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Reader Opinion: Making California Count

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | 7:31 am

Despite the breathless new reports emanating from New Hampshire, this wonderful New England state represents only a tiny fraction of voters in America. Total voter turnout today will be an estimated 325,000 people and that number includes a number of independe... More »

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Opinion: “Graduation: Stepping Into the Future”

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 5:11 am

On June 21, Hillsides Education Center hosted its graduation ceremony. HEC is a small non-public school serving not only many of the Hillsides residents, but also students from the greater Pasadena area. This year four seniors graduated. A long standing custom... More »

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Op-Ed: PUSD Superintendent Edwin Diaz Writes

Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 12:47 pm

Dear Editor, In the wake of fights at John Muir High School last week, reports have focused on the possible causes of the conflicts and the nature of the law enforcement response.  However, as I continued to learn more about last week’s incident and based o... More »

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Besides a New Director, DCFS Needs Organizational Change

Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 4:22 pm

On December 13 on Los Angeles Times’ website, an article entitled, “L.A. County ousts head of troubled child welfare department,” announced that Trish Ploehn, the beleaguered director of the Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Servic... More »

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Battle Lines Drawn in the 29th

Saturday, October 16, 2010 | 4:37 pm

The author alone is responsible for opinions and information presented in this essay. Pasadena Now does not take editorial positions; rather, we serve the community by offering this forum for opinion and debate, open to all. We encourage your comments! No smal... More »

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New Law Likely Makes PUSD’s Measure CC Unneeded

Friday, April 23, 2010 | 10:15 am

A new law amending the State’s existing redevelopment law may make the Pasadena Unified School District’s $7.1 million Measure CC Parcel Tax unnecessary after ballots have already been mailed to voters.  Under California Assembly Trailer Bill ABX4-26 enacted ... More »

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Business Leaders for Measure CC

Friday, April 23, 2010 | 10:08 am

As past chairs of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to join with many other business and community supporters to urge people to vote “yes” on Measure CC, the 33-cents-a-day parcel tax to help the Pasadena Unified School District avoid devastatin... More »

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Should Pasadena Quit MWD? Chief Hahamonga Has Last Laugh

Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 3:30 pm

The author alone is responsible for opinions and information presented in this essay. Pasadena Now does not take editorial positions; rather, we serve the community by offering this forum for opinion and debate, open to all. We encourage your comments! Imagine... More »

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SCAG Decision Should Not be Based on Scare Tactics and Misinformation

Thursday, August 6, 2009 | 1:51 pm

The author alone is responsible for opinions and information presented in this essay. Pasadena Now does not take editorial positions; rather, we serve the community by offering this forum for opinion and debate, open to all. We encourage your comments! An item... More »