News / July 18, 2019 Summertime: Shake and Bake

Recent earthquakes shake, rattle and roll residents with talk of ‘The Big One’ By Terry Miller There is little scientific evidence that the summer heat we’re experiencing and earthquakes are somehow related, however the so called Shake-and-Bake theory is very much alive, especially on the internet. There is even an “earthquake cake” resourceful bakers have...

News / July 18, 2019 Pasadena Residents Demand Changes to Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

By Alex Cordero  The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) is currently under review by city officials and community residents are urging Pasadena council members to vote on having the IHO amended with new policies to help the high demand for affordable housing. The Inclusionary Zoning Working Group (IZ) of the Greater Pasadena Affordable Housing Group (GPAHG)...

News / July 17, 2019 Pasadena Adopts Payment Policy for Certain Tax-Exempt Institutions, Holds Off Final Approval

By Evan V. Symon At their latest meeting held on July 15, the Pasadena City Council passed a policy requiring certain non-profits to adopt a “payment in lieu of taxes.” The policy states that non-profit organizations that have development agreements with Pasadena will pay an annual Public Benefit Payment. The only institution to be affected...

Crime / July 16, 2019 Duarte Gang Member Sentenced to Life for Pasadena Murders

One of the four Duarte gang members convicted of murder last December in connection with three homicides in Pasadena between 2016 and 2017 was sentenced July 8 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Read More: 8 Suspected Gang Members Arrested by Pasadena Detectives for Attempted and Multiple Murders Ricardo Santiago from the...

Crime / July 16, 2019 Suspicious Death Victim Identified by Pasadena PD

On Sunday, at about 2:55 p.m., Pasadena Police Department personnel responded to 50 Alessandro Place on a report of a woman down, possibly deceased in the southwest parking lot of the location. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased woman. Fire department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The woman has been...

Crime / July 15, 2019 Pasadena Police Detectives Arrest Elder Financial Abuse Crew

Pasadena Police Detectives arrested a crew of elder financial abuse suspects charged with stealing over $24,000 from the 73-year-old victim over a three and a half month period. The suspects are also suspected of attempting to steal an additional $54,000 from the same man, who is a cancer patient and suffers from mental illness and...

News / July 15, 2019 City of Pasadena Announces Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance

The Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO), which was adopted in 2004 and amended in 2017, requires landlords to provide relocation benefits to tenants who are displaced under specific circumstances. The recently modified TPO now covers situations in which a change in property ownership has occurred within 18 months prior to the tenant being issued a notice...

News / July 11, 2019 Immigration in America

Give us your tired… By Terry Miller In the over-the-top $1.7m Trump celebration of freedom in Washington last week, the very thing we cherish most is that which citizens of oppressed nations so desperately seek. It wasn’t so long ago when the poem on the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus’s 1883 sonnet “The New Colossus”...

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City to host community meetings ON EFFECTS OF WINDSTORM and status of recovery efforts

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….

Occupy the Rose Parade Saw Approximately 4000 Protesters
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Occupy the Rose Parade Saw Approximately 4000 Protesters

By Terry Miller 10 Arrests in Pasadena Preceded Parade. While the pre parade could be described as a family gathering along the parade route, it was mostly peaceful and quite with the exception of the a few arrests made between January 1 at 5:00 p.m. and January 2 at 5:00 a.m. There were a total…

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Homeland Security Nets 2500 Pounds of Pot on Panga Boat off Ventura Coast

10 arrested following interdiction of drug smuggling boat in Ventura County Vessel carried more than a ton of marijuana VENTURA, Calif. – Ten people are in custody following the predawn interdiction Wednesday of a Mexican “panga” boat loaded with more than a ton of marijuana along the Ventura County coast. California National Guardsmen, working in…

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