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FBI’s Los Angeles Office Urges Victims To Report Hate Crimes

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 12:37 pm

The FBI’s Los Angeles field office launched a multi-lingual campaign Wednesday to raise awareness about hate crimes and encourage victims to report them. The FBI considers hate crimes to be criminal offenses against a person or property that is motivated at le... More »


Pasadena Police to Hold Checkpoint on Friday

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 4:48 pm

Pasadena police officers are planning a checkpoint on Friday to screen drivers for sobriety and valid licenses, officials said. The checkpoint will take place from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city, the Pasadena Police Dep... More »


One of Two Missing Altadena Boys Found

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 8:01 pm

One of two missing boys in Altadena was found Tuesday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies. Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported that Johnny Martell, 12, was found at 4:22 a.m. Ivan Molina, 11, remains mis... More »


New Hearing Ordered for 1 of 2 Men Convicted in Altadena Murder

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 2:06 pm

A state appeals court panel Thursday ordered a new hearing for one of two men convicted in a 1997 crime spree that ended with an Altadena woman being shot to death outside her home. The three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal found t... More »


Death of Man Struck by 2 Cars in Pasadena Ruled a Suicide

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 10:25 am

Coroner’s investigators have determined the death of a 54-year-old man who was struck by two cars in Pasadena on Monday night was a suicide. The collision was reported just after 8 p.m. at  Sierra Madre Villa Avenue and Alameda Street, Pasadena police Lt. Sean... More »


2 Women Robbed of Purses in Same Pasadena Neighborhood

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 9:29 am

Two women were robbed of their purses in two similar crimes reported in the same Pasadena neighborhood on Wednesday evening, police said. The first robbery unfolded about 7:30 p.m. at Cordova Street and Shoppers Lane, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Burgess said. A 5... More »


Angeles National Forest Closure Extended Due to Fire Risk

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10:42 am

The Angeles National Forest will remain closed for public access through Sept. 22 as firefighters across the state battle 11 separate “large uncontained” fires burning their way through national forests, authorities said. A regional forest closure had been sch... More »


Suspect in Pasadena Double Murder Case Denies Charges

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10:32 am

A 21-year-old Pasadena man accused of killing two men and wounding another in a shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena late last year pleaded not guilty to criminal charges on Tuesday, records show. Christopher Paul Hall faces two counts of murder and one count o... More »


L.A. County Judge Admonished for Social Media Activity

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 4:54 pm

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge was publicly admonished today by the Commission on Judicial Performance for his activity on social media, including using his personal Facebook account to join a group calling for the recall of L.A. County District Att... More »