Author Archives: Frank Girardot

The FCBlog looks at Pasadena political spending

Centinel and reader AA put together a nice Java display of where the money comes from in Pasadena politics. It’s the sort of thing the Internet was made to do. I noticed that while most of the zip codes are … Continue reading

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Competition plans “East” county bureau

From La Observed here. First thing the LAT might want to know is that nobody who lives or works here calls it the “East County” Orale, this is the SGV. Second thing they might want to know is that in … Continue reading

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The return of Publius

Many of us in the newsroom have noticed a Pasadena-centric focus over at The Foothill Cities Blog of late. So it was nice to see that Publius, (the guy who sparked Pomona’s ire) was back posting today about some of … Continue reading

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Wednesday afternoon QB, Montebello edition

Welcome to the machine. Machine politics came to Montebello Tuesday night and took out a pair of incumbents who saw it coming too late and were swamped by better organization, more money and real ideas. First of all I believe … Continue reading

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Wednesday morning QB (West Covina edition)

The West Covina City Council election couldn’t have been more predictable. If you think Roger Hernandez was going to lose you haven’t been paying close enough attention to West Covina politics. In my opinion, Hernandez represents a good chunk of … Continue reading

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Strange Rumblings in Aztlan

Could the difference be any more stark than it is framed on page b-1 of today’s Times. Above the fold, a story about the reassignment of Mirthala Salinas. The mayor’s girlfriend/TV news anchor has been reassigned to Riverside County as … Continue reading

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Tip jar for councilman

Reporter Tania Chatila had a short follow up to her story about the La Puente City Council looking to increase its pay. More specifically the follow up addresses Mayor Lou Perez’s assertion that he needed money for clothes. The story … Continue reading

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