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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 14-20, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 5:40 pm

In the spirit of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the Pasadena Police Department would like to recognize their dispatchers for the vital role they play in public safety. Before assistance can respond in the form of uniform personnel, the initial... More »


When Heroes Turn 125

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:13 am

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine. ~Kurt Vonnegut In honor of its 125 years of service, the Pasadena Fire Department will be having a celebration and reflection on Wednesday May 1, at the Pasadena City Hall atÂ... More »


Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 11:46 am

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the South Pasadena Police Department (SPPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangero... More »


South Pasadena Weekly Crime Summary

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 11:36 am

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An alert and well-informed citizen makes you less of a target to a criminal. Remember; call the South Pasadena Polic... More »


Altadena Suspect Arrested in Inter-Agency Warrant

Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 5:21 pm

On Friday, March 29, 2013, deputies from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station along with the Federal Bureau of Investigations served a search warrant in Altadena. The location of the warrant was in the 200 Block of West Harriet Street. Numerous people were detained ... More »


SoCal Edison Warns Customers to be Aware of New Phone Scams

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 6:16 pm

Southern California Edison said today that it is advising its customers to be aware of a new telephone scam. Suspects are demanding immediate payment for alleged past due electricity bills. Suspects have been calling Southern California Edison customers and te... More »


Pasadena Police Focusing On Child Passenger Safety This Week

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 5:40 am

March 25 through Friday, March 29, 2013, the Pasadena Police Department will be participating along with numerous other law enforcement agencies across the nation in a special enforcement week focusing on child passenger safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the n... More »


South Pasadena Police Report Week’s Crimes

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 6:13 pm

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. South Pasadena Police released the following report late Wednesday: RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE 3-8-13, 3:40 PM, 700 bl... More »


Sheriff’s Dept. Releases Altadena Crime Report

Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 2:10 pm

Sunday, February 24th Between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3200-blk of Raymond Av. Loss: pink Razor scooter. Wednesday, February 27th 3:10 PM – A “Distraction-type” incident occurred in the 700-blk of New York Dr. Suspect #1 (ma... More »


Forest Roads to Close Tonight at 10 PM Due to Snow Forecast

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 11:18 am

The Los Angeles County Public Works Department has advised that based on the forecast of snow and icy road conditions, it will close public access to the following road segments in the Angeles National Forest effective Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 10 p.m.: • ... More »


Altadena Man Shot Dead by Los Angeles Police

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 11:00 am

The Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified a 25-year-old Altadena man as the suspect shot and killed in North Hollywood Sunday, during an officer-involved shooting. Moises de la Torres was shot about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Vineland and Archwood Street, where po... More »