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Monday, January 11, 2021 | 5:41 pm

Sir: Thank you for your attention to the troubles facing the Rose Bowl exposed by the COVID pandemic.  My high school graduation was conducted in the Rose Bowl;  I watched as PHS kept losing the Turkey Tussle there to John Muir.  I have appreciated the footbal... More »

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We Get Letters: Unity and Peace and Needed Now More Than Ever

Monday, January 11, 2021 | 5:00 am

As an Ahmadi Muslims I am disheartened to see the violent protest of legitimate election results in our nation’s capital. Seeing unjustified attacks on the United States’ democratic institutions is especially upsetting. Yet, I call on all to remain peaceful an... More »

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Political Gumbo: What We Go to Next Needs to Be Better Than ‘Normal’

Monday, January 4, 2021 | 5:00 am

You hear it over and over in the news: “When the cases decline we can get back to normal.” But why are we rushing to get back the way things were after we have been shown for 10 months that some of our most important systems are so frail they can fall apart in... More »

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Monday, January 4, 2021 | 5:00 am

Rose Colored Comedy The City of Pasadena has been “gifted” $2 million for letting the Rose Bowl game be played in Arlington, Texas. How much would rights to host the 2022 Rose Parade be worth, say to Dubai? Notre Dame team consoled in person by their parents, ... More »

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Guest Column | Tournament of Roses: The Tournament of Roses IS Pasadena

Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 3:55 pm

To our Pasadena Community, For millions across America, as well as in the hearts of all of us who call Pasadena home, the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game® are inseparable from Pasadena itself. Every New Year, the vision of California sunshine and mountains war... More »

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Guest Opinion | Mayor Victor Gordo: Optimistic for 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020 | 1:14 pm

Neighbors and Friends: As the final day of 2020 is upon us, I pray this … finds you and yours well, safe, and healthy. Normally, at this time of year we are gearing up for the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game and welcoming thousands of visitors to our gre... More »

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Monday, December 28, 2020 | 5:00 am

PPD and ICE Dear Mayor Gordo and members of the Public Safety Committee, First, let me say congratulations on winning your race to be the Mayor of Pasadena. I look forward to working with you in the coming years to make Pasadena a place we can all safely call ... More »

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Guest Opinion: Councilmember Tyron Hampton: A Clearer Vision

Friday, December 25, 2020 | 6:56 am

As 2019 came to an end and 2020 began, many people thought 2020 would be the year of perfect vision. In some ways, what we got was more like what many people anticipated we would get at the turn of the millennium — remember Y2K?! But instead, disaster happened... More »

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | 8:17 am

To the Editor: Not sure this headline of the story “Locals Decry Another Proposed Project on Oak Knoll Avenue” really reflects the true spectrum of sentiment on this proposed project among its neighbors.  I live on Oak Knoll Avenue a few blocks from the site a... More »