For Sunday, February 7, 2016

Police Chief Issues Special Alert to Public: Pasadena Murder Suspect Accidentally Released by Sheriff’s

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 7:56 am

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez issued a statement alerting the public to the mistaken release of 37 year-old Steven Lawrence Wright by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) from the Inmate Reception Center on Saturday, January 30 at approximately 12:55 p.m. “Inmate Wright was arrested by Pasadena Police Department on April 7, 2011. He was in our custody pending trial for a gang-related murder that occurred in the city of Pasadena on January 19, 2011,” Sanchez said. Sanchez reported that…

New Owner Confirms Acquisition of Paseo Colorado, Won’t Yet Discuss Its Future

Friday, January 29, 2016 | 4:26 pm

Pasadena’s Paseo Colorado shopping center has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by Texas real estate property development…

School Board Meeting Redux, as Teachers and Parents Continue Separate Protests

Friday, January 29, 2016 | 7:01 am

Pasadena Unified teachers protested stalled labor negotiations in the hallways outside the Pasadena Unified School Board meeting on…

Also

Man Arrested for 27-Year-Old Cold Case Murder

A suspect in a 1987 Pasadena murder, released over 25 years ago for lack of evidence, has been arrested anew after modern-day forensic test results by the Los Angeles County Crime Lab implicated him in the crime.

Local Government

Rep. Chu Calls on Huntington Hospital to Reinstate Nurses and Allow Unionization Following NLRB Decision

Published Friday, February 5, 2016 | 5:03 pm

On January 29th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) agreed with Allysha Almada and Vicki Lin, two nurses who filed a complaint against their former employer, Huntington Hospital, claiming they…

California Restaurant Association Slams Pasadena’s Decision to Raise the Minimum Wage

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 5:04 pm

Members of the California Restaurant Association warned Pasadena City Council’s approval Monday of a $15 minimum wage by the year 2020 will result in more workers losing their jobs, higher…

Education

Pasadena Unified Launches Family Survey

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 12:01 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District is conducting a survey among current, former, prospective and private/charter school families this February, to gather data that would help PUSD set its priorities and…

Alverno High School Celebrates AP Art Students at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | 11:37 am

On Sunday, January 24 four Alverno High School students had their artwork blessed and unveiled at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels as a part of the Robert…

Business

L.A Technology Ecosystem Predictions from Techxpert Heard in Pasadena Today

Published Friday, January 29, 2016 | 1:14 pm

Scott Perry It’s no secret that technology is the future but San Francisco seems to get all the hype. Local tech expert, Scott Perry, the founder of L.A Tech Digest…

Community News

American Idol Finalist Rayvon Owen to Perform at Hillsides Gala, Symphony of Dreams

Published Friday, February 5, 2016 | 1:42 pm

Left to right: Rayvon Owen, Gala Chair Annette Ermshar, and Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. 2015 American Idol Top Four Finalist Rayvon Owen will perform at Hillsides annual…

The Arts

Sant Khalsa’s Artist–in-Residence Week at Pasadena City College

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 12:50 pm

East Highland, CA. Photo courtesy Sant Khalsa Self Portrait (Lucky Day), 1972. Photo courtesy Sant Khalsa Pasadena area residents can interact with Pasadena City College artist-in-residence Sant Khalsa and view…

National Parks The Focus of Consecutive Exhibitions, Commemorate Centennial

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 11:12 am

Thomas Moran, “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,” chromolithographic reproduction of a watercolor sketch, as published…

Renowned LA Artists Rally in Pasadena to Support LACHSA Visual Arts Students

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 3:49 pm

Incidents of Safari by artist Pablo Christi A roster of 50-plus Los Angeles artists, names…

Events

Eat-a-Meal and Do Good

Published Friday, February 5, 2016 | 2:05 pm

Beat the Monday blues by enjoying a fiesta of flavor and knowing that proceeds from your meal will go to a good cause. Enjoy your favorite Mexican huevos and vegetarian…

