December 31, 2012 |
Pasadena is awash in white and cardinal red, and that should result in lots of green for local retailers. The Rose Parade, a Pasadena tradition for more than 120 years, is expected to draw between 700,000 and 1 million visitors on New Year's Day, about the same as last year, said Paul Little, chief executive of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. The parade viewing numbers are often impacted by the teams that play in the Rose Bowl game, and the fans that attend the game. This year's matchup -- Stanford University versus the University of Wisconsin -- should have a strong following, Little said.
March 22, 1990
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has been closely following the city of Pasadena finance committee's deliberations on the city's budget for (fiscal year) 90-91. At its last meeting on Feb. 21, the chamber's budget review committee agreed on four recommendations, all of which are based on the chamber's belief that the city's business environment must continue to be competitive with surrounding communities in order to maintain economic stability for the benefit of all residents. Therefore, it behooves the city of Pasadena to keep its costs down by prudent and tough-minded fiscal management.
October 29, 1989
Pasadena has been blessed frequently in the past when, after much labor and debate, the city Board of Directors did not adopt a proposed plan. This has enabled us to avoid serious mistakes and gross errors in direction planning. The Livingston/Blaney study of Colorado Boulevard was such a case where we would have destroyed the center of town if we had carried out the plan. The study did provide valuable review and input for later planning consideration, however, and it was the trigger for revitalization of the central business area.
July 13, 1989
We might have guessed that outside developers, having been slowed down a bit by Proposition 2 (the PRIDE initiative), would contend that the voters were misled and really didn't understand the consequences of what they were doing. But it's disturbing to hear false propaganda from the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, such as Ann Hight's statement to The Times (July 2) that Proposition 2 resulted in a $3.5-million Pasadena city budget shortfall because of decreased property tax valuations for vacant land.
May 16, 1985
It is unfortunate timing for me and the city of Pasadena that Rolfe Arnhym, executive vice president of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, intends to leave Pasadena to take a similar position with the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce (Times, May 5). Arnhym was the chief architect for the 1983 Army-Navy game held in Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Local promoters and I were just about to unveil a proposal to rid the Army-Navy Game Foundation of its massive $2.5-million debt, including $174,000 owed the city of Pasadena for renting the Rose Bowl.
November 8, 1992 |
About 40 demonstrators representing black and women's groups descended on the Colorado Boulevard headquarters of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce last Thursday, chanting for the resignation of chamber Executive Director Bruce Ackerman. The demonstrators, who charged that Ackerman had practiced racial discrimination and sexual harassment, waved placards that accused the chamber of a "cover-up," and they chanted, "Bruce must go!"