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Two-Hotel Colorado Hill Development Approved by Planning Commission Wednesday Night

The Colorado Hill two-hotel development approved July 27, 2016 would fill the empty car lots that were once a Ford dealership. Following a unanimous vote by the City of Pasadena Planning Commission, the proposed Colorado Hill Hotel project has moved closer to fruition with a two-building project that will revitalize and transform the immediate neighborhood directly west of Pasadena City College. The commission certified the…

Pasadena Filmmaker Produces Powerful Gun Violence Video, Moved by Tragic Shooting Death of Altadena Boy

30-year-old Julian Flores is a born and bred Pasadena native and promising up-and-coming filmmaker who created a powerful PSA titled “Put The Guns Down” about…

The Next Generation Considers a Future in Law Enforcement, Fire-Fighting

Twenty-one Pasadena area high school students are dedicating five jam packed days into learning about the world of law enforcement and fire fighting through the city’s Junior Public Safety Academy this week. The program is designed to provide an arena where interested youth can interact with Police and Fire personnel…

Pasadena Council Re-Approves Burbank Airport Joint Powers Agreement, Supports New Terminal

 [Editor's Note:  This article has been edited since it was originally published. Descriptions of the proposed construction at the Airport which originally referred to the…

Pasadena Police Chief Orders “Modified Patrol Deployment” in Wake of Baton Rouge Shootings

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez Saying “there are no known credible threats” in the Pasadena region, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez also said Sunday night that he has “ordered a modified patrol deployment for the immediate near future” in response to the shooting of six police officers in…

Pasadena Senior Commissioner Resigns after Pleading No Contest to Domestic Violence Charge

Jason Hardin via Facebook Pasadena Commissioner and former Mayoral candidate Jason Hardin submitted his letter of resignation from the Senior Commission on Thursday after his…

Council Approves Purchase of New $1.3 Million Fire Engine

Councilmember John Kennedy (left) questioned the engine's price at the July 12 Council meeting and Deputy Chief Jon Trautwein itemized the requested features and upgrades before the Council unanimously approved the buy. Following up on an inconclusive, lengthy discussion at its last meeting in June, the Pasadena City Council Monday…

Steve Mermell Selected to be Pasadena’s New City Manager

Pasadena's newly-chosen City Manager, Steve Mermell, shown during last night's Council meeting. The City of Pasadena’s Interim City Manager Steve Mermell has been chosen by…

Pasadena Police Chief Issues Statement to Community About Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas Shootings

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez issued an email Friday to all members of the community. His statement read, in full and unedited: Mayor, Council Members, Department Personnel and Community Members: The recent high-profile shootings involving law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge and St. Paul have generated a wide range…

New City Plan to Limit Auto Repair Businesses Along Walnut Street’s “Mechanics Row” Angers Shop Owners

A proposed change to a Pasadena city ordinance would impact the future number of auto repair shops along East Walnut Street, an area which for decades has been the city's center for mechanics and auto repair. Changes to a City ordinance that would prohibit new auto repair businesses and place a limit on the sale of existing ones along East Walnut Street has drawn the ire of local mechanics whose shops are clustered along the busy throughfare. Mike Kefalas and other auto repair shop owners are worried that a proposed change to a Pasadena ordinance will damage their businesses and…

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