Dignity Health Launches COVID-19 Virtual Visits

Published Monday, March 3, 2020 | 11:57 am

In an effort to ease the demand on urgent care facilities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic — and to reduce exposure potential — Dignity Health announced Monday the start of free virtual consultations for anyone experiencing mild to moderate symptoms characteristic of COVID-19. “The service is a safe and convenient way for people to speak with a medical professional for advice without needing to visit a physical care location,” Dignity Health spokeswoman Christina Zicklin said in a statement.…

Popular El Portal Restaurant Starts GoFundme Campaign As Business Restrictions Hit

Well-known Pasadena restaurateur Abel Ramirez has started a GoFundMe page to help pay his employees. Ramirez said while…

Pasadena Broker Urges Retail Landlords To Offer Rent Breaks In COVID-19 Crisis

Sunday, March 3, 2020 | 8:01 pm

Bill Ukropina Businesses that have been severely hurt or closed altogether by the economic impact of the coronavirus…

Pasadena-Based Jacobs Completes Merger Transaction with Australian Company

Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced on Thursday that it has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz, a 6,900-person professional services firm headquartered in Australia, in accord with the previously announced terms.

Retail

Old Pasadena’s Forever 21 Store Is Closing

Published Tuesday, December 12, 2019 | 6:17 pm

Forever 21, the Los Angeles-based low-priced fashion chain that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September, will be closing its Pasadena store by January 2020, according to a new listing…

Mandy Shaw Locked In as New CEO at Pasadena-Based Blaze Pizza

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2019 | 2:07 pm

Pasadena-based Blaze Pizza has promoted Amanda Shaw, who has been serving as the brand’s interim CEO since Jim Mizes retired in August, to President and CEO, the company announced Monday.…

Commercial Real Estate

Pasadena-based Telos Capital Trades Out of Monrovia Shopping Center

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2019 | 7:05 pm

A partnership between Pasadena-based Telos Capital and Warner Pacific Properties, a real estate development firm, has sold Monrovia Landing, a grocery-anchored asset in Monrovia, for $30.5 million. Real estate news…

Pasadena’s Alexandria, On a Roll, Buys Second Stanford Research Park Building

Published Tuesday, August 8, 2019 | 6:59 pm

Pasadena-based real estate firm Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., which focuses on life sciences campuses, has bought another building inside Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, eight months after it…

Business Briefs

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation Announces Chief Investment Officer Transition

Published Monday, December 12, 2018 | 3:48 pm

Sean Johnson (l) and Dennis McNamara (r) Pasadena-based Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation Monday announced Anup Agarwal’s resignation from his position as Chief Investment Officer of the Company.  Agarwal will…

Lee & Associates Pasadena Promotes Chris Johnson to Senior Vice President

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2018 | 11:08 am

The Pasadena office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, has announced the promotion of Chris Anderson to Senior Vice President. Mr. Johnson,…

Business Districts

Pasadena’s Tetra Tech Wins $21 Million Ecological and Human Health Contract

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2019 | 1:22 pm

Pasadena-based Tetra Tech announced Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Science and Technology (EPA/OST) awarded Tetra Tech a $21 million, single-award contract to support the Agency’s mission…

Tetra Tech Expands with Cash Purchase of U.K. Firm

Published Monday, May 5, 2019 | 7:05 pm

Pasadena-based environmental consultant Tetra Tech Inc.,has made an all-cash offer to acquire WYG PLC, a United Kingdom-based professional services firm. Tetra tech provides high-end consulting and engineering services. WYG PLC…

Government

Pasadena Community Foundation to Award Grants for Food Distribution

Published Thursday, March 3, 2020 | 6:00 am

Following the launch of its COVID-19 Response Fund last week, the Pasadena Community Foundation announced that it will move forward with a three-phase, rapid grant making strategy, beginning with immediate…

Tornek, Kennedy Say They Have Been Complying With Self-Isolation Order Since Return From Trip

Published Wednesday, March 3, 2020 | 5:43 pm

Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilman John Kennedy told Pasadena Now they have been doing all they can to self-quarantine since traveling abroad. “I am trying to self-isolate as much at…

Lawyers Unions Call for Superior Courts to Close, Rights Groups Demand Public Access

Published Wednesday, March 3, 2020 | 4:16 pm

Claiming unsafe conditions related to the spread of the coronavirus, unions representing Los Angeles County public defenders, district attorneys and city attorneys called Wednesday for the immediate closure of the…

Council to Meet Next Monday; Crisis, Economic Relief Expected to Dominate

Published Wednesday, March 3, 2020 | 6:00 am

The Pasadena City Council plans to hold a regular public meeting next Monday, March, 30, with items related to the coronavirus crisis — including relief efforts to help businesses clobbered…