For Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Interim Pasadena Police Chief Will Report Drops in Both Crime Rate and Complaints Against Police at City Committee Meeting

Published Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 7:54 pm

Pasadena’s Interim Chief of Police John Perez will report Tuesday that citizen complaints against police have dropped sharply in 2018, use-of-force incidents have declined, and crime has fallen in most categories so far this year compared to 2017  in a year-to-date “Chief’s Report” that Perez is set to deliver to the Public Safety Committee. Perez is expected to confirm that use-of-force incidents are less than half of what they were last year at this time. Police statistics show 12 use-of-force…

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 4:17 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull…

Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Class of 2018 Co-President RJ Antonello (at left); Churchill Scholarship Award winner Aishwarya Nene (center; and 2018 graduating…

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

What Should Pasadena’s Civic Center Look Like? Task Force to Present Recommendations to City Council Monday

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:21 am

The Pasadena Civic Center Task Force will present its final report on the City’s Civic Center to the full City Council on Monday, following eleven months of study and deliberation.…

City Department Ramps Up to Implement Pasadena’s Commercial Cannabis Program, Says New Dispensaries Can Apply Later This Year

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:18 am

The City’s Planning Department said last week it is taking the lead on setting up the application process for marijuana dispensaries in the City after voters approved ballot measures allowing…

Education

Pasadena City College Issues Armenian Genocide Resolution

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 1:04 pm

On Wednesday, May 23rd, in the board’s chambers at the college’s Creveling Lounge, the Board of Trustees of Pasadena City College (P.C.C.) unanimously passed and issued the Armenian Genocide Resolution,…

Caltech Holds 124th Commencement Ceremony

Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | 4:39 pm

Over 200 Caltech students graduated today on the Beckman Mall in Caltech’s 124th Commencement Ceremony. The Honorable John Lewis, United States Congressman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement, was the…

Business

Pasadena-Based Parsons Reveals Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Problems in the U.S.

Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | 6:45 pm

A survey conducted by Pasadena-based Parsons revealed an alarming lack of integration of operational with information technology professionals within critical infrastructure facilities in the United States, which could lead to…

Community News

Altadena’s Air Quality Ranked Healthiest in L.A. County

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:32 am

A recent USC study found Altadenan’s enjoy the healthiest air quality in L.A. County. The community was ranked number one for air quality, based on the amount of time residents…

The Arts

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Returns in July, with 4 Venues and 17 Free Movies

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 11:22 am

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns for another year as a month-long, free movie series featuring screenings in unique urban settings. Running from July 5 to July 28, this annual summer…

Forty Years After the Original was Filmed in South Pasadena, the Halloween 2018 Trailer Makes its Debut

Published Friday, June 8, 2018 | 3:13 pm

The first trailer for Blumhouse Productions upcoming Halloween sequel has been released, forty years after…

Pasadena Art Alliance Honors Pasadena Educational Foundation With Impact Award

Published Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 6:53 pm

The Pasadena Art Alliance, a storied support group for Southern California arts and artists, honored…

Events

CatCon, The Convention with “Cattitude,” is Coming in August

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:50 am

CatCon 2018, where pop culture and cat culture come together along with top cat-centric merchandise, is coming back to the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and…

Benefit Concert at Westridge School Will Support the Education of Refugee Children

Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | 1:31 am

  An Adopt-A-Future Benefit Concert, Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. will take place…

Out of This World: Pasadena Lapidary Society Talks Micrometeorites and Where to Find Them

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 12:23 pm

Pasadena Lapidary Society (PLS) will hold its monthly meeting (open to the public) on Tuesday,…

Science

Pasadena Researchers Improve on Mammography: Laser-sonic Scanner Aims to Replace Mammograms for Finding Breast Cancer

Published Friday, June 15, 2018 | 7:49 am

An image of the internal vascular structure of a human breast created with a new scanner designed at Caltech. Credit: Caltech For women over 40, mammography is a necessary yet…

Congressman and Civil Rights Movement Leader John Lewis is Caltech’s 2018 Commencement Speaker on Friday

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:06 pm

U.S. Congressman John Lewis The Honorable John Lewis, United States Congressman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement, will be Caltech’s 2018 commencement speaker on Friday, June 15. Lewis’s visit…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Mohammed Tajsar: City, Police Must Commit to Community-Led Process to Establish Much-Needed Reforms

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:28 pm

Author Mohammed Tajsar On November 9, 2017, Pasadena police officers violently attacked 21-year-old Christopher Ballew at an Altadena Mobil Gas Station after allegedly stopping him over tinted windows and a…

Guest Opinion | West Pasadena Residents’ Association | Why We Care About the Pasadena Civic Center

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 5:19 am

“Pasadena today possesses a certain character which is unique among American cities. Located as it is on a plateau framed by a great range of mountains to the east, and…

Features

Council Puts Off Decision on New Building Height Interim Ordinance

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:16 am

The Pasadena City Council Monday put off a formal vote on an interim ordinance to limit maximum heights of new residential buildings, deciding that the ordinance required more study and…

Meet the 2018 Pasadena Sports Now Softball All-Stars

Published Monday, June 11, 2018 | 10:04 pm

Top row (l-r): Collette Allen, Brennah Bronk, Natalie Dale, Jaylin Domingo, Maylana Domingo, Grace Fosselman, Aly Granados, Melissa Grande. Middle row: IO Jette-Kouri, Megan Kelleher, Alli Lombardo, Miranda Lopez, Priscilla…

Crime

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…

Oregon Suspect in $188,000 Theft Still at Large and May Be in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:48 pm

51 year-old Jesse Cletis Walker (Klamath County Sheriff's Office) Police are continuing their search for a Klamath Falls, Oregon man who allegedly stole about $188,000 in cash from his landlady…

Public Safety

Man Punched, Robbed of Cellphone Along Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 12:50 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors Police are seeking a man and woman who attacked a man and robbed him of his cellphone in Pasadena late Monday. The crime took place about 10:30…

An Argument Between Two Men Results in Hit and Run Accident Early Sunday

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 9:02 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors An argument between two acquaintances resulted in a hit and run collision at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, June 17th near Foothill Boulevard and Vinedo Avenue, according to Pasadena…

Sports

Triple Crown Winner Justify is Back at Santa Anita; He and Jockey Mike Smith will Make a Public Appearance on Saturday, June 23 at the Racetrack

Published Monday, June 18, 2018 | 2:32 pm

Undefeated Triple Crown champ Justify returned to his home base at Santa Anita Park on…

Boys Basketball: Ethan Henry Gets Shot Late in Senior Season, Helps La Salle Make Playoffs; Lancers’ Guard Earns Spot at Linfield College After Long, Arduous Process That is Example to All

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:44 pm

Ethan Henry and his mother Emily Henry Ethan Henry isn’t just what’s right about high…

Will Rose Bowl Stadium See Another World Cup? With FIFA’s Award of 2026 Men’s Games to North America, It’s Possible

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 8:45 am

On Wednesday, FIFA approved a joint bid by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada for 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…