Police Department HQ Renovations Forward After Review by Committee

Pasadena’s Police Department headquarters is getting a facelift. And more. While the Pasadena City Council approved the wide-ranging renovation of the building on May 12, the Council asked the Public Safety Committee to once again review and discuss the project before preparing final plans and seeking construction bids. The committee—comprised of Mayor Victor Gordo, Councilmember Tyron Hampton, Councilmember John Kennedy, and Councilmember Steve Madison—reviewed the plans Wednesday. Most of the concerns during the wide-ranging discussion had less to do with […]

Single New COVID-19 Case Detected in Pasadena on Wednesday

Health officials reported only one new COVID-19 infection in Pasadena on Wednesday, and no additional deaths. The additional case bumped the city’s pandemic total to 11,276, while the local death toll has remained at 346 since the last fatalities in Pasadena were reported on April 30, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data. Over the prior week, the city recorded an average of 2 daily infections. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 255 new infections and 16 […]

LA Metro Board To Vote Today On Pilot For Free Rides For Students, Low-Income Riders

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Executive Management Committee Thursday will consider approving a 23-month pilot program to make L.A. Metro buses and trains free to students starting in August and all low-income riders starting in January. If approved by the committee, the pilot program will next go to L.A. Metro’s Board of Directors for final approval. L.A. Metro currently offers discounts to people who make $39,450 a year or less, people age 62 and older, veterans and people […]

Police Chief Perez Introduces 11 new Police Officers and Trainees

Bringing the number of new officer hires to 70 over the last three years, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez introduced eight new police officers and three new trainees to the Public Safety Committee Wednesday. “These new hires come from thousands of applicants over the last three years,” said Chief Perez. “They are the best of the best.” Perez added, “We are not just recruiting, we are not just training, we are not just retraining, but in many ways we are […]

New Material Could Harvest Water All Day Long

Micro-engineered, bioinspired design allows the material to collect moisture from cool fog as well as generating and collecting steam under sun Tiny structures inspired by the shape of cactus spines allow a newly created material to gather drinkable water from the air both day and night, combining two water-harvesting technologies into one. The material, a micro-architected hydrogel membrane (more on that later), can produce water through both solar steam-water generation and fog collection—two independent processes that typically require two separate […]

Missing 58-Year-Old Man Last Seen in Pasadena Found

A 58-year-old man who was reported missing in Pasadena was found in the Angeles National Forest after he became lost for five days while hiking in the area, authorities announced Wednesday. George David Null was reported missing after having last been seen at about 7 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Del Mar Boulevard, said Deputy Maria Lucero of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Null’s vehicle was found in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, and he […]

Stephen Nowlin Steps Down as Vice President of ArtCenter Exhibitions and Director of the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery

ArtCenter College of Design Provost Karen Hofmann today announced that Stephen Nowlin plans to retire from his position as vice president of ArtCenter Exhibitions and director of the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery on June 30 of this year. ArtCenter Senior Curator Julie Joyce will serve as interim vice president of ArtCenter Exhibitions as the College defines the next chapter of department leadership and curatorial staffing. Stephen Nowlin, who received his MFA at ArtCenter in 1978, has served as the […]

Supervisors Renew $25,000 in Case of Altadena Boy Killed by Errant Bullet

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $25,000 reward in the case of a 4-year-old killed by an errant bullet in a 2016 gang shooting in Altadena. Supervisor Kathryn Barger asked her colleagues to renew a $25,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the gunman who shot and killed 4-year-old Salvador Esparza on July 5, 2016. The boy was found lying on his front porch on the 300 block of West Figueroa Drive about […]

Villanueva: Names Of Deputies In Shootings Will Be Released Within 30 Days

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said today his department is establishing a policy of releasing within 30 days the names of deputies who fire their weapons at suspects, and 95 previously unreleased names will be posted online this week. “The idea is we want to be as transparent as we can, but we can’t jeopardize ongoing investigations,” Villaneuva said during a talk on social media. The announcement came one day after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion recommending that an […]

Pasadena Blood Donation Center and Red Cross Announce Upcoming Blood Drive

The Pasadena Blood Donation Center, 2471 E. Walnut St., Suite 103, continues to accept blood donations by appointment, as the Red Cross works to bolster the nation’s blood supply in the waning days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Blood donors can call the Pasadena Blood Donation Center and schedule an appointment for any day of the week, including Sunday. The Red Cross also lists other locations in the Pasadena area where staff will accept donations. A Red Cross statement said the […]