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Check Twice for Motorcycles: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | 12:39 pm

During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Pasadena Police  Department reminds drivers to always look twice for motorcycles. “Motorcycles may be difficult to spot, so being extra careful before changing lanes is always good practice,” Acting Lieutenant Sa... More »


Oversight Commission to Discuss Gascón Review of McClain Shooting

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | 12:39 pm

The city’s oversight commission will discuss the LA County District Attorney’s review of the fatal police shooting that took the life of a Pasadena man two years ago. Anthony McClain was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in Aug. 2020. According t... More »


Breaking: Man Fatally Shot in Pasadena Identified

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | 6:30 am

Authorities Tuesday identified a man who was shot and killed in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena. Eric Thomas, 28, of Pasadena died at the scene of the crime, which was reported about 9 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue, according t... More »


Pasadena Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols

Monday, May 2, 2022 | 4:37 pm

The Pasadena Police Department will be out Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). “Impaired driving is preventable,” Acting Lieutenant Sam de Sylva said. “It’s a choice. If you’ve b... More »


Commander Jason Clawson Becomes the City’s Police Chief

Monday, May 2, 2022 | 5:00 am

Pasadena Police Commander Jason Clawson became the city’s police chief on Monday. “I am honored, yet humbled, to begin this journey as the Interim Chief of Police for the great City of Pasadena,” Clawson told Pasadena Now.  “I would like to thank Chief Cheryl ... More »


DEA Hosting ‘Drug Take Back Day’ Saturday for Unneeded Prescriptions

Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 6:09 am

As drug overdoses soar in the United States, particularly from opioid misuse, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday will hold its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — enabling people to anonymously dispose of unneeded medications at d... More »