News / October 26, 2020 Pasadena Moves Forward with Proposed Senior Affordable Housing at Civic Center

In a unanimous vote last Monday, the Pasadena City Council gave the approval to begin negotiations for the development of a senior affordable housing community on a city-owned parcel of land across from City Hall. The proposed development will provide 112 apartment homes for low-income seniors with an average affordability of 50% of the area median...

Business, News / October 23, 2020 L.A. County Eases Some Restrictions on Schools, Breweries, and Other Sectors

Although the county remains in the state’s purple tier with the most restrictive guidelines, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) in consultation with the Board of Supervisors, is revising the Health Officer Order to allow for the reopenings of additional personal care services (like tattoo shops and massage businesses) indoors with...

News / October 23, 2020 L.A. County Residents Affected by Bobcat Fire Eligible for FEMA Financial Support

Register with FEMA  for federal resources to help your recovery efforts Los Angeles County residents who lost their home or sustained other losses due to the recent Bobcat Wildfire may now apply to receive federal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) gives eligible wildfire survivors financial awards to help them pay for needs such...

News / October 23, 2020 L.A. County Officials Warn Against Property Tax Scam

Scammers going to taxpayer homes to collect property tax payments Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang are alerting the public to an alleged property tax scam perpetrated under the guise of COVID-19 building closures. It’s being reported that unknown people are attempting to fraudulently collect in-person property...

News / October 22, 2020 L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Faces Increasing Pressure to Resign

By Terry Miller It has not been a very good few years for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Scandals have riddled the department including the incarceration of several high-ranking members of the LASD. Former Sheriff Lee Baca — who was criticized for proposing a half-percent sales tax increase in 2004 to hire more...

News / October 21, 2020 City of Pasadena Removes Memorial for Anthony McClain

By Terry Miller With increased tension among neighbors, police and Black Lives Matter supporters, a makeshift memorial for Anthony McClain was removed Tuesday by Pasadena Public Works. McClain was shot and killed by Pasadena police on Aug. 15 after a routine traffic stop. The controversial move is on the heels of increased activity in the...

Crime / October 20, 2020 Two People Shot in Pasadena Monday Night Near Memorial for Anthony McClain

By Terry Miller Pasadena police received a report of multiple shots fired in the immediate area of a local park. Officers responded and located approximately 30 shell casings on Raymond Avenue but found no victims at La Pintoresca Park near the makeshift memorial for Anthony McClain who was shot and killed by Pasadena police in that...

Business, News / October 20, 2020 Final Round of L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program Begins Oct. 26

Last chance for small businesses to apply for $5,000-$25,000 grants The sixth and final round of the $100 million L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund grant program commences Monday, Oct. 26, marking the last week that eligible Los Angeles County microentrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits can apply for a $5,000-$25,000 grant. Since grant program opened in July, fund...

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Portantino Named Top Democrat by Capitol Insiders

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

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SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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Portantino Keeps the Pressure on Perez for Transparency

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House Fire Leads to Homicide Arrest –

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation

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