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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 »


Serial Rapist, a Pasadena Native, Set to Be Released

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 5:58 am

The District Attorney’s Office filed an emergency writ on Tuesday to vacate a judge’s order to release a Pasadena native who admitted to raping about 40 women between 1971 and 1982, back to Los Angeles County. Christopher Evans Hubbart was born in Pasadena... More »


Hearing Today for Pair Charged with Multiple Murders in Police Chase

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 5:49 am

A preliminary hearing date is scheduled Tuesday for Darrell Lee Williams and Brittany Michelle Washington. The two are charged with murder and other counts for a crash that occurred at the end of a Christmas Day police chase in Pasadena, killing a woman and he... More »


Early Morning Carport Fire Damages Six Cars

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 5:44 am

[Updated July 9, 2013 | 7:45 a.m.] Firefighters Tuesday morning put out a well-involved carport fire that spread to a back house causing a total of $500,000 worth of damage, a fire official said. Firefighters dispatched to the 100 block of Chester Avenue about... More »