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  • JPL: Don’t Expect Drought Relief From El Nińo

    09/22/2014 7:54:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | September 22, 2014 4:41 PM
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — The anticipated blockbuster return of El Nińo is looking more like it will be a flop, a climatologist said Monday. Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory say that unless developing weak-to-modest El Nińo conditions strengthen, California will continue to stay bone dry. El Nińo describes a weather pattern involving a warming of equatorial waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a condition that is associated with increased rainfall on the west coast of North America. El Nińo conditions in 1997 and 1998 doubled rainfall up and down California, Patzert said. “Those very strong El Nińos happen every 30...
  • City uses meters to raise change for homeless (Pasadena CA)

    09/14/2014 5:31:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
    The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change. The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena’s housing director, Bill Huang, says the hope is that people who might be reluctant to hand spare change to a panhandler will be more open to putting it in a meter. […] Some homeless advocates complain the meters aren’t a serious enough effort to help the homeless. They also say that in some cities meters have been used to push panhandlers out...
  • CA State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach About President Obama (Puke Tsunami)

    08/09/2014 10:25:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Minority Report ^ | August 10, 2014 | Staff
    A new, unprecedented bill passed by California’s State Senate on Thursday will encourage public schools to teach students about the historical significance surrounding Barack Obama’s status as the first African-American president of the United States of America. Assembly Bill 1921 passed with a 30-1 vote, according to the Associated Press. It was introduced by Assemblyman Dan Holden (D-Pasadena). Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) says the bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission (which facilitates much of California’s Common Core framework) to consider teaching students about Obama’s election within the context of past voter discrimination, the AP notes. Sen. Joel Anderson...
  • Texas boy murdered teen classmate pregnant with their twin babies: police

    05/20/2014 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    ny daily news ^ | Sasha Goldstein
    A Texas teen is accused of stabbing to death a 16-year-old classmate who was pregnant with his twin babies, police said. But the shocking arrest, at the boy’s Pasadena, Tex. high school, did not happen until two months after the brutal murder, around noon Tuesday, after authorities linked the teen’s DNA to his dead, unborn children. Arrijana Hill, 16, was found by her mother stabbed and strangled to death on March 21 in the family’s home in a gated community in Pearland.
  • Pasadena health director put on leave over controversial comments

    05/03/2014 7:26:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 1, 2014 | Frank Shyong
    Pasadena city officials placed Public Health Director Eric Walsh on temporary paid administrative leave Thursday after they learned of controversial statements he had made about homosexuality and evolution in online videos and audio clips. In sermons uploaded to various websites, Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher, calls evolution "a religion created by Satan," compares Disney to a "dark empire" of superstition and witchcraft, and criticizes homosexuality.
  • LA Gang Members Join the Fray in Syria – Fighting Alongside Regime (Video)

    03/02/2014 11:12:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Los Angeles gang members have joined the fray in Syria. The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces.</p> <p>MEMRI posted the transcript.</p> <p>A video-clip recently posted on the Internet shows two Armenian Power gang members from Los Angeles fighting in Syria. One of them, Wino Ayee Peeyakan, also posted a picture of himself in Hizbullah garb on his Facebook page.</p>
  • ABC, NBC mum on why gay wedding on Rose Bowl float wasn't part of TV coverage

    01/04/2014 8:19:50 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/03/2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The two television networks – ABC and NBC – that covered the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade live on Jan. 1 are not saying why the wedding of two men atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float was not part of their programming viewed by more than 60 million people around the world. When CNSNews.com asked whether the wedding was covered and, if not, why not, ABC’s press office said there would be no official statement about the event and cited technical issues. NBC did not respond to the questions. ABC ran a news article about the gay wedding...
  • Rose Parade Gay Wedding Going on Despite Protest

    12/31/2013 6:06:35 AM PST · by Innovative · 108 replies
    ABC Newsw ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | John Rogers
    Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair joke that they're getting married New Year's Day in front of 80 million of their closest friends, and the men say they aren't that concerned that a few thousand others may boycott the first gay marriage at the 125-year-old Rose Parade. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, which puts on the parade, said in a statement that it is proud to have the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's float, adding it clearly represents this year's parade theme, "Dreams Come True." "Like all of our sponsors and float designers, AHF continues to help make the Rose Parade a premier...
  • Father, 32, and his domestic partner 'kept son, 9, captive for 8 months.......

