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August 6, 2006 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
During the Great Depression, when the average house and lot cost around $5,000 in Pasadena, Caltech aerospace expert Clark Blanchard Millikan lived in a grand home that cost more than five times that amount. Millikan, internationally recognized for his work in aerodynamics and the son of Nobel Prize winner and Caltech President Robert A. Millikan, married well. His bride, Helen Staats, was the daughter of a wealthy real estate investor who provided the original 3.
July 10, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
One of the most memorable moments of the TV press tour, the twice-a-year junket that starts today in Pasadena, was provided by Gail Shister, the scrappy columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In early 2004, Shister took the microphone and in front of 200 or so colleagues asked network honcho Leslie Moonves whether he'd recuse himself from decision-making for "The Early Show," given that he was then dating co-host Julie Chen.
June 30, 2006 | Robin Fields, Times Staff Writer
A 5-year-old girl riding a tricycle was struck and killed Thursday night by an MTA bus, officials said. The girl pedaled out of the driveway of a Pasadena apartment complex where she lived with her foster mother just before 8 p.m. The bus was traveling north on Fair Oaks Avenue, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Bill Heard said. The bus had just passed through the intersection at Tremont Street when the girl moved into its path, said Pasadena police spokeswoman Janet Pope Givens.
June 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man and woman were shot in their car early Sunday while stopped at Fair Oaks Avenue and Union Street in Pasadena. Both were reported in serious condition at Huntington Hospital, but they are expected to survive. The driver, a man in his 30s, was shot multiple times about 2:30 a.m., and a woman passenger was shot at least once by occupants of a car that drove alongside them. Pasadena police said the victims, whose names have not been released, may have been targeted.
May 12, 2006 | Michelle Keller
The company that runs the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pasadena Conference Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium has named a chief executive to replace Roger Smith, who retired in March after nine years with the nonprofit. The new CEO, Michael Ross, 47, will join Pasadena Center Operating Co. on May 30. Ross previously was CEO of Team San Jose, a nonprofit public-private partnership that manages San Jose's convention and cultural facilities. -- Michelle Keller
April 6, 2006 | Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer
Less than a year after Pasadena pulled out of the competition for a National Football League team, the city will probably ask voters whether they want to get back in the game. But even if Pasadena says it wants a team, the NFL must decide whether to consider a bid for the Rose Bowl, because two other contenders -- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum south of downtown and the city of Anaheim -- are farther along in talks with the league.
February 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin express service today between Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles to reduce traffic congestion. The Metro Gold Line Express Service will reduce rush-hour commutes from 34 minutes to 29. The new service will stop at five of 13 Metro Gold Line stations: Union Station, Highland Park, Mission, Del Mar and Sierra Madre Villa. Six trains will run every half-hour in both directions during the morning and afternoon rush-hour periods.
January 30, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Three men were shot outside a popular Pasadena sandwich shop Saturday night but were expected to survive their wounds, police said Sunday. Police said the shooting took place about 5:30 p.m. outside Sandwiches by Connal's on East Washington Boulevard. Police did not identify the victims or offer a motive but said they were looking for three or four Armenian men as the gunmen.
January 9, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seven people were injured in a crash apparently caused by a driver who ran a red light early Sunday, police said. The collision at Washington Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue occurred about 1:50 a.m. Police said the driver of a Chevrolet Impala heading west on Washington Boulevard apparently ran a red light and collided with a Cadillac traveling on Fair Oaks Avenue. The driver and a passenger in the Chevrolet were injured, as were five members of a family in the other vehicle, police said.
December 26, 2005 | Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writer
It was the last song of the last winter program that Pasadena's Allendale Elementary School might ever have, and the mood was somber. The night before the show, Pasadena Unified School District officials voted to close Allendale indefinitely. Come fall, the 55-year-old elementary school will be shuttered. And so will Noyes. And Linda Vista. And Edison. The Pasadena school board voted last week to close the four elementary schools because of declining enrollment.
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