For Friday, April 18, 2014

Mayor Calls Delayed 710 Freeway Report a “Significant Setback”

By JAMES MACPHERSON with research by DAVID CROSS

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 model used to predict traffic demand for the report may show there is a lessening need to build the gap-closing section at all. Metro reported Tuesday that the release of the draft environmental impact report “will be delayed” because more time is needed to calibrate a complex computer model being…

Rose Bowl: Beyonce and Jay Z Summer Concert Announcement “Premature”

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 4:15 am

A summer concert by Beyonce and Jay Z is anything but a sure thing and the announcement reported…

SR-710 North Freeway Study Environmental Impact Report Release Delayed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 7:01 am

Metro announced Tuesday that release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route…

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

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…

Public Invited to ‘Ball at City Hall’ Benefit Gala

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 11:33 am

Tickets are still available for Dena Magazine’s “Ball at City Hall” 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Pasadena City Hall Courtyard, 100 N. Garfield Ave. This red carpet gala,…

Education

Women’s Swim: 4 SCC Title Wins Highlighted By Medley Relay Record

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 10:45 pm

In the history of South Coast Conference swimming, no women's relay squad had ever eclipsed the four minute mark in the 400-yard medley relay. That was until four Pasadena City…

PUSD Announces Public Meetings on School Attendance Boundaries

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 5:39 pm

Representatives of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will hold a meeting with residents of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre on Tuesday, April 22, to discuss possible school attendance boundary…

Business

Matt Bretz Joins Pasadena-based Ayzenberg Group as Vice President and Creative Director

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 10:07 am

  Ayzenberg Group, one of the largest independent full-service agencies on the U.S. West Coast, today announced that Matt Bretz, a highly regarded creative executive in the entertainment advertising community,…

Community News

Options to Host 31st Annual 2014 Child Development Policymakers Breakfast

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 12:03 pm

Top: Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Carol Liu, Assemblymember Chris Holden. Bottom: Assemblymember Ed Chau, Dr. Eric Walsh, Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Honoree Mary Donnelly Crocker, Executive…

The Arts

Myron Kaufman: That’s Life

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 7:22 pm

Myron Kaufman, Strawberry, 2013, acrylic on paper, 11" x 13". Photo courtesy Offramp Gallery Offramp Gallery is pleased to present Myron Kaufman: That’s Life from May 4 – June 1,…

Offramp Gallery Presents Skip Snow’s Pity Party

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 2:11 pm

Skip Snow, Smelly Dude, 2013, gouache and ink on paper, 9" x 12". Photo by…

Artists Address Public Health Care with “Long Live LA” Video Series to Engage, Educate, and Inspire

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 5:44 pm

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) in partnership with Freewaves, a Los Angeles-based media organization,…

Events

Kidspace to Celebrate its 18th Annual Grand Butterfly Release

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 10:39 am

Kidspace celebrates the life cycle of the butterfly during its 18th Annual Grand Butterfly Release, on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. This long-standing tradition at the Museum will…

Helping Hands for Hand-Held Devices

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 1:14 pm

Electronically savvy students from San Marino High School will be available on Monday night, May…

Actor Mike Farrell Stars in Caltech’s One-Person Play on Global Warming

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 7:41 pm

Theater Arts Caltech will combine science and arts as it stages “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” a…

Science

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in ‘Habitable Zone’

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 11:35 am

The artistic concept of Kepler-186f is the result of scientists and artists collaborating to imagine the appearance of these distant worlds. Image credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech Using NASA’s Kepler Space…

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 9:05 am

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology’s 2.4-meter (7.9-foot) Magdalena Ridge Observatory in Socorro County, N.M. Image credit: New Mexico Tech The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI)…

Opinion

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…

Dr. Mark Rocha: Channeling Chávez

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 9:16 am

  On Friday morning at the Arclight Theater in Pasadena, the Cross Cultural Center, PCC Flea Market and the Office of Student Life sponsored a special premier screening of the…

Features

Pasadena Car Wash Becomes First to Unionize in Los Angeles County

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 5:41 am

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard speaks at press conference announcing the unionization of a Pasadena car wash, which becomes the first in Los Angles County.   A Pasadena car wash has…

Illegal Board Home Operators Face Jail, Fines and Probation

Published Friday, April 11, 2014 | 4:23 pm

Property owners in the City of Pasadena who operate illegal, unlicensed, unsafe or over-crowded boarding houses will be prosecuted, with owners facing stiff penalties, jail time, probation and thousands of…

Crime

Woman, Alone in Residence, Scares Off Burglar in Early Morning Darkness

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 6:54 am

A woman alone in her home scared off a burglar who dropped what he was stealing and fled about 4 a.m. this morning, police say. The unidentified woman, who is…

Bev-Mo Burgled Sunday Night

Published Monday, April 14, 2014 | 10:33 am

The Bev-Mo alcoholic beverage warehouse-style store in the 800 block of South Arroyo Parkway fell prey Sunday night to suspects who have struck the chain’s outlets in a series of…

Public Safety

Elderly Woman Injured When Car Runs Red Light

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 2:03 pm

Authorities reported a vehicle ran a red light shortly before noon today at the corner of North Mentor Avenue and East Union Street and smashed into another vehicle, trapping one…

Ten Local Liquor Stores Refuse to Sell Beer to Minor in Decoy Sting

Published Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 11:27 am

All ten Pasadena liquor stores targeted in a sting operation refused to sell beer to the underage decoy and complied with the law, authorities say. Day One and Pasadena Police…

Sports

PCC Men’s Basketball’s Spencer Signs with Cal Baptist

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 6:45 pm

Pasadena City College men’s basketball forward Taj Spencer traded one Lancer mascot for another as…

Flores Pitches Well, But Irvine Tops PCC Baseball, 5-3

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 8:45 am

Freshman reliever John Flores took advantage of his first start on the hill this season…

Pasadena-Trained Boxer Wins Women’s National Intercollegiate Title

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 4:38 am

Tamara Espinet with her coach, Fausto De La Torre. Thirty year-old University of Southern California…

Living

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 Pasadena Restaurant Week. The Pasadena Chamber is sponsoring the event which takes place from Sunday,…

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…

Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest Comes to Noor, Pasadena

Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 12:56 pm

The 7th annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest, benefiting Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and Professional…