For Friday, November 27, 2015

McDade Shooting Report Dominates Council Meeting

Story and Photography by EDDIE RIVERA

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 5:39 am

Scenes from the Council meeting Monday, November 24, 2015: Mayor Terry Tornek, at left; Kris Ockershauser of the ACLU Pasadena-Foothills Chapter addresses the Council, at center; Councilmember John J. Kennedy, at right. [Updated Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 10:10 a.m. ]   Released last week after a lengthy court battle, the Office of Independent Review Group’s report on the 2012 Pasadena Police shooting of Kendrec McDade dominated Monday evening’s meeting of the Pasadena City Council. More than 25 speakers took…

Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck Announces He Is Leaving City Hall

Friday, November 20, 2015 | 8:39 am

Pasadena City Manager Michael J. Beck [Updated November 20, 2015 | 9:45 a.m.]  Pasadena City Manager Michael J.…

A Higher Minimum Wage: Businesses Respond at Third Community Meeting

Friday, November 20, 2015 | 5:48 am

Education and Technology Committee members Andy Wilson, Chair Victor Gordo and Tyrone Hampton at the November 19, 2016…


Caltech Convocation 2015 Welcomes New Students

On Sunday, September 20, Caltech extended a formal welcome to new undergraduate students, graduate students, parents of new students, and postdoctoral scholars at its 2015 Convocation at Beckman Auditorium. Joseph…

Local Government

New Public Works Department Director Appointed By City Manager

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 1:16 pm

Ara Maloyan City Manager Michael J. Beck has appointed Ara Maloyan as the new Director for Pasadena’s Public Works Department. As the Public Works Department Director, Mr. Maloyan will be…

Citrus Banned on Rose Parade Floats?

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 1:11 pm

Live plants and seeds adorning the beautiful floats t in the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day will not include citrus, after California authorities imposed a quarantine that covers…


Lepe Named Marshall Scholar

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 11:47 am

Bianca Lepe Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech Senior Bianca Lepe, a bioengineering major from Granada Hills, California, has been named a Marshall Scholar, winning one of the most coveted fellowships for study…

La Salle High School Presents The Love of Three Oranges – A Hilarious and Delightful Fairy Tale for All

Published Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 2:02 pm

La Salle High School presents “The Love of Three Oranges” – a hilarious and delightful fairy tale for all! The performance is based on a fairy tale that became a Commedia…


Pasadena’s OpenX Named As One of Advertising Age’s Top Fifty Best Places to Work for 2015

Published Monday, November 16, 2015 | 3:33 pm

OpenX, a leader in creating programmatic advertising marketplaces, today announced it has been recognized by Advertising Age as one of the fifty best places to work in advertising and media.…

Community News

What Happened to Black Friday?

Published Friday, November 27, 2015 | 2:22 pm

After the hashtag #BlackFridayin5Words blew up on Twitter, Pasadena Now decided to hit the streets for what most figured would be the largest shopping event of the year. But this…

The Arts

Travel: Fairy Tale Beauty at the Borgo Banfi: An Italian Hide-Away

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 12:00 pm

After being overrun by hordes of tourists in Venice and Florence, my traveling companion and I had to get away to open space and fresh air to let our souls…

Offramp Gallery Presents Hilary Baker: Colossalalia

Published Monday, November 23, 2015 | 3:54 pm

Left: Hilary Baker, Artesia, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 36 in. Right: Hilary Baker,…

Out of the Blue Dance Collaborative

Published Friday, November 20, 2015 | 6:15 pm

Are you feeling “blue?” Usually that’s not something to be proud of but blue will…


Santa Claus is Coming to Altadena on December 5

Published Friday, November 27, 2015 | 2:52 pm

The Altadena Chamber Of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual North Lake Pole Holiday Fest at Lake & Mariposa on Saturday, December 5, from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with most…

The Allendale Branch Library Presents Fourth Annual Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 11:19 pm

