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Encyclopedia > Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
Location in the Los Angeles County and the State of California
Location in the Los Angeles County and the State of California
Coordinates: 34°09′22″N 118°7′55″W / 34.15611, -118.13194
Country United States of America
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated March 1886
Government
 - Mayor Bill Bogaard (D)
Area
 - City  23.2 sq mi (60.0 km²)
 - Land  23.1 sq mi (59.8 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 133,936
 - Metro 17,545,623
 - Metro Density 2,343.4/sq mi (904.8/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 91101-91191
Area code(s) 626
Website: City website

Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 133,936 and the 160th largest city in the United States. The California Finance Department estimates the Pasadena population to be 146,166 in 2005. Pasadena is the main population and cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley. It is the 6th largest city in Los Angeles County and famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. Image File history File links LA_County_Incorporated_Areas_Pasadena_highlighted. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... 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Geography

Pasadena is located at 34°9′22″N, 118°7′55″W (34.156098, -118.131808)GR1. The elevation is 864 feet (263 meters) above sea level. The greater Pasadena area is bounded by the Raymond Fault line, the San Rafael Hills, and the San Gabriel Mountains. The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, USA. The mountain range forms a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.0 km² (23.2 mi²). 59.8 km² (23.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.30%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Pasadena is located 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city is bordered by 10 communities—Highland Park, Glendale, South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Cañada Flintridge, and Altadena. The communities of Eagle Rock and Garvanza are incorporated within the city of Los Angeles and Altadena is an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County. This article is about the largest city in California. ... Highland Park is a district in on the East Side of Los Angeles. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... Location of South Pasadena in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) March 2, 1888 [2] Government  - Mayor Philip Putnam [1] Area    - City  3. ... Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. ... Sierra Madre is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Location of La Cañada Flintridge in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1976-11-30 [2] Government  - Mayor Gregory Brown [1] Area  - City  8. ... Altadena is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California approx. ...


Despite its location well within the Greater Los Angeles metropolis, Pasadena is a largely self-contained city with its own suburbs (Altadena, Arcadia, La Cañada Flintridge, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena) and a broad economic base, noted cultural, scientific, and educational institutions, and shopping and dining establishments that attract customers from the region. The Greater Los Angeles Area is the suburban area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Altadena is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California approx. ... Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. ... Location of La Cañada Flintridge in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1976-11-30 [2] Government  - Mayor Gregory Brown [1] Area  - City  8. ... San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Sierra Madre is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Location of South Pasadena in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) March 2, 1888 [2] Government  - Mayor Philip Putnam [1] Area    - City  3. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 133,936 people, 51,844 households, and 29,862 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,238.7/km² (5,798.7/mi²). There were 54,132 housing units at an average density of 904.8/km² (2,343.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.36% White, 14.42% African American, 0.71% Native American, 10.00% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 16.01% from other races, and 5.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.40% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 51,844 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.30. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $46,012, and the median income for a family was $53,639. Males had a median income of $41,120 versus $36,435 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,186. About 11.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Pasadena, 1876.

The original inhabitants of Pasadena and surrounding areas was the Native American Hahamog-na tribe, a branch of the Tongva (part of the Shoshone language group). Pasadena is a part of the original Spanish land grant named Rancho del Rincon de San Pascual, so named because it was deeded on Easter Sunday to Eulalia Perez de Guillén Mariné of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The Rancho comprised the lands of today's communities of Pasadena, Altadena and South Pasadena. Image File history File links Pasadena-1876. ... Image File history File links Pasadena-1876. ... Hahamogna, (most properly written Hahamog-na, pronounced Hah-hah-mõ-gnaw. ... Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded on The Feast of the Birth of Mary (September 8) in 1771. ... Altadena is an unincorporated census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California approx. ... Location of South Pasadena in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) March 2, 1888 [2] Government  - Mayor Philip Putnam [1] Area    - City  3. ...


