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Pasadena Resident in Court for Fatal Shooting of Fellow Tenant

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 5:38 am

A preliminary hearing date was set for Tuesday morning for Mark Anthony Levels, a 54-year-old resident of Pasadena, who is charged with the fatal shooting of Tynisha Houston, a fellow tenant at a local apartment complex. The incident occurred in August 2023, r... More »


Sheriff’s Officials Seek More Victims of Online Vehicle Rental Scam

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 5:29 am

Authorities are looking for more possible victims of a scheme involving online vehicle rentals sold via Facebook Marketplace to unsuspecting victims for cash, sheriff’s officials said Monday. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, three male... More »


Suspect Allegedly Assaults Police Vehicle, Resists Arrest in Pasadena

Sunday, February 25, 2024 | 6:56 am

A transient man allegedly vandalized a closed Pasadena business late Saturday night and threw a rock at a police vehicle during a confrontation with officers, authorities said.   Donald DiStefano, 55, was seen loitering near a closed business around 9:20 p.m. ... More »


In South Pasadena, Argument Leads to Shooting in Garfield Park

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 5:40 am

A single gunshot was fired at Garfield Park on Friday morning, leading to the arrest of a juvenile suspect, according to the South Pasadena Police Department. The incident began with a verbal confrontation between two parties around 11:21 a.m. on the 800 block... More »


Why Does California Elect Local Judges?

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 5:35 am

When you’re voting for a state legislator or a state officer like the governor, you can evaluate them based on their voting record, policy positions and campaign websites. But finding information on local judges can be trickier. California’s method of selectin... More »


Suspect Flees After Gunshot Detected In Pasadena Neighborhood

Friday, February 23, 2024 | 8:43 am

A suspect reportedly fled after a gunshot was detected in a Pasadena neighborhood Thursday night, police said. Around 11:14 p.m., Pasadena police officers responded to the 100 block of West Hammond Street following a ShotSpotter alert that detected a single gu... More »