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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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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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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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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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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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Heritage Square could mark big change in Pasadena

PASADENA – Don’t blink during tonight’s City Council meeting, because you might miss the approval of the Heritage Square project. After years of starts, stops and accusations of racism, Heritage Square will likely slide through approval on the consent calendar … Continue reading

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Culture needs to change to reform pensions and finances

PASADENA – I consistently read Thomas Frank’s column in Harper’s Magazine each month. His August piece talked extensively about the cozy relationships between regulators and the business world and how it led to the 2008 financial collapse – nothing new … 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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Pasadena sits on name of prostitution suspects

PASADENA – In yet another case of Pasadena secrecy, City Hall and the Pasadena Police Department refused Monday to release the names of 12 suspects arrested in a prostitution sting. The 12 alleged johns were nabbed in the 3100 block … Continue reading

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