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We Get Letters: Planning Commission

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 10:27 am

Dear Editor: Thanks for your article “Planning Commission to Receive Zoning Code Amendment….” (1/25//22) which accurately reported public comments and provided background for the Planning Commission meeting in which a zoning amendment is being considered that ... More »


Political Gumbo: Blame the Shooter

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 2:13 pm

As Monday’s City Council meeting was winding down, police released video of the shooting incident in East Pasadena that left two people dead, including the shooter, Devin Edward Hall. The released footage included 911 calls, doorbell footage and body worn came... More »


Monday Morning Bullpen: Back in Action

Monday, January 10, 2022 | 5:00 am

City government kicks into full gear after three weeks off due to the Christmas holiday and the parade. The consent calendar is full. The two items that immediately caught my eye were the climate-friendly vehicles and of course, the homeless vouchers. Good to ... More »


Guest Opinion | Jacque Robinson-Baisley: Here’s to Hope

Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 4:26 pm

2022. We made it! And frankly, I’m counting that as a victory. If you’re anything like me, the last two years have left much to be desired to say the least. Like many readers, we collectively continue to live in the shadows of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether... More »