Author: Kevin Uhrich

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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Pasadena set the stage for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but never adopted it

It was 25 years ago this week that what today has become Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many cities, now including Los Angeles City and County, first gained a toehold in the cultural consciousness of the country. And, believe it or not, it was the Tournament of Roses Association that helped move that process forward — inadvertently setting the stage for today’s events. On Oct. 3, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day beginning no later than 2019. The board’s action, which makes Indigenous...

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THIS WEEK’S COVER

Upcoming Events

Feb
17
Sat
10:30 am NEA Big Read Project Activities ... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
NEA Big Read Project Activities ... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am
As part of the NEA’s Big Read Project, which highlights the book “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka, the library presents various activities, including a discussion by Megan Asaka of the US government’s[...]
11:00 am Zumba Class at Lamanda Park Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Zumba Class at Lamanda Park Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am
A zumba class for all ages and skill levels starts at 11 a.m.
1:00 pm Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A guided tour visits works in the museum’s collections containing images of lovers, from 1 to 2 p.m., included in museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those[...]
2:00 pm Pasadena Symphony Concert @ Ambassador Auditorium
Pasadena Symphony Concert @ Ambassador Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
The concert features Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. David Lockington conducts, with featured cello soloist Inbal Segev. The concert also includes Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto,” and a new work by Dale[...]
4:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
Chris Finan discusses and signs “Drunks: An American History” at 4 p.m.

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