Articles about Northwest Pasadena

Hernandez, 18, said she expected her trip home from Latino Market to take 25 minutes. The convenience store is the closest market to Hernandez’s home. “Supermarkets aren’t that far if you have a car, but I don’t, so I have to walk,” Hernandez said.

ARTICLES BY DATEKendrec McDade shooting: 911 caller gets 90 days in jail for false claim

June 17, 2013

The 911 caller who lied about being robbed at gunpoint the night Pasadena police shot and killed unarmed teenage robbery suspect Kendrec McDade agreed Monday to plead guilty to false reporting charges. Oscar Carrillo will serve 90 days in jail and perform 90 days of community service after he surrenders himself at the Pasadena courthouse on June 27, his attorney, Andres Bustamante, said. Carrillo will also receive 36 months of probation and pay a restitution fee of roughly $3,000 to the Pasadena Police Department, city spokesman William Boyer said.

Building bridges in Pasadena

December 15, 2012

Despite its reputation as a stately city of roses and architectural wonders, Pasadena is a gritty city with all the contrasts of a larger metropolis. Perhaps no contrast is greater than the one between the tough streets of Northwest Pasadena and the world class s cientific institutions at the city’s borders. Oscar Carrillo, 27, previously faced up to 18 months in jail on charges of falsely reporting a criminal offense and reporting an emergency knowing the report was false. Prosecutors added two additional false reporting charges on May 7 and two charges of delaying or obstructing a peace officer on May 15, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court documents.

Pasadena public schools to remain closed Friday

December 1, 2011

All Pasadena Unified School District schools will remain closed on Friday due to continued high wind warnings, the district announced. All athletic events, afterschool programs and meetings are also canceled. Teachers and other employees will report to work to prepare campuses to reopen on Monday, spokeswoman Hilda Ramirez Horvath said. Only two school sites sustained significant wind related damage, said David Azcarraga, the district’s facilities chief. In its 44 th year, El Centro’s Summer School in the Park program focuses on math and reading fundamentals for students from kindergarten through 12 th grade. Most students are low income and live in Northwest Pasadena. Two officers opened fire on the young man from Azusa, one from his squad car and the other while engaged in a foot pursuit. The officers claim to have felt threatened when, they allege, McDade reached into his waistband. Was the suspect actually endangering the lives of our law enforcement officers? Was he reaching into his waistband for a gun?Pasadena police investigating man’s death