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City Manager Requests Meeting with NAACP President

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 9:22 pm

In response to a call by NAACP Pasadena President Allen Edson for an investigation into City Manager Steve Mermell’s handling of the reassignment of African American Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Mermell on Friday asked Edson to meet with him to discuss Afric... More »

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Mayoral Candidates Make Their Cases for Your Vote

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 5:20 am

Earlier this week, Pasadena Now asked incumbent Mayor Terry Tornek and challengers Victor Gordo, Jason Hardin and Major Williams to submit candidate statements to the voters two weeks before local voters make their voices heard on March 3 at the ballot box. Pe... More »

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YWCA Building Proposals to Come Before Council in March

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 5:41 am

The YWCA building is not scheduled to be discussed at the Feb. 24 City Council meeting, according to a city official. “YWCA won’t be on the agenda until March,” said Lisa Derderian, city spokesperson. “Negotiations are continuing.” Five developers have propose... More »

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Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 5:17 am

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 50 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Top Stories: PUSD Talks Open Enrollment, Student Transportation for Consolidated Campuses Police Gun Waiver... More »

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250 Pasadena Marijuana-Related Criminal Cases Dismissed

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 4:45 am

As part of the effort that led to the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana cases, 250 Pasadena cases were also dismissed according to City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris. On Thursday, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced they used technology to wipe out about 66,... More »

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Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act Passes

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 5:41 am

The House of Representatives Wednesday passed Adam Schiff’s (D-Pasadena) package of environmental protection bills that will add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and expand the bor... More »

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NAACP, Councilmen Call for Answers in Fire Chief Reassignment

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 5:44 am

[Updated] At a standing room only City Council meeting on Monday, members of the Pasadena NAACP rallied to support embattled Fire Chief Bertral Washington. Chief Washington was reassigned to the City Manager’s office last Thursday to perform work on the city’s... More »