Three sentenced to life in prison for gang-related murder in Pasadena

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By Hailey Branson-Potts | LA Times April 23, 2015 Three men convicted of a 2013 gang-related murder in Pasadena were sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said. Peter Parra, 38, of Pasadena, Kevin Jessie Cabrera, 27, of North Hollywood and Raymond Frank Conchas, 26, of Covina were sentenced […]

No decision made on release of Kendrec McDade shooting report

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By Lauren Gold / Pasadena Star-News Posted: 10/14/14, 5:08 PM PDT LOS ANGELES >> A superior court judge Tuesday delayed a decision on whether an independent report on the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade should be released to the public. However, the judge, James Chalfant, said he would likely allow the release of a […]

Kendrec McDade’s father settles wrongful death lawsuit with Pasadena over son’s shooting

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Lauren Gold (Pasadena Star-News) | June 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES >> Pasadena officials agreed Tuesday to pay an undisclosed amount of money to a man whose unarmed teenaged son was slain by police officers responding to reports of a robbery. Kendrec McDade, 19, was gunned down on a poorly lit Pasadena street on March 24, […]

V8 from Pasadena


Follow V8: V8ofKMB V8_WK V8 Fan Page V8_Wk Affiliation: Pasadena Denver Lanes Videos on V8 Rapper V8 at Jackie Robinson Park in Pasadena – PDL turf Related posts: Rapper V8 at Jackie Robinson Park in Pasadena – PDL turf Pasadena rapper L-Boy speaks about racial tension, gangs & the streets of Pasadena Varrio Pasadena Rifa […]

From the archive: For teen program’s chief, tough love may have turned criminal

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Ricardo Lopez (Los Angeles Times) | January 21, 2014 The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz’s house was swift. Dress quickly, he was told. You’re going to boot camp. His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend’s advice and called Kelvin McFarland. Ruiz’s behavior had earned him a […]

Minorities make up 90 percent of youth arrests in Pasadena


Sarah Favot (Pasadena Star-News) | October 12, 2013 PASADENA >> Black and Latino youth account for 90 percent of juvenile arrests made by Pasadena police since January 2008, according to data obtained by this newspaper. The data, obtained in a response to a public records request, covers 1,464 incidents. It includes the date, charges, sex, […]

Rapper V8 at Jackie Robinson Park in Pasadena – PDL turf

STREETGANGS.COM | September 2013 PASADENA, CA – Across the streets from the projects in Pasadena, CA in Denver Lane turf, rapper V8 talks about where he grew up. Jackie Robinson park serves as a central location where V8 and his friends hangout. Related posts: Pasadena rapper L-Boy speaks about racial tension, gangs & the streets […]

L-Boy behind the scenes of video “Cocaine Girl” off Gangster Government

STREETGANGS.COM | June 20, 2013 Pasadena, CA – Behind the scenes with Pasadena rapper L-Boy shooting the video, “Cocaine Girl” off of his Gangster Government album, shot by LAEyecon from EyekonFoto in Los Angeles County. Shot by: Alex Alonso Edited by: Rafael Gamboa Date: June 9, 2013 Related posts: L-Boy shooting Cocaine Girl video Behind […]

Pasadena rapper L-Boy on Hip-Hop, independent rappers & working with Snoop Dogg & Mack 10

STREETGANGS.COM | June 14, 2013 Pasadena – L-Boy emphasizes that independent artists can be successful without the support of a major record label and talks on how he hooked up with Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) and Mack-10 from HooBangin Records. He worked with Glasses Malone & Jay Rock on the song “I’m a Rider” […]

L-Boy shooting Cocaine Girl video


June 10, 2013 – L-Boy shooting video, Cocaine Girl, June 9, 2013 shot by LAEyecon from Eyekon Fotography. Related posts: L-Boy behind the scenes of video “Cocaine Girl” off Gangster Government Behind the scenes with N.O.R.E. shooting video BLAM with Imam Thug Girl, 10, Injured In Compton Shooting Video: Guards watch as girl is beaten […]

Ex-con accused in Christmas Day Pasadena slaying got early release


Brian Day (Pasadena Star News) | January 04, 2013 PASADENA – The reputed gang member suspected in the Christmas Day slaying of a community volunteer had been released early from custody under the state’s prison realignment program, officials said Friday. According to court documents and state and county officials, Larry Darnell Bishop, 20, of Chino […]

Pasadena gang members charged with selling drugs

fbi-gang Staff June 2, 2012 | 6:50 p.m. PST Eight members and/or associates of the Pasadena Denver Lanes Blood street gang were arrested on federal drug charges last week. Seven others will face state charges. The arrests come after an 18-month investigation during which dozens of other defendants were arrested on various narcotics and weapons […]