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El Centro de Acción Social, Longtime Community Nonprofit, Abruptly Closes Down

El Centro's headquarters for years has been the bright yellow building at the south end of Memorial Park. El Centro de Acción Social, reportedly the oldest non-profit organization serving the Latino community in Pasadena, abruptly closed its doors and shut down all its long-running community programs today. The abrupt closure was announced in a short letter from its Board President Mariana Robles. “Although El Centro survived…

Past City Council Candidate Sues City To Stop Elections, Reopen Nominations

Pasadena Attorney Philip Koebel told the Pasadena City Council tonight during public comments he has asked a federal judge to stay the upcoming City Council…

Woman Shot Tuesday on North Los Robles Avenue, Shooter Flees

[Updated 10:04 p.m.]  Pasadena police responding to a call of shots fired found a woman suffering a gunshot wound tonight at 6:24 p.m. in the 400 block of North Los Robles Avenue. Lt. John Luna said the victim is a 46-year-old black woman who is a Pasadena resident. She was…

Marvin Schachter, Six Decades the Advocate of Social Causes, Dies at 90

Marvin Schachter, civil rights advocate, passed away at 91 in a local hospital on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, sources said.   Marvin Schachter, a leading advocate…

Bail Reduced for Former Pasadena City Employee Who Allegedly Stole Over $6 Million

Danny Wooten Bail was reduced from $1.75 million to $650,000 Friday for former Pasadena city employee Danny Ray Wooten, 51, of Montclair who with two others has been charged in an alleged embezzlement scheme that stretched over a decade and which may have siphoned off as much as $6.4 million…

Pasadena Health Officials Update Measles Status: 4 Confirmed Cases

Face of boy with measles; third day of rash. Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Updated]  Pasadena city officials announced today there are four…

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps The Week’s Critical Incidents

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez From February 1 – 7, the Pasadena Police Department’s Violence Reduction Task Force engaged in preventive patrols; covert surveillances and in-home visits in problematic area within Districts 1, 3 & 5 to reduce ganga activity and mitigate violence. During this period, the Task…

After Years of Debate, Pasadena Roving Archers Score a Bullseye

[Editor's Note: This article originally stated that the Council had authorized exclusive use of the archery range by the Pasadena Roving Archers. That is not…

Community Consensus Emerges as City Council Takes Up January’s Explosion of Violence

  An hours-long public hearing Monday night into January’s eruption of shootings in Northwest Pasadena heard police, residents and Councilmembers strike similar themes of enforcement and introspection into the causes of crime as the community comes to grips with violence which many speakers said now has them living in fear.…

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 containment in place perimeter and were searching with a helicopter and  dogs for a gunman who fired a shot in La Pintoresca Park earlier in the evening. The forum was the first-ever held in Northwest Pasadena, according to an organizer. It was held at First AME Pasadena Church on North Raymond Avenue. Inside, candidate Jason Hardin said, “I don’t believe anyone was aware at the time of what was going on.” Candidate Don Morgan said…

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