Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ben Tansey

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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...

Sales Tax Increase Will Go on the Ballot for South Pasadena

South Pasadena City Council members voted unanimously Wednesday night to declare a “fiscal emergency” and place a 0.75 percent sales tax on the November 5 ballot. The measure would require a simple majority and...

Bringing Home the Bacon | Mahmud Dogs County on Measure W Rules

It’s a small, obscure provision buried deep in a draft of a county public works ordinance. But it could affect how much South Pasadena and other small cities get from Measure W, the stormwater...

“No on 710” | Honored 710 Freeway Fighters Share Compelling Stories

A large crowd turned out June 7 in the South Pasadena Library’s community room to honor the 710 Freeway Fighters, the energetic group of South Pasadena residents, past and present, whose multi-decade struggle recently...

Dispute Over Tree Removal Goes to City Council

After what will likely be a lengthy meeting on the new budget, updated capital improvement program and a bevy of routine city business, the South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday will take up Maia...