Category Archives: Crime

Holden’s campaign cash flow problem; California #2 in political sleaze

PASADENA — The Kinde Durkee saga, where millions of campaign cash was embezzled, included money from Pasadena City Councilman Chris Holden’s campaign. Holden is running for the 41st state Assembly seat.  He expects to be able to reach out to … Continue reading

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District 3 race shaping up, sort of; Murder wasn’t the case

PASADENA — It’s never too early to talk City Council politics in Pasadena. With Chris Holden vying for the state Assembly and many political pundits confident he will win, who will replace him on the City Council. The field is … Continue reading

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Occupier arrested for felony possession of a knife

PASADENA – Occupy protester Michael Buell, 45, of Fallbrook, was arrested Sunday by Pasadena Police and booked on suspicion of felony possession of a dagger, police Lt. Phlunte Riddle said. He remains in custody and is being held in lieu … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department scofflaw

PASADENA – This picture probably needs no explanation. Parking in Pasadena is tough, but parking in front of the a fire hydrant is inexcusable. But he didn’t get a ticket. I think that’s called professional courtesy.  The deputy was inside … Continue reading

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Slaying of popular barber rocks Pasadena

PASADENA – A tragic shooting rocked Pasadena this week, as popular barber King King was shot and killed near his business in the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard. The victim owned King King Barbershop in Pasadena. Star-News reporter Brenda … Continue reading

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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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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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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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