Calendar
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

Your Weekly Events Sept. 29 Father Daughter Dance, Arcadia Community Center, Sept. 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (365 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91016). Fathers, grandfathers and…

Assistance League of Pasadena hosts Coffee and Informative Gathering

Assistance League of Pasadena, a nonprofit member volunteer organization that has been serving the community for over 75 years, is looking for volunteers who desire personal growth, leadership…

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight at The Pasadena Playhouse – A Fun and Engaging Spectacle for All Ages With Highly Talented Cast from Disney, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance

Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight at The Pasadena Playhouse – A Fun and Engaging Spectacle for All Ages With Highly Talented Cast from Disney, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance

By Jennifer Schlueter If you want to know how adult jokes about Victoria’s Secret models, Tinder, Friday-afternoon-405-traffic, Amazon Prime, waitresses/actresses, and Facebook can vamp up an antiquated Grimm…

Community

Plastic Bag Manufacturers Buy Time as Bag Ban Is on Hold

On September 30 of this year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill…

Tail of Two Councilmembers’ Opinions on Pasadena’s $6.5 Million Scandal

Tail of Two Councilmembers’ Opinions on Pasadena’s $6.5 Million Scandal

By Nick Kipley At last week’s meeting Council Member Terry Tornek had been particularly vocal…

Police Chief Sanchez Looks Back 2014

Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez points out, in his weekly newsletter, that there have been…

City Seeks Legal Action to Recover $6.4 Million in Its Biggest Scandal

By Terry Miller Mayor Bill Bogaard announced plans to file a civil lawsuit to recover…

Colors in the Valley: Artistic Expressions of the San Gabriel Valley

By Ea Nicole Madrigal On a rainy Sunday afternoon, most people will stay inside the…

Entertainment

“Edwin Mills by Equator” Gastropub Opens in Pasadena

“Edwin Mills by Equator” Gastropub Opens in Pasadena

Edwin Mills by Equator, the sophisticated new gastropub-esque restaurant and bar from Pasadena-based businessman and Restaurateur Teddy B., is set to open its doors January 22 at 4:00pm.…

Clown Bar at redwhite+bluezz

Clown Bar at redwhite+bluezz

“I Swear on My Nose” by Jennifer Schlueter Your experience at Clown Bar starts while waiting in line for the redwhite+bluezz restaurant at the Pasadena Playhouse. The clowns…

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister Sarah…

Tournament of Roses Celebrates 126th Rose Parade Theme “Inspiring Stories” With New Social Media Campaign

Share a personal inspiring story using #RoseParade #Inspiring and enter to win a trip for two to America’s New Year’s Celebration The Tournament of Roses has officially launched…

Crime

Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Military Reservist’s Death

A man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison for last year’s fatal beating of a military reservist in…

Pasadena Man Sentenced to Forty Years in Prison for Drugging, Raping, Spraying Woman with Caustic Gas

A 39-year-old man has been convicted of raping a woman after he drugged her and sprayed her with a refrigerant chemical…

National News

Upset Protestors Rally Against Ferguson Verdict, Block Freeways

Upset Protestors Rally Against Ferguson Verdict, Block Freeways

By Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last Monday whether to arraign police officer…

Elections: Gov. Brown stays in office for record term, Prop 47 passes

by Jennifer Schlueter Last Tuesday, Republicans celebrated their victories across the nation, which gave them control over the state Senate. In California, they were able to deny…

Arts and Culture

Day at the Races – Record 21st Breeders’ Cup World Championship victory for jockey Mike Smith

Day at the Races – Record 21st Breeders’ Cup World Championship victory for jockey Mike Smith

By Terry Miller There were upsets galore during a cool and stormy Breeders Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday. California Chrome took nothing home; Shared Belief (ridden…

Gone Girl is a Heightened but, Unfortunately, Accurate Reflection of Our Culture

By Michael James Gonzalez It’s not surprising that this weekend’s number one movie at the box office was Gone Girl. The film stars a handsome, all-American male,…

Real Estate/Home & Garden

Pasadena City Council declares level 1 water shortage – Outdoor watering limited to three days a week

Pasadena City Council declares level 1 water shortage – Outdoor watering limited to three days a week

The Pasadena City Council at its July 28, 2014 meeting declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water…

HGTV.com features Arcadia Designer Bruce Snell

In February HGTV’s “Designers Showcase” staff contacted an Arcadia designer and asked him to do an interview on HGTV’s website. They explained the goal of the website…

Education

Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in…

Rep. Schiff Announces Federal Funding

On Monday morning Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as…

Restaurants

Inaugural Oktoberfest brings out beers lovers at Santa Anita

Inaugural Oktoberfest brings out beers lovers at Santa Anita

[wowslider id=”11″] On Saturday October 12 Santa Anita’s infield hosted the Dog Haus inaugural Oktoberfest to the delight of German beer lovers everywhere. 28 German and craft…

SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS THE GATES TO THE MOST UBER-RIFICOKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS THE GATES TO THE MOST UBER-RIFICOKTOBERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2013

Need a tip on where the hottest and coolest Oktoberfest celebration is this year…Santa Anita Park is your best bet by far! On Saturday October 12 at…

Community

New Chief for Pasadena Fire Department

New Chief for Pasadena Fire Department

City Manager Michael J. Beck announced the appointment of Bertral “Bert” Washington as the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department. Chief Washington is expected to assume…

Pasadena Man Shot during robbery

A Pasadena convenience store clerk suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder this Friday night on Los Robles. The man in his 50s suffered a gunshot wound…

Real Estate/Home & Garden

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History

Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition opens at Pasadena Museum of History

The Colorado Street Bridge – iconic landmark, connecting thoroughfare, engineering marvel, artistic inspiration, preservation model, and film star – is the focus of a new exhibition at…

Housing investors fuel the market recovery, favoring buy and hold over flipping, A.A.R. finds

More than two-thirds (67 percent) of investor buyers paid cash Investors have played a key role in the California housing market recovery for the past four years.…

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