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Pasadena Unemployment Rate Decreases to 9.1% in October

Friday, November 18, 2011 | 1:15 pm

The unemployment rate in Pasadena went down to 9.1% in October, according to figures released by the California Employment Development Department. Out of the total labor force of 75,800, the dept. listed 68,900 as gainfully employed. Census ratios showed a sli... More »

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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 »

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Pasadena PIO Confirms Retirement Plans

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 11:24 am

Pasadena Public Information Officer Ann Erdman has confirmed that she will be retiring on March 30 after serving the city for more than 30 years in response to questions from Pasadena Now. “I have had a 38-year career with 25 of those years in public service (... More »

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Media Source Says Pasadena PIO Announced Retirement

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 8:56 am

The Public Information Officer of Pasadena, Ann Erdman, announced Wednesday that she will be retiring on March 30 after serving the city for more than 30 years, according to a story in the Pasadena Sun.  Erdman has not responded to Pasadena Now’s requests for... More »

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Iraq War Vet is Grand Marshal of Tournament of Roses Parade for 2012

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 10:09 am

Jose Rene “JR” Martinez, an Iraqi war veteran born in Shreveport, Louisiana, actor, motivational speaker, currently a contestant of Dancing with the Stars and winner of the Spirit of Hope Award, was hailed as the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Pa... More »

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Office Building Sustains $400,000 in Water Damage

Sunday, October 23, 2011 | 2:22 pm

“Major” flooding caused by a malfunctioning fire sprinkler caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to the East Pasadena offices of Tetra Tech and Bolton Insurance Co. early Sunday morning, the Pasadena Fire Dept. reports. Authorities say the fire dept. resp... More »

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Fire Death Ruled Homicide, Suspect Arrested

Monday, October 3, 2011 | 10:00 am

Police say the death of young woman last Friday in an early morning blaze was a homicide, and that department detectives have arrested a suspect. The body of  Maria Donnely, a 28-year-old Pasadena resident, was discovered inside an apartment on South Meredith... More »

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Councilmember Schedules Town Hall on Contentious Fire Station Closure

Friday, September 30, 2011 | 6:57 am

City officials confirmed on Thursday that a Town Hall has been scheduled for Oct. 25 to focus on the closure of Fire Station 39 and the manner in which the Pasadena Fire Dept. intends to serve the area during the extended period required to rebuild the station... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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City Public Affairs Dept. Announces Key Changes

Monday, September 19, 2011 | 11:20 am

Long-time Pasadena Assistant Public Information Officer Linda Centell will be retiring on Sept. 21, the dept. announced today. The city also said that Tim McGillivray has been hired as Centell’s successor and that Lisa Derderian, City Emergency Management Coor... More »