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Friday, June 5, 2020 | 3:30 am

Not Just a Pretty Picture Good morning: More has changed than the format. Thank you for more and better reporting and columns. I appreciate the Caltech interviews, Kathryn Ross, Eddie Rivera, Andre Coleman, et al. Congratulations. John Got something to say, em... More »

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Guest Opinion | It Matters: We Are Tired

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 11:02 am

Do you remember the scene in Get Out where Allison Williams’ character Rose is talking on the phone, completely blank-faced and calm, making her voice sound more and more distressed and hysterical? She’s doing it to throw someone off, to make them think they’r... More »

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Guest Opinion: Brian McDonald’s Six Years at the Helm

Monday, June 1, 2020 | 8:54 am

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena USD voted unanimously on June 26, 2014 to appoint Dr. Brian McDonald as the district’s interim superintendent.  He had served as the chief academic officer for PUSD for the previous three years. The board then removed the ... More »

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Political Gumbo: The Social Pandemic Has Always Been Here

Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 6:02 pm

It’s time for the nation to deal with the real pandemic that had has plagued America forever — police brutality against Black men. We’ve all seen the tragic video of George Floyd as he lost his life at the hands of police. The video has once again left many Wh... More »

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Guest Opinion | Scott Mayo: This Will Never Just Go Away

Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 7:12 am

For the last, few days I have tried, as best I can, to reconcile the all too familiar mixture of sadness and outrage that I’m feeling at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This is not a rant against police as I have friends and family who are officers ... More »

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Friday, May 29, 2020 | 3:00 am

I just wanted to let you know how much I love getting your Pasadena Now. My husband and I were born in Pasadena and we used to receive the Pasadena Star-News but we stopped delivery. Pasadena Now is such a better choice. Please keep us as permanent readers. I ... More »

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Monday, May 25, 2020 | 3:30 am

May 24, 2020 Mayor Terry Tornek Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton Members of the Pasadena City Council Pasadena, CA (By email) Re: Report and Related Documents Addressing Pasadena’s COVID-19 Response in Its Long-term Care Facilities Dear Mayor Tornek, Vice Mayor Hampto... More »

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Political Gumbo: Mr. Business Owner, Learn From This

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 3:00 am

There are lessons to be learned during the pandemic for all involved that could really impact us if we take the time to stop and think. We already knew the president would blow it in a crisis, so not much to say there. Hopefully, parents realize it is not alwa... More »