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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.
December 28, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
For Maricela Ruiz, a trip to the store to pick up a few groceries or to her daughter's school felt nearly impossible. “I'd go home crying,” said Ruiz, 37. She couldn't speak English, and after a few failed attempts at communication, began to wait for her husband to come home to help her run errands. For Ruiz, who moved from Mexico to Pasadena two years ago, the language barrier proved isolating. But a year ago Ruiz joined Mother's Club Family Learning Center, a nonprofit in Pasadena that provides English classes to mothers and their children.
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 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.
March 4, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Don't be confused by the title “Autobiography of Us”: This story set in mid-century Pasadena is actually a novel. It's the debut from Aria Beth Sloss, who gave birth to a baby the same month as her book was published. (Our interview took place via email on her due date.) Inspired by Sloss' own mother's Southern California upbringing, “ Autobiography of Us ” introduces the reader to two 14-year-old girls living in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena during the late '50s.
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.
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