Author: Andre Coleman

Increased security becomes common practice after shooting in Las Vegas

As part of increased security measures in response to the deadliest mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the Pasadena Police Department deployed bomb-sniffing dogs and a magnetometer sensor, or x-ray wands, to scan for weapons and explosives on the 60,000 people who entered the Rose Bowl to watch Coldplay in concert on Oct. 6. Meanwhile, the attack has left leaders around the country once again questioning what can be done to stop mass shootings. “Going forward, every community has to be vigilant when it comes to this type of violence,” said Pasadena Police Chief...

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PCC changes election cycle to comply with new law

While officials at Pasadena City Hall are weighing their options on a law that would require them to change election dates to comply with county elections in June, it appears one group has already decided to make the change. Pasadena City College Board of Trustees sent out a mailer this week announcing a change in its election date and an extension for incumbents. “Notice is hereby given that the date of the Governing Board Member election for the Pasadena Area Community College District has been changed from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd years...

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Eagle Rock voters face sixth election this year

Wendy Carrillo and Luis Lopez will be facing off in the Dec. 5 general election to determine who will assume the 51st Assembly District seat left vacant with the election of Jimmy Gomez to Congress. Gomez replaced former Congressman Xavier Becerra, who was appointed state attorney general. All told, 13 candidates ran in the special primary election Oct. 3. Carrillo, a former journalist, received 4,771 votes or 22 percent of the votes cast. Lopez, a director at Planned Parenthood, received 4,086 votes, or 18.8 percent. Among the top vote-getters were LA Community College Board member Mike Fong, who finished...

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Hawaiian Land board approves permit for Thirty Meter Telescope

In a closed-door meeting, the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted 5-2 to approve a permit that would allow the construction of a the largest telescope in the world atop Mauna Kea in Hilo, Hawaii. “This was one of the most difficult decisions this board has ever made,” Chairperson Suzanne Case said in a prepared statement about plans by the Pasadena-based nonprofit proposing the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT.  “The members greatly respected and considered the concerns raised by those opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science...

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As of Monday, 990 days after the war in Afghanistan ended…

2,223 American military service members (3 more this month) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 1,000 ISIS militants surrendered to Kurdish forces after Iraqi forces launched an offensive to take Kurkik, CNN reported. ISIS has been losing ground in Iraq since the group lost Mosul.  1 person was killed and 3 others were wounded on Monday when a bomb exploded in Baghdad. According to CNN, the Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings. 3 men have been charged with plotting an ISIS-inspired attack. The men planned to commit bombings and mass-shootings during...

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Medicare Resource Fair at Pasade... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Center hosts a Medicare resource fair, offering information on the program, related issues and upcoming changes for 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; no reservations required, but the first 50 people to[...]
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Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
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Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. October films celebrate science fiction. Wednesday’s film is “Outland” (1981).
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Gardening Talk at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
A gardening talk features Matt-Dell Tufenkian discussing invasion biology, a scientific discipline studying the human transport and introduction of species throughout the world and their health, economic and environmental impacts, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.[...]
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Shingles Discussion at Pasadena ... @ Pasadena Senior Center
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