For Monday, August 31, 2015

City Council Will Consider Four Landmark Designations Monday

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 4:55 am

Pasadena’s City Council is expected to vote in favor Monday of resolutions designating four significant addresses in Pasadena as city landmarks under the Pasadena Municipal Code. The four are three houses located at 999 South San Rafael Avenue, 324 South Euclid Avenue, and 880 South Madison Avenue and one commercial building at 600 East Colorado Blvd. The City’s Planning and Community Development Department has prepared draft resolution for approval by the City Council at Monday’s regular session. The resolutions will…

Outcry About Sidewalk Repairs Elicits City Apology, Explanation

Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 5:59 am

A photograph from former mayoral candidate Don Morgan taken August 24, 2015 showing how his sidewalk was repaired…

Parents Inundate School Board Meeting with Complaints About New Madison Elementary Principal

Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 5:31 am

(Images: Screenshots from KLRN-TV) Over 100 Madison Elementary teachers and parents inundated the Pasadena Unified School District Board…

Also

Pasadena Senior Center, Likely to Play Increasingly Important Local Role, Celebrates 55 Years

A joyous celebration Saturday that drew hundreds marked the 55th anniversary of the Pasadena Senior Center, a center servicing the fastest growing segment of this country's population and which now offers 71 class offerings per week.

Local Government

Sixth and Seventh 25th District Democratic Clubs Endorse Anthony Portantino for State Senate

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 12:34 pm

Anthony Portantino for State Senate announced today the endorsement from the Helen Doherty Democratic and the West End Democratic Clubs. The addition of these two clubs to #TeamPortantino brings Anthony’s…

Assemblymember Holden’s Groundbreaking Franchise Bill Passes Legislature – Heads to Governor

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 12:22 pm

Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s legislation to strengthen franchisees’ legal rights in their dealings with corporate owners has passed both houses of the California Legislature and now goes to Governor…

Education

Parents Inundate School Board Meeting with Complaints About New Madison Elementary Principal

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 5:31 am

(Images: Screenshots from KLRN-TV) Over 100 Madison Elementary teachers and parents inundated the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday to voice concerns about the changes implemented…

Scholarships for High School Students Announced by The Music Center in Los Angeles

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 10:33 am

High school students in Pasadena can now start applying for the 2016 Spotlight Awards, a multi-discipline arts scholarship and training program offered by The Music Center in Los Angeles for…

Business

Pasadena-Based Disney Stores Set to Unveil Star Wars Toys Ahead of “The Force Awakens”

Published Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 6:55 pm

Disney Stores, with headquarters in Pasadena, is set to unveil a new line of Star Wars toys and costumes this week in preparation for the release in December of the…

Community News

Pasadena Education Network Announces Free Fall Programs for Parents

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 1:52 pm

Selecting a school is one of the most important decisions a parent will make, yet myth and misperception often cloud conversations about public schools. The Pasadena Education Network (PEN), a…

The Arts

Works by Sarah Kate Wilson are Featured in Expanding on an Expansive Subject at Armory

Published Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 1:44 am

Expanding on an expansive subject, Part 8: Sarah Kate Wilson: Projected Paintings continues a nine part, nineteen-month series exploring the expanded field of painting. Through her newest series, Projected Paintings,…

“Oasis” Art Exhibit Opens at Descanso Gardens Gallery

Published Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 1:22 am

Alexandra Wiesenfeld - Yellow Lake. Photo courtesy Descanso Gardens Lucas Reiner, 2004, On Washington Blvd…

“Lions, Tigers, And… ,” A New Public Art Project Created for the City Hall Courtyard

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 | 11:32 am

The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division in partnership with Side Street Projects is developing…

Events

Bertie Higgins to Perform at The Coffee Gallery Backstage

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 8:04 pm

The Coffee Gallery Backstage presents multi-award musical artist and nationally and internationally recognized singer/song writer and entertainer Bertie Higgins on Sunday, September 13, 7:00 p.m. Serial hit star Bertie Higgins,…

Armenian General Benevolent Union Hosts First Armenian Fest 2015 This Weekend

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 1:50 pm

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Pasadena-Glendale Chapter is hosting the First Armenian Fest 2015…

