Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ben Tansey

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MOSAIC CHURCH | Operating at the Middle School: Agreement is Drafted

At its meeting tonight , the South Pasadena Unified School District is set to consider a contract for up to five years allowing the Mosaic Church to use the South Pasadena Middle School auditorium,...

Caltrans Keeps Grip on 710 Stubs | Amended 710 Bills Open Possibilities and Pitfalls

Twists and tweaks to the legislation affecting the future of the SR 710 North corridor continued last week as both Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25) and Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-41) refined the text of their...

710 Bills Gain Approval | Clock Starts on ROD as ‘Closing the Gap’ Nears

In the state legislature’s annual purge of pending legislation Aug. 30, two bills related to the future of the SR-710 corridor were approved. Each takes a different approach to preventing the construction of a...

Police Shooting Body Cams Confirmed | Vanessa Marquez Coverage

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department this week confirmed that South Pasadena police officers present during the officer-involved shooting of actress Vanessa Marquez were wearing body cameras, and that they were both on and recording...
Vanessa Marquez killed by police. | Press conference at South Pasadena City Hall announcing wrongful death lawsuit.  "ER" Actress Vanessa Marquez was killed by police Aug. 30, 2018 at her South Pasadena home

UPDATE: Vigil for Vanessa Marquez FRIDAY | Questions Still Linger on Anniversary of Fatal...

UPDATE: A candlelight vigil has been organized to take place Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.. The memorial will take place in front of Marquez's former residence on the 1100 block of Fremont Ave in South...

Holden Looks to Save Bill | Ensuring 710 Removed from State Highway Plan

With only days to go before an Aug. 30 legislative deadline, Assemblyman Chris Holden is working to save AB 29, his bill to eliminate the section of State Route 710 between Alhambra and Pasadena...

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...