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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ACLU Lawsuit Charges Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Brass with Condoning Pattern of Deputy-on-Inmate Violence
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ACLU Lawsuit Charges Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Brass with Condoning Pattern of Deputy-on-Inmate Violence

Complaint Alleges High-Level Staff Knew Gangs of Deputies Beat Inmates and Condoned Cover-Ups -Photo by Terry Miller The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC) and attorneys from Paul Hastings, LLP today filed a federal class action lawsuit charging Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and his top command staff with condoning…

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Anthony Portantino Announces He’ll Not Run Again

Assemblyman Anthony Portantino sent out the following email telling of his plans to not run for State Assembly this year. “Thank you for your patience and trust. After deep contemplation with Ellen, I have decided not to run for office during the 2012 election cycle. As many of you know, the last 13 months have…

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Congresswoman Chu, Senator Gillibrand, and Representatives Velázquez and Honda Call for Army to Conduct Comprehensive Review Of Hazing

Lawmakers Demand Answers on How Army Tracks Hazing and Harassment Reports, Anti-Hazing Training, Disciplinary Actions Up Chain of Command, and What Protections Soldiers Have When Mistreated By Direct Superiors Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representatives Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Mike Honda (D-CA) called on the U.S. Army to provide a comprehensive…

Methodist Hospital Appoints Steven A. Sisto as Chief Operating Officer
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Methodist Hospital Appoints Steven A. Sisto as Chief Operating Officer

Steven A. Sisto -Courtesy Photo Methodist Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven A. Sisto as senior vice president/chief operating officer (COO). “We are very fortunate to have such a talented executive join our team,” President and CEO Dan Ausman said. “Steve is an engaging leader, and his collaborative style fosters a ‘can…

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LASD Air-5 Helicopter Cliff Rescue of 19-yr old Woman Above Millard Canyon

2 teens rescued on the ground. A U.S. Forestry Recreation Technician working in the Angeles National Forest noticed several people who appeared to be trapped on a cliff near Altadena and called in rescuers at 11:57AM on Sunday morning. By 12:25PM, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Air-5 Rescue pilots & Emergency Services Detail (Special Enforcement…

Portantino Joins University of California To Announce Summer Leadership Fellowship For HBCU’s
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Portantino Joins University of California To Announce Summer Leadership Fellowship For HBCU’s

-Photo by Terry Miller Assemblymember Anthony Portantino joined officials from the University of California at a press conference Tuesday in Pasadena to unveil a summer fellowship program for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Twenty five undergraduate students from HBCUs will be selected to participate in the program offered through the UC Summer…

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Taser apparently Inefective in Montery Park

Taser apparently Inefective in Montery Park Officers Shoot and Kill Vandal at Carl’s Jr Police officers Monday morning shot and killed a man who had been breaking windows at a Carl’s Jr. Restaurant in Montery Park. Around 9:30 a.m. Monterey Park Police officers received a call that a male Hispanic adult had been breaking windows…

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Pasadena PD Solve Mar Vista Homicide

On August 22, 2011, Marvin Laguan MH 18 was shot and killed while conversing with a friend in the 400 block of North Mar Vista Avenue. Witnesses described the suspects as two African American males male Blacks who ran southbound from the scene. Since that date, Homicide Investigators have been pursuing several leads. These efforts…

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