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Opinion: Out of Anguish, We Commit to Change

Monday, June 29, 2015 | 1:34 pm

Again. Again and again, we face the tragedy of violence and the agony of racism in our national life. Charleston, an iconic American city, is the latest place of horror where racial hatred has spilled blood and ended precious life. The evil stench and destruct... More »


Opinion: The De-Policing Bugaboo: Pandering to the Police Union

Friday, June 26, 2015 | 2:36 pm

Pasadena City Councilmember Victor Gordo last Monday attacked the proposal for an Independent Police Auditor (“IPA”) by claiming that Los Angeles Police Department officers are now afraid to do their job because LA’s Inspector General — the LA equivalent to an... More »


Opinion: Will Pasadena Police Bodycams Assure the Public Good?

Monday, June 15, 2015 | 5:33 am

Like most technological advances, body cameras on police officers are a development that can be used for good or bad purposes. For example, the public good is served if bodycams protect officers against inaccurate accusations and document officer misconduct. B... More »


Jacque Robinson Thanks Her Campaign Supporters

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 9:10 am

Neighbors & Friends: I want to take this moment to say THANK YOU on behalf of my family and I for your contributions of time, money, prayers, and well wishes in my campaign for Mayor of the City of Pasadena. I am sure some of you join me in my profound disappo... More »


Cameron Turner: Unfair Hampton Bashing Undermines Council Race

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 11:43 am

No evidence has been presented to prove that Tyron Hampton had anything to do with damaging or removing the two dozen campaign signs that his city council election rival, Calvin Wells, had to replace the other weekend. Nor is there any evidence that Hampton ha... More »


Opinion: Councilman Steve Madison Endorses Jacque Robinson for Mayor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 2:05 pm

Councilman Steve Madison, recently re-elected to his fifth term as Councilman representing District 6 of the City of Pasadena, has added his name to the growing list of local leaders and organizations endorsing Jacque Robinson for Mayor. Madison says, “The upc... More »


Opinion Piece by Don Morgan: It Starts with City Government

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 12:36 pm

[Editor’s Note: Pasadena Now does not endorse any political candidates, but is open to all candidates, and residents, as a platform for them to express their opinions and concerns without censorship or editing.] I’ve had the opportunity throughout this campa... More »


Opinion: Pasadena Community Coalition Candidate Questionaire

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 11:21 am

Did You Know (The political process) Election time is here and we are looking at a changing of the guard in Pasadena. We will have a new Mayor and a new representative for District 1. With numerous forums candidate’s constant response was: when will I have t... More »