Why is there so much police activity? Why was there so much traffic? Has anyone seen my dog? Do we really know what goes on around our neighborhood and campus? Thanks to neighborhood watch apps run by residents such as Citizen and Nextdoor, questions like these can easily be answered. Apps like Citizen, Nextdoor, and even Facebook groups allow users to report any crime or disturbances around the neighborhood. Specifically, Citizen shows things such as car crashes, robberies and even missing and found pets. Details …
Roll up to Paper Rice and roll up your own flavor
Paper Rice specializes in build-your-own style spring rolls, a fast and contemporary take on a traditional Vietnamese dish. Owned by Jens Kristen, a Pasadena City College math and computer science professor, the restaurant offers a casual Chipotle style, walk up custom ordering experience where customers can also enjoy spring bowls or a bahn-mi sandwich. I had the pleasure of sampling some of the items on the menu, although the bowl and sandwich seemed appealing, the rolls are their staple and I wanted to see what …
Ballot measure aims to give PCC $565 million to bankroll master plan
Measure PCC was approved by The Pasadena City College Board of Trustees during a special meeting last month giving voters the opportunity to approve additional funding for student services and facilities for the school by raising property taxes in the district. Ballot initiative Measure PCC would fund projects and add to the school’s budget, compensating for what the state does not provide beyond operational costs for projects like additional student services, expanded job training, low-cost higher education, and upgrades to classrooms, labs, and technological equipment. …
‘Head Over Heels’ gives Pasadena Playhouse a lively return to theater
Pasadena Playhouse rolled out the red carpet last Sunday for the Premier of the vibrant Head Over Heels, an Elizabethen play adapted with the music of The Go-Go’s. The play was originally written in the 16th century by Sir Philip Sidney and adapted into a musical with the pop magic music of the Go Go’s in 2018. It managed to successfully take new wave and bring it into a new age, with all sorts of gleeful nostalgia. Fluid gender identity and sexuality that normally don’t …
PCC students aren’t ready for masks to be put away
PCC students are concerned over softening pandemic guidelines, worrying how the reversal of the mask mandate will be implemented. Will it bring positive or negative impact? And can people be trusted to be truthful about getting the vaccine?
Herstory: Pasadena tells women “we want you” in politics
In the past decade more women than ever have ascended to positions of political leadership. In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District, becoming the youngest woman in history elected to Congress. In 2020, Kamala Harris became the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected Vice-President of the United States. The barriers that women have faced to rise and maintain political power demonstrates the resilience that they have.
Ready for normalcy? Here’s what’s opening in Pasadena
It seems spring, known for its bearings of hope and new beginnings, has delivered on its promises. As Pasadena officially entered the orange tier on April 5, an announcement posted to the city’s official website announced that a number of businesses would be allowed to re-open or increase capacity beginning that Monday.
Pasadena pandemic response carries on despite U.K. variant
The Pasadena Public Health Department confirmed the first case of B.1.1.7, otherwise known as the U.K. variant in a Pasadena resident March 19, 2021.
No joke: Pasadena blows off safety to reopen on April 1st?
In the midst of the worst healthcare crisis in over a century, Pasadena is facing a critical decision with potentially grave consequences. Political motives and financial pressure are triggering a possibly ill-advised reopening of schools.
Pasadena decides not to follow Los Angeles County coronavirus restrictions
The coronavirus pandemic continues to surge around the country with major increases in Los Angeles county, leading to a halt in in-person dining for all businesses in Los Angeles. Although Pasadena is a part of Los Angeles county, city officials have chosen not to follow these restrictions and continue to allow in person dining at outdoor locations in Pasadena.