Author: Brian Biery

The holidays are the perfect occasion for candid conversations about race

BY David Campt and Brian Biery   With the holidays approaching, a profound anxiety is welling up within many progressive white folks: How do I keep the Thanksgiving Day dinner conversation civil and maintain some loyalty to my values? More to the point, how do white folks deal with family members who have explicitly racist views, or even those who are a bit more open minded but are still part of the 55 percent of whites who think that racism against them is as big of a societal problem as racism against people of color? Since the civil rights...

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Can law enforcement reinvent itself in the 21st century?

By Darryl Qualls, Keith Roberts and Brian Biery In many ways, 2016 was not an auspicious year for law enforcement. With increasing scrutiny on how police do their work, last year was filled with angry protests, viral videos and lawsuits filed in response to current police practices. However, we would be remiss if we did not recognize and acknowledge that law enforcement agencies around the country lost many brave men and women in the line of duty last year and this year, many who were simply trying to do their jobs and make their communities better and safer. Their...

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THIS WEEK’S COVER

Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Wed
1:00 pm Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “Snow Falling on Cedars” (2000).
3:30 pm Year of the Dog Celebration at H... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hastings Branch
Year of the Dog Celebration at H... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hastings Branch
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm
Celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dog with interactive storytelling, New Year crafts and a lion dance, at 3:30 p.m.
7:30 pm Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Co... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Co... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
The orchestra performs a concert, “In Focus,” featuring clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms, with guest artist, pianist Bernadene Blaha, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 and up.
Feb
22
Thu
9:30 am “What’s Happening in Gardening” ... @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
“What’s Happening in Gardening” ... @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
A “What’s Happening in Gardening” tour features Orchid Curator Julie Norman leading a tour of the Arboretum’s Tropical Greenhouse and of the Orchid Greenhouse, and she will share her tips for working with orchids, from[...]
10:00 am Elder Abuse Discussion at Pasade... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Elder Abuse Discussion at Pasade... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am
A discussion of elder abuse offers advice on what to do in case you or a loved one is being abused, starting at 10 a.m.

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