Guest Opinions | 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 Guest Opinions | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 The publishing game may have changed but the motive of writers remains the same https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/the-publishing-game-may-have-changed-but-the-motive-of-writers-remains-the-same/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/the-publishing-game-may-have-changed-but-the-motive-of-writers-remains-the-same/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:50 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108867 When self-publishing assisted by print-on-demand technology became available to the public, it was quickly dismissed as a low-grade alternative to traditional publishing. Established publishing houses feared they would fall victim to this assault, but they still dismissed self-publishing as a vanity fad that would pass. But it did not pass. Self-publishing continued to grow and […]

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When it comes to police misconduct in Pasadena, who are you going to believe? https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/when-it-comes-to-police-misconduct-in-pasadena-who-are-you-going-to-believe/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/when-it-comes-to-police-misconduct-in-pasadena-who-are-you-going-to-believe/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:28:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108661 Do some civic-minded math and you’ll find that in Pasadena it is rare when two and two actually adds up to four. Take last year’s brutal police beating of motorist Christopher Ballew for example. A report by an outside expert hired by the Pasadena City Attorney determined that the two officers who beat the young […]

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What the world needs now is more sensitive men https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/what-the-world-needs-now-is-more-sensitive-men/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/20/what-the-world-needs-now-is-more-sensitive-men/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:00:56 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108507 I still miss my Dad. When I think of him, one thing I’m extremely grateful for is the gentle friendship he had with his brother, Howard. Howard made my Dad’s life sweeter because of the bond they shared which went beyond blood. My wish for the holidays and the New Year is that men in […]

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Former VP would bring a lot of baggage to the 2020 presidential race https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/former-vp-would-bring-a-lot-of-baggage-to-the-2020-presidential-race/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/former-vp-would-bring-a-lot-of-baggage-to-the-2020-presidential-race/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:54 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108353 Former Vice President Joe Biden is having the time of his life teasing us with his apparent willingness to go toe-to-toe with President Trump in 2020. The prospect of a Biden presidential run has been an idea fed by lot of big-name Democrats who are absolutely convinced Biden is the only one who can beat […]

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Temple leader wants to know what’s taking so long in probe of violent arrest https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/temple-leader-wants-to-know-whats-taking-so-long-in-probe-of-violent-arrest/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/06/temple-leader-wants-to-know-whats-taking-so-long-in-probe-of-violent-arrest/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108218 Dear Mayor Terry Tornek, Councilmembers Victor Gordo, Tyron Hampton, John Kennedy, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda, Margaret McAustin and Andy Wilson, City Manager Steve Mermell, and Interim Police Chief John Perez: On Nov. 15, the Social Justice Committee of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center (SJCPJT) hosted a community event titled “Police Accountability in Pasadena: What Needs […]

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Dems must be patient and find common ground to capitalize on Blue Wave https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/dems-must-be-patient-and-find-common-ground-to-capitalize-on-blue-wave/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/29/dems-must-be-patient-and-find-common-ground-to-capitalize-on-blue-wave/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:42:56 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108073 On election night a slightly blue tide started as a ripple when the news outlets reported that the Democrats captured the House. Several days later the momentous tidal wave crested. Democrats flipped more than three-dozen House seats, creating the largest Democratic shift since the post-Watergate-Nixon scandal more than four decades ago. In California, Democrats swept […]

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Every Veterans Day I remember my father https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/08/every-veterans-day-i-remember-my-father/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/08/every-veterans-day-i-remember-my-father/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:00:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107616 On Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day will be commemorated at Pasadena City Hall beginning at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join civic leaders, special guests, military veterans and active members of the US armed forces. The commander of the USS Pasadena will be the guest speaker, and the Condor Squadron of World War II-era […]

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GOP and Trump do everything possible to turn expected Blue Wave into a trickle https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/25/gop-and-trump-do-everything-possible-to-turn-expected-blue-wave-into-a-trickle/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/25/gop-and-trump-do-everything-possible-to-turn-expected-blue-wave-into-a-trickle/#respond Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:00:04 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107308 The political chatter on television these days is that the much ballyhooed Blue Wave may be nothing more than just talk. That’s a stunning turnabout from what was touted for months as a virtual article of faith by Democrats poised to take back the House and, with some luck, the Senate. The idea of a […]

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There’s something for Democrats and Republicans in Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/theres-something-for-democrats-and-republicans-in-bob-woodwards-fear-trump-in-the-white-house/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/theres-something-for-democrats-and-republicans-in-bob-woodwards-fear-trump-in-the-white-house/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106865 The nation flirts with crisis. Donald Trump has upended conventional rules of politics. Normalcy is, at best, a blur on the political horizon. What happened? Where are we going? In troubled times, exploring the past identifies new reference points where we anchor our thoughts and illuminate a future. Is there a guide? In 1972, an apparently […]

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Teach kids early about the importance of voting https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/teach-kids-early-about-the-importance-of-voting/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/11/teach-kids-early-about-the-importance-of-voting/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=106846 Don’t count ’em out until the game is over. Parents typically don’t know how many innings there are to the ball game called raising kids, nor do we know when the winning touchdown is going to be scored. As parents, our coaching job is to teach the game emphasizing penalties and scoring points. Are our kids going […]

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