For Monday, June 24, 2019

Lower Arroyo Seco Restoration Moves Closer to Reality

By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 5:02 am

Image courtesy Arroyo Seco Foundation Thanks to approved budget requests from Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino the 2019-2020 State Budget now includes $3.5 million for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration Project from Prop 68. And while its name means “Dry Gulch,’ or “Dry River Bed,” depending on who you talk to, the gulch is home to a waterway that spans eight miles through the western portion of the City of Pasadena. Surrounded by urban development, the Arroyo Seco supports thriving…

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Has Become a Bandshell of Echoes

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 4:49 am

If it wasn’t yet clear, the Pasadena Pavilion for the Performing Arts will not be offering a 17th…

These Local Amateur Radio ‘MacGyvers’ Bolster California’s First Responders During Natural Disasters

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 4:49 am

Members of the Pasadena Radio Club at the 2018 ARRL Field Day. Photo by Paul Gordon. Some real-life…

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

As Trump Puts Off Deportation Sweeps, Pasadena Church Stands Fast with Offer of Sanctuary

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 5:19 am

Banner hanging at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Courtesy image Shortly before President Donald Trump announced Saturday he had ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to temporarily stand down from…

Lower Arroyo Seco Restoration Moves Closer to Reality

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 5:02 am

Image courtesy Arroyo Seco Foundation Thanks to approved budget requests from Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino the 2019-2020 State Budget now includes $3.5 million for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration…

Education

Los Angeles Conducting Institute at Caltech – June 24-28, 2019

Published Friday, June 21, 2019 | 2:10 pm

Program Description Registration for Tracks 1 & 2 are now closed. The Los Angeles Conducting Institute (LACI) at Caltech is a specially-designed program for advanced and developing conductors who seek…

Catholic Theologian, Speaker, and Author, Dr. Scott Hahn Celebrates St. Monica Academy Graduation

Published Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 2:28 pm

On June 6, Fr. Philip Sullivan, Pastor of St. Therese Church in Alhambra, CA, celebrated St. Monica Academy’s Baccalaureate Mass with concelebrant Fr. Samuel Ward, Director of Vocations for the…

Business

Bicycles Enable a Good Turn at Elizabeth House in Pasadena

Published Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 5:24 am

Bicycles and community go together. So says one local realtor, which presented dozens of gift bikes to the children of local nonprofit Elizabeth House last month. Pasadena real estate agent…

Community News

As Trump Puts Off Deportation Sweeps, Pasadena Church Stands Fast with Offer of Sanctuary

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 5:19 am

Banner hanging at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Courtesy image Shortly before President Donald Trump announced Saturday he had ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to temporarily stand down from…

The Arts

Virtual Reality in Virtually a Private Setting Creates New Environments for Users to Experience

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 5:04 am

Paisley Smith and Milo Talwani want to bring virtual reality to the masses 15 headsets at a time. Beginning July 6, they will be making a number of world-class and…

“Water Is Life” Student Art Contest Winners Selected

Published Friday, May 31, 2019 | 11:05 am

Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill) recently concluded its 8th annual “Water Is Life” student art…

Monumental Site-Specific Installation by Contemporary Chinese Artist Tang Qingnian Will Go on View June 22

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 9:16 am

Digital mockup of the installation “Tang Qingnian: An Offering to Roots.” The Huntington Library, Art…

Events

Pacific Asia Museum to Celebrate Things Filipino

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 4:43 am

Pahiyas Festival (Photo – Markytour777) The University of Southern California’s Pacific Asia Museum will dedicate its Sept. 8 free second Sunday to all things, or some, Filipino. Free Second Sunday…

Kidspace Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Blends Art and Self Discovery Into ’40 Days of Fun’

Published Friday, June 21, 2019 | 5:19 am

Kidspace Children’s Museum Celebrates its 40th Anniversary by blending art and colorful activities with ’40…

Innovate Pasadena to Talk Engaged Aging with Tim Carpenter

Published Friday, June 21, 2019 | 1:26 am

Creative and healthy aging will be the topic of the evening when the founder of…

Science

Hackers Stole Sensitive Data From JPL’s IT Network Using $25 Computer

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 5:45 am

Hackers using an unauthorized Raspberry Pi computer connected to the IT network at Jet Propulsion Laboratory were able to steal about 500 megabytes of NASA data related to Mars missions…

Pasadena-Based Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead in Hawaii, One Arrested There as Protest Structures Dismantled

Published Friday, June 21, 2019 | 4:58 am

Protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope planned for Hawaii's Mauna Kea have erupted in Pasadena over the years because of Caltech's involvement in the project. The activists shown above protest…

Opinion

Guest Letter to Community | All Saints Rev. Mike Kinman: Individuals, Families Targeted by ICE for Deportation will be Provided Sanctuary in Our Sacred Space

Published Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 10:17 am

Courtesy image   Aquí, en Español Dear Ones, Yesterday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore confirmed and the Los Angeles Times reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will be conducting…

Guest Opinion | Erika Foy: One of Pasadena’s Most Historic Districts is Under Threat

Published Monday, June 10, 2019 | 5:30 am

Pasadena residents need to know that one of our oldest, most historic districts is under threat. The new development being permitted at 127-141 N. Madison Avenue is a behemoth multi-story…

Features

County, Environmental Groups Agree in Court to Work Towards “Big Dig” Settlement

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 4:49 am

Work on Los Angeles County Flood Control District’s sediment removal project in the Devil’s Gate Dam/Hahamongna Watershed Park will continue for now, but the District agreed in court Tuesday to…

City Council Officially Welcomes Pasadena’s Newest Sister City

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 5:22 am

Dakar-Plateau, Senegal Mayor Alioune Ndoye sat serenely next to Mayor Terry Tornek before a packed City Council chamber at City Hall Monday,  as Pasadena welcomed representatives of its newest “sister…

Crime

Pasadena Man Killed in Police Shooting Had Been Due in Court This Week

Published Monday, May 20, 2019 | 7:58 pm

A man identified by Pasadena police as Daniel Warren, 36, shown being taken into custody on March 23, 2019 at 25 South Oak Knoll Avenue after he refused to cooperate…

Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Two Women in Pasadena

Published Monday, January 28, 2019 | 12:53 pm

A 41-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced today to life in state prison after a jury found him guilty of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault two women in Pasadena,…

Public Safety

In the Pasadena Courthouse This Week

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 4:38 am

This week, three high-profile Pasadena criminal cases will move forward in the Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Here’s an update and profile of each of these…

Former Pasadena Police Lieutenant Vasken Gourdikian Now a Federal Inmate

Published Friday, June 21, 2019 | 4:44 am

Vasken Gourdikian (left) and his attorney, Mark Werksman, in federal court during Gourdikian's sentencing hearing in February, 2019. Firmly shutting the door on a 26-year career with the Pasadena Police…

Sports

In Rose Bowl Event, NFL Players Teach Kids How Rules of Football Apply to Rules of Life

Published Monday, June 24, 2019 | 1:55 am

[Updated] The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, The Rose Bowl Game, and the City of Pasadena…

Passionate Gold Cup Soccer Crowd of 65,527 in the Rose Bowl, 16 Arrested

Published Monday, June 17, 2019 | 4:51 am

Mexico scores! Image courtesy Mexico National Team via Facebook. Pasadena police arrested 16 people, 10…

L.A. Hoop Ladies Spark Local High School Team

Published Monday, June 17, 2019 | 4:44 am

The Los Angeles Sparks has adopted Pasadena High School’s girls basketball team under their Adopt-a-Team…

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…