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Pasadena Crime Rate Jumps in July

Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 6:50 am

Led by increases in burglaries, Pasadena’s crime rate jumped to a double-digit increase over 2012 for the first time this year, police reported Friday. 2,541 crimes were reported by police so far this year in Pasadena, up 12% from the 2,272 reported at this ti... More »


Pasadena Police Seek Assistance In Locating Missing Elderly Woman

Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 5:10 am

The Pasadena Police Department is searching for a missing elderly woman who was last seen on Friday, August 2 in Pasadena. Missing is Gretchen Leonard, white female, 76 years of age, approx 5′-3″, 130 lbs., wearing brown pants. She has short white hair and blu... More »


136 Criminal Charges Filed Against Duplex Owner Where 2 Men Died

Friday, August 2, 2013 | 4:59 am

The 74-year-old owner of a duplex where two men died in a November fire faces 136 criminal charges filed by Pasadena city prosecutors and may face up to six months of imprisonment and $136,000 fine. Jeanette Broussard of Altadena was charged with 136 identical... More »


Impostors Pose as Water and Power Employees Seeking Payments

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 3:05 pm

The Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) today cautioned customers to beware of impostors posing as city utility employees requesting payment over the phone. The caller demands that customers pay their delinquent water or power account to avoid disconnect... More »


Police Nab Armed Parolee in Stolen U-Haul Wednesday Night

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 7:10 am

Alerted by automated license plate reading equipment, Pasadena police officers conducted a traffic stop on a stolen U-Haul truck to find a parolee with a large caliber handgun behind the wheel at 11:00 p.m. last night, police report. Ishmael Carrasco, 21, of P... More »


Police Arrest Man and Teenage Girl for Alleged Burglary

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 5:36 am

Pasadena Police arrested a 22-year-old man and a teenage girl for suspicion of burglary in a home in the 1500 block of Las Lunas Street Tuesday. John Bowman of Altadena and an unidentified teenage girl of Pasadena were arrested for allegedly breaking in and st... More »


Burglar Wearing Ski Mask Steals Electronics from a Pasadena Home

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 5:29 am

A man wearing a ski mask broke in a woman’s home and stole electronic devices Tuesday. At about 12:20 p.m., the homeowner returned to her home in the 500 block of South El Molino Avenue and heard noises from the kitchen, Pasadena police Lt. Tom Delgado told th... More »


Cracked Phone Screen? No Problem − Reboot It

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 8:45 am

Not only is a cracked phone screen annoying, but it can be downright embarrassing. But what do you do? You can take it to the dealer, but most likely they will want to replace the entire phone, usually at a steep cost or send it out to be fixed, so no phone fo... More »


India Establishes Caltech Aerospace Fellowship

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 6:10 am

The Indian Department of Space / Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has established a fellowship at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the name of Satish Dhawan (1920–2002), a Caltech alumnus (Eng ’49, PhD ’51) and a pioneer of India’... More »


Police Hunt Shooters in Car-to-Car Attack Tuesday Night

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 6:01 am

A car-to-car shooting targeted a man and a woman driving on Mentone Avenue near W. Howard Street at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, police report. Neither victim was injured in the shooting, during which two suspects fired multiple shots which struck the victim’s car... More »


Two Missing Hikers Found in Eaton Canyon

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 8:01 am

The Altadena Search and Rescue Team and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has found the two missing hikers on the Mount Wilson Toll Road in Eaton Canyon Monday. The rescue teams responded to Eaton Canyon at around 7:04 p.m. and found the two hikers... More »