For Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Focus on Philanthropy

By BRIAN DAY with DAVID CROSS

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:41 am

Northern Trust Trust Wealth Strategist Diane Rankin (left) and nonprofit and tax expert Reynolds Cafferata (center) will be featured speakers at tonight's free seminar. At right, Jennifer Fleming DeVoll, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pasadena Community Foundation. Giving may be its own reward, but tax deductions are nice, too. Pasadena is a very charitable city, by most accounts. Which is why the Pasadena Community Foundation is hosting a free seminar to help residents make the most of the tax…

Officials to Launch Earthquake Alert System Wednesday in Pasadena

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:35 am

Caltech will be the epicenter of a big shake-up in the world of seismology Wednesday as scientists, Congressional…

Pasadena Motel Could Become City’s First Converted into Permanent Supportive Housing

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 4:59 am

Just two weeks after the Pasadena City Council approved a plan to fast-track the conversion of motels and…

Also

Under Warm and Sunny Skies on the Edge of the Arroyo, AbilityFirst’s 43rd Annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food & Drink Event

On Sunday, October 15 on the grounds of the majestic and historic Laurabelle A. Robinson estate, which overlooks the Arroyo Seco and the Colorado Street Bridge, AbilityFirst held its 43rd…

Local Government

Political Activist will Address the Progressive Discussion Group on Friday Morning

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:13 am

Pasadena political activist Marguerite Cooper will talk about the state of politics as she sees it in light of recent seismic national controversies including the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice…

Pasadena To Change Water Usage Policies, Reporting Methods, Following Lawsuit Settlement

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:50 am

Pasadena’s water usage and reporting in new housing developments will change dramatically following the settlement of a suit filed last December by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Pasadena will…

Education

Caltech Scientists Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:59 am

Left: Maksym Radziwill / Right: Rana Adhikari Credit: Caltech Two Caltech scientists have been named winners of 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes. Rana Adhikari, professor of physics, is being honored…

Blair High School Has Something to Sing About

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 4:58 am

Blair High School will receive money to support its music program as a recipient of the 2018 Grammy Museum Signature Schools grant. Blair High School, located at 1201 S. Marengo…

Business

New French Restaurant Opens in Pasadena Next Monday

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:43 am

A new Southern French restaurant from the owners of Café Beaujolais in Eagle Rock is opening in Pasadena Monday. The new eatery, Entre Nous French Bistro, opens where Ración was,…

Community News

A Focus on Philanthropy

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:41 am

Northern Trust Trust Wealth Strategist Diane Rankin (left) and nonprofit and tax expert Reynolds Cafferata (center) will be featured speakers at tonight's free seminar. At right, Jennifer Fleming DeVoll, President…

The Arts

‘A Dreamer’s World,’ Exhibiting Works by Renowned Armenian Painter Gevorg Babakhanyan Comes to Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 4:46 am

"My childhood is concealed in my paintings which help me live TODAY. I love life only when I look at it through the red windows of my childhood. Every stroke…

Opening Reception of Art Created by Seniors

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 10:53 am

The public is invited to the opening reception for the fifth annual exhibition of watercolor…

It’s the Fall Celebration of the Arts in South Pasadena

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 1:49 pm

Artists, Musicians, and Merchants gear up to celebrate the fall season with another fun and…

Events

Creatures of Halloween Come Out at Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 7:41 am

Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates will present a holiday celebration featuring native and Halloween animals, animal exhibits, presentations, crafts and a children’s nature book signing appropriate for the whole family…

LA Times Sports Columnist Sam Farmer will be Main Speaker at Friday’s Pasadena Quarterbacks Club luncheon

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:46 am

Left: Sam Farmer / Right: Mike Hobbie Longtime Los Angeles sports columnist Sam Farmer will…

MUSE/IQUE’s 2018-2019 Uncorked Series Kicks Off with CAR/TUNES

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 8:32 pm

MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena’s pioneering live music organization, kicks off its signature Uncorked series with CAR/TUNES, an…

