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Here’s How You Can be Ready For an Earthquake

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 6:38 am

Some Pasadenans were awakened by a 4.2 earthquake centered near Malibu early Wednesday morning. The quake struck at 2 a.m., followed by a magnitude-3.6 aftershock at 2:03 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Two more aftershocks were reported. The fi... More »


Trial Begins for Two Charged With Boy’s Murder, Torture

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 6:31 am

[Updated]  A prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that a Lancaster woman and her boyfriend tortured and abused her 10-year-old son for two weeks before his death, while an attorney for the male defendant countered that his client should be acquitted of murder. Su... More »


Former LA County Official to be Sentenced in Bribery Case

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 7:28 pm

A former official in Los Angeles County’s real estate division, who was involved in awarding contracts to developers and contractors, was sentenced today to two years probation for lying to FBI agents and filing a false tax return in an effort to cover up his ... More »


Two Alarm Fire Damages West Pasadena Home

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 6:25 am

Pasadena Fire Dept. battled a 2-alarm blaze with heavy smoke in the 1500 block of Poppy Peak Sunday night. Five fire engines and additional dept. equipment were called to the scene at 6:49 p.m. The fire reportedly started in the basement. “Units were on scene ... More »


Deputies Shoot, Kill Man Wielding Sharp Object in Altadena

Monday, January 23, 2023 | 5:38 am

A man who stabbed a woman with a sharp object and attempted to stab a man was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies in Altadena, authorities said Monday. The shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue, the Los Angeles County ... More »


Pasadena Man Dies After Apparently Being Struck By Truck

Friday, January 20, 2023 | 6:55 am

A Pasadena man in his seventies died from serious injuries in an incident that occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on Walnut Street north of the Smart and Final iris store in the 3200 block of Walnut Street, police said. “The male had traumatic injuries and was unre... More »