    12/17/2013 6:46:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    mail online ^ | Ryan Gorman
    FULL TITLE: Father, 32, and his domestic partner 'kept son, 9, captive for 8 months and sexually tortured and abused him and used him for child porn' Two Alabama men have been charged with imprisoning and filming their sexual abuse of a minor for use in child pornography made with the son of one of the accused. Domestic partners Charles Dunnavant and Carl Herold face a litany of charges ranging from sexual torture and sodomy to exposing a person to an STD and child pornography production. Authorities are seeking a $1million cash bond for each of the accused, the boy...
  • Gay Rights Mag Names Pope Francis 'Person of the Year' Despite Same-Sex Marriage Stance

    12/17/2013 6:17:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A leading lifestyle magazine that promotes gay rights and same-sex marriage has named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year.” The December issue of The Advocate features Pope Francis with a “NO H8” message photoshopped on his right cheek. Next to his photo is a quote from the pope’s interview with reporters in July, while en route from Brazil to Rome. “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” the pontiff told reporters. Pope Francis, who opposes same-sex marriage and vehemently fought its passage while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires,...
  • Gay Couple Plans to Get Married Atop Float During Rose Parade in Pasadena

    12/17/2013 7:20:07 PM PST · by Yogafist · 71 replies
    Pasadena Patch ^ | December 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM | Craig Clough
    AHF officials said the wedding aligns perfectly with the parade's theme of "Dreams Come True."
  • L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float

    12/17/2013 6:16:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    dailybreeze.com ^ | 12/17/13, 12:48 PM PST | Sarah Favot,
    The wedding of Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, will take place atop a giant wedding cake-shaped float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, according to a press release. It is the third float sponsored by the foundation. ... Leclair and Boots will take their vows before the nearly 500,000 people who will line Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1 and millions of television viewers watching around the globe.
  • Beloved Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to serve as grand marshal of 2014 Rose Parade

    09/05/2013 12:54:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    AP via Yahoo, The Canadian Press ^ | September 5, 2013 | Beth Harris
    PASADENA, Calif. - Vin Scully will usher in 2014 as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade, an honour the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster initially wasn't sure he would accept. The more he thought about it, though, the more he warmed up to the idea, calling it "one of those one-in-a-million experiences." Scully will be joined by his wife, Sandi, for the 5 1/2-mile ride down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Jan. 1.
  • 911 Caller Pleads Guilty to False Report That Led to Police Shooting of Unarmed Teenager

    06/18/2013 10:42:56 PM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Reason.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    19-year-old Kendrec McDade was shot multiple times by police in Pasadena last March while fleeing. Cops continued to shoot when they mistook their own shots for shots from the suspect. Police say they believed McDade had a gun based on his behavior during the foot chase (holding his waistband) and on a 911 call reporting as much. The 911 caller, Oscar Carillo, was arrested on an involuntary manslaughter charge a month after the shooting after admitted to lying about being robbed at gunpoint in order to elicit a faster police response. Federal immigration authorities also asked that he be detained...
  • California man considered victim of armed robbery now a suspect in fatal police shooting death

    03/30/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2012 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. — Police initially considered Oscar Carrillo a victim of an armed robbery and rushed to the spot where Carrillo claimed one of two young men pointed a gun in his face. Now police are laying part of the blame for the fatal shooting of Kendrec McDade, whom officers believed was one of the armed thieves, on Carrillo, arresting him on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors are weighing whether to file charges
  • Pasadena Police Ramp Up for Occupy the Rose Parade (OWS to Crash 2012 Rose Parade)

    12/25/2011 10:01:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 12/24/11 | Brian Charles, Staff Writer
    Pasadena police ramp up for Occupy the Rose Parade PASADENA - In response to the planned demonstration by Occupy, the Pasadena Police Department has doubled down on the number of law enforcement agents that will patrol the streets and skies during the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2, police Lt. Phlunte Riddle said. The exact number of additional police officers, sheriff's deputies, California Highway Patrol officers and federal agents remains secret. "We have partnered with federal, state and local agencies and have sufficient coverage for the Rose Parade," Riddle said. "We have increased staffing this year but...
  • Occupy Rose Parade will march Jan. 2

