Author: Catherine Bauknight

Norwegian power couple fears the worst from Trump administration

On vacation in California, Norwegian research physicians and family friends Thomas and Marthe-Lisa Naess-Andresen recently visited Pasadena. They and their three young children enjoyed many of the tourist attractions the Southland has to offer, impressed by Universal Studios, Disneyland and Griffith Park. But despite all the fun, the power couple was pensive about international events and deeply concerned about the Trump administration’s handling of not just immigration, but the president’s increasingly conciliatory relationship with recently re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin. Though the two doctors are relaxing now, they still worry about what will happen when they return to their...

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The World’s Parade

Each New Year, the world flocks to Pasadena for the magic and majesty of America’s parade, the Rose Parade Presented by Honda. And while many of the people, floats and assorted moving parts of this 129-year-old event change from year to year, the wonder and joy that this world-renowned parade elicits from kids ages 9 to 92 never does. Each year brings with it something new and exciting and wonderful, much like the year ahead that we all look forward to on this Big Day. Like years past, this parade was also steeped in tradition, complete with a grand...

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UPDATED: Opponents of allowing a giant telescope on Mauna Kea bring their message to rush-hour motorists

By: Catherine Bauknight and Kevin Uhrich With a decision expected soon on whether to allow a giant telescope sponsored in part by Caltech on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, opponents of the project on Tuesday held up banners from freeway overpasses in nine California communities, including Pasadena. Demonstrators are against construction of Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is being built by a nonprofit international partnership with corporate offices on South Arroyo Parkway. Kumu Mikilani Young and a group of young protesters used the Los Robles Avenue overpass of the Foothill (210) Freeway to display their banner, which stated “Protect Mauna...

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