Prior to the annexation of California in 1848, the last of the Spanish owners was Manuel Garfias who was allowed to retain title to the property after statehood in 1850. Garfias sold sections of the property to the first Anglo settlers to come into the area, Dr. Benjamin Eaton, and Dr. S. Griffin. Much of the property was purchased by the honorable Benjamin Wilson who established his Lake Vineyard property in the vicinity. Wilson, known as Don Benito to the local Indians, was also owner of the Rancho Jurupa (Riverside, California) and went on to become the first Anglo mayor of Los Angeles. He is the grandfather of WWII General George S. Patton and would have Mount Wilson named for him. Benjamin Davis Wilson, (December 1, 1811 to March 11, 1878, San Gabriel, California; statesman and politician. ... The Ranchos or Alta California land grants established land use patterns that are still recognizable in the California of today. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... George Smith Patton Jr. ... Mount Wilson is one of the more prominent peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California, USA. It is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory and has become the astronomical center of Southern California with 60 inch (1524 mm) and...


In 1873 Wilson was visited by one Dr. Daniel M. Berry of Indiana who was looking for a place in the country that could offer better climate to his patients, most of whom suffered from respiratory ailments. Berry was an asthmatic and claimed that he had his best three nights sleep at Rancho San Pascual. To keep the find a secret, Berry code-named the area "Muscat" after the grape that Wilson grew. To raise funds to bring the company of people to San Pascual, Berry formed the Southern California Orange and Citrus Growers Association for which he sold stock. The newcomers were able to purchase a large portion of the property along the Arroyo Seco and on January 31, 1874 they incorporated the Indiana Colony. As a gesture of good will, Wilson added 2,000 acres (8 km²) of then useless highland property, part of which would become Altadena. is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Indiana Colony is considered the first white settlement of the area known today as Pasadena, California. ...


Naming Pasadena

Colorado Blvd., 1890.

The mail came to the Indiana Colony via Los Angeles so marked. In an attempt to obtain their own Post Office, the Colony needed to change the name to something the Postmaster General would consider more fitting. The town fathers put three names up to a vote. The first was Indianola. The second was Granada, in keeping with the area's Spanish heritage. The third was proposed by Dr. Thomas Elliott, who had contacted an Indian missionary friend in Michigan who had worked with the Minnesota Chippewa Indians. He submitted four names for translation: "Crown of the Valley," "Key of the Valley," "Valley of the Valley," and "Hill of the Valley." The names came back starting with "Weo-quan pa-sa-de-na," "Hat of the Valley." All the names ended in "pa-sa-de-na (of the valley)". The name was put to a vote, and due to its euphonious nature, it was accepted as Pasadena. Pasadena was incorporated, the second incorporated municipality of Southern California after Los Angeles, in March 1886. In 1892, John H. Burnett of Galveston, Texas had visited Pasadena and when returned to his home near Houston, Texas he plotted a town along two bayous and named it Pasadena, Texas after the California city for its lush vegetation. Image File history File links Pasadena-coloradofairoaks-1890. ... Image File history File links Pasadena-coloradofairoaks-1890. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... For other uses of Chippewa, see Chippewa (disambiguation). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Galveston redirects here. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas off of U.S. Route 59. ... Nickname: Strawberry Capitol Location in the state of Texas. ...


The popularity of the region drew people from across the country, and Pasadena eventually became a stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which led to an explosion in growth. From the real estate boom of the 1880's until the Great Depression, as great tourist hotels were developed in the city, Pasadena became a winter resort for wealthy Easterners. The first of the great hotels to be established in Pasadena was the Raymond (1886) atop Bacon Hill, renamed Raymond Hill after construction. The original Mansard Victorian 200 room facility burned down on Easter morning of 1895 and was not rebuilt until 1903. It was razed during the Great Depression to make way for residential development. The Maryland Hotel existed from the early 1900's and was demolished in 1934. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ...


Two hotel structures have survived, the Green Hotel and the Vista Del Arroyo.


Hotel Green

Hotel Green, 1900.

