John Grula | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:24:46 +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 John Grula | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Olympic athletes help the world imagine a unified peninsula https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympic-athletes-help-world-imagine-unified-peninsula-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympic-athletes-help-world-imagine-unified-peninsula-2/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:16:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101507 The Winter Olympic Games in South Korea have created a tremendous opportunity for reconciliation between North and South Korea, a wound that has festered since the end of World War II.  To the world’s amazement, the Korean women’s Olympic ice hockey team is a combination of North and South Korean athletes. Before they played, the […]

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Olympic athletes help the world imagine a unified peninsula https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympic-athletes-help-world-imagine-unified-peninsula/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympic-athletes-help-world-imagine-unified-peninsula/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101480 The Winter Olympic Games in South Korea have created a tremendous opportunity for reconciliation between North and South Korea, a wound that has festered since the end of World War II. To the world’s amazement, the Korean women’s Olympic ice hockey team is a combination of North and South Korean athletes. Before they played, the […]

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Pasadena Tenants Union takes up the fight for affordable housing https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/pasadena-tenants-union-takes-fight-affordable-housing/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/pasadena-tenants-union-takes-fight-affordable-housing/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:05:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101108 The high cost of rents in Southern California is really getting out of hand.  The cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the LA region ballooned by 15.6 percent last year, and this boosted the median monthly rent to $2,300.  The LA area, according to recent news reports, now ranks fifth highest in the nation in […]

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Heat waves, wildfires and carbon emissions contribute to more ‘bad air’ days https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/21/heat-waves-wildfires-and-carbon-emissions-contribute-to-more-bad-air-days/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/21/heat-waves-wildfires-and-carbon-emissions-contribute-to-more-bad-air-days/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:00:56 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100019 Southern California has had a severe smog problem for decades. In the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the smog was so bad in Pasadena that often one could not even see the mountains because of the ugly haze.    Then, in about 1990, things started getting better. Southern California’s heavy ozone days as measured by the […]

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Bombastic words and deeds do little to promote peace between North and South Korea https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/08/31/bombastic-words-deeds-little-promote-peace-north-south-korea/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/08/31/bombastic-words-deeds-little-promote-peace-north-south-korea/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:00:41 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=97149 Just when you think he might have better things to do, like address the problem of global climate change, our Tweeter-in-Chief Donald Trump has become immersed in a verbal food fight with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Their juvenile histrionics notwithstanding, the escalating war of words could well lead to real war, possibly involving […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Coach Wooden and Me’ illustrates the love the two men SHARED https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/08/10/kareem-abdul-jabbars-coach-wooden-illustrates-love-two-men-shared/ Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=96647 Though best known for his basketball exploits, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a political and social radical. For example, he refused to join the 1968 US Olympic basketball team and also resisted being drafted into the US military during the Vietnam War. The reasons were his strong opposition to the war and deep concerns about the racial […]

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Trump’s draconian immigration policies will only hurt the American economy https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/05/04/trumps-draconian-immigration-policies-will-hurt-american-economy/ Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:19 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=93941 President Trump has made a global issue out of the so-called illegal immigrants living in our country.

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A True American Hero https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/01/12/a-true-american-hero/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:00:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=90606 Astronaut John Glenn had had incredible courage and nerves of steel under pressure

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Oil and Earthquakes https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/12/09/oil-and-earthquakes/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:35:40 +0000 http://new.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=89713 Could fracking and oil drilling be the root causes of recent earthquakes?

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Same Old Story https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/10/13/same-old-story/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/10/13/same-old-story Huntington employs more dirty tricks against nurses to thwart union efforts

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