Cases Shuffled Due to Pasadena Courthouse Fire

Court operations were disrupted for a second day Tuesday at the Pasadena Courthouse, which was thrown into disarray by an early morning fire on Monday that knocked out the building's air conditioning system.

Los Angeles Superior Court officials said much of the building will remain closed, with selected cases shifted to other courtrooms or other courthouses.

Criminal cases involving defendants in custody will be held instead in downtown Los Angeles. Juvenile delinquency cases involving in-custody youth will be transferred to the Eastlake Courthouse, 1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles. Civil and family law matters and all other criminal and juvenile hearings will be heard in six courtrooms in the west wing of the courthouse.

Cases that are not transferred to other courthouses will be moved as follows:

  • Cases in Dept. A will be heard in Dept. P
  • Cases in Depts. B, C and D will be heard in Dept. R
  • Cases in Depts. E, F and G will be heard in Dept. O
  • Cases in Depts. H and J will be in Dept. N
  • Cases in Depts. K and S will be heard in Dept. L
  • Cases for non-detained minors scheduled in Dept.s 270 and 271 will be heard in Dept. M.

All traffic matters are being handled as usual, and the clerk's office is functioning normally, court officials said.

The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the courthouse at 300 E. Walnut St.

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