News | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 May 2018 19:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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 As of Monday, 1,075 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/as-of-monday-1075-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/as-of-monday-1075-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103585 2,214 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 4 people were injured on Saturday when a knife-wielding man shouting “Allah Akbar” attacked random pedestrians in Paris. According to CNN, the terrorist was shot […]

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New LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner wants to change the conversation about public education https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/new-lausd-superintendent-austin-beutner-wants-to-change-the-conversation-about-public-education/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/new-lausd-superintendent-austin-beutner-wants-to-change-the-conversation-about-public-education/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:36 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103566 Austin Beutner calls himself “an unconventional choice” to lead the 650,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District. Few would call that an understatement. Beutner, who on Tuesday became LAUSD’s fourth superintendent in seven years, has no formal administrative experience in the world of public education. He made his fortune as an investment banker, co-founding the global […]

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Pasadena remembers first responders who lost their lives while serving the city https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/pasadena-remembers-first-responders-who-lost-their-lives-while-serving-the-city/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/pasadena-remembers-first-responders-who-lost-their-lives-while-serving-the-city/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:30 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103580 Local officials will honor first responders who died in the line of duty or while serving the city during the seventh annual Pasadena Police and Fire Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.. Mayor Terry Tornek. Interim Police Chief John Perez and Fire Chief Bertral Washington will offer brief […]

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Police report use-of-force incidents fall by half as crime drops https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/police-report-use-of-force-incidents-fall-by-half-as-crime-drops/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/police-report-use-of-force-incidents-fall-by-half-as-crime-drops/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:30 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103582 Use-of-force incidents involving Pasadena police officers have declined by more than 50 percent in the first several months of this year from the same time last year, according to a report issued by the Police Department.  Interim Police Chief John Perez was expected to report to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, May […]

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While flat earthers seem to trust and support scientific methods, what they don’t trust is scientists https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/while-flat-earthers-seem-to-trust-and-support-scientific-methods-what-they-dont-trust-is-scientists/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/while-flat-earthers-seem-to-trust-and-support-scientific-methods-what-they-dont-trust-is-scientists/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:06 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103563 Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across?) the Earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: The United Kingdom’s first ever public Flat Earth Convention. It was well attended, and wasn’t just three days of speeches and YouTube clips (though, granted, there was a lot of this). There was also a lot of […]

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Coming Up Short Pasadena Tenants Union fails to collect enough signatures for November ballot, vows to fight on https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/coming-up-short-pasadena-tenants-union-fails-to-collect-enough-signatures-for-november-ballot-vows-to-fight-on/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/coming-up-short-pasadena-tenants-union-fails-to-collect-enough-signatures-for-november-ballot-vows-to-fight-on/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103572 Officials with the Pasadena Tenants Union (PTU) told the Pasadena Weekly that the group has come up short in its efforts to get a rent control initiative on the November ballot. According to a May 9 email sent to members, the group had only collected 8,679 signatures. At least 12,300 valid signatures were required, according […]

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As of Monday, 1,069 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/as-of-monday-1069-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/as-of-monday-1069-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended-2/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103447 2,224     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. 16     people were killed and 7 wounded when gunmen opened fire on civilians in the bustling commercial near Baghdad, CNN reported.     8  people […]

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City hikes fines for tree ordinance violations https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/city-hikes-fines-for-tree-ordinance-violations/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/city-hikes-fines-for-tree-ordinance-violations/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103439 The Pasadena City Council unanimously approved modifications to the city’s City Trees and Tree Protection Ordinance which will increase fines for illegally cutting down protected trees.  According to City Attorney Michelle Bagneris, fines have been increased to $5,000 or the full amount of the replacement value of the removed tree, whichever amount is greater. Bagneris […]

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Contract shows cops paid outside investigators $1 below amount that would have required council approval https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/contract-shows-cops-paid-outside-investigators-1-below-amount-that-would-have-required-council-approval/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/contract-shows-cops-paid-outside-investigators-1-below-amount-that-would-have-required-council-approval/#comments Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:19 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103441 Former Mayor Bill Paparian called on the city to stop doing business with an agency investigating a violent officer-involved incident because its contract was not reviewed by the City Council. The Washington, DC-based National Police Foundation (NPF) is investigating the actions of Pasadena Police Officers Zacharay Lujan and Lerry Esparza in relation to the Nov. […]

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City Health Department to start info campaign on effects of pot https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/city-health-department-to-start-info-campaign-on-effects-of-pot/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/city-health-department-to-start-info-campaign-on-effects-of-pot/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103437 The city’s Public Health Department has launched a campaign to inform the public about the effects of marijuana. As part of that campaign, ads targeting youth will be placed in Pasadena buses focusing on the health effects of cannabis use and the legal consequences of driving under the influence of marijuana. The campaign was developed […]

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