For Thursday, August 27, 2015

Eighty-Four Young People Receive Citizenship Certificates at Caltech in a Patriotic Ceremony

Story and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 5:13 pm

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented U.S. citizenship certificates to 84 mostly high school-age young people on Wednesday during a ceremony at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. This patriotic ceremony – a citizenship ceremony, rather than a naturalization ceremony – recognized young people who obtained citizenship through their parents. Some were adopted by U.S. citizen parents; others derived citizenship when their immigrant parents became naturalized citizens through the three to five year process. USCIS Los Angeles District…

PWP Presents Plan to Raise Water Rates to Recover Revenue Drop from Water Conservation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 5:06 am

Pasadena Water and Power officials presented a plan Tuesday to raise water rates to make up for the…

Council Committee Recommends Corrective Actions for Utility Program Stricken by Fraud

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 4:46 am

City Manager Michael Beck shown at the December, 2014 press conference announcing that the City's Underground Utility Program…

Also

Arts Council’s AxS Gold Crown Awards Ceremony Sees Departure of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck

The Pasadena Arts Council’s 2015 AxS Gold Crown Awards ceremony on Tuesday was the last official event on the last official day of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck’s 13-year term of…

Local Government

LA County Police Chiefs and California Police Chiefs Associations Endorse Anthony Portantino for State Senate

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 12:36 pm

Anthony Portantino for State Senate announced today the endorsement from both the California and the Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Associations. “Anthony has an excellent understanding of public safety issues…

PWP Presents Plan to Raise Water Rates to Recover Revenue Drop from Water Conservation

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 5:06 am

Pasadena Water and Power officials presented a plan Tuesday to raise water rates to make up for the $6 million annually it is losing because city residents are conserving water…

Education

Scholarships for High School Students Announced by The Music Center in Los Angeles

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 10:33 am

High school students in Pasadena can now start applying for the 2016 Spotlight Awards, a multi-discipline arts scholarship and training program offered by The Music Center in Los Angeles for…

Pasadena Unified Board Will Approve Graduation, Release of Diplomas to 2015 High School Seniors Who Did Not Take Exit Examinations

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 5:45 am

Pasadena’s Board of Education will meet Thursday night in a Special Meeting to approve the graduation and release of diplomas of high school seniors in the Class of 2015 who…

Business

Chamber of Commerce Hits Back at Minimum Wage Increase, Advocates to Rally Before Key Committee Meeting Tonight

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 5:15 am

Two key voices in the Pasadena minimum wage increase debate, Pasadena Chamber President and CEO Paul Little (left) and Pasadenans for a Liveable Wage supporter Dr. Peter Dreier (right) seen…

Community News

Chamber of Commerce Hits Back at Minimum Wage Increase, Advocates to Rally Before Key Committee Meeting Tonight

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 5:15 am

Two key voices in the Pasadena minimum wage increase debate, Pasadena Chamber President and CEO Paul Little (left) and Pasadenans for a Liveable Wage supporter Dr. Peter Dreier (right) seen…

The Arts

“Oasis” Art Exhibit Opens at Descanso Gardens Gallery

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 12:22 pm

Alexandra Wiesenfeld - Yellow Lake. Photo courtesy Descanso Gardens Lucas Reiner, 2004, On Washington Blvd #4, 14 x 12 inches, oil on canvas. Photo courtesy Descanso Gardens When you hear…

California Art Club Presents ‘A Toast to California’ at its Gallery at The Old Mill

Published Monday, August 17, 2015 | 4:25 pm

There is no better way to explore the best that California has to offer than…

USC Pacific Asia Museum Presents Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia

Published Monday, August 3, 2015 | 8:44 pm

Yeesookyung 'Translated Vase (TVW2), 2013' Ceramic shards, Epoxy, 24 karat gold leaf. Courtesy of Locks…

Events

Keaton Simons Performs Last Saturday Night in August Concert

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 10:34 am

Once again One Colorado is offering up a great event for people of all ages to attend. The last Saturday Night in August concert stars Keaton Simons and is this…

Tomorrow’s Musical Promise Comes to Town

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 10:10 am

The Coffee Gallery Backstage presents acoustic musicians Molly Tuttle and John Mailander. This dynamic duo…

