Web Exclusives | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:58:33 +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 Web Exclusives | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Holden bill would force DMV to include a section on a driver’s rights https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/holden-bill-would-force-dmv-to-include-a-section-on-a-drivers-rights/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/holden-bill-would-force-dmv-to-include-a-section-on-a-drivers-rights/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104325 A bill has passed the state Senate that would require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to include in its handbook for drivers a section on a person’s civil rights during a traffic stop. Assembly Bill 2918 — authored by Assemblyman and former Pasadena Mayor Chris Holden — would require the handbook to include information […]

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Crowfoot, Lewis, Nelson and Kim named to LA Superior Court https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/crowfoot-lewis-nelson-and-kim-named-to-la-superior-court/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/crowfoot-lewis-nelson-and-kim-named-to-la-superior-court/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:56 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104199 Bill Crowfoot, the first person to represent a City Council district created to give greater voting opportunities to the city’s Latino population, was appointed to the Superior Court bench last week. Along with Crowfoot, Gov. Jerry Brown also appointed Terrance Lewis and Jean Nelson, both of Altadena, and Michelle Kim of South Pasadena to serve […]

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Council fills some city commission seats but many vacancies remain https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/council-fills-some-city-commission-seats-but-many-vacancies-remain/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/07/council-fills-some-city-commission-seats-but-many-vacancies-remain/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104034 Twelve people were approved to sit on city commissions at Monday’s City Council meeting, but despite the appointments — and reappointments — more than 60 vacancies remain. Mayor Terry Tornek appointed Sam Morrissey to the Transportation Commission and reappointed Dr. Jason Lyon to the Historic Preservation Commission. Tornek also reappointed Brandon Lamar to the Human […]

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Rent control ballot measure falls short by more than 2,000 signatures https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/rent-control-ballot-measure-falls-short-by-more-than-2000-signatures/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/rent-control-ballot-measure-falls-short-by-more-than-2000-signatures/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103851 The Pasadena Tenants Union (PTU) fell 2,112 signatures short of the 10,224 needed to qualify for the November ballot, putting an end to the group’s first effort to bring rent control to Pasadena. The group is part of the Pasadena Fair and Equitable Housing Coalition, which includes the Glendale Tenants Union (GTU), the Greater Pasadena […]

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Local firefighters decry proposed budget cuts https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/local-firefighters-decry-proposed-budget-cuts/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/local-firefighters-decry-proposed-budget-cuts/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103721 Officials with the Pasadena firefighters union on Monday warned that budget cuts to the Fire Department could put local firefighters in danger. “We are already at the bone,” said Scott Austin, president of Firefighters Local 809. “We are now talking about the safety of firefighters and safety of the community. Budget holes of the city […]

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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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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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LACOE warns district to follow through on financial stabilization, or else https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/03/lacoe-warns-district-to-follow-through-on-financial-stabilization-or-else/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/03/lacoe-warns-district-to-follow-through-on-financial-stabilization-or-else/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103244 The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) appears to be inching closer to takeover by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). In a sternly worded April 17 letter addressed to Board of Education President Roy Boulghourjian, LACOE Chief Financial Officer Candi Clark said the district needs to cut an additional $8 million from its […]

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Schiff says GOP tax cuts imperil Social Security and Medicare https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/26/schiff-says-gop-tax-cuts-imperil-social-security-and-medicare/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/26/schiff-says-gop-tax-cuts-imperil-social-security-and-medicare/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:44 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103144 Anyone who follows the current battles between the Trump administration and Democratic members of Congress is familiar with the frequent media appearances of Rep. Adam Schiff, who has represented California’s 28th Congressional District including Pasadena and many of its surrounding cities, since 2001. Not only has Schiff been a leading voice in the congressional investigations surrounding […]

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Feud erupts in Altadena over slogan https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/19/feud-erupts-in-altadena-over-slogan/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/04/19/feud-erupts-in-altadena-over-slogan/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102977 Beautiful Altadena

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