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Let's Turn Pasadena Into The City Of Raises

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Raising the minimum wage is both an economic and a moral issue. The economics are clear: Gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 over five years will lift families out of poverty, improve the local economy, and help students overcome obstacles to success in school.

Courageous Pasadena Nurse, Allysha Almada, Is Getting a Voice at the White House

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As she prepares to leave Monday for Washington, D.C., Almada is going to bring a stethoscope that she hopes to give to President Barack Obama on behalf of her fellow nurses and the California Nurses Association. Engraved on the stethoscope is the message: "Listen to Nurses."

Pasadena Startups Bridge Design and Technology

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Pasadena, known for the Rose Parade and its quaint Old Town, is fast becoming a vibrant center of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern California.

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Paul Haddad | Posted 09.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi.

MAUNA KEA NOW: A First Time Radio Interview with Four Born-Hawaiian Educators Who Speak Out About Mauna Kea

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Catherine Bauknight

The pre-recorded interviews with Joshua Lanakila Mangauil, Michael Lee, Mikilani Young, and Dr. Paul Coleman will be aired on the live radio show this Saturday from Pasadena, CA.

CicLAvia Works

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's hard to run a city like Los Angeles. It's a town with lots of competing perspectives on everything from the best taco truck and ramen place to the role of our streets and sidewalks. Tacos and ramen though are easy. Ask people about the streets and it can get ugly.

Former Student Honors St. Charles, Michigan Teacher

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Geoff Koboldt

Imagine being a teacher and walking into the chemistry lab only to see the room engulfed with the sight of black smoke and the smell of burnt oil due to a chemistry reaction gone wrong.

Huntington Hospital Nurses Defy Union-Busting Campaign

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

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.

A Star on the Rise at The Raymond

Jose Martinez | Posted 05.18.2015 | Taste
Jose Martinez

I love to trust in the recommendations of a good chef.

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.

Have a Fear of Public Speaking? Here is One Solution!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Public Speaking Coach Antoinette Byron photo by Jay The New York Times had a story recently about famed a...

Of Rose Parades in Pasadena & Marriage Equality in Florida

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Yes, we are still on a journey toward making that dream of liberty and justice for all not just a pledge we make to our flag but a reality we live in our nation. And next week -- when same-sex couples start getting married in Florida -- we will be a little closer to that goal.

To Be Visible Again: Philanthropy in Action

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

This was an unforgettable experience that reminded me of what philanthropy is all about - love of humanity, to care, to belong, to register one's presence regardless of one's life circumstance.

Why the Right to an Education is in Jeopardy

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Joseph M. Costa

When you consider that 84% of foster youth say that they want to go to college and only 20% graduate from high school, leaving only a small fraction who actually ever graduate from college, the statistics above represent a monumental failure of the educational system for the children served by foster care.

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Laurent Quenioux, Vertical Wine Bistro: 'You Need to Know Where Your Food Comes From'

Vanessa Berben | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Vanessa Berben

'I would not have changed anything that I've done in my career. I'm very fortunate, to do what I do and what I know. And to cook, to make people happy, I think that's phenomenal.'

Art Behind the Glass: 1886 Bar Guys Prove Two Heads Are Better Than One

Jose Martinez | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Jose Martinez

I don't go to 1886 Bar to drink broth, and this summer, most definitely, two bartender heads are better than one and the proof is in the cocktail.

Pasadena Needs a Warrior Leader Superintendent to Improve All Public Schools

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Randy Jurado Ertll

The PUSD has not had a superintendent like Ray Cortines in a very long time. Of course, few are lucky to have a Cortines, who went on to the San Jose, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles schools.

An Independent Police Commission Needs to Be Created and Implemented Within Pasadena

Randy Jurado Ertll | Posted 09.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Randy Jurado Ertll

Why is the city of Pasadena so far behind on this issue, especially if there is really nothing to hide or fear with regard to the conduct of its police officers? Why do certain city officials object to this idea?

Honoring Rachel Robinson, Baseball Pioneer and Civil Rights Activist

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

On Sunday, Rachel Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals. As Jackie's partner, and as the person who has kept alive Jackie's legacy, Rachel has had a significance influence in her own right.

California Man Allegedly Kills 3, Barricades Himself In Home, Opens Fire On Police

AP | Posted 09.12.2014 | Crime

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and...

A Feast Of Truffle Delights

Jose Martinez | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Jose Martinez

By all means, feast on these bad boy mushrooms while you can.

Ferraris as Far as the Eye Can See

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Soren Petersen

Ferrari-red is a color like no other. The Italian racing color has a slight orange tint to it, which when applied to a car body, makes it radiate pa...

Dustin Lance Black Re-Invited To College Commencement After Sex Photo Debacle

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Good news for Dustin Lance Black. The Oscar-winning screenwriter has been re-invited to deliver the May 9 commencement speech at his alma mater, Cal...

Gillian Georges: A Bar Star on the Rise

Jose Martinez | Posted 05.25.2014 | Taste
Jose Martinez

Determined to eventually open her own restaurant (maybe with a rustic Italian flare) and run her own bar program, there's no stopping this bartender on the rise, even in a male-dominated business.