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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Bomb squad detonates 3 pipe bombs

Bomb squad detonates 3 pipe bombs On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 7:30 am, police officers were conducting a follow-up investigation from the previous night. They were searching an apartment in the 200 block of S. Oak Knoll Avenue, when they found what they believed to be items that resembled homemade explosive devices, possibly pipe…

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Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown –

Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown – Brian Johnson, 56, of Pasadena, has been appointed deputy director for enforcement at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Johnson has been the principal partner for ICF Consulting since 2007. He served as the manager for the environmental division for…

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Two Arrested after Police Shut Down Pot Operation

Police shut down a state-of-the art hydroponic Marijuana operation The Pasadena Police Department’s narcotic’s team ended a two month investigation by serving a series of search warrants in the cities of Baldwin Park, North Hollywood and Pasadena. The culmination of the investigation led to the seizure of over 125 cultivated Marijuana plants, packaged Marijuana for…

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Mayor Bogaard Reflects on Death of Jim Plotkin

STATEMENT BY PASADENA MAYOR BILL BOGAARD ON THE PASSING OF JIM PLOTKIN “Claire and I are mourning the death of Jim Plotkin, who lived a long life of courage and commitment that, in many positive ways, shaped Pasadena as it exists today. History will recognize him as a powerful force in creating Old Pasadena, and…

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Portantino Named Top Democrat by Capitol Insiders

Portantino and Pro Tem Steinberg Named Top Two Democrats by Capitol Insiders Schools may have done away with winners and losers, but not the folks at Sacramento’s “Around the Capitol”. Today, they released the results of their reader poll and named Assemblymember Anthony Portantino – Assembly Legislator of the Year. Darrell Steinberg, the Speaker Pro…

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Anthony Portantino’s ‘Open Carry’ Gun Bill Signed Into Law

Anthony Portantino’s ‘Open Carry’ Gun Bill Signed Into Law AB 144 Bans Open Display Of Unloaded Handguns in CA Governor Brown today signed Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s landmark legislation banning the “open carry” of firearms in California – a bill supported by the California Police Chiefs and rank-and-file officers. The measure, AB 144, will outlaw the…

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SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS OPERATIONS

SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS OPERATIONS Quinn, Hammerle Elevated In Management Reorganization Several management and operations responsibilities at Santa Anita Park are being reorganized as part of an ongoing restructuring of management of the facility to gain operational efficiencies and to help position the landmark horse racing facility for future growth, track officials announced today. The…

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