Building a Suicide Bridge barrier won’t save anyone

On Monday, Sept. 21, during the meeting of the Public Safety Committee of Pasadena, the city had approved the final mockups of suicide prevention barriers designed by Chatsworth-based Custom Design Iron Works, Inc to install barriers on Colorado Street Bridge to deter jumpers. Although installing barriers on Colorado Street Bridge can reduce the chance of suicide attempts, to truly prevent suicidal actions the focus should be on treatment for depression and mental health. The installation of barriers has been a debate between preserving history versus …

Blotter: Paramedics called twice, Lancerpoint hacked

PCC Police Blotter for October 5 to October 11   Monday, October 5 Transients were reported loitering north of the Circadian and were escorted off campus. A female transient called Pasadena Police from a payphone in Lot 8, claiming a male threw her belongings to the ground. Officers made contact with her, finding her okay.   Tuesday, October 6 A student reported that their Lancerpoint account had been hacked. Staff reported a female suffering from stomach pain, and paramedics were called. She was transported to …

Pasadena’s Coming Out Day: ‘We stand in solidarity’

National coming out day was celebrated Oct. 11 for the LGBTQ community, and the City of Pasadena celebrated the day Oct. 13 via zoom with all members who wanted to join. Coming Out Day was celebrated for the LGBTQ community to safely come out to friends and family about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, without feeling judged, hurt or threatened. “We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community and hope that our coming out day is a fun and positive experience for all,” said Margaret …

Local Nobel laureate discovers black hole at center of Milky Way

The 2020 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Oct. 6 to Caltech Alum and professor of Astrophysics at UCLA, Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy. Einstein’s theory of relativity ignited curiosity and mass research into the true nature of supermassive compact objects deforming into black holes. Research that decades later would eventually prove the presence of a black hole residing at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. “This is incredibly well-deserved recognition for Andrea’s …

Protecting yourself from the horror of COVID this Halloween?

Many families are anticipating a very different Halloween this year due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. To keep the people of Pasadena safe the city has released guidelines on how to celebrate safely. In order for people to remain socially distant many of the traditional Halloween celebrations, such as trick or treating, are not recommended by the City of Pasadena. A news release from the office of the Pasadena city manager tells residents which events they should avoid, which are not permitted at …

SNL debate satire almost as absurd as real life

“Saturday Night Live” (SNL) premiered it’s 46th season impeccably timed to feature Hurricane Biden V. Trump as it’s cold open. The show’s first live broadcast, after a 6-month break spurred on by COVID-19, did not fail to amuse. Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Donald Trump while the wacky Jim Carrey starred as Joe Biden during the skit. From Baldwin’s constant interruptions and Carrey’s depiction of what can only be interpreted as Biden’s internal struggle to keep composure, the performance certainly captured the disaster of …