The Hotel Green started construction on South Raymond Avenue at Kansas Street in 1887 by Mr. King who was unable to finish it. Colonel George Gill Green, a wealthy patent medicine distributor from New Jersey, finished the six story edifice in 1888. In 1898 he finished construction on a second edifice on the other side of Raymond and connected the two buildings with a bridge and a tunnel. The patrons arrived by train at the adjacent station. In 1902 the hotel was extended to the P.G. Wooster building at the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Green Street. In 1924 the hotel became a private residence. The annex was razed to its first story and sold, today known as Stat's Floral Supply. In 1970 the two wings of the hotel were partitioned creating two separate buildings. The 1898 section remained the private residence now called the Castle Green. The 1902 portion was taken over by the government's HUD program for senior residents and mentally impaired, and is called the Green Hotel. In 1929 Kansas Street was widened and renamed Green Street. Image File history File links HotelGreen-1900. ... Image File history File links HotelGreen-1900. ... The Hotel Green in Pasadena, California was home to both the Tournament of Roses and the Valley Hunt Club. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... E.W. Kembles Deaths Laboratory in Colliers Magazine in 1906 Patent medicine is the somewhat misleading term given to various medical compounds sold under a variety of names and labels, though they were, for the most part, actually medicines with trademarks, not patented medicines. ...


Vista del Arroyo

The Vista Del Arroyo Hotel on Grand Avenue, commandeered by the Navy as a hospital during World War II, now houses the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii...



Pasadena's role as a regional hub was cemented by other events, among them the Tournament of Roses Parade, which began in 1889, the opening of the Colorado Street Bridge (also known as "Suicide Bridge" from the Great Depression), the Arroyo Parkway, now Pasadena Freeway (Highway 110), opened as the first freeway in the country in 1940, and completion of the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line in 2003. [1] A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... Colorado Street Bridge seen from the Arroyo Seco below The Colorado Street Bridge is a historic concrete arch bridge in Pasadena, California, USA. Because it spans the Arroyo Seco, it is often incorrectly referred to in the press as the Arroyo Seco Bridge. The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and... California State Route 110 (Pasadena Freeway) highlighted in red. ... A picture taken of a Gold Line train in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, commonly referred to as LACMTA, MTA, or Metro, is the agency charged to provide public transportation to the county of Los Angeles. ...


Culture

Performing arts

The album "Pasadena" is the product of native powerpop band Ozma.
Pasadena City Hall in Pasadena, CA.

The Pasadena Symphony, founded in 1928, offers several concerts a year at the Pasadena Civic Center and the Pasadena Pops plays at nearby Descanso Gardens. The Civic Center also holds a few traveling Broadway shows each year. The Pasadena Playhouse presents seven shows a season, each show running six to eight weeks. The Furious Theatre Company is one of several small theatre companies in Pasadena. They are currently housed in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre adjacent to the Pasadena Playhouse. Boston Court Performing Arts Complex, opened in 2003, is near Lake and Colorado. Its resident theatre company, the award-winning Theatre at Boston Court presents four productions a year. [1] Zebulon Projects presents numerous music concerts each year, ranging from classical to jazz. The Friends of the Levitt organization presents a free summer concert series in Memorial Park, the 2005 summer season marking its third year. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ozma is a rock band from Pasadena, California. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1501x1833, 1055 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1501x1833, 1055 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pasadena Conference Center is a convention center in Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ... Descanso Gardens located in the Los Angeles suburb of La Canada is a 25 acre (101,000 m²) Camellia forest. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ... // This text is from the Furious Theatre Company website. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


Beckman Auditorium and other venues on the Caltech campus present a wide range of performing arts, lectures, films, classes and entertainment events, mainly during the academic year.[2] The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...


The California Philharmonic [3] performs two series in Pasadena, Cal Phil at the Ambassador Auditorium from November through April, and Cal Phil Music Martinis & the Maestro in the Romanesque Room at the Green Hotel from January to May. They also perform Cal Phil Festival on the Green at nearby Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia from July to September, and from July to August Cal Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In conjunction with The Old Mill Foundation, they perform a summer chamber concert series Cal Phil at the Mill in San Marino. Ambassador Auditorium was built on the campus of Ambassador College in Pasadena, California as both a facility to be used by the Worldwide Church of God for religious services and as a concert hall for public performances celebrating the performing arts. ...


For more than ten years, twice annually Pasadena's cultural institutions have opened their doors for free during ArtNight Pasadena [4], offering the public a rich sampling of quality art, artifacts and music within the city. This has evolved into the yearly PasadenART Weekend [5], a three day citywide event which, as of 2007, encompasses ArtNight, ArtWalk, ArtHeritage, ArtMarket, and ArtPerformance, a vibrant outdoor music event showcasing emerging and nationally recognized talent. Free concerts take place on multiple stages throughout Old Pasadena.


