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. 12:05 pm 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. 12:34 pm 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. 9:06 am 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. 9:16 am Read More

Four Injured in 210 Freeway Collision

Four people were hurt today in a crash involving a big rig, a truck and a car that shut down the westbound lanes of the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena, authorities said. 4:57 pm Read More

Pasadena Sues to Recover the $6 Million That Employee Allegedly Embezzled

The city of Pasadena is suing to recover $6 million lost in the alleged embezzlement of a utility fund. The suit names Danny Ray Wooten, 51, a former management analyst in the city's Public Works Department, and his wife, Laveta Wooten; Tyrone Collins, 55, of Altadena, and his company, Collins Electric; Melody Jenkins, 46, of Pasadena, who was a temporary city employee; and two religious organizations, the Southern California Evangelistic Jurisdiction Center and the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Center. 3:05 pm Read More