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LA County Reports First Case of Community Spread of Coronavirus

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 12:37 pm

Authorities said there has now been a case of community spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The revelation was made after county officials revealed that two more people tested positive for the virus. One person’s infection could be traced back to Japan, ... More »


Caltech Cancels Campus Events, Citing Concern Over COVID-19

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 8:14 am

  Pasadena’s California Institute of Technology Saturday announced it has canceled the entire March 14 Explore Caltech event designed to introduce prospective undergrad students to the Institute’s campus and offerings. Separately, the Institute canceled Tuesda... More »


Gordo Still Ahead in Latest Vote Update

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 4:40 pm

[Updated] According to the latest update from the County Registrar’s office, District 5 Councilman Victor Gordo still leads Mayor Terry Tornek in the mayor’s race. Gordo’s percentage of the vote dipped to 46.14 according to numbers released at 4 p.m. Tornek’s ... More »


Tornek Feels Good About Campaign

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 5:28 pm

Mayor Terry Tornek told Pasadena Now late Tuesday afternoon that he worked hard and feels good about his campaign. “I’m optimistic, but not confident,’’ Tornek said hours before the polls closed. “There is no way of knowing.’’ Tornek is facing Victor Gordo, Ma... More »


Voters Encounter Problems with Voting Machines at City Hall

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 12:26 pm

Local voters faced long lines at voting centers on Tuesday, and some encountered problems. At City Hall three of the six machines were not working at 11 a.m. “I’ll be glad when we can do this from home,” one voter said. Despite troubles with the three machines... More »


Early Turnout Modest At Pasadena Polling Places

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 5:42 am

[smooth=id:1885;] Around noon on Monday at the Robinson Park Recreation Center on Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, a handful of voters were on hand, navigating their way around the new, hi-tech, touchscreen “Ballot Marking Devices” that will get their first major... More »


Mayor Still Plans to Visit African Sister City

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 1:00 am

Despite worldwide concerns over the coronavirus, Mayor Terry Tornek told Pasadena Now he still plans to visit Pasadena’s sister city in Africa. Tornek is scheduled to lead a delegation to Dakar-Plateau, Senegal, Pasadena’s African sister city, from March 10-19... More »


Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 5:27 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 62 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Stories: Hundreds Jam PUSD School Board Meeting For Hearing on Proposed Armenian Charter High School Pa... More »


Joe Coulombe, Trader Joe’s Founder, Has Died in Pasadena at Age 89

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 4:57 am

Joe Coulombe, the founder and namesake of the Trader Joe’s grocery chain, which grew from a single outlet in Pasadena to more than 500 stores in 40 states, has died following years of declining health. He was 89. Coulombe’s son, Joe Jr., told reporters his fat... More »