Opinion
Letter to the Editor: Madison Elementary School Teacher Writes to Support Principal Ruelas

I would like to bring truth to all this chaos that the majority of the Madison teachers have created. The teachers who went to the Board Meeting on Thursday last week, are upset because they have been given expectations from their Principal. Madison is a low performing school, and has been for years. One main reason is that the teachers have let this happen. They…

Pasadena Planned Parenthood President Thanks Neighbors for Support During Protest

Last weekend, I was genuinely touched by the deeply felt support shown to Planned Parenthood by our neighbors in Pasadena. When a group of anti-abortion…

Former Mayoral Candidate Sees Fast Action from City After Posting Sad Sidewalk Story

Images courtesy of Don Morgan   [Editor's note: Yesterday, Pasadena Now published a story by former mayoral candidate Don Morgan about his experience of waiting for 17 months for the City of Pasadena to repair the sidewalk in front of his house after he paid the city $1,700 up front.…

This Is How the City Spent My $1,600 to Fix the Sidewalk in Front of My House — After I Waited 17 Months

We paid the city $1,600 in March 2014 to repair our sidewalks as part of a kitchen remodel. After 17 months of no communication from…

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…

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 need for community oversight of the Police Department and that its time was overdue. It was mentioned that three staff members of the city of Pasadena have read the McDade report in its entirety: Chief Sanchez, Michael Beck and City Attorney Michelle Bagneris, all of whom in finality report to the Mayor and City Council. Wait a minute! In what reality does my subordinate get to see the results of a report commissioned by the…

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