July 30, 1987
Bowing to pressure from several community groups, the city has made available to the public police reports, memos and other documents concerning the violent confrontation between police officers and three residents, including activist Michael Zinzun, at the Community Arms housing complex in Pasadena in June, 1986. But a confidential report to the city attorney and the police chief by attorney Edwin J.
June 11, 1987
Caltech professors Ahmed Zewail and Edwin S. Munger have been given special awards. Zewail, professor of chemical physics, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his pioneering work in developing laser techniques for recording the behavior of molecules during chemical reactions. Munger, professor of geography, has been given the Southern Sector California State Conference award of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.
September 25, 1986
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, to Dick Laeser, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer who guided the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft during its exploration of the planet Uranus last January. Laeser, 48, has been Voyager project manager since 1981. The spacecraft was launched in 1977 and has explored Jupiter and Saturn.
December 11, 1986
Caltech has a new all-weather track and field named for the athletic director who served from 1921 to 1942 and coached football teams that twice became Southern California Conference champions. The Fox Stanton Track and Field was dedicated Dec. 5 by Caltech officials and the board of directors of the Lon V. Smith Foundation, which provided the $450,000 for the new facility on Wilson Avenue. The gift was made with the support of Dr. W. Layton Stanton, son of W. L.
November 5, 1987
Following the Oct. 7 death of an inmate in the city jail, the Board of Directors has agreed to add three jailers to the current staff of nine and install video cameras to watch parts of the jail. The video system and new personnel will cost the city about $144,000 a year, said Police Chief James Robenson. The problem of jail cell monitoring was raised last month after 38-year-old Reginald Benoit, who had been arrested for drunkenness, was found hanged in his cell.
October 17, 1991
Defense attorneys for Donald Miralle of La Canada Flintridge pounced on discrepancies about the size of a shoe print discovered near the burned body of Miralle's wife, Tessie, on a desert road near Victorville. Trial began last month for Miralle, 47, who is accused of killing his 49-year-old wife last year. San Bernardino County sheriff's crime lab expert Katherine Wojcik testified Tuesday that the print, measured from a photograph, was 11 1/2 inches long, the length of a men's size 10 shoe.
May 26, 1991
A 66-year-old movie theater on Washington Boulevard, closed for the past six months, could become the city's next community cultural center. The idea will be studied by consultant Gina Zamporelli, who received a $5,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to examine the feasibility of a nonprofit organization or a city cultural group revamping the theater. The money was part of Kaiser Permanente's community contribution program.
March 26, 1987
Real Property Services Corp. has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the city, claiming that the city's decision to cancel plans to build a movie theater in Old Town is a breach of contract.
May 4, 2010 |
A recently closed Chevrolet dealership on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena has been purchased for close to $10 million by Orange County lumber dealer Ganahl Lumber Co., which plans to turn the four-acre site into a lumber and hardware store. Ganahl Lumber, one of Southern California's oldest businesses, will open a new store at the former Team Chevrolet location at 3003 E. Colorado in spring 2011, President Peter Ganahl said. One of the dealership's showrooms and its service bay building will be incorporated into the design.
September 26, 1985 |
Will this be the week that Diamond Bar's 16-game winning streak comes to an end? The Brahmas, who have struggled to two straight non-league victories, figure to receive a tough test when they host Pasadena at 1 p.m. Saturday. Pasadena (1-1), a perennial CIF Coastal Conference power, is coming off a 24-6 loss to St. Francis, a perennial Big 5 Conference playoff team.