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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A black bear wandered alarmingly close to the 210 Freeway in Pasadena on Thursday as wildlife officials and other authorities tried to tranquilize it and take it back into the forest. The bear -- estimated to be 3 years old and weigh 275 pounds -- was first reported about 3:30 p.m. near Cleveland Elementary School at 524 Palisades St., California Fish and Wildlife spokesman Andrew Hughan said. Television footage showed the bear going through yards and the Brookside Golf Course as it wandered closer to the freeway.
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BUSINESS
December 16, 2012 | By Ann Marsh
Julia Child, who would have turned 100 this year, found her life's calling only by leaving her hometown of Pasadena for China and France. Had the pioneering celebrity chef stayed in her "parochial" Pasadena, she once confided to a biographer, she might have "become an alcoholic. " Today, she would have been able to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu, the American version, without going all the way to Paris - or even leaving her hometown. In recent years, the famed culinary school has colonized more than 100,000 square feet near downtown Pasadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2010
Bestselling crime-fiction novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential," "The Black Dahlia") will be at Vroman's to discuss and sign his latest non-fiction work, "The Hiliker Curse. " Unraveling pieces of his own psyche and personal history, this candid memoir delves into the author's personal experience in relationships. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. (626) 744-1834. http://www.vromansbookstore.com.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2013 | By Shan Li
Retail giant Macy's said Thursday it will close a store at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena as part of plans to shutter six underperforming stores nationwide. The company will also open a Bloomingdale's store in the Glendale Galleria. Macy's will shutter the 158,000-square-foot Pasadena location in early spring. Other locations targeted include stores in Las Vegas, Houston and Honolulu. Final clearance sales for the Pasadena location will start Jan. 7. Sales will run for seven  to 11 weeks.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Coach Mike Parisi has Pasadena off to a 9-3-1 start, and the Bulldogs just might win the Pacific League this season. Leading the way has been junior infielder Frankie Garriola, who has 21 hits and a .500 batting average. Freshman pitcher Elijah Parks has given a big boost with a 3-1 record and 1.97 ERA. Pasadena began league play earier this week with a 3-0 victory over Crescenta Valley   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
July 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
No doubt he'd like to meet the buyers. Screenwriter Jim Herzfeld, of "Meet the Fockers" and "Meet the Parents" fame, has his home listed in Pasadena at $4.195 million. The traditional-style house, built in 1999, has the distinction of sitting on close to an acre with a spring-fed pond. Not any easy amenity to come by in the Los Angeles area. A star architect to celebrities The home's 6,600 square feet of living space includes dining, family and living rooms, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday afternoon in Pasadena. Police said Heather Reyes is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 100 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and was wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen at Muir High School, 1905 Lincoln Ave., in Pasadena about 3:30 p.m. Heather was last seen talking with friends and acquaintances after school, police said, but she never returned home. Anyone who has seen her or has information on Heather's whereabouts are asked to call 911 or Pasadena police at (626)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2011
EVENTS The Pacific Asia Museum kicks off its new summertime evening series Fusion Fridays with a dance-themed night of belly dancing and Bollywood performances and lessons. Enjoy cocktails and cupcakes from Auntie Em's while checking out the new exhibit, "Visions of the Orient. " In addition to DJ sets, demos and cultural activities, food trucks the Frysmith and Sweets will dish out gourmet fare. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Fri. $15. (626)
BUSINESS
November 14, 2010
Location: 322 S. Grand Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91107 Asking price: $2.2 million Lot previously sold for: $385,000 in 2002 Size: In the main house, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,400 square feet. A guesthouse has two rooms and a bathroom in about 480 square feet. Additional features: Thermador six-burner range, Viking range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sub-Zero freezer, Sharp drawer microwave oven and warming drawer, Fisher & Paykel double-drawer dishwasher, built-in Brewmatic coffee system and alarm system.
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