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Comics Struggling to find Audiences during Lockdown

Scott Vinci The Coronavirus epidemic has hit numerous industries with an unpredictable fury, threatening airlines in particular. Yet it’s also affecting American life in countless other ways, with one oft-overlooked aspect being the shutdown of the nation’s comedy clubs and the resulting impact on comedians. Checking in with several regular performers of the Ice House comedy club in Pasadena, it’s clear that the only thing…

Pasadena Community Foundation to Award Grants for Food Distribution

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 financial support for local organizations…

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

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 home as I can,” Tornek…

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

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 Los Angeles Superior Courts. “The…

United Way Pandemic Relief Fund Raises $2.2 million through KABC/Rams ‘teLAthon’

On Tuesday, March 24, the virtual Te‘LA’thon hosted by the Los Angeles Rams and KABC raised more than $2.2 million (as of March 25 at 3:30 PM) to assist Southern California response efforts during this…

U.S. Could be New Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic

The US could become the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said…

Cold Alaskan Storm Expected To Hit Region Today, Followed by Increasing Temps

A cold storm out of the Gulf of Alaska is expected to hit the areas today, but temperatures will begin to climb towards this weekend…

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

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

How the Community Can Help Huntington Hospital

Huntington Hospital officials said Tuesday they are grateful for the offers of assistance that have poured in since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

City Cannot Use Shuttered St. Luke’s Medical Center to Treat Patients

According to Mayor Terry Tornek, the city sent a team to long- shuttered St. Luke’s Medical Center to see if the hospital could be reopened and used as a resource during the pandemic. “We sent a team into St Luke’s,” Tornek said. “But the plumbing has been stripped out. It’s not viable.” For almost 70 years, St. Luke Medical Center, on Washington Boulevard near Altadena Drive, was a critical health care resource for Pasadena, Altadena and Los Angeles County. In 2002, the 165-bed hospital was closed by former owner Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In 2013, the space was briefly discussed as…

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