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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House Fire Leads to Homicide Arrest –

House Fire Leads to Homicide Arrest – On Friday, September 30, at approximately 5:56 a.m. Pasadena Police and Fire personnel responded to an apartment fire at 59 South Meredith Avenue. The fire was contained to a single unit and; subsequently, a deceased female adult, later identified as Maria Donnely, a 28 year old Pasadena resident,…

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Legislation That Requires Amazon.com and other Internet companies to collect Sales Tax Approving a landmark legislative compromise that creates jobs and ensures that online retailers do not receive an unfair tax advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill that requires Amazon and other internet retailers to collect…

Pasadena Fire Dept Assists Monrovia in Industrial Fire
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Pasadena Fire Dept Assists Monrovia in Industrial Fire

A massive fire erupted at an industrial complex dangerous close to the gas station on the south east corner of Shamrock and Huntington on Wednesday evening around 6pm. Response was swift and aggressive from multiple agencies as far away as Alhambra and South Pasadena. Smoke and fumes were heavy and fire fully involved when fire…

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SENATE BACKS PORTANTINO’S BILL TO BAN “OPEN CARRY”

Sacramento – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s groundbreaking legislation (AB 144) making it illegal to carry an unloaded gun in public was approved late today by the State Senate (vote of 21 to 18), adding to the growing chorus of public officials and law enforcement groups calling for a ban on “open carry” in public. “I am…

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Monrovia Mayor to Be Honored by NAACP

The Pasadena branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is honoring Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz on Thursday at the 26th Annual Awards Dinner for her “dedication to improving the quality of life for all Monrovians,” said Pasadena NAACP President Joe Brown. “Over the past three years, we have watched…

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