For Thursday, August 22, 2019

Pasadena’s 2020 City Council Election Takes Shape

STAFF REPORT

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:03 am

[Updated] Three incumbents, including Mayor Terry Tornek, and four newcomers have said they intend to enter races for the City Council and the Mayor’s chair in the March election, while one incumbent announced she won’t rerun. Per the Pasadena Charter seats in District 1, 2, 4 and 6 will be contested in the election, which now has been changed to coincide with local state elections to increase turnout. But no matter who wins, the next Council will have to deal…

City Acts to Clarify Pasadena’s Tenant Protection Ordinance

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 7:39 pm

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell during the August 19, 2019 Pasadena City Council meeting. The City of Pasadena…

Council’s Monday Meeting May Be a Bumpy Ride as Summer Hiatus Ends, Controversies Boil

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 5:30 am

Following a three-week summer hiatus during which community battle lines have hardened on several contentious issues, Pasadena’s City…

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

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Announces Community Q&A with Congresswoman Judy Chu

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:13 am

The Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center’s Social Justice Committee announced it will host a Community Q&A with U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents Pasadena and the 27th Congressional District, on…

Holden Pledges to Do More as State Funds for Developmental Disabilities are Budgeted

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:07 am

Local Assemblyman Chris Holden (D) said recent budget victories for the developmentally disabled represent a big step, “but that there is more to do.” With passage and signing of the…

Education

Pasadena Unified Enrollment Sinks 1,170 Students Over Past 5 Years

Published Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 4:56 am

Pasadena Unified School District welcomed an estimated 16,088 students back to school Monday, 327 fewer than last year. The District’s continuing student body erosion has seen enrollment shrink by 1,259…

Caltech Makes Cut On Princeton’s Top Colleges List

Published Monday, August 12, 2019 | 6:26 pm

The Princeton Review has released its 28th annual list of the best colleges in the United States, and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena made the cut. Caltech ranked…

Business

OneWest Bank Launches New Promotion Supporting Local Small Businesses

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 7:57 am

OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, today announced a new small business banking promotion for both new and established businesses across Southern California. Business banking customers can earn up to $600 by opening an eligible…

Community News

Pasadena Prepares to Get Stoned on Thursday

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:26 am

Pasadena music-lovers will get ‘Satisfaction’ this Thursday when The Rolling Stones make their first Rose Bowl appearance in 25 years. But area commuters coming home from work may feel differently…

The Arts

Contemporary Indian Art at USC Pacific Asia Museum – Following the Box Opens September 13

Published Monday, August 12, 2019 | 1:44 pm

Sunandini Banerjee, Untitled, Digital collage printed on archival paper, 23 x 36 inches USC Pacific Asia Museum is pleased to present Following the Box. Organized by guest curators Jerri Zbiral…

The Residency Project Presents Connections & Callings: A Celebration of Nature, Spirituality, and the Arts

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 6:24 pm

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, The Residency Project will host Connections & Callings: A Celebration…

Pasadena Museum of History Announces Extension for Family-Friendly Exhibit, “Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins”

Published Monday, August 5, 2019 | 4:21 pm

Photo credit: Joanne Wilborn/Marlyn Woo This summer Pasadena Museum of History’s exhibition galleries are filled…

Events

Touch-A-Truck Month Hosted by Southern California Children’s Museum

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 11:10 am

“Year SEVEN is upon us!” It’s time to gear up for Southern Californi Children Museum (SCCM)’s annual event! SCCM has continued steady growth in the community and it can’t wait…

Crawl Through the History of Old Pasadena’s Pubs This Weekend

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 9:00 am

Old Pasadena Historic Pub Crawl. Photo courtesy Pasadena Heritage Make sure you’ve downloaded your Über…

Vroman’s Local Authors Day Focus on Sci-Fi, the Future

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:18 am

Literary projections of galactic civil wars and futurist Drug Enforcement Agents will be the focus…

Science

At Caltech, Promising Steps in Returning Bipedal Mobility

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 5:23 am

The RoAM Initiative aims to improve bipedal mobility using exoskeletons and spinal prostheses. Image courtesy of Caltech Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural…

JPL Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Will Move Ahead to Completion

Published Monday, August 19, 2019 | 5:18 pm

A 2016 artist’s concept of the Europa Clipper spacecraft. The design is changing as the spacecraft is developed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has confirmed the next phase of the Europa Clipper…

Opinion

Guest Opinion: Metro CEO Phillip Washington | Metro’s North Hollywood-Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project Will Better Connect Communities

Published Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 12:26 pm

The North Hollywood to Pasadena corridor connects the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys and is home to approximately 800,000 people and 400,000 jobs. This area includes major job centers,…

Letter to the Editor: United Teachers of Pasadena Welcomes Parents and Students to the New School Year

Published Monday, August 12, 2019 | 3:28 pm

Welcome parents and students to the start of the 2019 – 2020 school year! I am Allison Steppes, a native to Pasadena and I have been an educator in Pasadena…

Features

Council to Vote on Significant Changes to Inclusionary Zoning Requirements, Allowances

Published Friday, August 16, 2019 | 5:13 am

The Pasadena City Council will vote Monday on zoning changes that would increase incentives and requirements for developers to build affordable housing units as part of their projects. The new…

Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ Closes Sunday: “It’s Truly Been a Wonderful Journey”

Published Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:28 am

Robin Salzer, the irrepressible proprietor of Pasadena mainstay “Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ,” has more than a few things to say before closing the eatery’s doors this Sunday after three and…

Crime

Pasadena Man Killed in Police Shooting Had Been Due in Court This Week

Published Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:58 pm

A man identified by Pasadena police as Daniel Warren, 36, shown being taken into custody on March 23, 2019 at 25 South Oak Knoll Avenue after he refused to cooperate…

Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Two Women in Pasadena

Published Monday, January 28, 2019 | 12:53 pm

A 41-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced today to life in state prison after a jury found him guilty of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault two women in Pasadena,…

Public Safety

Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Instances for Proper Use of Deadly Police Force, Pasadena Chief Will Brief Councilmembers

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 5:33 am

The new bill would apply to officer involved shootings like this one in Northwest Pasadena on May 2, 2019 in which an officer opened fire at a car he had…

Twenty Local Kids ‘Shop With A Cop’ for School Essentials Friday, Courtesy of Pasadena Rotary

Published Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 5:46 am

They came. They shopped. They dropped… $100 each at Target. For the fifth time in as many years, Pasadena Rotary Club’s “Shop with a Cop” day boosted the retailer’s bottom…

Sports

The Baseball Reliquary Announces J.R. Richard, Billy Beane, and Lisa Fernandez Elected to the Shrine of the Eternals for 2019

Published Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 11:09 am

L-R: J.R. Richard, Lisa Fernandez, Billy Beane On May 5, 2019, the Board of Directors…

Iconic Moment Becomes Perfect Rose Bowl Tribute to a Group of Women Champions

Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 1:11 pm

City fathers and mothers, fans, and members of the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship…

Pasadena Kids Celebrate More Than Just the Fourth With Big Soccer Win in Oregon

Published Friday, July 5, 2019 | 4:51 am

Total Football Academy San Gabriel Valley teams reached the championships of the Capital Cup Tournament…

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…