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Political Gumbo: More CSS and a Quinn Martin Production

Monday, October 30, 2023 | 4:00 am

The more you know. So it turns out the Cell Site Simulator (CSS) is not on Monday’s agenda, despite my last prose about the City Council’s responsibility where I said the item would return on Monday.  Serves me right for slapping a date on it. After all, I don... More »


Guest Essay | Kathleen Clary Miller: More Than Just a Freeway

Sunday, October 29, 2023 | 5:50 am

The Pasadena Freeway [Editor: known now as the Arroyo Seco Parkway] has been my playground for the 56 years I’ve been driving. After I moved back from living in Montana for nine years, I couldn’t wait to relive my youth on the Pasadena Freeway.  Ever since we ... More »


Political Gumbo: Grab a Bowl And Pull up a Chair

Friday, October 27, 2023 | 5:17 am

Alright, alright settle down Gumbo is back. I appreciate all the queries and requests to stir the pot once again. Well the nation finally has a Speaker of the House. I’m glad they didn’t have to appoint an interim speaker, We know how local people respond to a... More »


Guest Opinion | Lisa Kroese: A Closer Look at School Board Member Op-Ed

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 6:45 am

I wanted to take a moment to address a recent Op-Ed published here by School Board Member Tina Fredricks. In the Op-Ed byline, it states that she is a board member “but is speaking solely as an individual member of the Board.” When public officials speak, they... More »


Guest Opinion | Akila Gibbs: Ageism Is More Prevalent Than You May Think

Friday, October 6, 2023 | 5:44 am

Ageism is alive and not so well everywhere, even in reference materials. If you look up “old” in a Thesaurus, you’ll find words and phrases such as enfeebled, decrepit, over the hill, impaired and senile.  What exactly is ageism? It’s prejudice or discriminati... More »