Ted Watler: Diving into the Clear Ocean

Published Friday, February 5, 2016 | 12:58 pm

Take an evening to learn about success and strategy in Pasadena’s very own co-working space.…

Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series Presents Brett Battles: Rewinder

Published Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 7:33 pm

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Brett Battles, a…

Science

Delivering Genes Across the Blood-Brain Barrier

Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:49 pm

Using a new selection method, Caltech researchers have evolved the protein shell of a harmless virus, AAV9, so that it can more efficiently cross the blood brain barrier and deliver…

Sandy Selfie Sent from NASA Mars Rover

Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:21 pm

This Jan. 19, 2016, self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at "Namib Dune," where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping…

Opinion

Opinion: The Pasadena City Council Should Pass a Minimum Wage Law Without Gaping Loopholes

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 5:01 pm

The Pasadena City Council is likely to adopt a policy this Monday night that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. But proposal that the…

Opinion: Pasadena – Too Cheap to Enforce the Minimum Wage?

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016 | 12:17 pm

By a 4-0 vote Wednesday night, the City Council’s EDTech Committee forwarded the staff recommendation for a minimum wage to the full Council. Pasadena now is on the verge of…

Features

Pasadena Higher Minimum Wage Ordinance Moves Much Closer to Reality

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 5:16 am

Councilmember Victor Gordo, chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee. addressed minimum wage ordinance hearing on January 27, 2016 (left); a member of the public urges the Committee to…

Police Oversight Study Team Meets with Community for First of Two Public Hearings

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 5:45 am

Barbara Attard and Kathryn Olson of Change Integration address the first of two community meetings about police oversight in the Council Chambers of Pasadena City Hall on Tuesday, January 26,…

Crime

Man Arrested for 27-Year-Old Cold Case Murder

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 4:51 pm

On February 27, 1988, the Pasadena Police Department responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Lake Ave. and Orange Grove Bl. in the City of Pasadena. When…

Wells Fargo Bank Robbed

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 11:54 am

A man described as Hispanic or Armenian robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch located inside a Vons grocery store on Allen Avenue Tuesday, leaving with an undetermined amount of money.…

Public Safety

Call of Unresponsive Man in a Car Nets Police Armed Felon with Illegal Drugs

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 10:42 am

© OpenStreetMap contributors Pasadena police responding to a watchful citizen’s call about an unresponsive man in a car parked on a quiet residential cul-de-sac found a felon armed with a…

Man, 77, Suffering Parkison’s Disease and Dementia, Missing in West Altadena

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 10:24 am

Marcos Badilla A 77-year old man who suffers from Parkinson’s and dementia is missing Tuesday morning in Altadena, a Sheriif’s Deputy reported. Marcos Badilla has been missing from the 300 block…

Sports

Caltech Men’s Tennis Sees Window of Opportunity in 2016

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 2:25 pm

Playing in what is arguably the nation’s top conference for men’s tennis, it is no…

PCC Season Opener: Softball Holds Off AVC, 5-4

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 10:57 am

Lancer Karina Moreno slides into home plate in a cloud of dust on Wednesday at…

La Salle High School’s Girl’s Soccer Wins 1-0 Over Bishop Montgomery

Published Friday, January 22, 2016 | 4:46 pm

La Salle High School’s Girl’s Soccer Team wins 1-0 over Bishop Montgomery High School last…

Living

Get the Bed of Your Dreams

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 12:34 pm

People are usually advised to “sleep on” big decisions and take their time before making a big change or large purchase. This is one case that you won’t want to…

Something for Everyone This February

Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | 3:48 pm

February includes two very important food-related holidays – both Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day…

Car Repair Hacks You Need to Know

Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:57 pm

Knowing a few basic things about how to take care of your car and spending…

Fresh Floral for Someone Special

Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 2:52 pm

Looking for the perfect place to buy the freshest flowers for your date? Get personal…