News / May 21, 2019 Campaign for Pasadena Rent Control and Eviction Protections Underway

Pasadena Tenant Justice Coalition (PTJC) is launching its campaign for rent control and eviction protections in Pasadena. PTJC’s campaign will focus on making sure rents cannot increase more than inflation, and landlords can’t evict tenants without cause. PTJC will start collecting signatures for a petition in the fall of 2019 to go on the ballot...

News / May 20, 2019 City of Pasadena Going Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness

The public is invited to participate in Wear Orange Day on Thursday, June 6 and National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend, Friday, June 7-9, 2019. In observance, the City of Pasadena will host the activities detailed below. Monday, May 20 Council to Proclaim National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend in Pasadena, June 7-9 At the May 20...

Crime / May 20, 2019 Pasadena Police Kill Suspect Pointing Firearm at Officers

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Investigators are assisting the Pasadena Police Department in investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting which occurred on Friday, May 17, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 1500 Block of Glen Avenue, Pasadena. Investigators have learned that Pasadena Officers responded to the location regarding a man with...

News / May 16, 2019 How Local Cities Deal With Profane Gadflies?

By Terry Miller More than a few eyebrows were raised about two controversial speakers at a recent Pasadena council meeting. Additionally, the First Amendment rights of those who spoke, regardless of the content or character of their diatribes was called into question. Read More: Pasadena Prepares Potential Action Against Profane Public Commenters Last week’s controversial public...

News / May 16, 2019 School Shootings Surge Stirs SRO Concerns

15 violent school shootings have been recorded this year By Terry Miller Last week in Denver, a few miles away from Columbine High, yet another mass shooting took place at a STEM school. One student died trying to save his fellow students and eight others seriously injured. The police responded very quickly to the numerous...

News / May 15, 2019 Pasadena to Raise Water Rates After PWP Reports Looming Deficits

By John Orona Pasadena residents will pay more on their water bills starting this summer after the City Council voted Monday to adopt a staff recommendation to adjust water rates in an attempt to save the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department from facing a structural deficit next year. According to a city report, PWP...

News / May 15, 2019 Pasadena-Burbank-Valley Area Independent Contractors and Small Business Owners Share Impacts of Dynamex Court Decision

Ask legislators to support legislative fix to the decision Pasadena and Valley area independent contractors and business owners gathered at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning urging state legislators to support additional changes to Assembly Bill 5 to encompass a more “holistic” solution to address today’s workforce. According to a press release issued by...

News / May 13, 2019 Traffic Advisory and Road Closures for Major Events in Pasadena

The City of Pasadena reminds the public about the following road closures and other event information for the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, May 18. The final stage of the Amgen Tour will depart Santa Clarita around 9 a.m. and riders are expected to enter Pasadena city limits by noon.  10,000 spectators are expected...

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Community Meetings Slated Regarding Recent Windstorm
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Community Meetings Slated Regarding Recent Windstorm

Residents and others are invited to share their positive experiences during and after the recent hurricane-force windstorm, whether it was their own neighbor-to-neighbor encounters or with the city of Pasadena, and the efforts that could have been improved. Three community meetings have been scheduled. Spanish interpretation will be provided at each meeting. • Saturday, Jan….

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Police Blotters 1/12/12

Arcadia PD Sunday, January 1: At about 2:10 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a broken headlight and lane swerving on Santa Anita Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. Upon contact with the driver, the officer detected an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. An investigation revealed the 20-year-old Hispanic male…

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So Cal Gas Launches Annual Winter Campaign to Assist Low-Income Families

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) launched its annual winter assistance campaign, the Gas Assistance Fund, which provides a one-time grant in the amount of the bill, up to $100, for low-income families. The program is funded by the generous contributions from customers, employees, and shareholders. “The Gas Assistance Fund helps our customers in need with…

Documentary Screening about Female Reproductive Health in Afghanistan Featuring an Award-Winning Short Film “Where are the Men?” Feb 1.
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Documentary Screening about Female Reproductive Health in Afghanistan Featuring an Award-Winning Short Film “Where are the Men?” Feb 1.

The Woman’s Club of Arcadia will be hosting a luncheon to support global women’s health and development, in particular in Afghanistan – a country with world’s second highest maternal mortality rate. This event will feature a unique and informative presentation by Taraneh Salke, the Executive Director of Family Health Alliance. She will share her field…

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Pasadena’s 2012 State of the City Event is Jan. 26

-Bill Bogaard at a recent State of the City event – Photo by Terry Miller “Spotlight on Performance” is the theme of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard’s 2012 State of the City event scheduled Thursday, Jan. 26, at A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Doors to the theater will open at 6:30 p.m. and the…

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Heritage Schools Can Now Register with State

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that the 2012 Heritage School Registration System is open. Heritage schools-which give students a chance to focus on the language, culture, and traditions of a foreign country-must register online annually with the California Department of Education (CDE) by the end of January. “Heritage schools continue to…

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