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Schiff Backs Obama

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | 8:40 pm

Local Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight by issuing a statement of support. In his remarks, Schiff wrote that “President Obama set forth a responsible path to renew America’s economy and pre... More »


Jazz Master John Levy Dies at 99

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | 6:25 am

Jazz Master John Levy died in his sleep at his home in Altadena last Friday. He was 99. His wife, Devra Hall, said that Levy was sleeping in her arms when his heart gave out. New Orlean-born Levy to have celebrated his 100th birthday on April 11. Levy’s devoti... More »


UC Officials to Make “Groundbreaking” Announcement in Pasadena

Sunday, January 22, 2012 | 7:03 pm

University of California officials will join Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) and others on Tuesday near Pasadena City Hall to launch what is described as a groundbreaking partnership between the University of California (UC) system and the Histo... More »


Gang-related Homicide On Mar Vista Solved

Friday, January 20, 2012 | 3:49 pm

On August 22, 2011, Marvin Laguan, 18 was shot and killed while conversing with a friend in the 400 block of North Mar Vista Avenue. Witnesses described the suspects as two African American males male who ran southbound from the scene. Since that date, Homicid... More »


Vice President Joe Biden Visits Pasadena

Friday, January 20, 2012 | 1:07 pm

The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden visited an undisclosed location in Pasadena Friday, January 20th. This was verified by a spokesperson for the Pasadena Police Department. As part of a campaign stop, the Vice President attended a $5,000.00 p... More »


Sally Bixby Elected President of 2013 Tournament of Roses

Friday, January 20, 2012 | 8:26 am

Sally M. Bixby [Photo: Tournament of Roses] In a ceremony yesterday, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association’s Board of Directors confirmed Sally M. Bixby as President for the 2012-2013 Tournament year. Bixby will provide leadership for the 124th Rose... More »


Police Find Homemade Explosive Device

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | 10:40 pm

At about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night, Pasadena Police responded to a residence in the 400 block of N. Sierra Madre Blvd. to investigate a suspicous item found inside. The appearance of the item led officers to believe it was a small homemade explosive device. Of... More »


Noted Caltech Professor Harold Zirin, 82, Passes Away

Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 11:05 am

Harold Zirin, a leading figure in solar astronomy and professor of astrophysics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 3. He was 82. Zirin was a pioneer in nearly all areas of solar astronomy, including solar radio astronomy. In particular, he made sign... More »


Spacecraft Completes Biggest Maneuver

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Artist’s concept illustrations show (left) the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during its voyage from Earth to Mars and (right) the mission’s rover, Curiosity, working on Mars after landing. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view  NASA’s Mars Scienc... More »


Reader Opinion: Making California Count

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | 7:31 am

Despite the breathless new reports emanating from New Hampshire, this wonderful New England state represents only a tiny fraction of voters in America. Total voter turnout today will be an estimated 325,000 people and that number includes a number of independe... More »