Andre Coleman | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:53:23 +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 Bills could have major impacts on use-of-force incidents and police transparency https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/bills-could-have-major-impacts-on-use-of-force-incidents-and-police-transparency/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/bills-could-have-major-impacts-on-use-of-force-incidents-and-police-transparency/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:10:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105498 The state Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Glendale), opened hearings on Monday regarding Assembly Bill 931, a controversial piece of legislation which could redefine when police officers can use deadly force. The measure has met with resistance from law enforcement groups.  “We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was […]

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ACLU hosts forum on First Amendment rights https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/aclu-hosts-forum-on-first-amendment-rights/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/aclu-hosts-forum-on-first-amendment-rights/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:59 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105510 What right did virtually blacklisted NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other pro football players have last season to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem?  Another important question is will First Amendment rights survive the war on the media being launched by the Trump administration, with reporters being called “liars,” “worst people” […]

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Glendale Tenants Union latest to fail in collecting enough signatures to get rent control on November ballot https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/glendale-tenants-union-latest-to-fail-in-collecting-enough-signatures-to-get-rent-control-on-november-ballot/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/glendale-tenants-union-latest-to-fail-in-collecting-enough-signatures-to-get-rent-control-on-november-ballot/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105504 Another local rent control effort has come up short on the required number of signatures to qualify for the November ballot. On Monday, the Glendale City Clerk deemed 4,000 signatures collected by the Glendale Tenants Union (GTU) “insufficient.” The GTU, which needed 10,529 valid signatures to qualify for the general election, is the latest to […]

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Senior homeless population keeps growing https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/senior-homeless-population-keeps-growing/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/senior-homeless-population-keeps-growing/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105516 According to a memo by Pasadena Housing Director William Huang, the city’s homeless senior citizen population is increasing at an alarming rate. Pasadena saw a 65 percent increase—from 153 to 253 — in homeless seniors (people 50 and older) over the past two years. The San Gabriel Valley saw a staggering 116 percent increase — […]

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As of Monday, 2,059 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/as-of-monday-2059-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/as-of-monday-2059-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:01 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105506 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. 15 years is how much time Everitt Aaron Jameson, a 27-year-old former Marine, will serve for planning a Christmastime ISIS-inspired attack on San Francisco, according to ABC. The attack […]

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Noted climatologist says climate change and more people moving to California are the causes of larger, deadlier fires https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/noted-climatologist-says-climate-change-and-more-people-moving-to-california-are-the-causes-of-larger-deadlier-fires/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/noted-climatologist-says-climate-change-and-more-people-moving-to-california-are-the-causes-of-larger-deadlier-fires/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:10:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105339 A recently retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist told the Pasadena Weekly that California will continue to experience deadly wildfires in large part due to climate change, California’s burgeoning population and people who choose to live dangerously in previously unpopulated wooded areas. More than 3,300 fire personnel battled massive fires across the state, utilizing more than […]

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Ninth Circuit Court allows Norton Simon Museum to keep paintings plundered by Nazis https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/ninth-circuit-court-allows-norton-simon-museum-to-keep-paintings-plundered-by-nazis/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/ninth-circuit-court-allows-norton-simon-museum-to-keep-paintings-plundered-by-nazis/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105353 The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego on Monday ruled that it had no power to invalidate an act of the Dutch government, allowing Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum to keep a pair of Renaissance paintings pilfered by the Nazis during World War II.  The ruling ends any chance that the family of Jewish […]

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The Count – 08.02.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/the-count-08-02-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/the-count-08-02-18/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105355 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. 4 cyclists, including 2 Americans, were killed when they were struck by a car near the Afghanistan border. On Monday afternoon ISIS issued a statement on Twitter in Arabic claiming […]

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Local fire union and chief come to agreement over badge bands to honor fallen firefighters https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/local-fire-union-and-chief-come-to-agreement-over-badge-bands-to-honor-fallen-firefighters/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/local-fire-union-and-chief-come-to-agreement-over-badge-bands-to-honor-fallen-firefighters/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:14 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105346 After a brief public dust-up, Pasadena firefighters will be allowed to wear black mourning bands around their badges in honor of three firefighters who died in the line of duty this summer. Officials with the Pasadena Firefighters Association said they asked Chief Bertral Washington if they could wear the badge bands on Saturday. Two days […]

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Interim Police Chief John Perez will apply for chief’s position https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/interim-police-chief-john-perez-will-apply-for-chiefs-position/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/interim-police-chief-john-perez-will-apply-for-chiefs-position/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105367 Interim Pasadena Police Chief John Perez on Monday said he plans to apply for the permanent position when the process gets under way next month. “My decision to submit for the position of chief of police is based on the work we have achieved in our community over the past few months, as well as […]

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