Slider Image | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:56:41 +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 Slider Image | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Ways to support our buzziest pollinators and protect threatened native bee habitat https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/ways-to-support-our-buzziest-pollinators-and-protect-threatened-native-bee-habitat/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/ways-to-support-our-buzziest-pollinators-and-protect-threatened-native-bee-habitat/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:15:50 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105643 hive: “a box or other shelter for a colony of domesticated bees” apiary: “a place where bees are kept for their honey, generally consisting of a number of hives”  —per Webster’s trusty dictionary In recent years, as urban farming has become more prevalent throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, backyard beekeeping has become more […]

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After 44 years, Air Supply’s Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are still singing ‘silly love songs’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/after-44-years-air-supplys-graham-russell-and-russell-hitchcock-are-still-singing-silly-love-songs/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/after-44-years-air-supplys-graham-russell-and-russell-hitchcock-are-still-singing-silly-love-songs/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:15:44 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105630 Graham Russell was an Australian singer trying to break into the music biz in 1975 when he was hired as part of the 34-member chorus of a Sydney-based production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Knowing no one else in the chorus, he was afraid he’d get lost in the cracks until he noticed the amazing tenor […]

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LA County Civil Grand Jury jabs most city police agencies for intimidating complaint procedures and lack of civilian oversight https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/la-county-civil-grand-jury-jabs-most-city-police-agencies-for-intimidating-complaint-procedures-and-lack-of-civilian-oversight/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/la-county-civil-grand-jury-jabs-most-city-police-agencies-for-intimidating-complaint-procedures-and-lack-of-civilian-oversight/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:10:06 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105638 In its 2018 report, the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury (CGJ) expressed dismay over the lack of civilian oversight boards in local police departments. “The absence of civilian oversight in 44 of the 46 law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County is a problem and should be an issue of great concern,” states the […]

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The dream of Arlene and Robert Oltman fades with the pending closure of the Pasadena Museum of California Art https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/the-dream-of-arlene-and-robert-oltman-fades-with-the-pending-closure-of-the-pasadena-museum-of-california-art/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/the-dream-of-arlene-and-robert-oltman-fades-with-the-pending-closure-of-the-pasadena-museum-of-california-art/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:15:30 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105440 Acting on a shared vision, Robert and Arlene Oltman decided to build the Pasadena Museum of California Art on Union Street in Mid-town Pasadena, a short walk from City Hall, itself a tribute to state artists and architects of the 1920s. It was an astounding undertaking for those with much museum experience, exponentially more so […]

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Bills could have major impacts on use-of-force incidents and police transparency https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/bills-could-have-major-impacts-on-use-of-force-incidents-and-police-transparency/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/bills-could-have-major-impacts-on-use-of-force-incidents-and-police-transparency/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:10:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105498 The state Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Glendale), opened hearings on Monday regarding Assembly Bill 931, a controversial piece of legislation which could redefine when police officers can use deadly force. The measure has met with resistance from law enforcement groups.  “We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was […]

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Actor Greg Sestero turned his role in the legendarily bad film ‘The Room’ into best-selling book and acclaimed film ‘The Disaster Artist’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/actor-greg-sestero-turned-his-role-in-the-legendarily-bad-film-the-room-into-best-selling-book-and-acclaimed-film-the-disaster-artist/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/actor-greg-sestero-turned-his-role-in-the-legendarily-bad-film-the-room-into-best-selling-book-and-acclaimed-film-the-disaster-artist/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:05:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105471 Greg Sestero might be one of the best real-life examples of someone who put the adage “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade” into practice. The longtime South Pasadena resident was a struggling actor in 2002 when he was cast by his eccentric fellow acting course classmate Tommy Wiseau to co-star in an independent film […]

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Journalist Jean Guerrero discusses life and death, daughters and fathers, borders as metaphor and her piercing memoir ‘Crux’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/journalist-jean-guerrero-discusses-life-and-death-daughters-and-fathers-borders-as-metaphor-and-her-piercing-memoir-crux/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/journalist-jean-guerrero-discusses-life-and-death-daughters-and-fathers-borders-as-metaphor-and-her-piercing-memoir-crux/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:15:45 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105311 When investigative reporter Jean Guerrero moderated the “Border as Character” panel at LitFest Pasadena in May, she raised provocative points about the metaphorical as well as material dimensions of borders, and how the infamous border wall created by the Mexican and US governments has also created and shaped us in complicated ways. Her outside-the-box thinking […]

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Gino Vannelli continues to evolve after 40 years in the music business https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/gino-vannelli-continues-to-evolve-after-40-years-in-the-music-business/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/gino-vannelli-continues-to-evolve-after-40-years-in-the-music-business/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:10:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105325 In an era of auto-tuned vocals and endless overdubbing in the backing tracks of pop music, Gino Vannelli is a true throwback to the days of dramatic singers who put their vocals and passion front and center in their songs. That approach took him to worldwide success with the hit singles “I Just Wanna Stop” […]

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Noted climatologist says climate change and more people moving to California are the causes of larger, deadlier fires https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/noted-climatologist-says-climate-change-and-more-people-moving-to-california-are-the-causes-of-larger-deadlier-fires/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/noted-climatologist-says-climate-change-and-more-people-moving-to-california-are-the-causes-of-larger-deadlier-fires/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:10:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105339 A recently retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist told the Pasadena Weekly that California will continue to experience deadly wildfires in large part due to climate change, California’s burgeoning population and people who choose to live dangerously in previously unpopulated wooded areas. More than 3,300 fire personnel battled massive fires across the state, utilizing more than […]

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Police believe changes to body-worn camera policy could lead to more transparency https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/police-believe-changes-to-body-worn-camera-policy-could-lead-to-more-transparency/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/police-believe-changes-to-body-worn-camera-policy-could-lead-to-more-transparency/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:15:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105113 Pasadena Police Chief John Perez is planning to announce changes to the city’s body worn camera policy that are intended to provide more transparency, according to a department spokesperson.  If the department approves the new policy, video footage of critical incidents could be released no more than 45 days after the event, according to Lt. […]

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