For Friday, April 25, 2014

Cause of Wednesday Night Apartment Blaze Remains Under Investigation

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 5:41 am

A Wednesday evening apartment fire erupted in a three-story apartment building in the 100 block of South El Molino Ave., authorities said. Pasadena Fire Department units responded to a 7:17 p.m. call to encounter light smoke coming from an apartment on the first floor. Residents were fleeing the building as firefighters arrived. There were no reported injuries. Pasadena Fire Department spokesperson Lisa Derderian said that the residents of the apartment unit which suffered the fire were not at home at…

Pasadena Unified Considers Hiking Fees for Early Childhood Education Program

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 8:51 am

[Updated April 23, 2014 | 3:00 p.m.]   The Pasadena Unified Board of Education will consider a recommendation…

Council Approves Beyoncé and Jay-Z Concert

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 5:29 pm

The Pasadena City Council today unanimously approved a license agreement with concert promoters Live Nation to present Beyoncé…

Also

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

City Needs Volunteers to Help People with Disabilities During Disasters

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 4:17 am

The City will hold a free training at the First Church of Nazarene on May 28-29 for volunteers who will assess the needs of people with disabilities and provide them…

Mayor Calls Delayed 710 Freeway Report a “Significant Setback”

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 7:11 am

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard called the delay of the State Route 710 North Study draft environmental impact report a “significant setback for the proposed SR-710 Tunnel” and said the computer…

Education

Softball Season Ends, Asst. Coach Mary Geer Retires

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 11:15 am

The Pasadena City College softball team closed the 2014 season Tuesday with a 6-2 loss to co-South Coast Conference champion East Los Angeles. While the Lancers finished their first season…

PCC Staff Member Heba Griffiths Receives Service Award

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 1:46 am

Heba Griffiths, Interim Associate Dean of Student Life received a service award from the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) at their March 2014 regional conference in San Diego.…

Business

TitleMax Loan Company Opens Branch in Pasadena

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 1:21 pm

  Pasadena residents who needed to secure short-term cash needs may now visit the local TitleMax branch which opened last Tuesday, April 22. The car title loan company’s new office…

Community News

Earthquake Expert Dr. Lucy Jones Fêted by the Parsons Toastmasters

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 9:25 am

Parsons Toastmasters honored Dr. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena, at its 40th Anniversary celebration on Tuesday, April 22. The event was…

The Arts

Earth Day’s Art Day Too at Metro

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 8:15 am

Artists who use fruits as their medium will lead Metro Gold Line’s public art tour on Saturday, April 26, coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day. David Burns and Austin…

Pasadena Art Alliance Will Throw ArtRageous Saturday, Supporting Contemporary Arts

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 4:49 am

Pasadena Art Alliance will hold its Seventeenth Biennial Art Auction ARTrageous Art Auction 2014 this…

College Students Get Discounts, Free Admission, Exclusive Tours at Norton Simon Museum

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 4:42 am

Norton Simon Museum will hold a one-night event exclusive for college students giving them the…

Events

Helping the Homeless Comes with Free Soup, Ceramics, Music

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 8:20 am

Who said helping can’t go hand-in-hand with having fun? At the Third Annual Empty Bowls fundraising on Saturday, April 26, there are a number of ways that donors will be able…

Zoologist Says Los Angeles is the “Birdiest” County, to Hold Lecture at Descanso Gardens

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 8:19 am

A zoologist from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will visit Descanso Gardens…

Lakeshore Learning Store Lets You Take Home Personalized Sailor Puppets for Free

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 8:17 am

Children will be making their own All Aboard! Storytelling Puppets complete with matching boats, during Lakeshore…

Science

Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 4:05 pm

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars’ moon…

JPL Hubble Exhibit at National Air and Space Museum

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 3:35 pm

The image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image taken with the Wide Field and…

Opinion

Opinion: Portantino and Social Media

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Anthony Portantino likes Twitter and Facebook as much as the next guy, but he worries that extreme texting and posting are eroding young people’s ability to successfully interact in the…

Opinion | Mind Over Money: Defending Democracy in the Wake of McCutcheon

Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 8:37 pm

One of the countless prescient scenes in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 finds the hero, Montag, struggling to memorize a simple Bible verse as a toothpaste commercial blares over…

Features

Student Rep Cries ‘Foul’ in Commencement Controversy

Published Monday, April 21, 2014 | 3:31 pm

Simon Fraser The controversy surrounding the “disinvitation” of Oscar-winning writer/producer and Pasadena City College alumnus Dustin Lance Black as the college’s commencement speaker took on another level of intrigue as…

City Swings Into Action to Consider Beyonce and Jay-Z Rose Bowl Concert on August 2

Published Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:18 pm

[Updated April 21, 2014 | 9:20 a.m.]  It’s beginning to look as if an August 2  summer concert by Beyonce and Jay-Z in the Rose Bowl will happen as the…

Crime

Pasadena Police Chase Suspect, LAPD Assists

Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 4:10 pm

Law enforcement officers are conducting an investigation in the area of Avenue 63 and Avenue 64 in Los Angeles following a short pursuit and traffic accident with the suspect fleeing…

Prescription Drug Drop Off at the South Pasadena Police Dept. This Saturday

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 3:10 pm

On Saturday, April 26 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the South Pasadena Police Dept. will be hosting a prescription drop off with the DEA. Drop off old or expired…

Public Safety

Pasadena Commander is New Police Chief of Northern California City

Published Monday, April 21, 2014 | 9:02 pm

  Pasadena Police Commander Lisa Rosales has been named the new Police Chief of San Pablo in northern California. [Updated April 22 | 6:51 a.m.]  A Latina commander with the…

Pasadena Police Release Air Operations Noteworthy Incidents Log for March

Published Monday, April 21, 2014 | 5:28 am

  3/1 Night Shift PD-1 monitored and responded to the area of Garfield Ave and Howard St. regarding a vehicle pursuit. Just prior to arrival, the vehicle yielded and the…

Sports

Registration Now Open for 2014 Sierra Madre Adult Co-Ed Softball

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 5:02 pm

Grab friends and neighbors and sign a team up for the City of Sierra Madre’s…

LA Galaxy vs Manchester United Tickets at Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sale Now

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 11:35 am

The online exchange has become a favorite of soccer fans interested in getting in on…

PCC Women’s Swimming Sets 6 South Coast Conference Records At Conference Finals

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 7:45 am

  The Pasadena City College duo of sophomore Shannon Cheung and freshman Connie Peng raised…

Living

It Keeps Getting Sweeter! See’s Candies Opens New Shop in South Pasadena

Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 1:06 pm

See’s Candies (See’s), one of the most trusted and timeless candy makers in the country, will celebrate the grand opening of a new shop in South Pasadena, California on May…

Redefine How You Dine during Pasadena Restaurant Week

Published Monday, March 31, 2014 | 1:43 pm

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the fourth…

Summer Means Swimming

Published Monday, March 24, 2014 | 2:46 pm

It’s looking a lot like summer out there, but doesn’t it always? The flowers of…

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena to Launch Chuan Spa Merging Traditional Chinese Medicine with Advanced Beauty Technology

Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 5:28 pm

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena will unveil its luxurious new Chuan Spa this June, offering advanced…