Monthly Archives: July 2011

City Hall’s promises of transparency ring hollow with some

PASADENA – Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. That’s been Pasadena’s approach to transparency in hiring top City Hall officials, according to some community leaders. “This is the Wizard of OZ,” community activist Martin Gordon told the … Continue reading

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Pasadena NAACP to push jobs at national convention

PASADENA – It’s all about jobs at the NAACP’s 102nd Annual National Convention in Los Angeles, which begins Friday. A contingency of 25 Pasadena residents, including Pasadena-branch NAACP President Joe Brown and six delegates to the convention, will press the … Continue reading

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Shooting in Northwest Pasadena leaves man in critical condition

PASADENA – A Pasadena man remains in critical condition after being gunned down on the 200 block of Douglas Street in Pasadena, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said in a statement Wednesday. The shooting occurred at 10:30 p.m. and witnesses … Continue reading

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Thomas to head Altadena Town Council

ALTADENA – Long-time Altadena resident Sandra Thomas was elected to the chair of the Altadena Town Council on Tuesday, according to a statement released by Thomas. The 35-year resident of Altadena and four-term town councilwoman was a unanimous selection and … Continue reading

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It only looks like summer school

PASADENA – Summer enrichment camps claim to have the antidote for summer brain drain – a combination of school, work, fun and the prohibition of bureaucratic terms that find their way into the classroom during the school year. “I never … Continue reading

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Chihuahua chases off two robbery suspects

ALTADENA – There’s a new sheriff in Altadena. He stands about 8 inches tall, weighs close to 6 pounds and trust me, his bite matches his bark. According to reports in the Star-News, a Chihuahua named Paco, chased off two … Continue reading

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Star-News gets Carmageddon right

PASADENA – You don’t win a Pulitzer for calling bull on predictions of a massive two-day traffic jam, even if it comes with a cool name like Carmageddon. But you do get to brag when you stand in the face … Continue reading

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Winning influence on South Hudson (PUSD)

PASADENA – With new leadership taking the reins at the Pasadena Unified School District, residents from all three communities connected to the district are asking who will have the ear of new Superintendent Jon Gundry. One local politico said Gundry … Continue reading

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Devil’s gate dam project on hold

PASADENA – An effort to save toads will temporarily stop excavation of soil from behind the Devil’s Gate Dam, according to reports by the Los Angeles Times. The report comes from Joe Piasecki, former Pasadena Weekly writer, now penning articles … Continue reading

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Northwest political power shifting

PASADENA – With Chris Holden announcing his plans to run for the California’s 44th Assembly seat, at least one seat on the Pasadena City Council will be in play in 2013. Holden leaves his District 3 seat will be up … Continue reading

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