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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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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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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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NAACP to honor San Gabriel Valley’s finest

PASADENA – Community leaders from throughout Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the Pasadena Police Department will be recognized this evening at the Ruby McKnight Williams Awards Dinner at the Pasadena Hilton. The dinner, sponsored by the NAACP, recognizes the … Continue reading

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Star NewsMakers first episode

PASADENA – Star News Editor Frank Girardot and staff writer Brian Charles, were joined by Pasadena-branch NAACP President Joe Brown and Randy Ertll, executive director of El Centro De Accion Social, to talk about the racist graffiti in Northwest Pasadena.  … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group launches new show

PASADENA – The San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group will debut its newest webcast — Star NewsMakers. The show centers on current affairs in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley and features Star-News Editor Frank Girardot and staff writer Brian Charles.  … 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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Williams talks census, demographic shift in Star-News

PASADENA – Janette Williams served up some quality coverage on the changing demographics of the city of Pasadena this week. Williams reported that the city’s black population dropped close to 25 percent during the last decade, while the Asian population … Continue reading

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Portantino punished, can’t carry resolution for Ralph McKnight

PASADENA – The fallout from Anthony Portantino’s vote against a Democrat-backed state budget plan has cost him the chance to push a memorial recognition for a Pasadena civil rights leader. Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, said state Assembly leaders won’t accept … Continue reading

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