Bobcat Fire Update | September 18, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 60,557 acres and is 15% contained.  Yesterday, the fire reached Juniper Hills and the adjacent communities on the north end of the fire. Large numbers of resources were shifted to respond to this threat. Evacuation orders were issued for Juniper Hills, Devil’s Punchbowl, and Paradise Springs, including the area east of Devils Punch Bowl Road, south of the Big Pines Hwy, north of the Big Rock Creek, and west of Jackson Lake. Firefighters... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 18, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 17, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 50,539 acres and is 3% contained. On the north end yesterday, the fire crossed Highway 2 by its junction with Highway 39, and it continued to push north in the Cooper Creek area. An evacuation order was issued for residents within the area north of Angeles Crest North and between Clear Creek Station and Hwy 39. Things were quiet on the south end of the fire around the foothill communities yesterday, and the... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 17, 2020"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 16, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire is now at 44,393 acres and is 3% contained. Yesterday, firefighters were successful in keeping the fire from impacting Mount Wilson Observatory. Fire behavior moderated at the south end of the fire overnight, and this helped the crews working on strengthening control lines around the foothill communities and Mount Wilson. Fire behavior was still active in the north, and an additional focus was to try to contain the spot fires across Highway 2. Today, firefighters are... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 16, 2020"

Developers to Present Proposals for Civic Center

PASADENA, Calif.—On September 22 at 3 p.m., the City of Pasadena will host a virtual meeting where developers will present proposals for development in the Civic Center, including affordable housing and the historic rehabilitation of the former YWCA building in the Pasadena Civic Center. Background: In June, 2019, the City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the former YWCA building, located at 78 North Marengo Avenue. As the City was proceeding with the... continue reading »"Developers to Present Proposals for Civic Center"

Bobcat Fire Update | September 15, 2020

For those community members who were unable to participate in yesterday’s Zoom virtual public meeting hosted by Angeles National Forest, here is the link to the recording. PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire was very active on both the north and south ends yesterday, and is now at 41,231 acres with 3% containment. Firefighters worked diligently overnight with a focus on protecting Mount Wilson and the foothills communities. Today’s primary focus remains at keeping the fire from reaching Mount Wilson and the... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Update | September 15, 2020"

Additional Police Patrols Scheduled to Combat Weekend Violence

PASADENA, Calif.—As a result of the violent incidents that took place over the weekend, the Pasadena Police Department will be deploying additional resources over the next several weeks to prevent further violence. Assaults with deadly weapons have increased more than 40% this year as compared to last year. This past weekend, there was a stabbing which resulted in a homicide; a car-to-car shooting where close to twenty bullets were fired; a person arrested with a firearm at La Pintoresca Park;... continue reading »"Additional Police Patrols Scheduled to Combat Weekend Violence"

Bobcat Fire Still No Immediate Threat to Pasadena, Evacuation Warning Remains in Effect

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire continued to slowly progress in all directions overnight, as anticipated. An evacuation order was issued for portions of Arcadia and Sierra Madre yesterday, but firefighters have been able to maintain lines and keep the fire out of the communities. Currently, the fire is at 36,366 acres and 6% containment. Crews today will be focused on strengthening and improving the fireline between the south end of the fire and the foothill communities. With the current fire behavior... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire Still No Immediate Threat to Pasadena, Evacuation Warning Remains in Effect"

City Continues to Monitor Bobcat Fire, Residents Urged to Stay Ready for Possible Evacuation

PASADENA, Calif.—The Bobcat Fire continues to actively grow to the north and south. On the south end, the fire reached Santa Anita Canyon near Chantry Flat and remained active overnight. Crews worked actively all last night on the southern end of the fire where it is burning downhill into the foothill communities. This morning, an evacuation order was issued within the CITY OF ARCADIA for all residents north of Elkins Avenue and east of Santa Anita Avenue. An evacuation warning... continue reading »"City Continues to Monitor Bobcat Fire, Residents Urged to Stay Ready for Possible Evacuation"

Multiple Deaths in Less Than 24 Hours Possibly Linked to Opiate Overdoses

Pasadena, CA—Between Friday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m., Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Fire Department responded to six different calls related to overdoses with seven different victims. The first report occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon when Pasadena paramedics transported an unresponsive individual to a local hospital who was suffering from respiratory distress consistent with opiate overdose. The most recent incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon when the... continue reading »"Multiple Deaths in Less Than 24 Hours Possibly Linked to Opiate Overdoses"

Bobcat Fire No Immediate Threat to Pasadena, Evacuation Warning Remains in Effect

PASADENA, Calif.—An evacuation warning remains in effect for residents in the foothill neighborhoods of Pasadena. While there is no immediate threat, conditions could change rapidly, so stay ready! Have a plan in place (including for any animals you have) and pack supplies ahead of time in case you need to evacuate. See Los Angeles County Fire Department's Ready, Set, Go Guide for preparation tips. The majority of the Bobcat Fire's growth yesterday occurred on the north and south ends. Fire... continue reading »"Bobcat Fire No Immediate Threat to Pasadena, Evacuation Warning Remains in Effect"