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Tuesday’s Run-off Election Pairs Off Familiar Faces

(From left to right) Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson faces off against Councilmember Terry Tornek in the Mayor's race, while former Fore Chief Calvin Wells competes with School Board member Tyron Hampton for the District 1 Council seat. The municipal run-off election on April 21 for Pasadena’s Mayor and District 1 Councilmember pits two opposing pairs of candidates who are well known to Pasadena voters. In…

Large Crowd Gathers for Unveiling of Poignant Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial

A poignant, long-awaited memorial to the estimated 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide was dedicated and unveiled before a crowd of as many as…

PWP Will Ask City to Increase Water Restrictions, Predicts City Can’t Meet New Lower Allocation

Pasadena Water and Power plans to ask a city committee to consider tightening Pasadena’s water supply shortage rules from a Level 1 to a Level 2 plan in the face of an impending 15% water supply reduction imposed by the Metropolitan Water District. PWP’s General Manager Phyllis E. Currie said…

Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala at Dodgers Stadium Honors Rachel Robinson, Widow of Baseball Great Jackie Robinson

Left: Sandy Koufax towers over Rachel Robinson at pre-gala event on Wednesday; at right, Dodger legend Steve Garvey with wife Candace arriving Blue Diamond Gala…

Pasadena City Council Votes to Oppose 710 Tunnel

An historic vote in the decades-long battle against the 710 Freeway extension took place Monday night when the Pasadena City Council voted 5-3 to officially oppose a tunnel option. All Pasadena Council members expressed opposition to the tunnel alternative but disagreed on procedural matters during a lengthy meeting at the…

Local Family, Church, Anti-Gang Experts Mark Six Month Anniversary of Altadena Man’s Murder

Christopher Walker The day before Halloween in 2014, Altadena-bred Christopher Walker, 26, was shot as he sat on the patio at Fair Oaks Burgers on…

Pasadena Now to Launch New Altadena Website That Will Include AltadenaPoint Archives

Pasadena’s news website, Pasadena Now, said that it will launch a new online publication devoted to Altadena coverage in mid-April. Pasadena Now publisher James Macpherson said that the new website, Altadena Now (www.Altadena-Now.com, with a hyphen), will help carry on the job started by Timothy Rutt, publisher of AltadenaPoint and…

Governor Issues First-Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions As PWP’s Outdoor Watering Rules Go Into Effect

Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for the first time in California history on Wednesday, as here in Pasadena special summer limited watering rules…

JPL Successfully Tests Its Flying Saucer in “Spin” Experiment

Like a gigantic pottery wheel, Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Martian saucer landing craft spun round and round Tuesday as fast as 30 times a minute in one its final tests before it is shipped off to Kauai, Hawaii, in June. During the “spin table test,” the 15-foot-wide, 7,000-pound Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test…

Police Tell City Council the Department Faces Imminent Crisis

Pasadena police officers demonstrated at City Hall then appealed directly to the City Council Monday night, saying the department is underpaid, understaffed, suffers eroding morale and faces an “imminent” crisis as experienced personnel leave for better-paying jobs in other cities. About 150 officers, sergeants, lieutenants and their families paraded silently in a demonstration line back and forth in front of City Hall carrying signs that read “Save Our Police Department.” Police Chief Sanchez and other command staff officers were not present. “We are asking the city’s help because we are not competitive,”said Sergeant Bobby Crees, who spoke on behalf of  the…

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