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October 2, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Writer Colleen Dunn Bates, a friendly Pasadena woman nearing 50, thought she had a good idea: to put together an upscale guidebook about her city -- a kind of travel book for people who live there. And given the intensely local focus of the project, rather than dealing with a big New York publisher, she decided to publish it herself, producing it out of her den and delivering it to stores from the back of her car.
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."
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 19, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
A Pasadena man was arrested Wednesday after his pit bulls attacked three people, police said. About 8:20 a.m., police received more than 20 calls from residents in the vicinity of North Michigan Avenue and East Mountain Street reporting that "a small pack of dogs were roaming loose in the area and were attacking residents," said Pasadena Police Lt. Alex Uribe. Three patrol cars and a helicopter were dispatched to the scene.
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