November 24, 2020, 9:41 am

Ben Tansey

Ben Tansey is a journalist and author. He grew up in the South Bay and is a graduate of Evergreen State College. He worked in Washington State as a reporter in a rural timber community and for many years as an editor for a Western electric energy policy publication based in Seattle. He and his wife Karin, an arts administrator from El Sereno, live in South Pasadena.

City Council | Curtain Won’t Close on South Pasadena Minimum Wage Proposal

Just as they did at their meeting two weeks ago, South Pasadena city councilmembers last night voted not to amend the city’s strategic plan to include an accelerated minimum wage schedule. But also like...

City Council | South Pasadena to Consider Fee Increases and Approve Spending for Public...

South Pasadena City Council members tonight will hold a public hearing on a new master fee schedule. The change will increase annual revenue by an estimated $300,000. The City’s departments of building, community services (that...

SPUSD | Board gets SEL Update, Seeks Program Monitoring Data

Efforts to integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies in South Pasadena public schools are expanding, and school board members are interested in how the effects are being tracked. During an April 9 board meeting, Christiane Gervais,...

City Council | Council Adopts Strategic Plan Without Minimum Wage Objective

South Pasadena city councilmembers unanimously turned aside vocal demands to adopt an accelerated minimum wage schedule for the city after an emotional and at times testy public hearing April 17. Advocates demanded the schedule--versions...

SPUSD | School Board Gets First Crack at Land Swap Objectives

Eying formal presentations with the city in coming weeks, South Pasadena Unified School Board Superintendent Geoff Yantz on Tuesday unveiled a draft set of objectives for board members to consider in connection with any...
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