News / February 14, 2019 Pasadena PD Plans Traffic Enforcement

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement program on Feb. 15 throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the city to look for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed or red signals. When violations are observed, violators will be cited and/or...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Wildfire Town Hall Meeting Slated for Feb. 21

Legislators representing communities at risk of wildfires along the San Gabriel Foothills from La Cañada to Upland will host a wildfire town hall in Pasadena on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Pasadena High School gymnasium. “We live in an area that is beautiful yet prone to wildfires which poses a risk to our...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Announces $5K Reward for Information in Unsolved Homicides

The City of Pasadena will be offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in any existing unsolved Pasadena murder case. In the past 10 years, there have been 53 homicides in Pasadena and seven remain unsolved. In order to claim a reward, you must provide information to the Pasadena...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Chamber; Restaurant Owners Reflect on Minimum Wage Increase

By Terry Miller A rather contentious, long-winded, as well as marijuana infused council meeting Monday didn’t stop councilmembers from raising the minimum wage despite huge opposition from the business community. However, many, including POP and the 2019 Rose Queen, vehemently stood their ground for the $15 minimum wage increase. Expounding the curriculum vitae of the...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Councilman Victor Gordo, Target of Recall Petition

A recall petition has been filed by the owner of Golden State Collective, a marijuana dispensary targeted by a recent raid and arrest.  The owner of the unsanctioned dispensary has his crosshairs on Gordo: “Victor Gordo puts his personal profits ahead of the people of Pasadena,” it reads. “He is unresponsive to calls and correspondence,...

News / February 12, 2019 Pasadena Minimum Wage Increases as Fight for $15 Prevails

By John Orona Following a boisterous meeting that involved dueling economists and plenty of crowd participation, the Pasadena City Council voted 7-1 to approve continuing a minimum wage increase that will reach $15 an hour by 2020. The council previously approved the stepped minimum wage increase in 2016 but stipulated that they “pause” the advancement...

News / February 12, 2019 Pasadena Entertains 128 Applications for Pot Shops – Only 6 Will Be Granted

City hires firm to examine applications at a cost of $250K By Terry Miller The application window for the city’s commercial cannabis program is officially closed with a total of 128 applications being received, according to City Manager Steve Mermell in last week’s city manager’s newsletter. Screening of applications has commenced and is anticipated to...

News / February 11, 2019 Three Arrested During Pasadena Police Department DUI Saturation Patrol

On the evening of Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the Pasadena Police Department conducted a citywide DUI saturation patrol program. Specially trained Officers were on the lookout for alcohol or drug impaired drivers. 79 vehicle enforcement stops were made throughout the operation, which ran from 6 p.m. on Feb. 8th to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb....

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Pasadena Therapist Under Arrest For Sexual Assault
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Pasadena Therapist Under Arrest For Sexual Assault

On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 an adult, female victim reported to the Pasadena Police she was sexually assaulted by a marriage and family licensed therapist, suspect, Edgar Gustavo Villamarin, during her appointment that took place on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at his office located in Pasadena at 100 Orange Pl. Pasadena Police detectives continued the…

Pasadena Police Community Briefing On Officer Involved Shooting
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Pasadena Police Community Briefing On Officer Involved Shooting

On Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, an Officer Involved Shooting occurred in the 1900 block of Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. No officers were injured during this incident and the suspect was not hit by gunfire. The critical incident community briefing is based upon a preliminary review of what occurred, which continues to be investigated. Additional facts,…

City of Pasadena Releases Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact
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City of Pasadena Releases Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact

Local clergy show strong support; restauranteurs troubled By Terry Miller The City of Pasadena has released two extremely lengthy studies detailing a minimum wage increase along with ‘impact analysis’ to comply with the Pasadena Minimum Wage Ordinance. On March 14, 2016, the Pasadena City Council adopted a local minimum wage ordinance (Ordinance #7278). The ordinance…

Pasadena Fast Tracks Senior Affordable Housing by Cutting Competition
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Pasadena Fast Tracks Senior Affordable Housing by Cutting Competition

By John Orona In an effort to bring affordable housing to seniors sooner than through a traditional competitive bidding process, the Pasadena City Council has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with Bridge Housing to develop permanent supportive housing at the southern portion of the Heritage Square site in Northwest Pasadena. The deal will save…

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