November 29, 2016

City And Public At Odds Over Intentions Of Anti-Camping/Panhandling Ordinance

The Pasadena City Council recently approved an ordinance which amends the municipal code in order to address “homeless camping” in public spaces and aggressive panhandling. The ordinance prohibits any “tent, lodge, structure, temporary or makeshift shelter, or unattended installation or display in any park” or public right-of-way. Furthermore, the city will be able to confiscate any unattended property left within …

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November 9, 2016

Decades of City ‘Undergrounding’ Brings Community Concerns to the Surface

Supporters of putting overhead utility lines below city streets, or “undergrounding,” say that it has helped to beautify Pasadena, improve electric service reliability, enhance public safety and protect the city’s urban forest. But the massive program would end up costing $2 billion, would require a century to complete and was involved in a financial scandal.

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November 4, 2016

Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association Touts Achievements; Hosts Gold Line Historian

Local residents association vows to continue to ‘improve life in Pasadena’ To an audience that included former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Ethan Elkind, author of “Railtown: Past and Future of the Gold Line” delineated the history of Pasadena’s light rail system, saying that the Los Angeles area’s rapidly expanding public transit system, non-existent only twenty years ago, is now the …

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November 3, 2016

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

Pasadena has a long history as a center of the technology and innovation world—all the way back to first American experiments with rocket launches in 1936—Southern California’s first foray into the rocket business (sorry, SpaceX)–through the Internet boom with Idealab, to today. We thought we’d catch up on what’s happening today, and in particular, how Innovate Pasadena ( is looking …

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November 2, 2016

Downtown Pasadena “Never Been Better,” Says Neighborhood Association President Ahead of Annual Meeting

Every city has one, but Pasadena’s downtown is a sparkling gem in the San Gabriel Valley that continues to grow in popularity for people looking to live and work in a place that has the urban city vibe sprinkled with historic tradition and charm. The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association (DPNA) will hold its Annual Meeting Thursday night at which insights …

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