Opinion & Columnists
Opinion | Paul Little: Why is the Pasadena City Council Penalizing Our Most Vulnerable Residents?

By placing Measure I on the ballot for November 6th, the Pasadena City Council is asking local voters to make it more difficult for the economically impacted who live in Pasadena to pay rent and put food on the family table. If the voters of Pasadena give the Pasadena City Council complete discretion to spend another $14 million to $21 million per year, they will…

Letter to Editor | Skip Hickambottom: Dialogue Well-Attended, Allowed Community and Police to Speak Their (Often Different) Truths

On October 4, POP, along with the NAACP, the IMA (Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance) and CICOPP (Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversight of Pasadena Police) hosted the…

Opinion | Tim Brick: Thoughts on the Meaning of Hahamongna on the 25th Anniversary of Hahamongna Watershed Park

Images show Hahamongna pictured before the "Big Dig" sediment removal project, and what it could look like after the project's completion. Images courtesy Tim Brick.   Today, October 16, 2018, is the 25th Anniversary of Hahamongna Watershed Park, which was established in 1993 by Pasadena when the County of Los…

Opinion | Keep Pasadena Moving: The City Council Should Cancel the Orange Grove Road Diet Tonight

Keep Pasadena Moving, the grassroots organization that formed to give all Pasadena residents a voice on transportation issues, is urging the Pasadena City Council to…

Letter to the Community| From Pasadena Unified Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald

Dear PUSD Community, Pasadena Unified Student Achievement Makes Steady Growth I am pleased to share with you that student achievement in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) continues to move in the right direction, with student achievement making steady upward progress. Since 2015, the percentage of PUSD students who met…

Opinion | PTA Council President Steve Cole: Let’s Pass Measures I and J Together

By now the residents of the City of Pasadena have received their voter guides and the arguments for and against Measure J, the ballot measure…

Opinion | Los Angeles County Business Federation: BizFed Opposes Pasadena Sales Tax Increase

Small businesses and low-income residents should not be forced to pay an extra 3?4-cent sales tax, so Pasadena can maintain the status quo with no guarantee about where or how funds will be spent and no accountability to the public. Councilmembers need to prove to voters that they are making…

Letter to the Editor | Quincy Hocutt, Former Citizens Oversight Committee Chair

The Board of Education has chosen to approach the newspapers with a public statement that I have been removed from my unpaid volunteer position as…

Guest Opinion | Board of Education President Larry Torres

The work of the Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) is a valued and essential part of oversight of Measure TT bonds approved by voters in our community. However, under the current leadership, the Committee has spent far too much time arguing with staff over minor issues, and its own current and…

Opinion | Steven S. Lamb: The Mess at the Altadena Library is a Tragedy

As a lifelong Altadenan and a former Library Board member, I love the Altadena library as a place, a community Center and a hub, deeply. As a Organic Architect and Preservationist I treasure the Boyd Georgi design that abstracted the water cycle of California and was the first building in the San Gabriel Valley designed with handicapped accessibility in mind. For me personally and for Altadena as a community, the mess at the Altadena library is a tragedy. It is a tragedy wholly of the Altadena Library Boards, own making however. Whatever Director Kittay’s faults may be, they were well…

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