Category Archives: Politics

Encrypted radio signals and the grassroots fumbles

PASADENA — It’s quiet out there, too quiet.  If you have been trying to listen in on the Pasadena Police Department’s radio traffic, the silence has been deafening.  PPD went to an encrypted radio signal in January. Now the department … Continue reading

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Dirty tricks distract in local politics

PASADENA — Attack ads are as old as the Republic, and local political operatives in the San Gabriel Valley will soon be up to their old tricks as campaign season kicks into full gear. 

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G.O.P. presidential primary has San Gabriel Valley implications

PASADENA — Republicans are locked in a long fight to see who will face President Barack Obama in the fall election.  If the battle drags on into June, making the California primary relevant, local G.O.P. and Tea Party candidate Donna … Continue reading

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Gay marriage ban struck down, Pete Hoekstra ad denounced

PASADENA — San Gabriel Valley faith and civic leaders rejoiced at the announcement that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved ban on gay marriage, unconstitutional.  Call it the Michigan Strategy, Pete Hoekstra employs the … Continue reading

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Redevelopment, zoning and jobs rile Northwest Pasadena leaders

PASADENA – Maybe he just forgot, maybe he doesn’t want to talk about it.  Thursday’s State of The City speech by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard made no mention of the local hiring goals at the Rose Bowl. Those goals have … Continue reading

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Redevelopment riles Pasadena city leaders

Gov. Jerry Brown’s determined to end redevelopment agencies, which has many in Pasadena steamed.  The end of redevelopment agencies doesn’t bode well for blighted corridors in Northwest Pasadena. Read more here.

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Hotel project push back could forge new political alliance

PASADENA – A hotel project that has drawn the ire of Pasadena community members and organized labor will head to the Pasadena Planning Commission at 6:15 p.m., on Wednesday, in the Hale Building, 175 N. Garfield Avenue, according to city … Continue reading

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Pasadena resident sounds off about stadiums, economics and government

Yes, Americans distrust our government and our economic system. What about local governments? If we can’t tame them, how can we fix state and national governments? California city councils and city governments are dysfunctional. It’s worst in Bell, Vernon, and … Continue reading

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Occupy the Rose Bowl?

PASADENA – The populist uprising sweeping across the nation bubbled up in Pasadena Oct. 12. MoveOn.org, organized labor and generally frustated residents formed a loose alliance, which aimed it angst at Bank of America and Chase Bank on the corner … Continue reading

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West Pasadena residents strike another blow against temporary fire station

PASADENA – In news from just south of the freeway, the West Pasadena Residents upped the ante in the battle against a temporary fire station at San Rafael School. A contingent of residents converged on the Pasadena Unified School District board … Continue reading

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