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IMW Wins $887K Against Pasadena Unified School District
September 26, 2019
Another victory for prominent Los Angeles law firm Ivie, McNeil, Wyatt, Purcell & Diggs (IMW) came recently in a case against Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).  The firm obtained a jury verdict of more than $887,000 against PUSD on September 11, 2019, after a one-week trial in Van Nuys. The jurors voted 11-1 in favor of the plaintiff, who had been a 14-year old Pasadena High School student when she was pressured into consensual sex with another student by the school’s security guard. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Myles Bryant
September 12, 2019
University of Washington Huskies senior defensive back Myles Bryant is a former CIF Southern Section standout who is seeing success during his college career. Although the Huskies are having a slow start to their season, Bryant has racked up nine solo tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss in two games. His defensive efforts aided Washington to a 10-4 record, a Pac 12 title and a trip to the 2019 Rose Bowl game. ... read more »
A Humble Leader Prepares for a Great Pilgrimage Hajj
August 8, 2019
On July 27, 2019, business, religious leaders, Imams, former gang leaders, and families from Pasadena, Orange County, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and parts in-between came to Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah, located in the heart of the Crenshaw district, to pay respect and express well wishes to a legend and probably one of the most important and influential leaders in the southern California African American Muslim community, Naim Shah Sr. ... read more »
Southland’s Third Summer Heat Wave Begins
August 2, 2019
The heat wave results from high pressure aloft spreading into Southern California, combined with a weakening in the onshore flow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan. Temperatures will begin declining Monday. ... read more »
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Leadership
July 18, 2019
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and new officers. Since its inception in 1983, the Pasadena Tournament of Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations.  Community programs receive grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ... read more »
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 »
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