The Opening of Pasadena’s Only International Boarding School is Pushed Back

The anticipated opening of a 975-student international boarding school in Pasadena has been delayed until September of 2022, after previously being pushed back to 2021 in July, representatives announced Friday. EF Academy had originally planned to open a new campus on the former site of the William Carey International University at 1539 E. Howard Street this year. But the project remained in construction when the pandemic struck in force. The school, which is being built by Swiss company Education First,... continue reading »"The Opening of Pasadena’s Only International Boarding School is Pushed Back"

Caltech Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Testifies on Innovation to U.S. House Committee

Frances Arnold, Caltech’s Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, testified before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on April 15 about the need for the nation to invest more in science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Arnold, recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave her testimony to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology as part of its “Reimagining Our Innovation Future” hearings. She was joined by... continue reading »"Caltech Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Testifies on Innovation to U.S. House Committee"

Pasadena Bio Science Collaborative Nurtures Local Bioscience Startups

Incubators have long been viewed as crucial to jump-start the development of tech, life science and other companies. But until 2004, Los Angeles County had only one bioscience incubator with lab space, a small facility in Chatsworth that recently went defunct. Universities had lab facilities, but those were mostly reserved for students and faculty researchers. Outside companies were generally not invited. Then in 2004, the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative, now known as the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator, opened its doors, backed... continue reading »"Pasadena Bio Science Collaborative Nurtures Local Bioscience Startups"

One of LA’s Busiest Barbecue Restaurants to Open in Pasadena Next

Slab, the West Third Street barbecue restaurant from Burt Bakman (Trudy’s Underground Barbecue) and the H.Wood Group, is moving into Pasadena next. The growing group has been quietly been plotting a larger expansion, and now will land at 812 S. Arroyo Parkway, just doors down from the incoming Howlin’ Ray’s and other popular options like Superba Snacks + Coffee and Shake Shack. Keys are in hand now for the new Slab on Arroyo Parkway, but the opening is still a ways off; expect a... continue reading »"One of LA’s Busiest Barbecue Restaurants to Open in Pasadena Next"

How Pasadena’s Restaurant Scene Became LA’s Biggest Comeback

Amid all the shifting uncertainties and changing priorities of the past pandemic year for greater LA’s restaurant industry, one glowing (and unexpected) bright spot has emerged: Pasadena. The standalone city northeast of Downtown, at the edge of the broad San Gabriel Valley, has quietly become one of the busiest dining scenes anywhere in Southern California. After years spent crowding its main retail drag with chain restaurants and watching as big openings clustered in Downtown LA, Venice, and even East Hollywood instead, Pasadena has begun to attract... continue reading »"How Pasadena’s Restaurant Scene Became LA’s Biggest Comeback"

LA Blooms Comes to Descanso Gardens

2020 may have been a crazy, upside down year, but nature continues to thrive through it all. Starting in February, 2021, Descanso Gardens will celebrate all nature has to offer in the late winter/early spring with LA Blooms, taking a closer look at the flowers, plants and wildlife that call Descanso home during the season of renewal. February: Descanso will celebrate the queen of the winter flowers, the camellia, throughout February. Prized for their exquisite blooms, camellias are not only... continue reading »"LA Blooms Comes to Descanso Gardens"

General Motors Invests $71 Million to Launch Pasadena Campus

Detroit-based General Motors Co. will invest more than $71 million in a 149,000 square-foot campus in Pasadena, the automotive giant announced July 13. The 8 acre, three-building facility will be dedicated to General Motors Advanced Design Center operations. The company said the new campus will “substantially increase” the design center’s capacity and the number of jobs in the area.  General Motors has a local facility in North Hollywood, where it has operated since 2000. The company will relocate its local... continue reading »"General Motors Invests $71 Million to Launch Pasadena Campus"