Huntington Memorial Hospital Officials Investigating Outbreak

Huntington Memorial Hospital officials said Wednesday, Aug. 19 that they are investigating a spread of bacteria that may be linked to a medical scope that has been blamed for infections at hospitals across the country, including at Ronald Reagan UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medical centers. Read More

3 Southland Fires Almost Contained

The Southland's three wildfires -- two in the Angeles National Forest and one in Montebello -- were on their last legs Wednesday, Aug. 19, with none of them showing active flames. Read More

Slightly Cooler Temps Forecasted for Firefighters Battling Cabin Fire

Slightly cooler temperatures forecast for Monday, Aug. 17 will be a welcome relief for about 640 firefighters battling the so-called Cabin Fire on the upper slopes of San Gabriel Canyon in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora after 10 of them suffered minor heat-related injuries, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Read More

Causes of Tree Fall in Pasadena Released in Report

A tree that fell in Brookside Park near the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, critically injuring two children, lacked anchoring roots and had a slight lean that contributed to the fall, although recent rains following a long drought were likely a contributing factor, according to an arborist's report released Thursday, Aug. 14. Read More

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to Take Part in NBC’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ This Saturday

This 11-month-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix is getting ready for Clear the Shelters as a Pets 90210 volunteer bathes her. Photo by Jamie Holeman The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, along with nearly 50 animal shelters across Southern California, is participating in “Clear the Shelters,” a day-long adoption event spearheaded by NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles. On Saturday, Aug. 15, the adoption fee for all dogs and cats will be reduced to $20 and the shelter will hold extended adoption hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read More

Heat Wave Planned for Southland This Week

A heat wave will wash over the Southland this week. The hottest conditions will prevail between Thursday and Sunday, with temperatures up to 10 degrees above normal in inland areas, the National Weather Service monitoring office in Oxnard said in a statement posted on its website. Read More

Talent Showcased at Monrovia Art Walk

Rene Rodriguez poses with his watercolor paintings. Photos by Krista Daly Abstract art holds the emotions of Hoofrish Patel. “There are two aspects to why I do abstract art,” she said.“The color and you’re not drawing something that’s already there.” Patel is one of many artists who displayed work at the Monrovia Art Walk on Saturday, July 25, hosted by the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts. Read More

Plein Air Exhibition, Sale to Feature Local Artists’ Arroyo Seco Art

California Art Club President Peter Adams works on his painting at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena. Photos by Stacy Lee More than a dozen plein air artists spent last week documenting the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco and its surroundings. Their works will be on display and for sale at the Plein Air Paintings of the Arroyo Seco Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Ave., in Pasadena. Read More

Spending the Summer with Shakespeare

IMG_3643web Nine-year-old SanMarino resident Olivia is in the middle of spending five weeks getting to know Shakespeare. She is taking part in A Noise Within’s Summer with Shakespeare along with 105 other kids between six and 18 years old. Read More

NASA Confirms ‘Older, Bigger Cousin to Earth’

NASA's Kepler orbiting telescope confirmed the existence of an "older, bigger cousin to Earth" 1,400 light years away -- the first planet known to be in a habitable zone around a sun-like star, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Thursday, July 23. Read More

Arcadians to host 87 Special Olympic Athletes This Week

More than 300 Arcadia volunteers, organizations, business members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, City of Arcadia and Arcadia Unified School District are coming together this week to ensure a memorable first impression of the United States, California and Arcadia for 87 Special Olympics World Games athletes, coaches and mentors from the Caribbean dual-island country of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan).   Read More