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Man Pleads Not Guilty in 2019 Eagle Rock Brush Fire

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:34 pm

A 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to arson and other charges stemming from an August 2019 brush fire that burned 45 acres in Eagle Rock and forced the closure of portions of two area freeways. Daniel Michael Nogueira is charged with one felony count e... More »


City Smacks Down ‘Forensic’ Study of Police Overtime

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 8:39 am

The city slapped back at a “forensic analysis” by UCLA researchers released Tuesday that makes claims about overtime pay at the Pasadena Police Department and also highlights racial and economic disparities in arrest data. According to a graphic provided by th... More »


Public Safety Committee to Move Forward on Police Oversight

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 5:49 am

The Pasadena NAACP on Tuesday called on local residents to demand that the City Council’s Public Safety Committee recommend people of color to the full council on Wednesday after the committee interviews seven candidates from community-based organizations. “We... More »


Small Dogs Chase Large Bear From Pasadena Home

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 8:49 am

? [UPDATED] Two small but fearless terriers chased a bear out of a home at the northern end of Pasadena over the weekend in an encounter that was captured on video by a home surveillance camera. The video, posted to YouTube on Saturday, depicts a massive bear ... More »


Police Plan DUI Checkpoint in Pasadena on Friday

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 8:45 am

Police are planning to hold a DUI checkpoint Friday in Pasadena, officials said. The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the city, the Pasadena Police Department said in a written statement. “Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a his... More »


3 Suspected Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested in South Pasadena

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 6:22 pm

Police in South Pasadena recovered several allegedly stolen catalytic converters, as well as a stolen van, and arrested three suspects on Sunday, authorities said. Officers received a report shortly before 2 a.m. of an “in-progress catalytic converter theft” i... More »


Police Continue Making Record Gun Seizures in Pasadena

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 10:04 am

Police continue to encounter record numbers of guns while patrolling in Pasadena, with 37 weapons seized in March alone, according to police data. March’s figure raised the overall number of firearms seized by police in Pasadena this year to 88, according to P... More »


Stabbing Suspect Arrested After Standoff at Pasadena Home

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 7:50 am

[UPDATED] Police arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted murder after they say she stabbed a former boyfriend, then holed up inside a Pasadena home for about four hours early Monday, officials said. Officers first responded at 5:36 a.m. to what was reported... More »