For Saturday, August 30, 2014

Labor Day 2014 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena

Published Monday, August 25, 2014 | 11:15 am

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. The City Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 8. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For any life-threatening emergencies, always remember to call 9-1-1. Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water…

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…

Police Stop Planned Shooting At South Pasadena High School

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…

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

Holden Truancy Bill Heads to Governor

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 2:32 pm

The California Legislature has given final approval to Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to collect more complete records on absences and intervention strategies to help identify the effectiveness of school truancy…

Rep. Chu Addresses National Monument Designation for San Gabriel Mountains at Community Meeting

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 1:41 pm

Yesterday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) spoke at a U.S. Forest Service Town Hall in Baldwin Park in support of President Obama designating the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument. Rep.…

Education

2014 PCC Preview: A New Cast for Women’s Volleyball

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 2:45 pm

After last season’s Cinderella run in the regional playoffs, the Pasadena City College women’s volleyball team starts the 2014 season with practically a whole new lineup under second-year, interim head…

Celerity Exa Charter School Closed by Pasadena Fire Marshal

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 1:32 pm

Celerity Exa Charter School. Photo courtesy Altadenaschools.net The Celerity Exa Charter School was served with a notice today to immediately vacate the premises at 1530 Elizabeth Street (William Carey International…

Business

Learn How Real Estate Expert Turns Distressed Properties Into Big Cash

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 5:14 am

Acclaimed real estate and financial expert Lloyd Segal will discuss how to find, fund, fix and flip houses, and turn distressed properties into profit during a free workshop at the…

Community News

Star Wars Costuming Clubs Take Hillsides by ‘The Force’

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 11:52 am

“The Force” was strong on a recent Saturday at Hillsides main campus in Pasadena when more than 40 members of Star Wars costuming clubs gathered together to entertain the children…

The Arts

LA Premiere of “The Byrd Who Flew Alone,” Music by Carla Olson and David Plenn

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 7:18 pm

GeneClark (Byrds) @ Wally Heider's - Oct 30 1972. Photo courtesy South Pasadena Library A free public screening of “The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene…

Signs of Life Opens at Descanso Gardens

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 4:52 pm

Ezekial Tending to the Garden of Dry Bones by Laura Lasworth. Courtesy of the artist…

Claire Keith: Paintings

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:32 am

Claire Keith, Where or When, 2011, oil on canvas, 18" x 18". Photo courtesy Offramp…

Events

Malcolm Gladwell, Magic Johnson and Jane Pauley to Speak on the Distinguished Speaker Series Stage

Published Friday, August 29, 2014 | 12:32 pm

L-R: Magic Johnson, Jane Pauley and Malcolm Gladwell. Photo courtesy SpeakersLA.com Already well-established as a Southern California cultural institution, the Distinguished Speakers Series of Pasadena has again lined up an…

Coffee Gallery Backstage Presents Tribute Concert to John Denver

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 6:06 am

Legendary singer-songwriter John Denver died in a plane crash years ago, but his award-winning songs…

Argentine Singer Leads Quartet at Coffee Gallery Backstage Concert

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 5:56 am

Fresh from their concert at the Django Reinhardt festival in France, the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet…

Science

NASA Radar System Surveys Napa Valley Quake Area

Published Friday, August 29, 2014 | 2:35 pm

NASA’s C-20A Earth science research aircraft with the UAVSAR slung underneath its belly lifts off the runway at Edwards Air Force Base on a prior radar survey mission. Image Credit:…

Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Published Friday, August 29, 2014 | 11:35 am

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity captured this view southward just after completing a 338-foot (103-meter) southward drive, in reverse, on Aug. 10, 2014. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status…

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

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…

Art Center Buys Building at Gateway to Pasadena

Published Monday, July 21, 2014 | 5:19 pm

Art Center College of Design continues to expand its educational reach and resources with the acquisition of 1111 South Arroyo Parkway and plans to build student housing on South Raymond…

Crime

Pasadena Police Warn Of Phone Solicitors Impersonating Law Enforcement

Published 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 of failure to show for jury duty and owing money. In the…

Pasadena Police Arrest Local Man After He Brandished a Firearm and Threatened Another Adult Male

Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 7:40 pm

At approximately 4:31 p.m., Pasadena Officers responded to the area of Colorado Blvd., and Eloise Ave regarding an armed man with a gun. After searching the area he was located…

Public Safety

Improving Motorcycle Safety Aim of Pasadena Police Department Operation

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 12:10 pm

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sunday, August 17, 2014, in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be…

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Published Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 9:54 pm

On July 12, two suspects (Male and Female Blacks) broke into a home in the 80 block of South Virginia Avenue while the victim was away (vacation). An alert neighbor…

Sports

2014 PCC Preview: Defense A Strength For Women’s Soccer

Published Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 3:15 pm

Now in his second season as head coach, Reggie Rivas has put together a blended…

Santa Anita’s Newly Renovated Main Track to Re-Open for Training

Published Monday, August 25, 2014 | 10:59 am

Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has…

Start the Week Fit with Monday Fun Run

Published Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 9:10 pm

Start the week with fitness and exercise through Run With Us’ weekly Monday Fun Run…

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…