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Labor Day Closures, Reminders Announced

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | 1:40 pm

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. The City Council not meet on either Monday, Aug. 27 or Sept. 3, but will resume its regular meeting schedule... More »


Earthquakes Remind Us to be Prepared

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | 11:15 am

The recent earthquakes that have rattled parts of Southern California this week serve as an important reminder to all residents, local workers, businesses and schools to be prepared for emergencies. Pasadena’s Public Safety officials urge everybody to prepare ... More »


South Pasadena Police Department Apprehends Assault Suspect

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 1:10 pm

On Monday, August 6, 2012 at approximately 0740 hours, a female victim 80 years of age was alone in her residence in the 1000 block of Indiana Avenue, in South Pasadena. A male suspect 51 years of age, walked into the residence through a closed door and asked... More »


Missing Women Located

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 10:10 am

Pasadena – On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:00 am Bonny Gibson, Female White 86 was located. She is in good health and has been returned home. Police thank the community for their assistance. More »


Police, Firefighters Rescue 3 From House Fire

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 6:18 am

A Pasadena police officer suffered smoke inhalation helping to rescue three from a burning home fire in the 700 block of Palisade Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, Pasadena Fire Dept. sources report. Fire units responding to the blaze received repo... More »


Cat Dies in Caltech Apartment Fire

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 4:58 am

Pasadena Fire units responded to a reported apartment fire in the 1000 block of East Villa Street on Thursday night to find a Caltech-owned apartment building on fire, Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian said this morning. The heavy smoke and fire were conf... More »


Man Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries Following Shooting

Saturday, June 16, 2012 | 1:53 pm

On June 16, 2012 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Pasadena Police Department received 911 calls of shots fired and a person injured in the 800 block of Summit Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival, they discovered an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Pasa... More »


Pasadena Police Improves Access To Public Information

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 5:40 pm

The Pasadena Police Department is increasing its public information efforts by providing more crime statistic information on its website and the radio frequency codes for the public to listen to radio calls for service. On Thursday, June 14 the Pasadena Police... More »


So Pas Death Investigation Update: Suspect In Custody

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 9:10 am

Benjamin Johnson, a 20 year-old Downey resident, was arrested early Wednesday morning for the theft of Miguel Santamaria’s car, dog and other property. Santamaria was found dead on May 21 in his apartment in the 1600 block of Amberwood Dr. in the City of S... More »