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Guest Opinion | Victor Gordo: I Hear You

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 6:32 pm

In the weeks following George Floyd’s killing, I have attended peaceful protests, read your emails and talked directly to many of you, and have felt the outpouring of concern and the calling for reform and accountability from every part of our city. I hear you... More »

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Guest Opinion | Ryan Bell: It’s Time to End Policing As We Know It

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 3:30 am

A beautiful vision is being discussed in communities across the United States, ignited this time by the senseless and cold-blooded murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. The vision is a world without policing as we’ve known it. If anything... More »

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We Get Letters

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 9:07 am

Reimagine the Budget The City of Pasadena is about to decide the budget for the next fiscal year and I’d like to say that, as an educated, voting, tax paying, white-identifying-as-human, woman, I think defunding the police is a good idea. The police department... More »

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Political Gumbo: Black with a Capital B

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 3:00 am

One of the great things about working in local media is the shared respect among editors and reporters. I know that PW Managing Editor Kevin Uhrich will run into any fight and defend what he thinks is right and KU won’t stop punching for the little guy or dema... More »

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We Get Even More Letters

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 3:30 am

‘Editor’s Note: After our story on the Great Plates program on Wednesday several people reached out to Pasadena Now to praise the program. FEMA extended the program on June 10, which allows local restaurants to team up with the city to deliver three meals a da... More »