News / December 13, 2018 Pasadena Police Help Keep Roadways Safe During Holidays

The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are great ways to spend time with family and friends ringing in another year, but also a time when people can make poor choices that put themselves and others at risk on the road. To help spread the message about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, the Pasadena...

News / December 12, 2018 Activists Demand Chris Holden Scrap His Proposed Bailout of PG&E

After decades of criminal malfeasance and killing people, PG&E needs to be nationalized On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., environmental activists and California utilities ratepayers will converge on Assemblyman Chris Holden’s holiday party, 600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, to demand that he rescind his proposal to bailout PG&E and that...

News / December 12, 2018 Pasadena City Council Regulates Sidewalk Vendors

Creates school-funding committee By John Orona The Pasadena City Council meeting focused on implementation Monday, creating an ad hoc committee to develop the parameters of Measure J and conducting a first reading of an ordinance regulating sidewalk vendors in Pasadena. Measure J is an advisory measure approved by 72 percent of Pasadena voters that recommends...

News / December 10, 2018 Down to Final Three for Pasadena Chief of Police Candidates

By Terry Miller City Manager Steve Mermell told Pasadena Independent Friday that there are three candidates that went through the final selection process for the coveted position of Pasadena Police Chief. One out of town candidate voluntarily withdrew at the eleventh hour. Over the next week the city manager will meet with the final candidates...

News / December 7, 2018 Be Extra Cautious in Pasadena Traffic on Friday

Pasadena Police Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Dec. 7 with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers...

News / December 5, 2018 Pasadena City Council Hopes for $1.4M Grant to Assist With the Growing Homeless Population

By John Orona The Pasadena City Council approved a grant application for $1.4 million in homeless emergency aid on Monday. The grant is non-competitive, meaning the city anticipates receiving the full allocation, including more than $500,000 in emergency shelter funding. “This is our allocation,” City Program Coordinator Jennifer O’Reilly-Jones explained. “It’s not a competitive application...

News / December 4, 2018 PTU Motivated by Prop 10 Results in Pasadena

Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was rejected at the state ballot on Nov. 6 but Pasadena voters said yes to Proposition 10. In the City of Pasadena 53,502 total votes were counted for Proposition 10. Out of that total, 29,349 votes were cast in favor of Prop 10, or 54.9...

News / November 29, 2018 Community Panel Members to Interview Pasadena Chief of Police Candidates

After receiving numerous recommendations and requests of community members who volunteered to serve on the community panel to interview Pasadena police chief candidates, Steve Mermell has selected the following city residents to represent the community in the interview process: Danny Donabedian – chair, Armenian National Committee of America – Pasadena Chapter & former recreation and...

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Pasadena Council Concerned of Imminent County Control of PUSD
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Pasadena Council Concerned of Imminent County Control of PUSD

Despite recent passage of tax measure increase By Terry Miller During a three-hour council meeting Monday, members had more questions than answers regarding how the tax revenue funds will be used in future to help infuse life back into Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) without allowing the very real possibility of a County takeover. City…

Donate Blood in Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena to Help Blood Shortages
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Donate Blood in Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena to Help Blood Shortages

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During…

Pasadena Receives $175K Grant for Bike and Pedestrian Safety
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Pasadena Receives $175K Grant for Bike and Pedestrian Safety

The City of Pasadena’s efforts to enhance safety for bicyclists citywide just got a financial boost thanks to a $175,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to the city’s Department of Transportation for its Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program. The city will use the funding for a year-long motorist safety outreach program aimed…

Pasadena Man Pleads to Child Endangerment
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Pasadena Man Pleads to Child Endangerment

He coached track and field at Gabrielino High A high school track and field coach pleaded no contest recently to one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Villalobos immediately sentenced Danny Lee Harris of Pasadena to five years of summary probation,…

POP Kicks-Off Campaign for Higher Wages in Pasadena
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POP Kicks-Off Campaign for Higher Wages in Pasadena

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) will kick-off their “Protect Pasadena Wages” campaign, on Nov. 9 and 10 with a free cup of coffee and live music for every self-identified low wage earner and labor supporter. Rosebud Coffee (2302 E. Colorado Blvd.) is hosting the event an according to POP! is “a proud supporter of a…

Arrests Made at Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries in Pasadena
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Arrests Made at Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries in Pasadena

Pasadena Police recently arrested four individuals in connection with illegal cannabis operations at 1460 and 1470 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, according to the Pasadena Police Department. The individuals were 44-year-old Jose Cano from Huntington Park, 20-year-old Vanessa Munoz from Monrovia, 22-year-old Jocelyn Munoz from Pasadena and 20-year-old Monica Sandoval from Pasadena. All four subjects were…

Pasadena’s Chris Holden Reelected
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Pasadena’s Chris Holden Reelected

By Staff Assemblymember Chris Holden was reelected to represent the 41st District in the California State Assembly with 63.5 percent of the vote. Holden released the following statement: “I want to thank the voters of the Foothill communities for reelecting me to represent them in Sacramento. I look forward to working with my colleagues in…

Pasadenans Have Voted on Measures I and J
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Pasadenans Have Voted on Measures I and J

Pasadena voters have cast their ballots and voted in favor of Measure I and Measure J. Measure I will increase the sales tax in Pasadena by 0.75 percent, bringing the rate to 10.25 percent. Measure J asks the city to allocate the sales tax revenue garnered by Measure I, projected to be $21 million, in…

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