News / January 22, 2021 A.G. Becerra Launches Civil Rights Investigation of L.A. County Sheriff’s Department

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that he is launching a civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), the largest sheriff’s department in the United States. The investigation will seek to determine whether LASD has engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing. “The California Department of Justice (DOJ)...

News / January 22, 2021 Survivors of Bobcat Fire Have Until Feb. 1 to Join California’s No-Cost Wildfire Cleanup Program

As property owners begin the process of recovering after the Bobcat and Lake wildfires, there are programs and resources available to help get them back on track. One of those is the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program led by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency, CalRecycle and local governments. This is an opt-in program. Survivors can participate by filling out a Right-of-Entry...

News / January 22, 2021 FBI Recovers 33 Exploited Children in Human Trafficking Operation ‘Operation Lost Angels’

On behalf of more than two dozen partner agencies, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, Kristi K. Johnson, announced the results of ”Operation Lost Angels,” an initiative which began on January 11 and recently culminated in the recovery of 33 children.   During January – Human Trafficking Awareness Month –...

News / January 22, 2021 COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Have Declined This Week in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths and 8,512 new cases COVID-19 Thursday. There are currently 7,263 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 23% in the ICU. Last week, the seven-day average of new cases was 15,182. This week, the seven-day average of cases is 10,560, a decrease of 30%. Hospitalizations...

Featured, News / January 22, 2021 Rose Parade theme for 2022 – Dream. Believe. Achieve

        Rose Parade theme for 2022 – Dream. Believe, Achieve     Thursday, Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association President Dr. Robert B. Miller addressed the volunteer members to highlight the Association’s accomplishments of the past year and present his goals for the year ahead.   In January, the Tournament of Roses traditionally...

Crime / January 22, 2021 Former Pasadena Therapist Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Patients

A former marriage and family therapist in Pasadena was sentenced to four years in state prison Thursday for sexually abusing seven patients, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.  Edgar Gustavo Villamarin, 66, of Pasadena pleaded no contest in September to seven counts of sexual battery by fraud.  Deputy District Attorney Lisa Daruty said...

News / January 21, 2021 Applications for Community Police Oversight Commission Now Online

In October 2020, the City Council established a Civilian Police Oversight Commission (CPOC) by ordinance. The purpose of the commission is to enhance, develop, and strengthen community-police relations, and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the Police Department to the chief of police, city manager, and/or City Council.   The city is now accepting...

Crime / January 21, 2021 Two Men Arrested, Charged in Pasadena Christmas Day Shooting

On Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 at approximately 2:16 p.m., officers from the Pasadena Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Wheeler Alley regarding the report of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a shooting victim at the nearby Pasadena Fire Station located at Fair Oaks Avenue and Hammond Street. Paramedics transported the...

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Police Blotters 6/21/12

Arcadia PD Sunday, June 10: At approximately 12:20 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a white GMC Suburban for expired registration, on Floral Avenue at First Avenue. An investigation revealed the driver had a suspended license, and was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The 42-year-old Black female was arrested…

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PASADENA MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL URGE POSTMASTER GENERAL TO RECONSIDER CLOSURE OF MACK ROBINSON MAIL FACILITY

PASADENA MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL URGE POSTMASTER GENERAL TO RECONSIDER CLOSURE OF MACK ROBINSON MAIL FACILITY PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard this week issued a letter to the U.S. Postmaster General in Washington, D.C., urging the U.S Postal Service to reconsider its planned closure of the Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center. Mayor Bogaard’s two-page…

Investors Sought for Rose Bowl Construction Shortfall of $35 Million
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Investors Sought for Rose Bowl Construction Shortfall of $35 Million

-Photo by Terry Miller Investors Sought for Rose Bowl Construction Shortfall of $35 Million By Terry Miller It was suggested in other media outlets that Chinese investors seeking to immigrate to the United States could possibly help bail out the Rose Bowl’s construction’s staggering $35 million overrun and get a Green Card as a thank…

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Pasadena Celebrates 126th Birthday Saturday

June 23 Free Community Celebration Features Synchronized Cake Cutting Ceremony; Seven Decorated Cakes -Last year’s elaborate cake which depicted City Hall and other landmarks in the city will be outdone this year with an cakes, to make a total of 19 – Photo by Terry Miller Seven cakes, all sliced simultaneously in a “Synchronized Cake…

Pasadena Fire to Apply Fire Retardent Around Rose Bowl June 27
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Pasadena Fire to Apply Fire Retardent Around Rose Bowl June 27

-Photo by Terry Miller The Pasadena Fire Department will be spraying Phos-Chek, a wild land fire retardant to brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, June 27. The Phos-Chek retardant helps keep trees and grassland from burning. The main ingredients are phosphates and fertilizers which help revegetate burn areas after a fire is out….

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Man Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries Following Shooting

On June 16, 2012 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Pasadena Police Department received 911 calls of shots fired and a person injured in the 800 block of Summit Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival, they discovered an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Pasadena Fire Department quickly responded and transported the victim to a local area…

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Governor Brown Directs State Agencies to Revise Flammability Standards

In an effort to protect public safety by reducing the use of toxic flame retardants, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today directed state agencies to revise flammability standards for upholstered furniture sold in the state. Governor Brown has asked the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation to review the state’s…

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