News / March 18, 2019 Four Arrested for DUI During St. Patrick’s Day Saturation Patrol

On Sunday, March 17, 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. This was the third in a series of four planned DUI enforcement operations being conducted by the Pasadena Police Department during the month of March, and...

News / March 16, 2019 Pasadena PD Work to Keep Roadways Safe This St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions across the country, often culminating in parties where drinking is involved. Sadly, this leads to tragedies on our roadways because of drivers who choose to leave parties impaired. This St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section will have extra officers on patrol from 6...

News / March 14, 2019 Beacon Media’s Light Shines Bright in Dazzling Digital Direction

Digital focus creates unparalleled prospects for growth By Terry Miller Starting next week, March 21, you’ll see some noteworthy and exciting changes with Beacon Media print products. We remain stalwartly focused on covering Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre, and with our websites you’ll be able to access that information immediately, whenever and wherever you...

News / March 13, 2019 Measure J Funding Adds Accountability Through MOU

The Pasadena City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) guaranteeing at least $5 million in Measure J funding to the district next fiscal year, while continuing to leave charter schools out of the agreement despite pressure from charter school parents. The memo identifies maintaining adequate levels of reserve...

News / March 13, 2019 Pasadena Man Arrested in Scheme in Which Chinese Money Allegedly Funded Marijuana Grow Houses

Three men were arrested this morning on federal charges alleging they took part in a scheme that used millions of dollars wired from China to purchase seven residential homes in San Bernardino County that were converted into illegal marijuana grow houses. The three defendants arrested today pursuant to a federal criminal complaint are: Lin Li,...

News / March 11, 2019 Three Arrested by Pasadena PD During DUI Saturation Patrol

On Friday night, March 8, the Pasadena Police Department conducted another citywide DUI saturation patrol program where specially trained officers were on the lookout for alcohol or drug impaired drivers. A number of 121 vehicle enforcement stops were made throughout the operation, which ran from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8 to 2 a.m. on...

News / March 7, 2019 Tournament of Roses President Recognized as Woman of the Year

As part of an annual celebration of Women’s History Month in the State Capitol, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized Tournament of Roses President and South Pasadena resident Laura Farber as the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. “I am thrilled to announce Laura Farber as Woman of the Year for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Holden....

News / March 7, 2019 Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System Available

By Terry Miller After last week’s 9 block Pasadena police containment area searching for a murder suspect, citizens were anxious with the heavy police presence and helicopters circling attempting to tack down the suspect who critically stabbed an apartment manager on Euclid Street. Many had to shelter in place including a local school that was...

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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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