For Friday, July 25, 2014

Armenian-American Community Gathers to Celebrate 125 Years in Pasadena

Story and Video by EDDIE RIVERA

Published Monday, July 21, 2014 | 4:12 am

Hundreds of members of Pasadena’s Armenian community celebrated the 125th year of the Armenian settlement in the City of Roses Sunday through live music, multicultural dances, arts and crafts, raffles and other family-friendly activities at Victory Park. The event paid tribute to the Pashgian brothers who are considered by many to be the first Armenians to settle in Pasadena in 1889. One of the brothers, M.S. Pashgian, was the Tournament of Roses grand marshal in 1915. “We’re proud to be…

City Plans Driver Feedback Signs to Help Brake Rise in Traffic Deaths

Monday, July 7, 2014 | 4:14 am

A car whizzes by one of 18 existing driver feedback signs in Pasadena, clearly travelling 10 miles per…

2015 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 4:59 am

Louis Zamperini (file photo) [Updated: July 3, 2014 | 8:45 a.m.]  Louis Zamperini, the “true American hero” who…


Difference Makers and Disruptors Connect, Aim to “Reinvent Pasadena”

Breaking in Art Center College of Design’s month old South Campus on Raymond Avenue, Innovate Pasadena held an inaugural event Thursday—in every sense of the word—with a Connect mixer that kicked off a weekend for “difference makers and disruptors.”

Local Government

Public Invited to La Casita Del Arroyo Grand Re-Opening

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 5:58 pm

The public is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening celebration for the completed historic renovation of La Casita del Arroyo. Join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Steve Madison and other Pasadena…

Rep. Schiff Statement on President Signing Executive Order Banning Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

Published Monday, July 21, 2014 | 12:16 pm

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), released the following statement after President signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and agencies…


Pasadena Unified Names Don Benito Principal Julianne Reynoso as Executive Director, Elementary

Published Friday, July 25, 2014 | 12:18 pm

Julianne S. Reynoso. Photo courtesy PUSD The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) today announced that Don Benito Fundamental Elementary School Principal Julianne S. Reynoso has been named Executive Director of…

Surviving School

Published Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 10:45 pm

Attention CARE, EOP&S and STARS students!!!  Are you equipped to survive the school year?  Not sure, then join us for Surviving School on August 11, 2014, 10am to 6pm in…


Parsons Wins Two Telly Awards

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 4:53 pm

Parsons is pleased to announce that its Pasadena-based creative services team has been recognized with two Telly Awards. Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards honor the best film and video…

Community News

WOD Gear Clothing Team Fitness Competition to Benefit Hillsides

Published Friday, July 25, 2014 | 12:33 pm

Competitors on the rings at a prior WOD Gear Team Series. Photo credit: Michael Brian WOD Gear Clothing, a South Pasadena athletic apparel company, is donating proceeds from its fourth…

The Arts

Local Artist Sam Nicholson Donating 25 Percent of Sales to Hillsides

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 5:01 pm

Local fine artist Sam Nicholson is donating 25 percent of any of his paintings purchased by supporters of the Pasadena-headquartered non-profit Hillsides. “My wife Diane and I have been involved…

Create Earth-Friendly Indigenous Art Through Australian Dot Painting

Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 6:12 am

Painting by Janell Mithani The Pasadena Public Library-Hastings Branch will hold a workshop on an…

Norton Simon to Hold Screening of Animated Film “The Aristocats”

Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 6:01 am

The Norton Simon Museum will hold a screening of the 1978 Disney animated film “The…


Musical Group “Upstream” Uses Caribbean Music to Share Message of Love

Published Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 8:00 am

Upstream will spread their message of love through a night of free uplifting Caribbean music at Levitt Pavilion on Thursday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. Lead singer-guitarist “Haile Blackman,” who is…

Scholars to Gather in Pasadena for International Symposium “Does God Play Dice?”

