Monthly Archives: August 2011

McFarland switches lawyers

PASADENA – In a shocking development in the Kelvin “Sgt. Mac” McFarland case, his lawyer Bill Paparian has been “relieved of his duties.” The court declared a conflict of interest in the case and allowed Paparian to cease representing McFarland … Continue reading

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Blogger weighs in on Rose Bowl role in NFL return to L.A.

PASADENA – In another entry from the department of shameless blogger self-promotion, L.A. Biz Observed weighed in on the Star-News story about the Rose Bowl playing temporary home to an NFL team. Mark Lacter, who has worked for the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Multiple gun shot wounds killed Laguan in Pasadena

Marvin Laguan, the 18-year-old Alhambra man shot and killed in the 400 block of North Mar Vista Avenue in Pasadena, died from multiple gun shot wounds to his torso, according to a report released Monday by the Los Angeles County … Continue reading

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City promotes Northwest Pasadena

PASADENA – In an effort to promote the neighborhood’s recreation, shopping, dining and cultural destinations, Pasadena has installed bright orange signs touting Northwest Pasadena. The signs feature the city’s new rose logo, as well as the Rose Bowl Stadium. The … Continue reading

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Flintridge Center’s Ricky Pickens walks the line

PASADENA – Ricky Pickens walks a fine line between city officials and some of the city’s toughest gang members. Pickens’ balancing act is part of his role as director of intervention and prevention of the Flintridge Center in Northwest Pasadena. … Continue reading

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Ricky Pickens on Star NewsMakers

PASADENA – Star NewsMakers, the Pasadena Star-News current affairs show featuring Editor Frank Girardot and staff writer Brian Charles, welcomed Ricky Pickens from the Flintridge Center to the weekly webcast Friday. Pickens, who serves as director of intervention and prevention … Continue reading

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Pasadena man shot celebrating friend’s release from jail

PASADENA – Marvin Laguan, 18, of Alhambra was shot and killed in the 400 block of North Mar Vista Avenue late Monday night, according to the Pasadena Police Department. Laguan was talking to his girlfriend when a man approached and … Continue reading

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Star NewsMakers first episode

PASADENA – Star News Editor Frank Girardot and staff writer Brian Charles, were joined by Pasadena-branch NAACP President Joe Brown and Randy Ertll, executive director of El Centro De Accion Social, to talk about the racist graffiti in Northwest Pasadena.  … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group launches new show

PASADENA – The San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group will debut its newest webcast — Star NewsMakers. The show centers on current affairs in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley and features Star-News Editor Frank Girardot and staff writer Brian Charles.  … Continue reading

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Peter Dreier responds to Wednesday’s Notes from Northwest post

Occidental professor and Pasadena community activist Peter Dreier responds to yesterday’s Notes from Northwest Pasadena blog post on financial and pension reform. Here is the response: Your column comparing the mortgage crisis and Pasadena’s pension problem is like comparing apples … Continue reading

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