For Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Panda Express Co-founders Give $30 Million to Caltech for Medical Engineering

From STAFF REPORTS

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 11:40 am

For the Cherngs, making a $30 million gift to name and endow the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering at Caltech was a matter of heart and mind. During more than four decades working as business owners and entrepreneurs in Pasadena, they have developed a strong appreciation for the institutions and people who call this city home. As co-chairs and co-CEOs of the privately held Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., the Cherngs operate some 2,000 Panda Express restaurants across…

L.A. Zoo Says Former Pasadena Humane Society Alligator Tina is Getting Along Famously With Her New Roommate, Reggie

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 4:34 am

It’s a happy ending for Tina, Pasadena’s own resident reptile until August of last year when the Pasadena…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 6:19 pm

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull…

Also

Pasadena Film Festival Concludes with a Gatsby-Themed Celebration

The 2017 Pasadena Film Festival included over 100 films from 15 different countries plus a screenwriting competition. The festival concluded with a Great Gatsby themed party and awards ceremony at…

Local Government

Pasadena Rentals Prices Still Increasing, According to City Figures

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 5:14 am

Housing and Community Services Director William Huang released Pasadena’s current rental data in response to a City Council request last Monday, March 20, for an update on the City’s Section…

Recent Rainfall Episodes Help Pasadena Ease Off Water Restrictions

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 5:01 am

Pasadena’s City Council has approved recommendations from Pasadena Water and Power to ease up on the water supply restrictions in the City, and go from a Level 2 Water Supply…

Education

Pasadena City College Announces Tuition-Free ‘PCC Promise’ Program for High School Graduates

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 5:32 am

High school graduates in the San Gabriel Valley who meet eligibility requirements will be able to attend Pasadena City College (PCC) this coming fall without paying tuition, through a new…

Pasadena Unified School Board Will Meet This Thursday

Published Monday, March 27, 2017 | 4:48 am

The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District is set to approve next week PUSD’s Tentative Agreements with the members of the California School Employees Association covering working…

Business

Pasadena’s Rekon Technologies Makes HousingWire’s TECH100 Four Consecutive Years

Published Friday, March 24, 2017 | 4:53 am

For the fourth straight year, Rekon Technologies, a provider of lien release and assignment technology and advanced document management software for mortgage servicers and lenders, has been named to the…

Community News

JPL Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger to Receive National Trophy

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:53 am

Peter Theisinger of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory managed projects that put three rovers on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Peter Theisinger, who led the projects that developed the NASA rovers Spirit,…

The Arts

Art on Palm Announces the Artists for its Inaugural Arlington Garden Show

Published Monday, March 27, 2017 | 2:26 am

For one day only, rain or shine, artists will exhibit their work at Art on Palm, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; at a new location: Arlington…

Mike Kelley Foundation Awards Artist Project Grants Including Pasadena Arts Council/Volume

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 12:07 pm

Ron Athey "Messianic Remains" 2014. Spill Festival. Photo by Manuel Vason The Mike Kelley Foundation…

Pasadena Arts Council Will Present Inaugural Art Auction to Benefit Local Artists, Projects

Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 11:35 am

Pasadena Arts Council has announced it will present an inaugural art auction  previewing on Tuesday,…

Events

Test Your Ping Pong Skills and Help Children in Foster Care on April 6

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:52 am

David Shlomi was the winner of the 2015 Battle of the Paddles and took home the coveted “Costa Cup” named after Hillsides President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa.…

Help Kids in Foster Care at Santa Anita Park This Weekend

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:46 am

Hillsides supporters enjoy lunch at the FrontRunner Restaurant overlooking the racetrack. Want to be an…

South Pasadena Arts Council Presents Lun’Na Menoh 2.0

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 7:23 pm

In 2015 The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) presented Lun*na Menoh’s acclaimed performance “Art Fashion…

Science

JPL Mars Rover Leader Peter Theisinger to Receive National Trophy

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:53 am

Peter Theisinger of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory managed projects that put three rovers on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Peter Theisinger, who led the projects that developed the NASA rovers Spirit,…

Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 4:33 am

Preston Cosslett Kemeny Credit: Michael Wong Caltech graduate student Preston Cosslett Kemeny has been selected by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation to receive a 2017 Hertz Fellowship. Twelve students…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Phil Hosp: An Insight and Measure of Character

Published Monday, March 27, 2017 | 4:37 am

Authors William Thomson (left) and William Paparian (right), both former Pasadena mayors, are pictured with District 7 candidate Phil Hosp. Every Veterans Day, the City of Pasadena pauses to remember…

Guest Opinion | The Strongest Local Policing Policy is Total Disentanglement from ICE

Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 1:01 pm

Three progressive Pasadena organizations advocate an ordinance completely uncoupling the Pasadena Police Department (PPD) from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). The PPD’s relationship to ICE will be…

Features

Councilmember Steve Madison, City Officials Describe Optimistic Downtown Pasadena Future

Published Friday, March 24, 2017 | 5:34 am

Focusing on what one attendee called the “blood and guts of the city,” District 6 Councilmember Steve Madison addressed a small but attentive group of local residents at his Thursday…

After Last Year’s Busy Bear Season, Experts Again on High Alert

Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 5:57 am

In one 2016 incident, three bears roamed a Kinneloa Mesa neighborhood, swimming in a pool and exploring dumpsters searching for food. With no Fish & Game wardens available, Sheriff's deputies…

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

Pasadena Police DUI Enforcement Team Will Deploy This Weekend

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 11:23 am

Officers from the Pasadena Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI…

FBI, Pasadena Police Release Picture, Video of Suspect in Cheesecake Factory Explosive Device Incident

Published Friday, March 24, 2017 | 9:56 am

Pasadena Police Detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents hope a video recording of the man who is suspected of having committed the Cheesecake Factory explosion, and a reward of up to…

Sports

Girls Athlete of the Week: Brennah Bronk of Polytechnic School

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 9:41 pm

Name: Brennah Bronk School: Polytechnic School Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher Accomplishments: Bronk did…

Boys Athlete of the Week: Ethan Patrick of La Salle High School

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 9:32 pm

Name: Ethan Patrick School: La Salle High School Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Position: Infielder Accomplishments:…

The Southern Vermont College Baseball Team Lends Helping Hand in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 6:23 pm

Images from Southern Vermont Sports Information The Southern Vermont College baseball team spent its Spring…

Living

Give Your Closet Breathing Room

Published Monday, March 6, 2017 | 11:23 am

The New Year tends to bring more beauty — and stuff — into our homes and closets, but to truly appreciate the new, or even find where we put it,…

Bridal Showcase Previews Your Big Day

Published Friday, February 24, 2017 | 2:15 am

“Every single wedding is memorable,” said Susan Dunne, owner of Weddings by Susan Dunne and…

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…

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…