Opinion & Columnists
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 Plate,” published on May 7, 2019, in support of SB 285 includes misinformation that impacts seniors applying for CalFresh. While I agree with the article that the most powerful anti-poverty tool we have is the federally funded Supplemental Nutritional Assistance…

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…

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 a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is School Nurses: Making the Grade on School…

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…

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…

Guest Opinion | Erika Foy: Alarming Trend Jeopardizes Pasadena’s Tree-Lined Character

An alarming pattern has been trending that is jeopardizing Pasadena’s historically tree-lined character. Specifically, the tree canopy within Pasadena’s urban core is quickly dwindling. This…

Letter to the Editor: Playhouse District Park and Traffic

Dear Mayor Tornek and City Council Members, I am writing in regard to the proposed park at the corner of Union and El Molino. I’m all for a park but am concerned that the cumulative effect that all the proposed development and transportation plans will have on the area, given…

Guest Opinion | Akila Gibbs: Pasadena’s Quiet Crisis

Akila Gibbs An historic shift is taking place in our country, and Pasadena has landed in the middle of it. Our community, like so many…

Guest Opinion | Police Chases: Why Must TV News Stations Report Them Live?

Sometimes, I have time to watch television in the evenings, and there are a few things I look forward to. For example, I really like Doc Martin, the BBC program about a quirky doctor in some small English town. But I particularly look forward to watching the 11 p.m. local…

Guest Opinion | Would Pasadena Welcome Amazon? Current City Council Might Vote 7:1 Against

Recently, Facebook critic Jason wrote on our Business Leaders for Better Government page: “Wealthy Beverly Hills elitists crying about their *Pasadena* business taxes, which Pasadena voters approved on a ballot measure. If you don’t like democracy, then unlike many residents, you can afford to move to a different country.” Jason’s comments are symptomatic of the race to the bottom and erosion of the local tax revenue base that our communities, states, and the nation are facing. This erosion hurts our communities in many ways, no matter whether your politics are pro-business, pragmatic, progressive or you dwell in Jason’s socialism camp…

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