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September 11, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
A man initially suspected of raping and killing an elderly Pasadena woman 20 years ago has been rearrested in connection with the case based on new DNA evidence, police said Monday. Roger Tillman, 56, was arrested Thursday in the slaying of Mary Drew, 72, who was found dead in her room at a board-and-care facility on North Los Robles Avenue on May 6, 1987, said Pasadena Police Lt. John Dewar.
September 3, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A knife-wielding man who had just stabbed a woman was fatally shot by Pasadena police Sunday morning, authorities said. Several patrol cars answering 911 calls about the stabbing at Summit Avenue and Painter Street arrived on the scene at 8:11 a.m. to find the man standing over the victim, police Cmdr. Eric Mills said. When officers ordered the assailant to step away, he charged them with the knife and an officer shot him in self-defense, Mills said. The man later died at a hospital.
August 30, 2007 | Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
Pasadena city officials have moved to shut down the unlicensed youth club where a 16-year-old was fatally shot this month. Connie Orozco, the city's chief prosecutor, obtained a temporary restraining order Tuesday to close the Underground, in the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue in northwest Pasadena. The club's fate will probably be decided in a Sept. 13 Superior Court hearing. "Hopefully it never opens again," Orozco said. On Aug.
August 26, 2007 | Sam Byker, Los Angeles Times
Since Pasadena's founding, the city has evolved from a tiny colony of health seekers into a well-known and highly developed part of greater Los Angeles. Yet as the town's center has urbanized, a small neighborhood west of the Rose Bowl has fought for more than a century to maintain its rural character. Beginnings In the 1880s, John Muir would stroll across the Arroyo Seco to enjoy the wildflowers that grew on these hillsides. He wasn't the only one.
August 19, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head at a large party Friday night has died, officials said Saturday. Police found her on the sidewalk in the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue after receiving an 11 p.m. call about shots fired. She died at Huntington Hospital. Pasadena Police Lt. John Dewar said detectives believe the girl was a bystander among partygoers who went outside when an "altercation started. We're not sure what started it. Guns came out."
July 28, 2007 | Richard Winton and Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writers
A double killing early Friday in Pasadena is the latest in a string of gang-related shootings over the last year that has officials and residents in the city's northwestern district on edge. The shootings have occurred in a relatively small section of Pasadena and involve what officials believe is a gang clash.
July 12, 2007 | Elina Shatkin
You can't fight city hall -- at least, not this weekend. Greater L.A. indulges in a surfeit of civic pride as not one but two city halls celebrate their heritage on the same day. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Conservancy will host special tours of City Hall to celebrate 100 years of location filming. Long before the plethora of street closures and whirring helicopters, City Hall was happy to stand in for any number of locales, including New York, San Francisco, Boston and even the Vatican.
June 19, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
For years, shoppers along Pasadena's South Lake Avenue enjoyed one of the best deals in town: free curbside parking. But beginning in January, patrons of the area's popular boutiques and big-name chain stores are advised to bring along some extra change for the newly installed parking meters. The cost: $1 for one hour. The new meters will stretch from California Boulevard to Green Street.
May 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
A local news website's editor who hired two reporters in India to cover Pasadena said he had been so overwhelmed by reaction to his plan that he had to postpone publication of their first stories. James Macpherson said he had not found the time he hoped to train one of his new staffers to cover Monday's City Council meeting, shown on the Web.
May 6, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The emergency room of Huntington Hospital was briefly evacuated Saturday after a chemical leak, officials said. A sensor alerted hospital officials to high levels of the odorless gas ethylene oxide in the emergency room about 4:15 p.m., spokeswoman Andrea Stradling said. The gas is used to sterilize surgical equipment. A hazardous materials team from the Pasadena Fire Department responded, but the gas had dissipated by the time it arrived, Stradling said.
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