Portantino Wants Utilities to be Prepared for Disasters

Wind Disaster Highlights Need for Better Planning (AB 1650) In the wake of fierce winds and power outages that caused significant damage to parts of Southern California late last year, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a bill to improve emergency and disaster preparedness in California. AB 1650 requires gas and electric companies…


Los Angeles County Proclaims Day of Remembrance Feb. 19 for Japanese-Americans Interned During World War II

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that Los Angeles County has proclaimed February 19, 2012 as a Day of Remembrance for Japanese-Americans interned during World War II. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 incarcerating all 120,000 Japanese-Americans and legal residents following Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. While the order also…


205 Arrested and 51 Firearms Confiscated in January Disarm Sweeps

During the month of January, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. officers arrested 205 probationers and confiscated 51 firearms and over $2.2 million in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. In conjunction with local law enforcement, 1681 searches were conducted of probationers who, as a condition of probation, are subject to unannounced searches…


Police Blotters 2/9/12

Arcadia PD For the period of Sunday, January 29th, through Saturday, February 4th, the Police Department responded to 903 calls for service of which 104 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, January 29: At about 12:40 a.m., an officer, working…


Man Sentenced in Pasadena Art Teacher’s Killing

A Westlake Village man convicted of fatally shooting a Pasadena art college instructor at a party was sentenced today to 21 years in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury convicted Steven Ronald Honma, 56, of one count of voluntary manslaughter on Nov. 17, 2011, for the killing of…


Monrovia Gang Member Convicted of Teen’s Attempted Murder

After a day of deliberations, jurors today convicted a Monrovia gang member for the attempted murder of a teenage boy in 2008. Deputy District Attorney Stacie Mayoras of the Alhambra Branch Office said Jimmy Santana, 23, was convicted of one count each of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, shooting from a motor vehicle and…


Pasadena Police Department (DUI) Checkpoint Friday

The Pasadena Police Department will conduct a DUI Checkpoint enforcement program on Friday, February 10, 2012. The hours of operation will be between 6:00 pm – 3:00 am. DUI programs are a useful and effective tool for achieving the Pasadena Police Department’s goal of detecting and removing impaired drivers from our streets. The Pasadena Police…

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