Pasadena officials often tout the city’s compassion for the homeless. Certainly the homeless have available to them an impressive array of services. But there are people like Francis Freeman and Aniya Jones, who have clearly fallen through the cracks. I met the couple Wednesday, Here’s a link to their story
I also shot a video which you can watch on YouTube. This is it:
Pasadena Fire Department officials are steamed over a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department press release taking credit for a mountain rescue Monday night. They say the press release is riddled with falsehoods — and that the Sheriff’s Department was barely involved in the rescue of two injured women.
Leave it to sheriff’s Spokesman Steve Whitmore to put it all in perspective.
“Here is what’s important: The people got saved.”
Perhaps the most telling detail about the whole operation is on Tim Rutt’s altadenablog, which has a picture of the patients being loaded into a paramedic van — not a helicopter.
…Gail Munnecke called this morning to share the sad news that her husband Allan died during heart surgery yesterday. A memorial service will be held November 30 at San Marino Community Church.
Our most heart-felt condolences to Gail and her loved ones.
Munnecke was connected to the slaying via DNA, officials said.
In February deputies served a search warrant at Munnecke’s home in the 800 block of North Almansor Street in Alhambra. Subsequently, they arrested the 71-year-old on suspicion of murder in Kelly’s slaying.
A Pasadena city employee, identified as Sherwin Williams, 44, was arrested Monday after a shooting incident in Pasadena. Williams is being held on $4 million bail downtown. No arraignment has been set, officials said.
While the state collects millions of dollars from red-light cameras at intersections, a few California cities are starting to question whether the safety benefits are worth the high cost to their own coffers.
Other cities have rejected automatic ticketing programs as well, including Union City near San Jose, Yucaipa and Costa Mesa, Cupertino, Compton, El Monte, Fairfield, Fresno, Fullerton, Indian Wells, Irvine, Maywood, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Paramount, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Roseville, San Carlos, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa and Upland.
Sadly neither Pasadena nor Baldwin Park make the list of California cities reconsidering the cost effectiveness of red light cameras.
The fight at the tailgate party before 2010 USC-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl. This cell phone video appears to have captured the actual stabbing. About 12 seconds in you can see what appears to be an attacker and victim.
PASADENA — A group of activists dressed as zombies plan to invade One Colorado this morning as part of an international protest against consumerism.
The group, organized by a woman identified as Autumn Rooney, has plans to chant, dance and play drums along Colorado Boulevard, according to several websites and Twitter accounts.
“We are a network of activists organizing a Carnivalesque Rebellion that will shut down consumer capitalism for a week.
The climax of our efforts is Buy Nothing Day, a 24-hour moratorium on consumer spending, celebrated November 26th in North America and 27th Internationally.