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Give “Three Feet Safety Clearance” for Bicyclists Or Face Citation

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, California Vehicle Code 21760 requiring three feet clearance from bicyclist goes into effect. The legislation, enacted as the “Three Feet for Safety Act”, is intended to increase safety for bicyclists “who have suffered increased injuries or death as a result of a motor vehicle accident.” Here are some tips from the CHP for motorists and bicyclists: o Anticipate people bicycling on…

Pasadena Home Worth Millions Seized in Drug Money-Laundering Investigation

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) posted seizure notices late Friday afternoon on three Los Angeles-area homes, including…

Mayor Bill Bogaard Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard today announced his decision not to seek re-election after serving nearly 16 years as the City’s first, and (until now) only directly elected mayor in the City’s history. Bogaard is sending a two-page letter to many of his long-time friends and supporters in which…

Rose Parade’s Seaworld Float Protestor Plans Unusual Court Defense

Amanda Slyter—who along with 15 other protesters was arrested for "interfering with a special event" on January 1 when she blocked the SeaWorld float at…

Pasadena Police Warn Of Phone Solicitors Impersonating Law Enforcement

Pasadena Police are warning that phone solicitors impersonating law enforcement have been placing calls to local residents, accusing theme of failure to show for jury duty and owing money. In the past several days the Pasadena Police Department has received numerous calls from citizens reporting to have received phone calls from…

Police Stop Planned Shooting At South Pasadena High School

South Pasadena Police Detectives said Monday night they stopped a potential mass shooting at South Pasadena High School after receiving information from school officials. Detectives…

Pasadena City Council Declares Level 1 Water Shortage

The Pasadena City Council at its July 28 meeting declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan, with mandatory water waste restrictions effective immediately. The Level 1 plan limits watering to three days per week in summer, one…

Art Center Buys Building at Gateway to Pasadena

Art Center College of Design continues to expand its educational reach and resources with the acquisition of 1111 South Arroyo Parkway and plans to build…

Armenian-American Community Gathers to Celebrate 125 Years in Pasadena

Hundreds of members of Pasadena’s Armenian community celebrated the 125th year of the Armenian settlement in the City of Roses Sunday through live music, multicultural dances, arts and crafts, raffles and other family-friendly activities at Victory Park. The event paid tribute to the Pashgian brothers who are considered by many…

City Plans Driver Feedback Signs to Help Brake Rise in Traffic Deaths

A car whizzes by one of 18 existing driver feedback signs in Pasadena, clearly travelling 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.   In response to a jump in Pasadena traffic fatalities more than doubling in 2013 from the prior year and with speed playing a major role in accidents, the city plans to install 10 electronic driver speed feedback warning signs in high speeding areas to influence drivers to slow down. “We’re very concerned,” said Pasadena Police Dept. Traffic Section’s Lt. Pete Hettema. “For a city with the population of this size, our pedestrian injuries and fatalities,…

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