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June 30, 2006 | Robin Fields, Times Staff Writer
A 5-year-old girl riding a tricycle was struck and killed Thursday night by an MTA bus, officials said. The girl pedaled out of the driveway of a Pasadena apartment complex where she lived with her foster mother just before 8 p.m. The bus was traveling north on Fair Oaks Avenue, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Bill Heard said. The bus had just passed through the intersection at Tremont Street when the girl moved into its path, said Pasadena police spokeswoman Janet Pope Givens.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man and woman were shot in their car early Sunday while stopped at Fair Oaks Avenue and Union Street in Pasadena. Both were reported in serious condition at Huntington Hospital, but they are expected to survive. The driver, a man in his 30s, was shot multiple times about 2:30 a.m., and a woman passenger was shot at least once by occupants of a car that drove alongside them. Pasadena police said the victims, whose names have not been released, may have been targeted.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2006 | Michelle Keller
The company that runs the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pasadena Conference Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium has named a chief executive to replace Roger Smith, who retired in March after nine years with the nonprofit. The new CEO, Michael Ross, 47, will join Pasadena Center Operating Co. on May 30. Ross previously was CEO of Team San Jose, a nonprofit public-private partnership that manages San Jose's convention and cultural facilities. -- Michelle Keller
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2006 | Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer
Less than a year after Pasadena pulled out of the competition for a National Football League team, the city will probably ask voters whether they want to get back in the game. But even if Pasadena says it wants a team, the NFL must decide whether to consider a bid for the Rose Bowl, because two other contenders -- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum south of downtown and the city of Anaheim -- are farther along in talks with the league.
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February 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin express service today between Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles to reduce traffic congestion. The Metro Gold Line Express Service will reduce rush-hour commutes from 34 minutes to 29. The new service will stop at five of 13 Metro Gold Line stations: Union Station, Highland Park, Mission, Del Mar and Sierra Madre Villa. Six trains will run every half-hour in both directions during the morning and afternoon rush-hour periods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Three men were shot outside a popular Pasadena sandwich shop Saturday night but were expected to survive their wounds, police said Sunday. Police said the shooting took place about 5:30 p.m. outside Sandwiches by Connal's on East Washington Boulevard. Police did not identify the victims or offer a motive but said they were looking for three or four Armenian men as the gunmen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seven people were injured in a crash apparently caused by a driver who ran a red light early Sunday, police said. The collision at Washington Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue occurred about 1:50 a.m. Police said the driver of a Chevrolet Impala heading west on Washington Boulevard apparently ran a red light and collided with a Cadillac traveling on Fair Oaks Avenue. The driver and a passenger in the Chevrolet were injured, as were five members of a family in the other vehicle, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2005 | Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writer
It was the last song of the last winter program that Pasadena's Allendale Elementary School might ever have, and the mood was somber. The night before the show, Pasadena Unified School District officials voted to close Allendale indefinitely. Come fall, the 55-year-old elementary school will be shuttered. And so will Noyes. And Linda Vista. And Edison. The Pasadena school board voted last week to close the four elementary schools because of declining enrollment.
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December 23, 2005 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Facing a firestorm of controversy, a Pasadena shopping mall on Thursday reversed its decision to banish a Hanukkah menorah display while allowing a 30-foot Christmas tree to tower over the open-air promenade. Now both symbols will help celebrate the holidays at Paseo Colorado, a 65-store upscale mall a block south of City Hall.
HOME & GARDEN
October 13, 2005 | Christopher Hawthorne
ARCHITECTS Conrad Buff III and Donald C. Hensman, who met at USC in the 1940s and worked together until Buff's death in 1988, are responsible for many of the more intriguing postwar houses tucked away in the San Gabriel Valley. On Saturday, five will be open to the public, offering a rare chance to appreciate the duo's ambitious yet economical spin on Southern California Modernism.
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