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  1. Los Angeles carjacking suspects crashes into tree in PasadenaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    Two suspects in a Los Angeles carjacking ended up in critical condition at a hospital after the stolen BMW crashed into a tree in Pasadena Friday morning. The incident began around 2:30 a.m. when a driver was carjacked at gunpoint by two men in the 4500 block of Willow Brook Avenue, according to Gonzales.

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  2. Pasadena duo allegedly carjacks new BMW, plows it into treeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    Two carjacking suspects were hospitalized in critical condition after a new luxury vehicle they stole crashed into a tree in Pasadena early today, police said. The thieves took the vehicle, and the owner's wallet and smart phone, at gunpoint from the 4500 block of Willow Brook Avenue in East Hollywood around 2:30 a.m., said Los Angeles police Sgt.

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  3. Metro board adopts $5.6 billion budget; large portion for new rail linesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority adopted a $5.6 billion budget Thursday, a spending blueprint that has increased 44 percent, or about $2 billion, in the past five years. The behemoth bus, rail and highways agency known as Metro will spend more than 38 percent of its 2015-16 budget - about $2.1 billion - on rail projects, including the Crenshaw/LAX line, the downtown Regional Connector and the Purple Line extension to Westwood, as well as various highway improvement projects.

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  4. CicLAvia Pasadena much more than a cycling festival: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Pasadena Star-News

    Because of its two-wheeler sounding name, some people understandably think the closed-streets urban festival called CicLAvia is entirely a bicycling affair. And for the first time in the almost five years since its founding, the event is coming to the San Gabriel Valley this Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as 3.5 miles of Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles and open to everyone else.

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  5. Rachel Estrada, former CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Pasadena Star-News

    The former president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena died at her Covina home on May 22 after a brief battle with cancer. She would have celebrated her 58th birthday this Saturday.

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  6. CicLAvia comes to Pasadena on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Vehicles towed from the area will be available for free pickup at the Elks Lodge parking lot, 400 West Colorado, until 4 p.m. Sunday. Every day, Matt Allio hops on his bicycle and peddles eight miles from his loft in South Pasadena to work in Pasadena.

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  7. Anti-710 Freeway tunnel group presents new traffic-fixing planRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pasadena Star-News

    No 710 Action Commitee member Tom Williams stands within the crowd at the press conference. Thursday, May 28, 2015. 1 comment

  8. Muir to host Brandon Jackson Scholarship and Basketball TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pasadena Star-News

    It's been five years since the untimely death of former Muir High School student-athlete Brandon Jackson, but Pasadena is a community bent on making sure he's never forgotten and that his legacy carries on brightly. On Saturday, Muir High will host the 5th Annual Brandon Jackson Scholarship and Basketball Tournament in the school's gym.

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  9. Graduation 2015: La Salle High School seniors receive diplomasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> La Salle High School held its 56th annual commencement at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena on Friday, May 21, 2015.

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  10. Community, officials celebrate completion of Gold Line facility in MonroviaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Pasadena Star-News

    MONROVIA >> Hundreds of community members and elected officials gathered at the new $265-million Gold Line train operations and maintenance facility Saturday to celebrate the completion of the project and the near completion of a rail extension through the San Gabriel Valley foothills. “Today is a momentous day for the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority,” said Doug Tessitor, chairman of the Foothill Gold Line board of directors during a dedication ceremony.

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  11. Water wonks drowning in good drought ideas at Huntington Gardens: Larry WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this drought, the Huntington Library is in an interesting position, because of the third part of its name: “and Botanical Gardens.” Water-wise, the 120 acres at the core of Henry Huntington's old ranch are served by three separate entities: In case of fire, it's city of Pasadena water from across the street. For drinking fountains and hand-washing on the grounds, it's San Marino city water from the private California American company.

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  12. Pasadena man pleads not guilty to murder of sister, attempted murder of nephewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN GABRIEL >> A 31-year-old Pasadena man on Thursday pleaded not guilty that he fatally shot his sister and tried to kill his nephew in their San Gabriel apartment. Johnny Goins enter his plea to the March 5 murder of 32-year-old Tanaya Goins, the attempted murder of his 13-year-old nephew and to a count of assault with a firearm, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.

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  13. Historic Pasadena home tours return SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Pasadena Star-News

    After six years without tours, the classic homes in Pasadena's Historic Highlands will open their doors to visitors once again. The landmark neighborhood on the border of Pasadena and Altadena features several homes built in the the early 20th century.

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  14. Pasadena Rose Bowl music festival proposal draws criticism from neighborsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA>>A proposal to turn the Rose Bowl and the surrounding Brookside Golf Course into a three-day music festival with four stages and 11 hours of performances drew continued criticism Thursday as Pasadena began a study of the event's potential environmental impacts. The newly renamed Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival could draw as many as 90,000 people and act as significant money-maker for the struggling Rose Bowl starting as early as June 2016.

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  15. Tips sought in case of missing Pasadena John Muir High School teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> Pasadena police asked for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old Pasadena girl who left John Muir High School three days ago. Lt. Pete Hettema said Tayla Thompson was last seen by her sister leaving the school at 1905 Lincoln Ave. around 11 a.m. Friday.

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  16. San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena cities make list of top 50 safest cities in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Pasadena Star-News

    Strong community relationships is believed to be one of the key reasons that four San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena area cities were just named to the 2015 list of safest California cities by SafeWise.com . The neighborhood watch program and deeply involved residents attribute to the community's safety record, noted public safety supervisor Bryan Ariizumi in a statement .

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  17. Pasadena firefighters honored for Nepal earthquake reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Pasadena Star-News

    From left: Derrick Bean, Pasadena Firefighter Intern, Matt Caffey Pasadena Firefighter Paramedic, Dave Marquez, Pasadena Firefighter, Tim Okimura, Pasadena Fire Captain, Cody Walker, brother of late actor Paul Walker, and Jon Trautwein, Pasadena Fire Deputy Cheif, talk briefly about their experience during their relief efforts in Nepal in response to the 7.8 earthquake that struck in April during a press conference in front of the Pasadena City Hall in Pasadena, CA., Monday, May 11, 2015. Pasadena firefighters were part of a team of 12 volunteers that provided medical assistance and rescue and recovery efforts in villages that had not received initial aid.

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  18. Two girls hospitalized after being hit by car in PasadenaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> Two girls were hospitalized Monday with broken bones and facial injuries after they apparently ran in front of a car driven by an 88-year-old woman, officials said. The 13-year-old and 8-year-old Pasadena residents were sent to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County-USC Hospital after they were hit by a car at 2:04 p.m. Monday, Pasadena police Lt.

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  19. Kelly McLeod builds on her architectural legacy: Larry WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Pasadena Star-News

    For 111 years now, ever since the state of California deigned to give Julia Morgan her license, they've been letting women become architects here. For a century, USC has had an architecture school; for 35 years it has bestowed a Distinguished Alumni Award annually, including to superstars like Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne.

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  20. Family struggles to save piece of Japanese American historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    Cindy Yuge, left, with her sisters, Joyce Yuge, Carolyn Yuge and Nadine Ishizu stand in front of the historic bungalow on April 30. It has been in their family since the 1920s. A petition started earlier this week aims to preserve the southwest portion of the Scripps/Kellogg estate in Altadena, which contains the 4-bedroom home built by the Yuge family after WWI.

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