Tag Archives: Pasadena

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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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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Sheriff’s Department scofflaw

PASADENA – This picture probably needs no explanation. Parking in Pasadena is tough, but parking in front of the a fire hydrant is inexcusable. But he didn’t get a ticket. I think that’s called professional courtesy.  The deputy was inside … 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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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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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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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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