We have used this space on multiple occasions to pound on what we've felt were the boneheaded or shortsighted decisions of the Pasadena Unified's school board. Just last week, in fact, we protested the board's inability to choose its leader, a largely ceremonial position.
During the recent Pasadena school board campaign season, virtually all the candidates expressed high degrees of confidence that they could work in harmony and reach consensus with board colleagues if the voters saw fit to elect them. Apparently they've found it more difficult than they anticipated.
Due to the work of Housing Works' Project Housed Pasadena, which got underway in the summer of 2011 and recently drafted Huntington Memorial Hospital to join its efforts, some of the most vulnerable members of our society are now sheltered and getting the services they need.
On a Saturday night some 98 years ago this week, more than 200 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders living in Constantinople, today's Istanbul, were rounded up by the government. The political party in power, the "Young Turks," did not want their kind in the country, breathing the same air,...
After continuing to collect his $155,000 salary since being placed on administrative leave in early December, Pasadena Unified’s chief of facilities, David Azcárraga, has resigned. We learned this in an all-too-brief statement made by district officials on Monday.
Apparently the vast majority of the nearly 81,000 people registered to vote in the Pasadena City Council and school board district elections this week decided to sit back and let others decide who will represent them on those panels.
In response to public pressure to clean up recycling centers that neighbors consider nuisances, the city has placed a 45-day moratorium on opening new centers or expanding existing ones — and is considering banning such facilities entirely.
The findings of an analysis of the Rose Bowl renovation project that a lowball construction cost estimate is responsible for repairs going massively over budget demonstrates that there is too great a disconnect between the Rose Bowl Operating Co. and Pasadena City Hall.
Personnel matters can be challenging for employers, we know. But what is going on in South Pasadena? Police Chief Joe Payne this week tendered his resignation, suggesting in rather nebulous terms that City Manager Sergio Gonzalez asked him to step down. Specifically, Payne told us that [“...
Optimism abounded this week, from President Obama in his second inaugural speech Monday, to Gov. Jerry Brown in his breathlessly delivered State of the State address Thursday morning. On Thursday evening, Mayor Bill Bogaard followed suit, forecasting a brighter future for Pasadena in his annual...
Proving again that there is no shortage of NIMBYism here, residents of West Pasadena who feel beleaguered by traffic, noise and other issues associated with activities at the Rose Bowl have twice this month made the news by taking drastic steps in hopes of preventing the use of the stadium —...
It seems safe to say that most of us do not spend much time thinking about health and safety practices in the pornographic film industry.
Like an Olympic skier starting down the slopes, Pasadena 17-year-old Vanessa Manjarrez has just begun the most exhilarating ride of her life.
Beginning next month, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun and Pasadena Sun will be undergoing some changes. Here's a preview of what to expect.
It might not look like it locally, but the Nov. 6 election really is important.
The steady drumbeat of bear sightings in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains reached a crescendo last week, with two unusual incidents punctuating a season full of bear activity.
Caltrans has seven fewer reasons to hold on to homes it has mismanaged for years, now that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency has eliminated seven routes from its proposed fix for the so-called 710 gap.
The June 5 primary is, admittedly, a mostly academic exercise: The two top vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, move on to the November ballot.
Nearly three decades of whispering and wondering in San Marino spilled into the open this week when prosecutors aired their evidence that Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter killed John Sohus at a San Marino home in 1985.
The San Gabriel Mountains are clearly on the mend from the devastation of the Station fire, with flora and fauna coming back and areas reopened for public use. But as the two-year anniversary of the fire arrives, some important matters remain untended, leaving the region more at risk from inevitable...
Pasadena city workers acted efficiently last week when they quickly wiped out racist and anti-gay graffiti from two Northwest Pasadena sites. The sooner hatred is wiped out, the better for us all.