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Councilmember Gordo Reportedly Asks City Prosecutor to Review Emails from Illegal Marijuana Dispensary Operator

Shaun Szameit, operator of the Golden State Collective dispensary, left, and Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo, right. [Updated]  City Councilmember Victor Gordo has reportedly asked the Pasadena City Prosecutor to review a series of emails from an illegal marijuana operator who the Councilmember said in a statement he believes sought his help on enforcement matters “in a way that made me very, very uncomfortable.” In…

City Committee Reviews Final Report on Death of Reginald Thomas Jr. in Police Custody

Reginald Thomas, Jr. [Updated] A Pasadena City Council Committee today will officially receive the final of three significant reports into the death of resident Reginald Thomas Jr., who died while in the custody of Pasadena…

Wednesday, The City Will Hear Detailed Plans About This New 975-Student, 150-Faculty-and-Staff Private School

EF Academy will be located on the nearly 16-acre former site of the William Carey University in North-Central Pasadena. Pasadena’s Hearing Officer will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, February 20, about plans by EF…

Pasadena Presidents’ Day Protesters Say Trump’s ‘Fake Emergency’ Is Real Threat

Protesters carried signs and held hands as they gathered on the steps of Pasadena City Hall Monday as part of a nationwide protest against President Trump’s emergency declaration to secure the southern border of the…

Pasadena School Board Faces Full Agenda Feb. 21

The Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education is set Feb. 21 to consider three resolutions: one recognizing the month of March as Women’s History Month, another recognizing it as National Nutrition Month, and another…

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Pasadena Water and Power Schedules Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Pasadena Water and Power has scheduled a Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop in February, so residents can learn about the benefits of greywater and the basic steps…

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City Adjusts Number of Cannabis Business Applicants Downward, Says Fees Only Cover Portion of Costs

All that is revenue is not profit. That seems to be the City of Pasadena’s message about the recent windfall of funds derived from the many applications it received for six retail dispensary, four growing facility, and four testing lab cannabis business licenses to be granted within its jurisdiction. The original number released by the city manager’s office was 128 applicants, but on Feb. 14, City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian adjusted the number of applicants downward to 120. That means the city, charging $13,564 per nonrefundable application, took in a total $1.64 million in application fees. Dederian sought to make clear…

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