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November 25, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two people died in a house fire in Pasadena early Saturday, authorities said. The fire at the two-story house on Yale Street was reported about 2:30 a.m., said Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman with the Pasadena Fire Department. Firefighters battling the blaze found the bodies of a 39-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman on the second floor of the home, Derderian said.
November 3, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
After shopping at conventional stores for decades, Patricia Gonzales has switched to "natural" and organic food. The Pasadena grandmother worries about serving her family anything genetically modified or grown with chemicals, pesticides and hormones. "I don't shop at Ralphs or Vons anymore. I like Whole Foods because they don't put anything on the shelves that's not good for you," she said after a recent trip to the store on East Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena.
October 15, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
This year's Doo Dah Parade will not be held until next year, according to an announcement on the event's website. The annual parade through Old Town Pasadena, founded more than three decades ago as a spoof of the Tournament of Roses, has been postponed until Jan. 20, the announcement said. The event has traditionally been held Thanksgiving weekend. No reason was given for the change.
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 10, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
"Regionalization." It's one of those government buzzwords you may have heard public officials utter -- their peculiar way of saying they want to diminish air traffic at Los Angeles International Airport and spread it out to other area airports. Of course, there are a couple of problems with that goal.
September 9, 2007 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
In an age when new churches can be as boxy and boring as shopping malls, the members of St. Gregory the Illuminator longed for arches. They craved warm-hued stone dug from quarries in their ancestors' Armenia. While other growing parishes settled for former banks or castoff older churches, this parish housed in a former Coca-Cola distribution center wanted a building all its own -- a brand-new structure but one that would look centuries old.
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."
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