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Welcome to Hotel California

Welcome to Hotel California

    Hotels and New Construction in Pasadena Pose Questions for Affordable Housing By Terry Miller Welcome to the Hotel California Such a lovely place (such a lovely…

Council Rewards City’s Blue-Collar Workers

Council Rewards City’s Blue-Collar Workers

    Memorandum of Understanding Includes One-Time Payouts, Increased Salaries, Tuition Reimbursement, and Other Benefits By Gus Herrera Labor disputes between the city and hundreds of its most…

Council Ratifies City Manager Steve Mermell’s Contract

Council Ratifies City Manager Steve Mermell’s Contract

    By Gus Herrera It’s official! The City of Pasadena recently welcomed newly-selected City Manager Steve Mermell, to the tune of a hefty six-figure contract, which is…

Education

August College Search Guide

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s August – for some kids…

Calendar: Aug. 11 to 17

Calendar: Aug. 11 to 17

    EDITOR’S PICK: Monthly Bird Walk with Pasadena Audubon (Aug. 13 @ 8 a.m.…

Common Core Curriculum and California

Common Core Curriculum and California

By Mary McNulty It is hard to remember any issue that has sparked such a…

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Entertainment

Pasadena Resident Stars in New World Premiere Play

Pasadena Resident Stars in New World Premiere Play

    Pasadena resident Sarnica Lim will be one of the stars of the new world premiere play, “As Straw Before The Wind,” which offers a window into the life experience…

Old Pasadena Art Walk

Old Pasadena Art Walk

    Join art lovers for a lovely stroll around Old Town Pasadena on Aug. 13! There will be music, drinks, and lots of fun. Here’s what you…

Largest Fan-Created LEGO® Experience Returns to Pasadena

Largest Fan-Created LEGO® Experience Returns to Pasadena

    Brick Fest Live! Runs Aug. 27 to 28 at Pasadena Convention Center The producers of the largest fan-created LEGO event in North America are bringing the show back…

Cal Phil Takes Center Stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Cal Phil Takes Center Stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic (Cal Phil) are thrilled to welcome some of Opera’s finest artists, “Center Stage,” on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the iconic Walt Disney…

Grammy Award Winner Joins Cal Phil

Grammy Award Winner Joins Cal Phil

    California Philharmonic (Cal Phil) Maestro Victor Vener has announced soulful songstress Judith Hill is joining the acclaimed orchestra as a surprise special guest during its “Greatest Hits” concert, taking…

The Yardbirds Delight Fans at The Rose in Pasadena

The Yardbirds Delight Fans at The Rose in Pasadena

    By Terry Miller Two weeks ago, we got the rare opportunity to speak with Jim McCarty, founding member and drummer of the legendary Yardbirds. On Friday…

Crime

Law Enforcement Seeking ‘Palm Tree Bandits’

Law Enforcement Seeking ‘Palm Tree Bandits’

    Group Currently Linked to Three Southern California Bank Robberies Law enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and…

Lee Baca Indicted by Federal Grand Jury on Three Counts; Could Face 20 years in Prison

Lee Baca Indicted by Federal Grand Jury on Three Counts; Could Face 20 years in Prison

A federal grand jury today indicted former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on federal charges alleging that he conspired to…

Police Blotters: July 27 to July 31

Police Blotters: July 27 to July 31

    July 27 On July 2, a suspect and a female accomplice entered a music store. The suspect subsequently stole…

Police Blotters: July 13 to 22

Police Blotters: July 13 to 22

    July 13 At 10:14 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue regarding a call…

Business

Business Profile: Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

Business Profile: Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

    By Gus Herrera The Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market (PCFM) is re-defining the way farmers’ markets connect the local agrarian and urban communities. When one thinks…

Free Fair Housing Workshop

Free Fair Housing Workshop

    Topics Include Rent Increases, Evictions, Discrimination, Foreclosure, and More! The Housing Rights Center (HRC), and the City of Pasadena, will be hosting a free “Fair…

Health

Deaf Ability Resource’s Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser

Deaf Ability Resource’s Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser

    From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 Deaf Ability Resource (DAR) will be registering runners, recording sponsors for each runner, and selling…

Huntington Hospital Named Fourth ‘Best Hospital’ in LA Area

Huntington Hospital Named Fourth ‘Best Hospital’ in LA Area

    Ninth Best in California Huntington Hospital has again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report. The annual US News Best…

Arts & Culture

Monthly Art Column (7/21/16 Issue)

Monthly Art Column (7/21/16 Issue)

  By Jeff Davis Michael Sistig’s first solo painting and sculpture exhibition in the US, “MATTER,” is on exhibit at the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMOA)…

Autry Museum Acquires Work of Harry Fonseca

Autry Museum Acquires Work of Harry Fonseca

    The Autry recently announced that it has acquired the estate of renowned Maidu/Portuguese/Hawaiian artist Harry Fonseca (1946-2006). The collection includes over 500 original works of…

Sports

A Message From the CIF-SS Commissioner

A Message From the CIF-SS Commissioner

    Recharged and Ready To Go Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! As I do each year with my first “Message from the Commissioner,” I would…

Maranatha Junior Commits to University of Utah

Maranatha Junior Commits to University of Utah

    On Aug. 4, Ben Guess took to Twitter to announce his commitment to the University of Utah. Guess, who will be a junior this year…

Dining

Pasadena Restaurants Offer Special Menu Items During Fifth Restaurant Week

Pasadena’s restaurant community whips up special menus, meals, and deals during Pasadena Restaurant Week from Sunday, April 24 through Friday, April 29. More than two dozen of…

Two Opportunities to Celebrate Mom

  A returning favorite, plus a new way to celebrate mom! Go traditional with a Sunday brunch or try our wine and food pairings at our new…

Environment

Enrich Your Home and Environment With Legal, Domestic Hardwood

Enrich Your Home and Environment With Legal, Domestic Hardwood

    More Americans might be driving hybrid cars and recycling, but their hardwood kitchen and living room floors can be just as critical to climate change.…

Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Ten Thousand Villages, a global non-profit organization that provides sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries, are celebrating their 10th anniversary! As part of…

Obituaries

In Memoriam: Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie – Founder of Mother’s Club

In Memoriam: Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie – Founder of Mother’s Club

    Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie died peacefully in Pasadena on June 20, 2016 of natural causes. She was 90 years old. Strength of will and compassion…

Celebration of Life in Memory of Cynthia Rosedale

Celebration of Life in Memory of Cynthia Rosedale

      The public is invited to a celebration of life in memory of Cynthia Rosedale Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pasadena Senior Center.…