Kevin Uhrich | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:02:09 +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 Kevin Uhrich | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Voters asked to approve a sales tax hike to improve public safety, fight homelessness and fund schools https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/voters-asked-to-approve-a-sales-tax-hike-to-improve-public-safety-fight-homelessness-and-fund-schools/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/voters-asked-to-approve-a-sales-tax-hike-to-improve-public-safety-fight-homelessness-and-fund-schools/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105196 It appears there are some things that can be cured by throwing money at them, at least in the short-term. Then again, there are other problems that may never be solved even if it rained hundred dollar bills. One of the former is homelessness. Two years ago, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.3 billion bond […]

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Something’s better than nothing following Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/19/somethings-better-than-nothing-following-trump-putin-meeting-in-helsinki/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/19/somethings-better-than-nothing-following-trump-putin-meeting-in-helsinki/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:00:29 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104988 It was a dizzying week in international politics, with President Trump first dissing our democratic partners in the G7 alliance and our military allies in NATO, then publicly shaming the prime minister of Great Britain, and finally taking sides with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own national security apparatus on the issue of interference […]

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Survey says nearly two-thirds of public believes the media is biased in its coverage https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/12/survey-says-nearly-two-thirds-of-public-believes-the-media-is-biased-in-its-coverage/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/12/survey-says-nearly-two-thirds-of-public-believes-the-media-is-biased-in-its-coverage/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104815 Would Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh view as sacrosanct the Constitution’s orders to Congress to “make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a […]

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Concert promoter Gina Zamparelli remembered for her efforts to preserve the Raymond Theatre https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/concert-promoter-gina-zamparelli-remembered-for-her-efforts-to-preserve-the-raymond-theatre/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/concert-promoter-gina-zamparelli-remembered-for-her-efforts-to-preserve-the-raymond-theatre/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:10:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104042 Longtime concert promoter Gina Zamparelli, who is perhaps best known locally for her attempts to preserve Pasadena’s historic Raymond Theatre, died on May 21 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 4, according to her sister, Marisa Zamparelli. Gina turned 59 on May 8. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Dina Stegon takes over as publisher of PW and Arroyo https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/dina-stegon-takes-over-as-publisher-of-pw-and-arroyo/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/dina-stegon-takes-over-as-publisher-of-pw-and-arroyo/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104039 Dina Stegon, who has served as advertising director with Arroyo, a monthly magazine, and its sister publication Pasadena Weekly since 2008, has become the first woman publisher of Arroyo and Pasadena Weekly under the stewardship of Southland Publishing, which has owned the newspaper since January 2001.    In replacing Jon Guynn, who came to the […]

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The Caltech brain trust leads America in the advancement of science and technology https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/the-caltech-brain-trust-leads-america-in-the-advancement-of-science-and-technology/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/the-caltech-brain-trust-leads-america-in-the-advancement-of-science-and-technology/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:20:39 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103806 Because of Caltech, Pasadena since the 1920s has earned a well-deserved reputation for being at the hub of the known universe when it comes to scientific innovation, imagination and space exploration.     But the institution’s name — in pseudonym form — only really found its way into the orbit of planet Hollywood and the […]

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AlienCon brings a universe of fascinating theories about extraterrestrial life to Pasadena June 15-17 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/aliencon-brings-a-universe-of-fascinating-theories-about-extraterrestrial-life-to-pasadena-june-15-17/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/aliencon-brings-a-universe-of-fascinating-theories-about-extraterrestrial-life-to-pasadena-june-15-17/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103818 Since its inception, television programming has been loaded with shows about space travel, science fiction and creatures from other planets visiting ours.     “Star Trek,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Lost in Space,” “Battlestar Gallactica,”  “Land of the Giants” and “Night Gallery” are but a few of the great old shows that still air on second-tier […]

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Coleman joins past and present Southland journalists in being nominated for LA Press Club awards https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/coleman-joins-past-and-present-southland-journalists-in-being-nominated-for-la-press-club-awards/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/coleman-joins-past-and-present-southland-journalists-in-being-nominated-for-la-press-club-awards/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:14 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103735 Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor André Coleman joined a number of past and present journalists with the paper and other publications owned by PW’s parent company, Southland Publishing, in being nominated in this year’s Southern California Journalism Awards competition presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. Coleman was nominated this year in the Investigative/Series category for […]

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San Diego’s sheriff should be investigated, not the reporter who revealed the high number of in-custody deaths in that county’s jails https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/22/san-diegos-sheriff-should-be-investigated-not-the-reporter-who-revealed-the-high-number-of-in-custody-deaths-in-that-countys-jails/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/22/san-diegos-sheriff-should-be-investigated-not-the-reporter-who-revealed-the-high-number-of-in-custody-deaths-in-that-countys-jails/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:25 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102232 A situation in San Diego in which a reporter was subpoenaed for materials related to stories she’s written on the exceptionally high number of in-custody deaths occurring in county jails bears some similarities to recent events here in Los Angeles. Although LA County’s much larger jail population has had fewer suicides than those reported in […]

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Climate leadership is desperately needed in these times of deadly hurricanes, megafires and mudslides https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/25/climate-leadership-desperately-needed-times-deadly-hurricanes-megafires-mudslides/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:00:56 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100777 By: John Grula and Kevin Uhrich In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, many Southern Californians may have thought they had seen the worst Mother Nature could dish out.    But that only lasted until the “megafires” of the fall and the recent deadly mudslides in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara County, where, […]

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