Monthly Archives: August 2011

Culture needs to change to reform pensions and finances

PASADENA – I consistently read Thomas Frank’s column in Harper’s Magazine each month. His August piece talked extensively about the cozy relationships between regulators and the business world and how it led to the 2008 financial collapse – nothing new … Continue reading

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Perez honors McKnight – really!

PASADENA – In a classic, “pay not attention to the man behind the curtain” moment, state Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, adjourned Monday’s session in honor of Ralph McKnight. While a wonderful gesture to McKnight’s family, I guess Perez thinks … Continue reading

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Racist graffiti grabs media attention

PASADENA – The attention of the media, both in the city and beyond, has been cast on Pasadena for all the wrong reasons. Television news, print media and the blogs are reporting on the outbreak of racist graffiti in Pasadena. … Continue reading

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Vandals strike again in Northwest Pasadena, new graffiti targets Latinos

PASADENA – Police have spotted more racists graffiti in Pasadena, according to a statement by Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.  The latest incident targets Latinos, Sanchez said in a state released Sunday. Vandals used a black marker to scribe “profane … Continue reading

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PSN looks at liquor store fight in Pasadena

PASADENA – The city has long battled to regulate and limit the number of liquor stores in Pasadena. In a Star-News report, city leaders blame the liquor stores for blight. But a political upstart reminds the Star-News and everyone in … Continue reading

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CCCA backs Portantino

The plot thickens in the battle between state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, and top Democrats. In a letter released today, the California Contract Cities Association picks sides in the fight and backs Portantino. The letter comes days before … Continue reading

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Portantino battle might be more political than it appears

PASADENA – More details are emerging in the battle between state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, and top Democratic lawmakers. Sources close to Los Angeles County Democratic Party said Portantino is being punished for far more than just voting … Continue reading

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Star-News working on comment computer glitch

A computer glitch on the Notes from Northwest Pasadena blog is preventing readers from commenting on our posts. The Pasadena Star-News is working on the problem and asks for your patience while we deal with this matter.

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Local news still in demand despite reports of newspapers’ demise

PASADENA – From the department of shameless self promotion, Notes from Northwest Pasadena felt it necessary to post this on the state of newspapers. According to a poll conducted by Ad Age, the primary reason people read local newspapers is … Continue reading

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Racist graffiti in Northwest shakes up community

PASADENA – Residents in Northwest Pasadena are reeling from a series of racist attacks where vandals spray painted swastikas, racial epithets and homophobic slurs on buildings and cars in the neighborhood, according to members of the community. The incident occurred … Continue reading

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