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Guest Opinion | Michelle Richardson Bailey: The Honor Has Been Mine

Monday, November 27, 2023 | 4:00 am

It has been an honor serving as President of the Pasadena Unified Board of Education in 2023. My time as President of the Board ends officially on December 11, 2023, when the leadership of the Board transitions to our current vice president, Kim Kenne. Of cour... More »


Political Gumbo: Community Meeting is Critical

Monday, November 27, 2023 | 4:00 am

I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving. I’m not a turkey guy – still had some good food. Nobody makes a pecan pie like my sister.  That woman can get down on some pies. Yes, they’re gone already and I’m trying to talk her into making another one.  One thing grabb... More »


Political Gumbo: What’s Going on at Washington Park

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 11:38 am

Over the past three weeks, there have been two shootings at Washington Park. Most recently on Saturday morning, police responded to Washington Park in the 700 block of West Washington Boulevard after receiving a ShotSpotter automated gunfire detection alert an... More »


Political Gumbo: Answer the Door, Engage the Candidates

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 5:19 pm

Local City Council candidates and the Mayor began pulling papers this week. Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 are up for grabs along with the Mayor’s race. And District 3 will be decided due to the City Charter’s appointment process which calls for the seat to be decide... More »


Political Gumbo: Don’t Just Cosign

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 4:39 am

Monday night the City Council heard a pre-development plan for a project in Northwest Pasadena. To make a long story short, the end result would be 107 units and 123 parking spaces at 1259 La Pintoresca Drive. Along the way a few buildings would be demolished.... More »