March 6, 2017

Pasadena City Council, School Board Candidates Await Tuesday’s Elections

Hopefuls offer last-minute thoughts on campaigns, goals and election night With Tuesday’s Consolidated Municipal and Special Elections less than 24 hours away, the nine candidates for three City Council seats and the seven candidates for four Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) seats are making a last-minute push for votes and anxiously looking forward to tomorrow night’s results.

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February 23, 2017

Endorsements: Gordo and Wilson for Pasadena City Council

Pasadena faces challenges, but it doesn’t lack leadership. Voters in the District 5 and District 7 City Council elections March 7 are fortunate to be represented by veteran incumbent Victor Gordo, a champion for his working-class area north of the 210, and appointed incumbent Andy Wilson, who in his short time representing his southern district has shown himself a worthy …

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February 22, 2017

The Thin Blue Line in Whittier: Letters

Pasadena’s District 7 Pasadena voters should reject deceitful campaign tactics by District 7 candidate Philip Hosp. His phony allegations of “conflict of interest” and “influence peddling” against another candidate have no factual basis. We have more than enough lies and fake news pouring out of Washington. We don’t need that sort of demagoguery in Pasadena.

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February 18, 2017

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Rallies Local Leaders and Organizations to Vote Yes on Measure H

A diverse group of elected officials, faith-based leaders and homeless service providers from throughout San Gabriel Valley – led by L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger – joined together at Union Station Homeless Services for a rally Friday in support of Measure H which is the the critical March 7 vote that aims to tackle the growing homelessness challenges in L.A. …

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February 16, 2017

Holden Legislation Aimed at Stopping 710 Tunnel

On a glorious day that saw wisps of clouds accenting a bright blue sky and clear air making the nearby mountains appear startlingly close, State Assemblyman Chris Holden held a press conference at the South Pasadena Gold Line station announcing new legislation that, if passed, would end the 710 freeway tunnel option and develop new alternatives aimed at benefiting both …

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February 14, 2017

City Council Candidates Think ‘Small’ at Monday Forum

The subject was business, and each of the candidates in Monday evening’s candidate forum sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Playhouse District Association and South Lake Avenue Business Association, tried their best to think small. The forum, moderated by Ishmael Trone, chair of the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, featured incumbent …

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February 1, 2017

City Council Candidates Struggle with Homelessness Issue

Demonstrating the advantages of incumbency, two incumbents for the three open Pasadena City Council seats in the upcoming March elections demonstrated a wide breadth of knowledge on municipal issues while predominantly inexperienced but scrappy challengers fought hard to make their positions and new faces known at Tuesday evening’s forum on housing at All Saints Church.

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