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Local School Awarded Waiver to Reopen For Some Students

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:03 am

One local private school has received a waiver to reopen pre-kindergarten through second-grade classes, according to the city’s website. On Oct. 22, city Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh notified High Point Academy that their preK-second grade students could ... More »

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Century-Old Pasadena Child Care Threatened by Pandemic for 2nd Time

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 8:45 am

A 110-year-old Pasadena child care center that weathered the Spanish Flu of 1918 once again finds itself threatened by a pandemic. And just like a century ago, it’s reaching out to the community for support to help it survive. Seven months into stay-at-home or... More »

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Five Local Schools Have Applied For Waivers to Open

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 1:28 pm

Although a total of five schools are engaged in the process, the Pasadena Public Health Department has received just one completed application from a local school for a waiver to open, which has been forwarded to state education officials for further considera... More »

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Website Ranks Caltech 5th Among Top 10 U.S. Universities for 2021

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:30 am

Caltech came in fifth among the universities ranked in the top 10 higher education institutions in the United States for 2021, according to the WalletHub website. Cambridge, Mass.,-based Harvard University supplanted its neighbor, the Massachusetts Institute o... More »

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Caltech Joins Lawsuit to Block Administration’s New Visa Rules

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 9:55 pm

Caltech, USC and four other research institutions and public universities have filed suit in federal court to block the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing rules to limit the number of foreign high-skilled wo... More »

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Supervisor Barger Endorses Lee for Pasadena Board of Education

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:00 am

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has announced she is endorsing Pasadena Board of Education District 2 candidate Jennifer Hall Lee. “Jennifer is committed to serving the needs of children and youth and is a passionate advocate for education,” Barge... More »

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Special Ed Takes Center Stage at PUSD Election Forum

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 5:56 am

[UPDATED] Eight of nine candidates running for three PUSD Board seats participated in an online candidate forum presented by the NAACP Pasadena Branch Wednesday evening. The event featured District PUSD parent and retiree Mike Crowley; PUSD parent and attorney... More »