News | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:46:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 News | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 In order to create a sustainable city we must re-engineer our thinking https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/in-order-to-create-a-sustainable-city-we-must-re-engineer-our-thinking/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/in-order-to-create-a-sustainable-city-we-must-re-engineer-our-thinking/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:15:32 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106871 Growing up in Pasadena, I did not have an immediate knowledge of where our food and water came from. I turned on the faucet for water, plugged cords into the wall for electricity, and went to the store for food. My city had been engineered for me, and I was just mindlessly playing my role. […]

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Half-million-dollar settlement offer would bar embattled director from ever returning to work at the Altadena Library https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/half-million-dollar-settlement-offer-would-bar-embattled-director-from-ever-returning-to-work-at-the-altadena-library/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/half-million-dollar-settlement-offer-would-bar-embattled-director-from-ever-returning-to-work-at-the-altadena-library/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:10:06 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106878 A local attorney contends that an element of a settlement offer made by the Altadena Library Board of Trustees to embattled Library District Director Mindy Kittay would bind future boards in choosing a qualified person to run the library. In a letter to Jeffrey Thompson, lawyer for the Library District, Kittay’s attorney Dale Gronemeier said […]

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Victor A. Reyna Jr. 1944-2018 Pasadena teacher and coach succumbs during routine surgical procedure https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/victor-a-reyna-jr-1944-2018-pasadena-teacher-and-coach-succumbs-during-routine-surgical-procedure/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/victor-a-reyna-jr-1944-2018-pasadena-teacher-and-coach-succumbs-during-routine-surgical-procedure/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106887 Longtime Pasadena resident and teacher Victor A. Reyna Jr., an award-winning tennis coach who also coached baseball and football, died Friday, Oct. 5, during what his family described as a routine surgical procedure at Huntington Hospital. He was 74. “He touched many lives, loved football and sports. And the things that he taught me throughout […]

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Frances Arnold becomes first woman at Caltech to win Nobel Prize https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/frances-arnold-becomes-first-woman-at-caltech-to-win-nobel-prize/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/frances-arnold-becomes-first-woman-at-caltech-to-win-nobel-prize/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:19 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106883 Frances Arnold, 62, the Caltech scientist who won a Nobel Prize in chemistry earlier this month, is the first woman from Caltech to win the prestigious award among 38 recipients from the school.  Only five women have won the Nobel Prize in the field of chemistry since 1911, with Marie Curie winning the prize that […]

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Health Department says Typhus fever on the rise https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/health-department-says-typhus-fever-on-the-rise/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/health-department-says-typhus-fever-on-the-rise/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:13 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106881 Pasadena Health Department officials are sounding the alarm over 20 confirmed cases of typhus fever so far this year. . “Typhus fever is a disease that can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization, and death,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena health officer. “All residents should take steps to prevent fleas in and around the home.” […]

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As of Monday, 2,087 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/as-of-monday-2087-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/as-of-monday-2087-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended-2/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106885 2,224 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 1 ISIS leader and 10 other fighters from the terrorist group were killed in an airstrike. According to CNN, Afghan and coalition forces carried out the strike.  3 people were wounded […]

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BEST OF PASADENA 2018 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/best-of-pasadena-readers-poll-rules-and-methodology/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/04/best-of-pasadena-readers-poll-rules-and-methodology/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:30:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106708     BEST OF PASADENA 2018 All awardees were determined by tabulating verified readers’ ballots. People, places and businesses within Pasadena Weekly’s circulation area were eligible. Ballots for Best of Pasadena were available for download at PW’s home page from Aug. 2 through August 22, 2018. Registered users of pasadenaweekly.com were also able to vote […]

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Legendary blind trainer Canto Robledo to be inducted into West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/legendary-blind-trainer-canto-robledo-to-be-inducted-into-west-coast-boxing-hall-of-fame/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/legendary-blind-trainer-canto-robledo-to-be-inducted-into-west-coast-boxing-hall-of-fame/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106524 Pasadena boxing legend Canto “TNT” Robledo will be posthumously inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Sunday at the Garland Hotel Event Center in North Hollywood. Robledo, who trained numerous local prize-winning pugilists and died in 1999 at age 86, will be inducted alongside former heavyweight champ Archie Moore; former WBA lightweight champion […]

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As of Monday, 3,008 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/as-of-monday-3008-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/as-of-monday-3008-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106557 2,224     American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press.    3    people were wounded in Baghdad Tuesday when a car bomb exploded. According to CNN, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.     […]

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Judge in Gourdikian case says court does not have to accept plea agreement https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/judge-in-gourdikian-case-says-court-does-not-have-to-accept-plea-agreement/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/judge-in-gourdikian-case-says-court-does-not-have-to-accept-plea-agreement/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106527 Vasken Gourdikian’s fate is now in the hands of a federal judge. The former Pasadena police lieutenant pleaded guilty to illegally dealing more than 100 guns across California and making a false statement on government paperwork during a gun sale. He returns to court on Feb. 4 for sentencing and at that time US District […]

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