For Saturday, December 7, 2019

‘The Power of Hope’ Plays Role in Business World, Says Tournament President Laura Farber at Annual Chamber Breakfast

By DONNA BALANCIA | Photography by BRIAN BIERY

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:00 am

It was an informative and social morning as the Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber was honored at the annual Pasadena Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Hilton. Farber is the first Latina and third woman to serve as President of the Tournament of Roses. “’The Power of Hope’ is a theme that everyone can relate to,” said the Argentina-born attorney. “This theme has touched everyone. And everyone has a way of relating to it. It can apply to so…

Races for City Council, Mayor Take Shape as Candidates Face Deadlines

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 5:39 am

The March 3rd election is taking shape as multiple candidates have qualified for the election and those who…

Downtown Residents to See ‘More Refined’ Ideas for Playhouse District “Pocket Park”

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 5:28 am

Image courtesy of the Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association Following a series of productive design meetings, residents of Downtown…

Also

Pasadena School Celebrates Civic Learning Award of Distinction

Pasadena Unified’s Willard Elementary, an International Baccalaureate school, hosted an awards presentation on Friday, May 1 to celebrate its Civic Learning Learning Award of Distinction. The Civic Learning Award presentation…

Local Government

Councilmember Victor Gordo Files Nomination Papers, Signed by Hundreds, Earning Spot on Mayoral Race Ballot

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 9:47 am

Above, Pasadena Mayoral Candicate Victor Gordo (left) and Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky at Pasadena City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Courtesy photo [Updated]  Pasadena City Councilmember Victor M.…

City Issues Cessation Order Against Illegal Cannabis Shop Property Owners

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:41 am

Code Enforcement Commissioner William Francis eyes attorneys representing owners of what Pasadena officials said is an illegal marijuana dispensary during a Commission hearing on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The City…

Education

Students Think Globally, And Will Protest Locally on Friday

Published Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:07 am

Sign at an earlier climate stroke. Photo courtesy Ozzy Simpson, Editor in Chief, The Barefoot Times, the Sequoyah School Newspaper Putting a local face on a world-wide issue, Pasadena students…

Cleaning Up the Arroyo Stream

Published Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 2:53 pm

More than 120 students from Maranatha High School came to the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena this week as part of the Arroyo Seco Foundation’s (ASF) Stream Team volunteer program. The…

Business

‘The Power of Hope’ Plays Role in Business World, Says Tournament President Laura Farber at Annual Chamber Breakfast

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:00 am

It was an informative and social morning as the Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber was honored at the annual Pasadena Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Hilton. Farber is…

Community News

Tournament of Roses Partners with Wells Fargo to Launch New Storytelling Platform

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 1:51 pm

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and Wells Fargo are pleased to announce Beyond the Flowers: The Path to Pasadena – a new video storytelling platform that enables participants, volunteers and…

The Arts

ArtScience and Awe at ArtCenter

Published Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 5:45 am

Tom Hall, Photo by Marcus Fischer Awe: an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime. So goes Noah Webster’s…

It’s Coaster Show Time! Unique Art Exhibit Features Bar Coaster Art From Around the Globe

Published Friday, October 4, 2019 | 4:51 am

Today Gallery 30 South opens its seventh annual Coaster Show featuring all kinds of bar…

The Huntington Library Centennial’s Flagship Autobiographical Exhibition “Nineteen Nineteen” Opens Saturday

Published Friday, September 20, 2019 | 5:10 am

Detail from Portrait of Henry E. Huntington on Loggia of San Marino Residence, by George…

Events

Sip & Savor Pasadena Talent and Food & Beverage Line Up

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 11:03 am

Photo via Facebook Pasadena’s new favorite 3-day food and wine festival, Pasadena Tournament of Roses® SIP & SAVOR, is thrilled to announce the start of this year’s outstanding lineup of…

Musical Tales with A Bite! The Storytellers & The Rattlesnakes

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:38 am

The Storytellers, LA’s most talked folk-rock ensemble, and the Rattlesnakes, a six-strong California bluegrass ensemble…