    12/10/2011 12:40:50 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    Pasadena Sun ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | Joe Piasecki
    Police and Occupy the Rose Parade demonstrators had a meeting of the minds this week, with protesters who plan a post-Rose Parade march down Colorado Boulevard promising not to disrupt the main event and police ensuring the demonstrators would be treated fairly as long as they keep their word. In a meeting Wednesday with Police Chief Phillip Sanchez and other department brass, Occupy the Rose Parade organizers agreed not to disrupt official Rose Parade proceedings. “We want to make sure this is completely non-disruptive to the main parade,” said Occupy the Rose Parade organizer Peter Thottam. “We’re going to work...
  • 'Occupy’ 2012: Plans Underway To Disrupt Rose Parade With ‘Human Float’

    11/10/2011 11:18:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CBS) ^ | November 10, 2011 10:05 AM | John Brooks
    2011 may quickly be coming to an end, but the ‘Occupy’ movement said it plans on sticking with its same old strategy on New Year’s Day in 2012. KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports organizers announced plans Thursday to crash the Rose Parade in Pasadena. An organizer from the Los Angeles demonstration has launched the “Occupy The Rose Parade” website to rally supporters. The protest will reportedly focus on the role of banks and corporations in the political process as well as the militarization of the parade itself, said organizer Peter Thottam. Thottam is planning protests at at least three locations...
  • Live Updates From Obama Eligibility Hearing At The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena

    05/02/2011 12:20:12 PM PDT · by rxsid · 168 replies
    obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com ^ | 05/02/2011 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    "Live Updates From Obama Eligibility Hearing At The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena... Gary from GUL will be giving me periodic phone updates from the hearing in Pasadena, California. This post will be updated as news is forthcoming... 11:55(et): Gary just informed me that the hearing has been put at the end of the docket and will begin in about 1-2 hours after the original scheduling time of 9am California time. It is the the 4th case on the docket. Gary reports that ABC, CBS and CSPAN are in the courtroom. Atty Kreep informed Gary that CSPAN will...
  • Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan

    12/27/2010 1:01:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies · 39+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | Frank C. Girardot
    PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard. The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice. "President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Pasadena Police Department for Records Detailing Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policy

    07/22/2010 10:12:09 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch Press Release - PRNewswire.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | Judicial Watch
    PPD Reportedly 'not asking about anybody's legal status unless it is a matter of national security' WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed an open records lawsuit against the Pasadena Police Department (PPD), and PPD Police Chief Christopher Vicino, to obtain documents related to the department's alleged illegal alien sanctuary policy. Chief Vicino reportedly indicated that the department prevents his officers from "asking about anybody's legal status unless it is a matter of national security," which may be a violation of federal immigration law....
  • REBUKE THE ROSE {Boycott Pasadena!}

    05/18/2010 2:47:00 PM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 7 replies · 296+ views
    facebook ^ | May 17 2010 | Rebuke Rose
    The Revolution has started in Arizona and we here in California are ready to fight... join us in REBUKE THE ROSE PARADE AND BOWL! Pasadena and it's elected officials have sided with the ILLEGAL invasion of our sovereign lands. http://www.facebook.com/pages/REBUKE-the-ROSE-PARADE-and-BOWL/124933400866076
  • Pasadena OKs resolution against Arizona's immigration law {BOYCOTT ROSE PARADE!}

    05/18/2010 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 38 replies · 767+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 5/17/2010 | Brenda Gzazar
    PASADENA - In a 5-2 vote, the City Council on Monday condemned Arizona's controversial new immigration law and called upon Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.
  • City of Pasadena, Ca. City Council to Consider Arizona Ban

    Pasadena City Council 13. CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE CITY COUNCIL ACTION IN REGARD TO STATE OF ARIZONA SENATE BILL 1070 RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS (Vice Mayor Gordo) 139k ATTACHMENTS 1 thru 3 5285k ATTACHMENTS 4 thru 6 1253k ATTACHMENTS 7 thru 9 1972k
  • California City To Explore Banning Smoking Inside Your Own Home

