April 11, 1993
A science teacher training program in local schools will be expanded with a $588,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. A Caltech program that has already trained 300 elementary school teachers will expand in the fall to include middle school science instructors. Project SEED, Science for Early Educational Development, encourages students to solve problems scientifically and emphasizes advanced experiments.
May 17, 1987 |
An elderly Pasadena store owner was shot and seriously wounded Friday night when he resisted two bandits who tried to rob him as more than 20 customers watched, police said. Vincent Mejia, 65, owner of the Manner Market in the 2500 block of East Colorado Boulevard, was in serious condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Sgt. Ed Miller said. Mejia was pistol-whipped and shot when he hesitated to open his cash register to two armed men who walked into his crowded store at 5 p.m., Miller said.
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.
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.
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 12, 1985
Huntington Memorial Hospital will construct two buildings and purchase capital equipment with a $50-million tax-exempt bond from the state-funded California Health Facilities Authority. The hospital will repay the money to the authority over a 30-year period. Under the plan, which was announced Monday by Dr. Allen Mathies Jr.
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.
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.