There's no city better suited for a staycation than good ol' Los Angeles. The destination's many facets--from the broad beaches of Venice and the sea-kissed cliffs of Malibu in the West to the granitic peak of Mt. Baldy and the arid hills in the East--as well as its different cultural textures guarantee an endless array of pursuits, all clamoring for everyone's attention.
The British Band Coldplay inspired approximately 92,000 people in a full house stadium at the Rose Bowl concert Saturday August 20th in Pasadena, CA. As the magnetic lead singer Chris Martin ran down the ramp into the audience, sometimes waving an American flag over his head, a display of fireworks exploded from the stage into the sky.
Last week I got the chance to speak with Mr. Brice Harris, a retired man living in Pasadena, California. Harris is a resident of the Villa Gardens Retirement Community, where people live independently or with assisted living. Before retiring, Harris worked as a college professor, teaching at Occidental College, and is now an active and enthusiastic member within the Villa Gardens community.
Deborah Dentler is giving her right arm for Bernie Sanders and has no regrets. She was going to sit out this year's presidential race. As recently as a month ago, Dentler -- who lives and works in Pasadena, California -- was undecided whether to vote for Sanders or Hillary Clinton. But then she got moved to sign up for the Sanders campaign.
On Monday, February 1, the Pasadena City Council will make a long anticipated decision about adopting a citywide minimum wage. That date happens to be the 55th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history -- the sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The union organizing campaign has marshaled the support of many community and political leaders, including Congressman Judy Chu and the two run-off candidates - City Council members Jacque Robinson and Terry Tornek -- now vying to become Pasadena's next mayor, both of whom have appeared at pro-union events.