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Disinvited Pasadena City College Commencement Speaker Lashes Back

  Oscar winning screenwriter and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter/producer Dustin Lance Black blasted Pasadena City College, his alma mater, after he says it disinvited him from being the 2014 Commencement speaker over fears that sexually explicit photos of him with his ex-boyfriend made public in 2009 would tarnish the school’s reputation. BREAKING [April 18, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.]  Pasadena City College today…

Rose Bowl: Beyonce and Jay Z Summer Concert Announcement “Premature”

A summer concert by Beyonce and Jay Z is anything but a sure thing and the announcement reported by the Los Angeles Times “was premature,”…

SR-710 North Freeway Study Environmental Impact Report Release Delayed

Metro announced Tuesday that release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be delayed. Metro is working with Caltrans on a revised schedule and will make an announcement as soon as it is confirmed. Metro had hoped to release the…

Pasadena Car Wash Becomes First to Unionize in Los Angeles County

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard speaks at press conference announcing the unionization of a Pasadena car wash, which becomes the first in Los Angles County.  …

Illegal Board Home Operators Face Jail, Fines and Probation

Property owners in the City of Pasadena who operate illegal, unlicensed, unsafe or over-crowded boarding houses will be prosecuted, with owners facing stiff penalties, jail time, probation and thousands of dollars in fines. During the past week, property owners of two such facilities found out in Pasadena Superior Court what…

Pasadena Unified Student Injured in Fatal Northern California Bus Crash

A total of four students from the Pasadena Unified School District were on a trip to Humboldt State University that suffered a bus crash in…

Free Hot Meals Program Celebrates a Birthday, and a Reprieve

  Pasadena Assistant City Manager Steve Mermell, Pastor Thomas Bereal, Pasadena United Food Bank Partner Walt Jackson, founder Robin Salzer (cutting cake), Harvest Rock Church Pastor Angie DeForest and Villa-Parke Community Center Supervisor Rozanne Adanto at the Pasadena United Hot Meals Program's second anniversary event on April 10, 2014. A…

Pasadena Homeless Numbers Drop

The number of homeless people living in Pasadena has been nearly halved in the last three years, and is down 14% from last year, according…

City Explores Plans for Major Rose Bowl Music Festival in 2015

  A 2013 concert in the Rose Bowl [Updated 3:28 p.m.]  Could a major music festival be coming to the Rose Bowl next year? According to a letter distributed by e-mail to prominent members of the business and residential communities, and released to the media Thursday morning, the Rose Bowl…

City: Hot Meals Giveaway Will Continue at Villa-Parke

The Pasadena United Hot Meals Program, founded by local restaurateur Robin Salzer, will continue at the Villa-Parke Community Center for the next 60 days, according to a city press release. Previously, the City had asked Salzer to relocate the program after April 10, 2014 to a non-City location or consider merging it with Pasadena United’s meal program at the Jackie Robinson Community Center due to its impacts on other regularly scheduled recreational and organized sporting events. “Further discussions with Mr. Salzer have resulted in an agreement to continue the program at the Center for at least 60 days,” a city press…

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