Join the Allendale Branch Library as it gets into the spirit of the season with…

The 2nd Annual Artisanal LA Holiday Market in Old Pasadena

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 12:25 pm

Eat, drink, be merry while checking names off your holiday shopping list—and finding plenty of…


Tracking Down the “Missing” Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 1:04 pm

Carbon exchange and loss processes on Mars. Once in the atmosphere, CO2 can exchange with the polar caps or dissolve into waters, which can precipitate out solid carbonatess. CO2 in…

Earth Might Have Hairy Dark Matter, JPL Scientist Says

Published Monday, November 23, 2015 | 3:02 pm

This illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter called "hairs." Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s…


Opinion: PCC Faculty Association Welcomes the Election of New Trustee Hoyt Hilsman

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 12:34 pm

With the election of Hoyt Hilsman, who received the endorsement of the PCC Faculty Association, change has come to Pasadena City College. Responding to calls by faculty and students for…

Peter Dreier: Courageous Pasadena Nurse Allysha Almada Is Getting a Voice at the White House

Published Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 1:58 pm

Allysha Almada   At 6:28 pm on September 21, Allysha Almada looked at her cell phone and saw an email that appeared to come from the White House. “The President…


Pasadena Releases OIR Report on McDade Shooting

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 3:44 pm

The City today released a redacted copy of a report on the March 24, 2012 police officer-involved shooting of Kendrec McDade after a determination was made this morning by Los…

McDade Shooting Report Consumes Public Safety Meeting

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 5:48 am

  A discussion regarding the independent investigative report on the 2012 Pasadena Police Department shooting of 19 year-old Kedrick McDade took over most of the Monday afternoon meeting of the…


Three Cities Present Unified Message to Alert Utility Customers of Scammers Posing as Utility Employees

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 3:35 pm

The Cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena are joining forces to inform the public about an ongoing utility scam that has claimed victims in all three cities. In a recent…

Triple Homicide Suspect Held to Answer During Preliminary Hearing

Published Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 3:06 pm

On July 12, 2013, at about 4:20 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Summit Avenue regarding a shooting in progress. The first Pasadena Police Officer on-scene…

Public Safety

Pasadenans Invited to Dec. 1 El Niño Forum; Residents Urged to Prepare

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 6:01 pm

Weather forecasters and scientists are predicting the upcoming El Niño weather pattern could bring severe storms that will impact Southern California with flooding, mud slides, wind damage, related power outages…

Fire Department Arrests Man for Arson in Sunday’s Manzanita Avenue Fire

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 5:47 pm

The location of the fire on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Image: © OpenStreetMap contributors The Pasadena Fire Investigator along with police arrested a man today for one count of arson…


Women’s Volleyball Season Ends in Playoff Loss

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 3:16 pm

Lancer Rayleen Rivera tips the ball over the net during PCC's playoff match Saturday at…

Despite 3-Set Loss, Women’s Volleyball Could Make Postseason

Published Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 11:11 am

Kendra Logan goes up for an attack during the Lancers loss to Mt. SAC at…

La Salle Lancers Sign National Letters of Intent

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 1:22 pm

Four student-athletes from La Salle High School signed National Letters of Intent to their respective…


A Winter Chill Brings Warming Mushroom and Truffle Sensation to Pasadena

Published Monday, November 23, 2015 | 7:05 pm

As the seasons begin to change, and a cool chill touches the autumnal air, we are reminded that winter will be here before we know it. And although, not everyone…

Thanksgiving with Chef Perry

Published Friday, November 20, 2015 | 11:32 am

Thanksgiving is the time to indulge in classic food and spend time with your loved…

1886 Bar Celebrates Five Years with New Fall and Winter Cocktail List

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 11:45 am

It has been said that “history repeats itself,” and nowhere does this notion exist more…

Rose Parade Accommodations for Disabled Guests

Published Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 12:31 pm

The Rose Parade is getting closer and now is the time to reserve tickets to…