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Opinion: Councilman Steve Madison Wants to Ban My Dogs

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 6:53 am

We all want safe communities for everyone–those that we love, those that we know, those that we don’t know. Safety is of the utmost importance to anyone that has a genuine care for people and for animals alike. With that being said, Pasadena City Councilman ... More »

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Pasadena’s Crime Rate Jumped 11% in 2013

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 1:00 am

Pasadena’s overall crime rate last year jumped 11% over 2012 in spite of a 40% drop in homicides and a 24% decrease in robberies, the Pasadena Police Dept. reported in a final year-end statistical report. With the exception of rape, which increased by 27%, all... More »

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Parents ‘Shop’ for Schools at Pasadena Unified Festival

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 4:56 am

[Correction: This article incorrectly identified Jefferson Elementary School principal as Amin Olia. In fact, her name is Amin Oria. We regret the error and the article has been corrected.] Scores of local families braved the crowded, narrow halls of the Pasad... More »

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Bill Seeks to Keeping Mentally Disturbed Off the Streets

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 11:16 am

Following numerous calls for change to the state’s prison realignment program, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) measure to prevent last-minute dumping of seriously mentally ill inmates on county streets, passed its first committee test today. Thi... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 4:35 am

On January 7, Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Villa Street regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon investigation. On arrival, officers talked with the victim who said he was walking in the area of Fair Oaks when he saw ... More »

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This Week in Pasadena City Government

Saturday, January 11, 2014 | 2:31 am

Here is an overview of key city government meetings open to the public this week MONDAY, JANUARY 13 Finance Committee (Cancelled) 4:00 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, City Hall Council Chambers Room S249 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Pasade... More »

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Life Expectancy in Northwest Pasadena Likely Lower than Rest of City

Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 8:49 pm

After quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s indictment that “‘injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” Pasadena’s public health director Wednesday declared that if you live in the largely-minority Northwest Pasadena “you probably ha... More »

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Pasadena Court Cases to Watch in January

Monday, January 6, 2014 | 5:00 am

Three high-profile Pasadena cases return to Pasadena courts this month, two involving murder and the other renewed calls for police oversight. Rashad McCoy, Darrell Lee Williams and Brittany Washington are due back in court in Pasadena to face murder charges i... More »

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Michigan Fan ‘Johnny Spirit’ Arrested After Rose Bowl Game

Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 1:19 pm

Michigan State University fan “Johnny Spirit” was arrested following a win by the Spartans after allegedly staying on the Rose Bowl field without a pass on Wednesday, January 1. Spirit, whose real name was John Sheldon, was approached by three law enforcement ... More »

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Parade Dazzles the Nation and the World

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 10:29 am

Under clear blue postcard skies and the opening roar of a squadron of US Air Force Thunderbird jets who traversed the parade length of Colorado Boulevard in less than a minute, the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade once again dazzled the nation. As most of the ... More »

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City Offers “Bobcat” Safety Tips After Sightings

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 9:52 am

City officials offer the following information, tips and reminders to the public in response to recent sightings of a bobcat in Pasadena’s Historic Highlands neighborhood. While bobcats are very rare, they are also indigenous to Southern California, includin... More »