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Two Suspects in Custody for Attempt to Scam Senior Citizens

Monday, April 23, 2012 | 1:40 pm

On Friday 04/20/2012, an alert store employee in the 900 blk of Fair Oaks contacted police when she saw two men who appeared to be harassing an elderly woman. SPPD Officer’s determined that the suspects were in the middle of a “Pigeon Drop” scheme, know... More »

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Body Found Burning on Altadena Sidewalk

Monday, April 16, 2012 | 7:18 am

A dead body was found burning on an Altadena sidewalk Sunday at around dawn. Authorities have yet to identify the body or announce the cause of death. A passerby was reported to have spotted something burning on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of North Windsor ... More »

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Rug Covers Floor Furnace, Ignites Apartment Fire

Sunday, April 15, 2012 | 7:17 am

Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian points to a Saturday night apartment fire as a hard lesson about covering floor heaters with combustibles that others can learn from. The outcome could have been far worse. Although the apartment in the 300 block of South... More »

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PCC Names New Police and Safety Services Chief

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 3:15 pm

The Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Stanton H. Perez as Pasadena City College Chief of Police and Safety Services. His starting date is April 16. Perez’s law enforcement career with the California Highw... More »

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Pasadena Triathlon Will Prompt Street Closures Near The Rose Bowl

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 1:40 am

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, the City of Pasadena will be hosting the 6th Annual Pasadena Triathlon from 7:45 a.m. to noon. The event will utilize the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, Brookside Park and the Rose Bowl Loop. The following street closures near the Rose ... More »

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High-Rise Fire Quickly Extinguished

Sunday, April 8, 2012 | 6:09 am

An apartment bedroom fire on the seventh floor of the Pilgrim Tower North building in the 500 block of East Villa St. shortly before 1:00 a.m. Sunday caused no injuries but an estimated $200,000 in damages, the Pasadena Fire Dept. reports. A fire sprinkler kep... More »

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Police Find Missing Woman

Friday, April 6, 2012 | 10:10 am

Pasadena Police have located an elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease reported missing Friday morning. Missing was a Virgina Dye, 76, who reportedly became confused and walked away from her West Pasadena home. She was wearing leopard print pajam... More »

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Pasadena Police Look for Missing Woman

Friday, April 6, 2012 | 7:40 am

Pasadena Police reported this morning the disappearance of an elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Missing is a Virgina Dye, who is described as white, 76 years old, 5’4” tall, 110 pounds, and having brown hair and green eyes. She is believe... More »

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Police: Missing Pasadena Boy and Girl Found

Monday, April 2, 2012 | 4:54 am

[Updated: April 2, 2012 | 11:21 a.m.] A pair of missing Pasadena 12-year-olds has been found this morning, Pasadena police say. Daniela Cano and Joshua Vasquez, both age 12, were located unharmed at a Gold Line Station in Pasadena. Both juveniles were recogniz... More »

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Public Safety Bill Passes Key Committee

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 1:47 pm

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s public safety measure to expand on last year’s ban on openly carried handguns, has passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a vote of 4 to 2. AB 1527 would outlaw the “open carry” of unloaded long guns – such... More »

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Man Shot Repeatedly Survives Sunday Morning Attack

Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 11:25 am

A 44-year-old man was shot five times and survived an early Sunday morning attack on W. Harriet St. near No. Fair Oaks Ave. in Altadena, Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Angela Shepherd said Sunday. The victim told responding deputies he had been sh... More »

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Morning Collision Injures Three

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Pasadena firefighters spent 25 minutes extricating an injured driver from an overturned car after a traffic collision this morning at 11:17 a.m. occurred at Claremont and El Molino Avenue, Fire Dept. officials said. A total of 24 firefighters arrived on scene ... More »