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City of Pasadena Adopts More Than $872M for 2020 City Wide Appropriations
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City of Pasadena Adopts More Than $872M for 2020 City Wide Appropriations

By Terry Miller During Monday’s Pasadena City Council meeting, council approved an increase in next year’s appropriations. The General Fund will be $274.4 million and the total appropriations rest at $872.5 million. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Adopted Budget totaled $816.7 million overall. This included an operating budget of $658.4 million, capital appropriations of $83.4…

Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California
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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath…

How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?
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How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?

Context of communications like emotions and nonverbal cues are often neglected By Terry Miller Thousands of years ago, human beings communicated exclusively through spoken languages. Communities were small and nomadic. Gradually, people developed writing skills, creating a more permanent form of communication. As a result, folklore and oral tradition transitioned into literature. The invention of…

Pasadena Tentatively Approves Six Cannabis Applications
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Pasadena Tentatively Approves Six Cannabis Applications

CUP is next step in process By Terry Miller The long and winding road for marijuana permits is apparently no longer a pipe dream for six applicants vying for coveted city permits. The expensive and extensive process saw 128 applicants. Out of those 128 applications, Pasadena finally completed the review and scoring of those applications…

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Presidential Hopefuls Make Pit Stop in Pasadena

By Terry Miller By all accounts, last week Pasadena saw a whirlwind of presidential candidates touting their agenda(s) in the Crown City. Democratic Party candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election hit Pasadena last week, including Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris who hope to be crowned in 2020. On Friday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ rally…

Graduates, How Would You like to Pay for That Education?
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Graduates, How Would You like to Pay for That Education?

By Terry Miller As we celebrate those who graduate this year, we are flummoxed by the out of control—the ridiculous—cost of higher education, or any education for that matter. Last week beaming graduates at Moorhouse college were shocked when Robert Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, announced his family was setting up a grant to wipe out…

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