Category Archives: Culture

Super Bowl, political corruption and the digital scanners

PASADENA — The Saturday “It’s Politics” column in the Star-News hit a home run in a piece about political corruption. John Tran  pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for building permits. Check out the column here. Officials at the Pasadena … Continue reading

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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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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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Youth conference this Saturday at PCC

PASADENA — The inaugural Adelante Young Men’s Youth Conference kicks off Saturday at Pasadena City College. The event sponsored by AYM, the Pasadena Youth Center Vons, Banamex USA and State Farm aims to put young men in the Pasadena in … Continue reading

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Economic populism hits Pasadena

PASADENA – After a much needed blogger vacation, Notes from Northwest is back. From the department of economic populism movements comes this piece of breaking news. The 99 percent will air their grievances on the corner of Lake Avenue and … Continue reading

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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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