Crime / April 22, 2019 Pasadena Man Arrested in Arcadia Slaying

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Investigators are announcing the arrest of Heber Enoc Diaz, 27 year-old male Hispanic, for the murder of Chyong Jen Tsai. Tsai’s vehicle was recovered on 900 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles on Thursday night, April 18, 2019. On Friday, April 19, at approximately 10:30 a.m., investigators located Diaz when he...

Crime / April 18, 2019 LASD Detectives Investigate Burglary in Unincorporated Area of Pasadena

On Wednesday April 17, 2019, at approximately 3:25 p.m., Temple Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the 3600 block of Grayburn Road, in the unincorporated area of Pasadena, after receiving a call that a “burglary just occurred.” When deputies arrived, they saw the front door of the residence open. As deputies were walking up to the...

News / April 18, 2019 Metrolink Offers Free Rides on Earth Day

Metro will offer free rides on Metro bus, rail and bike share systems Metrolink has urged Southern California commuters to leave their cars at home on Earth Day and pledge to take public transportation. To make that easier, Metrolink will provide free rides on its regional rail system on Monday, April 22. Earth Day is...

News / April 17, 2019 Is Social Media a Public Health Risk?

Are we suffering from ‘TMINO’ (too much info news overload)? By Terry Miller Five things are certain in life: birth, death, change, social media and of course email. Each day, I’m knackered beyond understanding after examining hundreds of news websites, Facebook alerts and good old fashioned emails – it’s only 9:30 in the morning. I’ve...

News / April 17, 2019 Planned Parenthood Pasadena and SGV to Offer Health Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Communities

A 2015 survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality revealed that when it comes to accessing comprehensive health care, transgender and non-conforming communities face significant barriers and discrimination. Respondents were living with HIV at a rate five times higher than the general U.S. population, for example, and 23% of respondents did not see a...

News / April 15, 2019 Pasadena PD’s Second Distracted Driving Enforcement Day Nets 116 Citations

Third day scheduled for April 19 April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Pasadena Police Department has joined law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. Throughout the month of April, the Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their phones....

News / April 11, 2019 Pasadena’s Health Officer Will Assume Role of Director of Public Health

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has appointed Dr. Ying-Ying Goh to lead the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD). Dr. Goh is a board-certified pediatrician and has been serving as the city’s health officer since 2015. In this new role, Dr. Goh will continue to serve as the city’s health officer. Prior to her appointment as...

News / April 11, 2019 Social Media Has Found a New Demographic – Senior Citizens

By Terry Miller We’ve all seen millennials glued to their smart phones as they’re driving, crossing the street or even on a date. Yes, the smartphone has indeed changed young peoples’ lives. However, the young have now been outnumbered by their parents and grandparents, especially when it comes to Facebook use. According to the well-respected...

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Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek Announces Mayoral Re-Election Campaign
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Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek Announces Mayoral Re-Election Campaign

On Tuesday afternoon, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek announced in a written statement that he filed a Candidate Intention Statement declaring he will seek re-election to the Office of Mayor of the City of Pasadena in 2020. Tornek for Mayor 2020 released the following statement: “Terry Tornek was first elected to the Pasadena City Council in…

New Pasadena Initiative Gives Hope to Homeless
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New Pasadena Initiative Gives Hope to Homeless

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), in partnership with Pasadena Fire Department, has launched the Pasadena Outreach Response Team (PORT). This project is supported through a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a period of five years. PORT’s goal is to identify individuals impacted by chronic homelessness and, through supportive…

Pasadena PD’s Distracted Driving Program Nets 165 Citations
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Pasadena PD’s Distracted Driving Program Nets 165 Citations

On Monday, April 1, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a distracted driving enforcement program throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for motorists who were texting while driving or failing to use a hands free system while talking on a cellular telephone. The California Vehicle Code prohibits…

Pasadena PD Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distractions
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Pasadena PD Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distractions

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Pasadena Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. Throughout the month of April, the Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their phones….

Pasadena’s Traffic Enforcement Program Nets 149 Citations
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Pasadena’s Traffic Enforcement Program Nets 149 Citations

On Friday, March 29, 2019, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement program throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. The goal of these programs…

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