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Pasadena Man Indicted in Cyberstalking Case

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 4:19 pm

A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned a 26-count indictment against a Pasadena resident accused of making threats to “harm, rape and kill” 10 people, authorities said. Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom, faces nine counts of... More »


Medication Take-Back Bins Installed at Pasadena Vons Locations

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 4:05 pm

In response to the nation’s growing opioid crisis, a state agency has partnered with an advocacy group to install 240 free drug take-back bins across the state, including two in California, representatives announced last week. The two Pasadena collection bins ... More »


Local Firefighters Battling Massive Apple Fire

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 5:14 am

Pasadena fire fighters have been deployed to help fight a blaze in Riverside County. The Apple Fire has charred 20,516 acres and destroyed at least one home, according to Cal Fire. According to Interim Fire Chief Bryan Frieders, strike team 1203A which include... More »


Man Stabbed to Death in Altadena

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 4:21 am

[Updated]  A stabbing in a residential neighborhood in Altadena Sunday night left a 23-year-old man dead, authorities said. Few details were initially available regarding the deadly stabbing, which took place about 9:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Devirian Place,... More »


Unhealthy Air Quality Forecast Through Monday

Monday, August 3, 2020 | 3:00 am

Air quality will be unhealthy through Monday for sensitive individuals in the West San Gabriel Valley, the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley, and the Pomona/Walnut Valley area. Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis advises people living... More »


Police Talk Man Down From Edge of Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | 10:33 am

Police persuaded a man to climb back from the edge of the Colorado Street Bridge and accept help after negotiating with him for about 45 minutes on Saturday morning, officials said. Authorities first received a report about 7:50 a.m. of a man standing outside ... More »


Retraction and Apology

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 7:11 am

On July 12, 2019, Pasadena Now published an article about the arrests of five people suspected of committing elder financial abuse. In that article, Pasadena Now identified Billy Burton as being one of those suspects and improperly stated that Mr. Burton had p... More »


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for August 7

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 2:08 pm

The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operation Friday, August 7, 2020 aimed at keeping people who need to go out to exercise or run essential errands safe. While the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring residents to... More »