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Man Falls, Dies at Old Pasadena Construction Site

Friday, May 29, 2020 | 9:09 am

A man who fell 40-feet at the construction site at Fair Oaks Avenue and Walnut Street in Pasadena has died. City of Pasadena spokesperson Lisa Derderian told Pasadena Now the man in his 30s was taken to a local hospital in critical condition Thursday but he “s... More »

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Friday, May 29, 2020 | 3:00 am

I just wanted to let you know how much I love getting your Pasadena Now. My husband and I were born in Pasadena and we used to receive the Pasadena Star-News but we stopped delivery. Pasadena Now is such a better choice. Please keep us as permanent readers. I ... More »

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10,000 Watch the Tournament of Roses’ Premiere Rosebud Parade

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 4:05 pm

Today, the Tournament of Roses hosted the first-ever virtual Rosebud Parade, featuring homemade floats. The motivation? In a statement, the Tournament explained that “while our staff and volunteer members are diligently working on the 2021 Rose Parade® present... More »

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Blaze Pizza Adds Top Level Talent to Executive Team

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 12:39 pm

Blaze Pizza, the Pasadena-based fast-casual pizza concept, has added new team members to its executive line-up, appointing Marie Zhang as Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Ed Yancey as Vice President of Franchise Development.  “I am thrilled that Marie and Ed ha... More »

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Another Major Retailer Files Chapter 11, Cites Pandemic as Cause

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:59 pm

Tuesday Morning, one of the original off-price U.S. retailers specializing in name-brand, high-quality products for the home, has filed for Chapter 11 protection, citing the “immense strain the COVID-19 pandemic and related store closures” have put on the busi... More »

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Green Dot Expands Banking Access to Immigrants

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 12:45 pm

Pasadena-based financial company Green Dot Corporation has launched a partnership with Remitly, an independent digital remittance company, to launch Cash Deposit, a new feature for Remitly’s Passbook account. Passbook is a digital bank account for Remitly cust... More »

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Drive-by Shooting Victim Succumbs To His Injuries

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 4:27 pm

Medical staff from a local hospital pronounced the victim deceased today, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:09 PM. He was one of two victims shot while seated inside their vehicle on Saturday May 23rd, 2020 in the 1500 block of N. Lake Avenue. The victim has been id... More »

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Police Find Body During Welfare Check

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 9:33 am

Pasadena police officers doing a welfare check on Mountain Street and Mentor Avenue discovered the body of a man in his 50s on Tuesday. “We think it’s a homeless person,” said Lt. Pete Hettema. “We called the coroner out.” The call came in shortly before 8:30 ... More »

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Pasadena Restaurants Teetering in COVID-19 Balance

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 1:27 pm

Many local restaurants are fighting to stay alive during the Coronavirus pandemic, unsure whether they’ll be able to survive much longer on takeout and delivery orders. “It’s hard. I did this for the community and we gotta be positive in life,” said Calogero D... More »