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Caltech Engineers Develop One-way Transmission System for Sound Waves

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 11:29 am

While many hotel rooms, recording studios, and even some homes are built with materials to help absorb or reflect sound, mechanisms to truly control the direction of sound waves are still in their infancy. However, researchers at Caltech have now created the f... More »

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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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Child Welfare League Names Hillsides CEO as New Chairman

Monday, July 11, 2011 | 3:25 am

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization, recently named Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides Chief Executive Officer, as the new chairman to its board of directors for the 2011-2012 fiscal... More »

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New Treatment Plant Brings Local Pasadena Water Source Back In Service

Friday, July 8, 2011 | 9:49 am

On Wednesday, July 6, Pasadena Water and Power brought a new water treatment plant online, reviving a local groundwater source that had not been used since 2002. The Monk Hill Treatment Plant at 2696 Windsor Ave. near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designed ... More »

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Cops from Pasadena, South Pasadena End Burglary Spree

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 3:18 pm

Pasadena and South Pasadena police officers arrested three suspects from the Los Angeles area on Wednesday after the suspects were seen by residents casing homes in the area of State Street in Pasadena. That neighborhood has been plagued by a rash of burglarie... More »

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Opinion: “Graduation: Stepping Into the Future”

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 5:11 am

On June 21, Hillsides Education Center hosted its graduation ceremony. HEC is a small non-public school serving not only many of the Hillsides residents, but also students from the greater Pasadena area. This year four seniors graduated. A long standing custom... More »

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Caltech Scientist Awarded Grant for Plant Research

Friday, June 17, 2011 | 10:53 am

Elliot Meyerowitz, a plant genetics and developmental biology expert at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been awarded one of 15 five-year, $5 million grants for fundamental plant science research. The awards were made by the Howard Hughes ... More »

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Fire Serves as Reminder of Effective Home Safety Measures

Thursday, June 16, 2011 | 8:46 am

At 6:14 a.m. living room fire in the 3800 block of Valley Lights in Hastings Ranch that was quickly extinguished by residents this morning serves a reminder to all Pasadenans of the effectiveness of simple home safety measures. “This situation could have bee... More »

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Laurie Sowd Named Huntington’s Vice President for Operations

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 8:18 pm

Laurie Sowd has been named vice president for operations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Sowd, a member of the Huntington’s senior staff, has been directing operations for 19 years; her promotion to vice president reflects ... 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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Poly Basketball Star Michele Miller Is NHSCA Athlete of the Month

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 7:41 pm

GTM Sportswear and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) recently announced Michelle Miller as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month for February 2011. Miller was recognized at a press conference at Polytechnic High School on May 23. She recei... More »

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Caltech President Addresses “Caltech Community” in Town Hall Addresss

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 4:53 am

In his third annual Town Hall address to the Caltech community, President Jean-Lou Chameau looked back at the last academic year—from its game-changing research to its streak-ending basketball games—and considered the year to come. “Today, I’m pleased to s... More »