In 2007, the native Pasadena band Ozma reunited and produced the album "Pasadena" in tribute to the city. The album photos and artwork were shot at the Colorado Street Bridge. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Ozma is a rock band from Pasadena, California. ...

Colorado Blvd. is one of the busiest streets in Pasadena.

The 1960s song The Little Old Lady from Pasadena parodies a popular Southern California image of Pasadena as home to a large population of aged eccentrics. In the song, an elderly lady drives a powerful muscle car and is "the terror of Colorado Boulevard." Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 717 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Colorado Blvd. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 717 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Colorado Blvd. ... The Little Old Lady from Pasadena is a song written by Don Altfeld and Roger Christian, and recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean. ... The Pontiac GTO is a classic example of the muscle car. ...


Visual arts

A number of artists of national repute, such as Alson S. Clark, Marion Wachtel and Ernest A. Batchelder, made Pasadena their home in the early twentieth century. The formation of the Pasadena Arts Institute and the Pasadena Society of Artists heralded the city's emergence as a regional center for the visual arts. Alson S. Clark (1876 – 1949) was an American painter best remembered for his impressionist landscapes. ... Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel (1875 – 1954), a plein air painter in watercolors and oils, lived and worked with her artist husband Elmer Wachtel in the Arroyo Seco near Pasadena, California, in the early 20th Century. ... Ernest A. Batchelder (1875 - 1957), an artist and educator who made Southern California his home in the early 20th century, now enjoys fame as a maker of art tiles. ... The Pasadena Society of Artists, founded in 1925, is one of the longest-running, nonprofit arts organizations in the state of California, USA. // Overview Pasadena Society of Artists, from its founding, attracted practitioners of a variety of artistic styles, including impressionists, modernists, abstract artists and traditionalists. ...


The Norton Simon Museum contains over 2000 years of art from the Western world and Asia. The Pacific Asia Museum, with its tranquil garden in the center, features art from the many countries of Asia. The nearby Pasadena Museum of California Art hosts many temporary exhibits from Californian artists. The Gamble House, a National Historic Landmark, is a masterpiece of the Arts and Crafts Movement open for tours. The Huntington Library and its botanical garden are adjacent to Pasadena in the city of San Marino. The Norton Simon Museum is an art museum located in Pasadena, California, originally known by several other names. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The Pacific Asia Museum is located in Pasadena, California. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is a museum located in Pasadena, California showcasing art and architecture specifically originating from California and celebrating the states various cultures and geography. ... The Gamble House (constructed 1908 - 1909) is a National Historic Landmark and tourist attraction in Pasadena, California designed by the architect brothers Greene and Greene, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ... The Huntington Library is an educational and research institution established by Henry Huntington in San Marino, California. ...


Literature

In 2002 David Ebershoff published the long novel, Pasadena. The novel won praise for its accurate recreation of Pasadena before World War II. David Ebershoff is an American-born writer, editor, and teacher. ...


Radio

Pasadena has been home to a number of notable radio stations. In 1967 radio iconoclasts Tom and Raechel Donahue took over an aging studio in the basement of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church and introduced Los Angeles to FM freeform radio. Broadcasting under the KPPC call sign at 106.7 FM it quickly became the voice of the counterculture and provided the soundtrack to LA’s hippie era. Early on-air personalities included Michael McKean, David Lander, Harry Shearer and Dr. Demento. The staff was fired en masse in 1971 and the station lost its distinctive personality. KPPC-FM was a Pasadena, California FM radio station best known during the period 1967–1971, when it was one of the leading underground radio stations in the United States, presenting a freeform mixture of experimental and historical music with countercultural ideas. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... David Lander on the cover of his autobiography David Landau (born June 22, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York), better known as David Lander, is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen [1], who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ...


By 1976 KPPC had changed owners, station managers and its format and would reemerge on the radio dial as KROQ 106.7. Broadcasting from cramped studios on Los Robles Ave in central Pasadena it wasn’t long before KROQ would become one of the most influential radio stations in the United States. Soon after being purchased by Infinity Broadcasting in 1986 KROQ was moved part and parcel to new studios in nearby Burbank and eventually ending up in Los Angeles proper. KROQ is a commercial rock and roll music radio station in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting on 106. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ...


