For Sunday, January 26, 2020

West Pasadena Neighborhood Associations Hear from Candidates

By JUSTIN CHAPMAN | Photography by BRIAN BIERY

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 | 5:40 am

[First of two parts] Each of the Pasadena mayoral and District 6 City Council candidates laid out their views on issues facing West Pasadena last night at a forum hosted by three neighborhood associations: the West Pasadena Residents’ Association (WPRA), the Linda Vista-Annandale Association (LVAA) and the Madison Heights Neighborhood Association (MHNA). About 200 people attended the forum at Maranatha High School, which was moderated by WPRA treasurer Blaine Cavena along with WPRA Advisory Council members Vince Farhat and this…

Volunteers Fan Out as Pasadena Conducts Homeless Count

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 5:42 am

  Teams of volunteers fanned out across Pasadena Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning for the 2020 Pasadena…

Another Step in the Journey

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 6:23 am

Pasadena Councilmember and mayoral candidate Victor Gordo as a young, industrious elementary school child, at left, and today…

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

County 5th District Spokesman Stepping Down

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 | 5:52 am

Tony Bell The longtime spokesperson for the Los Angeles County 5th District Tony Bell is stepping down. “This is my last week with Supervisor Barger’s office – after 18 great…

No Action Reported on YWCA Building in Council’s Closed Session Meeting

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 | 5:49 am

The City Council took no action during an afternoon closed session meeting on the Julia Morgan YWCA building. “There is nothing to report at this time,” said Public Information Officer…

Education

Caltech to Eliminate Requirement for SAT Subject Test Scores in Admissions

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 6:30 am

Caltech’s Undergraduate Admissions office, with the support of the Faculty Committee on Freshman Admissions, has announced that it will be eliminating the requirement for submission of SAT subject test scores…

Students Emphasized in Monday MLK Celebration

Published Monday, January 20, 2020 | 8:39 pm

The emphasis was on students and the future Monday, as the Pasadena MLK Community Coalition honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Robinson Park, the organization’s 35th celebration of the…

Business

Protesters Demonstrate at Pasadena ‘Wage Theft’ Work Sites

Published Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 5:42 am

More than a hundred workers from labor organizations as far away as Texas, Oregon, and New York, demonstrated at two Pasadena work sites Saturday to protest separate cases of reported…

Community News

West Pasadena Neighborhood Associations Hear from Candidates

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 | 5:40 am

[First of two parts] Each of the Pasadena mayoral and District 6 City Council candidates laid out their views on issues facing West Pasadena last night at a forum hosted…

The Arts

Unique Bonsai Exhibition Opens March 14

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 11:18 am

Left: California juniper bonsai (Juniperus californica), styled from plant material approximately 500 years. Photo by Andrew Mitchell. Right: Frederic Edwin Church, Chimborazo, 1864 (detail.) The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and…

58th Sierra Madre Public Library Annual Art Fair

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 11:03 am

President Margaret Quigley at the Friends Booth (Click on image to enlarge)     The…

Pasadena’s USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces Contemporary Art Exhibitions and New Initiatives for 2020

Published Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 2:04 pm

USC Pacific Asia Museum, Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to the arts of Asia…

Events

The Human Comedy at Sierra Madre Playhouse on April 27

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 | 9:07 pm

The next selection in the Off the Page series of monthly play readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse will be a new stage adaptation of William Saroyan’s classic American novel, The…

Pasadena’s Southern California Children’s Museum Unveils “Wild California”

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 | 6:13 am

Southern California Children’s Museum (SCCM) has launched its new exhibition, Wild California, an immersive and…

Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Planned at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 5:23 pm

The nation’s largest rare book event, the 53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair will celebrate…

Science

JPL Celebrates the Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 6:27 am

In this artist's rendering of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in space, the background is shown in infrared light. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is celebrating the legacy of one of its Great…

Ultrafast Caltech Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 11:25 am

A shockwave created by a laser striking water propagates in slow motion, as captured by a new ultrafast photography technology. Credit: Caltech A little over a year ago, Caltech’s Lihong…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | “Elections and Our Community’s Viability”

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7:01 pm

On the heels of the optimistic Pasadena Mayor’s State of the City Address, Business Leaders for Better Government notes Senator John Moorlach’s (R-Costa Mesa) annual 2019 Financial Soundness Rankings for…

Guest Opinion | Kathryn H. Ross: Why Race Still Matters in a Post-Race Universe

Published Monday, January 20, 2020 | 3:44 am

Kathryn H. Ross June 2003. The American south is still segregated, blacks are employed by wealthy whites and treated like the lowliest of servants in an effect reminiscent of the…

Features

City Council Stands By Cannabis Process

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 5:39 am

The City conducted two probes into allegations of bias in the cannabis selection process, according to an email sent to Pasadena Now hours after Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton called on…

Local Activist Wounded in Shooting

Published Monday, January 20, 2020 | 11:52 am

Jamine Richards. File photo Pasadena Now has learned that local Black Lives Matters’ Jasmine Richards was wounded in a shooting early Friday morning. Richards was found wounded in her thigh…

Crime

Pasadena Police Urge You to Be Aware of Holiday Pick Pocket Thieves Targeting Purses

Published Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 1:57 am

The Pasadena Police Department has investigated recent pick pocket thefts from women’s purses. The suspects will target a women’s purse that is hung over a chair and unsecured at a…

Arcadia Man Falls to Death Off Holly Street Bridge

Published Monday, November 4, 2019 | 6:36 am

Police said a man from Arcadia in his 50’s jumped off the Holly Street Bridge to his death shortly after noon Sunday. He was pronounced deceased by responding Pasadena Fire…

Public Safety

Pasadena Senior Gets the Better of Two Would-Be Robbers

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 2:15 pm

A 71-year-old Pasadena resident pulled a robber out from under his truck then fended off the man and his partner off in brazen robbery attempt Tuesday evening. Police said the…

Man Insane at Time of Pasadena Stabbings of Cousin, Cousin’s Wife

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 5:33 pm

Jacob Mallory Bersson A man who murdered his cousin and his cousin’s wife in the Pasadena apartment the three shared was found today to have been insane at the time of…

Sports

Pasadena Runners Take Second and Third out of 12,000 in Pasadena Half Marathon

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 6:21 pm

Photo by Robert Laberge/2020 Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K Pasadena resident Michael Fang was barely…

NFL Hopefuls Impress Scouts at Rose Bowl’s NFLPA Game

Published Monday, January 20, 2020 | 3:24 am

Nick Tiano. Image via YouTube Nick Tiano took advantage of his playing time at the…

Rose Bowl Game Teams Announced: Oregon Ducks Will Face Wisconsin Badgers

Published Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6:39 am

The Oregon Ducks, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, and the Wisconsin Badgers will face each…

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…