Jackie Robinson’s Legacy to be Honored at L.A. County Board of Supervisors Meeting
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by Gabriel
1h ago
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger will recognize members of Jackie Robinson’s family, the Friends of Jackie Robinson Park, Miss Juneteenth, and Little Miss Juneteenth during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 18, in celebration of Juneteenth. The recognition will take place at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration at 500 West Temple Street in Los Angeles. During the presentation, members from both Jackie Robinson’s family and the Friends of Jackie Robinson Park are scheduled to speak and reflect on the significance of Juneteenth.  Pasadena Jackie Robinson was a ..read more
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Cal Poly Partner to Introduce Students to STEM Through Rose Parade Float-building
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by Gabriel
1h ago
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has teamed up with Cal Poly Rose Float to offer an educational program called RoseSTEM, presented by Southern California Gas Company and Southwest Airlines, which introduces local middle and high school students aged 12-17 to the STEM concepts behind building Rose Parade floats.  The program, held from June 10-12, included field trips to the Cal Poly Rose Float facility where nearly 150 students from Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley area participated in hands-on learning experiences. Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students, who have design ..read more
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City Council Appoints Retired LAPD Captain to Police Oversight Commission
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by Gabriel
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The Pasadena City Council voted to place a retired Los Angeles Police Department Captain on the Community Police Oversight Commission on Monday. The City Council voted 5-1-1 to appoint the former LAPD Captain to the Commission. He was nominated by Felicia Williams. Jess Rivas opposed the appointment and Jason Lyon abstained. Some local residents said that a former police officer should not sit on the Commission. However, former police officers are not barred from serving on the Commission. One other Commissioner is also a former law enforcement officer. Vernon worked on the investigation surro ..read more
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Council Approves Contract For Battery Energy Storage, 2024 Budget Amendment
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by Gabriel
2h ago
Pasadena City Council approves numerous items, including $55 million energy contract and budget amendments Consent calendar streamlines meeting procedures by grouping routine, non-controversial items for approval in a single vote The Pasadena City Council approved a variety of items during the consent calendar portion of its meeting on Monday, including a $55.3 million contract with Glenarm BESS, LLC for a battery energy storage system and amendments to the fiscal year 2024 operating budget totaling $2.5 million. A consent calendar is a tool used by government bodies to efficiently handle rout ..read more
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City Enforcing Zero Tolerance Fireworks Policy
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by Gabriel
2h ago
The City is once again reminding local residents that fireworks are illegal in Pasadena. Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustin and Police Chief Gene Harris urge everyone to prioritize safety while responsibly celebrating the nation’s birthday. The City enforces a “No Fireworks, Zero Tolerance Policy.” Last year, Augustin told Pasadena Now that the Pasadena Fire Department seized 118 pounds of illegal fireworks and cited 23 for violations during July 4 celebrations. According to a statement released by the City on Monday, statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer p ..read more
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Caltech Announces Newest Cohort of Leadership Chairs and Named Professorships
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by Gabriel
2h ago
During the 2023–24 academic year, Caltech recognized two faculty members with distinguished leadership chairs for administrative positions and 13 faculty members with named professorships, the Institute’s most distinguished award. These honors provide faculty with additional resources to advance innovative research ideas while they continue to mentor and train future generations. Each named professorship brings its own legacy. Many professorships, for instance, have long-standing histories and pass a tradition of discovery and exploration from one academic generation to the next, from one coll ..read more
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Researchers in Caltech Lab: Beetles Conquered Earth by Evolving Their Own Biochemical Laboratory
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by Gabriel
2h ago
As organisms diversified on planet Earth, some branches of the tree of life became exceptionally diverse, others far less so. Still others went extinct. Why evolution favored certain groups over others is a long-standing question in evolutionary science. Beetles are the poster child of evolutionary success: about 400,000 species are known—about a quarter of all described lifeforms—and potentially hundreds of thousands more await discovery. The beauty and diversity of beetles enchanted a young Charles Darwin and were the teenage fascination of Alfred Russell Wallace, the co-discoverers of evolu ..read more
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Federal Appeals Court in Pasadena to Hear Case of Accused O.C. White Supremacist
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by Gabriel
2h ago
Federal prosecutors will appear before a panel of judges at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals in West Pasadena today, seeking to overturn the dismissal of charges against Robert Rundo, an alleged member of a violent white supremacist group based in Orange County.  The hearing is set for 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1 and will be live-streamed on the court’s YouTube channel. In April, a Santa Ana federal judge ordered the release of Robert Rundo while prosecutors appeal the judge’s ruling tossing out an indictment against the defendant. Robert Rundo, 34, of Huntington Beach, is “one of ..read more
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Los Angeles County Reports Increase in Mpox Cases
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by Gabriel
4h ago
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported Monday a “concerning increase” of 10 new cases of mpox in the past two weeks, up from a countywide average of less than two cases per week the preceding several weeks. Mpox — previously referred to as Monkeypox — is mainly spread through close contact with body fluids, sores, shared bedding or clothing, or respiratory droplets from kissing, coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include rash or sores that look like pimples or blisters on the face, body and genitals as well as fever, chills, headache, muscle aches or swelling of lymph nodes. E ..read more
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Caltech Announces Visiting Graduate Student Fellowships for 2025
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by Gabriel
15h ago
The California Institute of Technology’s Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) opened applications for its 2025 Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship (VGSF) program. The highly competitive fellowships offer graduate students the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge astronomical research alongside IPAC scientists for a six-month period at IPAC’s facilities on the Caltech campus in Pasadena. Established in 2013, the VGSF program aims to provide applicable research experience to Ph.D. students in astronomy and physics. Fellows will work on projects spanning exoplanets, galactic and extraga ..read more
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