News / February 26, 2020 Council Member Says Racism is Prevalent in Pasadena Firefighters Union

By Terry Miller Pasadena Councilman Tyron Hampton said he disagrees with City Manager Steve Mermell’s decision to reassign Fire Chief Bertral Washington. So too, does fellow council member John Kennedy who expressed outrage at the last council meeting. Hampton said the Pasadena Firefighters Union, which he equated to a fraternity, intentionally put pressure on the...

News / February 26, 2020 NAACP Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Violation of Due Process for Fire Chief Washington

By Terry Miller On Monday, Feb. 10, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell reassigned Chief Bertral Washington without notifying portions of City Council and Public Safety Committee members before taking such actions. Since then, residents and the Pasadena NAACP have raised questions over Washington’s reassignment. “It has also been reported to the NAACP by local sources...

News / February 25, 2020 On the Ground With Pasadena First Responders and County ERTs

By Galen Patterson Eaton Canyon was silent on the warm, clear-mountain morning of Feb. 21, until vehicles, including emergency response vehicles from the Pasadena Fire Department (PFD), began swarming the ridge above the canyon on Pinecrest Drive in Altadena. Before long, dozens of first responders and EMT volunteers were in uniform, jumping into their gear...

News / February 24, 2020 Thousands of Bees Send Five to Hospital

  Bees cause major traffic snarl Thursday evening Thousands of Africanized bees swarmed a hotel on Colorado Boulevard near Pasadena City College Thursday afternoon, sending five people to the hospital, including two firefighters and a police officer. The first injured firefighter was stung approximately 17 times after he arrived at the scene to evaluate the...

News / February 19, 2020 Proposition 13 Causing Confusion Among Voters

Proposition 13 (2020) is NOT a repeal of the 1978 proposition with the same digits By Terry Miller Voters are confusing Proposition 13 on the March 2020 ballot with a 1978 property tax initiative. The proposition may have the same number as Proposition 13 of 1978 but it has nothing to do with the well-known constitutional...

News / February 19, 2020 Charlotte Bland Endorsed by Senator Harris for Pasadena City Council

United States senator and former presidential candidate Kamala Harris endorsed Charlotte “Char” Bland for her campaign to the Pasadena City Council District 4. “I am proud to endorse Charlotte ‘Char’ Bland for Pasadena City Council,” said Senator Harris. “Char is committed to fighting for healthier communities, and her fresh approach and leadership will be a...

News / February 19, 2020 New Network Will Improve Communication for First Responders

An important component in modernizing communications among first responders in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area is underway. On Feb. 7, Rachel Smith, Angeles National Forest (ANF) deputy supervisor, signed the leases for five of 13 proposed towers for a new Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system operated by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS)...

News / February 12, 2020 Pasadena Youth Take Candidates to Task Over Climate Action

By Alex Cordero  Pasadena residents gathered at Jackie Robinson Park last week to listen to mayoral and City Council candidates up for election discuss climate policies in the city. Residents learned about many local organizations that focus on advocating for a greener community as part of the resource fair featured before the forum started. Organizations...

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Council Member Says Racism is Prevalent in Pasadena Firefighters Union
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Council Member Says Racism is Prevalent in Pasadena Firefighters Union

By Terry Miller Pasadena Councilman Tyron Hampton said he disagrees with City Manager Steve Mermell’s decision to reassign Fire Chief Bertral Washington. So too, does fellow council member John Kennedy who expressed outrage at the last council meeting. Hampton said the Pasadena Firefighters Union, which he equated to a fraternity, intentionally put pressure on the…

NAACP Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Violation of Due Process for Fire Chief Washington
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NAACP Calls for Investigation Into Alleged Violation of Due Process for Fire Chief Washington

By Terry Miller On Monday, Feb. 10, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell reassigned Chief Bertral Washington without notifying portions of City Council and Public Safety Committee members before taking such actions. Since then, residents and the Pasadena NAACP have raised questions over Washington’s reassignment. “It has also been reported to the NAACP by local sources…

On the Ground With Pasadena First Responders and County ERTs
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On the Ground With Pasadena First Responders and County ERTs

By Galen Patterson Eaton Canyon was silent on the warm, clear-mountain morning of Feb. 21, until vehicles, including emergency response vehicles from the Pasadena Fire Department (PFD), began swarming the ridge above the canyon on Pinecrest Drive in Altadena. Before long, dozens of first responders and EMT volunteers were in uniform, jumping into their gear…

Thousands of Bees Send Five to Hospital
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Thousands of Bees Send Five to Hospital

  Bees cause major traffic snarl Thursday evening Thousands of Africanized bees swarmed a hotel on Colorado Boulevard near Pasadena City College Thursday afternoon, sending five people to the hospital, including two firefighters and a police officer. The first injured firefighter was stung approximately 17 times after he arrived at the scene to evaluate the…

Proposition 13 Causing Confusion Among Voters
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Proposition 13 Causing Confusion Among Voters

Proposition 13 (2020) is NOT a repeal of the 1978 proposition with the same digits By Terry Miller Voters are confusing Proposition 13 on the March 2020 ballot with a 1978 property tax initiative. The proposition may have the same number as Proposition 13 of 1978 but it has nothing to do with the well-known constitutional…

Charlotte Bland Endorsed by Senator Harris for Pasadena City Council
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Charlotte Bland Endorsed by Senator Harris for Pasadena City Council

United States senator and former presidential candidate Kamala Harris endorsed Charlotte “Char” Bland for her campaign to the Pasadena City Council District 4. “I am proud to endorse Charlotte ‘Char’ Bland for Pasadena City Council,” said Senator Harris. “Char is committed to fighting for healthier communities, and her fresh approach and leadership will be a…

New Network Will Improve Communication for First Responders
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New Network Will Improve Communication for First Responders

An important component in modernizing communications among first responders in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area is underway. On Feb. 7, Rachel Smith, Angeles National Forest (ANF) deputy supervisor, signed the leases for five of 13 proposed towers for a new Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system operated by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS)…

Pasadena Youth Take Candidates to Task Over Climate Action
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Pasadena Youth Take Candidates to Task Over Climate Action

By Alex Cordero  Pasadena residents gathered at Jackie Robinson Park last week to listen to mayoral and City Council candidates up for election discuss climate policies in the city. Residents learned about many local organizations that focus on advocating for a greener community as part of the resource fair featured before the forum started. Organizations…

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