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We Get Letters (We Were CC’d On This One)

Friday, September 29, 2023 | 5:38 am

Dear Mayor Gordo- Today I went to see my dentist Dr. Itano on the Southeast corner of Union and Hudson. The City of Pasadena in its endless political correctness and desire to be seen as making progress took two lanes of a four-lane one-way street and devoted ... More »


Guest Opinion | John Fauvre: Realistically, The Die is Cast

Monday, September 25, 2023 | 12:49 pm

I attended the public meeting on the Central Library Thursday night and learned some things about public engagement in the repair process. The meeting was in an impressive auditorium, the speakers seemed expert and assured, and about 75 people attended. The pr... More »


How California Lawmakers Embraced Hot Labor Summer

Friday, September 15, 2023 | 2:36 pm

The hot labor summer was scorching at California’s Capitol. As the legislative session wrapped Thursday night, unions could point to an impressive string of wins this year, some of which only surfaced in the past few weeks: Bills to increase the number of guar... More »


Political Gumbo: Enough With the Sex Trafficking Ads

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 3:54 pm

I’ve been following a story that kind of relates to journalism that hasn’t gotten a lot of play, ironically, in the press. And it hits really close to home for me. Michael Lacey, the former longtime editor and founder of the Phoenix alternative weekly, the Pho... More »