    03/05/2010 1:16:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 45 replies · 1,198+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-05-10 | Curt
    Another by-product of the Obama nanny government. The city of Pasadena in California is exploring the possibility to ban a legal substance inside your home: City council members will consider next month the possibility of an outright ban on smoking in city limits. On Monday, the council's Public Safety Committee discussed a long-proposed ban on smoking in apartment buildings, and Councilman Steve Haderlein asked the staff to find out whether the city has the legal authority to put a full smoking ban into place.Pasadena passed a ban on outdoor smoking in most public areas in 2008, and at the time...
  • Something big just blew up in baytown texas

    12/09/2009 6:50:19 AM PST · by jpsb · 200 replies · 11,147+ views
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  • Pasadena's Devil's Gate Dam could be put to the test

    11/29/2009 4:03:19 PM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies · 1,051+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2009 | Baxter Holmes
    Twelve years ago, the idea of a giant mudslide barreling down the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena was considered only a distant possibility. Nevertheless, the Devil's Gate Dam underwent a major enhancement that took two years to complete and enabled one of the oldest dams in Los Angeles County to withstand a potential massive debris flow. At the time, engineers thought the improvements might be overkill because conditions would never be extreme enough to test the dam's strength, at least not in their lifetimes. "Not a chance," recalled Brad Boman, engineering manager of water services at Pasadena Water and Power. But...
  • SHOULD PASADENA QUIT MWD? CHIEF HAHAMONGA HAS LAST LAUGH

    11/12/2009 11:39:01 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies · 489+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | Wayne Lusvardi
    Imagine your city is located next door to a valley water district with enough surplus water to meet your needs but instead your city imports about two-thirds of its water hundreds of miles from the Colorado River and the Sacramento Delta, and pays a premium price for it, resulting in environmental degradation in the process. Do you think this is wise policy for water rate payers in a city that praises itself for its Green City Action Plan? Moreover, as your city conserves more water due to a purported drought, municipal water rates go up because of a decline in...
  • RELIGIOUS HEALTH CARE REFORMERS SPREAD BIG LIE IN PASADENA

    10/20/2009 12:45:09 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | October 20, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The Pasadena Star News reports on a religious "vigil" held Monday night at the Pasadena City Hall by a group of about 100 health care reform advocates reportedly from various churches in the area (All Saints, Cavalry Chapel, Altadena Baptist, Jewish synagogue, etc.) propounding a big lie that there are medical "uninsured" in California who do not receive medical treatment. Read here: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_13594645 This propaganda should not go unchecked. For the record, there are no people living in California who are denied medical treatment. Everyone is potentially eligible for Medi-Cal, which is partially subsidized by the Federal government. We already...
  • DID DOJ DISINFORMATION UNIT POST IN PASADENA STAR NEWS?

    10/06/2009 9:31:16 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 7 replies · 607+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | October 6, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Below read a post by Hans von Spakovsky at "The Corner" blog at NationalReviewOnline about how the Eric Holder-run U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly established a disinformation unit at DOJ. The Most Transparent Administration Ever? Not at DOJ [Hans von Spakovsky] Is the Department of Justice engaging in fraud, or is it simply trying to hide its propaganda? Those of you wondering how DOJ uses your tax dollars to enforce our nation’s laws might be interested to learn that Eric Holder has apparently hired former Democratic campaign bloggers to work at the department in what appears to be a...
  • I FOUND PASADENA A CITY OF MARBLE FOUNTAINS BUT LEFT IT A CITY OF BRICKS

    08/31/2009 3:49:18 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies · 555+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | August 31, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The great Roman ruler Caesar Augustus (63 BC to 14 AD) was quoted by historian Suetonius as saying "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble." Tim Brick, the Chairman of the Board of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Pasadena's representative on the MWD Board, seems determined to reverse Augustus's statement to "I found Pasadena a city of marble fountains and left it a city of bricks." According to the Orange County Register, MWD is poised to use a recent mandated 20% regional water rate hike to increase MWD employee pensions...
  • [Texas:]Pasadena police officer killed in shooting

