Thousands prayed and marched in cities across the nation, including Pasadena, over the weekend after members of white supremacist groups clashed with counterprotesters on the cramped streets of a small Virginia college town Saturday, leaving one woman dead and 34 others injured. Also killed that day were two Virginia state police officers, who died after the helicopter they were in to keep track of the protest crashed and burned. Driving public anxiety even higher that day, President Donald Trump on Saturday refused to call out the white hate groups that dominated the rally — namely the Ku Klux Klan...Read More
Author: Andre Coleman
The US Geological Survey (USGS) awarded $4.9 million to Caltech and five other universities and a university-governed nonprofit to advance the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System. Caltech, Central Washington University, UC Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of Washington, University of Nevada, Reno, and University Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO), Inc., received money to help advance the system. “The additional $4.9 million awarded to the Earthquake Early Warning System brings us one step closer to fully deploying this technology which can save lives in the event of a major earthquake,” said US Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), who spearheaded funding efforts for...Read More
2,218 American military service members (3 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 2 US soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. 3,000 square miles is the amount of space that ISIS currently controls in Syria. That is roughly the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, according to Newsweek. 20 ISIS extremists were killed and 8 others injured on the Syria-Iraq border on Saturday, according to Reuters. 4 vehicles used by the...Read More
Authorities have arrested three men in connection with two recent fatal shootings. In the latest incident, Eric Lamar Holloway, 27, of Pasadena was found shortly before 3:30 a.m. Aug. 7 in the 1000 block of Maple Street after police received calls of shots fired. Paramedics transported Holloway, who was shot in the head, to Huntington Hospital, where he died from his injuries. After an exhaustive 17-hour investigation, police arrested 22-year-old Deleon Jackson. Jackson has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and is being held on $3 million bail in Los Angeles County Jail. According to a statement...Read More
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek will lead the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission through June. Tornek, who has served on the panel since 2012, was elected to the top position two weeks ago by his fellow board members. Pasadena Commissioner Ross Selvidge, president of the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees, was re-elected to serve as the authority’s treasurer. The authority has worked for years to build a better relationship with Burbank residents, who for years have complained about noise caused by airplanes flying over homes during early morning hours. “The big deal is the preparation for the new terminal,” Tornek...Read More
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