HolidayFest Continues to Grow and So Does Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue Business District

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:09 am

The Holidayfest on South Lake Avenue has grown into one of the most anticipated seasonal…

Science

Artificial Intelligence Leaders Gather in Pasadena for Pivotal Inaugural Data Conference

Published Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 5:43 am

Perhaps no technology in the history of mankind holds a brighter and darker future for the human race than Artificial Intelligence, or “AI.” The late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking repeatedly…

Caltech Undergrads Build Robot for DARPA Challenge

Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 6:14 am

Caltech seniors Jake Ketchum and Alexandra (Sasha) Bodrova work on the superstructure that holds Balto's critical custom components. Photo courtesy of Caltech A robot designed and built by undergraduate students…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Mayor Tornek Should Remove His Name as Co-Host of Fundraiser Featuring Former Governor Pete Wilson

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 5:01 pm

It is outrageous and indefensible that on the 25th anniversary of Prop 187, Mayor Tornek is the only elected official to list his name on the host committee for a…

Guest Opinion | Susan Osen: Pasadena Can Save Lives – And Our Bridge

Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 11:51 am

New suicide deterrent fencing on the Colorado Street Bridge may likely feature steel mesh as opposed to glass and would open back up seating alcoves to pedestrians, if a design…

Features

These 14 Upcoming Pasadena-Area Holiday Tree Lightings Will Make Spirits Bright

Published Friday, November 29, 2019 | 8:00 am

Get into the swing of the holidays by soaking in the sights and sounds of the season at these upcoming festive holiday tree lightings!   Saturday, November 30, 2019 Time:…

Pasadena City Councilmembers Ask Court to Block Initiative Legalizing Unlicensed Marijuana Shops From Going Before Voters

Published Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 5:03 am

In an unusual procedural move, members of the Pasadena City Council have filed a court action naming Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky and the County Registrar of Voters in an…

Crime

Pasadena Police Urge You to Be Aware of Holiday Pick Pocket Thieves Targeting Purses

Published Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 1:57 am

The Pasadena Police Department has investigated recent pick pocket thefts from women’s purses. The suspects will target a women’s purse that is hung over a chair and unsecured at a…

Arcadia Man Falls to Death Off Holly Street Bridge

Published Monday, November 4, 2019 | 6:36 am

Police said a man from Arcadia in his 50’s jumped off the Holly Street Bridge to his death shortly after noon Sunday. He was pronounced deceased by responding Pasadena Fire…

Public Safety

Pasadena Man Pleads to 2016 Death of Motorcyclist

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 3:52 pm

Victim Gary Oscar Chavez A 23-year-old man pleaded no contest today in the 2016 hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Donte…

Toilet Paper Arson Fire at Marshall Could Have Serious Consequences

Published Friday, December 6, 2019 | 12:34 pm

Students were safely evacuated today at Marshall School after smoke was detected coming from a restroom. Reports from authorities said the call came in at 9:53 a.m. and was a…

Sports

John Muir High School Grad Fatima Martinez Advances to Olympic Boxing Trials in Louisiana

Published Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 6:25 am

Fatima Martinez. Courtesy photo. Fatima Martinez beat her opponents in the Western Regional Olympic Boxing…

Pasadena Boxers Martinez and Trevino Win Early Round Matches, Advance in Olympic Boxing Qualifiers

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 5:54 am

Fatima Martinez and Howard Trevino. Photos courtesy Fausto De La Torre Two boxers from Pasadena…

Legendary Pasadena High School Football Coach Tom Hamilton to be Honored with Dedication at Rose Bowl Before Turkey Tussle on Thursday

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 4:58 am

Legendary Pasadena High School Football Coach and Athletic Director Tom Hamilton will be celebrated with…

Living

Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 12:01 pm

Front Top Clockwise: The Langham, New York Fifth Avenue, The Langham Melbourne, The Langham, Chicago, The Langham, London; Center: The Langham Huntington Pasadena Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results…

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…