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.
April 5, 2013 |
By the time Jim Haddad inherited his family's Pasadena property in the mid-1980s, the garden was in a state of neglect. His parents had stopped maintenance on the nearly 2-acre Japanese-style garden a decade earlier, when Caltrans acquired about a third of an acre by eminent domain for extension of the 710 Freeway. Plants had died. The pond had gone dry. Garden ornaments had been sold or stolen. The teahouse, overgrown with moss and weeds, had burned to the ground. PHOTOS: Historic Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden revived in Pasadena "Every real estate agent around wanted to sell off the lot in parts.
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January 20, 2014 |
From the very beginning, Colorado Boulevard was all about the car. Pasadena residents so loved their Ford Model Ts that in 1915 the city was said to have the highest rate of automobile ownership in the world. Colorado was a leg in the famed Route 66 and evolved along with the car culture, with roadside businesses giving way to bigger department stores and eventually to shopping centers. But these days, officials want to tame the famed street. Pasadena is considering plans to narrow portions of Colorado by as much as two lanes and use that space to widen sidewalks and create tiny parks with seating and greenery.
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.
March 9, 2014 |
Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years. So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a growing number of venture capital firms and co-working spaces. Almost every night, tech entrepreneurs flock to networking happy hours and parties. Potential investors flock to demo days that showcase the latest start-ups. When BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt came to town last week, it was for a glitzy tech confab in Santa Monica.
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.
February 5, 1987
City Manager Don McIntyre has agreed to personally repay the city the $2,334 car allowance that was given to Deputy City Manager Ed Aghjayan without the approval of the Board of Directors. McIntyre said that when he hired Aghjayan in August, 1985, he promised him a $350-a-month car allowance, $150 more than other city executives received.