For Friday, February 22, 2019

“Remarkable” Snow Flurries in Pasadena on Thursday, First Since 1962

STAFF REPORT

Published Friday, February 22, 2019 | 6:28 am

  There were low temperatures and then there was precipitation, and then there was snow in Pasadena Thursday afternoon. “Never thought I’d see the day that it would snow in Pasadena!” Rebecca Contreras posted on Pasadena Now’s Facebook page. “I took a video!!! Was so cool!” posted Vinita Khilnani. Pictures and videos of light snow flurries poured into this publication from chilly but delighted Pasadenans, mostly from those who were in Central and West Pasadena. “No snow in Lower Hasting,”…

New Pasadena Medical School is Meant to Meet Kaiser Permanente’s Mission

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 5:43 am

Mark Schuster The new Kaiser Permanente Medical School slated for a Pasadena campus is meant neither as a…

Pasadena Presidents’ Day Protesters Say Trump’s ‘Fake Emergency’ Is Real Threat

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6:08 am

Protesters carried signs and held hands as they gathered on the steps of Pasadena City Hall Monday as…

Also

Amidst “City as Wunderkammer” Festival, Fulcrum Arts Throws First Fundraising Gala

Fulcrum Arts, known formerly the Pasadena Arts Council, held its annual fundraising benefit Wednesday night in the midst of its biennial AxS Festival: City as Wunderkammer, which continues to run…

Local Government

Councilman Gordo Says Dispensary Operator May Have Crossed the Line, Asks City Prosecutor to Investigate

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 12:37 pm

Shaun Szameit, operator of the Golden State Collective dispensary, left, and Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo, right. City Councilmember Victor Gordo has asked the Pasadena City Prosecutor to review a…

City Committee Reviews Final Report on Death of Reginald Thomas Jr. in Police Custody

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6:55 am

Reginald Thomas, Jr. [Updated] A Pasadena City Council Committee today will officially receive the final of three significant reports into the death of resident Reginald Thomas Jr., who died while…

Education

Pasadena Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award and $25,000

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 4:44 pm

Hamilton Elementary School teacher Nichole Anderson, who has made technology a central part of her education curriculum, was presented with the $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Wednesday. From among 33…

New Pasadena Medical School is Meant to Meet Kaiser Permanente’s Mission

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 5:43 am

Mark Schuster The new Kaiser Permanente Medical School slated for a Pasadena campus is meant neither as a farm system for the healthcare provider, nor a source of profits. Kaiser…

Business

Pasadena-Based Green Dot Posts Fourth Quarter Surge

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 4:47 pm

Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018, earning total operating revenues of $237.8 million. “Green Dot’s products and platform model generated strong consolidated…

Community News

Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS Introduces New PUSD Certification Program at Legal and Risk Management Membership Event

Published Friday, February 22, 2019 | 10:51 am

On Thursday, February 21, Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) kicked-off its first quarterly membership event of the year to a packed house at the Altadena Town and Country Club. California…

The Arts

Sam Peckinpah’s Influential 1969 Film ‘The Wild Bunch’ Screens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 5:55 am

Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena will be presenting the 50th anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s influential 1969 film “The Wild Bunch” with special guests scheduled to appear on Tuesday, February 26, 7…

Pasadena Museum of History Announces Donation of Artwork, Memorabilia from Family of Artist/Educator Nelbert Chouinard

Published Monday, February 18, 2019 | 1:26 pm

Nelbert Murphy Chouinard (1879–1969). Untitled – Landscape, circa 1916. Oil on board, 24 x 20…

$2.7 Million Pasadena Dream House to Be Raffled Off

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 5:55 am

The historic three-bedroom Midcentury masterpiece is in Wes Pasadena in the San Rafael hills near…

Events

Caltech Professor, Nobel Prize Winner Talks Wormholes and Time Travel

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7:14 pm

Dr. Kip Thorne, co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, will present a lecture on “My Half-Century…

City Announces Events Surrounding Pasadena’s 17th One City, One Story Selection, a Wild Western

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 1:52 pm

Chosen from a field of thought-provoking nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 17th One City,…

The Caltech Orchestra Presents its Winter Concert

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 11:07 am

Click on image to enlarge The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross, will feature…

Science

Now JPL is Issuing Daily Weather Reports for Mars

Published Friday, February 22, 2019 | 1:56 am

The white east- and west-facing booms - called Temperature and Wind for InSight, or TWINS - on the deck of NASA's InSight lander belong to its suite of weather sensors.…

Caltech Professor, Nobel Prize Winner Talks Wormholes and Time Travel

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7:14 pm

Dr. Kip Thorne, co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, will present a lecture on “My Half-Century…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Police Chases: Why Must TV News Stations Report Them Live?

Published Friday, February 22, 2019 | 10:59 am

Sometimes, I have time to watch television in the evenings, and there are a few things I look forward to. For example, I really like Doc Martin, the BBC program…

Guest Opinion | Would Pasadena Welcome Amazon? Current City Council Might Vote 7:1 Against

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 5:47 am

Recently, Facebook critic Jason wrote on our Business Leaders for Better Government page: “Wealthy Beverly Hills elitists crying about their *Pasadena* business taxes, which Pasadena voters approved on a ballot…

Features

Pasadena Domestic Violence, Homeless Shelter Programs Get $5.7 Million in State, Federal Grants

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 5:37 am

A homeless couple receive help from a passing stranger on Colorado Blvd. in 2015. Photo for Pasadena Now by Rachel Young. Local domestic violence assistance and permanent and emergency shelter…

City Adjusts Number of Cannabis Business Applicants Downward, Says Fees Only Cover Portion of Costs

Published Friday, February 15, 2019 | 5:41 am

All that is revenue is not profit. That seems to be the City of Pasadena’s message about the recent windfall of funds derived from the many applications it received for…

Crime

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,…

Pasadena Police Stop Commercial Burglary Spree, Ask Public’s Help in Identifying Third Suspect

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 4:40 pm

Image of outstanding burglary suspect wanted by law enforcement. Click on image to enlarge. Image courtesy Pasadena Police On Friday, January 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department- Compton…

Public Safety

Don’t Let Crooks Tap Your Wallet with Credit Card Scam

Published Friday, February 22, 2019 | 9:07 am

Consumers should beware of scammers trying to steal personal information as some credit card companies issue new “tap-to-pay” cards. In the New Credit Card Scam, fraudsters contact people who may…

Two Armed Robbers Hit Pasadena 7-Eleven Early Thursday

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 10:49 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors Two armed men robbed the 7-Eleven store at the corner of North Lake Avenue and East Orange Grove Boulevard at 4:35 a.m. Thursday morning, police said. There…

Sports

Pasadena American Little League to Celebrate 65th Season With Saturday Opener

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 7:29 pm

The Yankees prepare to play The Cubs in the Pasadena American Little League season opener…

Registration Opens March 1 for 2019 Pasadena Senior Games

Published Monday, February 18, 2019 | 5:01 pm

Adults ages 50 to 99+ are invited to show off their athletic skills during the…

Turkey Tussle Tradition Will See Change Next Season

Published Monday, February 11, 2019 | 6:20 am

The 73rd Turkey Tussle, When longtime and crosstown rivals Pasadena High School and John Muir…

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…