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A city of southern California northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. Founded in 1875, it is famous for its Rose Bowl and annual Tournament of Roses parade.


(Placename) a city in SW California, east of Los Angeles. Pop: 144 413 (2003 est)


(ˌpæs əˈdi nə)

1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 134,116.
2. a city in SE Texas, near Houston. 131,620.
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Noun1.Pasadena - a city in southwestern California to the east of Los AngelesPasadena - a city in southwestern California to the east of Los Angeles
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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The overwhelming defeat Tuesday of Measure A, which would have forced Pasadena back to a bargaining table it walked away from 17 months ago, was aided, opponents of the measure said, by the league's on-again, off-again dalliances in Los Angeles.
The original production of Doubt, which premiered last fall off-Broadway, spawned a West Coast production that ran March 4 through April l0 at California's Pasadena Playhouse.
At the city's heart is the Pasadena Conference Center, composed of three unique meeting venues located under one roof.
An uptick in convention business and special events began earlier this year when the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau booked its largest event ever, bringing 5,000 convention delegates who completely sold out all full-service hotel rooms in town and pumped $1.
We're a running team,'' South Pasadena coach Ed Smith said.
The renovated Pasadena Conference Center is composed of three distinct meeting venues under one roof: the Exhibition Building, with 32,000 square feet of carpeted, column-free exhibition space; the 28,000-square-foot Conference Building, featuring 20 well-appointed meeting rooms; and the 3,000-seat Pasadena Civic Auditorium, ideal for general sessions and large seminars.
The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has launched its Visit Pasadena Sweepstakes to celebrate the 2009 120th Tournament of Roses Parade.
Tyron Crockom floated a 13-yard touchdown pass to Armon Binns with 32 seconds remaining to give Pasadena the lead, and Wolverines kicker Zack Mirman's 45-yard field-goal attempt fell short as time expired.
The renovated Pasadena Conference Center features three distinct meeting venues, all under one roof.
CL Keedy has been a volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association since 1975 and was elected to the Tournament of Roses Executive Committee in 2000.
Samantha VandenBerge is a rock star,'' said Swim Pasadena coach Terry Stoddard of his 17-year-old standout, who improved her total to 50 points with a third-place effort in the 400 individual medley and fifth-place result in the 200 free.
In addition to presenting its annual concert seasons, the Angeles Chorale is also in demand as a guest choir with appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Glendale Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, among others.