News / April 18, 2018 Local Activists Unite to Protest Police Violence

By Alex Cordero On Saturday, April 14, on the corner of Fair Oaks and West Woodbury Rd. in Altadena, the activist group Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence united with other local human rights activists to protest against police violence and to commemorate several victims killed by local law enforcement. The rally held at the...

News / April 17, 2018 Pasadena Council Defers Action on Glenarm Public Art Project

Policymakers struggle with ‘optics’ of approving a near-million-dollar art project in the face of a looming structural deficit By Gus Herrera For the second time in three weeks, the city’s latest proposed public art installation came to a halt before the city council. The Glenarm Capital Public Art Project, a proposed 44-foot by 76-foot sculpture,...

News / April 13, 2018 Organizations Saying ‘Outside Review’ Of Chris Ballew Beating Is ‘A Breath Of Fresh Air For Pasadena Policing’

By Terry Miller In the wake of former Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez’ sudden departure from the Department, city executives are re-evaluating the role the department plays, particularly with public relations and police policy. Interim Chief John E. Perez has outlined some major changes he’d like to see in the department and the general consensus is...

Crime / April 12, 2018 FBI Turns to Social Media in Effort to Identify Cheesecake Factory Bomber

FBI continues to look for a suspect wanted in connection with an improvised explosive attack at a crowded Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena’s Old Town last year.  No one was hurt, and the business sustained only minor damage. So with no leads to follow, the FBI has turned to social media in an effort to identify...

Crime / April 12, 2018 Bullet Casings and Gun Tracing Connect Crime Scenes & Gang Members to 2016 Pasadena Shooting

  The last of four Pasadena Denver Lanes (PDL) gang members was sentenced last Tuesday for federal firearm offenses committed over a six-month period in 2016.  The criminal possession of firearms by gang members involved in the case included a downtown Pasadena shooting following a high school football game. Anthony Bingham, 27, of San Bernardino,...

News / April 11, 2018 Local Activist Groups to Rally Saturday at Site of Chris Ballew’s Beating in Altadena

By Terry Miller Stephon Clark, a 23-year-old father of two, was murdered in the backyard of his grandmother’s house by two Sacramento police officers who fired 20 bullets at him, hitting him eight times, mostly in the back. The officers claimed he was holding a gun; he was, in fact, holding a cell phone. The...

News / April 10, 2018 Council Approves 92nd ‘Americafest’ Fourth of July Celebration

By Gus Herrera For the 92nd consecutive year, the Rose Bowl will play host to “Americafest,” Pasadena’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza. Although the city council approved the festival without opposition at their latest regular meeting, there was a brief discussion regarding the event’s finances. “We certainly feel it’s our community responsibility to keep the...

Education, News / April 5, 2018 PUSD Board Supports Citizen-Driven Rent Control Charter Amendment

By Gus Herrera At their latest regular meeting, the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Board of Education ratified a symbolic gesture of support for Pasadena’s citizen-driven effort to place a rent control charter amendment on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot. In a rare 4-0-3 vote (Board Members Roy Boulghourjian, Kimberly Kenne, Lawrence Torres abstained), the...

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Local Activists Unite to Protest Police Violence

By Alex Cordero On Saturday, April 14, on the corner of Fair Oaks and West Woodbury Rd. in Altadena, the activist group Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence united with other local human rights activists to protest against police violence and to commemorate several victims killed by local law enforcement. The rally held at the…

Pasadena Council Defers Action on Glenarm Public Art Project
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Pasadena Council Defers Action on Glenarm Public Art Project

Policymakers struggle with ‘optics’ of approving a near-million-dollar art project in the face of a looming structural deficit By Gus Herrera For the second time in three weeks, the city’s latest proposed public art installation came to a halt before the city council. The Glenarm Capital Public Art Project, a proposed 44-foot by 76-foot sculpture,…

Organizations Saying ‘Outside Review’ Of Chris Ballew Beating Is ‘A Breath Of Fresh Air For Pasadena Policing’
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Organizations Saying ‘Outside Review’ Of Chris Ballew Beating Is ‘A Breath Of Fresh Air For Pasadena Policing’

By Terry Miller In the wake of former Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez’ sudden departure from the Department, city executives are re-evaluating the role the department plays, particularly with public relations and police policy. Interim Chief John E. Perez has outlined some major changes he’d like to see in the department and the general consensus is…

Council Approves 92nd ‘Americafest’ Fourth of July Celebration
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Council Approves 92nd ‘Americafest’ Fourth of July Celebration

By Gus Herrera For the 92nd consecutive year, the Rose Bowl will play host to “Americafest,” Pasadena’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza. Although the city council approved the festival without opposition at their latest regular meeting, there was a brief discussion regarding the event’s finances. “We certainly feel it’s our community responsibility to keep the…

PUSD Board Supports Citizen-Driven Rent Control Charter Amendment
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PUSD Board Supports Citizen-Driven Rent Control Charter Amendment

By Gus Herrera At their latest regular meeting, the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Board of Education ratified a symbolic gesture of support for Pasadena’s citizen-driven effort to place a rent control charter amendment on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot. In a rare 4-0-3 vote (Board Members Roy Boulghourjian, Kimberly Kenne, Lawrence Torres abstained), the…

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