For Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bertral “Bert” Washington Announced as New Pasadena Fire Chief

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 2:09 pm

Bertral “Bert” Washington is the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department. Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014.   City Manager Michael J. Beck today announced the appointment of Bertral “Bert” Washington as the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department.  Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014. Chief Washington comes from the Clark County Fire Department in Nevada, where he has been Fire Chief since November…

Pasadena Bests Nations Around the Globe to Win COSPAR Science Conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 11:25 am

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard greets Caltech Professor Dr. Thomas A. Prince at the November 18 press conference announcing…

Run a Red Light, Get a Ticket

Monday, November 17, 2014 | 1:19 pm

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement at high collision intersections throughout the City of Pasadena…

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

Rep. Chu Praises Executive Action on Immigration

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:37 pm

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) praised President Obama’s announcement today that he will take executive action to immediately protect millions of immigrant families from deportation and take steps to improve our…

Rep. Chu Calls for Executive Action to Keep Families Together

Published Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 11:46 am

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) called on President Obama to take executive action this year that would halt deportations, keep families together, and reduce visa backlogs. Rep. Chu released the following…

Education

Pasadena Unified Partners with Pasadena Sandwich Company and Pasadena Fire Department to Ensure Deserving Families Have a Proper Thanksgiving

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 5:10 pm

Over 300 members of some 59 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) families who are transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency will get a free Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings from…

PCC Partners with USC to Enhance Chinese Language Program

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 5:08 pm

Pasadena City College has formed a broad, long-term partnership with the University of Southern California to enhance PCC’s burgeoning Chinese Language Program and encourage its students to seek careers as…

Business

Parson’s Chairman CEO Honored by New York Building Congress with 2015 Industry Recognition Award

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 11:36 am

Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington. Photo courtesy Parsons.com Parsons is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO, Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington, was honored yesterday by the New York Building Congress…

Community News

Hillsides Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program Aims to Help 80 Families

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 3:53 pm

Last May, the Galvan family lost its apartment and was homeless for months. Mom Mary, a single mother, works at a minimum wage job to support her three daughters, ages…

The Arts

Norton Simon Lecture to Highlight Famous Art Collectors Duveen Brothers

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 9:24 am

Why are so many European art objects found in collections across the United States today? It is partly because of two art collectors who were able to monopolize the American…

Learn and Taste, Literally, the Art of “Fabulous Feasts”

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:45 am

Explore the art of festive meals by savoring one yourself during the “Taste of Art:…

Southern California Museums Band Together Museums Free-For-All

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 4:23 pm

In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad…

Events

Music and Stories with Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame Nominee P.F. Sloan

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 12:07 pm

Singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan, fresh from being nominated for the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame, is set to headline a concert at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Saturday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.…

Chinese Pop Star Della Ding Comes to Pasadena

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 10:37 am

Popular Chinese singer Della Ding will fly thousands of miles to Pasadena for her “One…

Norton Simon Lecture to Highlight Famous Art Collectors Duveen Brothers

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 9:24 am

Why are so many European art objects found in collections across the United States today?…

Science

Caltech Lecture to Highlight Integrated Chips’ Potential Impact to Mankind

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6:46 am

“Integrated electronic” and “optical circuits” are complex terms for scientists, but for ordinary men, they can actually mean secure Internet connections and discovery of new drugs. Andrei Faraon, assistant professor…

Renowned Scientist to Speak at Caltech, Says He Has “Never Been This Excited About Physics”

Published Sunday, November 16, 2014 | 7:44 am

A scientist’s recent research in the field of physics promises to shed new light on human’s understanding of the universe’s fabric of time and space. Saying he “hasn’t been this…

Opinion

Opinion: The Law is on SCALE Academy’s Side

Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 11:24 am

The purpose of this press release is to provide documentation in support of SCALE Academy’s right to operate within the city of Pasadena. Furthermore, this document is intended to provide…

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…

Features

Both Drivers Expected to Survive Horrific South Pasadena Head On Crash

Published Friday, November 7, 2014 | 12:49 pm

Officials from the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department responded to a head-on collision at Arroyo Drive and Pasadena Avenue involving two vehicles Thursday night. Captain Chris Saxon of the…

11 Burglaries in 5 Days Recorded in South Pasadena

Published Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 4:39 pm

Eleven residential burglaries had been recorded in South Pasadena in the span of six days from October 28 to November 2, police said. Four burglaries occurred just a day apart…

Crime

The Area Closed Due To A Robbery On Orange Grove Blvd Is Now Open. #ppd

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 9:40 pm

Pasadena Police Department advises the area originally closed due to a robbery on Orange Grove blvd is now open to traffic.

Orange Grove Bl Between Los Robles And Marengo Will Be Closed For A Lengthy Period Of Time Due To A Robbery. Use Alternate Routes. #ppd

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 9:10 pm

Pasadena Police Department advises you to AVOID Orange Grove Blvd Between Los Robles and Marengo due to a Robbery. Use alternate routes.

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Published Sunday, November 9, 2014 | 4:50 pm

On November 3, a verdict was rendered in a homicide case which began on August 5, 2013 at about 1:00 a.m., when Pasadena Police officers responded to the 100 block…

City Receives Grant for Bicycle Safety Outreach

Published Monday, November 3, 2014 | 11:08 am

The City’s Department of Transportation has received a $172,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long bicycle safety outreach program to Pasadena-area children and their…

Sports

PCC Men’s Basketball Held to Lowest Point Total in 52 Years

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 10:45 pm

The Pasadena City College men’s basketball team performed a feat in scoring futility Friday night…

PCC Women’s Volleyball Concludes ’14 Season

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 7:15 am

After winning a sweep at Los Angeles Harbor College November 14, the Pasadena City College…

Athletics Chips in on Million Meals Marathon

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 11:15 pm

The Lancers sports teams are doing their part to fight hunger in Los Angeles by…

Living

The Playhouse District Hosts Shop Small, Shop Indie A Localized Effort to Support Independent Businesses

Published Friday, November 21, 2014 | 1:05 pm

Over 30 small independent businesses will participate in the Playhouse District Association’s Playhouse Shop Small, Shop Indie on Saturday, November 29th. The event invites shoppers to enjoy extraordinary savings and…

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…

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…