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Fire Serves as Reminder of Effective Home Safety Measures

Thursday, June 16, 2011 | 8:46 am

At 6:14 a.m. living room fire in the 3800 block of Valley Lights in Hastings Ranch that was quickly extinguished by residents this morning serves a reminder to all Pasadenans of the effectiveness of simple home safety measures. “This situation could have bee... More »


PWP Alerts Residents to Fraudulent Collectors

Thursday, June 9, 2011 | 9:43 am

In recent weeks, a number of Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) customers have received fraudulent telephone calls from individuals posing as PWP employees. During the phone calls, the imposters demand credit card information from customers to make a pa... More »


Youth Boot Camp Instructor Arrested in Pasadena

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 11:12 am

Kelvin McFarland Pasadena police arrested a Monrovia man they say kidnapped and imprisoned a local teenager and then tried to extort money from the youth’s family. Police arrested Kelvin McFarland, 40, on May 27 and charged him with kidnapping, false imprisonm... More »


Car Rams Building, Jams Elevator with Woman Inside

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 2:25 pm

Pasadena Fire Dept. officials report an out of control automobile smashed into a martial arts business in the 2200 block of East Colorado Boulevard shortly after 9:00 am  this morning, damaging an elevator shaft and trapping a passenger inside the elevator. Au... More »


Gang Murder Suspect Arrested

Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 2:22 pm

Thursday, Pasadena Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff Department detectives arrested a suspect in the January 9 murder of  Donnell Taylor in Pasadena. The arrest came as Pasadena Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff Department detectives worked together t... More »


Murder Suspect Waives Extradition

Monday, July 27, 2009 | 12:56 pm

A 24-year-old murder suspect chose to remain in New Jersey instead of being extradited to Pasadena, it was reported today by law enforcement officials. Elvin Orlando Estrada, accused of killing a man outside a Pasadena-area auto repair shop on July 16, was app... More »


Two Teens Arrested for Carjacking

Friday, July 24, 2009 | 10:00 am

Two juveniles were arrested early this morning for suspected involvement in a carjacking just past 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, it was reported today. According to Lt. Jones of the Pasadena Police Dept., a Pasadena area woman was unloading groceries in her driv... More »


Man Arrested for Forgery

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 11:04 am

A 21-year-old Alhambra man was arrested and booked by officers after allegedly committing a forgery at a local Wells Fargo Bank, it was reported today. According to Lt. Russ, German Martinez attempted to cash a stolen check at the Wells Fargo branch located at... More »


Three Arrested for Vehicle Theft

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 9:27 am

Three suspects are in custody today for alleged vehicle theft after they were arrested earlier this morning after officers discovered they were driving a reported stolen Honda Accord along Colorado Blvd., officials said. According to Lt. Russ of the Pasadena P... More »


Trucker Bail set at $600,000

Monday, July 20, 2009 | 3:43 pm

A superior court judge lowered the bail earlier this morning for a trucker who was involved in a multi-car wreck on Angeles Crest Highway, killing a Palmdale girl and her father, according to sources. Marcos Barbosa Costa’s bail was reduced from about $2.1 m... More »


Pasadena riddled by rape, murder over weekend

Monday, July 20, 2009 | 9:57 am

A 29-year-old woman was apparently sexually assaulted over the weekend, and a Pasadena man succumbed to his stab wounds over this past weekend, officials said. Both incidents occurred in addition to the attempted homicide on Saturday. At about 5 a.m. on Saturd... More »


Man Stabbed to Death Outside Chinese Restaurant

Friday, July 17, 2009 | 6:10 am

KTLA News reported this morning that a man in his 20s was fatally stabbed Thursday night about 11 p.m. as he sat in a grassy area in the back lot of the Mandarin Garden restaurant at 701 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The victim staggered to the front of the restaurant and... More »