Author Archives: Brian Charles

Biden in Pasadena, Johnny Otis dies, football predictions

PASADENA — It isn’t clear if Joe Biden went off script – no surprise there – but he dashed in and out of Pasadena on Friday, stopping by the home of Presidential ally and close associate John Kennedy.  John’s sister, … Continue reading

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Pasadena residents fight proposed Post Office closure and contemplate district lines

Residents along with political and community leaders in Pasadena voiced their opposition to a proposed plan to close the Mack Robinson Post Office in Pasadena.  http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_19720166 Meanwhile, the Pasadena Unified School District wants you to help draw the lines for … Continue reading

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Occupier arrested for felony possession of a knife

PASADENA – Occupy protester Michael Buell, 45, of Fallbrook, was arrested Sunday by Pasadena Police and booked on suspicion of felony possession of a dagger, police Lt. Phlunte Riddle said. He remains in custody and is being held in lieu … Continue reading

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Occupy the Rose Parade kicked off at All Saints

Occupy the Rose Parade kicked off at All Saints Church in Pasadena on Sunday with an economic and social justice forum. Here’s more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_19658341?source=rss_viewed And here is a piece on Occupy the Rose Parade leader Peter Thottam: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_19656317?source=rss_viewed

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Occupy preps for big day, Cops more worried about lone wolf

The Rose Parade is only three days away and Occupy and the Pasadena Police Department are making final preparations for the day. Occupy the Rose Parade spent Thursday teaching demonstrators how to hoist and carry a large banner of the … Continue reading

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What could be the real big game on Jan. 2

PASADENA – It could be the biggest showdown on Jan. 2, bigger than Oregon-Wisconsin. The Tea Party, locally known as TEAPAC or the Pasadena Tea Party Patriots, refuse to be outdone by Occupy during the annual Rose Parade.  The conservative … Continue reading

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Fall blogger blues

PASADENA – Boot camps, football coaches and Thanksgiving have all conspired to keep me out of the blogosphere for some time. I promise I will return. But in the mean time, here’s some of the stuff I have been up … Continue reading

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Star-News examines city’s failure to fix El Centro headquarters

Community leaders want the city to fix the historic home of El Centro De Accion Social. The crumbling building has been home to the Latino advocacy group for more than four decades. Link here: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_19335183

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Remember the children

PASADENA – More than 2,000 miles away from Pasadena, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is mired in a controversy that will forever tarnish his legacy. Allegations have surfaced that Paterno was told about inappropriate behavior involving a child. … Continue reading

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Video offers disturbing look inside boot camps

PASADENA – The Star-News has broken a story about videos taken at Pasadena-based boot camps containing disturbing images of children vomiting and being subjected to verbal taunting by instructors. Be warned the video is graphic. 

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