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Political Gumbo: Enough With the Fireworks

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 3:57 pm

No Council meeting last night and no complaints from me. I was definitely ready for a break this time. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t stuff to talk about. Somebody explain this one to me. What’s with grown ass adults and illegal fireworks? On Monday, the co... More »

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We Get Letters: Let the Rose Bowl Flourish

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 5:53 am

How is a business regulated into obscurity supposed to support itself? We allow a small percent of adjacent households each purchased and occupied after the Rose Bowl Stadium was built one hundred years ago to hold our city budget and the majority of Pasadena ... More »

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Monday Morning Bullpen: Church Property and Elections

Monday, June 27, 2022 | 5:00 am

The City Council is dark for two weeks and comes back on July 11. Still there are things going on. At that point, the City Council is scheduled to discuss a zoning code amendment that will allow housing on church property. I’ve gone over this before. The proje... More »

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We Get Letters: Rose Bowl Budget

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 1:03 pm

Kudos to Councilmember Williams for her Scrutiny of the RBOC Budget I want to commend Councilmember Felicia Williams for her Guest Opinion appearing in Pasadena Now on June 20, 2022, as well as her attempt, at last night’s (June 20, 2022) City Council meeting,... More »

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Political Gumbo: They Should Call it The ‘NFL’ Cup

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 6:25 am

So, the World Cup is not coming to the Rose Bowl after all. But guess where it is going. NFL stadiums. Here are the NFL teams that play in the chosen stadiums. The stadiums for the Falcons, Texans, Dolphins, Eagles, Seahawks, Chiefs, Cowboys, Patriots, 49ers, ... More »

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We Get (More) Letters: Linda Wah

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 2:06 pm

Thank You Linda Since 2010, Linda Wah has represented Area 5 (San Marino, South Pasadena, and Temple City) to the Pasadena City College Board. She has served with unrelenting passion, installed innovative and creative programs, and increased opportunity to so ... More »

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Monday Morning Bullpen: Budgets and Ghost Guns

Monday, June 20, 2022 | 6:19 am

Looks like this will probably be the last Bullpen this year to talk about the budget. The City Council is set to vote to close the public hearing on Monday night and vote to adopt the FY23 budget. This is the big ticket item on Monday’s council meeting. It’s s... More »

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Guest Opinion | Mercy Young: A Juneteenth Story

Friday, June 17, 2022 | 5:25 am

“Hold those things that tell your history and protect them…The ability to have somebody to tell  your story to is so important…it says: ‘I was here.’…”  —Maya Angelou  “How do we celebrate Juneteenth?” I asked my great aunt. Her smile beams. She tells the  sto... More »

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Guest Opinion | Mayor Victor Gordo: Learn American History

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 12:16 pm

As mayor, I encourage all of us to recognize and understand the significance not only of Juneteenth, but of our American history that has led us to where we are today. We acknowledge our past and now we work towards a future that unites us with respect and app... More »

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Political Gumbo: Gabo’s Got A Point

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 5:39 am

Monday night’s City Council was what those meetings should be — the elected officials doing the city’s business. Then came the phone calls on matters not on the agenda. Gabo Lizardo came on to talk election issues, but first he took the council to task for lim... More »