For Monday, August 20, 2018

Council to Vote on ‘One Arroyo’ Endorsement to Raise Funds

By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor, with DAVID CROSS

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:02 am

After more than a year and-a-half since Mayor Terry Tornek first publicly introduced the idea of a major campaign to restore, rehabilitate and preserve the Arroyo Seco, the Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG) will present its final recommendations on its “One Arroyo” project to the City Council for endorsement Monday. “The AAG is firmly rooted in its belief that the Arroyo Seco is one of the city’s most precious natural resources,” the group said in its just-issued report. “However,” the report…

Huntington Library Corpse Flower Unexpectedly Blooms, Emitting Signature Foul Stench

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 4:43 am

One of the Corpse Flowers at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has finally bloomed, a…

Legislation Would Honor Victims of 1972 Arroyo Seco Bridge Collapse with Memorial

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 3:03 pm

The six workers who died in 1972 while building the Foothill 210 Freeway bridge over the Arroyo Seco…

Also

Under Warm and Sunny Skies on the Edge of the Arroyo, AbilityFirst’s 43rd Annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food & Drink Event

On Sunday, October 15 on the grounds of the majestic and historic Laurabelle A. Robinson estate, which overlooks the Arroyo Seco and the Colorado Street Bridge, AbilityFirst held its 43rd…

Local Government

The Week in Pasadena City Government

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:32 am

Monday, August 20 City Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 Agenda – Click Here  Commission on the Status of Women Meeting…

Planning Commission to Take Another look at Converting Hotels, Motels into Affordable Housing

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:20 am

The City of Pasadena’s Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, August 22, to receive updates on a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Code which will regulate the conversion of hotels…

Education

PCC Board Approves Partnership with Pasadena Unified School District

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 5:38 am

Pasadena City College Board of Trustees shown in session on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 [Updated]  After nearly six years of meetings, resolutions, plans, and near-misses, the Pasadena City College Board…

Clairbourn School Offers Area Parents, Students Series of Merit Scholarships

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 6:27 am

As part of a remarkable community outreach effort, Clairbourn School is offering a series of merit scholarships to eligible students throughout the San Gabriel Valley. “We’ve created a path for…

Business

Survey: Local Business Owners Oppose Proposed City Sales Tax

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:02 am

As the City prepares to vote on a proposed sales tax measure in November, City leaders, both business and political, are split on the measure’s value and chances. The Pasadena…

Community News

Love Takes a Ride at Twoheys Restaurant

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:32 am

Love takes many iconic forms. For so many, it is the image of Cupid, the goddess of love, and his quiver of arrows. For others, hearts and flowers symbolize eternal…

The Arts

As AstroFest Takes a Bow In Pasadena, A Look at Technology, The Arts and the Whole of Their Parts

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 5:13 am

A work exhibited at Pasadena's Andor Gallery, whose owner/director Paul Slocum as one foot in the sciences and the other in the art world. AstroFest, a weeklong celebration of all…

Pasadena Museum of History Presents Something Revealed; California Women’s Artists Emerge, 1860-1960

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 12:10 pm

Pasadena Museum of History presents Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, an exhibition of…

Local Gallery Opens Exhibit Today of Works by Biggest Names in Contemporary Comic Book Art

Published Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 5:38 am

Gallery 30 South, a newer Pasadena gallery building a reputation for showing emerging and internationally…

Events

The City as a Musical Score

Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 4:39 am

All the world’s a stage, wrote Shakespeare. To Rachael Worby, Artistic Director, Conductor and Founder of Pasadena’s “counter-conventional” orchestra MUSE/IQUE, all Pasadena is a musical score. To her the city…

Dinosaurs Stalk Moviegoers on a Pasadena Rooftop Tonight, As Free Family Flick Screens on South Lake Avenue

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 1:32 am

The classic film Jurassic Park will be aired tonight on a Pasadena rooftop. South Lake…

Oscar-Winning Film “La La Land” Will Be Screened at South Pasadena’s Historic Rialto Theatre

Published Friday, August 17, 2018 | 11:07 am

Mosaic, along with Lead Pastor Erwin McManus, will host a special public screening of the…

