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Pasadena Police Host SWAT Competition

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 7:22 am

The Pasadena Police Department hosted the 1st Annual SWAT Competition at Burro Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 25, 2011. Ten SWAT teams, involving over 70 SWAT officers from Southern California, competed in 6 tactical events to raise over $5,000... More »


Pasadena Fire Units Respond to Vons Market Incident

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | 8:47 am

Smoke filled the Vons market in the 2300 block of E. Colorado Blvd. from a malfunctioning heating, air and ventilation unit early this morning, triggering a 4:40 a.m. fire dept. response and a later request for the Pasadena Health Department to follow-up due t... More »


Fire Dept. Activates Red Flag Fire Alert for First Time

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 6:31 am

Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells has ordered the activation of Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Pasadena for the first time in response to the critical fire conditions forecast for today by the National Weather Service. Parking will be restricted on streets... More »


Man Leaps to His Death from Pasadena Bridge

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 11:43 am

A man in his 20’s died instantly after jumping from the old Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena on Saturday, police said. Pasadena Police Lt, Cheryl Moody said in a statement that the man’s identity is being withheld while relatives are still being informed... More »


Police Release Kidnap Suspect Sketch

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 9:14 am

Pasadena Police today released a sketch of the man they say tried to abduct an eleven-year-old boy during a La Salle High School football game on October 7. The incident occurred near the school parking lot at about 8 p.m., when the man came out of nearby bush... More »


Police Net 2 Suspects, $100,000 Worth of Cocaine in South Pasadena

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 5:32 pm

Authorities reported that undercover drug enforcement detectives from the Sheriff’s Department, the Monrovia and Glendora Police Departments along with officers from the South Pasadena Police Department arrested two South Pasadena residents in the 2000 Block... More »


Tuesday Fire Flares Near from Closed Fire Station

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | 8:32 am

A 1:55 a.m. house fire in the 100 block of Sequoia Drive caused an estimated $750,000 in damage but no injuries this morning, a Pasadena Fire Dept. official reports. The home is just blocks from the closed Station 39, shuttered last April after a seismic study... More »


2 Charged in Murder of Pasadena Barber

Friday, September 23, 2011 | 5:54 am

[UPDATED Friday, sept. 23, 2011 | 1:53 p.m.] Pasadena police this morning said that murder charges with special circumstances of robbery have been filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office against two suspects arrested early Wednesday in conne... More »


Police Question 4 In Connection with Homicide

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 6:58 am

The Pasadena Police Department confirmed Wednesday that four individuals have been detained in connection with the death of King King, a 43-year-old black male from Pasadena who owned and operated King King’s Barber and Beauty Salon in the 900 block of E. Wash... More »


New Treatment Plant Brings Local Pasadena Water Source Back In Service

Friday, July 8, 2011 | 9:49 am

On Wednesday, July 6, Pasadena Water and Power brought a new water treatment plant online, reviving a local groundwater source that had not been used since 2002. The Monk Hill Treatment Plant at 2696 Windsor Ave. near the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designed ... More »


Cops from Pasadena, South Pasadena End Burglary Spree

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 3:18 pm

Pasadena and South Pasadena police officers arrested three suspects from the Los Angeles area on Wednesday after the suspects were seen by residents casing homes in the area of State Street in Pasadena. That neighborhood has been plagued by a rash of burglarie... More »