    08/21/2009 11:28:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 906+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2009 | RENEE LEE, JASON WITMER and JAMES NIELSEN
    A Pasadena police officer was killed this morning in a shootout in which the suspect also was seriously wounded. Officer Jesse Hamilton, 29, was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, where he died of a head wound. Four Pasadena police officers responded to a disturbance call made at 6:09 a.m. from a trailer park near the intersection of Shaver and Queens before 6:30 a.m., Assistant Police Chief Bud Corbett said. Hamilton was the first officer to arrive. The suspect, 24-year-old Sergio Robles, arrived at his mother's trailer home around 5 a.m. after his wife and child spent the night...
  • ADDITIONAL "STIMULUS BILL" FUNDS AROUSE PASADENA

    06/13/2009 11:41:53 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | June 13, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The online Urban Dictionary humorously defines "stimulus bill" as "the money owed to a hooker." Joke: Robbie: Hey can i borrow some money? Joe: Why? Robbie: I have to pay my stimulus bill from last night. But it's no joke that the Obama Administration has allocated "another" $6 million to "cash-strapped" Pasadena according to the Pasadena Star News. Read: "Cash-Strapped City of Pasadena Receives Another $6 Million in Stimulus Funding" - here http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_12581182 However, the reportage of the Pasadena Star News, which has been making a comeback of late, is disappointing to say the least on this topic. First of...
  • Tea partiers get riled up in Pasadena(Victoria Jackson one of the good guys).

    05/02/2009 8:56:22 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies · 763+ views
    Pasadena Star-News ^ | 5/1/2009 | Dan Abendeschein
    PASADENA - Dozens of people gathered on the steps of Pasadena City Hall Friday to advocate for lower taxes, government spending, and stand up against what they view as a burgeoning socialist threat. There was also a local bent to the protest, with protestors focusing on Proposition 1A, the state proposition that would add $16 billion in new taxes over the next two years. It would also put in a spending cap designed to keep expenditures low. Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy, who attended the rally, claimed the spending cap is a sham. "It's not a real cap. All they...
  • WHY PASADENA IS BECOMING POORER, FASTER

    04/26/2009 1:33:13 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 19 replies · 1,136+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | April 26, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    How might the following seemingly unrelated events have anything to do with the City of Pasadena becoming poorer, and doing so faster? * City acquisition of 20-acres of open lands zoned for 24 housing units in Annandale Canyon for open space preservation * State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino's usurpation of local single family zoning by cto re-designating the homes along the future surface route of the Long Beach Freeway Extension to low income multi-family housing * The continued decrease in enrollment in Pasadena's public schools and continued failure rate * The closure of new car dealerships along Colorado Boulevard * The...
  • PASADENA TEA PARTY BREWING TAX REVOLT

    04/11/2009 7:53:41 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies · 578+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | April 11, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Saturday April 11 at 12:30 pm the Pasadena Republican Club, in consort with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association, sponsored a rousing anti-tax rally on the steps of the citadel of heavy taxation in Pasadena - Pasadena's City Hall which was used in the TV series "Mission Impossible." See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasadena_City_Hall I didn't see one Pasadena public official present at the rally. As of 7 pm tonight no local online major local media coverage of the event has been posted - a possible testament of how superfluous the mainline media has become. The entire rally was organized through the Internet and...
  • WHAT STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR PASADENA? DEFERRED MAINTENANCE, LIGHT BULBS, ART, OR INFRASTRUCTURE

    02/01/2009 8:55:07 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 2 replies · 323+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | February 1, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    A joke this writer has thought of spreading around town is that Pasadena ’s dependence on imports of so-called *dirty coal* power from Utah and Rose Parade fans from everywhere has now been upstaged by the importing of an economic stimulus from D.C. Which raises the more serious question, *what or which stimulus package would be best for Pasadena ?* The amount, timing, and millstones that will be involved with any Federal stimulus package that might filter down to Pasadena have not been definitively decided upon yet. Hopefully, what will trickle down to Pasadena will be in the form of...
  • PASADENA SOCked WITH TAXES - ANNUAL STATE OF CITY (SOC)REPORT

    01/21/2009 10:24:43 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies · 371+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | January 21, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    “Momentum for Success or Momentum to Depress?” Synopsis: ●City Budget up whopping 8.5% despite Depression (2008 inflation only 3.5%) ●Mayor fails to report City reserves are equal to 14% of all household income at onset of Depression -- $13,469 per household equal to $1,125 per household per month ●City has failed to post Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2008 The theme for the Mayor Bill Bogaard’s State of the City (SOCk) report to be held at the Pasadena Conference Center on Thursday night January 22, 2009, was "Momentum for Success." It might as well have been “momentum to depress.” How...
  • The Culture of Contempt and the Death of Civility in Pasadena

