For Monday, September 15, 2014

Mayor Bill Bogaard Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 1:09 pm

City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard today announced his decision not to seek re-election after serving nearly 16 years as the City’s first, and (until now) only directly elected mayor in the City’s history. Bogaard is sending a two-page letter to many of his long-time friends and supporters in which he shares with them “a reluctant decision” not to seek re-election for a fifth term as Mayor. A copy of the letter is attached with this news release. “There is…

Rose Parade’s Seaworld Float Protestor Plans Unusual Court Defense

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 11:01 am

Amanda Slyter—who along with 15 other protesters was arrested for "interfering with a special event" on January 1…

Pasadena Police Warn Of Phone Solicitors Impersonating Law Enforcement

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 1:40 pm

Pasadena Police are warning that phone solicitors impersonating law enforcement have been placing calls to local residents, accusing theme…

Also

Student Athletes Honored

The student athletes came out on top as the Student Athlete Lab hosted it’s Inaugural Annual Scholar Athlete Award Reception on Sunday night at Notte Luna Restaurant in Glendale. The…

Local Government

Rep. Chu Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 2:31 pm

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 – October 15, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement: “Since the earliest days of our nation, Latinos…

National Voter Registration Day is September 23, 2014

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 1:54 pm

Pasadena residents are reminded that Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 is National Voter Registration Day, the perfect time to register to vote or to update voter registration information at one of…

Education

Free Online Tutoring Available 24/7

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 4:15 pm

The Pasadena City College Learning Assistance Center, in partnership with Smarthinking, Inc., is offering free, online tutoring services to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The services,…

College to Host Veteran Suicide Awareness Workshop

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 4:45 pm

Twenty-two veterans take their own lives every day, which amounts to a suicide every 65 minutes. That sobering statistic, released from the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, may even…

Business

Bank of the West Renews Lease at 595 Colorado in Pasadena

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 12:40 pm

The Swig Company announced that it has renewed a lease with anchor tenant Bank of the West at 595 East Colorado in Pasadena. The Swig Company acquired 595 Colorado, an…

Community News

Pasadena Senior Center Offers Free Sample Classes for Fall

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 4:53 pm

Every fall the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for people 50 and older ranging from art and computers to cooking and Zumba. Some classes are now…

The Arts

Announcing FreeWaves at Side Street Projects

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 2:20 pm

On October 10, 2014, Freewaves, Anne Bray, and the attendees of ArtNight Pasadena will collaborate to make a new kind of interactive public work exploring current attitudes towards art and…

Altadena Library Host Free Screening of “Divergent,” a Great Film for Teenagers

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 6:50 am

Teenagers are in for a movie treat during the free screening of the 2014 sci-fi…

Six Art Workshops for Writers, Painters, Sculptors in One Week

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 5:24 am

Whether you’re into writing, painting or making ceramics, you can choose from six different art…

Events

PARK(ing) Day in Pasadena to Take Over Colorado Blvd.

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:34 pm

On Friday, September 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pasadena’s Playhouse District will celebrate international PARK(ing) Day by transforming parking spaces into a temporary parklet for the installation of…

Altadena Library Host Free Screening of “Divergent,” a Great Film for Teenagers

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 6:50 am

Teenagers are in for a movie treat during the free screening of the 2014 sci-fi…

South Pasadena Library Pays Tribute to “Byrd Who Flew Alone”

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 5:17 am

The South Pasadena Public Library will play tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Gene Clark of the…

Science

‘J’ Marks the Spot for Rosetta’s Lander

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 1:05 pm

Image depicts the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko chosen for the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission. Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA The European Space Agency’s Rosetta’s lander,…

NASA’s Wind-Watching ISS-RapidScat Ready for Launch

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 6:05 pm

Artist’s rendering of NASA’s ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts,…

Opinion

Opinion: Back To School Inspiration: Mack Robinson’s Track Shoes

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:10 am

Mack Robinson memorabilia Until the reception last July at Pasadena City College, I had never seen an Olympic medal. Let alone one so steeped in history and legend. So, peering…

Martin Gordon: “Did You Know?” (This Time Kendrec McDade)

Published Friday, August 8, 2014 | 1:35 pm

Martin Gordon shown speaking at the April 10, 2012 rally following the shooting death of Kendrek McDade. Pasadena Community! Did you know that after over two years, the City of…

Features

Police Stop Planned Shooting At South Pasadena High School

Published Monday, August 18, 2014 | 7:40 pm

South Pasadena Police Detectives said Monday night they stopped a potential mass shooting at South Pasadena High School after receiving information from school officials. Detectives have been working around the…

Pasadena City Council Declares Level 1 Water Shortage

Published Monday, July 28, 2014 | 8:32 pm

The Pasadena City Council at its July 28 meeting declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan, with…

Crime

Give Three Feet Safety Clearance For Bicyclist Or Face Possible Traffic Citation Under New Law, Cvc 21760. #ppd

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 6:40 pm

Community: On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, California Vehicle Code 21760 requiring three feet clearance from bicyclist goes into effect. The legislation, enacted as the "Three Feet for Safety Act", is…

Avoid The 800 Block Of Auburn Ave. Until Further Notice Due To Brush Fire Within The Area.

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 4:40 pm

Public Safety

Kung Fu Masters Will Hold a Discussion and Demonstration About Tai Chi for Self-Defense

Published Friday, September 5, 2014 | 5:46 am

Martial arts experts will hold a panel discussion and demonstration on Tai Chi and how it can be used for self-defense during the 4th Annual A Day with Kung Fu…

RAD Prevention Coalition Reminds Fans: Drinking is NOT a Game

Published Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 12:35 pm

Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs (RAD-SGV) prevention coalition members have launched “Drinking is NOT a Game”, an effort to promote responsible alcohol use at large events in the City of…

Sports

Chris Foster, Times’ Bruin Beatwriter at Quarterbacks

Published Monday, September 15, 2014 | 3:14 pm

Chris Foster, the Los Angeles Times’ Bruin beat writer for the UCLA Bruins, huddles with…

Grossmont Edges PCC Football, 17-14

Published Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 12:15 am

El Cajon – A 34-yard field goal by Brendon Chitura with just 2:20 left sent…

PCC Men’s Soccer Overpowers Santa Monica, 4-0

Published Friday, September 12, 2014 | 9:15 pm

The Pasadena City College men’s soccer team unleashed an arsenal offensively at visiting Santa Monica…

Living

Making the Space

Published Monday, August 11, 2014 | 12:30 pm

When the space in your house is starting to look like the space left in your smartphone, it might be time to think about a wall bed. It sits behind…

Pasadena Chamber to Host Third SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

Published Monday, July 28, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Patrons get to decide which cocktail is Pasadena’s favorite during SIP-tember: a celebration of the…

Hope on the Menu

Published Monday, July 7, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Chef Tony Lancaster (right) with his wife, Ann. Tony Lancaster knows what it’s like to…

Cool Deals and Hot Summer Specials at Charlie’s Trio

Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Lunchtime favorites at Charlie’s Trio just got a little better. Any of the classic sandwiches…