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Bertral “Bert” Washington Announced as New Pasadena Fire Chief

Bertral “Bert” Washington is the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department. Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014.   City Manager Michael J. Beck today announced the appointment of Bertral “Bert” Washington as the new Chief for the Pasadena Fire Department.  Chief Washington is expected to assume his new duties effective Dec. 15, 2014. Chief Washington comes from…

Pasadena Bests Nations Around the Globe to Win COSPAR Science Conference

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard greets Caltech Professor Dr. Thomas A. Prince at the November 18 press conference announcing that the major scientific conference COSPAR will…

Run a Red Light, Get a Ticket

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement at high collision intersections throughout the City of Pasadena on Friday, November 21, 2014. The hours of operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The types of violations seen at intersections — running red lights and signs, illegal turns,…

Both Drivers Expected to Survive Horrific South Pasadena Head On Crash

Officials from the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department responded to a head-on collision at Arroyo Drive and Pasadena Avenue involving two vehicles Thursday night.…

11 Burglaries in 5 Days Recorded in South Pasadena

Eleven residential burglaries had been recorded in South Pasadena in the span of six days from October 28 to November 2, police said. Four burglaries occurred just a day apart in the north area of the city, between the 300 block of Oaklawn and the 200 block of Grace, South…

Judge Rejoins Board of Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Project

The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee announced today that Retired Federal Court Judge Dikran Tevrizian has rejoined the Board of Directors of the local non-profit.…

Man Who Sent Nude Pictures to Students Arrested

The man who allegedly sent nude pictures of John Muir science teacher Richard Rosa to hundreds of local students was arrested in Oregon last week and extradited to Pasadena on Wednesday, police say. On July 10, 2014, Pasadena Police Officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstances call involving obscene pictures…

Man Assaulted in Old Pasadena On Life Support

Pasadena police report that early Saturday morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. officers responded to the 100 block of South Raymond Avenue regarding a person down…

Pasadena Symphony Names Lora Unger New CEO

The Pasadena Symphony Association (PSA), which operates the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, has named Lora Unger its new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1. Unger, who has been the organization’s General Manager and most recently Chief Operating Officer since 2009, succeeds Paul Jan Zdunek, who has accepted the position of…

City Council Gives Nod to $1 Business License For High Tech Startups

New high tech and other small startup businesses coming to Pasadena may qualify for a reduced business license fee of only $1 for the first year under plans given initial approval on Monday by the Pasadena City Council. The Council approved the idea of friendly business license fees for startups and voted to have staff bring back formal change to the City’s schedule of fees and taxes. The change is expected to take effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Under the plans approved by the Council, the cost of a business license for qualified businesses would be $1 for the first…

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