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Guest Opinion | Mayor Victor Gordo: We Will Rise to the Occasion

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 11:00 am

Dear City of Pasadena:  As some of you may know, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell informed the City Council earlier this week of his decision to retire in early December. While we will have many opportunities in the months ahead to express more deeply our a... More »

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It Matters | Kathryn H. Ross: On ‘Blue’s Clues’ and Hope

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 2:53 pm

Readers, last time we spoke I was waxing poetic about a miniseries that meant a lot to me both as an artist, a writer, and a person of color. Thanks to a summer off and plenty of projects, I’ve had some time to really think about what I wanted to say when I go... More »

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We Get Letters: SB 9 Must be Vetoed

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 2:10 pm

Dear Editor, Imagine a future where housing speculators swoop in on the San Gabriel Valley’s long-established neighborhoods to purchase existing single-family homes with plans to tear down the home and build four full-sized residential units on the same proper... More »

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Guest Opinion | Marcel Rodarte: SB 9 is Bad For California

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 10:44 am

Picture your neighborhood without yards. Now picture homes built approximately four feet from one another, and with an extra three units stacked on your single-family property. Regardless of where you live. Regardless of local zoning restrictions. This could b... More »