Pasadena man set off more than 150 explosions, police say
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by Cameron Kiszla
1M ago
A Pasadena man has been arrested in connection with "over 150 unidentified explosions" in the city over the past two years, police said. Art Leon Berian, 62, is accused of setting off the explosions, including 14 in the past two weeks alone near Allen Avenue and Washington Boulevard, the Pasadena Police Department said in a news release. Berian was identified as the suspect after investigators working on this case on May 16 stumbled upon another explosion. While obtaining video of a previous incident, detectives "heard a loud explosion and observed a white cloud in front of them," the release ..read more
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Pasadena police shoot, kill armed man after pursuit
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Austin Turner
2M ago
An officer with the Pasadena Police Department shot and killed an armed man Saturday night after a pursuit came to an end in a residential neighborhood, authorities confirmed. At 8:39 p.m., officers contacted a driver behind the wheel of a white pick-up truck that was facing the wrong way on a one-way street, and as they contacted the driver, he suddenly sped off -- barely missing an officer while doing so -- PPD said. They began pursuing the man, who was now wanted for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, until the chase came to a sudden end at the 800 block of Arden Road, when h ..read more
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Pedestrian hit, killed on freeway in Pasadena
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Cameron Kiszla
3M ago
A pedestrian was struck and killed near the interchange of the 210 and 134 freeways through Pasadena Tuesday morning, forcing lane closures that impacted the morning commute for thousands of drivers. The collision occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on the westbound 134 Freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol, the pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle, though the specific circumstances weren't immediately released. Aerial footage from Sky5 showed long lines of cars merging to exit the westbound 210 freeway near the 134 merge. The closures affect the eastbound 210 and its transiti ..read more
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Scammers posing as deputies increasingly targeting Southern California residents
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Vivian Chow
4M ago
A disturbing new trend is targeting Southern Californians as scammers are now masquerading as local law enforcement. Although these phone scams have been around for some time, modern versions have grown increasingly sophisticated and convincing to unsuspecting victims. The scam call will often sound authoritative and create a sense of urgency. That’s the type of voicemail Carolyn Jaques received one day while working at her spa in Pasadena. "The first thing you think is, 'Someone’s injured or there’s been a car accident,'” Jaques said. So she immediately called the number back and a man picked ..read more
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College football video game to return after 11 years
KTLA » Pasadena
by Cameron Kiszla
4M ago
It's been more than 10 years since the last edition of the "NCAA Football" video game series was released, but a new announcement has fans buzzing. On Thursday morning, video game developer EA Sports released a teaser video confirming the rumors that the series is being revived after 11 years. The newest game, "College Football 25," will be released this summer. "Yeah, It’s really happening! Coming this summer. Full reveal in May," the developer posted on X, formerly Twitter. Yeah, It’s really happening! Coming this summer. Full reveal in May #CFB25 pic.twitter.com/yMMXz7OeR8 — EASPORTSColle ..read more
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Vroman's Bookstore, 2 other shops for sale, owner announces
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Cameron Kiszla
5M ago
Venerable Pasadena shop Vroman's Bookstore is up for sale, the owner announced. Joel Sheldon, whose family has owned Vroman's for more than 100 of the store's 130-year history, said on Instagram that as he nears turning 80, "it's time to begin the process of retiring and finding new ownership outside of the Sheldon family." "Vroman's deserves new ownership with the vision, energy, and commitment necessary to take it successfully into the future," he added. Sheldon told the Pasadena Star-News that though two other bookstores are included — Vroman's Hastings Ranch location and Book Soup on the S ..read more
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Pasadena restaurant owners pocketed employee tips: DOL
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Cameron Kiszla
6M ago
A Pasadena restaurant has been accused of withholding tips from employees by the United States Department of Labor. Late last month, the Department of Labor filed a complaint against Entre Nous French Bistro, its parent company 2 Poto Inc. and restaurant owners Jean-Christophe Febbrari and Mathias Wakrat. According to a news release announcing the complaint, the restaurant operators "knowingly and willfully withheld a portion of employee earned tips and used them to fund business expenses." "An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the Pasadena restaurant ..read more
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Child found in Pasadena reunited with family
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by Vivian Chow
6M ago
Authorities successfully located the loved ones of a child found in Pasadena on Thursday. The boy was initially found near the area of Los Robles Avenue and Villa Street, according to Pasadena police.  The "found child was reunited with his family," police said. "Thank you for your assistance." No identifying information was present with him at the time. No further details surrounding his discovery and reunion with loved ones were released. Police need help identifying a male child found in Pasadena on Dec. 28, 2023. (Pasadena Police Department ..read more
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Missing Arizona woman's vehicle found in Pasadena
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Vivian Chow
7M ago
Loved ones are searching for a missing Arizona woman whose vehicle was found in Pasadena.  Jade Marmon, 32, disappeared on Oct. 4 from Cottonwood, Arizona, according to Pasadena police. Her last known location is believed to be near the Pasadena Convention Center where her car was found on Oct. 18. Loved ones said Marmon has been known to hang around grocery stores and gas stations.  She is described as being “very friendly and doesn't have a problem talking to people and sharing the gospel,” authorities said. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has green eyes and ..read more
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Overturned big rig prompts lane closures on 134 Freeway through Pasadena
KTLA 5 » Pasadena
by Tony Kurzweil, Erin Myers
7M ago
A crash involving a Corvette and a big rig prompted an hourslong closure of all lanes except the HOV on the westbound 134 Freeway through Pasadena overnight. The crash was reported just after 11 p.m. Sunday on the 134 Freeway just west of San Rafael Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. An overturned big rig is seen on the 134 Freeway in Pasadena on Nov. 27, 2023. (KTLA) Two victims were found trapped inside the big rig and had to be extricated, according to an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department. Both patients were transported from the scene, but their conditions were unk ..read more
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