News / January 22, 2019 Pasadena Celebrates the Grand Reopening of Robinson Park Recreation Center

The public is invited to the Grand Reopening of Robinson Park Recreation Center (RPRC), 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and will continue with tours of the new, state-of-the-art facility, free demonstration classes, and light refreshments. “We are excited...

News / January 22, 2019 Pasadena Student Speaks Up About Challenges Finding Affordable Housing During MLK Prayer Vigil

By Alex Cordero Communities in Pasadena are coming together to raise awareness, provide resources and share personal stories about facing difficult situations due to not finding an affordable place to live. The Greater Pasadena Affordable Housing Group sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. prayer vigil for affordable housing on the MLK holiday. A young individual...

News / January 21, 2019 State of Pasadena 2019

By Terry Miller Hundreds of people, including popular former Mayor Bill Bogaard, attended the annual rite of passage known at the State of the City Address on Thursday, Jan. 17. The event, held at Pasadena High School’s newly remodeled gymnasium, was expected to garner protest but rains earlier in the day may have prevented people...

News / January 18, 2019 Organizations Hope to Reform Pasadena’s Use of Force Policy

At Pasadena’s State of the City Speech on Jan. 17, CICOPP/POP (The Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police/Pasadenans Organizing for Progress) plan to urge Pasadena’s Police Department to reform their Use of Force (UOF) policy in collaboration with citizen’s groups proposing policy reforms and best practices. CICOPP/POP plans to call upon the City to...

News / January 18, 2019 State of Pasadena 2019

  By Terry Miller Hundreds of people, including popular former mayor Bill Bogaard, attended the annual rite of passage known at the State of the City address Thursday January 17. The event, held at Pasadena High school’s newly remodeled gymnasium, was expected to garner protest but rains earlier in the day may have prevented people...

News / January 17, 2019 Hahamonga Tree and Shrub Planting Restoration Underway in Pasadena

By Terry Miller In the first report of the new year, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell outlined the city’s plans for Hahamongna Watershed park that has garnered significant negative publicity in recent months from environmentalists. According to Director of Public Works Ara Maloyan, tree and shrub planting restoration began in Hahamongna Watershed Park Jan. 14,...

News / January 17, 2019 PUSD: Academics v. Athletics

Are schools prepping students for the Ivy League or Major Leagues? By Terry Miller On Nov. 4, 2008 the voters in Pasadena passed a $350 million Measure TT bond initiative “to repair and upgrade Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) aging and deteriorating campuses.” Measure TT objectives included: 1.Make all school campuses safe, secure, and accessible....

News / January 16, 2019 Pasadena Police Stop Residential Burglary Spree

On Jan. 11 Pasadena Police arrested three men suspected of involvement in the commission of residential burglaries and receiving stolen property related to crimes committed in Pasadena since December of 2018. Pasadena Burglary Detective Sid Abraham developed investigative leads from a residential burglary that occurred in December 2018. Detective Abraham’s investigation led patrol officers to...

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City Council to Discuss Usage Plan for the Wilderness Preserve

By Susan Motander The Monrovia City Council will discuss the final plan for access to and use of the Wilderness Preserve area. At its December 13, 2011 meeting, the Community Services Commission voted to recommend to the City Council what is referred to as the Minimalist Plan, “with the additional recommendation not to open the…

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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…

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