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Police Chief Credits Training for Decline in Use of Force

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 5:28 am

Pasadena Police Department officers are using force less frequently and receiving fewer complaints in 2013 than in previous years, Chief Phillip Sanchez told the Public Safety Committee at a special meeting Wednesday. The committee recently asked Sanchez to pr... More »

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Jackie Robinson Statue Vandalized with Swastikas, Racial Slurs

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 5:03 am

A statue of Jackie Robinson outside a Coney Island, New York baseball stadium was vandalized with swastikas and racial remarks by unknown vandals Tuesday night. The remarks included “Heil Hitler” and the N-word written with a black marker, an MCU Park manager ... More »

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Pasadena’s First Responders Train for School Shooting

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 4:48 am

Shots were fired, students ran screaming and victims were carried out of Washington Middle School during a mock exercise to train first responders what to do should a shooting rampage ever occur in the Pasadena Unified School District. This week the Pasadena P... More »

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Pasadena Fire Department to Hold Lessons on Hands-On Emergency Response

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 5:09 pm

Pasadena Fire Department will hold on Saturday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. its final day of the CERT 24-hour course which teaches more than 25 Pasadena residents and City employees emergency response. “Disasters can strike at any time. In a disaster, ... More »

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Altadena Search and Rescue Finds 5 Lost Men in Eaton Canyon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 6:26 am

Altadena Search and Rescue team found five young adult males who got lost while attempting to hike to the second waterfall in Power Line Trail – Eaton Canyon, Angeles National Forest on August 5 at 9:00 p.m. Altadena deputies were notified by concerned family... More »

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Trio Arrested in Case of Marine Killed Monday Night

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 4:39 am

Pasadena police have arrested three suspects in the case of a Marine Reservist who was killed in a bar fight Monday in Old Pasadena. Joshua Martinez, 25, of Los Angeles, was hit once during an altercation outside Barneys Beanery in the 100 block of E. Colorado... More »

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Pasadena Officers Testify Protesters Attacked Them

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 5:18 am

Pasadena Police Department officers testified Monday in Pasadena Superior Court that they were kicked and hit repeatedly by unruly protesters outside the Civic Auditorium late last year. Alejandro Torres, 22, of San Pedro; Christopher Wohlers, 23, of Long Beac... More »

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Washington Blvd. Reopens, Police Give All Clear

Monday, August 5, 2013 | 10:03 am

[UPDATED August 5, 2013 | 1:02 p.m.] Pasadena Police have resolved an incident during which SWAT and patrol officers hunted a possible gunman. W. Washington Blvd., which had been closed between Glen Ave. and Mentone Ave. since about 10:30 a.m. Monday, has bee... More »

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Monday Fight Victim in Critical Condition

Monday, August 5, 2013 | 6:35 am

A fight in Old Pasadena early Monday morning has left a young man in critical condition in a local hospital, Pasadena police said. Lt. Tom Delgado said the victim was struck once, fell to the ground and as a result of the fall “sustained significantly serious ... More »

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Refused, Panhandler Attacks and Injures Restaurant Patron

Monday, August 5, 2013 | 6:20 am

A 67-year-old man suffered blunt force trauma and cuts after he was hit over the head with a metal chair Saturday afternoon by a transient who had been refused money, police said. Pasadena police Lt. Tom Delgado said the victim was eating at a Carl’s Jr. in th... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, August 5, 2013 | 3:36 am

On July 25 at about 2:55 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Marengo Avenue regarding a robbery investigation. On arrival, the officers learned the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by the suspect (Male Hispan... More »

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Civil Rights Groups Want to Limit Police Tracking of Vehicles

Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 9:34 pm

Pasadena police have joined law enforcement agencies across the country that increasingly are keeping records of your vehicle’s movements through little-known camera systems called automated license plate readers. HOW IT WORKS: The license plate reader shown m... More »