News Features | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:00:26 +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 Features | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 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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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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Freelancers unionize for a better life in America’s growing gig economy https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/freelancers-unionize-for-a-better-life-in-americas-growing-gig-economy/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/freelancers-unionize-for-a-better-life-in-americas-growing-gig-economy/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:15:52 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108744 freelance

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Illegal pot dispensary operator challenges city’s new cannabis law https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/illegal-pot-dispensary-operator-challenges-citys-new-cannabis-law/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/illegal-pot-dispensary-operator-challenges-citys-new-cannabis-law/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:10:14 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108764 In a lawsuit filed against the city, Mayor Terry Tornek and the City Council, the owner and operator of an unlicensed and illegally operating marijuana dispensary is challenging the city’s new marijuana ordinance. Golden State Collective is one of 12 unlicensed marijuana dispensaries that the city has been trying to shut down over the past […]

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City Manager chooses John Perez as new Police Chief https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/city-manager-chooses-john-perez-as-new-police-chief/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/city-manager-chooses-john-perez-as-new-police-chief/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:10:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108511 I nterim Police John Perez will take over the job on a permanent basis, according to City Manager Steve Mermell. On Tuesday, Perez told the Pasadena Weekly that he will be sworn in next month, assuming the reins of a department with 240 sworn officers, 13 reserve officers, 126 civilian employees and an annual budget […]

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County and Glendale Freeze rents while both craft alternatives https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/county-and-glendale-freeze-rents-while-both-craft-alternatives/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/county-and-glendale-freeze-rents-while-both-craft-alternatives/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:10:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108220 Despite the defeat of a ballot measure that would have allowed communities to establish their own forms of rent control, rent freezes are being imposed on properties in Glendale, Altadena and other unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County amid a growing tenants’ rights movement in Glendale and Pasadena. Although Proposition 10 — which would have […]

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Expert claims officers used reasonable force in Ballew incident https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/21/expert-claims-officers-used-reasonable-force-in-ballew-incident/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/21/expert-claims-officers-used-reasonable-force-in-ballew-incident/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:17:45 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107861 Ballew

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Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center continues social justice work in the wake of shooting in Pittsburgh https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/08/pasadena-jewish-temple-and-center-continues-social-justice-work-in-the-wake-of-shooting-in-pittsburgh/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/08/pasadena-jewish-temple-and-center-continues-social-justice-work-in-the-wake-of-shooting-in-pittsburgh/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:10:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107618 The Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, shaken like most congregations around the country by the worst mass shooting of Jewish people in United States history, is not backing away from its sometimes controversial social justice activism. Case in point, on Nov. 15 the temple will host “Police Accountability in Pasadena: What Needs to Change,” featuring […]

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PUSD must reduce budget by $6 million before Nov. 15 or face county takeover https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/01/pusd-must-reduce-budget-by-6-million-before-nov-15-or-face-county-takeover/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/01/pusd-must-reduce-budget-by-6-million-before-nov-15-or-face-county-takeover/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:10:54 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107470 With the clock ticking on a possible takeover of the Pasadena Unified School District, a Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) fiscal expert delivered some bad news to the local Board of Education last week. LACOE will not consider $7 million the district could gain from a potential sales tax increase against a $6 […]

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Candidate for fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein’s US Senate seat talks about gun control, health care, immigration and working with Republicans https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/25/candidate-for-fellow-democrat-dianne-feinsteins-us-senate-seat-talks-about-gun-control-health-care-immigration-and-working-with-republicans/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/25/candidate-for-fellow-democrat-dianne-feinsteins-us-senate-seat-talks-about-gun-control-health-care-immigration-and-working-with-republicans/#respond Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:15:40 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107260 After the election of Donald Trump it was clear that it was not only time for a change, but that times were changing. Fed up with the status quo, newcomers to politics, as well as seasoned veterans in the field, have sought higher office by taking on longtime incumbents. State Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los […]

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