Andre Coleman | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:36:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Andre Coleman | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Superintendent McDonald tells council and school board the district faces a ‘grim fiscal reality’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/superintendent-mcdonald-tells-council-school-board-district-faces-grim-fiscal-reality/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/superintendent-mcdonald-tells-council-school-board-district-faces-grim-fiscal-reality/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:10:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101498 School funding is predicated on student attendance, and simply put, without more children attending its schools the Pasadena Unified School District is headed for financial disaster. Currently unable to pay its bills, and facing the threat of being taken over by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, this means most things that are taken […]

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As of Monday, 1,092 days after the war in Afghanistan ended… https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/monday-1092-days-war-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/monday-1092-days-war-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101519 2,224 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 27 people were killed in Iraq on Monday when ISIS militants attacked several military checkpoints, according to CNN. 5 people were killed on Sunday when a man with a hunting knife […]

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Students prepared to join national school walkout to protest against gun violence https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/students-prepared-join-national-school-walkout-protest-gun-violence/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/students-prepared-join-national-school-walkout-protest-gun-violence/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101511 In response to the shooting at a high school in Florida that left 17 dead but prompted only “thoughts and prayers” by lawmakers, students plan to walk out of schools across the nation at 10 a.m. on March 14 for 17 minutes. Locally, Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge and Franklin Elementary School in […]

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Schiff threatens Bannon with contempt of Congress https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/schiff-threatens-bannon-contempt-congress/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/schiff-threatens-bannon-contempt-congress/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101514 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said that Steve Bannon, former aide to President Trump, could be held in contempt of Congress for invoking executive privilege during questioning by the House Intelligence Committee last week. “I think it’s likely that he will face a contempt citation,” Schiff, the committee’s ranking Democrat, said at a Council on Foreign […]

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Task Force seeks ways to deter suicide from Colorado Street Bridge https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/task-force-seeks-ways-deter-suicide-colorado-street-bridge/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/task-force-seeks-ways-deter-suicide-colorado-street-bridge/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101516 A task force created to find a way to deter people from jumping off the Colorado Street Bridge held its second meeting on Tuesday to present recommendations from the public that will increase safety but maintain the aesthetics of the historic structure.     “There is great concern about preventing these sad and tragic activities,” […]

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As of Monday, 1,085 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/monday-1085-days-war-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/monday-1085-days-war-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:53 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101317 2,214 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 2 Londoners accused of joining ISIS have caused a rift between the US and Great Britain, according to Reuters News Service. The US does not want to send Alexanda Kotey […]

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School officials approve mass layoffs to avoid county takeover https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/school-officials-approve-mass-layoffs-avoid-county-takeover/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/school-officials-approve-mass-layoffs-avoid-county-takeover/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101336 I n response to a long-looming fiscal crisis, one that could force the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) to take over the finances of the Pasadena Unified School District, the Pasadena Board of Education voted to eliminate 139 full-time employees — 87 of those positions held by teachers. Board member Kim Kenne voted against […]

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A New Way Council to hold special meeting on changing charter to suit new https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/new-way-council-hold-special-meeting-changing-charter-suit-new/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/new-way-council-hold-special-meeting-changing-charter-suit-new/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101303 The Pasadena Board of Education and the Pasadena City Council will hold a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Feb. 15, at Pasadena City Hall to vote on putting a proposed City Charter change on the June 5 ballot. According to a new state law, cities with low voter turnout must move election dates to […]

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Derderian to temporarily replace exiting PIO William Boyer https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/derderian-temporarily-replace-exiting-pio-william-boyer-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/derderian-temporarily-replace-exiting-pio-william-boyer-2/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101307 Pasadena Public Information Officer William Boyer announced last week that he is leaving the city to serve as director of communications for the Los Angeles Community College District. City Fire Department PIO Lisa Derderian will serve as the interim PIO while the city searches for a permanent replacement for Boyer, said City Manager Steve Mermell. […]

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County education officials concerned about PUSD budgetary crisis https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/county-education-officials-concerned-pusd-budgetary-crisis/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/county-education-officials-concerned-pusd-budgetary-crisis/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:15:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101116 In a sternly worded letter expressing “concern” and “alarm” about the way the Pasadena Unified School District has been managing its dwindling budget, county officials warn the PUSD to get its financial house in order — or else. In the Jan. 19 letter addressed to PUSD Board of Education President Roy Boulghourjian, Candi Clark, chief […]

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