Opinion & Columnists
Guest Letter to Community | All Saints Rev. Mike Kinman: Individuals, Families Targeted by ICE for Deportation will be Provided Sanctuary in Our Sacred Space

Courtesy image   Aquí, en Español Dear Ones, Yesterday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore confirmed and the Los Angeles Times reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will be conducting sweeps targeting immigrants beginning Sunday in 10 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles. According to Moore, about 140 individuals are targeted in Southern California. All Saints Church condemns these raids and the actions of President Trump…

Guest Opinion | Erika Foy: One of Pasadena’s Most Historic Districts is Under Threat

Pasadena residents need to know that one of our oldest, most historic districts is under threat. The new development being permitted at 127-141 N. Madison…

Guest Opinion | Mayor Tornek: SB 50 Needs More Work and Postponing It Was the Right Thing To Do

The City of Pasadena opposed the most current version of SB 50, which would have completely removed density limits and increased building heights along our major corridors, while eliminating single-family zoning city-wide. These changes would have amounted to a statewide rezoning without any consideration of local context, growth planning strategies,…

Guest Opinion: Protecting Pasadena’s Public Health Requires Working Together to Keep Our Air Clean

Last week marked the start of the sediment hauling phase of the Devil’s Gate Reservoir Restoration Project, which is operated by Los Angeles County Public…

Guest Opinion: There is a New Urgency to Talk About Homelessness and Housing in Our City

Although my work at Friends In Deed rarely involves me wading into policy or politics in regard to homelessness and housing, with the release of the recent homeless count there is a new urgency to talk about what is happening in our city. And while the number of people experiencing…

Response to Guest Opinion: “Seniors are Hungry. SB 285 Cuts the Red Tape to Put Food on Their Plate”

California Food Policy Advocates Executive Director George Manalo-LeClair’s guest opinion piece, “Seniors are Hungry. SB2 285 Cuts the Red Tape to Put Food on Their…

Guest Opinion | Seniors Are Hungry. SB 285 Cuts the Red Tape to Put Food on Their Plate

California is witnessing an unprecedented senior upsurge as baby boomers retire in ever-growing numbers. Many of those newly minted seniors, however, are facing growing challenges stretching their fixed and often low incomes to meet basic needs like health care, housing and food. In fact, given Los Angeles’ high cost of…

Letter to the Editor | Teachers Union President Alvin Nash: Making the Grade on School Health

Dear Editor: On May 8, 2019, United Teachers of Pasadena recognizes PUSD’s school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day as a way to foster…

Guest Opinion | Councilmembers Masuda and Gordo, Thank You for Your Leadership on Spacebank

Councilmembers Masuda and Gordo: Thank you for your continued leadership on the Spacebank issue. If the city is going to place 500 families on top of a toxic waste site, we need to ensure that the area is completely cleaned up first. One issue that didn’t get enough play at…

Guest Opinion | Pasadena’s Tenant Ordinance Fundamentally Fails to Address Our Affordable Housing Crisis

The Pasadena City Council approved modifications to the City’s Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO), a law that covers relocation and moving benefits for a narrow subset of displaced tenants. Fewer than 100 households have been able to avail themselves of the ordinance’s limited benefits during the 15 years it has been in operation. At best, the TPO is window dressing; those most familiar with its provisions dismiss the ordinance as a cynical attempt to fool the public into believing that the City is providing housing security for Pasadena renters. Tenants and their advocates call upon their leaders to enact meaningful changes…

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