Published Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 7:53 am

Scholars from various disciplines will gather in Pasadena for an international symposium entitled “Does God…

From an Online Ad to Today’s “Best Live Band”

Published Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 7:45 am

A band which started from a simple Craigslist advertisement has grown into a multi-instrumentalist group…


NASA Mars Spacecraft Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

Published Friday, July 25, 2014 | 9:35 am

This graphic depicts the orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it swings around the sun in 2014. On Oct. 19, the comet will have a very close pass…

Surface impressions of Rosetta’s comet

Published Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 11:35 am

Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on July 14, 2014, by the OSIRIS imaging system aboard the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft have allowed scientists to create this three-dimensional shape model…


Cameron Turner: Mack Robinson — Second to None

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 6:05 pm

Mack Robinson. Photo courtesy Pasadena City College Sometimes we have no idea that we’re in standing the presence of greatness.  As students at John Muir High School in the late…

Opinion: Encouraging Minority Youth in the Wake of Donald Sterling

Published Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 11:38 am

On April 15 ballplayers at Dodger Stadium and throughout Major League Baseball donned Jackie Robinson’s number 42 in remembrance of Robinson’s historic breaking of baseball’s color barrier nearly 70 years…


City Breaks Ground on $55 Million Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project

Published Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 4:13 am

  Pictured from left to right: Gurcharan Bawa, PWP Assistant General Manager, Power Supply; Eric Klinkner, PWP Chief Deputy General Manager; Michael Beck, Pasadena City Manager; Councilmember Margaret McAustin; Julie…

New Health Inspection Placards, Public Database Begins

Published Friday, June 27, 2014 | 4:58 pm

New inspection placards for public display in Pasadena’s restaurants and other permanent food facilities will be issued by the City’s Public Health Department beginning July 1, 2014. The placards will…


Pasadena Police To Host Curbside Coffee And Chat, Tomorrow 7/24 At 10:00 A.m., Hill Ave And Washington Blvd (n/w Corner

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 4:40 pm

The Pasadena Police Department's Community Services Section is "wheeling" out their Mobile Command Post on July 24th, to host its famous Curbside Coffee and Chat with businesses and residents of…

Active Shooter Suspect In Custody – Homicide Investigation; Avoid Area Of 1700 Block Of Summit Ave

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 7:10 pm

At about 4:20pm, the Pasadena Police Department received several 911 calls from residents reporting shots fired in the area of 1700 block Summit Ave. Officers responded and upon arrival came…

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Published Monday, July 21, 2014 | 4:30 am

On July 4, Pasadena Police and Fire Personnel deployed together to form several Fireworks Enforcement Teams. The safety teams were responsible for responding to calls of illegal fireworks. During the…

Huntington Memorial Hospital Partners with Day One to Promote Safer Cycling

Published Monday, July 7, 2014 | 3:02 pm

Riding in Pasadena and Altadena without a helmet or lights after nightfall? You might not only be breaking the law, but you’re putting yourself at greater risk for serious injury.…


Men’s Soccer Sends Larson to Next Level at Cal Lutheran

Published Friday, July 11, 2014 | 2:15 pm

Zack Larson, a two-year letterman for the Pasadena City College men’s soccer team, accepted a…

PCC’s Luis Flores Now Playing Pro Soccer in El Salvador

Published Friday, July 11, 2014 | 1:45 pm

After leading the Pasadena City College men’s soccer team in scoring the past two seasons,…

PCC Football Volunteers At City of Pasadena Youth Clinics

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 2:45 pm

Members of the 2014 Pasadena City College football team recently took advantage of the opportunity…


It’s Back! The Older the Better

Published Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 2:26 pm

Everything old is, of course, new again, or at least valuable again. Nothing proves that more than the return of the annual Pasadena Antique Show and Sale at the Pasadena…

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…

It’s a Birthday!

Published Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 3:37 pm

Everyone loves birthdays and this Friday, Real Food Daily in Santa Monica, Pasadena’s RFD’s sister…