence, on January…

Public Safety

Heightened Police Patrols for Traffic Violators on Tap Again This Week

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 11:25 am

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement program this Friday, January 20, 2017 throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the…

Northridge Earthquake Anniversary Prompts Reminders for Pasadena Residents

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 11:21 am

This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake — the magnitude-6.7 shaker that caused widespread damage to freeways, office buildings and homes. The cost to rebuild or…

Sports

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Recaps Successful Role at 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade, Rose Bowl Game

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 5:48 pm

More than 140 personnel from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)…

Girls Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Chen of Flintridge Prep

Published Monday, January 9, 2017 | 12:29 pm

Name: Kaitlyn Chen Sport: Basketball School: Flintridge Prep Grade: Sophomore Position: Forward Accomplishment: Chen scored…

Boys Athlete of the Week: Ryan Bowen of Polytechnic School

Published Monday, January 9, 2017 | 12:27 pm

Name: Ryan Bowen Sport: Basketball School: Poly Grade: Senior Position: Guard Accomplisment: Bowen scored 39…

Living

Orange Grove Seating Presents New “VIP” Take on the Rose Parade Experience

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 4:48 pm

Instead of spending hours in the cold to see this year’s Rose Parade, start 2017 off right with a VIP parade experience. Enjoy cushioned seats, couches, heaters, TVs for parade…

The English Beat Returned to The Rose for a Stunning Concert

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 11:47 am

Time doesn’t usually treat bands nicely. Chart toppers burn brightly for a short time and…

Princess-Themed Royal Spa Opens in Pasadena

Published Monday, November 14, 2016 | 7:27 pm

Girls were princesses for a day to celebrate the opening of Pasadena’s only dedicated children’s…

One-Day Lacrosse Academy Welcomes All Players

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 11:39 am

Click to enlarge Tribe Lacrosse, a local nonprofit lacrosse league, is hosting their Lax Academy…