News / October 16, 2018 Diet Averted: Pasadena Council Terminates Orange Grove Complete Streets Project

By Gus Herrera There are many popular diets out there today, but there’s one particular diet that many Pasadena residents could not wait to abandon: the infamous “Road Diet.” At their latest regular meeting, the Pasadena City Council gave the people what they wanted and unanimously approved City Manager Steve Mermell’s recommendation to remove the...

News / October 16, 2018 Pasadena Chamber Recommends Positions on Ballot Measures

Measures considered for impact on local businesses, Pasadena economy and Chamber member companies The Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce considered the array of initiatives on the ballot for Nov. 6. In deciding whether or not to take a position, the Board analyzed whether a particular measure would impact the local economy,...

Crime / October 15, 2018 Arrests Made at Illegal Pasadena Marijuana Dispensary

City of Pasadena authorities executed a search warrant at the Rose Buds Dispensary, located at 1291 E. Walnut St. on Oct. 11. After several months of cease and desist letters and numerous violations, a criminal search was conducted resulting in the arrest of three adults. Over twenty-five pounds of marijuana was seized at a value...

Crime / October 15, 2018 Life Sentence for Man Convicted of 1988 Pasadena Murder

A 56-year-old man was sentenced on Oct. 11 to 32 years to life in state prison for the murder of a jewelry salesman at a Pasadena gas station more than three decades ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Ryan Erlich said Albert Ahmad Clark (aka Al Clark) was found...

News / October 15, 2018 Two-Car Collision Rips Car in Half in Pasadena

On Monday Oct. 15, at about 3:02 a.m., Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Wilson Avenue regarding a two car collision. A black 2015 Dodge Charger being driven by a 26 year-old Pasadena woman collided with a green 1995 Honda Civic being driven by a 43 year-old woman,...

News / October 10, 2018 Typhus Fever Affects Twenty Pasadena Residents This Year

Health Department reports ‘epidemic levels’ The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is reporting epidemic levels of typhus fever this year. Typhus fever is a disease spread to humans by infected fleas. In 2018, 20 Pasadena residents have been confirmed to have typhus fever well above the expected one to five cases per year. Flea-borne typhus,...

News / October 10, 2018 Pasadena Doctor Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct

Huntington Hospital OB-GYN under ‘Peer Review’ By Terry Miller A Pasadena OB-GYN accused of sexual misconduct has been removed from a leadership role at Huntington Hospital and will have a chaperone while treating patients at the hospital, according to officials at the Pasadena hospital. Dr. Patrick Sutton, OB-GYN, allegedly made comments about a patient’s appearance...

News / October 9, 2018 No Taxation Without Clarification

A voter’s guide to Pasadena’s Measure I By Gus Herrera With the Nov. 6 general election less than four weeks away, an election with a lengthy ballot including gubernatorial, senatorial, and congressional candidates, it can be easy to lose sight of measures that will certainly impact wallets right here in the City of Pasadena. Measure...

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Pasadena PD Receives $380K Grant
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Pasadena PD Receives $380K Grant

Money earmarked for traffic education and enforcement The Pasadena Police Department has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long special enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws…

LA County Business Federation Says No to Pasadena Sales Tax Increase
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LA County Business Federation Says No to Pasadena Sales Tax Increase

Proposed sales tax would be 10.25 percent Board members of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) recently voted to oppose Pasadena’s proposed sales tax increase (Measure I). According to a statement issued by the group, BizFed feels the tax increase would force small businesses and low-income residents to pay an extra 3/4-cent sales tax…

Couple Charged in Connection With Rose Bowl Murder
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Couple Charged in Connection With Rose Bowl Murder

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Miguel Castaneda (born July 24, 1995) of Los Angeles faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife as…

Pasadena PD Needs Help Identfying Robbery Suspect
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Pasadena PD Needs Help Identfying Robbery Suspect

On Sept. 30 at about 7:04 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to a call of a robbery that had just occurred in the jewelry department of Macy’s Department Store on 401 S. Lake Ave. Officers arrived on scene within minutes; however the suspect was already gone. An immediate search of the area for the suspect…

Hotel Homes for the Homeless in Pasadena?
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Hotel Homes for the Homeless in Pasadena?

Potential conversions to be reviewed on case-by-case basis By Gus Herrera The City of Pasadena has added a new weapon to their arsenal that will bolster the fight to end homelessness – at their latest meeting, the City Council approved amendments to the zoning code that will allow for the conversion of hotels/motels to affordable…

One Man Dead in Rose Bowl Stabbing Incident
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One Man Dead in Rose Bowl Stabbing Incident

On Monday, at approximately 10:08 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to parking lot K of the Rose Bowl regarding a report of a stabbing victim on the ground. Upon arrival, officers located the victim in the parking lot suffering from two stab wounds. Pasadena Paramedics responded to render medical aid, however, the victim had succumbed…

Pasadena Police Arrest Suspect in Multiple Sexual Assaults
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Pasadena Police Arrest Suspect in Multiple Sexual Assaults

Pasadena Police arrested Anthony Miller, a 51-year-old White male of Pasadena, on Sept. 27 after obtaining an arrest warrant resulting from the investigation of three separate sexual assault incidents that occurred in Pasadena and were reported to the police between August and September 2018. Pasadena Police Detective Matthew Crawford conducted an extensive investigation into the…

Pasadena Man Facing 26 Years to Life for Stabbing Mother
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Pasadena Man Facing 26 Years to Life for Stabbing Mother

A Pasadena man was charged on Sept. 27 with killing his 67-year-old mother at the home they shared, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Alex Edward Evans faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon. Arraignment was scheduled that same day in Department…

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