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Fire Family Foundation Hires First Executive Director

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 4:30 pm

The Fire Family Foundation has hired its first Executive Director Robin McCarthy began work in October as the organization’s first staff member. McCarthy is an alum of Loyola Marymount University, bringing to the Fire Family Foundation an extensive knowledge... More »

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Two Hurt in Pasadena Weekend Shooting

Monday, October 28, 2013 | 4:16 am

Unidentified gunmen fired at a couple on Marengo Avenue just north of Orange Grove Boulevard Saturday evening, leaving two women wounded and three houses damaged. A Pomona woman, 29, was sitting inside a car with her Pasadena boyfriend, 31, when their car was ... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, October 28, 2013 | 3:12 am

On September 30, 2011, Pasadena Police officers and fire personnel responded to the 50 block of Meridith Avenue regarding an apartment fire. During the initial response, officials discovered a deceased female, burned beyond recognition, lying in the hallway ne... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, October 20, 2013 | 4:42 pm

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez issued an email Sunday afternoon in which he recounted the Critical Incidents which occurred last week in Pasadena. On October 12, at about 9:05 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 700 block of North Mich... More »

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Saturday Car Crash Leads to Stolen Car Recovery, Two Are Detained

Sunday, October 20, 2013 | 6:56 am

What started as an alert citizen’s call reporting a single car crash turned into the recovery of a stolen car stolen and the detention of two inured suspects early Saturday around 6:30 p.m., police said. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Colorado Blv... More »

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Woman Attempts Suicide by Standing on Tracks in Front of Metro Train

Saturday, October 19, 2013 | 6:32 am

Police say a woman attempted suicide Sunday morning by standing on the Metro line railroad tracks at California Blvd. as a northbound train bore down on her, but the train’s engineer was able to make an emergency stop in time and did not strike her. The incide... More »

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Police Graduate 52 in First-Ever Spanish Language Citizen Police Academy

Friday, October 18, 2013 | 6:59 am

With a gusty “Viva!” Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez led the crowd of over 100 in a cheer to celebrate the graduation of the first-ever Spanish-language Citizen Police Academy class at the police heliport Thursday evening. Among the friends and fa... More »

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Student Mugged on Caltech Campus Wednesday Night

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 5:36 am

A 22-year-old Caltech student walking to his dorm was attacked and robbed of his iPhone and Mac computer on the Institute’s campus Wednesday night about 10:25 p.m., police said. The male student was jumped from behind and thrown to the ground by two young blac... More »

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House Fire Causes Roof Collapse, Firefighters Unharmed

Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 9:02 am

[Updated: Oct. 12, 2013 | 4:45 p.m.] An electrical fire swept through the attic of a single-story Craftsman home in the 700 block of North Michigan Ave. shortly after 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, leading to a roof collapse and $700,000 in damages. Responding fi... More »