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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…

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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…

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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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Temple City Donut Shop Robbed at Gunpoint

A gunman wearing a hoodie and a ski mask robbed Rose donut shop in Temple City Wednesday. The robber entered the donut shop about 8 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Edward Godfrey told the Temple City Tribune. Using a handgun, he robbed the business of un undetertermined amout of cash. Description of the suspect…

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Southern California Edison Hosts 10th Annual Black History Celebration

By Jennifer Boone -Photo by Jennifer Boone SCE recently held their 10th Annual Black History event at the Energy Education Center in Irwindale. SCE celebrated Black History Month with the theme of “Celebrating Business and Community Partnerships.” This was co-founded by SCE employees, Afarah Board and David Ford who had an idea nine years ago…

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Oak Avenue Intermediate School’s Proactive Approach to Bullying

For the past four years, the Counseling and Guidance Department at Oak Avenue Intermediate School, with the support of school administration and staff, has facilitated a unique event designed to educate students regarding the destructive influence of bullying. For two days a year, the school library is turned into a museum which highlights the negative…

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Monrovia Council Approves Wilderness Plan and EIR after Marathon Meeting

By Susan Motander On Tuesday, three members of the Monrovia City Council voted unanimously to certify the Environment Impact Report (EIR) and adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). This clears the way to implement the Minimalist Plan Alternative to the opening the Wilderness Preserve with some additional restrictions. Before the matter was outlined…

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PUSD Districting Taskforce Slated for Feb. 13

On Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Sierra Madre Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre,, there will be a redistricting taskforce The Pasadena Unified School District Districting Taskforce encourages you and your community group or organization to participate in an important process that affects your representation on…

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CAPAC Chair Blasts Hoekstra Campaign for Racially Charged Super Bowl Ad

Following the airing of former Congressman Pete Hoekstra’s racially charged political ad during the Super Bowl last night, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement: “Thirty years ago, a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin was brutally murdered on the streets of Detroit by angry workers…

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