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Caltech Launches Initiative to Foster More Inclusive Community

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 11:15 am

Caltech launched a new initiative Monday designed to promote further socioeconomic inclusiveness within the renowned institution. The policies were announced in a letter from the office of Caltech President Thomas Felix Rosenbaum and was a response to the Blac... More »


PUSD Will Reopen August 17 With Both Distance and In-Person Learning

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12:31 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District will reopen to students on Aug. 17, making use of a blend of both in-person and distance learning to keep the number of students on campus at any one time to a minimum, the superintendent announced Thursday. The plan, which... More »


Pasadena Unified Has No Contract With Police

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 3:00 am

With calls for disbanding school police departments and severing school relationships with police agencies at the forefront of national discussion, Pasadena Unified School District officials say the district ended contractual ties with the city Police Departme... More »


Pasadena Senior Center Summer Classes Will be Virtual Via Zoom

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 5:30 pm

Every summer the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for members. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 20 classes for adults 50 and older are offered online via Zoom from July 13 to Sept. 19. There will be no advance sample classe... More »


Pasadena Unified Discusses Plan for Reopening Schools

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 12:45 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District hosted a “virtual parent forum” Monday to discuss how schools might go about reopening following closures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting focused on what school may look like once the summer draw to a clos... More »


Pasadena Unified Announces Commitment to Black Students

Monday, June 22, 2020 | 3:00 am

The Pasadena Unified School District last week announced a commitment to Black students. The commitment came via a resolution authored by the board’s only Black member Michelle Richardson Bailey. “It is time for public education to join the movement by intenti... More »


Honoring Teachers of Excellence in a Pandemic Year

Friday, June 19, 2020 | 11:09 am

Despite a year in which he hasn’t seen any of his students in person for more than three months, Muir Early College Magnet’s Business and Entrepreneurship Academy teacher Mario Hernandez was one of five awardees for this year’s Pasadena Rotary Teacher of Excel... More »