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KPCC to Host Fiorina and Boxer Second Debate

By Dean Lee

The second debate between Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina is set to take place Wednesday at the Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) network headquarters. The two will engage in a radio debate hosted by La Opinion and public radio station 89.3 KPCC-FM.

The debate will air 1 to 2 p.m. on Patt Morrison’s program. Morrison and La Opinion's metro editor, Gabriel Lerner, will moderate.

“KPCC and La Opinión have my… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 28, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Honda now Presenting Sponsor of the Rose Parade

Tournament official; “50-year Partnership Evolves from Rosebud to Full Bloom”

Honda Motor Co., Inc. made Rose Parade history Tuesday night becoming the first Presenting Sponsor of the Rose Parade in its 122 year history.

The announcement was made by President Jeffrey L. Throop at the annual membership kickoff celebration at the Rose Bowl stadium. The 122nd Rose Parade, now presented by Honda, will be themed: "Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories."… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 28, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Rose Bowl Financing Plan to be Released

As part of an update to the ongoing large scale Rose Bowl Stadium renovation project, city Council Member Victor Gordo, gave an overview Monday night of the involved timeline leading up to Jan. 11 when Phase I construction is set to begin.

Other council members said they have been uneasy with the funding secrecy behind the project. Gordo said the financial program will be made public online Sept. 27, three days before the first public hearing when the Rose Bowl Operating… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 28, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

Caltech to Launch New Terrestrial Hazard Center

The center will focus on developing innovative ways to reduce the risks and costs of natural hazards

In an effort to find ways to minimize the damage caused by natural hazards, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has established the Terrestrial Hazard Observation and Reporting Center (THOR) officials announced last week.

"From the current flooding in Pakistan, to the recent earthquake in Haiti, to the constant threat of wildfires in our own… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 28, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments



Good evening, everyone, and thank you to those of you who have joined us here at the new home of Southern California Public Radio in Pasadena and also to everyone of you watching at home or at one of the many viewing parties being held throughout our school district. Tonight, I am honored to have this opportunity to answer the question: “What is the state of our schools in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Linda Wah to Fill PACCD Area 5 Vacancy

After two days of public interviews, the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees voted late Friday to select Linda Wah to fill the vacancy created by the sudden resignation of Hilary Bradbury-Huang in July. Wah will take the oath of office at the next regular board meeting on October 6.

“It is my goal to gain the confidence and the trust of this Board and my constituents in Area 5,” Wah said in a statement. “I will dedicate all my skills to contributing… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Thousands of Pets and People to Wiggle Waggle Walk Again

The Pasadena Humane Society estimates thousands of people and their dogs will walk around the Rose Bowl Sep 26, all part of this year’s Wiggle Waggle Walk. The walk starts at 9 a.m. sharp with opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m.

The walk will be followed by the Muttley Crew's dog agility show, demonstrations by the Pasadena and Glendale K-9 Units, a variety of pet product booths, paw-tapping music, and contests, including cutest mutt, best trick and a pet/owner look-alike. Jeff… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Local Democrat Headquarters Opens

By Dean Lee

Bill Hacket, head of the local United Democratic Headquarters, rallied hundreds of voters Monday urging them, during the grand opening of their local Pasadena office, to volunteer manning the phones and walking local neighborhoods leading up to the November 2 general elections.

“Just think if each of us here today took a couple of shifts and staffed the office,” Hacket said. “Just think, if you come in a couple of times how many voters we can… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Community Workshops to Look at City’s Growth

Pasadena residents, businesses, property owners, non-profit representatives and other stakeholders are invited to attend one of two workshops and state their opinions about the future direction of land use (where buildings, parks and other uses should be located) and mobility (how to manage transportation needs that result from these land uses).

There are two opportunities: Saturday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center , 85 E. Holly… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Pasadena City College Opens Veterans’ Resource Center

Pasadena City College has opened a Veterans’ Resource Center (VRC) this fall semester to address the needs of PCC’s student veterans. PCC was also recently voted a “Veteran-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs, a website that provides career and educational resources for veterans. Only 20 percent of all colleges and universities in the United States received this distinction.

“This is going to be such a wonderful resource for our veterans,” PCC Veterans Counselor/Coordinator Patricia… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Whitman Makes Hushed Visit to Paseo

By Dean Lee

Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman greeted a small group of woman last Sunday in the Paseo Colorado courtyard as part of ‘walk for a new California,’ organized by the female coalition MEGaWomen.

Wearing bright green T-shirts with logos of the state flower about 40 women, with Whitman leading the group, walked laps around the mall.

Whitman defended spending over $104 million on her campaign telling a local Fox 11 News crew, during Sunday’s… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

City Launches Local Emergency Alert System

City officials are asking residents to signup on their website for updates on wildfire danger, red flag parking restrictions and more through PLEAS (Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System) a program that, in the event of an emergency, sends a message with the latest information and safety instructions.

PLEAS, uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members informed in case of emergencies that affect areas in which they live or work. With this information,… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 20, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Playhouse Plaza Redesign Gets the Ok

By Dean Lee

The city’s design commission gave the go-ahead Monday night voting 5-1 stating there are no significant changes or new information that would trigger further environmental review for new construction of a six-story 159,829 square-foot mixed-use building that some say would dwarf the Pasadena Playhouse directly across the street.

Commissioner John Byram was the only nay vote on the nine member board.

The commission also favored a number of… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 7, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

Thousands expected In Annual Queen and Royal Court Tryouts

Out of thousands expected to take part in this year’s Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court Tryouts Sept. 18 and 20 only seven lucky women will be named, after a month-long try-out process, to the 2011 Royal Court.

The month long process will include quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. The 2011 court will be announced Oct. 11, and the queen announced Oct. 19. Both announcements will take place at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Tournament House.

In a statement… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on September 7, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments

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