    01/17/2009 9:51:58 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 6 replies · 489+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | January 17, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Former City of Pasadena Development Administrator Marsha Rood, in a recent letter to the local newspaper cited the need for *The Pasadena Way* to resolve local conflicts currently raging in the city. She defines the *Pasadena Way* as *Good Will, the Will to Truth, Respect for Diversity, and Civility.* But does the *Pasadena Way* – the official public culture – in Pasadena include *civility?* To the contrary, the official public culture in Pasadena oozes with incivility and intolerance in its political and theological rhetoric, its public rituals, parades, and art, and its newspaper writers and letters to the editor. It...
  • It Isn't Such A Wonderful Life in Pottersville, er, Pasadena

    12/14/2008 7:34:35 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 15 replies · 618+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | December 14, 2008 | Wayne Lusvardi
    As California’s economy falls into a deep recession from the bursting of the global real estate bubble, it would behoove everyone to understand how local policies also contributed to the bubble in the first place. To liberals the recent real estate bubble was caused by Wall Street financial deregulation; to conservatives by over-regulation from anti-red lining lending laws of the Community Reinvestment Act which forced banks to make sub-prime loans to former renters who could not otherwise qualify for conventional loans. Both point fingers at each other over the 1999 bipartisan repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act II which separated...
  • Grand Jury Could Decide on Horn Case This Week

    06/17/2008 7:32:15 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 7 replies · 139+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-17-08 | Brian Rogers
    June 17, 2008, 3:11AM Grand jury could decide on Horn case this week By BRIAN ROGERS Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle TOOLS Email Get section feed Print Recommend (15) Comments (1065) Yahoo! Buzz Joe Horn, the Pasadena man who shot and killed two burglars after they emerged from his neighbor's home last year, regrets that decision, his attorney said Monday as a Harris County grand jury began hearing evidence in the case. "Was it a mistake from a legal standpoint? No. But a mistake in his life? Yes," said defense lawyer Tom Lambright. "Because it's affected him terribly. And if he...
  • Activists Planning Protest At Rose Parade (Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, To Crash 2008 Parade)

    12/31/2007 3:42:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 1,506+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2007 | North County Times Wire Services
    Activists planning protest at Rose Parade By: North County Times wire services PASADENA - Peace activists said Sunday they plan to protest and unfurl signs during the Rose Parade on Tuesday, and then march down Colorado Boulevard as the parade ends, calling for an end to the Iraq war and for the impeachment of the president and vice president. A group calling itself the White Rose Coalition said its members plan to demonstrate in front of the TV camera platforms at the Norton Simon Museum starting at 6 a.m. New Year's Day. Pasadena police said Sunday they had just heard...
  • Joe Horn (Joe Horn Supporters Push back the New Black Panthers)

    12/03/2007 6:34:45 PM PST · by do the dhue · 99 replies · 1,453+ views
    GLENN BECK PROGRAM ^ | 12/3/7 | Glenn Beck
    GLENN: Now, in Pasadena, just a suburb outside of Houston, there is a guy named Joe Horn. I've talked about him on the air before and everything I have heard about Joe Horn is that he's a decent human being, that he's a good guy. All of his neighbors say he's like the grandfather of the neighborhood. There is a law in Houston where a guy can protect his own property. You come onto his property; he can shoot you. Well, a friend said, would you watch my house. He was watching the house. Two guys crawl out of a...
  • Pasadena Doesn't Need Phone/Internet Tax

    12/03/2007 11:19:18 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies · 163+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | December 3, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Pasadena Doesn't Need Phone/Internet Tax Citizens for Responsible Government - Pasadena, CA Wayne Lusvardi - Chairman The City of Pasadena has the highest General Fund revenues per household of all large cities over 100,000 in population in Southern California according to an informal study conducted by Citizens for Responsible Government who are opposing the City’s Measure D which will impose a Utility Users Tax on phone bills and, for the first time, on the internet. See table at http://www.pasadenapundit.com The General Fund is the common pot of money from which municipal operations are funded, such as police, fire, libraries, parks...
  • Dodgers unveil plans for Rose float: Team to begin 50-year celebration on New Year's Day

