For Saturday, December 20, 2014

Smoking Ban Outside Pasadena Public Libraries Gets Initial Nod from City Council

By ARTHUR VILLASANTA

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 7:26 pm

The Pasadena City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance that will ban smoking on the grounds of all the city’s 10 public libraries during the Council’s  Dec. 15 meeting. The ordinance will expand the scope of the city’s Tobacco Use Prevention Ordinance (Chapter 8.78 of the Pasadena Municipal Code) that requires smokers to remain at least 20 feet away from entrances and exits of public libraries. It will close loopholes that prevent the smoking ban from being enforced…

Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Reproached by House Ethics Committee

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 5:59 pm

The House Ethics Committee has issued a public letter of reproval to local Congresswoman Judy Chu for interfering…

JPL Data Underscore Severity of California Drought, Despite Current Rains

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 10:22 am

NASA GRACE satellite data reveal the severity of California’s drought on water resources across the state. This map…

Also

Pasadena Museum of History Honors 2014 Contemporary History Makers

Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Bowl Operating Company and Langham Huntington Pasadena, Feted at September 19 Gala

Pasadena Museum of History brought its celebration of 2014 as a year of significant anniversaries within the City to a festive finale on Friday, September 19 at the Langham Huntington…

Local Government

Smoking Ban Outside Pasadena Public Libraries Gets Initial Nod from City Council

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 7:26 pm

The Pasadena City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance that will ban smoking on the grounds of all the city’s 10 public libraries during the Council’s  Dec. 15…

Santa and Local Police Bring Holiday Cheer to the Children in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 4:14 pm

The Pasadena Police Air Operations Section and the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) held their 9th annual Christmas Toy Drive (Operation Polar Wind) on December 16, 2014. Police Chief Phillip…

Education

Muir BSU Hosts Forum on Police and Race

Published Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 11:42 am

In line with the nationwide outcry over the killing of African-American males by police officers in Ferguson, MO, New York City and elsewhere the John Muir High School Black Student…

Pasadena Educational Foundation Awards Pasadena High School Teacher Grants

Published Friday, December 12, 2014 | 3:41 pm

Pasadena Educational Foundation announce 2014-2015 Pasadena Teacher Grant Recipients: 1. Annie Wang, Mandarin Teacher with a grant for MLIP World Language 2. Mayte Hernandez, English Teacher/CAMAD, Lead student field trip…

Business

Pasadena-based Jacobs Selected by BP as Strategic Supplier

Published Friday, December 19, 2014 | 10:57 am

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it has been selected by BP to continue its role as Strategic Supplier of mid-cap work on a global basis. Company officials did…

Community News

Only You can Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 5:52 pm

  One of the last things a family wants this Christmas season is to see its Christmas tree go up in flames in the living room. Sadly, Christmas tree fires…

The Arts

The Man Behind the Alebrijes

Published Friday, December 19, 2014 | 11:29 am

Alebrijes are painted figures created out of paper mache. The forms are surreal, combining animals to make new creatures. Padua Designs welcomed one of Mexico’s premiere paper mache artists Saturday…

California Art League Announces Juried Small Works Exhibit “Short Stories”

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 2:19 pm

The California Art League is excited to announce its latest show, Short Stories, a small…

Laura Skandera Trombley Named President of The Huntington Library

Published Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 10:44 am

Laura Skandera Trombley. Photo: Pitzer College Laura Skandera Trombley has been named the eighth president…

Events

Crowell Library Presents LA Opera Talk on Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 6:37 pm

Part of LA Opera’s Figaro Trilogy, this 20th century grand opera buffa, composed by Italian American John Corigliano, premiered in 1991 at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Trapped in the…

Discover Pasadena Architectural Treasures in Heritage’s Walking Tours

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 5:57 am

The Pasadena Heritage will feature some of the city’s most beautiful architectural treasures during the…

Crowd-Favorite Incendio Band Returns to Coffee Gallery Backstage

Published Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 5:10 am

The crowd-favorite Incendio band, only a few months after their last performance, will be back…

Science

Caltech to Hold Free Screening of “Creatures of the Deep” Documentary

Published Friday, December 19, 2014 | 5:27 am

Journey to the world of Pacific giant octopuses, Australian giant cuttlefish, Humboldt squids and spider crabs during the free screening of the documentary “Life: Creatures of the Deep” in Caltech’s…

Caltech Professor Emeritus Frederic Raichlen Dies at 82

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 6:02 am

Frederic Raichlen, professor of civil and mechanical engineering, in an undated photograph. Credit: Caltech Archives Fredric (“Fred”) Raichlen, professor emeritus of civil and mechanical engineering at Caltech, passed away on…

Opinion

Opinion: Proposal for a Pasadena Police Auditor

Published Friday, December 5, 2014 | 10:22 am

The events in Ferguson MO over the past few weeks show the price a community pays when there is a lack of confidence between the police and the people in…

Opinion: Open Letter to the President and Board of Tournament of Roses Association

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 5:35 pm

Our community of Pasadena has major concerns about the lack of diversity in the Tournament of Roses Association in regards to its staff. We have other concerns as well about…

Features

Anti-Racism March Unites Demonstrators, Shooting Victim’s Mother, and Cops

Published Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 4:23 pm

Hundreds march in Pasadena to decry police killings of unarmed black people across the country Anya Slaughter, the mother of Kendrec McDade, who was slain two years ago by Pasadena…

Groups Challenge County’s Big Dig at Hahamongna / Devil’s Gate Dam

Published Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 7:02 am

Representatives of the Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF) and the Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) announced they are filing a lawsuit challenging the LA County Flood Control District’s (LACFCD) program to scour…

Crime

South Pasadena Police Weekly Crime Summary

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 12:50 pm

December 10-16, 2014 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the…

South Pasadena Crime Summary

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 2:00 pm

December 3 – 9, 2014 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in…

Public Safety

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade Safety Tips

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 11:12 am

As the 126th Rose Parade approaches on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, Pasadena’s Fire and Police departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will…

Fire Department Offers Christmas Tree Guidelines

Published Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 12:39 pm

Christmas trees are among the most flammable items in homes and businesses at this time of year. A dry tree may literally explode and be consumed by fire in a…

Sports

Rose Bowl Competitors Fight for Same Outcome – A Cure

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 2:06 pm

Reigning national college football champions, Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles will take on No. 2…

2015 Rose Parade to Honor Special Olympics World Games

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 5:48 pm

Pasadena’s 2015 Rose Parade will celebrate The Special Olympics World Games to be held in…

Special Olympics World Games Host Town South Pasadena Set to Hold Reception

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 5:47 pm

Following its official announcement on November 12 that South Pasadena was selected to participate in…

Living

OSKA: Clothing with a Conscience

Published Monday, October 27, 2014 | 1:55 pm

When OSKA does an event, they do it for a worthy cause- and they do it in style! This year, OSKA joined in the call to raise awareness on breast…

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Announces Holiday Dining Specials and Seasonal Events

Published Monday, October 20, 2014 | 3:08 pm

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce a number of holiday dining specials and…

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Receives Four Stars from Forbes Travel Guide

Published Monday, October 6, 2014 | 10:58 am

Forbes Travel Guide has just unveiled new additions to its annual Star Rating list, naming…

“We Scream for Fresh, Healthier Ice Cream!” Ice-Cream Lab to Open Second Store in Pasadena

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 12:12 pm

Ice-Cream Lab, which serves freshly made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream containing only the healthiest, all…