Science

Caltech Student-Built Satellite Telescope Prepares for Space

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 4:26 pm

Artist's concept of AAReST Credit: Sergio Pellegrino/Caltech After nine years, a Caltech student-designed-and-built satellite is being readied for launch into orbit, where it will be a test bed for a…

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, Based in Pasadena, Launches Construction 5,500 Miles to the South in Chile

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 7:35 pm

GMT hard rock excavation August 2018. Photo courtesy Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) The Pasadena-based Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) announced engineers have this week begun excavation at the telescope’s…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor | As a Recovering Private School Parent, I Chose Public School

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 5:34 am

As a new school year commences this week, and given your robust coverage of the first day of school throughout PUSD campuses, I thought this was an important time to…

Guest Opinion | What is Proposition 64 Really All About?

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 1:25 am

Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“Prop 64″) legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana/cannabis by adults (age 21+) for nonmedical purposes. Approved by CA voters in…

Features

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, Based in Pasadena, Launches Construction 5,500 Miles to the South in Chile

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 7:35 pm

GMT hard rock excavation August 2018. Photo courtesy Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) The Pasadena-based Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) announced engineers have this week begun excavation at the telescope’s…

Quiet Pasadena Neighborhood Reeling from Violent Home Invasion Robbery

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 5:39 am

The quiet residential Brigden Ranch neighborhood of northeast Pasadena is reeling from a violent home invasion robbery Sunday night during which as many five armed suspects broke into a home…

Crime

Pasadena Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 11:27 am

On June 8, 2018, at 5:58 a.m., two suspects burglarized the Coin Wash Laundry in the 1300 block of North Lake Avenue, according to Pasadena Police Detective John Luna. The…

Police: Driver Beats Another Motorist with ‘The Club’ in Alleged Pasadena Road-Rage Attack

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 12:37 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man beat another man with “The Club” vehicle anti-theft device during a road-rage confrontation at a Pasadena gas station on Monday evening, police said. Michael Theodore…

Public Safety

Stranger Undresses 4-Year-Old Girl at Pasadena Restaurant

Published Friday, August 17, 2018 | 5:28 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A 48-year-old man later determined to be suffering from a severe mental disability was arrested on suspicion of undressing a four-year-old girl in a fast food restaurant…

Pasadena Police Respond to Harrassment of a Minor at Chick-Fil-A

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 3:14 pm

Pasadena Police were called to the Chick-Fil-A at 1700 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, regarding a four year old female who was contacted by a 48-year old male in the play…

Sports

Boys Basketball: Pasadena’s Omari Moore Commits to San Jose State; Versatile Big Man Helped Bulldogs Make Second Consecutive CIF Finals Appearance

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:49 am

There was no better or more impactful sixth man last season than Pasadena’s Omari Moore.…

College Baseball: Pasadena City College Sends Seven Players to Next Level; Gardner, Jimenez, Netz, Garkow, Martinez, Bicos, Jelloian All Extending Their Careers

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:39 am

The Pasadena City College baseball program isn’t just having success on the field and during…

Football: Muir Opens Season With Huge 35-24 Victory at Charter Oak; Jahlique Stephens, Brian Love, Aryonis Harris Have Big Night

Published Monday, August 20, 2018 | 5:31 am

Muir has opened the past two seasons with blowouts over Compton. This season, though, the…

Living

Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award “#1 Hotel in New York City”

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 12:07 pm

The Langham Hotels & Resorts from Top Clockwise: The Langham Melbourne, The Langham London, The Langham Chicago, The Langham Place New York, The Langham Boston and The Langham Huntington Pasadena.…

Pinot’s Palette Announces Grand Opening in Old Town Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 2:09 pm

  Your new favorite night out!   Pinot’s Palette, a national paint and sip franchise…

Driver’s Notebook: Pasadena’s European Auto Hause, Up Close

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 12:13 pm

Audi and VW drivers who love their wheels should get to know European Auto Hause,…

Sip Award-Winning Pasadena Whiskey

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 | 4:04 pm

Give Stark Spirits California whiskey a shot. The peated spirit won Double Gold and Best…