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We Get Letters: Vote No on Measure H

Monday, November 7, 2022 | 6:02 am

In Pasadena and statewide, there is no question that there is a housing crisis, but Measure H is not the way to fix it and may actually make the situation in Pasadena much worse. In city after city and study after study, rent control provides a short-term reli... More »

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Guest Opinion | Jacque Robinson: Vote YES on Measure H

Monday, November 7, 2022 | 6:00 am

Flaws and all, I have loved Pasadena for all my 44 years. Now that I have a five year old daughter, it is even more important to me to remain in this city. I want her to be able to experience the pride, the culture, the people, and the love that contributed to... More »

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Political Gumbo: Vote

Monday, November 7, 2022 | 5:00 am

Hopefully by now many of you have voted. I like the live experience of standing in line to make my voice heard.  Not criticizing anybody who mails it in. You do what you have to do, but for me there is something strong about showing up in line and voting. It’s... More »

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Guest Opinion | Mayor Victor M. Gordo: Vote No on Measure H 

Friday, November 4, 2022 | 1:25 pm

As former Councilman John J. Kennedy used to say: rent control is a “Well intentioned bad  idea!” Simply put: rent control does not work. Let us look no further than the real-world examples in the cities of Santa Monica, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. These t... More »

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Guest Opinion | Carl Selkin: The Climate for Action on Climate

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | 2:05 pm

At the Pasadena 100 rally on the steps of Pasadena City Hall on October 24, which I attended as co-chair of the Social Justice Committee of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center,  several of our well-intentioned political leaders expressed support for conservation... More »

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Political Gumbo: Let’s Set the Record Straight

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:32 pm

During Monday’s City Council meeting during the typical phone calls on matters not on the agenda, one caller made a comparison that I just did not get. The caller referred to Anthony McClain as Pasadena’s Emmett Till.  Till, as anyone that’s bothered to read u... More »