Rising costs and gentrification threaten Northern Pasadena communities

Share: The double-edged sword of gentrification has become a fact of life for long-time residents and community college students of Pasadena over the past few years. While San Francisco, New York City and Downtown Los Angeles might get the lion’s share of media attention for the cost of renting an apartment to astronomical levels, the generally quiet town of Pasadena has come close to entering California’s top 20 list of most expensive places to rent in recent years. Follow:

PCC Courier brings home nearly 20 journalism awards

Share: Staff writers and photographers for the PCC Courier, a student-run media organization, took home 19 awards this past weekend at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) 2016 state conference. Students had the opportunity to compete, network and attend workshops. PCC was joined by 45 other community colleges in the three-day event that took place at the Marriot conference center in Burbank. Amongst the 19 awards, the PCC Courier staff also received the coveted Pacesetter award for all-round newsroom excellence. This was the first …