November 26, 2021, 5:49 pm

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OP-ED | What Will It Take for a Former Sundown Town to Be Anti-Racist?

By Care First South Pasadena  Despite the swell in community demands for racial justice in South Pasadena starting in the summer of 2020, City Councilmembers and City Hall officials have met these demands with silence...

Op-Ed | A Break: Living through the Pandemic (A Journal)

Op-Ed | by San San Lee, Contributor The nurse who administered my shot was a young man in his early 30’s. Though there was a long line, he asked if it was OK to jab...

Op-Ed | South Pasadena Was Right to Say No to the 710, It’s Time...

By OP-ED | Brandon Yung It would be hard to imagine how different South Pasadena would be if the 710 freeway cut across the city today. By fighting the freeway, South Pasadena avoided harms that other,...

Op-Ed | Pawn-dering High School

By Louisa Petrillo, SPHS Class of 2021 It’s your opening move. You’re playing white so you have the advantage. Do you start with your pawn? And if so, do you jump right in moving it...

Op-Ed | Maskless Wonder: The Top Ten Things I’ll Miss About Masking Up

By Elizabeth Cavanaugh My mask has become my security blanket. Despite the relief and freedom brought by waning Covid-19 cases and less rigid CDC guidelines, removing that little strip of fabric proves complicated. Oddly, there...

Op-Ed | A More Perfect Union Requires Health Equity

By Bobby T. Rimas, Contributor  America has always strived for a “more perfect union.” But while much of our country is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the realities of our health care system...

OP-ED | Police Accountability Can Improve Actions and Protect Lives

By Lurdes Villalpando, Contributor As we have witnessed Derek Chauvin being convicted for the murder of George Floyd, it is a start for other police officers to be held accountable for their actions. We are...

Op-Ed | Help Restore Our Earth with Your Electricity Choice this Earth Day

By Diana Mahmud, Mayor of South Pasadena and Chair of Clean Power Alliance’s Board of Directors On April 22nd, the world will once again come together to commemorate Earth Day, with this year’s theme being...

Op-Ed | Thanks for a Job Well Done

By Matthew Sweeney, South Pasadena resident  Anteneh Tesfaye was rousted out of bed at 5:30 am this past Easter Sunday with the always dreaded emergency call. A busted 12-inch water main four feet under the...

Op-Ed | Learning to Care

By Bee Simpson  Deepest gratitude to Rick Thomas for A World Less Certain, the beautiful article on eating animals; and thanks to the South Pasadenan for publishing his work on 1/2/21. We have been vegetarians since...
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