Final Concerts in the Park Hosted by Pasadena Senior Center

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 | 4:45 pm

Every Tuesday evening since June 30 the Pasadena Senior Center has presented free concerts at…

Science

Caltech Scientists Invent New, Ultrathin Optical Devices That Shape Light in Exotic Ways

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 | 11:24 am

Schematic drawing of generation and focusing of radially polarized light by a metasurface. Credit: Dr. Amir Arbabi/Faraon Lab/Caltech Caltech engineers have created flat devices capable of manipulating light in ways…

Caltech Chemists Solve Major Piece of Cellular Mystery

Published Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 1:09 am

Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech and the Hoelz Laboratory/Caltech Not just anything is allowed to enter the nucleus, the heart of eukaryotic cells where, among other things, genetic information is stored. A…

Opinion

Pasadena Planned Parenthood President Thanks Neighbors for Support During Protest

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 10:04 am

Last weekend, I was genuinely touched by the deeply felt support shown to Planned Parenthood by our neighbors in Pasadena. When a group of anti-abortion protesters showed up in front…

Former Mayoral Candidate Sees Fast Action from City After Posting Sad Sidewalk Story

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 9:33 am

Images courtesy of Don Morgan   [Editor's note: Yesterday, Pasadena Now published a story by former mayoral candidate Don Morgan about his experience of waiting for 17 months for the…

Features

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of the Week

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 4:49 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 79 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 37 most newsworthy, informative, and readable.   Top Stories Surgeries…

City Committee Considers How to Move Forward with $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Ordinance Proposal

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 | 5:28 am

Pasadenans for a Liveable Wage staged a rally Thursday, August 28, 2015 (top) before the start of the Pasadena City Council's Economic Development and Technology committee (bottom) took up discussions…

Crime

McDonald’s Disturbance Leads to Fight with Deputies

Published Friday, August 7, 2015 | 4:28 pm

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station responded Thursday night to a disturbance reported at a McDonald’s store listed at 2157 Lincoln Ave, Altadena and arrested a 25-year-old female for misdemeanor. Sheriff’s Deputy…

Two Men Rob Pasadena Hotel

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 1:02 pm

Two men robbed a hotel in Pasadena and made off with about $600, a laptop and a cell phone early Tuesday, Pasadena police said. The robbery occurred at the Siesta…

Public Safety

Pasadena Court Hears Death Penalty Arguments in Case That Affects 749 Death Row Prisoners

Published Sunday, August 30, 2015 | 5:23 pm

The lethal injection room at San Quentin. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could lead to California’s death…

Search Teams, Helicopter Scour Mountains Above Pasadena, Rescue Two Hikers In Distress Thursday Night

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 | 5:43 am

  Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter 12 lands in Altadena's Farnsworth Park with two hikers who walked off trail and became were lost, but were not injured. (Photo courtesy…

Sports

Pasadena Now at the Ball Park: Dodgers Drop Cubs, 4-1

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 | 5:29 pm

The Dodgers continued their convenient current winning streak, defeating the tough Chicago Cubs 4-1 tonight…

PCC Season Preview: Veteran Influence Key for Women’s Volleyball

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 3:32 pm

File Photo--All-South Coast Conference player Kendra Logan returns from the '13 Lancers as PCC prepares…

PCC Season Preview: Goals A Priority For Women’s Soccer in 2015

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 12:12 pm

File Photo--Ani Hemelians (7) returns to the Lancers as a forward expected to help the…

Living

Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation Presents 24th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena”

Published Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 1:28 pm

The Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (PFARCF) proudly presents its 24th annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena,” a tasting tour of some of the area’s finest restaurants, on Tuesday,…

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Published Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 1:19 am

For 2015, SIP-tember returns August 15th for six weeks, culminating in the Taste of Pasadena…

Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing Receives Grant to Increase Staff

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | 11:44 am

The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, founded on the belief that technology innovation…

A Secret Spot to Unplug

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | 12:57 pm

Located just a few short blocks off the main route into Palm Springs hides a…