Opinion
Superintendent Brian McDonald: Accomplishing Greatness in PUSD

The end of the school year is always about celebrating accomplishments in the world of education. We saw what our tremendously talented Pasadena Unified School District Class of 2015 achieved throughout their academic careers which culminated in the handshake and diploma that I am always thrilled to present. PUSD’s extraordinarily talented Class of 2015 included the 2015 Tournament of Roses Queen, a Gates Millennium Scholar,…

Opinion: Out of Anguish, We Commit to Change

Mark Labberton is President of Fuller Theological Seminary Again. Again and again, we face the tragedy of violence and the agony of racism in our…

Opinion: The De-Policing Bugaboo: Pandering to the Police Union

Pasadena Councilmember Victor Gordo Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo last Monday attacked the proposal for an Independent Police Auditor (“IPA”) by claiming that Los Angeles Police Department officers are now afraid to do their job because LA’s Inspector General — the LA equivalent to an IPA — has taken a…

Opinion: Will Pasadena Police Bodycams Assure the Public Good?

A typical model of a contemporary body camera in use in the United States. Like most technological advances, body cameras on police officers are a…

Opinion: It’s Time to Take John Muir High School Seriously as an Academic Powerhouse

Mo Hyman. Photo courtesy College Access Plan A quick search for John Muir High School on the websites of local news outlets reveals a number of articles. Most are about football; many are related to teacher/coach/principal scandals; a few highlight Manuel Rustin, a 2012 Milken Educator Award winner; and one…

Opinion | Did You Know? Baltimore, South Carolina, Ferguson, Pasadena: Are We at War?

Martin A. Gordon Monday, May 4 at City Council was a most interesting event during public comment. The CICOPP advocacy group and individuals articulated the…

Jacque Robinson Thanks Her Campaign Supporters

Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson will leave office on Monday, May 4, 2015 Neighbors & Friends: I want to take this moment to say THANK YOU on behalf of my family and I for your contributions of time, money, prayers, and well wishes in my campaign for Mayor of the City…

Robin Salzer: Why I Support Retired Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells for City Council District 1

The future direction of the City of Pasadena is at a critical and pivotal junction. The runoff election will determine or undermine our continued pathway…

Cameron Turner: Unfair Hampton Bashing Undermines Council Race

No evidence has been presented to prove that Tyron Hampton had anything to do with damaging or removing the two dozen campaign signs that his city council election rival, Calvin Wells, had to replace the other weekend. Nor is there any evidence that Hampton had any involvement with the alleged…

Opinion: Councilman Steve Madison Endorses Jacque Robinson for Mayor

Councilman Steve Madison, recently re-elected to his fifth term as Councilman representing District 6 of the City of Pasadena, has added his name to the growing list of local leaders and organizations endorsing Jacque Robinson for Mayor. Madison says, “The upcoming Mayoral runoff election offers a clear choice between two candidates who are completely different in almost every significant way. I’m supporting Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson for Mayor and I hope you do too.” “As I prepare to begin my fifth term on the City Council, I believe the most important qualities to be an effective Mayor are integrity, an…

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