For Thursday, July 30, 2015

Silicon Dragon Conference Will Propel Pasadena’s Rise as Gateway to Chinese Technology, Investment

Story and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG

Published Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 5:38 am

Andy Wilson of Innovate Pasadena and tech company Rexter, event planner Rebecca Fannin and Ky Chang of the East West Bank at a pre-conference event on July 29, 2015. Just months ahead of Pasadena becoming a hub for massive Chinese ecommerce heavyweight Alibaba, investors and innovators from around the world will gather here at the Silicon Dragon Conference today setting the stage for wider-spread recognition of Pasadena as a gateway to China. Having made its way around the world to…

City Studies Mansionization Community Meetings, Considers If Building Code Changes Are Needed

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 5:46 am

Pasadena’s Department of Planning and Community Development has wrapped up ten months of community meetings focused on “mansionization”…

Pasadena City Council Agrees to Move Forward Quickly With Consideration of Local Minimum Wage Raise Ordinance

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 5:41 am

Demonstrator outside Pasadena City Hall shortly before the City Council took its first steps to consider a local…

Also

Arts Council’s AxS Gold Crown Awards Ceremony Sees Departure of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck

The Pasadena Arts Council’s 2015 AxS Gold Crown Awards ceremony on Tuesday was the last official event on the last official day of Executive Director Terry LeMoncheck’s 13-year term of…

Local Government

South Pasadena City Council Meets With LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich at City Golf Course

Published Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 12:11 pm

Inset: Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich The South Pasadena City Council will host Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for a breakfast meeting on Wednesday, August 19,…

Phlunte’ Riddle’s State Senate Campaign Receives John W. Mack’s Endorsement

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:40 pm

John W. Mack, longtime civil rights leader, has endorsed Phlunte’ Riddle for the State Senate, District 25, the Riddle campaign announced today. “Phlunte’ Riddle has broken barriers as a police…

Education

Bosco Tech Named One of Best All-Boys High Schools in America

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 7:35 am

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been named one of the best all-boys high schools in America. The ranking results, compiled by Niche, are based on key student statistics…

Frostig Holds Two-Day Training for Elementary School Teachers Helping Struggling Learners Succeed with Common Core

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 2:21 pm

The Frostig Consultation & Education Dept. held a two-day training for local elementary school teachers on Monday and Tuesday. The focus was on helping struggling learners succeed with Common Core.…

Business

Labor Expert Highlights the Complexities of Hiring and Firing Employees at the University Club Workshop

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 3:19 pm

Deborah Petito. Photo credit: John Lavitt Deborah Petito. Photo credit: John Lavitt As a shareholder in the labor & employment and litigation groups at Clark &Trevithick, Deborah Petito is a…

Community News

Foothill Family Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 11:56 am

Foothill Family builds brighter futures not only by empowering community members to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school, and work, but also through sustainable environmental practices. Following months…

The Arts

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

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 3:44 pm

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,…

Thinh Nguyen ‘Composite-Trinity’

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 | 11:57 am

Thinh Nguyen, Composite-Trinity, mixed media installation. Photo courtesy Offramp Gallery The Offramp Gallery presents the…

Offramp Gallery Presents Mark Steven Greenfield – The Egun Squad

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 | 11:51 am

Mark Steven Greenfield, The Egun That Saved Florida, 2014, acrylic on Duralar, detail. Photo courtesy…

Events

Tommy Lasorda Author Night at South Pasadena Public Library

Published Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 11:22 am

Tommy Lasorda (l) and Mark Langill (r). Photo courtesy South Pasadena Public Library An Author Night with baseball legend Tommy Lasorda discussing his new book “My Way” will be presented…

Music Amongst the Masterpieces

Published Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 10:41 am

On Saturday, August 1, the Nick Mancini Collective presents Storyteller, an expansive collection of original…

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

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 3:44 pm

Expanding on an expansive subject, Part 8: Sarah Kate Wilson: Projected Paintings continues a nine…

Science

Caltech Professor Discovers “Failed Stars” Host Powerful Auroral Displays

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 11:47 am

Artist's impression of an auroral display on a brown dwarf. Credit: Chuck Carter and Gregg Hallinan/Caltech Brown dwarfs are relatively cool, dim objects that are difficult to detect and hard…

Caltech’s Elaine Hsiao Selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 11:15 am

Photo: Cory Richards, National Geographic Elaine Hsiao (PhD ’13) has been honored as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society. Each of this year’s 14 awardees, described by the…

Opinion

Superintendent Brian McDonald: Accomplishing Greatness in PUSD

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 5:42 am

The end of the school year is always about celebrating accomplishments in the world of education. We saw what our tremendously talented Pasadena Unified School District Class of 2015 achieved…

Opinion: Out of Anguish, We Commit to Change

Published Monday, June 29, 2015 | 1:34 pm

Mark Labberton is President of Fuller Theological Seminary Again. Again and again, we face the tragedy of violence and the agony of racism in our national life. Charleston, an iconic…

Features

Fifth and Final Defendant in Zane Goldstein Murder Pleads Guilty Monday

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 | 9:26 pm

The victim, Zane Goldstein The fifth and final defendant in the 2013 murder in Pasadena of 21-year-old Zane Goldstein pleaded guilty to second degree murder Monday just before his trial…

Country Comes to Town with Superstars Kenney Chesney, Jason Aldean in the Rose Bowl

Published Sunday, July 26, 2015 | 8:22 am

Kenny Chesney blows kisses to the crowd at Saturday night's first-ever Country Western concert in the Rose Bowl before 65,000 fans. The Rose Bowl felt like one giant honky tonk…

Crime

Pasadena Police Plan a City-Wide Night Out Against Crime

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 3:00 pm

The Pasadena Police Department is joining other law-enforcement agencies and communities throughout the nation by throwing a city-wide “National Night Out” block party on Tuesday, August 4th from 7 - 10…

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

Fifth and Final Defendant in Zane Goldstein Murder Pleads Guilty Monday

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 | 9:26 pm

The victim, Zane Goldstein The fifth and final defendant in the 2013 murder in Pasadena of 21-year-old Zane Goldstein pleaded guilty to second degree murder Monday just before his trial…

Suspect Dead in Slaying of Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Associate Producer in Chapman Woods Friday

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015 | 5:35 am

The Victim: 24-year-old Joseph McMahon, who lived in the unincorporated Chapman Woods area of East Pasadena. The suspect in the shooting death of a former television associate producer in East…

Sports

Local Teens Selected to Play in Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 12:34 pm

Leila Dizon (l) and Mason Chiu (r). Photo courtesy First Tee of Greater Pasadena Thursday…

“Willkommen, Deutschland!” PCC German Club Serves As Interpreters For Special Olympics Athletes

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 | 1:19 pm

The boom of the drumline and blare of the brass section reverberated across the gymnasium…

Confirmed: Rose Bowl Will Host October Soccer Match Between U.S. and Mexico, Sell Out Crowd Expected

Published Monday, July 27, 2015 | 5:28 am

  Not only was it confirmed Sunday that the Rose Bowl will host a playoff…

Living

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 tiny boutique hotel, housed in salvaged villas built in the early 1900’s. It lies on…

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…

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…