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Oct. 13 – Oct. 19

Editor’s Pick Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica Festival, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 4: p.m. (Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101) Experience live entertainment, food, arts and educational opportunities. For more information call Villa-Parke Community Center at (626) 744-6530. – PASADENA Your Weekly Events Oct. 13 Away from Home:...

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Brooks Berdan, Ltd. – By Audiophiles, For Audiophiles
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Brooks Berdan, Ltd. – By Audiophiles, For Audiophiles

By Emily G. Peters There’s audio equipment—and then there’s Brooks Berdan. Founded by husband-and-wife team Sheila Berdan and the late Brooks Berdan, this impressive shop has been supplying audio junkies with their fix for nearly 30 years. Specializing in high end audio gear and installation, Brooks Berdan was highly respected in the audio industry throughout…

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Career Corner: Freedom at Work
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Career Corner: Freedom at Work

By Angela Copeland One of the worst feelings you can feel at work is trapped with no way out. I meet professionals every day who feel chained to their job. They are very often in unhealthy situations that make them miserable each and every day. Some have an abusive boss. Others work for a company…

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Pasadena Water Rates Set to Rise

Public hearing canceled for second time By Gus Herrera Residents may soon see some major changes on their water bills, as the Pasadena Department of Water and Power (PWP) seeks to adjust and restructure the city’s water rates. According to city staff’s report, the changes are “recommended to account for environmental, operational, and financial sustainability...
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Body Found in PCC Parking Structure Wednesday

Chemicals found in car along with notes   Pasadena Police and LASD Homicide Investigators in conjunction with PCC Police Dept. have sealed off a couple of parking lots after the discovery of a deceased male in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. In parking lot 4, authorities found a male believed to be in his 20s according...

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‘Coffee With A Cause’: Unique Cafe Hires Homeless Youth

Rosebud Coffee and its parent Rose City Coffee trains and hires homeless and transitional-aged youth as baristas On Monday a coffee shop that improves the lives of down-and-out Pasadena residents, while serving top-notch craft coffee, teas, pastries and sandwiches, opened its doors to the public. Rosebud Coffee, 2302 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is the only...
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100 Year Old Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Dept. Now Fully Staffed

By Terry Miller Sierra Madre City Council voted at the last council meeting to convert its paid and volunteer Fire Department into a full-time service department. The department will now apparently have 3/2 staffing, which means one captain, one engineer and one firefighter/paramedic will staff the engine, and two paramedics will operate the ambulance or...
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Pasadena Unified Launces TK-1st Grade Theater and Dance Program
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Pasadena Unified Launces TK-1st Grade Theater and Dance Program

Starting this fall, Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is offering theater and dance lessons for more than 2,900 students in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten. The Theater Arts/Dance & Community program was developed by PUSD art education and early childhood education staff in partnership with the Music Center and independent teaching artists. The program is supported…

LATEST NEWS

News

Pasadena Water Rates Set to Rise

Public hearing canceled for second time By Gus Herrera Residents may soon see some major changes on their water bills, as the Pasadena Department of Water and Power (PWP) seeks to adjust and restructure the city’s water rates. According to city staff’s report, the changes are “recommended to account for environmental, operational, and financial sustainability...
News

Body Found in PCC Parking Structure Wednesday

Chemicals found in car along with notes   Pasadena Police and LASD Homicide Investigators in conjunction with PCC Police Dept. have sealed off a couple of parking lots after the discovery of a deceased male in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. In parking lot 4, authorities found a male believed to be in his 20s according...

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Oct. 13 – Oct. 19

Editor’s Pick Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica Festival, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. – 4: p.m. (Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101) Experience live entertainment, food, arts and educational opportunities. For more information call Villa-Parke Community Center at (626) 744-6530. – PASADENA Your Weekly Events Oct. 13 Away from Home:...

HEALTH & FITNESS

Opinion
Career Corner: Freedom at Work
Columns

Career Corner: Freedom at Work

By Angela Copeland One of the worst feelings you can feel at work is trapped with no way out. I meet professionals every day who feel chained to their job. They are very often in unhealthy situations that make them miserable each and every day. Some have an abusive boss. Others work for a company…

Business
Brooks Berdan, Ltd. – By Audiophiles, For Audiophiles
Business Spotlight

Brooks Berdan, Ltd. – By Audiophiles, For Audiophiles

By Emily G. Peters There’s audio equipment—and then there’s Brooks Berdan. Founded by husband-and-wife team Sheila Berdan and the late Brooks Berdan, this impressive shop has been supplying audio junkies with their fix for nearly 30 years. Specializing in high end audio gear and installation, Brooks Berdan was highly respected in the audio industry throughout…

Education
Pasadena Unified Launces TK-1st Grade Theater and Dance Program
Education

Pasadena Unified Launces TK-1st Grade Theater and Dance Program

Starting this fall, Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is offering theater and dance lessons for more than 2,900 students in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten. The Theater Arts/Dance & Community program was developed by PUSD art education and early childhood education staff in partnership with the Music Center and independent teaching artists. The program is supported…

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Arts & Entertainment

Sunny Tales: The Big Draw

Sunday, October 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm As part of the month-long The Big Draw LA, young visitors are invited to Pasadena Museum of History for stories about art and artists and a chance to express their creativity in different mediums. After hearing artistic tales, draw with colored pencils, crayons, and other materials to...

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How Millennials Embrace and Reinvent Online Shopping

By Sadie Gribbon Millennials love buying things but hate actually leaving their apartments to do so. As a generation nurtured by infinite access to the internet, physically participating in America’s favorite past time, consumption, is too mundane to bear. Instead, we click our way to stocking our closets and our pantries. Millennials spend more money each...

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