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JPL’s Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater

Monday, July 25, 2011 | 3:32 pm

JPL’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet’s Gale Crater. The car-sized Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, is scheduled to launch late this year and land in August 2012. The target crater spans 96 miles (154 kilomet... More »

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NASA Dawn Spacecraft Returns Close-up Image of Asteroid Vesta

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 9:21 am

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On Friday, July 15, Dawn became the first probe to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.   The i... More »

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‘lette Macarons Opens in Old Pasadena

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | 9:53 am

After a long wait, Pasadena can now enjoy the best French macarons this side of the Atlantic right here in our ‘hood. ‘lette Macarons opened in Old Pasadena on July 8 in a quiet ceremony that signaled the start of business. It was a small affair, with store ... More »

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1886 Bar Introduces “Parlor Hour” on July 12

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | 4:50 am

The 1886 Bar at The Raymond will officially introduce Parlor Hour on Tuesday, July 12, and will observe it every Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Research revealed that there was a room in the “Royal Raymond,” the Raymond Hotel’s original name,... More »

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The Raymond Renaissance Now Offers More Affordable Prices

Monday, July 11, 2011 | 9:57 pm

Owning a home in the heart of Old Pasadena is suddenly more attainable with the very attractive prices being offered on condos, lofts and live/work spaces at the historical Raymond Renaissance. Authentic and truly beautiful, the historical Raymond Theater in P... More »

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Blair School to Inaugurate New Middle School Complex

Sunday, June 12, 2011 | 2:49 pm

Students, parents, teachers and staff of Blair Middle & High School will join officials from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to dedicate Blair’s rebuilt middle school complex on Tuesday, June 14.  Highlighting the event will be the unfurling of t... More »

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The Psychology of the Perfect Mix

Thursday, June 9, 2011 | 11:08 am

Interior Designer Gerald Sowell What happens when you mix two seemingly diametrically opposed interior design styles – east and west, traditional and minimalist? The answer, commonly, is labelled “eclectic,” a convenient reference to elements that don’... More »

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Pasadena-based Avery Launches Online Design Tool

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 7:02 pm

Pasadena-based Avery (www.avery.com), a global leader in office products, will launch a new and revised design tool in June, 2011. Both Mac® and PC compatible, Avery Design & Print Online will provide consumers and business professionals with a convenient, ea... More »

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Caltech Professor Slated to Receive Prestigious Award

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 10:02 am

Caltech’s Dr. Hans Hornung, Clarence L. Johnson Professor of Aeronautics, will receive the 2011 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fluid Dynamics Award (AIAA)  at a noon awards luncheon June 29 in Honolulu, the AIAA said in a press release. ... More »

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Muir High School Wins Solar Cup Championship

Saturday, May 28, 2011 | 4:29 am

A team from John Muir High School’s Engineering & Environmental Sciences Academy bested more experienced teams from schools in La Cañada Flintridge, Arcadia, La Puente and Duarte to win the regional championship at the annual Solar Cup race held at Lake Skinn... More »