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Next Step for YWCA Building

Although city officials have not finalized the acquisition of the historic YWCA building just a block away from city hall, that did not stop the local historic preservation group Pasadena Heritage from welcoming public opinion Saturday on what to do with the 1920 three-story, Mediterranean-style building designed by…

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Added by Dean Lee on January 31, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Mayor Gives State of the City Report

Mayor Bill Bogaard gave is annual State of the City Report Thursday night to a well received crowd of city officials, community leaders, dignitaries and residents coving issues from the Rose Bowl renovation to the fierce December wind storm to The Gold Line Foothill Extension.

Bogaard gave the speech “Spotlight…

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Added by Dean Lee on January 31, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Occupying the Courts

As part of a nationwide protest, a group of about 40 demonstrators Friday held signs as cars honked along East Walnut Street in front of the Pasadena Superior Court, as part of “Occupy the Courts.”

“This is about it being the second anniversary of Citizens United and we’re trying to raise awareness…

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Added by Dean Lee on January 24, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Portantino Political Career on Hold

Citing family matters, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino announced Wednesday that he will not seek office during the 2012 election cycle. Portantino made clear, in an email to constituents, that he has no plans to end his political career.

“Placing it on “hold” allows me to focus on my family while they…

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Added by Dean Lee on January 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Schiff Still SOPA Proponent as Opposition Mounts

With the treat looming that a number of popular internet sites —opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)— are poised Wednesday to “blackout” their services, including Wikipedia and the user-generated news link startup Reddit, Congressman Adam Schiff said Thursday, that he not only still supports the bill but…

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Added by Dean Lee on January 17, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Rose Parade Gets a Taste of Doo Dah Fun

With one long time parade participant and Doo Dah queen judge, plus the 2009 grand marshal both riding in this year’s Rose Parade— with at least a half dozen other Doo Dah regulars/Occupy protesters tagged on the back for good measure— the pristine and proper parade got a taste of its, not so serious,…

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Added by Dean Lee on January 7, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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