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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 4:35 am

On January 7, Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Villa Street regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon investigation. On arrival, officers talked with the victim who said he was walking in the area of Fair Oaks when he saw ... More »


Altadena Sheriff’s Station to Hold Program for “Youths at Risk”

Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 7:18 am

At least two young people in the Pasadena area committed suicide last year: a teenager who leaped to his death from the library at La Cañada High School and a 22-year-old man who jumped off a parking structure in Old Pasadena. Both deaths could have been prev... More »


Pasadena Court Cases to Watch in January

Monday, January 6, 2014 | 5:00 am

Three high-profile Pasadena cases return to Pasadena courts this month, two involving murder and the other renewed calls for police oversight. Rashad McCoy, Darrell Lee Williams and Brittany Washington are due back in court in Pasadena to face murder charges i... More »


City Offers “Bobcat” Safety Tips After Sightings

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 9:52 am

City officials offer the following information, tips and reminders to the public in response to recent sightings of a bobcat in Pasadena’s Historic Highlands neighborhood. While bobcats are very rare, they are also indigenous to Southern California, includin... More »


Class Teaches Inner Workings of Pasadena Police Department

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Chief Phillip L. Sanchez and the Pasadena Police Department invite members of the community to participate in the 40th Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a twelve-week class held on Thursday evenings during which participants engage in... More »


Pasadena Fire & Police Departments Issue Rose Parade Safety Tips

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 5:10 pm

As the 125th Rose Parade approaches on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, Pasadena’s Fire and Police departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line the route on New Year’s Eve. The parade route will be a safer ... More »


Poison Control Suggests 12 Holiday Safety Tips for 12 Days of Christmas

Monday, December 9, 2013 | 1:15 pm

In the spirit of the English carol “12 Days of Christmas,” California Poison Control System urges everyone to practice “12 Days of Safety” for each day leading up to December 25th. 12/14 – Make sure your home is “poison proof” if small children are... More »


Early Sunday Morning Blaze Forces Residents into Freezing Morning Chill

Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 7:03 am

  [Updated 7:43 a.m.]  An early morning Sunday two-alarm apartment building fire in the 500 block of North Hill Ave. caused by a malfunctioning heater forced almost three dozen residents to endure bitter cold as firefighters knocked down the blaze. Fire Dept.... More »


Police Launch See Something, Say Something Awareness Campaign

Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 6:40 pm

The Pasadena Police Department and agencies in the Pasadena community are working together to enhance safety measures in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Rose Parade, and the Rose Bowl and BCS Championship Games. Police employees and trained police volunteers... More »


Fire Department Offers Christmas Tree Guidelines

Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 3:56 pm

Christmas trees are among the most flammable items in homes and businesses at this time of year. A dry tree may literally explode and be consumed by fire in a matter of seconds. When the trees are placed in any area where the public may gather, the California ... More »


How to Get Through the Holiday Season, Safe and Sound

Friday, November 22, 2013 | 10:55 am

The holidays are an exciting time of year for families to decorate and celebrate, although the Pasadena Fire Department reminds residents and businesses of several safety tips so this holiday season may be enjoyed by all. Trees • When purchasing an artificia... More »