Science

Caltech Researchers Build Fastest Camera in the World, Shooting 10 Trillion Frames per Second

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:39 am

The trillion-frame-per-second compressed ultrafast photography system. Image courtesy INRS. Scientists at the Caltech in Pasadena have developed what researchers are calling the fastest camera in the world, capable of frames…

Officials to Launch Earthquake Alert System Wednesday in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:35 am

Caltech will be the epicenter of a big shake-up in the world of seismology Wednesday as scientists, Congressional leaders and other officials join together to announce the rollout of an…

Opinion

Letter to Editor | Skip Hickambottom: Dialogue Well-Attended, Allowed Community and Police to Speak Their (Often Different) Truths

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 9:55 am

On October 4, POP, along with the NAACP, the IMA (Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance) and CICOPP (Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police) hosted the first of a continuing series…

Opinion | Tim Brick: Thoughts on the Meaning of Hahamongna on the 25th Anniversary of Hahamongna Watershed Park

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 5:19 am

Images show Hahamongna pictured before the "Big Dig" sediment removal project, and what it could look like after the project's completion. Images courtesy Tim Brick.   Today, October 16, 2018,…

Features

City Manager Recommends Pasadena Puts the Brakes on Orange Grove Road Diet Plan

Published Monday, October 15, 2018 | 4:43 am

The Pasadena City Council will revisit the controversial plan to put Orange Grove Boulevard on a “diet” by reducing it to one travel lane in each direction with a center…

New Virtual and Augmented Realities Exhibition Pushes the Cutting Edge of Tech, Art

Published Friday, October 12, 2018 | 5:05 am

[Updated] A new art exhibition that explores the burgeoning technologies of virtual and augmented reality as media for creativity and expression opens this weekend in Pasadena. “Spacial Reality” at the…

Crime

Pasadena Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 11:27 am

On June 8, 2018, at 5:58 a.m., two suspects burglarized the Coin Wash Laundry in the 1300 block of North Lake Avenue, according to Pasadena Police Detective John Luna. The…

Police: Driver Beats Another Motorist with ‘The Club’ in Alleged Pasadena Road-Rage Attack

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 12:37 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors A man beat another man with “The Club” vehicle anti-theft device during a road-rage confrontation at a Pasadena gas station on Monday evening, police said. Michael Theodore…

Public Safety

Police Investigating Hate Crime at Local Church

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 7:10 am

An image of the swastika painted on a Pasadena church and reported to police Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Photo submitted by a Pasadena Now reader. Pasadena Police responded to a…

Pasadena Police Advice Residents to be Aware of Phone Scams

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:58 am

In the past couple days, several Pasadena residents reported receiving phone calls from a telephone number that legitimately returns to the Pasadena Police Department. The unknown caller told the residents…

Sports

LA Times Sports Columnist Sam Farmer will be Main Speaker at Friday’s Pasadena Quarterbacks Club luncheon

Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:46 am

Left: Sam Farmer / Right: Mike Hobbie Longtime Los Angeles sports columnist Sam Farmer will…

Muir’s Pacific League Showdown with Burbank to Continue Saturday Morning; Maranatha and Village Christian will Finish Olympic League Battle this Morning

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 4:39 am

Brian Love, Enrique Garza, Darius Perrantes No opponent had a bigger impact on Pasadena area…

Girls Athlete of the Week: Maddie Kane of Maranatha

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 5:15 am

Name: Maddie Kane School: Maranatha Grade: Junior Sport: Tennis Position: No. 1 Singles Player Accomplishment:…

Living

Langham Hotels & Resorts Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Award “#1 Hotel in New York City”

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 12:07 pm

The Langham Hotels & Resorts from Top Clockwise: The Langham Melbourne, The Langham London, The Langham Chicago, The Langham Place New York, The Langham Boston and The Langham Huntington Pasadena.…

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…