For Saturday, December 3, 2016

Controversial PCC Board of Trustees Proposal Restricting Media Access is Tabled, For Now

by EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 6:29 am

A complex, bureaucratic bylaw which would markedly restrict media’s access to news and information about Pasadena City College, its administration and operations was tabled during the Board’s Wednesday meeting, but is destined to be-reconsidered in some form. The proposed bylaw debated this week would have mandated that going forward, Board of Trustees members would only have the right to respond to, or be interviewed by the media about non-controversial issues — and even then, would have to “inform” the Board President…

Has Black Lives Matter Cut Ties with Pasadena Organizer Jasmine Abdullah Richards?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 7:11 am

Jasmine Abdullah Richards Black Lives Matter Pasadena organizer Jasmine Abdullah Richards, who became the focus of the national…

Despite Debate Over Role of Online Sales, Local Retailers Report Brisk Black Holiday Sales So Far

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6:08 am

  Pasadena retailers – even those without online stores – are reporting brisk holiday sales over the Black…

Also

Rules Governing Use of Police Body-Worn Cameras Provoke Backlash at City Council on Monday

“Secret” discussions and alleged lack of public input about the final policy incite public reaction

Concern and even anger over policies guiding the use of body-worn cameras by Pasadena police just hitting the streets yesterday morning dominated Monday evening’s City Council meeting - even though the item was not on the meeting’s agenda.

Local Government

Celebrate International Human Rights Day

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 2:35 pm

The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and the Pasadena Chapter of the United Nations Association to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human…

Pasadena Health Department Earns National Accreditation

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 2:10 pm

Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) Director Michael Johnson today announced the department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The PPHD is one of only eight…

Education

Students Test Their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 5:01 pm

Los Angeles High School's Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Catapults, conveyor belts and vacuums were among the many innovative devices built by…

Controversial PCC Board of Trustees Proposal Restricting Media Access is Tabled, For Now

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 6:29 am

A complex, bureaucratic bylaw which would markedly restrict media’s access to news and information about Pasadena City College, its administration and operations was tabled during the Board’s Wednesday meeting, but…

Business

Pasadena-Based 89.3 KPCC-FM Boosts Signal Coverage on West Side of Los Angeles

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 5:13 pm

Pasadena-based Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) station 89.3 KPCC-FM has added a signal booster to improve its coverage of the west side of Los Angeles. Listeners west of the 405…

Community News

Today, Local Activists To Join Hands at City Hall As Call To Action For Free Speech, Tolerance and the Environment

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 5:27 am

Members of a number of local advocacy groups are expected to gather in front of City Hall Saturday afternoon and join hands in a circle of affirmation to display commitment…

The Arts

Art Center’s Exhibit ‘Uncertainty’ Explores the Poetry in Science

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 6:34 am

ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery is currently hosting other-wordly “Uncertainty,” the latest in a series of exhibitions exploring the confluence of science and art and curated…

Seven LA Object Makers Translate Ordinary into Art in “Interstitial” at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 5:55 pm

Joel Otterson, American Portable Pottery Museum, 1994. Ceramic, copper, plumbing pipe, steel, and casters, 93…

“Gustave Baumann in California” Spotlights Influence and Practice of Pioneering Color Printmaker

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 5:48 pm

Gustave Baumann, Redwood, 1934; printed 1960. Color woodblock print, 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches.…

Events

Celebrate the Holidays with the Iconic Nutcracker Ballet

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 11:11 am

Join the Pasadena Dance Theatre for its 20th anniversary production of The Nutcracker ballet under the direction of Cynthia Young, PDT’s artistic director. This holiday classic follows young Clara as…

Holiday Tour at the Castle

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 5:38 pm

Castle Green, a nationally registered Historic Monument and officially designated Pasadena Treasure that’s over 117…

Konstantin Batygin Speaks on ‘Planet Nine from Outer Space’ at Caltech

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 11:24 am

Caltech Assistant Professor of Planetary Science Konstantin Batygin will give a lecture Wednesday, December 7,…

