For Thursday, January 29, 2015

Villa Parke Victim Identified in Pasadena’s First Homicide of 2015

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 6:03 am

[Updated] An Hispanic man in his fifties was found dead from a gunshot wound in Villa Parke shortly after police were called to the area Tuesday night around 10:22 p.m. in response to a report of shots fired, Pasadena police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian. About two hours later, a younger Hispanic man “self-admitted” into a local hospital suffering gunshot wounds and is thought to be a second victim in the Villa Parke incident, Gourdikian said. The murder in the park is…

Postal Service Approves Relocation of Jackie Robinson Station

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 10:27 am

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced today that it has approved the relocation of Jackie Robinson Station, located…

Suspect Arrested Following 7-Hour Stand-off with Police

Monday, January 26, 2015 | 2:23 pm

Pasadena police SWAT team deploys during operation on January 26, 2015 involving an armed barricaded suspect. Photo: Chief…

Also

State of City Address Audience a Veritable “Who’s Who” of Pasadena Civic Leadership

Last night State of the City address by Mayor Bill Bogaard at the Pasadena Playhouse saw over 650 attend, including many if not most city department heads, active community leaders…

Local Government

Pasadena Will Pay $276,341 to Two Department Directors Fired Shortly After Embezzlement Scheme Revealed

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 10:43 am

The City of Pasadena owes $276,341.18 to two city department directors who were terminated by City Manager Michael Beck “without cause” within weeks of the discovery of a $6.4 million…

The National Women’s Political Caucus Endorses Jacque Robinson for Pasadena Mayor

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 11:56 am

On January 26th, the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), Greater Pasadena Area chapter, announced its endorsement of Jacque Robinson for the position of Mayor of Pasadena. Berjouhi Koukeyan, President of…

Education

Pasadena City College Teacher Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Harassment

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 6:03 am

A Pasadena City College teacher is under investigation for alleged sexual harassment and has been placed on paid administrative leave, school officials told the campus newspaper Wednesday. Architecture instructor Coleman…

From PCC To Vassar: Student-Veteran Wins Full-Ride Scholarship

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 12:11 pm

Call it the equivalent of winning the lottery. Comus Hardman, a Pasadena City College sophomore and United States Navy reservist, has been named the recipient of a full-ride scholarship to…

Business

Tetra Tech Wins $185 Million U.S. Army Environmental Remediation Contract

Published Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 11:50 am

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $185 million multiple award environmental remediation contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District. Through…

Community News

American Red Cross Partners with Pasadena Fire Department to Save Lives

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 12:04 pm

As part of their multi-year Home Fire Prevention Campaign, the American Red Cross has partnered with the Pasadena Fire Department to install smoke detectors and provide residents with critical home…

The Arts

Yoko Ono & Legacy Fine Art & Productions Presents “All You Need is Love” – The Art of John Lennon

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 12:41 pm

The City in My Heart For the past 25 years Yoko Ono & Legacy Fine Art & Productions have brought this exhibit across the United States as a way to…

The Huntington Purchases Rare Pasteur, Austen Family, and “Wicked Ned” Collections

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 12:18 pm

David E. Marshall (“Wicked Ned”), Right Whale, ca. 1851, watercolor. The Huntington Library, Art Collections,…

Youngsters to Create Artwork Inspired by Hindu, Buddhist Symbol

Published Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 11:48 pm

Children will explore the the art of Hindu and Buddhist Mandala and create their own…

Events

New Members, Same Old Band

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 1:29 pm

The Limeliters will continue to play the group’s 55-year signature sound during a two-day concert at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Thursday, January 29, 8:00 p.m. and Friday, January 30,…

Nine Dance Companies and Ten Choreographers to Participate in Dance Festival

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 12:50 pm

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre’s fourth Friends/Family/Dance Festival 2015 presents two concerts only of diverse dance works,…

Spend an Evening Jane Austen Style

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 11:56 am

The next Jane Austen Evening will be held on Saturday, January 31st, at the Pasadena…

Science

The Sky Is the Limit: $7.8 Million Gift to Caltech will Support Aerospace Innovation

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 11:15 am

Through three gifts to Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), investor and philanthropist Foster Stanback and his wife, Coco, aim to help the Institute advance innovation in space…

Caltech’s Laser Pioneer Charles H. “Charlie” Townes Dies at 99

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 6:58 am

Charles H. Townes (Credit: From the Caltech Archives image collection.) Laser pioneer Charles H. “Charlie” Townes (PhD ’39), a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees and a recipient…

Opinion

Don Morgan: A Stronger Pasadena – It Starts with a Stronger Economy

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 4:12 pm

There are so many ways we can make Pasadena better for everyone. It is up to our next mayor to set clear priorities about the most important steps we must…

Opinion: Rep. Chu Praises President Obama’s Plan to Expand Sick and Family Leave

Published Friday, January 16, 2015 | 1:21 pm

President Obama announced proposals to help American workers and families by ensuring at least six weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers, calling on Congress to pass the Healthy…

Features

Standing Room Only As Residents, Officials Discuss Wednesday’s Shooting Attack

Published Friday, January 23, 2015 | 7:21 am

Over 150 Pasadena residents concerned about the Washington Park shooting this week attended an “emergency” meeting conducted by District 5 Councilmember Victor Gordo in conjunction with the the Washington Square…

Police Identify Victims, Describe Suspect In Wednesday Park Shooting

Published Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 3:31 pm

Pasadena police have identified the two victims found shot in Washington Park about 6 p.m. Wednesday night. The two have been identified as Walter Reed, 26, and Joshua Jacob, 30. Both…

Crime

South Pasadena Police Weekly Crime Summary

Published Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 4:30 pm

January 7 – 13, 2015 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring…

South Pasadena Police Weekly Crime Summary

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 12:50 pm

December 10-16, 2014 (Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the…

Public Safety

Pasadena Police Department Names 2 New Commanders

Published Sunday, January 18, 2015 | 2:55 pm

Commander Cheryl Moody (at left, with newly graduated Pasadena Police Explorers at their January 17, 2015 graduation) and Commander Eduardo Calatayud III. (Moody photo courtesy Chief Sanchez via Twitter) The…

Missing Autistic Woman Found in Los Angeles Saturday Morning

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 10:55 am

[Updated: Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 11:15 a.m.] Gina Richardson, an autistic and bipolar 46-year-old Pasadena woman missing since Thursday, has been found in southwest Los Angeles and apparently is…

Sports

Oxnard Spoils Baseball Coach McGee’s Debut

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 1:59 pm

Thomas Castro turns one of three double plays he fielded during PCC's season-opening loss at…

PCC Spring Preview: Softball Expects Improvement In 2015

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 2:39 pm

PCC's All-Conference second baseman Justine Zavala returns for her second season in 2015 With the…

Harbor Foils Men’s Basketball, 66-61

Published Monday, January 26, 2015 | 11:10 am

Jonathan Henderson in action in a recent home game. Close but no cigar has become…

Living

Holy @$&*X#%$, Batman! The 16th Anniversary Big Bash is Tomorrow, and I Haven’t a Thing to Wear!!

Published Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:12 pm

Matt McSweeny of Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant Don’t worry, Matt Denny’s has been around a while so you won’t need a Tux or a Fancy dress to help us…

Pasadena Chamber Invites You to Travel in Style

Published Monday, January 12, 2015 | 5:40 pm

It’s never too early to plan your travel destinations for next year and cross out…

The Langham Huntington Announce Holiday Dining Specials and Seasonal Events

Published Monday, December 29, 2014 | 2:55 pm

Holiday Dining • New Year’s Eve – On Wednesday, December 31, The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse…

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…