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City Prosecutor Drops Charges Against 2 Protesters

Friday, July 26, 2013 | 5:56 am

The city prosecutor’s office dropped several charges filed against two demonstrators who protested outside a Civic Auditorium event that featured former Mexican President Vicente Fox in November last year. Lawyers of Pasadena residents Brian Connolly, 36, and ... More »


Police Will Conduct “Zero Tolerance” Patrols Today

Friday, July 26, 2013 | 1:40 am

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a “Zero Tolerance” DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, June 28, 2013. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will end at 3:00 a.m. This enforcement operation will be in an effort to reduce and remove the numb... More »


Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, July 22, 2013 | 4:44 am

On July 10, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Marengo Avenue regarding a possible residential burglary. Pasadena Police Sergeant Roger Roldan was the first person to arrive at the location. Roger was assis... More »


Police Nab Alleged Rapist

Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 7:27 am

A 44-year-old man was nabbed early Wednesday for alleged sexual assault of a woman in her home. Police arrested Trent Lee Darling on suspicion of raping the woman Friday last week at about 1:00 a.m., the SGV Tribune reported, citing Pasadena police officials a... More »


Pasadena Metro Line Stabber to be Sentenced Today

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 6:54 am

Sentencing is scheduled today for Jose Vasquez Flores, who was convicted of stabbing a passenger on the Metro Gold Line train in August 2011. Sentencing is expected to take place in Dept. F of the Pasadena Courthouse at 300 E. Walnut St. A fight had escalated ... More »


Police Identify Suspect Shot At by Officers

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 5:53 am

A police lieutenant released the name of an 18-year-old man from Los Angeles who was arrested by police during an officer-involved shooting Saturday night. Tyshawn M. Goodman was booked on suspicion of assault on a police officer and was being held in lieu of ... More »


Bicyclists Crash Head On, One is Critically Injured

Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 4:18 pm

A 20-year-old bicyclist was critically injured from a collision with another bicyclist on Mountain Street at Garfield Avenue Saturday at 6:00 p.m., police said. The head-on crash was with a 17-year-old bicyclist who sustained “little to no injuries” in the col... More »


Motoryclist Killed in Saturday Morning Accident Identified by Coroner

Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 3:41 pm

The motorcylist who was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on a freeway onramp in East Pasadena was publicly identified today by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office as Carlos Kapun, 51, of El Monte. Responding to a call of a “person down” a... More »


Police Shoot At, Capture Suspect

Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 4:10 am

[UPDATED July 14, 2013 | 6:17 p.m.]  Police chased a man they believed was armed with a handgun into an apartment complex and opened fire at him before arresting him in a Saturday night incident around 9:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Garfield Ave. The su... More »


Pasadena Firefighters Attend Memorials for Fallen Hotshot Crew

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 4:40 pm

Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells and Chief Mike Maas attended a local service Wednesday as Deputy Chief Kevin Costa returned from a Prescott, Arizona memorial which paid tribute to 19 members of an elite firefighting “hotshot” crew killed June 30 fighting a ma... More »