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Opinion: Criminalize Water Use, or Just Buy Imported Water?

Monday, June 22, 2009 | 7:49 am

The author alone is responsible for opinions and information presented in this essay. Pasadena Now does not take editorial positions; rather, we serve the community by offering this forum for opinion and debate, open to all. We encourage your comments! A recen... More »


Large-Scale Prisoner Releases Possible, Police Chief Concerned

Sunday, June 21, 2009 | 9:59 pm

Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian told Pasadena Now he is concerned that tens of thousands of  prisoners may be released back into society early due to both state and federal initiatives and that could lead to unprecedented spikes in the rate of violent ... More »


Three Men Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Steal A Car

Sunday, June 21, 2009 | 7:33 am

Three men were arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to steal a car, police said. At about 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Pasadena Police Department officers were on patrol in the 200 block of East Del Mar Boulevard, said PPD Lt. Chris Russ. They noticed a man, later id... More »


Pasadena Police Crack Down On Illegal Vendors

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | 4:42 pm

The Pasadena Police Department partnered with the city’s Health Department to crack down on food vendors operating illegally within city limits on Saturday. Six police officers from the Neighborhood Action Team, a specialized detail unit that deals with qualit... More »


Biotech Executive Joins Caltech Board of Trustees

Friday, June 19, 2009 | 10:09 am

Kevin W. Sharer, chief executive officer and president of Amgen Inc., the world’s largest biotechnology company, has been named a trustee of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). From October 1992 to May 2000, Sharer served as the president and chi... More »


Police Chief Notes Speed In Arresting Murder Suspect

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | 7:00 pm

The speed of the arrest of Dwayne Rice, accused of murdering David Crosby Jr. in May, is typical for the Pasadena Police Department, the Chief of Police said in a press meeting. Rice, 29, was arraigned Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court on a murder ch... More »


Accused Killer Arraigned In Crosby Murder

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | 2:14 am

The man accused of murder in the May shooting death of David Crosby Jr. has been arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court and now awaits a June 25 preliminary hearing, court records show. Dwayne Rice, 29, is being held in Los Angeles County Jail on no bo... More »


New Police Helicopter Financing Before City Council Monday

Sunday, June 14, 2009 | 5:09 am

The purchase of a new helicopter for the Pasadena Police Department was approved by City Council in September, now the Council will vote on whether to approve the credit financing plan for the purchase during its Monday meeting. If the resolution is passed at ... More »


Man Accused Of Drunken Driving, Crashing Into Police Car

Saturday, June 13, 2009 | 5:50 am

A 26-year-old Glendale man was arrested for drunken driving Saturday morning after crashing into a police car, police said. Levon Grigoryan was attempting to parallel park his Mercedes SL500 in the 300 block of Colorado Boulevard at about 1 a.m. Saturday, said... More »


U.S. Secretary of Energy Speaks At Caltech Commencement

Friday, June 12, 2009 | 2:41 pm

U.S. Secretary of Energy and renowned physicist Steven Chu, Ph.D., spoke today at Caltech’s 115th annual commencement. Chu, the 12th United States Secretary of Energy, is a distinguished experimental physicist and scientific administrator and Nobel Laureate. A... More »


Marshall Named Among Top Public High Schools by Newsweek Magazine

Friday, June 12, 2009 | 10:27 am

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that Marshall Fundamental School has been named one of Newsweek magazine’s Top Public High Schools for the seventh consecutive year. Every year, the list is compiled by Washington Post education columnist Jay... More »


Rose Bowl on ESPN Starting in 2011

Friday, June 12, 2009 | 8:10 am

The Rose Bowl game will move from network television to ESPN for the 2011 game, joining the rest of the BCS on the network, ESPN executives announced today. The 2010 Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship Game — both in Pasadena at the end of the upcoming sea... More »