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City to Focus on Derelict YWCA Building

Friday, July 6, 2012 | 8:14 am

The City of Pasadena is planning community meetings on July 19 and July 21 regarding the status of the former YWCA building near City Hall. The meetings will include information about the City’s process for submissions from qualified developers who are inter... More »

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EarthTalk: Is Natural Gas the Automotive “Fuel of the Future?”

Monday, July 2, 2012 | 6:57 pm

Dear EarthTalk: I recently saw an article extolling the virtues of natural gas as an abundant, inexpensive and domestically produced automotive fuel. Is this going to be the automotive fuel of the future and how green is it?                  ... More »

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California Gasoline Consumption Declining for Five Quarters

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 1:44 pm

Gasoline consumption in California fell for the fifth consecutive quarter, declining 0.4 percent, as gasoline prices went up 10.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to a report released today by Chairman Jerome E. Horton of the California State Bo... More »

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Parsons Hires Deister as Vice President, Environment and Infrastructure

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 5:46 am

Parsons is pleased to announce that Ane Deister has joined the company as Vice President for its Environmental Division. In her new role, she will focus on opportunities to enhance Parsons’ commercial environmental business with existing and new customers in... More »

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Opinion: A Contemptuous Vote in the House

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 6:03 am

The House is due to vote Thursday on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress – setting up a protracted, unnecessary and expensive court battle between coequal branches of government about the extent of executive privile... More »

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City Celebrates Pasadena’s 126th Birthday

Monday, June 25, 2012 | 5:37 am

Hundreds packed the manicured grounds of the Pasadena Museum of History on Saturday, June 23, to celebrate Pasadena’s 126th Birthday.  Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Council members Steve Madison, Terry Tornek, Gene Masuda and Chris Holden joined numerous ... More »

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Local Congressman Defends Attorney General, Cries Foul

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 6:13 am

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former prosecutor, talked on MSNBC with Al Sharpton about the upcoming vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for the Fast and Furious operation yesterday. After the broadcast, Schiff released the following... More »

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Pasadena Hiking Pacers Announce Post-Hike Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 8:22 pm

As part of a fundraising program to benefit the local hiking group, the Pasadena Hiking Pacers will be holding a Chili Cook-Off Competition after the June 24, scheduled climb to the Hollywood Sign. The climb itself is a pleasant trek with a roundtrip distance... More »

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City Planners Map for the ‘Pasadena of Tomorrow’

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 11:35 am

What will the Pasadena of tomorrow look like? We’re not talking about George Jetson’s Pasadena. Specifically, we’re talking about what Pasadena will look like 20 years from now. Within the next week, Pasadena residents will have an opportunity to visualize... More »

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EarthTalk: What Are “Sustainable Communities”?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 7:11 am

Dear EarthTalk: The term “sustainable communities” gets bantered around quite a bit today. Could you define it for me? — Holly Parker, Mechanicsburg, PA Kaid Benfield, Sustainable Communities program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRD... More »