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Pasadena Joins Crackdown on Texting and Handheld Cell Use While Driving

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 3:06 pm

As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Pasadena Police Department will be joining with over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month long “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign ... More »


Gale’s Restaurant Struck By Fire

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 2:17 pm

[Updated 5:52 p.m.]  An afternoon roof fire struck the popular Gale’s Restaurant in the 400 block of South Fair Oaks Avenue at 2:15 p.m. this afternoon, authorities said. The business will be reopened tomorrow, after the Gas Company restores service, the Pasa... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 5:25 pm

Update: In May of 2012, Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1100 block of North El Molino Avenue regarding a residential burglary. Forensic Specialists collected evidence at the scene, which led to the identification of a suspect (Stephen Saucedo, Male H... More »


Pasadena Police: Internet Safety Tips For The Entire Family

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 11:40 pm

Almost all children today have access to the Internet through schools, libraries, community centers, or their home. In fact, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Study, most children between 8 and 18 year-olds, 74 percent, have Internet access from their ho... More »


Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery, Update Your Disaster Supplies

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 3:41 pm

The Pasadena Fire Department reminds you to change all of your Smoke Alarm batteries when you change your clocks forward this Sunday, March 9. Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries! Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality batteries to keep your Smoke Alarms... More »


Rainstorm Prompts Safety Tips and Reminders – Sandbags Available

Monday, February 24, 2014 | 6:53 pm

With the first heavy rain of 2014 expected later this week for Southern California, the City of Pasadena offers residents and businesses the following wet weather tips and reminders. The Pasadena Fire Department,, has free sand and ... More »


Pair of Two Alarm Fires Strike Monday Morning, 4 Injured

Monday, February 17, 2014 | 7:13 am

Two second alarm fires erupted in Pasadena early Monday morning leaving four injured and 15 displaced, authorities said. The first occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Rancheros Road just off Linda Vista Avenue, Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian reported, in an appro... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 4:41 pm

On January 30, at about 1:29:00 p.m., a Pasadena Police Officer responded to the 900 block of South Marengo Avenue regarding a domestic dispute. On arrival, the uniformed officer attempted to contact the residents by knocking on the front door. Without warning... More »


Class Teaches Inner Workings of Pasadena Police Department

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 5:03 am

Pasadenans will get a chance to experience what it’s like to be law enforcement officers with the Pasadena Police Department’s 40th Citizen Police Academy. The course is free of charge and open to the public. It is set to begin on Thursday, January 30, from 5:... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 4:56 am

On January 22 at approximately 6:15 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Washington Boulevard and Mentor Avenue due to a reported traffic accident (automobile vs. pedestrian). On arrival, officers located the victim, a Male Hispanic (Pasaden... More »


Pasadena Fire Department Intensifies Air Rescues Training

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 7:22 am

The Pasadena Fire Department Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) Team took to the skies Monday for intensive helicopter hoist training hosted by Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations at Barton Heliport in Pacoima. The training was designed to familiariz... More »