Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ben Tansey

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Lawsuit Too Hot for LA Federal Judges | Local Political Group Claims Unfair Treatment

A lawsuit filed by the Pasadena Republican Club (PRC) against a public service group run predominantly by local judges and other legal professionals has been causing havoc at the downtown Los Angeles office of...

UPDATE: Caltrans Confirms Approval of 710 ROD | Decision to Trigger $300 Million in...

Caltrans’ long-awaited formal approval this week of its decision foregoing a tunnel to complete the SR-710 “gap” between Alhambra and Pasadena marks another milestone in the decades-long saga. But in addition to enabling the...

20 YEARS | The Injunction that Stopped 710 Freeway

An important milestone came and went July 19, 2019. It was the day, twenty years ago, when Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the US District Court for the Central District of California issued his...

Caltrans Fails to Meet Environmental Compliance Targets

In the latest review of its federal environmental law enforcement responsibilities, Caltrans failed to meet a third of the performance goals it set out for itself. Most notably, the agency said it came in...

CalTrans Housing Advocates Say Closing out NEPA is an Opportunity

The City of South Pasadena and allied cities and groups have a window of opportunity “to gain some control” over the sale and preservation of the properties in the former SR-710 North corridor, according...

SCE & CPA Ongoing Billing Problems | 100,000+ Customers Billed Wrong

The first half of the year was an exciting time for the Clean Power Alliance. The infant customer choice aggregator (CCA) was establishing itself as a major presence in Southern California’s utility industry, commencing...

City Council | Voters to Decide if City Clerk Should be Appointed

The South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday night voted to place a measure on November’s ballot asking voters to decide if the office of city clerk should be appointive. The seemingly simple question spurred...

Clean Power Alliance Signs Deals for Renewable Energy in Southern California

The Clean Power Alliance community choice aggregator (CCA) announced its board authorized two long-term power purchase agreements for 273 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity. It also signed a deal for the output of a...

Fireworks Ruled Out as Cause of July 4 Double House Fire

One hundred thousand dollars is the South Pasadena Fire Department’s conservative preliminary estimate for the damage done by a 4th of July fire at two houses in the 400 block of Hawthorne Street. And despite...

710 Freeway Fighters Leave Lasting Legacy

Every few miles along the drive up the Long Beach Freeway, cars pass underneath huge, green highway signs that span the roadway’s lanes: “Interstate 710 North,” they say. “Pasadena.” But Interstate 710 does not go...