For Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bomb Threat Closes East Pasadena Elementary School

Photography by BRANDON VILLALOVOS

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 4:57 am

A phoned bomb threat to Willard Elementary School at about 11:40 a.m. Monday led to an immediate school evacuation and early dismissal, but no explosive device was found by authorities. School resumes normally at the site Tuesday morning, a school official said. Willard Elementary was on lockdown for about three hours as Pasadena Police and Fire Department personnel secured the campus. A bomb-sniffing dog and canine officer were brought in from Los Angeles International Airport and conducted a safety sweep…

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

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Launches Search for New Executive Director

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 7:12 pm

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced today that it is launching a nationwide search for a new executive director to succeed Dan Feger and oversee day-to-day operations at Burbank Bob Hope…

California Governor Jerry Brown Appoints Pasadenan to State Council

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:59 pm

Pasadena educator Marie Kanne Poulsen was recently appointed to the State Inter-agency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention by California Governor Jerry Brown. The ICC encourages a family-centered approach, family-professional partnerships…

Education

Blair’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Receives Scholarships from the Altadena Rotary Club

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 5:39 pm

Stephanie Munguia Three Junior ROTC students from Blair High School in Pasadena were recipients of $2,000 scholarships from the Altadena Rotary Club during the Americanism awards Thursday, May 19, which…

Pasadena Unified Students Get ‘Fast and Furious’ at the Robo Rally Tuesday

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 5:25 pm

More than 100 teams from middle schools across the Pasadena Unified School District will be showcasing their robotics skills at this year’s Robo Rally 2016: Fast and Furious, the 7th…

Business

Stacy Bamberg, CEO of Veristride, to Discuss the Internet of Things

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 | 10:28 am

Stacy Bamberg, CEO and President of Veristride, will talk about Internet of Things and applicability and impact of the technology to the healthcare industry on Tuesday, May 24, at WeWork…

Community News

City Publishes Free Pasadena Survival Guide, Extensive Where-to-Get-Help-Directory

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 4:39 pm

Free copies of the City’s Survival Guide Handbook will be available from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016 during a special celebration by Pasadena’s Commission on the Status of Women…

The Arts

Knowledge Production in Art and Science Explored in Armory Center Exhibition

Published Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 12:15 pm

The Armory Center for the Arts is proud to present THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE –reflux, an exhibition of new works by THEMODELINGAGENCY, a collaboration between artists Nick Herman and Christopher James. Conflating…

Flying Horses and Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals

Published Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 11:51 am

This summer, Pasadena Museum of History invites the public to bask in the joyful ambiance…

Huntington Builds Early 20th Century British Art Collection with Three New Paintings

Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 11:33 am

David Bomberg (1890-1957), The Slopes of Navao, Picos de Europa, 1935. Oil on canvas, 33…

Events

Tougher than the Rest

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 11:17 am

How tough is Evan “Bullet” James? Well, his nick name is “Bullet,” not “Bouiffant.” While he doesn’t care for the term “repo man,” he is the Founder, President, and Director…

Pasadena Community Orchestra’s Summer Concert in the Park Set for June 11

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 | 3:16 pm

Pasadena Community Orchestra’s summer Concert in the Park presents a rare opportunity for the whole…

The City Beautiful Movement: Then and Now

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 | 11:17 am

On Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m., Professor Philip Bess of the University of Notre…

Science

The Power of Entanglement: A Conversation with New Caltech Professor Fernando Brandao

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 | 3:45 pm

Fernando Brandão Credit: Courtesy of F. Brandão Computers are a ubiquitous part of modern technology, utilized in smartphones, cars, kitchen appliances, and more. But there are limits to their power.…

Caltech Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka Receives McKnight Award

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 | 3:35 pm

Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology. Credit: Caltech Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology, has been named one of six recipients of the 2016 McKnight Scholars Award. The McKnight Endowment…

Opinion

Guest Opinion | Public Safety First – Safe Streets and Safe Neighborhoods Mean a Safe Pasadena

Published Monday, May 16, 2016 | 6:46 pm

Every New Year’s Day we welcome the world to Pasadena, and the world catches a glimpse of Pasadena as a cultural destination, center for education, and a great place to…

Guest Opinion | The Chief’s Curse: Discretion on Releasing Bodycam Videos

Published Monday, May 16, 2016 | 10:44 am

The happenstance that cell phone cameras, security cameras, and police dashboard cameras record police shootings and other critical incidents of police-community interactions has been revolutionizing how shootings and other major…

Features

June 1 Jury Trial Set for Pasadena Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards

Published Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 5:10 am

Pasadena Black Lives Matters organizer Jasmine Richards (center, wearing bow tie) stands between her attorneys and in front of a supporter at a Wednesday, May 18, 2016 press conference outside…

Councilwoman Says Measure A Must Be Repealed or Overturned in Order to Campaign Against 710 Freeway Tunnel “Disaster”

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 5:06 am

Councilmember Margaret McAustin Councilmember Margaret McAustin on Tuesday agreed with Mayor Terry Tornek that the City cannot actively campaign against the building of a tunnel under West Pasadena to complete…

Crime

Altadena Deputies Nab Sexual Assault Suspect

Published Friday, May 13, 2016 | 12:05 pm

Patrol Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s, Altadena station worked every angle to positively identify and arrest a suspect responsible for several sexual assaults along the Lake Avenue…

Pasadena Kidnapping Suspect Identified and Arrested

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 4:30 pm

Pasadena police have captured a man suspected of kidnapping two young women in Northwest Pasadena and taking them on a wild ride during which one the women jumped from the…

Public Safety

Pasadena’s Reported Crime Rate Drops 15%

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 5:27 am

Despite an increase in gun violence since late 2015, the reported crimes rate for Pasadena has dropped 15% so far this year, according to a report just issued by the…

Police Encounter Puzzling Story When Hospital Reports Injured Man in ER

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 4:52 pm

© OpenStreetMap contributors Pasadena Police officers are investigating a puzzling story that came from a man in his mid-20s who said he was assaulted by two suspects while he was…

Sports

Fighters Young and OId Go Head-to-Head at Villa-Parke’s Boxing Show Last Weekend

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 5:34 am

Villa-Parke’s renowned Annual Boxing show brought over a hundred amateur fighters from all over California…

Taylor Houck Named Caltech’s First Women’s Soccer Coach

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:44 pm

Taylor Houck The Caltech Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation has named Taylor Houck…

Two-Sport Star Givens, Baseball’s Quire Named ’15-16 PCC Athletes of the Year

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 | 7:54 pm

  Ariahn Givens and Joe Quire were the 2015-16 PCC Athletes of the Year, images…

Living

Pasadena’s Trattoria Neapolis Out, Orange County’s Bru Grill In

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:33 pm

  Orange County’s Bru Grill is making moves into Pasadena, landing a new location on Lake Avenue where the beautiful Trattoria Neapolis used to be.   Trattoria closed on February…

Six Signs You Need a New Car Battery

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 11:33 am

“If I only knew sooner.” Yep, we’ve all been there before. Fortunately, there are a…

New Ways to Book a Vacation

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 11:58 am

To underscore the importance of reaching out to the travel industry and business partners, and…

Listen to Live Music at Matt Denny’s Summer Concert Series

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 3:21 pm

From Top Clockwise: The Skinny Ties, Totally Hip Replacements, Tom Behrens and The Day Trippers.…