For Friday, February 27, 2015

Past City Council Candidate Sues City To Stop Elections, Reopen Nominations

Published Monday, February 23, 2015 | 8:14 pm

Pasadena Attorney Philip Koebel told the Pasadena City Council tonight during public comments he has asked a federal judge to stay the upcoming City Council and Mayoral elections and reopen the nominations period on behalf of his client, James Lomako, because the public was not made aware of the alleged City Hall embezzlement scheme prior to the closure of nominations. The fraud referred to by Koebel is a case in which the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has arrested…

Woman Shot Tuesday on North Los Robles Avenue, Shooter Flees

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 7:22 pm

[Updated 10:04 p.m.]  Pasadena police responding to a call of shots fired found a woman suffering a gunshot…

Marvin Schachter, Six Decades the Advocate of Social Causes, Dies at 90

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 11:29 am

Marvin Schachter, civil rights advocate, passed away at 91 in a local hospital on Tuesday, February 17, 2015,…

Also

Walking Among the Stars at the Great Gatsby Gala

The Pasadena International Film Festival officially opened the festival with a glittering array of stars

Lights, camera, action! TV and film stars mingled with the plain folk at the Pasadena International Film Festival’s (PIFF) Great Gatsby Gala held at the Weston. Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves…

Local Government

Will This Court Document Stop Pasadena’s March Elections?

Published Monday, February 23, 2015 | 8:24 pm

Pasadena Now has obtained a copy of the court filing by Pasadena Attorney Philip Koebel in which he petitions a federal judge to put the city-wide March elections on hold.…

Senator Carol Liu Hosts Free Tax Assistance Event in Pasadena

Published Monday, February 23, 2015 | 12:27 pm

Senator Carol Liu (D- La Cañada, Flintridge) is partnering with the Tzu Chi Foundation to provide two free tax assistance events in March, one in Pasadena. These events will have…

Education

Jaime Escalante: A Life Con Ganas, An Exhibition That Honors His Life

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 6:05 pm

Pasadena City College honors one of its distinguished alumni, Jaime Escalante (Class of 1969), in an unprecedented exhibition that honors his life and teaching career. Jaime Escalante: A Life Con…

PCC’s “Freedom Writers” Triumph in Trip to Washington, D.C.

Published Monday, February 23, 2015 | 5:33 am

What started as a dream last summer for Pasadena City College’s own version of the “Freedom Writers” will turn into reality in just a few weeks. Dustin Hanvey, an associate…

Business

Announcing Pasadena’s First Inbound Lead Generation Workshop

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 11:28 am

Inbound marketing agency Kinoshita Communications is hosting Pasadena’s first Inbound Marketing Week Lead Generation Workshop, part of Inbound Marketing Week, a global celebration featuring more than 60 marketing events to…

Community News

SoCal Firefighters Face Off to Find the Fittest Firefighter

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 6:15 pm

Southern Californian firefighters are putting up their dukes in a test of speed, endurance and boxing skills to find Southern California’s toughest, strongest firefighter – and it’s all for a…

The Arts

PUSD Celebrates National Arts Education Month with Exhibit “No Boundaries”

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 4:52 pm

McKinley School Students Hold Art to be Displayed at No Boundaries McKinley School Students Hold Art to be Displayed at No Boundaries In celebration of National Arts Education Month in…

Expanding on an Expansive Subject to Continue with Works by John Knuth

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 12:44 pm

Part five of the nine part painting series Expanding on an expansive subject continues with…

Pasadena Attorney Eric Bjorgum Named President of Board of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 7:26 am

Eric Bjorgum Eric Bjorgum has been named President of The Board of Directors of the…

Events

PUSD Celebrates National Arts Education Month with Exhibit “No Boundaries”

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 4:52 pm

McKinley School Students Hold Art to be Displayed at No Boundaries McKinley School Students Hold Art to be Displayed at No Boundaries In celebration of National Arts Education Month in…

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 2:25 pm

On Friday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium on the campus of Caltech…

