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  • PETA to demonstrate against SeaWorld as Slyter goes ...

    Yesterday | via Examiner.com 

    Whether Amanda Slyter's defense of "necessity" for taking part in an anti- SeaWorld demonstration at the 2014 Rose Parade will set legal precedent or not, when she goes to trial on Thursday at the Superior Court in Pasadena, it will be the first time the defense has been used "to justify actions taken to prevent harm done to captive animals used in entertainment," according to PETA . The necessity defense is also referred to as the "lesser of two evils" or "greater good" defense.

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  • Nasa's Voyager 1 probe reveals deep space sounds as ...

    Wednesday | via Daily Mail 

    A Christmas 'do' fit for a Queen! Prince George, William, Kate and Harry descend on Buckingham Palace for Royal festive lunch The hackers WIN! Sony CANCELS release of Kim assassination movie after the majority of theaters chose not to show it amid terror threats PIERS MORGAN: America can't be bullied by the North Korea's Kim and a nerdy traitor: It's time for us ALL to stand-up and be counted Free after FIVE long years in a Cuban jail: Alan Gross says it's a 'blessing to be American' as he is back on US soil..

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  • Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

    Tuesday Dec 16 | via CBS Atlanta 

    FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Pasadena, Calif. The College Football Playoff participants are w... .

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  • Crime Report: Car keyed in See's Candies parking lot

    Friday Dec 12 | via La Canada Valley Sun 

    Shoplifting: 635 Foothill Blvd. The store director at Gelson's Market reported that at 4:57 p.m., two people entered the store and stole three bottles of Jack Daniels. Both of them, about 5 feet 8, were wearing hooded sweatshirts over their heads.

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  • One Nation, Two Standards

    Thursday Dec 11 | via Pasadena Weekly 

    Years later, one of my uncles went missing after he left his home to get a pack of cigarettes and was probably killed in a mass lynching in Baton Rouge. Undoubtedly thousands more lynchings and murders went unrecorded in the South, where many African Americans routinely disappeared, never to be heard from again.

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  • US couple held in Qatar sue company that sent them

    Tuesday Dec 9 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

    In this photo provided by the David House Agency, an international crisis firm, American couple Matthew, left, and Grace Huang, smile while aboard an airliner following their departure from the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, . The Los Angeles couple had been detained in the country after their arrest in January 2013, on murder charges following the death of their 8-year-old daughter Gloria, who was born in Ghana.

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    Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Prison, Pasadena, CA

  • QB stars when Florida St meets Oregon in Rose Bowl

    Sunday Dec 7 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis 

    Police say a motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others who had gone to the woman's aid where then struck and killed by another vehicle. He says... Police say a motorist's vehicle struck and killed a black bear on a road in the Florida Everglades and three others who had gone to the woman's aid where then struck and killed by another vehicle.

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  • Couple cleared of daughter's death attend church

    Sunday Dec 7 | via Newsday 

    In this photo provided by the David House Agency, an international crisis firm, American couple Matthew, left, and Grace Huang, smile while aboard an airliner following their departure from the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, . The Los Angeles couple had been detained in the country after their arrest in January 2013, on murder charges following the death of their 8-year-old daughter Gloria, who was born in Ghana.

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  • U.S. couple released by Qatar in child death celebra...

    Sunday Dec 7 | via The Star Online 

    An American couple convicted and later cleared in Qatar of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted African-born daughter celebrated their return to Los Angeles with a jubilant church service on Sunday morning. When the pastor announced the arrival of Matthew and Grace Huang along with their children Josiah and Emmanuel, the congregation of 3,000 people applauded and cheered.

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  • US Couple Released by Qatar in Child Death Celebrate...

    Sunday Dec 7 | via News Max 

    An American couple convicted and later cleared in Qatar of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted African-born daughter celebrated their return to Los Angeles with a jubilant church service on Sunday morning. When the pastor announced the arrival of Matthew and Grace Huang along with their children Josiah and Emmanuel, the congregation of 3,000 people applauded and cheered.

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  • Battle of Champions: Alabama, Oregon, FSU and Ohio S...

    Sunday Dec 7 | via Daily Mail 

    Punched in the face while handcuffed in a police car - but her cop attacker will NOT be charged: Prosecutors say officer who left woman, 23, with a broken eye socket 'acted professionally' 'I hate spending money': Ex-wife of multi-billionaire Google founder reveals she once drank so much free carrot juice she turned ORANGE as she gives advice on how to save cash Fury after luxury building puts up fence on balcony used by rent-controlled tenants to make it a FRACTION of original size so high-paying residents don't get jealous' The royals have arrived! Crowds go crazy as Prince William and Kate land at JFK to start their first ever visit to the Big Apple Mistress of top 9/11 lawyer files $11M lawsuit claiming he continued to pursue affair even after his wife found out and started a campaign of harassment The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 tops North American box office for third weekend ... (more)

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  • Los Angeles couple cleared of daughtera s Qatar deat...

