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Art Center College of Design Honors Legendary Shoe Designer from Inglewood
May 2, 2019
On April 27, D’Wayne Edwards, who has designed shoes for some of America’s top companies like Nike and Adidas, received an honorary degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Unremarkable as it seems (Edwards has been a professional designer for about 30 years now), it’s not something Edwards imagined would happen for him. But he’s honored nonetheless,  to have received the degree; it’s something that has sparked a look back at his life in somewhat of amazement. ... read more »
Appeals Court Denies Rehearing of Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca’s Appeal
April 26, 2019
The 76-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer's disease, was sentenced in May 2017 to three years in federal prison, but has remained free pending appeal. In February, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena rejected his first attempt. ... read more »
Convictions of Two Upheld for Killing of Sheriff’s Department Employee
April 26, 2019
A state appeals court panel today upheld the convictions of two gang members for the Christmas Day 2012 killing of a civilian Sheriff's Department employee who was struck by stray gunfire from a gang shooting in Pasadena. ... read more »
Rep. Chu Recognizes 2019 Congressional Women of the Year
April 16, 2019
“The annual Women of the Year Awards Ceremony is one of my favorite events of the year. Today’s winners have stood out in our communities because of their drive and commitment to give back to the San Gabriel Valley. Every single honoree today has been selected through an exhaustive process, starting with a nomination from their neighbors, friends, and family – the people in their communities who have benefited most directly from their service. We received a flood of nominations from cities across the district, and today’s winners stood out not only because of their work, but because of the admiration from their neighbors and fellow citizens. I’m so proud of these role models and am honored to be recognizing them.”  ... read more »
Jazz ‘n Paz Presents Barbara Morrison and Her Trio
March 15, 2019
Curated by Performances à la Carte, the Pasadena based collaborative arts and social conscience entity, presents its Spring 2019 Jazz ‘n Paz intimate seasonal monthly early Sunday evening jazz series featuring a lineup of award-winning and internationally renowned jazz musicians. A staple on the jazz scene, Barbara Morrison and her Trio headline the second concert of the spring series on Sunday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena. Morrison’s trio features Charles Small, guitar; Michael Saucier, Bass; and Peter Buck, Drums.  ... read more »
Divine Johnson is Miss Pasadena Teen USA
January 17, 2019
Youth community leader, Divine Johnson, adds on a new title as Miss Pasadena Teen USA. ... read more »
Ex-Pasadena City Official, Contractor Sentenced For $3 Million Embezzlement Scheme
January 11, 2019
A former Pasadena public works analyst and a contractor were sentenced today for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars in city money over a decade, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
JPL-Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet’s Interior
November 29, 2018
After more than six months in transit, a probe managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully touched down on the surface of Mars today, beginning the first mission designed to study the center of the Red Planet. ... read more »
Singer Chaka Khan to be Grand Marshal of Rose Parade
October 25, 2018
Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award-winning R&B/soul artist, was named today as the grand marshal of 2019 Tournament of Roses. ... read more »
Tournament of Roses 2019 Royal Court Selected
October 12, 2018
The Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. ... read more »
Life Sentence for Man Convicted  of 1988 Pasadena Murder
October 12, 2018
A 56-year-old man was sentenced today to 32 years to life in state prison for the murder of a jewelry salesman at a Pasadena gas station more than three decades ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  ... read more »
Pasadena Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Five Women
October 2, 2018
A 51-year-old Pasadena man has been charged with sexually assaulting five women, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  ... read more »
SCAQMD Refinery Committee Directs Development of Measure to Phase Out Toxic Chemical at Two Refineries
September 28, 2018
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Refinery Committee today directed agency staff to develop a regulation by May 2019 to better mitigate the risk from – or possibly phase out -- the use of a highly toxic chemical used at two Southland refineries. ... read more »
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Emerges from Bankruptcy
September 14, 2018
The parent company of several Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles restaurants emerged from bankruptcy this week when a Los Angeles judge confirmed a modified confirmation plan to repay creditors, it was announced today. ... read more »
Council Approves Renaming Rodeo Road Obama Boulevard
August 31, 2018
City Council President Herb Wesson proposed the name change last year and noted that then-candidate Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Recreation Center on Rodeo Road in 2007. The 3.5-mile street runs from near the Culver City border east to Mid-City and is not to be confused with upscale Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
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