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City’s Municipal Services Committee Focuses on Waste Haulers

Image from City of Pasadena Website The Pasadena City Council’s Municipal Services Committee will be deliberating Tuesday, May 23, on a proposal to renew the contracts of at least 22 solid waste haulers that serve Pasadena customers on a non-exclusive basis. The proposal, which includes a recommendation to conduct a public on the subject on June 19, is on top of the agenda for the…

City Council Takes Hard Look at Kimpton Hotel Plan Tonight

In April of 2013, when Kimpton Hotel developers KHP III approached the City with a plan to re-imagine the historic 1920s-era civic center YWCA building-designed by legendary architect Julia Morgan and now fallen into blighted…

Pasadena’s Courthouse Rated Seismically ‘Unsafe’

Pasadena’s towering Courthouse one block north of City Hall has been rated as “seismically unsafe,” along with about 145 other courthouses across the state which could face substantial structural damage and present “substantial risk to…

Supervisor Barger Increases Reward for Information in Case of Missing 5-Year-Old Boy to $20,000

At the request of law enforcement, the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger which increases by $10,000, the reward currently offered for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction…

Metro Ad Hoc Committee Shuns 710 Extension Tunnel, Recommends Board Fund Alternatives at May 25 Meeting

An ad hoc committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to recommend the Metro fund an alternative to the 710 Freeway Tunnel when the full Board meets next week. Metro…

Public Safety Committee Hears Call for Police to Start Collecting Racial Profiling Data

California State University Los Angeles Professor Dr. Lisa Graziano (left) and civil rights attorney Skip Hickambottom (right). During Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee, local activist Skip…

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arrested

The City of Pasadena has agreed to settle a lawsuit which claimed a Pasadena Police officer improperly used his position of authority to have his…

Obama Freeway Proposal Passes State Senate

Senator Anthony Portantino’s proposal, SCR 8, to name the segment of the CA-134 freeway between the Glendale CA-2 and the Interstate 210 Freeway the “President…

The City is Doing Fine Economically, but Could be Even Stronger

Eric Duyshart, Pasadena's Economic Development Manager The City of Pasadena is doing as well or better economically than many local cities of the same size,…

Pasadena Federal Judge Hears Monday Arguments in President Trump’s Travel Ban Case

A Pasadena-based federal judge was part of a three-judge panel that heard oral arguments Monday about the appeal of Hawaii’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban against six predominantly Muslim countries. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard the arguments in its Seattle, Washington, courthouse for an hour starting at 9:30 a.m. Judge Richard Paez, 70, was elevated by former President Bill Clinton to the appeals court 1999. Paez had served the federal district court in Los Angeles five years earlier after spending 13 years as a state judge in California. He has been active on the Court…

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