    Sunday Dec 7 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune 

    In this photo provided by the David House Agency, an international crisis firm, American couple Matthew, left, and Grace Huang, smile while aboard an airliner following their departure from the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, . The Los Angeles couple had been detained in the country after their arrest in January 2013, on murder charges following the death of their 8-year-old daughter Gloria, who was born in Ghana.

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  • Amanda Bynes shares photo displaying her midriff and...

    Saturday Dec 6 | via Daily Mail 

    President Obama whisked to hospital by motorcade and given a CAT scan for 'persistent sore throat' he's been suffering for weeks REVEALED: Navy Seals hiked six miles and got within 100 yards of Yemen compound where US and South African hostages were being held - before a dog bark alerted al-Qaeda captors and signed their death warrants 'Demonized' NYPD officers claim obese, asthmatic chokehold victim Eric Garner contributed to his own death and that he shouldn't have resisted arrest Woman who admitted to stabbing American teacher to death inside Abu Dhabi mall will face the death penalty as victim's family speaks of their 'devastation and horror' U.S. Airways plane makes emergency landing as two passengers and ENTIRE crew are taken ill with 'chain reaction vomiting' Up to 1,000 MORE US troops than planned will remain in Afghanistan next year after recent spike in violence ... (more)

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  • Taking Aim

    Thursday Dec 4 | via Pasadena Weekly 

    The case of Kendrec McDade, the unarmed African-American teenager who was shot and killed by two white Pasadena police officers in 2012, gained national attention this week thanks to faux newsman Jon Stewart. On Monday night's episode of "The Daily Show," Stewart took aim at reporting by FOX News, which had been attacking President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Rev.

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  • Do aliens look like SHRIMP Nasa researchers say tiny...

    Monday Nov 24 | via Daily Mail 

    For better or worse: Michael Brown shooter Darren Wilson MARRIED fellow police officer in town hall ceremony last month as it's revealed grand jury will announce decision on his fate TODAY Grand Jury reaches decision in Michael Brown shooting case: Ferguson braced for turmoil as prosecutor prepares to reveal verdict on Darren Wilson Today Show turns to awkward banter after week of firings, backbiting and reports ousted boss wanted to axe Savannah, Natalie and STOP Al Roker doing weather 'Pack your patience and try to travel on Tuesday': AAA warns of havoc-inducing nor'easter set to dump rain and snow on Thanksgiving travelers Explorer who adopted stray dog that followed him through Ecuadorian jungle reveals he hid the extent of the animal's injuries so that he could fly him to Sweden... and can't wait to bring him home Do aliens look like SHRIMP? Nasa researchers say tiny 'extreme ... (more)

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  • Video store clerk shot, wounded during robbery in Pa...

    Friday Nov 21 | via Pasadena Star-News 

    The shooting occurred about 7:45 p.m. on Orange Grove Boulevard between Los Robles and Marengo avenues, said Lt. Cheryl Moody of the Pasadena Police Department.

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  • Pasadena teachera s ex-boyfriend pleads not guilty i...

    Friday Nov 21 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune 

    A man who allegedly sent nude photos of his ex- boyfriend -- a high school teacher in Pasadena -- to other educators and students pleaded not guilty today to criminal charges. David Galvan, 38, is charged with one felony count each of false personation and identity theft, along with one misdemeanor count of Internet/electronic impersonation and three misdemeanor counts of obscene matter.

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  • Entry of Jacque Robinson into Pasadena mayora s race...

    Thursday Nov 20 | via Pasadena Star-News 

    The entry this week of Pasadena Councilwoman Jacque Robinson into the city's mayoral race makes the march toward March much more interesting. Weirder, too.

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  • Shots Fired

    Thursday Nov 20 | via Pasadena Weekly 

    Police arrested a Pasadena man and a woman from Moreno Valley on Sunday afternoon in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred 12 hours earlier during a traffic incident in Pasadena. At 4 p.m. Sunday, police arrested Sanjay Varma, 32, and Moreno Valley resident Crystal Orleans, 22 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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  • Key cases in use of force by police in Southern Cali...

