Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ben Tansey

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Evictions Rescinded | One Landlord Reacts Positively Citing Pressure from City and Tenants

“Effective immediately, any current resident who received a 60-day notice to vacate can ignore that notice.” That was the note worried residents at the 32-unit apartment complex at 635 Prospect Ave. in South Pasadena received...

Eviction Moratorium | South Pasadena Passes Ordinance With Caveats

Saying it had only recently been made aware of a spike in “no cause” 60-day eviction notices and 30-day rent increases, the South Pasadena City Council on Nov. 6 unanimously adopted an “urgency ordinance”...

City Confuses Voters | Where to Vote at Which Poll, Where?

A city announcement about polling places in South Pasadena for the Nov. 5 election provided incomplete and imprecise information, frustrating some voters. In addition to confusion over how many polling places were available, the...

City Summons the Press | Hanscom Drive Inspection Warrant Explained

The January 11, 2018 sewage spill on Hanscom Dr. in South Pasadena was the fault of homeowner Alison Smith, city officials told reporters Friday afternoon. And while the city filed its answer and cross...

Measure C Confusion | Innocuous Ballot Measure Cause for Concern for Many

“I am voting ‘no’ on Measure C,” South Pasadena City Clerk Evelyn Zneimer said last week. Her position may not come as much of a surprise—a yes vote for Measure C on the Nov....

Resident Humiliated: Police Officers Used by City Code Enforcement in an Intimidating Show of...

Three South Pasadena police officers showed up at the home of Alison Smith Thursday morning at 1700 block of Hanscom Dr. They had a warrant authorizing them to inspect the premises for “violations of...

UPDATE: VICTORY – After Decades of Fighting: LEGISLATION IS NOW SIGNED INTO LAW THAT...

Article updated to include City of South Pasadena Mayor, Dr. Marina Khubesrian's comments on 710 Freeway Extension  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Governor signed two bills Saturday night that virtually everyone agrees will put the final stake in the...

CPA Signs Biggest Deal to Date | Doubles Renewable Capacity

The Clean Power Alliance on Oct. 3 made its single largest acquisition of clean, renewable energy by signing for the output of a large proposed Arizona wind farm. The deal will double CPA’s long-term...

Metro Projects Neglected | Watchdogs Claim Funds to Cities Shorted

South Pasadena’s transportation watchdogs say Metro shorted San Gabriel Valley cities in both the amount of money and kinds of projects the agency approved in its billion-dollar allocation of SR-710 North corridor mobility improvement...

Metro 110 Freeway Hookramp | Costs Escalate as City Receives $32 Million for Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) on Sept. 26 approved $32 million for modifications to the SR-110/Fair Oaks Avenue interchange in South Pasadena. The money was part of the $512 million...