Today the primary radio station in Pasadena goes by the call sign KPCC located at 89.3 FM. Broadcasting from the Pasadena City College campus this public radio station carries many of the best shows from National Public Radio but maintains a fierce independent streak committing a large chunk of air time to presenting local and state news. Accordingly the station has received numerous awards for journalistic excellence and continues to be an important part of the city’s heritage. KPCC (89. ... “NPR” redirects here. ...


Newspaper

Pasadena's newspaper is the Pasadena Star-News. Los Angeles Newspaper Group is an umbrella group of local daily newspapers published in the greater Los Angeles area. ...


Education

The world-famous California Institute of Technology is in the southern-central area of Pasadena, with Pasadena City College located just to the northeast. Fuller Theological Seminary, one of the largest multidenominational seminaries in the world, sits just east of downtown Pasadena. The California School of Culinary Arts, is located on Green Street and Madison. The School offers the Famous Le Cordon Bleu Accredidation and has 5 campuses around Pasadena. Pacific Oaks College is located next to Pasadena's National Historic Landmark — The Gamble House. The famous Art Center College of Design (Also known as Pasadena Art Center) is in the San Rafael Hills overlooking the Rose Bowl and ranks as one of the top 5 art schools in the United States and ranked one of the top 10 art schools worldwide, it is particularly known for their design programs. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (managed for NASA by Caltech) is in Pasadena. The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Pasadena City College (commonly known by the abbreviation PCC) is a community college located on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, USA. PCC is the third largest community college campus in the United States. ... Fuller Theological Seminary, located in Pasadena, California, is the largest multi denominational seminary in the world. ... The Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa, Canada Le Cordon Bleu (French for blue ribbon) is an international group of cooking schools teaching French cuisine. ... Pacific Oaks College has campuses in Pasadena, California, United States. ... The Gamble House (constructed 1908 - 1909) is a National Historic Landmark and tourist attraction in Pasadena, California designed by the architect brothers Greene and Greene, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company. ... Photo of Art Center during the night. ... Art school is a colloquial term for any educational institution (whether secondary, post-secondary/undergraduate, or graduate) with a primary focus on the visual arts, especially illustration, painting, sculpture, and graphic design. ... Art school is a colloquial term for any educational institution (whether secondary, post-secondary/undergraduate, or graduate) with a primary focus on the visual arts, especially illustration, painting, sculpture, and graphic design. ... All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... For the singer/songwriter, see Jon Peter Lewis. ...


The Pasadena Unified School District is in charge of the city's four high schools, three middle schools, and 24 elementary schools.[6] Many of Pasadena public schools The Pasadena Unified School District is responsible for the schools of Pasadena, California. ...


Several private college preparatory schools are located in and around Pasadena, including:

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Shopping

Old Pasadena is the revitalized downtown, which now provides both locals and tourists a genuinely urban mix for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Paseo Colorado is an upscale mall designed to be a modern urban village, with apartments above the mall. An exclusive shopping district is located in the South Lake Avenue neighborhood. Old Town Pasadena Alley. ... Paseo Colorado, between Colorado Boulevard to the north and Green Street to the south, is an outdoor mall with shops, restaurants, a theatre, and condos above. ...


The Rose Bowl Flea Market is a large swap meet that involves thousands of dealers and tens of thousands of visitors in and around the grounds of the Rose Bowl. The merchandise on display ranges from old world antiques to California pottery to vintage clothing. The flea market has been held every second Sunday of the month, rain or shine, since 1967. The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... Swap Meet is a song by the grunge band, Nirvana. ...


Sports

The Rose Bowl, a National Historic Landmark, is host of the oldest and most famous college football postseason bowl game every New Year's Day. It is the home field for the University of California, Los Angeles football team and has hosted five Super Bowls. Important soccer matches include the 1984 Summer Olympics, the men's final in the FIFA World Cup 1994, and the final in FIFA Women's World Cup 1999. The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ...


For some time, Los Angeles has been seeking another National Football League team to replace the Raiders, which played in Los Angeles from 1982-1994. In November, 2006, a voter initiative to encourage a deal between the Rose Bowl and the NFL failed at the polls, effectively ruling out a return of the NFL to Pasadena. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


Miscellaneous

Tournament of Roses Parade

Spectators gather before the 2004 Rose Parade.

