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  1. Echoes of Camelot in Pasadena mayoral campaign: Larry WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Pasadena Star-News

    What is it that Pasadena mayoral candidates raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for, and by-district City Council candidates tens of thousands? Not, sadly, get-out-the-vote cocktail parties catered by The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. It's boring old yard signs and glossy mailers.

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  2. Assemblyman wants to consolidate city council elections with gubernatorial, presidential racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Pasadena Star-News

    Citing low turnout in city council elections, Assemblyman Roger Hernandez wants to place the contests on the same even-year ballots as the gubernatorial or presidential races. A.B. 254 would move all city council elections to June or November of even years.

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  3. Caltech challenges 32 international students to design a manned mission to an asteroidRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Pasadena Star-News

    Asteroid Retrieval Mission Model by Rick Sternbach at W.M Keck Institute of Space Studies at Caltech in Pasadena on Monday. PASADENA >> Thirty-two international students have five days at Caltech to design an asteroid-landing mission concept so people could mine for resources that may one day enable astronauts to land on Mars.

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  4. On The Town: Panel discusses issues affecting arts institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Pasadena Star-News

    The cadre of L.A. power chicks known as the ladies of The Blue Ribbon, who were mobilized by Buff Chandler nearly a half- century ago to support the Music Center, were treated to a panel discussion on the current issues affecting the major arts institutions in Southern California. The morning powwow and luncheon, held in the Eva & Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 4, drew 168 members.

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  5. Man exposes himself to girls outside South Pasadena Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Pasadena Star-News

    SOUTH PASADENA >> Police are seeking a man who exposed himself to two South Pasadena Middle School girls in front of the campus Thursday. The indecent exposure took place about 1:40 p.m. in front of the school, 1500 Fair Oaks Ave. , South Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.

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  6. A damning report on rogue Pasadena detectives: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    It's not quite Ferguson, with the Missouri city's ever-more-awful cycle of police and municipal corruption, the killing of Michael Brown, now the shooting of two officers. As detectives performed homicide investigations between 2005 and 2009 in the Crown City, “Some officers were allowed to operate extremely close to the line of legality with little or no visible oversight from supervisors who either knew or clearly should have been aware of their subordinates' actions,” the audit said.

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  7. Caltech scientist unlocks secrets of graphene, a revolutionary wonder materialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    Scientist David Boyd holds a copper sample that have been coated with graphene, a material made up of an atom-thick layer of carbon, in physicist and collaboratorNai-Chang Yeh's laboratory at Caltech in Pasadena Tuesday. PASADENA >> Caltech scientists solved an enigma, which intrigued scientists for over a decade when they recently discovered a method to mass produce a wonder material as revolutionary as carbon fiber.

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  8. Obit: Mike Ward of Pasadena was committed to serving community he lovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Pasadena Star-News

    It was evident in his time with the Tournament of Roses, where he served many roles including president twice, and the numerous organizations in and around his Pasadena hometown, which he gave his time and energy. “He loved being involved in the city,” said Linda Ward, his wife of 33 years.

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  9. Election had both civic conversation and sleaze: Larry WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Pasadena Star-News

    Sometimes, when an election is over, a person - or even a newspaper editor and columnist - is glad it's in the rear-view mirror, and that it's time for moving on. But other times, particularly if there has been a wide-open, multi-candidate primary election, and since no one took a majority of votes, there will be a run-off - well, other times a second election between just two candidates can bring some new focus to the politics.

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  10. Pasadena working group to present City Council with objections to 710 tunnelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Pasadena Star-News

    Rendering from the Draft EIR/EIS of the 710 Freeway Project shows what ventilation stacks would look like from a tunnel along West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. A working group from the city of Pasadena studying the 710 Freeway extension project has ruled out a tunnel that would permit vehicles to continue traveling at freeway speeds beneath residences of Alhambra, South Pasadena and west Pasadena.

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  11. On The Town: Los Angeles Master Chorale pays tribute with evening of musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Pasadena Star-News

    At its annual gala on March 1, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Master Chorale paid tribute to President/CEO Terry Knowles, of Pasadena, with a memorable evening of magnificent music and heartfelt praise. She is stepping down after 15 years at the helm.

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  12. Pasadena social calendar: March 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Pasadena Star-News

    Camerata Pacifica presents works by Schoenberg, Foote, Field, Beethoven and Debussy. The Gold Room, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.

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  13. Huntington Memorial Hospital is harassing a union effort: Guest commentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Pasadena Star-News

    We are members of the Pasadena community - city officials, faith leaders, community activists, former Huntington patients, and long-time Pasadena residents - who were invited by Huntington Memorial Hospital nurses and the California Nurses Association on Feb. 26 to announce a significant milestone in their efforts and a milestone in Huntington's history: the filing for a union election. We attended their press conference to also call for a fair and free election, as we have heard stories of the harassment, intimidation, and surveillance that pro-union nurses have had to face for their efforts to gain a voice in patient care and restore the quality of care at the hospital.

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  14. Pasadena police detective tactics criticized for nearly crossing a line of legality,a new audit saysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2012 | Pasadena Star-News

    An independent audit of the Pasadena Police Department's Detective Bureau criticized management and training and said on several occasions detectives came close to crossing “the line of legality,” according to documents obtained by this news organization. In 2013, police Chief Phillip Sanchez and Mayor Bill Bogaard commissioned the independent audit conducted by Veritas Assurance Group.

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  15. Pasadena 2-car crash leaves driver in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> A woman suffered serious injuries late Wednesday in a two-car crash in a residential neighborhood just west of the Brookside Golf Course, police said. The collision took place just before 9:30 p.m. at Linda Vista Avenue and Lida Street, Pasadena police Lt.

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  16. Pasadena Playhousea s executive director to leave the theater company in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    The Pasadena Playhouse announced Thursday that its executive director, Elizabeth Doran, will leave the theater company at the end of April to become president and CEO of San Diego Theatres , which manages the San Diego Civic Theatre and the Balboa Theatre. “My life has been the Playhouse and we've had such successes,” Doran said.

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  17. Webulas forges ahead with a augmented realitya marketingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Pasadena Star-News

    There's this nifty new thing called “augmented reality” and Webulas , a Pasadena-based digital web and app agency, is getting in on the ground floor. Wikipedia describes it as a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

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  18. Woman seriously injured in Pasadena two-car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> A woman suffered serious injuries late Wednesday in a two-car crash in a residential neighborhood just west of the Brookside Golf Course, police said. The collision took place just before 9:30 p.m. at Linda Vista Avenue and Lida Street, Pasadena police Lt.

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  19. Kidspacea s new Greenhouse lets visitors get their hands dirtyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Pasadena Star-News

    Montebello Unified Head Start students looking at the vegetable garden at Kidspace Greenhouse. Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena opened its latest exhibit space Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

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  20. Election 2015: Pasadena mayoral election headed to runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA>> City councilmembers Terry Tornek and Jacque Robinson Tuesday learned they headed to a runoff election in their mayoral bids before either can replace retiring Mayor Bill Bogaard at City Hall, according to unofficial results. Bogaard's fall announcement that he would not seek an historic fifth term set off a frenzied campaign for the post among six candidates representing various segments of the community.

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