Bonsai-a-Thon Features Exhibit, Demonstrations and Bonsai Bazaar

Published Monday, February 23, 2015 | 5:14 pm

On Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The…

Science

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 11:20 am

(Left to right): Viviana Gradinaru, Mitchell Guttman, Xinwen Zhu, Heather Knutson, and Gregg Hallinan. Photo courtesy CALTECH Five Caltech faculty members have been named among the 2015 class of Sloan…

Caltech Alum’s Company Determined to Make Affordable, At-home 3-D Printing a Reality Now

Published Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 6:47 am

Imagine you have an idea for a new object—say, a custom phone case that perfectly molds to your hand or a cupholder that attaches to your laptop. Then, an hour…

Opinion

Opinion | Mayoral Candidate Don Morgan : Better Oversight – and Better Outcomes

Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 11:32 am

What do we need to have a better city government in Pasadena? It starts with all of us. I’ve learned over two decades working with non-profits and local governments that…

Opinion: “Immigration Action is Here to Stay”

Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 3:07 pm

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) criticized a Federal District Court order temporarily halting the President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Rep. Chu released the following statement: “When President Obama announced his…

Features

Bail Reduced for Former Pasadena City Employee Who Allegedly Stole Over $6 Million

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 8:30 am

Danny Wooten Bail was reduced from $1.75 million to $650,000 Friday for former Pasadena city employee Danny Ray Wooten, 51, of Montclair who with two others has been charged in…

Pasadena Health Officials Update Measles Status: 4 Confirmed Cases

Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 5:02 pm

Face of boy with measles; third day of rash. Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Updated]  Pasadena city officials announced today there are four confirmed cases of measles within…

Crime

South Pasadena Police Report on Crime Last Week, February 11 to 17

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 1:18 pm

The following covers South Pasadena reported crimes from February 11-17, 2015. The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City…

South Pasadena Police Weekly Crime Summary

Published Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 4:30 pm

January 7 – 13, 2015 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring…

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Last Week’s Critical Incidents

Published Monday, February 23, 2015 | 6:51 am

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez On February 17 at about 5:40 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 400 block of North Los Robles Avenue re: a shooting.…

Section of 210 Foothill Freeway Will Be Dedicated to Pasadena Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Published Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 12:14 pm

Pasadena Police Agent Richard Morris A section of the 210 Foothill Freeway will be dedicated on March 13 to a Pasadena police officer killed in the line of duty on…

Sports

PCC Women’s Swim Take 2nd At Mt. SAC Invitational

Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 10:59 am

Lancer Liza Echeverria in action during the Mt. SAC Invitational Feb. 21, image by Richard…

97-Year-Old Caltech Alum Throws Out First Pitch as Beavers Battle Occidental College

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 6:01 am

97-year-old former Caltech Beaver Varsity captain Mel Levet took to the mound Friday, February 20,…

Caltech’s Men’s and Women’s B-ball Teams Smash Upside-down Records, Score Wins

Published Friday, February 20, 2015 | 6:58 am

The Caltech women’s basketball team broke a 5-year, 64-game conference losing streak with a 59–58…

Living

Holy @$&*X#%$, Batman! The 16th Anniversary Big Bash is Tomorrow, and I Haven’t a Thing to Wear!!

Published Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:12 pm

Matt McSweeny of Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant Don’t worry, Matt Denny’s has been around a while so you won’t need a Tux or a Fancy dress to help us…

Pasadena Chamber Invites You to Travel in Style

Published Monday, January 12, 2015 | 5:40 pm

It’s never too early to plan your travel destinations for next year and cross out…

The Langham Huntington Announce Holiday Dining Specials and Seasonal Events

Published Monday, December 29, 2014 | 2:55 pm

Holiday Dining • New Year’s Eve – On Wednesday, December 31, The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse…

OSKA: Clothing with a Conscience

Published Monday, October 27, 2014 | 1:55 pm

When OSKA does an event, they do it for a worthy cause- and they do…