Web Exclusives | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Web Exclusives | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Woman accused of Murder proclaims innocence from jail https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/woman-accused-of-murder-proclaims-innocence-from-jail/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/woman-accused-of-murder-proclaims-innocence-from-jail/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:53 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109030 A homeless woman charged with choking a 75-year-old woman to death declared her innocence in court and in a telephone interview on Tuesday with the Pasadena Weekly. Mary Jean O’Connor, 41, is charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Pasadena resident Jeri Douglas. Douglas’s daughter adopted O’Connor’s eldest son after […]

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As of Monday, 3,076 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/as-of-monday-3076-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/as-of-monday-3076-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:26 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109034 2,228 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 1 person was killed and 16 people were injured on Tuesday in Iraq when a car bomb exploded. According to CNN, no one has taken responsibility for the attack.      […]

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Homeless person is accused of killing mother of woman who adopted her kids https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/homeless-person-is-accused-of-killing-mother-of-woman-who-adopted-her-kids/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/homeless-person-is-accused-of-killing-mother-of-woman-who-adopted-her-kids/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:10 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108892 A homeless woman accused of murdering the mother of a woman who adopted two of her children is due in Pasadena Superior Court for arraignment on Jan. 15. Mary Jean O’Connor, 41, is accused of murdering Pasadena resident Jeri Douglas, 75. Douglas’ unnamed daughter adopted two of O’Connor’s children after they were removed from her […]

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Updated: Rose Parade float commemorating Chinese workers on the Transcontinental Railroad breaks down https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/rose-parade-float-commemorating-chinese-workers-on-the-transcontinental-railroad-breaks-down/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/rose-parade-float-commemorating-chinese-workers-on-the-transcontinental-railroad-breaks-down/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:00:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108783 A float meant to honor forgotten heroes of America’s Old West ended up breaking down and delaying other floats from traveling along Colorado Boulevard during Tuesday’s Rose Parade. “We are disappointed by the incident, but life is full of trial and error,” Esther Lee, president of the Boston-based Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF), the float’s […]

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Gang members face life in prison for murdering four people in 2017 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/gang-members-face-life-in-prison-for-murdering-four-people-in-2017/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/gang-members-face-life-in-prison-for-murdering-four-people-in-2017/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:10:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108767 Four Duarte gang members were convicted on Wednesday in connection with a mass shooting in Northwest Pasadena that left three people dead in January 2017 during a feud between gang members in Pasadena, Altadena and Duarte.  Isaiah Daniels, 25, Pernell Barnes, 21, Charod Robinson, 29, and Derion Lee, 35 were convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy […]

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Caltrans places signs renaming a portion of the 134 Freeway after 44th president https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/caltrans-places-signs-renaming-a-portion-of-the-134-freeway-after-44th-president/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/caltrans-places-signs-renaming-a-portion-of-the-134-freeway-after-44th-president/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108600 Signs renaming a portion of the Ventura (134) Freeway the President Barack H. Obama Highway have been installed on a stretch of the road between the Glendale (2) Freeway and the Foothill (210) Freeway. The freeway includes the exits for Occidental College, where Obama attended classes from 1979 to 1981. At that time, the 44th […]

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Surveillance software used at Taylor Swift rose bowl concert https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/surveillance-software-used-at-taylor-swift-rose-bowl-concert/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/surveillance-software-used-at-taylor-swift-rose-bowl-concert/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:00:34 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108513 City officials told the Pasadena Weekly they had no knowledge of facial recognition software being used on unwitting fans attending a Taylor Swift concert at the Rose Bowl earlier this year. “Any face recognition software deployed at the Taylor Swift concert was proprietary to Swifts security detail,” said Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson. “The PPD […]

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Ad hoc group will figure out how Measure I funds will be distributed to Pasadena school district https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/ad-hoc-group-will-figure-out-how-measure-i-funds-will-be-distributed-to-pasadena-school-district/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/ad-hoc-group-will-figure-out-how-measure-i-funds-will-be-distributed-to-pasadena-school-district/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:26 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108342 The Pasadena City Council unanimously voted on Monday to form an ad hoc committee that will develop a revenue-sharing plan to dole out tax funds to the struggling Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). The committee, which will consist of three council members and three members from the school board, will return with a plan in […]

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Mermell names locals to police chief panel; Moody a finalist https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/mermell-names-locals-to-police-chief-panel-moody-a-finalist/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/mermell-names-locals-to-police-chief-panel-moody-a-finalist/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108222 City Manager Steve Mermell announced the names of members of a panel that will interview the remaining four candidates in the running to become the city’s next police chief. The panel includes: Danny Donabedian, chair of the Pasadena chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America; Northwest Commission member Ralph Frammolino; Lake Avenue Church Community […]

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City manager selects finalists for police chief position https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/city-manager-selects-finalists-for-police-chief-position/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/city-manager-selects-finalists-for-police-chief-position/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:00:45 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108065 The search for the city’s next police chief has been narrowed down to four finalists. According to City Manager Steve Mermell, all four of the candidates are serving at a commander level or above in their respective departments. “I’m very honored to be considered for the position,” said Interim Police Chief John Perez, who confirmed […]

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