Octavia Butler: Pasadena's Grand Dame of Science Fiction

Octavia Estelle Butler, often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction,” was born in Pasadena, California on June 22, 1947.  She received an Associate of Arts degree in 1968 from Pasadena Community College, and also attended California State...


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Black History is 365 and Being Made Every Day

When I looked at the calendar a few days ago I thought to myself. Black History Month is coming to an end. Today is March 1 and I've realized that there is no way. We can celebrate Black excellence in just one month.

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Only 17 ICU Beds Open in LA County, Ambulances Told Not to Transport if Person is Unlikely to Survive

"Effective immediately, due to the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on EMS and 9-1-1 Receiving Hospitals, adult patients (18 years of age or older) in blunt traumatic and nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) shall not be transported


Community Complaints the Cause for More Police Presence at La Pintoresca Park

The Pasadena Police Department has received complaints of drinking, drug use and inappropriate sexual activity at La Pintoresca Park during all times of the day. The activity has prevented community members from using the park...


Raise Your Voice to Establish Civilian Oversight of the Pasadena Police Department

​​​​Today, over 140 civilian oversight committees are in operation at a local level across the United States, according to the national Associaton for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Pasadena is aprogressive city yet has failed to implement anything close to a Civilian Oversight model.

God Exists Within Alaysia Barker-Vaughn and She Expresses it Through Fashion

God Exists is a homemade brand dedicated to bringing people closer to God especially in unforeseen times. To say that God Exists means believing that through every obstacle, challenge, and good moment He is with us.

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Always the Highlight of the Day, Nettie Will be Missed

Mrs. Nettie made my time at John Muir High School so memorable. She was the highlight of the day. You knew she cared.
There were so many times her smile and energy were enough.
She was always there to set you straight when needed. She was there to let you know she was...