Andre Coleman | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:07:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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 District plan would close three schools, eliminate sports at Blair https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/district-plan-would-close-three-schools-eliminate-sports-at-blair/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/district-plan-would-close-three-schools-eliminate-sports-at-blair/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:10:29 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107092 Angry parents and students packed a Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education meeting last week to oppose a plan that would close three schools and decimate programs. Under the current plan, Cleveland and Franklin elementary schools, along with Wilson Middle School, would be closed. The district would save almost $2 million a year if […]

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Prop. 10 would open the door for local governments to enact their own rent control laws https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/prop-10-would-open-the-door-for-local-governments-to-enact-their-own-rent-control-laws/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/prop-10-would-open-the-door-for-local-governments-to-enact-their-own-rent-control-laws/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:30 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107098 In May, a Pasadena rent control effort failed after organizers announced they had not collected the required signatures. According to organizers, rents have skyrocketed around the city, forcing some people to pay more than $2,500 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in Pasadena. Similar efforts failed in Glendale, Inglewood and Long Beach. Organizers hoped the […]

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As of Monday, 3,029 days after the war in Afghanistan ended… https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/as-of-monday-3029-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/as-of-monday-3029-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107101 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. 80 nations were warned by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford at a conference on Tuesday to not get complacent in the fight against ISIS, The AP reported.  […]

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council votes to end contentious Orange Grove ‘road diet’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/council-votes-to-end-contentious-orange-grove-road-diet/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/18/council-votes-to-end-contentious-orange-grove-road-diet/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107104 The City Council voted unanimously on Monday to end a controversial traffic calming plan that critics feared would have diverted traffic into residential neighborhoods. As part of the $2.3 million “road diet,” a 1.8 mile stretch of East Orange Grove Boulevard between Allen and Sierra Madre Villa avenues would have been reduced from two lanes […]

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Half-million-dollar settlement offer would bar embattled director from ever returning to work at the Altadena Library https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/half-million-dollar-settlement-offer-would-bar-embattled-director-from-ever-returning-to-work-at-the-altadena-library/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/half-million-dollar-settlement-offer-would-bar-embattled-director-from-ever-returning-to-work-at-the-altadena-library/#comments Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:10:06 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106878 A local attorney contends that an element of a settlement offer made by the Altadena Library Board of Trustees to embattled Library District Director Mindy Kittay would bind future boards in choosing a qualified person to run the library. In a letter to Jeffrey Thompson, lawyer for the Library District, Kittay’s attorney Dale Gronemeier said […]

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Frances Arnold becomes first woman at Caltech to win Nobel Prize https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/frances-arnold-becomes-first-woman-at-caltech-to-win-nobel-prize/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/frances-arnold-becomes-first-woman-at-caltech-to-win-nobel-prize/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:19 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106883 Frances Arnold, 62, the Caltech scientist who won a Nobel Prize in chemistry earlier this month, is the first woman from Caltech to win the prestigious award among 38 recipients from the school.  Only five women have won the Nobel Prize in the field of chemistry since 1911, with Marie Curie winning the prize that […]

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Health Department says Typhus fever on the rise https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/health-department-says-typhus-fever-on-the-rise/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/health-department-says-typhus-fever-on-the-rise/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:13 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106881 Pasadena Health Department officials are sounding the alarm over 20 confirmed cases of typhus fever so far this year. . “Typhus fever is a disease that can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization, and death,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena health officer. “All residents should take steps to prevent fleas in and around the home.” […]

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As of Monday, 2,087 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/as-of-monday-2087-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/as-of-monday-2087-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended-2/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106885 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. 1 ISIS leader and 10 other fighters from the terrorist group were killed in an airstrike. According to CNN, Afghan and coalition forces carried out the strike.  3 people were wounded […]

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Legendary blind trainer Canto Robledo to be inducted into West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/legendary-blind-trainer-canto-robledo-to-be-inducted-into-west-coast-boxing-hall-of-fame/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/legendary-blind-trainer-canto-robledo-to-be-inducted-into-west-coast-boxing-hall-of-fame/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106524 Pasadena boxing legend Canto “TNT” Robledo will be posthumously inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame Sunday at the Garland Hotel Event Center in North Hollywood. Robledo, who trained numerous local prize-winning pugilists and died in 1999 at age 86, will be inducted alongside former heavyweight champ Archie Moore; former WBA lightweight champion […]

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As of Monday, 3,008 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/as-of-monday-3008-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/09/27/as-of-monday-3008-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106557 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.    3    people were wounded in Baghdad Tuesday when a car bomb exploded. According to CNN, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.     […]

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