    11/25/2007 2:54:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 91+ views
    MLB.com ^ | November 20, 2007 | Ben Platt
    PASADENA, Calif. -- It was a lovely day at the Tournament of Roses House, as the grandstands for the 119th Annual Rose Parade were already being erected nearby while Dodgers vice chairman and president Jamie McCourt helped unveil to the media the design for the organization's first float in this "tradition-rich New Year's Day spectacle." "This will be a great kickoff," said McCourt, referring to the organization's 50th anniversary celebration of its move to Los Angeles... McCourt also listed the various Dodgers players and organization members, past and present, who will ride on the float that day. They include Hall...
  • Like Pasadena, Los Angeles is Exposed to "Utility Math"

    10/29/2007 7:36:09 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 7 replies · 126+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | October 29, 2007 | Jack Humphreville
    Like Pasadena, Los Angeles is Exposed to "Utility Math" Jack Humphreville Neighborhood Council - DWP Oversight Committee Like Pasadena, we in Los Angeles are being exposed to utility math. DWP has proposed to raise our power rates on January 1 and July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009. They have been characterized as "fairly modest" and only "$1.75 a month" and 8.5% over 3 (years) the rate hikes and they are vital to improve our power reliability. Unfortunately, when you take in the "pass thrus," our rates are going up 23%. That is not fairly modest, that is RATE SHOCK!...
  • Bargaining With the Open Space Devil Makes Us All Greenies Now

    09/12/2007 1:31:43 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 6 replies · 353+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.Org ^ | September 13, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Bargaining With the Open Space Devil Makes Us All Greenies Now http://www.CaliforniaRepublic.org by Wayne Lusvardi 9/12/07 American newspaper journalist H. L. Mencken once wrote: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." This is no more exemplified than with what is conventionally called "open space preservation" in California. In a German legend, a character named Faust (German for "fist" or Latin for "lucky") traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge or power....
  • Loss of Shaming & Rise of Youth Crime

    08/31/2007 10:07:33 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 11 replies · 778+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | August 31, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The Loss of Shaming and the Rise of Youth Crime - with Implications for Schools (and ceremonial events) The Pasadena Pundit - August 31, 2007 Excerpted from John Braithwaite, Crime, Shame and Reintegration, 1989. 1. Crime is committed disproportionately by males. 2. Crime is perpetrated disproportionately by 15-25 year old males. 3. Crime is committed disproportionately by unmarried people. 4. Crime is committed disproportionately by people living in large cities (or highly impersonal downtown settings). 5. Crime is committed disproportionately by people who have experienced high residential mobility and who live in areas characterized by high residential mobility (where there...
  • Did the L.A. Times Trigger Erroneous Media Crime Wave of Gang Killings in Pasadena?

    08/24/2007 3:09:53 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 785+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | August 24, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Did L.A. Times Trigger Erroneous Media Crime Wave of Gang Killings in Pasadena? The Pasadena Pundit - August 24, 2007 Misinformation: There is No Crime Wave of Gang Killings in Pasadena The Pasadena Weekly is out with an article "Slain teen was one of many youngsters drawn to troubled club" which contains this sentence: There have been 11 gang-related homicides in Pasadena this year according to the Pasadena Police Department, not 19, as reported recently in the Los Angeles Times. According to Police Chief Bernard Melekian in the Star News of August 11, since 1996 when he was elected chief:...
  • Inclusionary Housing is Sociological Suicide

    08/11/2007 9:25:02 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 16 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | August 11, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Inclusionary Housing is Sociological Suicide The Pasadena Pundit - August 11, 2007 Inclusionary housing is a recipe for sociological suicide in the City of Pasadena. What is inclusionary housing? It is a law which forces every four new condo buyers or apartment renters to subsidize the price or rent of one low income housing unit in Pasadena. Developers do not pay for inclusionary housing units - they just pass through the costs to new owners and renters. Recipients of inclusionary housing are typically drawn from a pool of applicants often steered to the new inclusionary developments by the politically well-connected....