January 20, 2012
Columnist Doug Moe of the Wisconsin State Journal writes: The most shocking recent news out of Pasadena for Wisconsinites is not that the Badgers lost their second straight Rose Bowl game. The most shocking news is that Pasadena is claiming to have invented the cheeseburger. I am not prepared to concede that someone in Pasadena made the first cheeseburger. Read more: Cheeseburger invented in Pasadena? I have a beef with that
January 20, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden visited a Pasadena residence this morning, according to a White House official. The vice president visited a home in area of Los Robles Avenue and Washington Boulevard as part of a campaign stop, the official stated. The vice president spent a couple of hours at the Los Robles Avenue home of John Kennedy, who in the past has served on Pasadena city commissions and is the brother of Lena Kennedy, a prominent fundraiser for President Obama. "It was basically a fundraiser for the president's campaign," said Dan Sherman who attended the meeting.
December 3, 2011
Pasadena officials report the busiest city streets are nearly clear, two days after a powerful wind storm left limbs and debris on every city street. All of the city's major thoroughfares are accessible and 90% of secondary treets have been cleared, officials reported Thursday night. Officials did not have a gauge of how many residential streets were usable. Eight traffic lights are still out, while 26 others impacted by the storm are operable. Water and power service were 99% restored, with city workers still trying to get power to 400 electric customers and water to 150 customers.
February 1, 2012
Newt Gingrich will return to Pasadena Feb. 13 and lead a town hall-style meeting of the Pasadena-based TeaPAC at the Castle Green Hotel in old Pasadena. Gingrich adressed a crowd of 200 at the Castle Green on Sept. 6, months before he emerged from the pack of Republican Party candidates to become a top contender for the GOP presidential nomination. The event takes place Monday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, and VIP seats are $100. For more information, visit www.TeaPAC.net or call (626)
February 7, 2012
At least 10 shots were fired but no one was injured at an affordable housing complex in Pasadena on Monday afternoon, according to Pasadena police. At 1:30 p.m. police received calls of shots fired at the Community Arms apartments in the 100 block of East Orange Grove Avenue. One caller reported seeing a man running from the area and another caller reported a beige-colored Chevy Tahoe or similar car leaving southbound on Marengo Avenue. Police found at least 10 shell casings and believe two shooters may have been firing into the apartments from a carport on the northwest side of the complex.
February 27, 2012
Two man fled after a failed attempt to rob a pedestrian in east Pasadena Sunday night, according to Pasadena police. A male Rosemead resident, 25, was walking south on San Gabriel Avenue near Morningside Street at 11:40 p.m. when two men approached him. One tried to grab the man's phone, but the pedestrian pushed the man to the ground, and he dropped the phone, Both suspects ran and a subsequent police search for the men was unsuccessful. One man is described as Hispanic, between 20 and 30 years old, and about five foot three inches tall.