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Mayoral Candidates React to Wave of Pasadena Shootings

[Correction — An ealier version of this story contained a typographical error in the spelling of candidate Jason Hardin's name. That has been corrected.] Pasadena’s mayoral candidates have weighed in on the wave of recent Pasadena shootings which in the past twelve days have wounded three and killed one – and which at one point last Thursday night threatened to disrupt a mayoral debate in…

Democracy Marches On As Police Lockdown Nearby Neighborhood

First AME Church Pasadena A forum with candidates in the Pasadena mayoral race went ahead Thursday night, just blocks from where police had established a…

Gunman Eludes Police Blocks from Mayoral Forum

A gunshot fired in La Pintoresca Park at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday brought a large police presence to a Northwest Pasadena neighborhood as mayoral candidates and citizens had gathered for a forum at First AME Pasadena Church only a few blocks away. A mile and a half to the south,…

Villa Parke Victim Identified in Pasadena’s First Homicide of 2015

[Updated] An Hispanic man in his fifties was found dead from a gunshot wound in Villa Parke shortly after police were called to the area…

Postal Service Approves Relocation of Jackie Robinson Station

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced today that it has approved the relocation of Jackie Robinson Station, located at 1100 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, to 1355 N. Mentor Avenue. The station will continue to honor baseball legend Jackie Robinson for his achievements on and off the field by carrying his…

Suspect Arrested Following 7-Hour Stand-off with Police

Pasadena police SWAT team deploys during operation on January 26, 2015 involving an armed barricaded suspect. Photo: Chief Phillip Sanchez via Twitter Following a 7-hour…

Standing Room Only As Residents, Officials Discuss Wednesday’s Shooting Attack

Over 150 Pasadena residents concerned about the Washington Park shooting this week attended an “emergency” meeting conducted by District 5 Councilmember Victor Gordo in conjunction with the the Washington Square Landmark District at Lake Avenue Church Thursday night. Gordo was joined by Councilmember Margaret McAustin, City Manager Michael Beck, Chief…

Police Identify Victims, Describe Suspect In Wednesday Park Shooting

Pasadena police have identified the two victims found shot in Washington Park about 6 p.m. Wednesday night. The two have been identified as Walter Reed, 26,…

New Details Emerge About Victims in Last Night’s Park Shooting

The two men found shot in Washington Park about 6 p.m. Wednesday night have been described by Pasadena police Lt. John Luna as black men, one a 26-year-old homeless man and the other a 30-year-old La Crescenta resident. Each received “very significant injuries,” Luna said, but remain alive Thursday morning.…

Pasadena Gets an “A” For Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use

Pasadena earned an “A’’ and South Pasadena slipped to a “B,” according to a report that grades California cities on their efforts to reduce tobacco use in their communities. The American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2015” report noted that some Los Angeles County cities lead the state with strong anti-smoking policies, but the mixed bag of letter grades assigned to other area cities highlighted a need for elected officials to improve efforts to “protect residents from tobacco-related death and disease.” The grades are compiled based on three overall criteria — smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free housing and reducing sales of…

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