Pasadena is also home to the Tournament of Roses Parade, held each year on January 1 (unless that day is a Sunday, in which case the event is held on January 2). The first parade was held in 1890 and was originally sponsored by the Valley Hunt Club, a Pasadena social club. The impetus for holding the parade was, as stated by one of the members, Professor Charles F. Holder, "In New York, people are buried in snow. Here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise." Image File history File linksMetadata PreRoseParade-010104. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PreRoseParade-010104. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... United States Marines on parade. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... The Valley Hunt Club is an exclusive private social club located in Pasadena, California, that is most famously recognized for starting the Tournament of Roses in 1890. ... This article is about clubs referring to a particular organization of people. ...


By 1895, the festivities had become larger than the Valley Hunt Club could manage, and the Tournament of Roses Association was then formed to take charge of the festival. In 1902, it was decided that a football game would be added to the day's events. The game, now known as the Rose Bowl, would become the first post-season college football game ever. The first game was between Stanford University and the University of Michigan. After suffering a tremendous financial loss, the Tournament of Roses Association decided to hold Roman chariot races in lieu of football games. However, in 1916, football returned. When it became clear that the stands in Tournament Park were too small to facilitate the crowd, the Tournament's President, William Leishman, proposed that a stadium be built to house the game. The Rose Bowl was completed in 1923. The Rose Bowl has since been selling out to crowds since 1947. In 1998, the Rose Bowl celebrated its 52nd anniversary and became the longest running tradition of its kind. Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... “Stanford” redirects here. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Lieutenant-General Sir William Boog Leishman (November 6, 1865 - June 2, 1926) was a Scottish pathologist and British Army medical officer. ... The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Rose Parade, as it is familiarly known, still features elaborate floats. According to the organizers, "Every inch of every float must be covered with flowers or other natural materials, such as leaves, seeds or bark. Volunteer workers swarm over the floats in the days after Christmas, their hands and clothes covered with glue and petals. The most delicate flowers are placed in individual vials of water, which are set into the float one by one." Over the two plus hours that the parade occurs, floats and participants travel over five miles of terrain and pass by over one million viewers who generally camp out over New Year's Eve to have prime viewing spots along the parade route.


The Rose Parade is satirized by the popular Doo Dah Parade, an annual November event in Pasadena. The Doo Dah Parade is a popular farcical and flamboyant parade held in Pasadena, California on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. ...


South Orange Grove Boulevard

One of several exclusive residential districts in Pasadena, South Orange Grove Boulevard has been a home for the rich and famous since the early 20th century. Because of the number of landmark mansions, the street earned the name "Millionaire's Row," an appropriate sobriquet considering that the estates that once lined this spacious boulevard and the surrounding neighborhood read like a Who’s Who of American consumer products. Some of the more notable families include:

  • Adolphus Busch, co-founder of Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser beer. It was here that this wealthy easterner took full advantage of the area’s mild climate and established the first of a series of Busch Gardens. When Busch died at his Pasadena estate his wife generously offered the property to the City of Pasadena as a park, an offer the city inexplicably refused.
  • Anna Bissell McCay, daughter of carpet sweeper magnate Melville Bissell. This elegant four story Victorian anchors the south end of “Millionaires Row” just on the border of South Pasadena. Today the Bissell House lives on as a cozy Bed and Breakfast.
  • Thaddeus S. C. Lowe. His 24,000 square foot home originally sat on South Orange Grove. The mammoth main house rose to a sixth story solarium which became an observatory. This was more than a visible display of wealth as Lowe was generous patron of the astronomical sciences. He went on to establish the Mount Lowe Railway in the mountains above Pasadena into which he sank all his fortunes.
  • Henry Markham who lived adjacent to Busch and became the 18th Governor of the state of California (1891-1895).

