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Video offers disturbing look inside boot camps

PASADENA – The Star-News has broken a story about videos taken at Pasadena-based boot camps containing disturbing images of children vomiting and being subjected to verbal taunting by instructors. Be warned the video is graphic. 

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Star-News working on comment computer glitch

A computer glitch on the Notes from Northwest Pasadena blog is preventing readers from commenting on our posts. The Pasadena Star-News is working on the problem and asks for your patience while we deal with this matter.

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Portantino punished, can’t carry resolution for Ralph McKnight

PASADENA – The fallout from Anthony Portantino’s vote against a Democrat-backed state budget plan has cost him the chance to push a memorial recognition for a Pasadena civil rights leader. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, said state Assembly leaders won’t accept … Continue reading

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Shots ring out, leave three injured in Northwest Pasadena

PASADENA – An argument between two groups of men along El Sereno Avenue in Pasadena on Tuesday erupted into a flood of bullets and sent three people to the hopsital with gunshot wounds, according to a statement from the Pasadena … Continue reading

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Pasadena Police open up on prostitution bust

PASADENA – After an afternoon of phone calls and conversations about the Pasadena Police Department’s obligation to release the names of those arrested in a recent prostitution ring, police Chief Phillip Sanchez complied Monday with the Star-News request for the … Continue reading

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Local hiring shortfall flusters local leader

PASADENA – While he was unable to attend Pasadena First Source Buy Local’s opportunity fair at the Rose Bowl on Thursday, Pasadena-branch NAACP President Joe Brown expressed his dissappointment with local hiring on the $152 stadium renovation. Brown, who sits … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl job fair draws residents vying for jobs

PASADENA – The unemployed and the underemployed arrived in droves Thursday to the Pasadena First Source Buy Local Opportunity Fair at the Rose Bowl. There were a few smiles, some winces and plenty of frowns on the faces of the … Continue reading

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Reward issued in Jackson slaying, aunt delivers heartfelt words

MONTEREY PARK — Standing alongside Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the aunt of slain John Muir High School football player and student Brandon Jackson gave a tearful admonition to her nephew’s killers Wednesday. “Every day you look in the … Continue reading

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McFarland search warrant questioned

PASADENA – Defense attorney Bill Paparian claims the Pasadena Police Department’s search and seizure of items belonging to Kelvin “Sgt. Mac” McFarland was baseless and will ask a judge to throw it out, according to court documents obtained Thursday. McFarland, … Continue reading

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Shooting in Northwest Pasadena leaves man in critical condition

PASADENA – A Pasadena man remains in critical condition after being gunned down on the 200 block of Douglas Street in Pasadena, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said in a statement Wednesday. The shooting occurred at 10:30 p.m. and witnesses … Continue reading

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