For Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Meet the New Pasadena Humane Society President, Nationally Recognized Animal Welfare Advocate Julie Bank

From STAFF REPORTS

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 11:21 am

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA announced Tuesday it has named Julie Bank as its new President and CEO, saying that Bank is a nationally recognized animal welfare advocate and leader. She follows in the footsteps of Steve McNall, who retired in July after leading the Society through a period unprecedented growth. Bank has worked in animal welfare for nearly 30 years, the Pasadena Humane Society said in its announcement, performing a variety of leadership roles, each with its own…

North Hill Avenue Traffic Concerns: Accidents Waiting to Happen?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:20 am

Last Tuesday, some North Hill Avenue residents staged a demonstration to alert drivers to mind their speed along…

In Quiet Week With Cancelled City Council and Committees, Code Enforcement Commission Meets with Full Agenda

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 6:37 pm

The City of Pasadena Code Enforcement Commission may the only city commission which meets this quiet week before…

Also

Two Suspects Arrested for Pasadena Arson Spree

BREAKING: Two suspects have been arrested for five deliberately set fires throughout West Pasadena early yesterday morning.

Local Government

City Councilmember Andy Wilson Announces He Will Run to Hold District 7 Seat in 2017 Elections

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 9:45 am

Councilmember Andy Wilson Pasadena City Councilmember Andy Wilson, who holds the Council seat for District 7 since his appointment on June 15, has told Pasadena Now he intends to mount…

Pasadena Area Congresswoman Chu, Other Members of Congress Applaud DHS Review of Private Detention Centers

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 1:33 pm

Today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), Jared Polis (CO-02), Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38),…

Education

Cal State Los Angeles Chemistry Professor, Local Resident Recognized as Minority Access National Role Model

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 2:58 pm

Photo: Professor Krishna Foster has been a leader in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. (Credit: J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA) Cal State LA Chemistry Professor Krishna Foster is set to…

Pasadena Educational Foundation Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Develop “Open Stage”

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 12:44 pm

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) has been selected for a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works award of $79,500 to develop a community-based performing arts program titled “Open Stage”…

Business

Pasadena Office Building Sold for $30 Million

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 4:11 pm

A boutique office building in Pasadena valued at $30 million with over 60,000 square-feet of space changed hands Tuesday, according to a statement released to the media by Holliday Fenoglio…

Community News

Pasadena Democratic Party In Full Swing at South Lake Avenue Headquarters, Fields 1,000 Volunteers City-Wide

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 7:14 pm

The Presidential election is a just over two months away and the local Democratic party volunteer force is in full swing. The party has set up shop in headquarters located…

The Arts

Calling Photographers! Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Launches “Images of Pasadena” Photo Contest

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 12:59 pm

Each year the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosts a photo contest to determine the cover art for its annual Business Directory, Community and Visitor Guide. Deadline for entries in the…

New Art Installation Lights Up the Playhouse District

Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:46 am

The Playhouse District Association is excited to unveil a new temporary art installation in the…

Windowed Storefront of Record Shop Transformed into Mesmerizing “Living Art” Exhibit

Published Monday, August 22, 2016 | 7:25 pm

The windowed storefront corner of Canterbury Records has been transformed into a mesmerizing living art…

Events

Come to the Fiesta with Mariachi Divas

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 3:31 pm

On Saturday, September 3, the Levitt Pavilion will host the Mariachi Divas. Directed and founded in 1999, the Mariachi Divas continue to lead the way in the mariachi genre. A…

Clean Air Car Show & Green Living Expo Returns to Garfield Park

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 2:43 pm

Do you want to learn more about alternative fuel vehicles and sustainable living? Then you’ll…

It’s The Time of The Season for The Zombies

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 12:08 pm

On Friday, September 2, iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies celebrate the release of…

Science

Local Scientist Helps Chart the Rise and Fall of Galaxies Across 90 Percent of Cosmic History

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:26 pm

A Pasadena-based scientist along with an international team of astronomers has charted the rise and fall of galaxies in over 90 percent of the universe’s cosmic history, an accomplishment published…

JPL’s Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby on Saturday

Published Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 4:49 pm

Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Why I’m Supporting Antonovich for State Senate

Published Monday, August 15, 2016 | 6:55 pm

In 1992 as a second term Pasadena City Councilman I ran against Mike Antonovich for the LA County Board of Supervisors finishing second in a crowded field of candidates. I…

Guest Opinion | Fiscal Irresponsibility: The Demand for More Pasadena Over-Policing

Published Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 6:13 pm

Pasadena’s structural budget deficit is already arriving. But some City Council members are so fiscally irresponsible that they are pushing to increase an already high Police Department budget by another…

Features

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of Last Week

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 4:19 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 54 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Story: School Board…

School Board Reveals Tests Scores, Acknowledges Issues at Controversial Elementary School

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 5:07 am

Pasadena Unified School Board President Kimberly Kenne at Thursday night's Board meeting. As the Pasadena Unified School District released state testing figures yesterday revealing that 42% of Pasadena Unified students…

Crime

Arrest of Theft Suspect

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 5:48 pm

South Pasadena- On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a theft of alcohol occurred from Vons Supermarket in South Pasadena. The Suspect left the location with the stolen…

Jacob Mallory Bersson Back in Court for a Pretrial Hearing in Fatal Stabbing of Pasadena Chef

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 12:38 pm

Jacob Mallory Bersson, accused in the fatal stabbing of Pasadena chef Lawrence Bressler and his wife Denise, will be back in court Wednesday for pretrial hearing of the two counts…

Public Safety

Map Your Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training to be Held at Altadena Country Club

Published Monday, August 29, 2016 | 11:08 am

The community is invited to attend the upcoming neighborhood disaster training on Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Altadena Town & Country Club (2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena)…

Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm Arrested

Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | 2:53 pm

On Friday August 26, 2016 at approximately 8:12 a.m., officers were investigating a non-injury traffic collision in the 1800 block of Ramona Avenue. Upon contacting both of the involved parties,…

Sports

Girls Volleyball: Pasadena Sweeps Visting Marshall

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 6:38 pm

It’s only the second match of the year for both schools, but Pasadena was still…

Meet the Recruits: Caltech Women’s Tennis

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 4:40 pm

Caltech women’s tennis is set to add two incoming freshmen which make up the program’s…

California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section – A Message from the Commissioner

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 11:36 am

Rob Wigod Photo courtesy CIFF-SS Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! As I do each…

Living

Help Decide Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail During SIP-tember

Published Monday, August 15, 2016 | 12:14 pm

It may be August but SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail is in full swing starting Monday at restaurants and lounges throughout the greater Pasadena area. The six week long…

Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center: A Community Remedy for a Community Problem

Published Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 11:32 am

Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center has been serving the Pasadena and San Gabriel community…

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Cocktail

Published Monday, August 8, 2016 | 10:58 am

It’s that time of year again when Pasadena’s most loved food and drink venues and…

Enjoy Life! Savor a Langham Lifestyles Staycation Package

Published Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 5:16 pm

Langham Hotels & Resorts, a leader in luxury hospitality worldwide, has announced a brand-new way…