    Aug 30, 2014 | via Press-Telegram 

    The Los Angeles Police Department has had a number of incidents over the years where police officers used deadly force against African-Americans and others that have stirred controversy. Among the most famous was the 1979 shooting of Eula Love, a 39-year-old African-American widow who was involved in a dispute with the gas company over a $69 unpaid bill.

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Pasadena Law

CHP pulled me over and said I ran a red light. (I did not. The light turned yellow as I was passing through) the officer asked if I had drank I said yes although I stopped at 12am and had eaten. (It was then 2:30am) he asked me to step out of the vehicle and performed the sobriety tests which I had no issue with. The officer would not show me what I got on the breathalyzer even though I asked him twice. He just kept repeating "you blew a little over." About 30 minutes later at the station I blew a .06. I spoke to an attorney and they said the officer probably wanted to take the chance that my BAC would be higher at the station because if I had lied about when I had stopped drinking I would still be metabolizing the alcohol. Do I have a case?
Perhaps. Given what has been stated here, there are several issues that may be exploited by a trained and experienced...
During my DUI DMV hearing the arresting officer testified that without question he observed me for the entire 15 minutes prior to the breath test. Was able to obtain hard evidence that proves the officer did not observe me and moreover lied under penalty of perjury. ( Multiple time both on paper and during the DMV Hearing sworn statements) The DA has offered me a wet-reckless plea but I am trying to decide if I should attempt to fight this in a court. My BAC was .11. Does an improper breath test and officer perjury raise enough reasonable doubt to get this case dismissed / not-guilty verdict in a jury trial? Should I consider fighting this in a jury trial? Looking for others advice/insight that have defended this scenario before..
You should really be discussing this with your attorney. Even if the breath test was improper, the DA will bring in...
I need some advice please. In May I was pulled over in Pasadena by glednale cops according to the police I was driving fast .He asked if I was drinking I said yes. I did the exams walking a straight line and other exams according to them I did not do great . I blew below .08 multiple times and my friend was with me he blew under too. We both only had 2 drinks. Anyways they cop thought I was on drugs or medication. Which I was not or do any drugs . They took me to the hospital to draw blood. My license was not suspended. I checked with dmv they have no info about it. I went to court in Glendale Oct 1st and they didn't have a record of my case. Now I got a letter to attend court next month in Pasadena. My question is can this be dismissed ? I was not on drugs and I blew under the limit 3x .
If charges were filed they may think they have something. No one can tell you whether or not your case can be dismissed...
the bartender served her three to five of his specialty drinks while she sat at the bar. She then goes down the long hallway to the ladies room, leaving all her personal effects at the bar, the bathroom is down a long hallway, and it's door is right next to the unmonitored emergency unlocked exit to the back parking lot. On her way out of the bathroom she is taken outside and into a strangers car by two persons unknown to her that were hanging around in the bar area and saw her getting drunker and drunker. She is raped by one in the car a few miles away. What claim does she have against the bar? Perhaps something to do with the defective design of the bar and its lack of security as well as the fact that the bartenders drinks caused her to become extremely vulnerable?
This question deals with civil liability and I would defer on the answer to a civil litigation attorney. You posted...
the bartender served her three to five of his specialty drinks while she sat at the bar. She then goes down the long hallway to the ladies room, leaving all her personal effects at the bar, the bathroom is down a long hallway, and it's door is right next to the unmonitored emergency unlocked exit to the back parking lot. On her way out of the bathroom she is taken outside and into a strangers car by two persons unknown to her that were hanging around in the bar area and saw her getting drunker and drunker. She is raped by one in the car a few miles away. What claim does she have against the bar? Perhaps something to do with the defective design of the bar and its lack of security as well as the fact that the bartenders drinks caused her to become extremely vulnerable?
Sorry, the BAR tender didn't cause this. The FEMALE DRANK THE DRINKS by her own choice. Then MEN committed the crime....
I was arrested for a possible DUI at a .08 level, and no charges were filed within the 1 year statue of limitations. My license was suspended by the DMV (and for what i was never convicted), but i got it re instated after doing all classes and paying fees. I now have had a sr22 for a year and was wondering if i have to keep it for 3 years if i was never convicted? I probably do because my license was suspended for it?
You should check with the DMV- its actions are separate from those of the court.
I am in the three month program and just got expelled for missing 21 days. However, there was a holiday. I only missed twice and that is allowed. I don't know what to do now. Can the school reinstate me or do I need to go to court? My license was not affected by my DUI, but the courts punishment was 3 month DUI class and 3 years informal probation.
You should call the court that sentenced you. The Judge will want to see you and you will need to give a good response....