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New Zealand’s George Bennett Rides to Victory in Pasadena at the 2017 AMGEN Tour of California

Image from AMGEN tour of California Website After cycling for seven days and 583 miles across California, Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett (New Zealand) claimed the 2017 Amgen Tour of California race championship today in Pasadena with an overall time of 22 hours, 54 minutes and 38 seconds at America’s largest professional cycling stage race. In his third Amgen Tour of California appearance, the New Zealander…

Metro Ad Hoc Committee Shuns 710 Extension Tunnel, Recommends Board Fund Alternatives at May 25 Meeting

An ad hoc committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday voted to recommend the Metro fund an alternative to the 710…

Public Safety Committee Hears Call for Police to Start Collecting Racial Profiling Data

California State University Los Angeles Professor Dr. Lisa Graziano (left) and civil rights attorney Skip Hickambottom (right). During Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee, local activist Skip Hickambottom called for the police to begin collecting data on racial profiling six years before local legislation mandates the department begins collecting that data. “In…

Pasadena’s Cycling Community Will Ride In Silence to Honor Loved Ones Killed On the Streets

Police will escort cyclists possibly numbering into the hundreds from the Rose Bowl to City Hall Wednesday night when they ride in silence to honor…

Holden Asks Metro Board to Eliminate 710 Tunnel From Extension Options

Following an unsuccessful legislative effort to prohibit building a tunnel to close the 6.2-mile gap of the 710 Freeway Extension between the 10 and 210 freeways, Assemblymember Chris Holden now has set his sights on convincing the Board of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board (Metro) to officially no…

Pasadena Unified’s Innovative STEM Programs Have Helped to Stabilize Declining Enrollment Rates

Pasadena Unified School District’s innovative “STEM” programs that catapult students into advanced coursework at early ages and attract families to enroll their kids public schools…

$1 Million in State Funding for Pasadena Playhouse Restored in Governor Brown’s Revised Budget

An important $1 million allocation to The Pasadena Playhouse previously cut from the State’s budget was officially restored Thursday in Governor Jerry Brown’s May revisions. The money had earlier been promised to fund the Playhouse’s extensive renovations being undertaken as the venue prepares for its 100th anniversary. Last year, when…

Three Local Nonprofits Team to Create One Stop Online Pasadena Help Center

Leadership Pasadena Executive Director Cynthia Bengston Budzyn and Jennifer Allan Goldman, President of Junior League of Pasadena. A new online database that is to serve…

Local Caltrans Renters Again Ask for City Council Intervention

“The door is closing on my hope of one day buying the home I am renting from Caltrans,” Pasadena resident Bridget Bergman told the City Council Monday evening. Bergman, who previously appeared before the Council last month, said that the State’s transportation agency is no closer to selling her rented…

Pasadena Set to Receive Capital Improvement Help from New State Gas Tax, Vehicle Registration Fee Hikes

  Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law April 28 a roughly $52 billion increased fuel tax and auto registration fee that paves the way to completing unfunded street repair projects in Pasadena and other California cities. The bill increases fuel sales and excise taxes starting in November, and vehicle registration fees starting in January 2018, and assures the state a steady flow of additional dollars over the next ten years to help cover the state’s transportation needs. Although the bulk of the money would go to maintenance of the state’s highways, some $1.48 billion will go to local governments to…

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