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Guest Column: It Matters | Kathryn H. Ross: Let’s Talk About Trauma

Friday, January 29, 2021 | 3:30 am

At the Inauguration on January 20th, I watched along with the rest of the country as youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recited her stirring poem, “The Hill We Climb.” Between being utterly gobsmacked with admiration for this young woman and mounting feelings o... More »


Guest Opinion | Jennifer Hall Lee: The Four Walls of Learning

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 7:52 am

COVID-19 has radically altered how we are living and it’s been ten months since PUSD schools were closed because of the pandemic. It’s certainly exasperating. Recently, Pasadena Unified School District staff compared student data from the first semester of 201... More »


We Get Letters: Pasadena Police Helicopter Gets New Camera

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 3:30 am

In April 2020, during the pandemic and without competitive bidding, our City Council voted to approve the $420,000 purchase of a helicopter camera surveillance system to replace a camera system that was still functional. Council member Hampton and then-Council... More »


We Get Letters: End the Stigma

Monday, January 18, 2021 | 5:00 am

Portantino Introduces Bill to Require Age-Appropriate Mental Health Education – Pasadena Now If we are to end “the stigma” of mental health issues, we have to stop participating in declaring it.  Harold A Maio, retired mental health professional 8955 Forest St... More »


We Get Letters

Monday, January 11, 2021 | 5:41 pm

Sir: Thank you for your attention to the troubles facing the Rose Bowl exposed by the COVID pandemic.  My high school graduation was conducted in the Rose Bowl;  I watched as PHS kept losing the Turkey Tussle there to John Muir.  I have appreciated the footbal... More »


We Get Letters: Unity and Peace and Needed Now More Than Ever

Monday, January 11, 2021 | 5:00 am

As an Ahmadi Muslims I am disheartened to see the violent protest of legitimate election results in our nation’s capital. Seeing unjustified attacks on the United States’ democratic institutions is especially upsetting. Yet, I call on all to remain peaceful an... More »