Monthly Archives: September 2011

Star-News editor Frank Girardot chimes on King of Pop murder case

PASADENA – I recently dumped cable television at my house and decided to stream straight from the Internet. The decision has only partially shielded me from the media’s saturated coverage of the Michael Jackson murder case. It’s on constatly in … Continue reading

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L.A. County voter fight could foreshadow Pasadena battle

PASADENA – In a contentious battle that only stands to get nastier, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a voter district map Tuesday sans a second Latino voting district. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District County Supervisor, cast the fourth and … Continue reading

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Northwest in cross hairs of Post Office closures

PASADENA – Northwest Pasadena and Altadena look to be bearing the brunt of proposed closures to area U.S. Postal Service offices. The federal agency, which traces its origins back to the American Revolution, ran a $8.5 billion deficit last year. … Continue reading

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Gold lines goes to the birds

PASADENA – In news from the edge of Northwest Pasadena - ie the Gold Line – a man boarded the 6:13 p.m. train headed to Union Station with a live duck in a cage. My reaction ranged from confused to outright … Continue reading

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White Hut to flip its last burger Friday

PASADENA – The end is nigh for the famous White Hut, the Pasadena eatery set to be replaced by a hipster coffee shop. It’s not a Northwest Pasadena business, but it is a newsroom favorite.  Friday is the last day … Continue reading

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Slaying of popular barber rocks Pasadena

PASADENA – A tragic shooting rocked Pasadena this week, as popular barber King King was shot and killed near his business in the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard. The victim owned King King Barbershop in Pasadena. Star-News reporter Brenda … Continue reading

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PUSD could carve up voting districts with class in mind

PASADENA – While the battle over whether undocumented immigrants can vote in Pasadena Unified School District board elections seems to have cooled in recent days, a more contentious voting fight is brewing, according to sources close to the district. The … Continue reading

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Take the school funding fight to your neighbor

PASADENA – At the recent State of School Address in Pasadena, school board President Renatta Cooper applauded the gains made by PUSD schools in light of the massive state budget cuts. The Pasadena Unified School District was forced to trim … Continue reading

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Fair Oaks PAC gets next swing at Heritage Square labor deal

PASADENA – The City Council voted 5-0 to approve the $21.28 million senior housing project at Heritage Square and a plan to leverage jobs for residents. The approval Monday night paves the way for the Fair Oaks Project Area Committee … Continue reading

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Heritage Square approved, negotiations with Fair Oaks PAC set to begin

PASADENA – In a unanimous decision, the Pasadena City Council approved the Heritage Square project and the community benefits agreement that leaders in Pasadena have been clamoring for in the wake of recent failures to employ city residents on public … Continue reading

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