News | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:58:26 +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 News | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Lisa Pease uncovers new evidence in the 50-year-old RFK assassination in her new book ‘A Lie Too Big to Fail’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/lisa-pease-uncovers-new-evidence-in-the-50-year-lisa-pease-uncovers-new-evidence-in-the-50-year-old-rfk-assassination-in-her-new-book-a-lie-too-big-to-failold-rfk-assassination-in-he/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/lisa-pease-uncovers-new-evidence-in-the-50-year-lisa-pease-uncovers-new-evidence-in-the-50-year-old-rfk-assassination-in-her-new-book-a-lie-too-big-to-failold-rfk-assassination-in-he/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:15:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109021 KENNEDY

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As LAUSD strikes, Pasadena teachers negotiate for long overdue raises https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/as-lausd-strikes-pasadena-teachers-negotiate-for-long-overdue-raises/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/as-lausd-strikes-pasadena-teachers-negotiate-for-long-overdue-raises/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:10:13 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109026 As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers calling for more pay and smaller class sizes walked off the job Monday, negotiations between Pasadena teachers and school district officials grew further apart. And now, due to a note of caution issued to Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) officials by the Los Angeles County Office […]

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Former city employee sentenced to 14 years for embezzlement; Altadena businessman and co-defendant gets 7 years https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/former-city-employee-sentenced-to-14-years-for-embezzlement-altadena-businessman-and-co-defendant-gets-7-years/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/former-city-employee-sentenced-to-14-years-for-embezzlement-altadena-businessman-and-co-defendant-gets-7-years/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:59 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109043 The man who easily bilked the city out of millions of dollars during a decade-long embezzlement scheme was sentenced Friday to hard time in state prison. Danny Ray Wooten, a former analyst with the Pasadena Public Works Department, was sentenced to a 14-year term behind bars. Tyrone Collins, a local contractor, was sentenced to seven […]

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Woman accused of Murder proclaims innocence from jail https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/woman-accused-of-murder-proclaims-innocence-from-jail/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/woman-accused-of-murder-proclaims-innocence-from-jail/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:53 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109030 A homeless woman charged with choking a 75-year-old woman to death declared her innocence in court and in a telephone interview on Tuesday with the Pasadena Weekly. Mary Jean O’Connor, 41, is charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Pasadena resident Jeri Douglas. Douglas’s daughter adopted O’Connor’s eldest son after […]

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As of Monday, 3,076 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/as-of-monday-3076-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/as-of-monday-3076-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:26 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109034 2,228 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 1 person was killed and 16 people were injured on Tuesday in Iraq when a car bomb exploded. According to CNN, no one has taken responsibility for the attack.      […]

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Pasadena’s Major Williams to speak at Blexit rally in LA Sunday to encourage African Americans and Latinos to leave the Democratic Party https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/pasadenas-major-williams-to-speak-at-blexit-rally-in-la-sunday-to-encourage-african-americans-and-latinos-to-leave-the-democratic-party/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/pasadenas-major-williams-to-speak-at-blexit-rally-in-la-sunday-to-encourage-african-americans-and-latinos-to-leave-the-democratic-party/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:06 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109041 Pasadena resident and prospective mayoral candidate Major Williams will be a featured speaker at a rally Sunday aimed at convincing African Americans and Latinos to leave the Democratic Party. Williams, 41, is a Northwest Pasadena resident who plans to run for mayor in 2020. He identifies as an independent Republican. The “Blexit” movement, which encourages […]

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LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has big — and controversial — plans for the beleaguered department https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/la-county-sheriff-alex-villanueva-has-big-and-controversial-plans-for-the-beleaguered-department/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/la-county-sheriff-alex-villanueva-has-big-and-controversial-plans-for-the-beleaguered-department/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:15:04 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108855 Alex Villanueva

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Debate over minimum wage heats up one month prior to City Council review https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/debate-over-minimum-wage-heats-up-one-month-prior-to-city-council-review/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/debate-over-minimum-wage-heats-up-one-month-prior-to-city-council-review/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:10:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108880 A month before the issue is scheduled to come back before the City Council, battle lines are once again being drawn over Pasadena’s minimum wage. Local restaurateurs have been meeting with council members hoping to garner enough support for a pause in the city’s increased pay schedule or a move to the state schedule. Currently, […]

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As of Monday, 3,071 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/as-of-monday-3071-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/as-of-monday-3071-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:51 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108871 2,228 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 1 American aiding ISIS was captured in Syria. According to ABC News, Warren Christopher Clark sent his resume to the extremist group last year.    2 police officers and 6 others […]

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Tornek to make spending suggestions in State of the City speech https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/tornek-to-make-spending-suggestions-in-state-of-the-city-speech/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/tornek-to-make-spending-suggestions-in-state-of-the-city-speech/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:23 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108874 Mayor Terry Tornek will give his annual State of the City speech at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Pasadena High School. The occasion will mark Tornek’s fourth speech as mayor since taking office in 2016. The last two speeches dealt largely with staving off fiscal crisis. Last year Tornek called on voters to approve […]

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