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June 26, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Authorities have arrested a man suspected of setting a string of fires in carports throughout South Pasadena, causing about $500,000 in damage, police said Wednesday. Timothy Tyler, 21, of South Pasadena was initially arrested about two weeks ago on a narcotics charge and released. But he was taken into custody again Wednesday after he made incriminating statements during a polygraph examination, said Battalion Chief Phillip Guiral.
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June 24, 1997
The City Council is considering legal action against Caltrans to stop the sale of surplus state-owned houses that were once in the path of a proposed freeway. The council in closed session Wednesday will discuss whether to try to stop the sale of 10 Caltrans homes in South Pasadena to Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services and Esperanza Charities, a nonprofit housing agency that rents homes to low-income families.
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June 6, 1997
Over the objections of South Pasadena city officials and some residents, the California Transportation Commission on Thursday approved the sale of 11 surplus state-owned homes that were once in the path of a proposed freeway. The commission gave approval for Caltrans to sell the 10 homes in South Pasadena and one house in Pasadena due to changes in the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension.
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February 8, 1997
Helping to build a new management team at the beleaguered suburban enclave, the former Sierra Madre planning director is scheduled to begin her new job as South Pasadena's assistant city manager Monday. Anne McIntosh left her post in Sierra Madre last month to join South Pasadena city manager and former Sierra Madre staffer Sean Joyce on the city's staff.
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February 6, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A city-ordered investigation of the scandal-racked South Pasadena Police Department released Wednesday night found so many basic flaws in the organization that the force is now "starting at square one," officials said.
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August 8, 1995
Caltrans' idea for run-down, vacant homes it owns in the path of the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension: Bulldoze them. The plan still must win approval from a federal court judge. The Department of Transportation wants to demolish 20 state-owned properties, 17 in El Sereno and three in South Pasadena. Officials say the South Pasadena structures are so decrepit it would be "uneconomical to repair" them and the El Sereno houses are overrun with gangs and drug dealers.
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June 3, 1994
The state Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would allow Caltrans to build the long-delayed extension of the Long Beach Freeway through South Pasadena without that city's permission. South Pasadena officials have long opposed the freeway, saying it would tear the city in half and destroy historic homes. The bill, authored by Assemblywoman Diane Martinez (D-Rosemead), revitalizes a 1982 law that allowed construction without South Pasadena's approval.
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May 23, 1992
Residents of a hillside neighborhood in the southwest corner of South Pasadena can now say they live in Altos Nuevos. The City Council this week unanimously endorsed the name proposed by resident Marvin Smith for the houses on Peterson Avenue, Illinois Drive and Hanscom Drive. Smith, a 10-year resident of Hanscom Drive, had proposed Altos Viejos, a coined Spanish term that could translate roughly as Old Heights. But he was told that the name already was associated with an adjacent neighborhood.
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November 18, 1989
South Pasadena officials have asked the state Department of Transportation to establish an independent task force to consider alternatives to building the last link of the Long Beach Freeway. The City Council, with the support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, made the request in a letter sent this week to Robert Best, director of the department. A Caltrans spokesman said Friday that the letter had not yet arrived.
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August 2, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Citing a danger to elegant Craftsman and Mediterranean Revival-style homes because of construction of the Long Beach Freeway, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed South Pasadena among its 11 endangered historic places nationwide. The nonprofit organization, which claims 250,000 members, called for federal legislation to protect historic buildings and places such as those along the proposed 6.2-mile freeway corridor through South Pasadena.
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