Science

Students Test Their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge

Published Friday, December 2, 2016 | 5:01 pm

Los Angeles High School's Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Catapults, conveyor belts and vacuums were among the many innovative devices built by…

Konstantin Batygin Speaks on ‘Planet Nine from Outer Space’ at Caltech

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 11:24 am

Caltech Assistant Professor of Planetary Science Konstantin Batygin will give a lecture Wednesday, December 7, on “Planet Nine From Outer Space,” at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, located at 332 S. Michigan…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Pasadena PD’s Broken Policymaking Needs Fixing

Published Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 10:56 am

The views in guest opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the views of Pasadena Now.   Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell and Police Chief Phillip Sanchez stuck their thumbs in…

Guest Opinion | While Pasadena’s City Manager Caved-in to the Police Union, Other Cities Are Embracing the Best Practice of Officers Giving Their Statements Before Viewing Video

Published Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 9:59 am

The views in guest opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the views of Pasadena Now.   In our op-ed last Sunday entitled “The Science Deniers on Body Camera Policy”, we…

Features

Pasadena Police Seek Missing Teenager

Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 6:04 am

Pasadena police said Huggins Nicoll, 16, is missing. Photo: Pasadena Police Dept. Shortly after midnight this morning, Pasadena Police issued a “critical missing” alert to the public asking for help…

As Temps Plummet, Pasadena’s Bad Weather Shelter Opens, Giving Warmth and Services to the Homeless

Published Monday, November 28, 2016 | 8:14 pm

Local non-profit Friends In Deed opened its Bad Weather Shelter doors last week the day after Thanksgiving as nighttime temperatures plummeted and the local homeless faced damp, cold nights. “I…

Crime

Pasadena Police Arrest Six Suspects Involved in Two Shootings

Published Friday, October 28, 2016 | 3:36 pm

On October 17, at about 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers responded to a call of shots fired at Villa Parke. The victim (a known local gang member) was shot at…

Felony Arrest for Possession of Child Pornography

Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 3:13 pm

On September 20, 2016, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), assigned to the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children…

Public Safety

Pasadena High School Student Attempts to Hang Himself, Bystanders Rescue Him

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:21 am

A 15-year-old boy who attempted to hang himself at the Pasadena High School football field Wednesday morning remains in a medically induced state this morning.. A group of bystanders who…

Homeowner Accused of “Junking Up” Neighborhood

Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 6:12 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors The City of Pasadena’s Code Enforcement Commission will meet on Thursday to decide on a case that pertains to the accumulation of unsightly “junk” and an inoperable…

Sports

Pasadena Sports Now Most Valuable Player: Amon Milliner, La Salle

Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 6:20 am

Amon Milliner 2016 Pasadena Sports Now Football Honors Most Valuable Player: Amon Milliner, La Salle…

Pasadena Sports Now Football Coach of the Year: Jim Bonds, St. Francis

Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 6:16 am

Jim Bonds 2016 Pasadena Sports Now Football Honors Most Valuable Player: Amon Milliner, La Salle…

Dodger Stadium Officials Announce Unveiling of Jackie Robinson Statue

Published Sunday, November 27, 2016 | 6:15 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced last week the team will unveil a statue of Pasadena’s…

Living

The English Beat Returned to The Rose for a Stunning Concert

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 11:47 am

Time doesn’t usually treat bands nicely. Chart toppers burn brightly for a short time and then fade into oblivion or implode in supernova fashion. But there are few artists that…

Princess-Themed Royal Spa Opens in Pasadena

Published Monday, November 14, 2016 | 7:27 pm

Girls were princesses for a day to celebrate the opening of Pasadena’s only dedicated children’s…

One-Day Lacrosse Academy Welcomes All Players

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 11:39 am

Click to enlarge Tribe Lacrosse, a local nonprofit lacrosse league, is hosting their Lax Academy…

Benefit National Adoption Month at The Langham Huntington Hotel

Published Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 11:29 am

In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month in November, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has partnered…