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S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Gives $25 Million to Caltech

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 1:00 am

With an interest in enhancing the living and learning environment at Caltech, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has pledged $25 million to support campus life and outreach programs. The focus of the five-year gift, in accordance with the wishes of the Foundati... More »

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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 »

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Police Respond to Gunshots Report, Find Body

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 | 1:07 pm

Pasadena Police are conducting a death investigation following their discovery of a man’s body in the 100 block of Dearborn St. Tuesday morning. About 5:40 a.m., police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of N. Marengo Ave. and Dearborn St. Officers ... More »

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Police, Sheriff’s Dept. Conduct Major Probation/Parole Sweep

Thursday, December 15, 2011 | 8:00 am

Starting at 6:00 a.m. yesterday, the Pasadena Police Department’s Special Enforcement Section conducted 27 probation / parolee compliance checks in Pasadena as part of a larger operation dubbed “Operation Silent Night” which played out across Los Angeles Cou... More »

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City Wants to Know Storm Damage to Your Home, Business

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | 2:28 pm

Pasadenans are urged to report private storm damage in an effort to gain state and federal emergency financial help While city and private crews work to reconnect the remaining customers still without electricity and clear thousands of tons of debris from stre... More »

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Wind Storm Damage, by The Numbers

Saturday, December 3, 2011 | 7:00 am

City officials released a preliminary report based on assessments completed late Friday afternoon of the damage wreaked by Wednesday night’s windstorm. Here are the numbers: 325 miles of streets were impacted by storm debris – falling trees, tree limbs, util... More »

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South Pasadena Opens Shelter for the Powerless

Friday, December 2, 2011 | 5:02 pm

The City of South Pasadena has opened a shelter for displaced residents who lack power and heat at the South Pasadena Senior Center located at 1102 Oxley St. next to the public library. South Pasadena Chief of Police Joseph Payne said Friday afternoon that “Re... More »

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Inspectors Red Tag 42 Units Uninhabitable, Hundreds More to Check

Thursday, December 1, 2011 | 1:45 pm

Pasadena Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian said this afternoon that city building inspectors have red tagged 42 living units in Pasadena as uninhabitable due to damage from last night’s windstroms, and that hundreds more must be checked. Additionally, six... More »

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Winds Wreak Havoc, City Emergency Declared, Schools Closed

Thursday, December 1, 2011 | 9:20 am

[Updated 9:15 a.m. Dec. 1, 2011] A local state of emergency was declared for Pasadena early this morning and the Emergency Operations Center was activated overnight, city officials say. City of Pasadena crews are thoroughly assessing damage throughout the comm... More »

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Pasadena to Host Contenders for Nation’s Top Teen Science Prize

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 7:41 am

The path to science glory leads to Pasadena for 15 students contending for the year’s top teen science prize. The first weekend in November, these young innovators will compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high school students when the S... More »