Author: Kevin Uhrich

Trump just can’t resist a ‘good’ insult, no matter where he’s at, what he’s doing, or who gets hurt

He didn’t have to do it, but President Trump did it anyway.  There, in the White House, ostensibly honoring the contributions of the legendary Navajo code talkers who helped defeat Japanese Imperial forces in World War II, top-of-mind Trump did what he does best: he went off script,  uttering what amounted to yet another cheap shot insult. And like others, it was aimed at a favorite political target at the expense of other people, in this case Native Americans. Presidential apologist Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to assure reporters that it was not the president’s intent to use a racial...

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Lawmakers must work together to pass common-sense gun control legislation now

When it comes to gun control, President Trump’s response to the questions “If not me, who? If not now, when?” might very well be “Not me. Not now. Not ever.”  Following the shootings in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 which left 59 people dead and 241 wounded, the next day was just “too soon,” as the president put it, to be talking about such “radical” ideas as outlawing modified bump stocks that turn rifles into virtual automatic weapons and tightening gun purchasing restrictions. But no sooner did that tragedy occur than another one happened. That mass shooting was on...

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Lawmakers must work together to pass common-sense gun control legislation now

When it comes to gun control, President Trump’s response to the questions “If not me, who? If not now, when?” might very well be “Not me. Not now. Not ever.”  Following the shootings in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 which left 59 people dead and 241 wounded, the next day was just “too soon,” as the president put it, to be talking about such “radical” ideas as outlawing modified bump stocks that turn rifles into virtual automatic weapons and tightening gun purchasing restrictions. But no sooner did that tragedy occur than another one happened. That mass shooting was on...

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Washington’s Metro police also find body cameras have no effect on police use of force

A pair of stories last week looked at whether body cameras worn by police have had an effect on the number of use-of-force incidents between police and people they come into contact with.  The first story, appearing in last Thursday’s edition of the Pasadena Weekly, looked at such incidents occurring in Pasadena from June to December 2016 and the first six months of this year. From January to June, there were 22 use-of-force incidents involving 35 officers resulting from 2,767 arrests—less than 1 percent of the total number of arrests during that period. The second story, appearing the next...

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BULLETIN BOARD – NEWS & NOTES FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Be Heard Planning Commission set to hear latest on luxury housing proposal People opposed to plans to build luxury condos and apartments where once stood moderately priced multiple-family living units are being asked to attend the Pasadena Planning Commission hearing Wednesday night and voice their opinion. Quoting a city report, Eddie Rivera of Pasadena Now reported earlier this year that San Francisco-based Carmel Partners plans to demolish six apartment buildings containing 190 units which once housed students from nearby Fuller Theological Seminary and replace them with a four-story residential apartment complex containing 307 high-priced dwelling units. “It’s a huge...

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7:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Michele Zack discusses and signs “Lisu: Far from the Ruler” at 7 p.m.
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10:00 am Nutrition for Healthy Eyes at Pa... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Nutrition for Healthy Eyes at Pa... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
A free health fair offers glucose, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, hearing screenings, counseling and community health resources, from 9 to 11 a.m. Free films screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film[...]
2:30 pm Wildflower “Superbloom” Garden T... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Wildflower “Superbloom” Garden T... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm
A garden talk features Kathy Musial, the Huntington’s curator of living collections discussing last spring’s “super bloom” of California wildflowers in an illustrated lecture, with images from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park,[...]
3:30 pm Votive Candle Decorating at Hill... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch
Votive Candle Decorating at Hill... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch
Dec 14 @ 3:30 pm
Guests of all ages can create votive holiday candles for the holidays, with LED lights, all materials provided, at 3:30 p.m.
4:30 pm Bob Baker Marionette Theater Hol... @ One Colorado
Bob Baker Marionette Theater Hol... @ One Colorado
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm
Kids and families can enjoy the Bob Baker Marionette Theater Holiday Show at 4:30 p.m. Free.

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