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California Economy Surges, but Future Cloudy

Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 4:50 pm

Last year was a strong one for California’s $3.4 trillion economy. The state added 621,400 jobs, finally regaining the nearly 3 million that were initially lost during the COVID-19 pandemic as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down major economic sectors. The year ended ... More »

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Pasadena Federal Credit Union Opens New Branch

Friday, January 27, 2023 | 5:57 am

Sometime in 1934, as the Arroyo Seco Parkway was just opening up from Downtown LA into Pasadena, and after the passage of the Federal Credit Union Act, 12 “astute” Pasadena employees pooled their savings in order to take advantage of the new financial tool, an... More »

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LA County Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly in December

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 5:44 am

Los Angeles County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.7% in December, down from a revised 4.8% in November, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The 4.7% rate was below the 6.8% rate in De... More »

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Landmark Theaters Grand Opening Scheduled For Jan. 26

Friday, January 20, 2023 | 5:27 am

Landmark Theatres Pasadena grand reopening will take place on Thursday, January 26, according to a statement released by the company. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Playhouse Village Association will attend an invitation ... More »

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Beto Guajardo Named CEO of Pasadena-Based Blaze Pizza

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 6:32 am

Pasadena-based fast-casual pizza chain Blaze Pizza has announced the appointment of Beto Guajardo, former president of Atlanta-based Focus Brands International, as its new president and chief executive officer.  “I am incredibly energized and honored to be joi... More »

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Billiards Hall Owner Disputes City’s Claim Over Hours of Operation

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 3:55 pm

The owner of a local billiards hall appealing a decision on the hours of operation of his business told Pasadena Now on Tuesday the ruling could set a dangerous precedent. “If the City can come after Crown City Billiards then no legal non-conforming business i... More »