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Rep. Chu Reintroduces DIPLOMA Act to Help Children Succeed Outside the Classroom

Thursday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) reintroduced the Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement (DIPLOMA) Act. The DIPLOMA Act provides grants for states for local services to address the comprehensive needs of all students, both in and out of the classroom. Rep. Chu released the following statement: “As a teacher for 20 years, I know that an education is the best way to…

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721, Women, and Teachers All Endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721, United Teachers of Pasadena, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of Greater Pasadena, has endorsed Jacque Robinson to become the next Mayor of the City of Pasadena.…

Pasadena Police Department Names 2 New Commanders

Commander Cheryl Moody (at left, with newly graduated Pasadena Police Explorers at their January 17, 2015 graduation) and Commander Eduardo Calatayud III. (Moody photo courtesy Chief Sanchez via Twitter) The Pasadena Police Departments elevated a…

Assembly Majority Leader Holden Moves Measure to Repair California’s Deteriorating School Buildings

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) today introduced Assembly Bill 148 to offer an alternative solution to school construction funding in both K- 12 grades and community colleges. “California schools are in terrible shape and lack the…

Rep. Chu Statement Against “Toxic” Anti-Immigration Amendments to DHS Spending Bill

Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and a number of amendments that would block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against…

Government Events

Wednesday, January 28 - 7:00 pm Host Town South Pasadena Kick-Off Cocktail Party

Thursday, February 05 - 10:00 am Public Forum: Building a Workforce for Southern California

Saturday, March 21 - 9:30 am Public Climate-Change Forum to Examine Carbon Footprint

Tuesday, January 27

The West Pasadena Residents’ Association to Host Pasadena Mayoral Candidates Forum

With Mayor Bill Bogaard’s decision not to seek re-election, Pasadena’s March 10 municipal primary election promises to be an historic time for the city. West Pasadena voters…

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Asian-American Man Gets Parking Notice Addressed to Sean “Chinks,” City Apologizes

The City of Pasadena reportedly will be sending a “formal apology” to Asian American Sean Ching after it sent a parking citation  appeal denial letter to him that was addressed to Sean “Chinks.” The city’s apology for a misspelling that is a racial slur says in part “it was never our intention to disparage you or cause you any harm or distress.” Ching decided to contest the Nov. 26, 2013 citation and submitted his complaint to the City of Pasadena the following day. A mistake was made by city staff when entering his personal information into the city’s parking management…

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