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Local Firm Said Close to $1 Billion India Rollout

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 6:58 am

Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities will spearhead a $1-billion venture in India, according to statements made by investment bankers affiliated with the New York Stock Exchange-listed multi-billion-dollar real estate investment trust (RIET). The mul... More »

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Parsons Instrumental in John Wayne Airport Renovations

Monday, November 28, 2011 | 12:15 pm

Pasadena-based Ralph M. Parsons has been instrumental in the refurbishment of the multilevel terminal at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. This is part of SNA’s $543 million improvement project, one of Orange County’s largest-ever public works programs.... More »

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Trendy Fashion Boutique Opens in Old Pasadena

Friday, November 25, 2011 | 11:24 am

L3 Boutique Owner Shekinah Bell L3 Boutique unleashed trendy apparel for young women as it opened with a party on Black Friday in Mills Place Alley between Colorado Blvd. and Green Street  in Old Pasadena. For the gorgeous and youthful owner Shekinah Bell, th... More »

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Pasadena Unemployment Rate Decreases to 9.1% in October

Friday, November 18, 2011 | 1:15 pm

The unemployment rate in Pasadena went down to 9.1% in October, according to figures released by the California Employment Development Department. Out of the total labor force of 75,800, the dept. listed 68,900 as gainfully employed. Census ratios showed a sli... More »

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Pasadena Fire Units Respond to Vons Market Incident

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | 8:47 am

Smoke filled the Vons market in the 2300 block of E. Colorado Blvd. from a malfunctioning heating, air and ventilation unit early this morning, triggering a 4:40 a.m. fire dept. response and a later request for the Pasadena Health Department to follow-up due t... More »

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South Pasadena Appoints Interim City Manager

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | 11:01 am

Former assistant city manager Sergio Gonzales was appointed interim city manager of South Pasadena on November 5 replacing John Davidson who was appointed city manager of Irwindale. Gonzales served as Davidson’s assistant since December 2008. He will receiv... More »

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Pasadena PIO Confirms Retirement Plans

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 11:24 am

Pasadena Public Information Officer Ann Erdman has confirmed that she will be retiring on March 30 after serving the city for more than 30 years in response to questions from Pasadena Now. “I have had a 38-year career with 25 of those years in public service (... More »

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Media Source Says Pasadena PIO Announced Retirement

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 8:56 am

The Public Information Officer of Pasadena, Ann Erdman, announced Wednesday that she will be retiring on March 30 after serving the city for more than 30 years, according to a story in the Pasadena Sun.  Erdman has not responded to Pasadena Now’s requests for... More »

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Pasadena Astronomers: Asteroid’s Chances of Hitting Earth are Low

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 5:30 am

Astronomers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are ruling out the possibility that the 2005 YU55 asteroid is likely to fall down on Earth within the next century. But it will get close next week. The rocky object was reported earlier to be com... More »

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Fire Dept. Activates Red Flag Fire Alert for First Time

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 6:31 am

Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells has ordered the activation of Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Pasadena for the first time in response to the critical fire conditions forecast for today by the National Weather Service. Parking will be restricted on streets... More »