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.
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.
March 4, 2013 |
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.
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.
July 24, 1986
Three Caltech professors have received honors from national societies for scholarly work. John D. Roberts, a professor of chemistry at Caltech since 1952, has been awarded the 1987 Priestly Medal, the nation's highest honor in chemistry, from the American Chemical Society. Roberts is internationally recognized for pioneering in chemical reactivity and studying the structure of molecules. The presentation will take place in April at the society's annual meeting in Denver.