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THE626NOW
November 16, 2011 | By Adolfo Flores, adolfo.flores@latimes.com
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad detonated three pipe bombs found inside a Pasadena apartment building Wednesday. The Pasadena Police Department discovered the explosives in the wake of a Tuesday night incident in which a parolee fled from a traffic stop, according to Lt. Phlunte Riddle. On Tuesday night Pasadena officers attempted to pull over a driver at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Walnut Street. The man, Clint Brian Macias, 30, continued driving and then abandoned the vehicle at El Molino Avenue and Cordova Street, where he fled on foot.
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NEWS
June 30, 2013 | By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com
In the moments leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court releasing its opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, Pasadena resident Maggie Cooper-Harris was online and nervously awaiting word. "And then, all the sudden, it's real," she said. "I froze for a second. And then I instantly realized: 'Wow, my marriage is not just a California marriage. I now have a marriage that is recognized by the United States.'" Her wife, Tracey Cooper-Harris, is a 40-year-old Pasadena military veteran who served in the Middle East as an animal care specialist training dogs for...
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THE626NOW
November 29, 2011
Pasadena would conduct a full environmental review if the city decides to proceed with tentative plans to bring an NFL team to the Rose Bowl in the coming years, stadium officials said Tuesday. The report would cost $200,000 to $300,000 and would take an estimated nine months, meaning there is no chance of a team coming to town in 2012. The prospects of that were slight anyway, as developers of a proposed permanent stadium in downtown Los Angeles or the City of Industry have not convinced a team to relocate to Los Angeles.
OPINION
June 29, 2013 | By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com
This is a column no editor wants to write, but here it is: The Pasadena Sun's last issue is today. The Sun's associated websites, PasadenaSun.com and The626Now.com , will point to an archive site shortly thereafter. We launched not quite two years ago - Aug. 5, 2011 - with a goal of becoming the deepest and most insightful source of news for Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino. We strove to cover things long ignored, to uncover wrongs, and give our readers a deeper understanding of their communities.
NEWS
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  
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
June 29, 2013 | By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com
When Pasadena Poly's Brendan McGrail was informed that he was indeed the dean, or most senior of Pasadena-area football coaches, the nine-year veteran was somewhat shocked. McGrail took over the Panthers in 2004, a young man in an area full of stalwarts, such as South Pasadena's Ed Smith (30 seasons). An already young corps of local football coaches turned a shade greener when McGrail announced that he resigned as Poly's football coach and is heading back east at the end of next week.
THE626NOW
June 28, 2013 | By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com
Former foster youth who've beaten tough odds to find success as young adults are extending a helping hand to current foster kids through a special peer resource center that opened Thursday in Pasadena. Teens leaving foster care are at high risk of poverty and homelessness. At the center, operated by the Pasadena-based child welfare nonprofit Hillsides from an office suite on North Orange Grove Boulevard, foster kids can get help finding jobs and housing, learn independent-living skills and receive free clothing and school...
THE626NOW
June 28, 2013
A 23-year veteran of the Pasadena Fire Department was to be remembered Friday at a funeral in Porter Ranch. Firefighter Johnie Simpson died of cardiac arrest June 19 while off-duty. He is survived by his wife and a teenage son and daughter, Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department, told the L.A. Times. Simpson was always a team player who was willing to help, and was promoted to engineer several years ago, Derderian said. “He was a great example for a lot of the newer firefighters,” she said.
SPORTS
June 27, 2013 | By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com
LA CAÑADA - With two prominent local transfers on its roster, the Maranatha High girls' basketball team has made a statement so far this summer that the Minutemen are an evolving and dangerous force within the Pasadena area. Yet, while the Minutemen's 3-0 record and 19-point margin of victory through three contests of the Flintridge Prep Summer League have been impressive, Maranatha ran into a local stalwart in reigning five-time Prep League champion Pasadena Poly. For their part, the veteran Panthers also showed that Poly is still a program worth looking out for,...
THE626NOW
June 26, 2013
A 57-year-old man jumped to his death off the Colorado Street bridge Tuesday night, according to Pasadena police. The man was identified on Wednesday as Douglas Howard Balding of Los Angeles, according to L.A County Coroner's Office Assistant Chief Ed Winter. A witness driving on the bridge around 8 p.m. reported seeing a man who appeared distraught standing outside the bridge's railing, said Lt. Tom Delgado. But once past the man, the driver looked back, but the man was gone.
THE626NOW
June 26, 2013
Pasadena police arrested a man Tuesday night and charged him with being a gang member in possession of a gun, according to police reports. Police pulled over Jean Duenas, 28, of Los Angeles around 10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Paloma Street for driving erratically and he appeared to be intoxicated, said Lt. Tom Delgado. Officers then searched his car and found a loaded gun, Delgado added. -- Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @LAMarkKellam .
THE626NOW
November 29, 2012
Two men carjacked a pickup truck in Pasadena on Wednesday night, but had it only briefly before police recovered it, according to Pasadena police. The victim of the incident was unhurt. At about 9:05 p.m. a Van Nuys man had parked his 2009 Ford Ranger near a bus stop at Washington Boulevard and Raymond Avenue. He was posting a sign on the bus stop when two African-American men approached him, demanding his keys and cell phone. He gave them the possessions, and they drove away, according to police.
THE626NOW
June 26, 2013
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act will undoubtedly impact a Pasadena Army veteran's legal fight to get her wife eligibility for military spousal support and death benefits. The decision voids a section of DOMA, a law adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996, that denied all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples. At that time, no state permitted gays and lesbians to marry. Now, 12 states and the District of Columbia authorize same-sex marriages.
THE626NOW
June 26, 2013
In the moments leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court releasing its opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, Pasadena resident Maggie Cooper-Harris was online and nervously awaiting word. “And then, all the sudden, it's real,” she said. “I froze for a second. And then I instantly realized: 'Wow, my marriage is not just a California marriage. I now have a marriage that is recognized by the United States.'” Her wife, Tracey Cooper-Harris, is a 40-year-old Pasadena military veteran who served in the Middle East as an animal care...
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