Not all of the vast homes along Orange Grove belonged to the eastern titans of industry. As was typical of the early 20th century, many of the wealthy were doctors, politicians and retired military officers, with the odd Right Reverend sprinkled in. Some of the other notable personalities who lived in this area include notorious occultist Aleister Crowley and brilliant, but troubled, rocket scientist John Whiteside Parsons. In fact Parsons died in an explosion while working in his home laboratory just off of Orange Grove Boulevard in 1952. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Adolphus Busch Colonel Adolphus Busch (July 10, 1839 – October 10, 1913) was the founder of the Anheuser-Busch. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation, a division of Anheuser-Busch. ... On the cover of Time in 1929 William Wrigley Jr. ... The Wrigley Company (NYSE: WWY) was founded on April 1, 1891 originally selling products such as soap and baking powder. ... A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... The Gamble House (constructed 1908 - 1909) is a National Historic Landmark and tourist attraction in Pasadena, California designed by the architect brothers Greene and Greene, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company. ... Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ... Brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, who established the architectural firm of Greene and Greene, were born in Brighton, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, in 1868 and 1870, respectively. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... Tourists of various nationalities chatting over breakfast at a B&B in Quebec City. ... Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe (1832-1913) Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe (August 20, 1832 – January 16, 1913) was an American aeronaut, scientist and inventor. ... Opening Day ceremonies at the corner of Lake Ave. ... Henry Harrison Markham (November 16, 1840–October 9, 1923) was Governor of California from January 8, 1891 until January 11, 1895. ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947; the surname is pronounced // i. ... John Whiteside (Jack) Parsons (October 2, 1914–June 17, 1952), born Marvel Whiteside Parsons, was a rocket propulsion researcher at the California Institute of Technology and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Aerojet Corporation. ...


Today most of the old estates are gone, replaced by 1960’s era apartments and condominiums. Though far less regal than the vast homes they replaced, these apartment units maintain verdant and meticulously trimmed grounds that still exude a sense of wealth and command high property values. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other noteworthy sites along the boulevard include:

  • The Norton Simon Museum, at the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevards. This corner marks the official start of the Rose Parade route and so the museum can be seen, quite clearly, every year during the parade broadcast.
  • Ambassador College campus and Ambassador Auditorium, located between Green Street and Del Mar Boulevard. The grounds of this former Worldwide Church of God liberal arts college are distinctive for their lush gardens, fountains and spacious lawns. The oldest buildings are listed as historical landmarks and display the wide variety of mansions once common in the area. They are the perfect backdrop to highlight the starkly bright, honeycomb facades of the “sixties modern” buildings that make up the campus.
  • The staging area for the Tournament of Roses Parade. In the wee hours before dawn, floats of every size and shape can be seen stretching the length of the boulevard as their volunteer crews rush to put the finishing touches on them.

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Parrots

Pasadena has a population of naturalized parrots. The city's website identifies one, a Red-crowned amazon parrot, but according to the [7] Parrot Project of Los Angeles, the parrots fall into as many as five different groups. There is a cycle of regular public outcry about the noise and the sheer oddity of the birds' presence, but most Pasadenans seem to have come to accept the birds as part of the city's life. They can be seen year-round, but are especially noticeable in the winter. The birds are definitely gregarious, and the amount of disturbance their chatter creates is definitely related to the time of day they may choose to chatter. Feral parrot is a term for any parrot that lives in an ecosystem to which it is not native. ...


Theories and myths abound on how these parrots came to claim Pasadena and surrounding towns as their home. A heavily accepted story by longtime residents of the area is that they were part of the stock at Simpson's Nursery on East Colorado Blvd. in the Lamanda Park area. The nursery was burned down in 1959, and the parrots were thereby released to forage in the lush Pasadena area. It is also possible that some parrots moved northward from their normal range in central and northern Mexico as human habitation in the Pasadena area created artificial habitat in which the parrots could survive. Among their favorite foods are the berry kernels of the cedar trees that grow in great abundance around Pasadena.


Parking

Pasadena does not allow overnight parking, through the expedient of banning parking on city streets between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., although overnight permits are available. The city also restricts parking in designated Transit Oriented Districts, such as the Pasadena Playhouse district. The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ...


City Hall construction

The City Hall building recently underwent renovation seismically retrofitted. It was closed in July 2004 due to safety concerns and construction began in March 2005. The retrofit was completed in Summer 2007.[8] Contributions of photographs are needed, yes!!!! Give us photographs!!!!! Seismic and seismic event refer to earthquakes, motions of the ground that can be hazardous to the occupants of buildings and the security and utility of structures such as bridges and tunnels. ...


Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Located on spacious tree-lined Green Street this building was designed to be the southern anchor of Pasadena’s grand civic plaza. The elegant Central Library lies three blocks due north with City Hall tower in between. The intended visual effect is somewhat lost today as the open air mall Paseo Colorado was built along the north side of Green St. obscuring one’s view of the auditorium’s sister buildings.


The main auditorium is large and plush. In fact it was home to the Annual Emmy Awards ceremony for nearly 25 years, from 1977 to 2001.[9] An Emmy Award. ...


Jessye Norman Day

After a performance at Blair High School, the Mayor officially declared September 22 Jessye Norman Day. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Sister Cities

Pasadena has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Friendship City

Pasadena has a friendship agreement with Kasukabe, Japan. Pasadena's Junior Chamber of Commerce does an Exchange each summer alternating every year with Kasukabians coming to Pasadena one summer and Pasadena Residents going to Kasukabe the next Summer. Kasukabe (Japanese: 春日部市; -shi) is a city located in eastern Saitama, Japan, approximately 30 kilometers north of Tokyo. ...


Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens was located in the city at one time but then closed in 1970's.


Miss Teen USA 2007

The Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant will be held in Pasadena, California on August 24, 2007. It is the first time the city is hosting the pageant. The preliminaries and final competition will be helded in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Miss Teen USA 2007, the 25th Miss Teen USA pageant, was held on August 24, 2007 in Pasadena, California. ... The Pasadena Conference Center is a convention center in Pasadena, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ...


Notable Pasadenans

See also: Category:People from Pasadena, California.

Richard Feynman Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) (surname pronounced FINE-man) was one of the most influential American physicists of the 20th century, expanding greatly the theory of quantum electrodynamics. ... Chris Lloyd (born October 10, 1980) is a Dominican sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. ... Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 — February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer, one of very few African-American women in the field. ... Julia Child (August 15, 1912–August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her many cookbooks and television programs. ... Lanisha Cole Lanisha Cole (born February 13, 1982 in Pasadena, CA) is a model that has been most recognizable as a rotating Barkers Beauty on the game show The Price Is Right. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and womens rights advocate. ... Paul Fussell (born 1924, Pasadena, California) is a cultural historian and a professor emeritus of English literature of the University of Pennsylvania. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... Insert non-formatted text hereMedia:Example. ... David Drew Pinsky (born September 4, 1958[1]), popularly known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified physician and Addiction Medicine specialist. ... Tom Putnam is a film director who has directed feature-length romantic comedies and documentaries. ... Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American stage and television actor. ... The Brady Bunch is an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ... George Reeves (January 5,[1] 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor, best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman and his controversial death at the age of 45. ... John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... William Blaine Bill Richardson (born November 15, 1947) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... For the basketball player, see Jackie Robinson (basketball). ... David Lee Roth (sometimes referred to as Diamond Dave) (born 10 October 1953, Bloomington, Indiana) is a American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality, best known for his work with the band Van Halen. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. ... This article is about Robert F. Kennedys assassin. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. ... Edward Van Halen (born Edward Lodewijk van Halen on January 26, 1955[1] in Amsterdam, Netherlands), is a guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being leader and a co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Sophia Anna Bush (born July 8, 1982) is a Rising Star award winning American actress. ... Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968 in Flint, Michigan) is an American actor and former NFL defensive end. ... John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Christian Serratos (born on September 21, 1990 in Pasadena, California) is an American actress. ... “Einstein” redirects here. ... Robert James Bobby Fischer (born March 9, 1943) is a United States-born chess Grandmaster who in 1972 became the only US-born chessplayer to become the official World Chess Champion. ... Stacey Orlando Augmon (born August 1, 1968 in Pasadena, California) is a professional basketball player who last played in the NBA with the Orlando Magic. ... Jacque Vaughn (born February 11, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player currently with the New Jersey Nets in the NBA. He played collegiately at the University of Kansas and was selected 27th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Draft. ... DÆ°Æ¡ng Văn Minh (February 16, 1916 – August 6, 2001), known popularly as Big Minh, led the South Vietnamese army under Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem. ...

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