Musical Performance: Borodin and Taneyev: Russian Greats

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 10:57 pm

The California String Quartet will perform music by Russian greats Alexander Borodin and Sergey Taneyev…

Science

Physicist Charles A. Barnes Dies

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 2:57 pm

Credit: Bob Paz Charles A. Barnes, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech and an expert in the study of both the weak nuclear force—one of the fundamental forces of nature—and…

JPL’s Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres, Including Mysterious Bright Spots

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 11:20 am

NASA's Dawn spacecraft spotted this tall, conical mountain on Ceres from a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers). The mountain, located in the southern hemisphere, stands 4 miles (6 kilometers)…

Opinion

Former Mayoral Candidate Sees Fast Action from City After Posting Sad Sidewalk Story

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 9:33 am

Images courtesy of Don Morgan   [Editor's note: Yesterday, Pasadena Now published a story by former mayoral candidate Don Morgan about his experience of waiting for 17 months for the…

This Is How the City Spent My $1,600 to Fix the Sidewalk in Front of My House — After I Waited 17 Months

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 7:18 am

We paid the city $1,600 in March 2014 to repair our sidewalks as part of a kitchen remodel. After 17 months of no communication from the city, the attached photo…

Features

Union Supporters March, Urging City to Support Labor Union “Peace Agreement” at Site of New Hotel

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 4:44 am

More than 50 hotel workers and other activists marched and rallied on the steps of the former YWCA building near Pasadena City Hall on Monday evening to urge the Pasadena…

Huntington Nurses Rally, Claim Fear of Retaliation Kept Superbug Outbreak Secret

Published Monday, August 24, 2015 | 2:33 pm

[Updated Monday, August 24, 2015 | 10:20 p.m.]  Registered nurses gathered outside Huntington Memorial Hospital at noon Monday demanding that two nurses who were reportedly fired last week be reinstated…

Crime

McDonald’s Disturbance Leads to Fight with Deputies

Published Friday, August 7, 2015 | 4:28 pm

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station responded Thursday night to a disturbance reported at a McDonald’s store listed at 2157 Lincoln Ave, Altadena and arrested a 25-year-old female for misdemeanor. Sheriff’s Deputy…

Two Men Rob Pasadena Hotel

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 1:02 pm

Two men robbed a hotel in Pasadena and made off with about $600, a laptop and a cell phone early Tuesday, Pasadena police said. The robbery occurred at the Siesta…

Public Safety

Underground Rapper Phora Identified as Victim Shot on 210 Freeway in Pasadena Tuesday

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 8:46 am

Underground rapper Phora remains in a Pasadena hospital after he was shot in the neck on the 210 Freeway early Tuesday morning. He was driving home with his girlfriend when…

County Fire Chief Urges Extreme Caution as Foothills Enter Fall Fire Season

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 2:40 pm

Los Angeles County Fire Chief is circulating a letter to all county residents to advise them to prepare for the upcoming fall fire season. “You play a vital role in…

Sports

PCC Lancers Football Team in Full Pad Drills for 2015 Season Under First-Year Coach Kaumeyer

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 11:03 am

Letterman Lancers receiver Ricky Blair making a catch last year v. Allan Hancock. With the…

St. Philip The Apostle School and Pasadena City College to Host 3rd Annual Rose City Running Classic

Published Friday, August 21, 2015 | 2:38 pm

St. Philip the Apostle School and Pasadena City College will host the 3rd Annual Rose…

Victor Ortiz Rose Bowl Assault Case Downgraded, His Foot No Longer Considered a “Deadly Weapon”

Published Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 5:31 am

Victor Ortiz (Photo: "Victor Ortiz June 2011" by Chamber of Fear - Flickr: Victor Ortiz.…

Living

Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation Presents 24th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena”

Published Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 1:28 pm

The Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (PFARCF) proudly presents its 24th annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena,” a tasting tour of some of the area’s finest restaurants, on Tuesday,…

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Published Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 1:19 am

For 2015, SIP-tember returns August 15th for six weeks, culminating in the Taste of Pasadena…

Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing Receives Grant to Increase Staff

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | 11:44 am

The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, founded on the belief that technology innovation…

A Secret Spot to Unplug

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 12:57 pm

Located just a few short blocks off the main route into Palm Springs hides a…