For Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New D.A. Unit Will Focus on Wrongful Conviction Claims

Published Monday, June 29, 2015 | 12:19 pm

Wrongfully convicted defendants in Los Angeles County criminal cases can now hope to get their cases reviewed faster with the establishment of a new unit within the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office that will specifically focus on wrongful conviction claims. District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday the creation of a Conviction Review Unit, and the assignment of three experienced deputy district attorneys, one senior investigator and one paralegal staff to staff the new unit. “I am proud to announce…

Pasadena LGBTQ Community Organizations Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015 | 7:45 pm

Exuberant joy lit the faces of the Pasadena crowd gathered Friday night near the Metro Gold Line Lake…

JPL, Caltech Team Up to Tackle Big-Data Projects

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 12:32 pm

Photo courtesy NASA's JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology are now actively collaborating on…

Also

El Patron Way Celebrates 5 Years with Music, Food and Customer Appreciation

El Patron Mexican Restaurant just celebrated its fifth year with lots of live music and great food. According to its owner, Alex Cortes, the evening was a blast with lots…

Local Government

Majority Leader Holden’s ‘Franchise Bill of Rights’ Legislation Passes Key Senate Committee (AB 525)

Published Monday, June 29, 2015 | 3:31 pm

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) legislation to protect the rights of small business franchise owners has been approved in Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. The vote was 6 to…

New D.A. Unit Will Focus on Wrongful Conviction Claims

Published Monday, June 29, 2015 | 12:19 pm

Wrongfully convicted defendants in Los Angeles County criminal cases can now hope to get their cases reviewed faster with the establishment of a new unit within the Los Angeles County…

Education

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Steve Seaford Leaving School District

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:34 am

Dr. Steve Seaford has accepted a new appointment to become the new Superintendent for Solvang School District. During the past seven years as assistant superintendent of instructional services, Seaford had…

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:16 am

Credit: Bob Paz On July 1, 2015, Doug Rees, the Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry, will begin serving as the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech. “Doug’s experience…

Business

Pasadena Business Owners Hear Details of New California Sick Leave Laws

Published Friday, June 26, 2015 | 6:00 am

    A new California law requiring at least three paid sick days per year for nearly all employees statewide goes into effect July 1. At a workshop for Pasadena…

Community News

Cancer Support Community Pasadena Adds 2 New Staff Members

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 2:19 pm

Mario Haug, Executive Director of Cancer Support Community Pasadena, announces the addition of two new Development Staff Members. Patricia Ostiller is Director of Development – Major Gifts/Planned Giving. Carey Lewis…

The Arts

Free Admission this Friday to Pasadena Museum of California Art

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 10:22 am

Enjoy free admission all day on Friday, July 3, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Currently on display are: Someday is Now: The Art…

Old Pasadena Film Festival Showcases Classics, Vintage Horror, Cult Favorites and More

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 1:13 pm

The Old Pasadena Film Festival, a month-long, free movie series featuring screenings in predominantly outdoor…

The Baseball Reliquary Presents A Baseball Buffet

Published Sunday, June 21, 2015 | 10:10 pm

The Baseball Reliquary presents a sumptuous feast for the eyes, A Baseball Buffet, an exhibition…

Events

Anti-Gravity Hero, Because Dropping is a Crime

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 3:53 pm

On Tuesday, July 7th, Juggler David Cousin will perform as part of the Altadena Library’s Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. David Cousin is a holder of 5 world…

Onochie Chukwurah Leads African Drumming Class

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 3:32 pm

On Monday, July 6 at 3:00 p.m. join educator, musician, storyteller and artist Onochie Chukwurah…

Magician Will Bring Animal Friends to Pasadena Library

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 3:18 pm

There are dozens of magicians in California, but John Abrams may be the only one…

Science

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:16 am

Credit: Bob Paz On July 1, 2015, Doug Rees, the Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry, will begin serving as the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech. “Doug’s experience…

JPL, Caltech Team Up to Tackle Big-Data Projects

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 12:32 pm

Photo courtesy NASA's JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology are now actively collaborating on a project to provide scientists and engineers adequate tools that could help…

Opinion

Opinion: The De-Policing Bugaboo: Pandering to the Police Union

Published Friday, June 26, 2015 | 2:36 pm

Pasadena Councilmember Victor Gordo Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo last Monday attacked the proposal for an Independent Police Auditor (“IPA”) by claiming that Los Angeles Police Department officers are now…

Opinion: Will Pasadena Police Bodycams Assure the Public Good?

Published Monday, June 15, 2015 | 5:33 am

A typical model of a contemporary body camera in use in the United States. Like most technological advances, body cameras on police officers are a development that can be used…

Features

Widow of Pasadena Murder Victim Victor McClinton Tearfully Describes Christmas Day Shooting

Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 11:44 am

Victor McClinton A Pasadena widow whose husband was killed in a shooting incident on Christmas Day 2012 testified Monday in the trial of two men charged with the murder, recalling…

Fraudulent Fire Investigators Targeting Pasadena Businesses

Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:50 pm

Businesses in Pasadena and across the state have been targeted by scam artists who wear official-looking blue shirts and pants and claim they are there to “inspect” the fire extinguishers,…

Crime

Fraudulent Fire Investigators Targeting Pasadena Businesses

Published Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:50 pm

Businesses in Pasadena and across the state have been targeted by scam artists who wear official-looking blue shirts and pants and claim they are there to “inspect” the fire extinguishers,…

Sexual Assault of Minor Victims at Rose Bowl Aquatic Center; Police Seek Additional Victims

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 4:25 pm

On Monday, May 18, 2015, shortly before 7:00 p.m., a male minor advised his mother that he had been sexually assaulted while in the dressing room area at the Rose…

Public Safety

Fire Family Foundation Provided More Than $34,000 in Assistance to Firefighters and Fire Families in First Half of 2015

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 3:09 pm

As the charitable hand of the Los Angeles-based Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation distributed over $34,000 in assistance to firefighters and fire families in the first six months…

New D.A. Unit Will Focus on Wrongful Conviction Claims

Published Monday, June 29, 2015 | 12:19 pm

Wrongfully convicted defendants in Los Angeles County criminal cases can now hope to get their cases reviewed faster with the establishment of a new unit within the Los Angeles County…

Sports

Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah to Return Home to Santa Anita on Thursday

Published Monday, June 15, 2015 | 11:27 am

Twelve days after providing one of the most dramatic moments in racing history, Triple Crown…

UCLA’s Steve Alford Receives Big Ten Club’s Person of the Year Award at Tournament House Event

Published Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 11:00 am

Steve Alford (left) with Len Roth, former president of the Big Ten Club (photo courtesy…

Caltech’s Chris Bradley Named Academic All-America

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 1:01 pm

Caltech men’s water polo sophomore Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) has been…

Living

Sharing Their Spirit of Hospitality with Pasadena

Published Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 2:29 pm

On Sunday, May 31st, 12 colleagues from The Langham Huntington, Pasadena volunteered at CicLAvia’s Adopt-an-Intersection Program. Their volunteers handed out route maps and other information pamphlets pertaining to the event…

Catalina Island Summer Camp is a Kid’s Dream Come True

Published Friday, May 8, 2015 | 3:59 pm

Catalina Island summer camp is a magical experience full of adventure and excitement. The opportunities…

Copa Vida Toasts Their Roasts

Published Friday, May 1, 2015 | 11:57 am

Coffee lovers from all around Pasadena joined the Copa Vida family at their roastery to…

Local Eateries Offer Prix Fixe Menus, Special Meals and Deals During Pasadena Restaurant Week

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 4:23 am

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the third…