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Pasadena

(păs'ədē`nə). 1 City (1990 pop. 131,591), Los Angeles co., S Calif., at the base of the San Gabriel Mts.; inc. 1866. The city is a research and technological center with manufactures that include plastics, paints, paper, machinery parts, electronic equipment and systems, medical supplies, and computers. Pasadena is the scene of the annual Tournament of Roses and of the postseason college football game held (Jan. 1) in the Rose Bowl (seating 100,000 spectators). The city is also the seat of the California Institute of Technology (with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Pacific Oaks College. It has a symphony orchestra; a community playhouse; the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; the Norton Simon Museum; the Pacific Asia Museum; and several gardens noted for their rare flora. Mt. Wilson Observatory is nearby.

2 City (1990 pop. 119,363), Harris co., S Tex., on the Houston ship channel; inc. 1928. It is an industrial suburb of Houston located in a highly productive oil area. The city has oil refineries, chemical plants, and meat-processing establishments. Its factories produce oil field, fishing, and packaging equipment; concrete; and plastic products. NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Manned Space Center is just south, on Clear Lake. The city was founded in 1895 on a site near the old San Jacinto battlefield (Apr., 1836) where Santa Anna was captured. The San Jacinto Monument (built 1936–39; 570 ft/174 m high) commemorates the event. Pasadena is the seat of Texas Chiropractic College. An annual livestock show and rodeo is held in the city.

Pasadena

 

a city on the southern Pacific coast of the USA, in California. A northeastern suburb of Los Angeles. Population, 113,000 (1970).

Pasadena is a well-known center of research and development in electronics, missiles, and spacecraft. It also has a food-processing industry. The California Institute of Technology is in Pasadena. The city also has a health resort. The Tournament of Roses has been held in the city on New Year’s Day since 1890.


Pasadena

 

a city in the southern USA, in Texas. A southeastern suburb of Houston. Port on the Houston Ship Channel, which leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Population, 89,000 (1970). Oil is drilled within city limits. Industries include oil-refining, chemicals, and food-processing.

Pasadena

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