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Guest Opinion | Francis Boland: Vote Yes on Measure O

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 5:00 am

I think Pasadena not only should vote in favor of Measure O, I feel Pasadena should be ashamed if it does not. I feel I must answer first David Coher’s ridiculous letter against Measure O, and its claims that PUSD does not deserve a new bond because he and the... More »

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Political Gumbo | A Bowl of Advice

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 5:00 am

Nationally and locally, the next four years are on the line this week as the vote count begins. Nationally, Trump’s behavior has been shameful, lie after lie. Don’t get me wrong; I expect the candidates to attack each other. But attacking the process and the c... More »

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Guest Opinion | Natalie Avakian: Another Crime

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 5:53 am

As attacks on historical Armenian land strike, the Armenian genocide of 1915 casts its distressing and dreadful shadow on the Armenian people. For the past four weeks, the people of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh, more commonly known by its Soviet name, Nago... More »

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We Get Letters

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 1:17 am

PUSD Measure O Spending Your Taxes to Raise Your Taxes! PUSD Measure O is a half-billion dollar school facilities bond on next Tuesday’s ballot. Over the next 27 years it could cost PUSD area property owners $800 million in principal and interest payments that... More »

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We Get Letters

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 5:16 am

October 26, 2020 Honorable Mayor Terry Tornek Members of the City Council City of Pasadena 175 North Garfield Avenue Pasadena, CA 91109 Re: COVID-19 and School Openings On October 15th, the mayors of California’s 13 largest cities signed a letter to Governor G... More »

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Guest Opinion | David Coher: No Oversight Means No on O

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6:12 am

Measure O gives PUSD $500 million for facilities and programs. Giving our schools support is essential, but effective oversight is critical for public support and PUSD’s history of failed oversight shows that Pasadena Unified must be reformed, first. Today’s s... More »