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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
For years, shoppers along Pasadena's South Lake Avenue enjoyed one of the best deals in town: free curbside parking. But beginning in January, patrons of the area's popular boutiques and big-name chain stores are advised to bring along some extra change for the newly installed parking meters. The cost: $1 for one hour. The new meters will stretch from California Boulevard to Green Street.
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BUSINESS
May 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A local news website's editor who hired two reporters in India to cover Pasadena said he had been so overwhelmed by reaction to his plan that he had to postpone publication of their first stories. James Macpherson said he had not found the time he hoped to train one of his new staffers to cover Monday's City Council meeting, shown on the Web.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The emergency room of Huntington Hospital was briefly evacuated Saturday after a chemical leak, officials said. A sensor alerted hospital officials to high levels of the odorless gas ethylene oxide in the emergency room about 4:15 p.m., spokeswoman Andrea Stradling said. The gas is used to sterilize surgical equipment. A hazardous materials team from the Pasadena Fire Department responded, but the gas had dissipated by the time it arrived, Stradling said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2007 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Pasadena City Hall can be characterized as a beaux-arts rendition of a Renaissance-style palace, topped like a wedding cake with a Spanish Baroque dome. And it's back in the limelight after a $117-million renovation and seismic retrofit. The landmark has appeared in movies and TV shows, portrayed as a mental institution, a police station and even the Supreme Court building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Before Disney Hall and Segerstrom Hall, Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena was renowned as one of the premier concert halls in Southern California. Now it is at the center of tensions over the development of one of Old Town Pasadena's last relatively open spaces. The 1,262-seat glass-and-concrete structure, surrounded by an elegant reflecting pool, opened in 1974 and is now owned by Harvest Rock Church, a nondenominational Christian congregation that draws about 1,000 worshipers each Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2007 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
The $121-million expansion of the Pasadena Convention Center will include new buildings but will also showcase one of the city's treasured landmarks: the 1932 Civic Auditorium. The ornate Italian Renaissance building, which opened 75 years ago this month, is the centerpiece of the current expansion project. It is expected to be completed in the spring of 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A motorist described as a man in his 20s was shot in the head Wednesday night at an intersection by an assailant who pulled up in another car, authorities said. The attack was reported shortly before 8 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard. The victim was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
NEWS
January 18, 2007 | Brenda Rees, Special to The Times
DON'T tell the Brothers Grimm, but storyteller Leslie Perry has a bone to pick with the classic tale of poor little Cinderella. "She's a wimp!" he exclaims, pointing out the passivity of the main character. "Look, she doesn't make anything happen. She relies on magic, and she doesn't stand up for herself -- especially with her stepmother and sisters. A lot of fairy tales have this problem. That's why I prefer folk tales."
REAL ESTATE
December 17, 2006 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Myron Hunt designed this grand Colonial Revival villa in 1916 in Pasadena's Oak Knoll neighborhood, described in The Times' stories of the day as "the Crown City's beautiful and fashionable suburb," replete with paved streets and "ornamental electric lights on classic bronze pillars." Even if you don't recognize the Pasadena architect's name, you've probably seen or been in one of his many local landmarks.
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