News / August 7, 2020 Assemblymember Holden’s ‘George Floyd’ Legislation Passes First Policy Committee

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 1022, passed in the Senate Public Safety Committee Friday with a 5-1 vote. The bill establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. “Americans across the nation demand more accountability in our criminal justice system,” said California Attorney...

News / August 7, 2020 L.A. County Supervisors Seek to Keep Courthouses Clear of COVID-19

Seeking to keep Los Angeles County courthouses clear of COVID-19, the Board of Supervisors called for stronger health and safety measures to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. “Enhancing our existing health and safety measures is critical — not only to slow the spread of COVID-19, but also to protect the constitutional and...

News / August 6, 2020 L.A. County to Support Litigation Efforts to Protect DACA Dreamers

In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recently released memorandum announcing that initial requests for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will be rejected, the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to join in litigation, or to file an amicus brief supporting California’s lawsuit, challenging the federal...

News / August 6, 2020 Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Introduces Urgency Motion in Response to Shortened Census Deadline

In response to Monday’s unanticipated announcement that the 2020 United States Census (Census) data collection deadline will now be shortened by more than a month, to Sept. 30, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced an urgency motion at the Board of Supervisors meeting for immediate action to be taken to elevate the concerns of L.A. County to ensure a...

News / August 6, 2020 Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provide Utility Assistance to Families

More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to administer SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) and SoCalGas’s Gas Assistance Fund...

Education, News / August 6, 2020 Pasadena Public Health Will Not Consider School Re-Opening Waivers

Keeping in step with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s announcement that it will not be considering waivers to re-open schools, the City of Pasadena Department of Public Health will also adhere to guidance from the California Department of Public Health, which recommends that counties with case rates of COVID-19 at or above...

News / August 5, 2020 Pasadena Transit to Increase Service Changes

Pasadena Transit will implement additional service changes to facilitate social distancing on buses beginning Saturday. With growing ridership on select routes, these service changes are important to maintaining the health and safety of our community. Service changes will include increased service on the highest demand lines, Routes 20 and 31/32; reduced frequency on Routes 40...

Crime / August 5, 2020 Pasadena Man Indicted in Cyberstalking Case Alleging Threats to Injure, Rape and Kill Victims

A federal grand jury Tuesday afternoon returned a 26-count indictment that charges a Pasadena man with making a series of detailed threats to harm, rape and kill 10 victims he met in various social and business settings. Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, was charged with seven counts of...

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Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown –

Pasadena Man Appointed Deputy Director of California Toxic Substance Control by Governor Brown – Brian Johnson, 56, of Pasadena, has been appointed deputy director for enforcement at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Johnson has been the principal partner for ICF Consulting since 2007. He served as the manager for the environmental division for…

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Two Arrested after Police Shut Down Pot Operation

Police shut down a state-of-the art hydroponic Marijuana operation The Pasadena Police Department’s narcotic’s team ended a two month investigation by serving a series of search warrants in the cities of Baldwin Park, North Hollywood and Pasadena. The culmination of the investigation led to the seizure of over 125 cultivated Marijuana plants, packaged Marijuana for…

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Mayor Bogaard Reflects on Death of Jim Plotkin

STATEMENT BY PASADENA MAYOR BILL BOGAARD ON THE PASSING OF JIM PLOTKIN “Claire and I are mourning the death of Jim Plotkin, who lived a long life of courage and commitment that, in many positive ways, shaped Pasadena as it exists today. History will recognize him as a powerful force in creating Old Pasadena, and…

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Portantino Named Top Democrat by Capitol Insiders

Portantino and Pro Tem Steinberg Named Top Two Democrats by Capitol Insiders Schools may have done away with winners and losers, but not the folks at Sacramento’s “Around the Capitol”. Today, they released the results of their reader poll and named Assemblymember Anthony Portantino – Assembly Legislator of the Year. Darrell Steinberg, the Speaker Pro…

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Anthony Portantino’s ‘Open Carry’ Gun Bill Signed Into Law

Anthony Portantino’s ‘Open Carry’ Gun Bill Signed Into Law AB 144 Bans Open Display Of Unloaded Handguns in CA Governor Brown today signed Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s landmark legislation banning the “open carry” of firearms in California – a bill supported by the California Police Chiefs and rank-and-file officers. The measure, AB 144, will outlaw the…

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SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS OPERATIONS

SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS OPERATIONS Quinn, Hammerle Elevated In Management Reorganization Several management and operations responsibilities at Santa Anita Park are being reorganized as part of an ongoing restructuring of management of the facility to gain operational efficiencies and to help position the landmark horse racing facility for future growth, track officials announced today. The…

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