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Elderly Couple Shaken by Hot Prowl Burglary

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 7:20 am

An elderly couple in the 1500 block of Arroyo View Drive of Pasadena was left shaken after a ‘hot prowl’ burglary while they were home on Wednesday night. Lt. Sean Dawkins said officers responded to a call from the residents of the 1500 block of Arroyo View Dr... More »


Sheriff’s Department Presentation Draws Questions

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 6:05 am

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Captain Jabari Williams faced tense questions from community members Tuesday night after updating the Altadena Town Council on the fatal shooting of Charles Towns by Sheriff’s deputies on January 22. Towns, a 47-year-old Pasadena res... More »


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for Friday

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 10:01 am

The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a special traffic safety operation on Friday, February 24 focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk. “We all have places to be and not everyone gets there ... More »


LA County Fire Department Equipping All Paramedic Units With CPR Devices

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 8:20 am

Funding from a federal grant and a local foundation will allow the Los Angeles County Fire Department to become the largest public safety agency in the country to have mechanical CPR devices on every paramedic unit, officials said Tuesday. The funding comes fr... More »


Three Companies Secure Extension for Police Towing Services in Pasadena

Friday, February 17, 2023 | 3:25 pm

The Pasadena Police Department has extended the franchises of three towing companies to provide police towing services for another year, marking the final year of their four-year extension. Henry’s Towing & Recovery, M&M Action Towing, and Walnut Vista Automot... More »


Police Chief Harris Talks Community and Realities

Friday, February 17, 2023 | 5:55 am

About two-thirds of the way into an NAACP town hall presentation Thursday by new Pasadena Police Chief Gene Harris following a conversation centering around police abuses and community relations, the chief brought the meeting to a hush when he said, “I speak o... More »


Pasadena Police to Conduct Checkpoint Friday

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 8:12 am

The Pasadena Police Department announced that officers will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday at an undisclosed location within the city limits. The location of the checkpoint is determined by data on impaired driving-related crashes, with th... More »