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Hundreds of Madonnari Will Take Over Paseo Colorado Pasadena on Father’s Day Weekend
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Hundreds of Madonnari Will Take Over Paseo Colorado Pasadena on Father’s Day Weekend

By Terry Miller For centuries artists (known in Italy as “Madonnari” or street painters) have made images on the boulevards and squares of great cities, using the pavements and street surfaces as their canvas. After World War II, scores of itinerant artists made their living from the unique art of street painting. Currently prestigious cultural festivals…

‘Safe and Sane’ Fireworks are Anything but Safe
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‘Safe and Sane’ Fireworks are Anything but Safe

By Terry Miller According to Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Fire Departments PIO, there is nothing safe or sane about any fireworks. “Safe and sane is a marketing term. Even sparklers can reach 1,000 degrees and cause burn and injury.” Derderian is not alone in that manner of thinking – there’s hard evidence of death and severe injuries…

Pasadena Tenants Union Supports California Local Rent Control Initiative
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Pasadena Tenants Union Supports California Local Rent Control Initiative

By Terry Miller While locally the Pasadena Tenants Union (PTU) drew short the number of signatures needed to get on the ballot, now the grassroots organization, as well as other concerned groups, is positioning that energy towards the statewide initiative in November. In 1995 “the real estate industry targeted California for increases in rents. Passage of…

Pasadena Bike Lane Community Workshop May 9
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Pasadena Bike Lane Community Workshop May 9

  On May 9, 2018, the City of Pasadena will be hosting a Community Workshop to reintroduce the Union Street Protected Bike Lane project, share initial concept designs, and solicit community input.  Join us and share your ideas and feedback. A protected bike lane is an exclusive bikeway facility, physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with…

A Day in the Life of Pasadena Police Officers – Part 2
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A Day in the Life of Pasadena Police Officers – Part 2

  De-Escalation and communication skills are key factors for police officers By Terry Miller Pasadena Police Department has seen more than its fair share of negative press in recent years. Lawsuits, ATF raids on a former high-ranking officer’s home in Sierra Madre and internal and external reviews have tarnished the image of a proud police…

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