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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Firefighters Rescue Two Cats from House Fire

Two cats were rescued by the Pasadena Fire Dept. Saturday during the course of a fire on Marengo. One feline had stopped breathing, but was revived using CPR according to PFD. The cats were transported for medical attention to the Humane Society. Both are expected to survive. Firefighters discovered that the floor furnace had malfunctioned,…

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63 Pounds of Erectile Dysfunction Chemical Found in Passenger’s Luggage at LAX

63 Pounds of Erectile Dysfunction Chemical Found in Passenger’s Luggage at LAX Tadalafil Estimated Domestic Value is $179,000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Tom Bradley International Terminal stopped the attempt to smuggle over 63.3 pounds of tadalafil, the main chemical component of erectile dysfunction drugs. The substance…

Community Meetings Slated Regarding Recent Windstorm
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Community Meetings Slated Regarding Recent Windstorm

Residents and others are invited to share their positive experiences during and after the recent hurricane-force windstorm, whether it was their own neighbor-to-neighbor encounters or with the city of Pasadena, and the efforts that could have been improved. Three community meetings have been scheduled. Spanish interpretation will be provided at each meeting. • Saturday, Jan….

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Police Blotters 1/12/12

Arcadia PD Sunday, January 1: At about 2:10 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a broken headlight and lane swerving on Santa Anita Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. An investigation revealed the 20-year-old Hispanic male…

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So Cal Gas Launches Annual Winter Campaign to Assist Low-Income Families

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) launched its annual winter assistance campaign, the Gas Assistance Fund, which provides a one-time grant in the amount of the bill, up to $100, for low-income families. The program is funded by the generous contributions from customers, employees, and shareholders. “The Gas Assistance Fund helps our customers in need with…

Documentary Screening about Female Reproductive Health in Afghanistan Featuring an Award-Winning Short Film “Where are the Men?” Feb 1.
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Documentary Screening about Female Reproductive Health in Afghanistan Featuring an Award-Winning Short Film “Where are the Men?” Feb 1.

The Woman’s Club of Arcadia will be hosting a luncheon to support global women’s health and development, in particular in Afghanistan – a country with world’s second highest maternal mortality rate. This event will feature a unique and informative presentation by Taraneh Salke, the Executive Director of Family Health Alliance. She will share her field…

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Pasadena’s 2012 State of the City Event is Jan. 26

-Bill Bogaard at a recent State of the City event – Photo by Terry Miller “Spotlight on Performance” is the theme of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard’s 2012 State of the City event scheduled Thursday, Jan. 26, at A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Doors to the theater will open at 6:30 p.m. and the…

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