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Women’s Civic League Honors Exceptional 8th Grade Middle School Girls

Monday, May 4, 2015 | 7:31 pm

As part of a 15 year tradition, The Woman’s Civic League (WCL) held a luncheon on May 4th at the Woman’s City Club to honor one 8th grade girl from each of the Pasadena Unified School District middle schools. The honorees were girls who have overcome significa... More »

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Pasadena Fire Personnel Continue Medical Operations in Nepal

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 4:58 pm

Three Pasadena Fire Dept. personnel who have flown to Nepal on their own time to help earthquake victims continue help the quakes survivors. Dave Marquez, Matt Caffey and Tim Okimura are donating their time and expertise with nonprofit Reach Out Worldwide. Uno... More »

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AIDS Service Center Closes

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 2:52 pm

Pasadena-based AIDS Service Center (ASC), one of Los Angeles County’s preeminent non-profits helping people living with HIV/AIDS, announced  Thursday that after 28 years of service it will cease operations. ASC touched thousands of lives in its long and rich h... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Last Week’s Critical Incidents

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 4:52 am

From April 19 – 25, the Pasadena Police Department’s Violence Reduction Task Force completed the following preventative patrols; covert surveillances and in-home visits in problems areas within Districts 1, 3, & 5 to reduce gang activity and mitigate... More »

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A Post-It Prom Proposal in South Pasadena

Friday, April 24, 2015 | 6:24 pm

South Pasadena High School junior Josh Klapardo dreamt up a unique way to ask for a prom date from his girlfriend, Emy Quino. Klapardo covered her car with hundreds of post-it notes, spelling asking her to accompany him to the senior prom. After an initial sur... More »

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Caltech Study Rebuts Justice John Roberts on Voting Rights Act

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 6:00 pm

When the Supreme Court struck down the true intent of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, the Court’s main argument was that the landmark civil rights law was outdated. “Discrimination against minority voters may have been pervasive in the 1960s when the law was pa... More »

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Sierra Madre Says Its Tiered Water Rates Comply With Court Decision

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11:12 am

On Monday, the Court of Appeal issued its decision analyzing whether conservation water rates (also known as tiered water rates or inclining block rates) utilized in the City of San Juan Capistrano are consistent with the provisions of Proposition 218 requirem... More »