News / September 21, 2020 Bobcat Fire Now One of the Largest in County History, Grows to Over 105K Acres

The Bobcat Fire has burned 105,345 acres as of Monday, making it one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County’s history. The fire, which has been burning for over two weeks, remains at 15% containment. Although evacuation warnings have been lifted for several foothill communities in the San Gabriel Valley, several other county residents...

Crime / September 21, 2020 San Gabriel Woman Linked to Spate of Drug Overdoses in Pasadena

Charged with federal narcotics trafficking offense Prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against a San Gabriel woman who allegedly sold narcotics to several individuals in Pasadena who suffered overdoses on Sept. 11. Marisol Bolanos Hernandez, 35, was charged Friday with one count of drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury. Bolanos allegedly sold narcotics to...

News / September 17, 2020 Bobcat Fire Grows to More Than 50K Acres Thursday

An evacuation order for residences within the area north of Angeles Crest North, between Clear Creek Station and Highway 39, was in place Thursday morning as officials announced that the Bobcat Fire has burned 50,539 acres and remains at 3% containment. An evacuation warning was also issued Wednesday night for residents in the unincorporated community...

Crime / September 17, 2020 Suspect in Pasadena Attempted Murder Arrested

On Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at approximately 6:04 p.m., Pasadena police officers responded to the intersection of Lake Avenue and Washington Boulevard regarding a car to car shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle which had been struck by gunfire. At the time of the shooting, the vehicle was occupied by three victims...

Crime / September 17, 2020 Suspect of Fatal Stabbing in Pasadena is Charged with Murder

On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, Pasadena Police Detectives were called to investigate a stabbing death that occurred at approximately 8:14 p.m. Patrol officers responded to the 100 block of East Orange Grove Boulevard as a result of multiple calls of a stabbing victim in the CVS parking lot. Shortly after their initial response, officers located...

News / September 16, 2020 Unpredictable Bobcat Fire Explodes to 44K Acres, County Supervisors Declare Local Emergency

Very unhealthy air quality becomes a daily occurrence By Terry Miller The Bobcat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest continues to unleash its fury over a week since it first erupted, necessitating residents in parts of Arcadia, Sierra Madre, and within the area north of Angeles Crest North and between Clear Creek Station and...

News / September 15, 2020 L.A. County Program Provides Free Legal Services to Tenants Facing Eviction

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has launched “Stay Housed L.A. County,” a countywide initiative to provide legal assistance and support for tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The launch included the release of StayHousedLA.org, a website connecting tenants with useful information about their rights, workshops for residents who need legal assistance, and other support. The...

News / September 15, 2020 Bobcat Fire Surpasses 41K Acres, Containment Decreases

The Bobcat Fire was very active on both the north and south ends Monday and is now at 41,231 acres with 3% containment. Firefighters worked overnight with a focus on protecting Mount Wilson and foothill communities. Tuesday’s primary focus remains at keeping the fire from reaching Mount Wilson and the foothill communities. A secondary priority...

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California Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available
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California Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Applications for property tax deferment for the 2020-2021 tax year are now available, according to State Controller Betty T. Yee.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property taxes on their primary residence….

Labor Day Holiday to Impact L.A. County Testing Location Hours
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Labor Day Holiday to Impact L.A. County Testing Location Hours

Residents urged to make appointments early at open locations Due to extreme heat and holiday this weekend, testing sites will be operating on modified schedules. The following LA County-operated testing sites will be open on Monday, Sept. 7: Beach Cities Health District – 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (normal hours). College of the Canyons…

L.A. County Library Offers Laptop & Hotspot Loans at Select Locations
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L.A. County Library Offers Laptop & Hotspot Loans at Select Locations

Printing pickup will also be offered at all 46 sidewalk service locations L.A. County Library will offer two new services developed to assist those without computers, internet, or printers at home — a laptop and hotspot loan at select libraries, and printing pickup at all sidewalk service locations. The laptop and hotspot loan kit includes…

Pasadena PD Release Sketch of Suspect in Murder Investigation
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Pasadena PD Release Sketch of Suspect in Murder Investigation

On Saturday, May 23, 2020 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Pasadena police responded to the 1500 block of North Lake Avenue regarding a shooting that resulted in the murder of Ray Magee Jr. and the attempted murder of a 23-year-old male. Pasadena homicide detectives released a photo from surveillance video of the actual suspect vehicle on…

City of Pasadena Calls for ‘Responsible Recreation’ Over Labor Day Weekend
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City of Pasadena Calls for ‘Responsible Recreation’ Over Labor Day Weekend

Heading into Labor Day weekend, the Pasadena Public Health Department urges the public to celebrate responsibly to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. After recent holidays, including Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and the Fourth of July, Pasadena experienced significant increases in local laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Contact tracers were able to attribute the majority of…

City of Pasadena Announces Second Unit ADU Program
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City of Pasadena Announces Second Unit ADU Program

The City of Pasadena’s housing department is launching a new affordable housing initiative that incentivizes homeowners to create an affordable rental unit on their property. The Second Unit ADU program provides low-cost loans to homeowners who want to create a new ADU (the unit will need to be leased out to Section 8 tenants for…

Governor Newsom Signs Eviction Relief Bill
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Governor Newsom Signs Eviction Relief Bill

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he signed the Tenant Relief Act of 2020, legislation to protect tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. These protections apply to tenants who declare an inability to pay all or part of the rent due to a COVID-related reason. “COVID-19 has impacted…

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