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We Get Letters: Oversight Selection Process Must Be Fair

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 1:57 pm

I, along with other members of our City, listened to the Public Safety Committee meeting today during which the Committee considered the 13 applicants for the three open, community-based organization seats (“CBO seats”) on the Community Police Oversight Commis... More »

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Guest Opinion | Michael Albrecht: Pallet Housing Has Some Benefits

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 11:42 am

Reading a Pasadena Now March 29, 2021 article on the creation of temporary housing in Los Angeles has prompted me to write. People who are without permanent housing (homeless people) are our neighbors. They live in our community, attend our schools, and spend ... More »

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Guest Opinion | Scott Mayo: The Ever Moving Target

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 9:36 am

The hardest part about being black or any kind of minority in America is, America always wants to change the rules right around the time we start coming up. Every chance we’ve taken to knock down a wall has seemingly stood in front of an even higher, invisible... More »

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Political Gumbo: Get the Vaccine

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 5:00 am

Yes, that was a long extended vacation, but the pot is finally back on the stove and good stuff is brewing.  A lot has happened since then. Huntington Hospital has bounced back, and indoor dining is back. We’re not out of the woods yet, but things appear to be... More »

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It Matters | Kathryn H. Ross: To Whom Are We Responsible?

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 12:40 pm

Responsibility is not a novel concept. For most of us, the idea of being responsible has been drilled into our heads since we were children, and emphasized and re-emphasized at every teachable moment. For me growing up, responsibility was everything from getti... More »

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Reporter’s Notebook: Lessons From Little Rock

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 9:38 am

Pasadena resident Dr. Terrence Roberts said his experience as one of the Little Rock Nine taught him several lessons about the reality of race relations in the United States during a talk he delivered to the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee’s Senegal Subcommit... More »