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Guest Opinion | Bill Paparian: Never Forget

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 12:57 pm

Every year on this day Armenians the world over honor the memory of our 1.5 million martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. But, we also know that the Genocide is not over.  It continues silently, relentlessly, insidiously.   The scars are not healed.  The wounds ar... More »

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Guest Opinion | Hoyt Hilsman: Restore Democracy in Myanmar

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 5:00 am

Over this past weekend, protestors gathered in Pasadena to condemn the brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, which has resulted in over 700 deaths and the imprisonment of tens of thousands of protestors.  For all Americans, the tragedy in Myanmar should be see... More »

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We Get Letters: Oversight Selection Process Must Be Fair

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 1:57 pm

I, along with other members of our City, listened to the Public Safety Committee meeting today during which the Committee considered the 13 applicants for the three open, community-based organization seats (“CBO seats”) on the Community Police Oversight Commis... More »

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Guest Opinion | Michael Albrecht: Pallet Housing Has Some Benefits

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 11:42 am

Reading a Pasadena Now March 29, 2021 article on the creation of temporary housing in Los Angeles has prompted me to write. People who are without permanent housing (homeless people) are our neighbors. They live in our community, attend our schools, and spend ... More »

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Guest Opinion | Scott Mayo: The Ever Moving Target

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 9:36 am

The hardest part about being black or any kind of minority in America is, America always wants to change the rules right around the time we start coming up. Every chance we’ve taken to knock down a wall has seemingly stood in front of an even higher, invisible... More »

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Political Gumbo: Get the Vaccine

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 5:00 am

Yes, that was a long extended vacation, but the pot is finally back on the stove and good stuff is brewing.  A lot has happened since then. Huntington Hospital has bounced back, and indoor dining is back. We’re not out of the woods yet, but things appear to be... More »