Crime / April 22, 2019 Pasadena Man Arrested in Arcadia Slaying

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Investigators are announcing the arrest of Heber Enoc Diaz, 27 year-old male Hispanic, for the murder of Chyong Jen Tsai. Tsai’s vehicle was recovered on 900 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles on Thursday night, April 18, 2019. On Friday, April 19, at approximately 10:30 a.m., investigators located Diaz when he...

Crime / April 18, 2019 LASD Detectives Investigate Burglary in Unincorporated Area of Pasadena

On Wednesday April 17, 2019, at approximately 3:25 p.m., Temple Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the 3600 block of Grayburn Road, in the unincorporated area of Pasadena, after receiving a call that a “burglary just occurred.” When deputies arrived, they saw the front door of the residence open. As deputies were walking up to the...

News / April 18, 2019 Metrolink Offers Free Rides on Earth Day

Metro will offer free rides on Metro bus, rail and bike share systems Metrolink has urged Southern California commuters to leave their cars at home on Earth Day and pledge to take public transportation. To make that easier, Metrolink will provide free rides on its regional rail system on Monday, April 22. Earth Day is...

News / April 17, 2019 Is Social Media a Public Health Risk?

Are we suffering from ‘TMINO’ (too much info news overload)? By Terry Miller Five things are certain in life: birth, death, change, social media and of course email. Each day, I’m knackered beyond understanding after examining hundreds of news websites, Facebook alerts and good old fashioned emails – it’s only 9:30 in the morning. I’ve...

News / April 17, 2019 Planned Parenthood Pasadena and SGV to Offer Health Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Communities

A 2015 survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality revealed that when it comes to accessing comprehensive health care, transgender and non-conforming communities face significant barriers and discrimination. Respondents were living with HIV at a rate five times higher than the general U.S. population, for example, and 23% of respondents did not see a...

News / April 15, 2019 Pasadena PD’s Second Distracted Driving Enforcement Day Nets 116 Citations

Third day scheduled for April 19 April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Pasadena Police Department has joined law enforcement agencies statewide stopping drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. Throughout the month of April, the Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their phones....

News / April 11, 2019 Pasadena’s Health Officer Will Assume Role of Director of Public Health

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has appointed Dr. Ying-Ying Goh to lead the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD). Dr. Goh is a board-certified pediatrician and has been serving as the city’s health officer since 2015. In this new role, Dr. Goh will continue to serve as the city’s health officer. Prior to her appointment as...

News / April 11, 2019 Social Media Has Found a New Demographic – Senior Citizens

By Terry Miller We’ve all seen millennials glued to their smart phones as they’re driving, crossing the street or even on a date. Yes, the smartphone has indeed changed young peoples’ lives. However, the young have now been outnumbered by their parents and grandparents, especially when it comes to Facebook use. According to the well-respected...

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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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The New Police Departments Radio System Becomes Compatible With Inter-Agency Communications Interoperatblity System

Media No Longer Be Able to Monitor Pasadena PD The Pasadena Police Department has implemented the UHF Digital Trunked APCO Project 25 Standard Radio System. By spring 2012 the $7-million project will completely replace the city’s entire antiquated municipal radio communications system. This will streamline radio communications among city departments and other local governments, reaching…

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ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE SIDELINES PORTANTINO’S WHISTLEBLOWER BILL (AB 1378)

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s bill to provide legislative staffers with the same protections from retaliation as other state employees, has been sidelined in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. “I am disappointed that the Assembly Appropriations Committee chose to kill Whistleblower Protection in the State Capitol,” said Assemblymember Portantino.  “Every other state agency has protections in place for…

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