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 Tenant Union Awarded for Their Work
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Pasadena Tenant Union Awarded for Their Work

Pasadena Tenant Union (PTU) received the “Displacement Resisters Award” from Tenants Together for 2018. Tenants Together aims to defend and advance the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing statewide. PTU received the award for mobilizing a new coalition for housing justice and creating new tactics in its push to get rent control and Just Cause…

UN Global Goals – Taiwan Can Help
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UN Global Goals – Taiwan Can Help

By Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, set bold goals to shift the world onto a sustainable, resilient path. Here was also pledged the formation of a revitalized Global Partnership for…

Pasadena Replaces ‘Darth Vader’ With ‘Old Town’ Architecture
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Pasadena Replaces ‘Darth Vader’ With ‘Old Town’ Architecture

New development links Old Town to the Civic Center and Paseo Colorado By Gus Herrera There are two new major developments on the horizon for the City of Pasadena – at their latest regular meeting, the City Council held predevelopment plan reviews (PPR) for massive projects that will surely change the landscape of their respective…

Pasadena Man Stabs Mother to Death
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Pasadena Man Stabs Mother to Death

The Pasadena Police Department received a call from a man stating he killed his mother in the 1100 block of North Mentor Avenue Monday, Sept. 24 at approximately 9:16 p.m. The suspect, Alex Evans, was arrested and transported to the Pasadena city jail where he was booked for murder under California Penal Code Section 187….

Federal Court Shuts Down Pasadena-Based Tax Preparer
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Federal Court Shuts Down Pasadena-Based Tax Preparer

Her fraudulent returns cost the IRS millions of dollars A federal court has issued an order that permanently bars a tax return preparer who operated offices in Pasadena – as well as other cities in California, Colorado and Kansas – from preparing federal income tax returns, U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna announced last week. Maria Del…

Former Pasadena Cop Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Guns
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Former Pasadena Cop Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Guns

Gourdikian admits to lying on ATF form By Staff A Sierra Madre man, who until earlier this year served as a lieutenant in the Pasadena Police Department, plead guilty to two federal felony offenses related to the illegal sale of more than 100 firearms over the course of three years. Vasken Kenneth Gourdikian, 48, plead…

Tournament of Roses Announces 2019 Float Judges
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Tournament of Roses Announces 2019 Float Judges

The Tournament of Roses has selected Preston Bailey, Michael E. Berry, and Kimberly Oldis to be float judges for the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on many criteria including creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact. The 2019 Tournament of Roses…

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