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Pasadena Firefighters Head to Massive Crews Fire in Santa Clara County

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 12:21 pm

A team of three Pasadena firefighters and one Glendale firefighter headed to Northern California on Wednesday lend a hand, and a specially equipped rescue vehicle, to their counterparts battling the 5,400-acre Crews Fire north of Gilroy, officials said. The fi... More »


City Committee Tackles Civilian Oversight of Police Today

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 4:46 am

Reflecting the impact of nearly a month of demonstrations and discussions on police reform, the Pasadena City Council Public Safety Committee will continue its discussion Wednesday on the formation of a civilian police review board. Pasadena, and the nation at... More »


PWP Warns of Increase in Utility Scams Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 3:42 pm

Pasadena Water and Power officials warned customers Tuesday of an increase in scams and attempted scams run by con artists pretending to be utility workers amid the pandemic. Whether through phone calls, online solicitations or home visits, scammers pose as re... More »


Man With Schizophrenia Missing from Pasadena Assisted Living Facility

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 1:14 pm

Authorities are asking the public’s help in finding a 64-year-old man with schizophrenia who went missing from an assisted living home in Pasadena more than a week ago. Fu Yan Xu was last seen June 30 at the Pasadena Adult Living Center, 1415 N. Garfield Ave.,... More »


Gunman Opens Fire on Pasadena Apartment With Woman, 7 Children Inside

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 7:06 am

Police are hunting for a man who opened fire on an apartment occupied by a woman and seven children in Pasadena early Tuesday, injuring one child who was struck by flying glass and another who was hurt while diving for cover, police said. The attack, which was... More »


Fire Destroys Residential Garage in Pasadena

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 1:28 pm

A fire tore through a detached residential garage in Pasadena, ultimately leading to its collapse, amid reports of possible ammunition exploding inside on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The fire was reported about 1:45 p.m. in the 2000 block of Galbreth, ... More »


Pursuit Comes to End in Pasadena

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 12:38 pm

A woman was detained after leading authorities on a pursuit in an allegedly stolen SUV that ended along Sierra Madre Boulevard in Pasadena on Sunday evening, officials said. The chase began just after 7 p.m. when the woman drove a Lincoln SUV through a closure... More »


Pasadena Police See Massive Increase in Service Calls on July 4

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 3:39 am

The Pasadena Police received 400 calls for service solely about illegal fireworks on July 4. According to Police Chief John Perez, the fireworks calls exceeded the typical 300 calls for service for all incidents the department averages daily.   On July 4, 36 c... More »


Man Atop Convenience Store Holds Police at Bay for Hours Saturday

Sunday, July 5, 2020 | 5:00 am

A man who was apparently suffering a mental health episode climbed atop a convenience store, damaged equipment and held police at bay with a pole for hours Saturday morning. Police closed the immediate area about 9:30 a.m. and stopped traffic near the 7-Eleven... More »