For Friday, November 28, 2014

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps the Week’s Major Crime Incidents

By PASADENA CHIEF OF POLICE PHILLIP L. SANCHEZ

Published Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 2:20 pm

On November 9 at about 4:03 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 2300 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding an irate subject striking cars. The suspect also assaulted a victim prior to officers arriving to investigate the incident. An off-duty law enforcement and a security agent detained the suspect until Pasadena Police officers arrived. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and booked at the Pasadena jail. On November 11 at about 12:22 p.m., Pasadena Police officers…

Bertral “Bert” Washington Announced as New Pasadena Fire Chief

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…

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…

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 Statement in Support of Continued Negotiations with Iran

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 11:14 am

On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced a 7-month extension of the Western-led negotiations to end Iran’s nuclear program. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement: “The need…

Assembly Member Chris Holden Steps into Majority Floor Leader Position

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 5:36 pm

Today, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins announced the members of the Democratic Caucus leadership team for the 2015-16 Legislative Session. Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has been appointed Majority Floor Leader.…

Education

Pasadena City College Foundation Announces Top Westerbeck Scholarship Winners

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Winners are among 255 PCC students to receive more than $230,000 in scholarships at December 3 scholarship awards ceremony The Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation, the fifth-largest community college foundation…

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…

Business

codeSpark Unveils The Foos to Teach 10 Million Kids About Coding

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 12:24 pm

codeSpark, a new learning games company, today announced a free self-directed coding game called The Foos that teaches kids five and up the basics of computer science. It’s getting early…

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

Lou Beach: White Pink Turpentine

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 3:50 pm

Left: Lou Beach, White Pink Turpentine, 2014, collage on paper, 8" x 9.5". Right: Lou Beach, Good George from Clara (Beaumont), 2014, collage on paper, 9.25" x 11.75". Photo courtesy…

Offramp Gallery Presents Patssi Valdez’ Somber Hues

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 3:46 pm

Left: Patssi Valdez, Down the Garden Path, 2014, gouache on watercolor paper, 24" x 18".…

Two Days of Art at Open Studios

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 12:47 pm

Open Studios is a group of artists from Altadena and Pasadena that, with the support…

Events

Free Holiday Jazz Concert at Altadena Library

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 6:00 am

The Jazz Zone music ensemble will lead the Holiday Jazz Concert and Sing-Along in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room  at the Altadena Main Library on Friday, December 5, 7:00…

Mayor Bill Bogaard to Lead Annual Tree Lighting at City Hall

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 5:11 am

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will lead the City of Pasadena’s traditional tree lighting ceremony at…

Los Angeles Celebrity Baking Convention will be Southern Cal’s Biggest Pastry Party Ever

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 6:13 pm

Bakers, sweet tooths, fans of TV food shows and pastry lovers will be in “dessert…

Science

JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference

Published Monday, November 24, 2014 | 2:03 pm

Gregg Vane (left), strategic partner insular system exploration at JPL, and Thomas Prince (right), director of Caltech's W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies. Image Credit: Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau…

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…

Opinion

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…

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…

Features

Run a Red Light, Get a Ticket

Published 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 on Friday, November 21, 2014. The hours of operation will be from…

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…

Crime

Police: Tips You Need to Know to Protect Your Mail and Gift Deliveries During the Holidays

Published Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 10:10 am

With the holiday season upon, the Pasadena Police Department has provided us with some helpful hints on how to safeguard your mail and parcel packages during the season. PROTECTING YOUR…

Police See Increase in Fraud Using Green Dot Prepaid Debit Cards

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 5:40 pm

The South Pasadena Police Department has seen an increase in fraud using “Green Dot” prepaid debit cards. The scam has taken several forms, but all involve a suspect calling a…

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps the Week’s Major Crime Incidents

Published Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 2:20 pm

On November 9 at about 4:03 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 2300 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding an irate subject striking cars. The suspect also assaulted a…

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…

Sports

PCC’s Barba, Menchaca Named All-SCC Men’s Soccer

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 4:15 pm

Top sophomore defender George Barba picked up All-South Coast Conference honors for the second straight…

Lancers’ Velasco, Givens Selected All-SCC Women’s Water Polo

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 4:10 pm

The Pasadena City College women’s water polo team placed two players on the 2014 All-South…

PCC’s Ulmer, Busta Make All-SCC Women’s Soccer

Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 3:45 pm

Pasadena City College sophomore goalie Angelique Ulmer and sophomore defender Danielle Busta were each selected…

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…