For Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rare Mural by 19th Century French Master Woodblock Printer Found Adorning Iconic Green Street Building

By BRANDON VILLALOVOS

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:07 am

A special mural made by renowned 19th century French master woodblock printer Jean Zuber has been discovered adorning the two-story stairwell of one of East Green Street’s iconic New Orleans-style brick buildings and may be worth a small fortune if confirmed to have been printed during the artist’s prime. The woodblock mural “Scenes of North America” that some speculate was printed as far back as 1843 has gone admired but unrecognized in the historic Cheesewright building for nearly a century…

Life in the New Era: ACLU Panel Discusses “Civil Liberties Under Trump”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:15 am

With the new presidential administration now a month old and its effects creating waves of protests across the…

Five Pasadena Schools in Boys Basketball Playoff Quarterfinals Tuesday

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 6:11 am

L-R: Bryce Hamilton (Pasadena High School), Darius Brown (Pasadena High School), Darius Henderson (La Salle High School), Jaice…

Also

City’s 20th Annual Black History Breakfast Thursday Celebrated Diversity

The Pasadena Senior Center auditorium was jam packed with the City’s finest Thursday morning to celebrate the 20th Annual Black History Breakfast and recognize the accomplishments of black Americans both…

Local Government

Board of Education Meets Tonight

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:36 am

The School Board of the Pasadena Unified School District is holding a public hearing Thursday, February 23, to discuss the Teamsters Local 911’s initial proposals for 2017-2018 contract reopener, including…

Pasadena Water and Power Commences GT-5 – New Combined Cycle Turbine Unit Will Provide Pasadena with Clean, Reliable Energy

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 8:42 pm

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) recently completed the Glenarm Repowering Project, an extensive power plant upgrade that includes the replacement of a 51-year old steam generating unit, Broadway 3, with…

Education

Realtors Read Across Pasadena Week is Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2017

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:16 am

For the second consecutive year, local realtors will head to the classrooms and libraries of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) elementary schools to read aloud to children during the annual…

Local Youth Recognized by The First Tee of Greater Pasadena for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Published Monday, February 20, 2017 | 11:09 am

Seventy-nine young people who are members of The First Tee of Greater Pasadena are being recognized for their outstanding academic achievement through The First Tee A/B Honor Roll program. These…

Business

Pasadena Firm Says Millennials Turn to Rental Payment History Services to Improve Credit Scores

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:40 am

Image From Rent Reports Website Pasadena-based Rent Reporters, a rental history reporting company, says an increasing number of renters between the ages of 25 and 34 – the millennial generation…

Community News

African Inspired Drum Circle Brought the Beat to Kids In Honor of Black History Month

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7:34 pm

Local African drum circle guru Chazz Ross took over the La Pintoresca Branch Library Wednesday afternoon to give a classroom sized group of students the opportunity to make music in…

The Arts

Descanso Gardens Debuts New Show “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” in its Sturt Haaga Gallery

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 11:09 am

What could be more appropriate for an art gallery in a botanic garden at spring time than an enormous bouquet of flowers? Renowned for its annual springtime display of tulips,…

Rare Mural by 19th Century French Master Woodblock Printer Found Adorning Iconic Green Street Building

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:07 am

A special mural made by renowned 19th century French master woodblock printer Jean Zuber has…

48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Published Monday, February 13, 2017 | 6:16 pm

The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast…

Events

‘Space Oddity’ Pays Tribute to David Bowie This Saturday

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 11:50 am

Prepare for an electric tribute to the beloved rock legend, David Bowie, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium this Saturday. Bowie is recognized as one of the most influential rockers by…

One City, One Story Begins with Author Talk by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 11:49 am

The Pasadena Public Library is featuring “The Sympathizer,” winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for…

Daytime Soap Hunks Perform at the Rose

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 11:01 am

Port Chuck, a rock band made up of soap daytime soap opera hunks, will be…

Science

NASA/JPL Revealed Discovery of 7 Earth-Sized Planets Existing In A Habitable Zone Around a Single Star

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:52 am

This artist’s impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the solar system. The double…

JPL Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:01 am

Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star Imagine standing on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f. This artist's concept is one interpretation of what it could look like. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s…

Opinion

Shirlee Smith | March is Parenting Awareness Month

Published Monday, February 20, 2017 | 11:00 am

A closely-held secret month of celebration is March which has, in some states, been declared Parenting Awareness Month. If you live in Texas, you might well be in the dark…

Guest Opinion | Reaction to “Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez Calms Local Deportation Raid Fears”

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 6:46 am

I do not feel reassured by Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez’s somewhat vague response regarding his department’s relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (see his email below to Pasadena Now…

Features

Got Storm Damage? Los Angeles County Wants to Know

Published Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 7:49 am

Los Angeles County officials are asking Pasadena residents to report damage to their homes, property and business from the storm series which began on February 17 by completing a damage…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published Friday, February 17, 2017 | 7:23 pm

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 58 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Story: Pasadena Black…

Crime

Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Pasadena Police Officer

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 4:24 pm

On Friday, April 8, 2016 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Officers Elhosseiny and Sailor attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three individuals. The driver initially failed…

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…

Public Safety

Nightmare Averted on Zanja Street, But Falling Trees Remain a Continuing Concern

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:49 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors Collapsing trees continue to pose an ongoing risk to Pasadenans in the wake of a series of recent rainstorms. For one family, the nightmare of a fallen…

Public Reminded About Trees, Tree Care After Recent Storms

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 8:22 pm

Pasadena residents are reminded that they should use only licensed contractors and certified arborists when facing the challenge of a fallen or severely leaning tree. Residents also are reminded to…

Sports

Pasadena Bulldogs Defense Takes Over in 47-44 Win at Corona del Mar

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:49 am

If Pasadena wanted to get a postseason test, they got it Tuesday night in the…

Maranatha Over Tahquitz in Another Nail-Biter; Minutemen onto Division 1-AA Semi’s After 56-55 Victory in Hemet

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:47 am

Maranatha coach Tim Tucker is going to need a vacation after this basketball season. Hopefully…

Blair Gets Balanced Effort in CIF Quarterfinals; Vikings On To Semi’s After 79-61 Victory Over Jurupa Valley

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:43 am

? To say Blair covered all their bases in Tuesday night’s 79-61 victory over visiting…

Living

Celebrate ‘A Little Romance’ at Hotel Constance

Published Friday, February 10, 2017 | 11:28 am

Share ‘A Little Romance’ with your Valentine this weekend. Indulge with breakfast in bed, chocolate truffles and an elegant room at Hotel Constance. Consider this discount package your perfect Valentine’s…

Entertain Clients in Style in 2018

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 3:12 pm

Don’t just host another business meeting, start 2018 with a memorable, business-savvy decision. Entertain your…

New Rose Parade Seating Company Offers Luxury Viewing

Published Monday, January 30, 2017 | 11:32 am

Although it seems like the Rose Parade just passed, now is the perfect time to…

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…