‘Everybody’s in LA’ is not for everybody, but is for Los Angeles

Share: John Mulaney is not from Los Angeles. But in his short time as a resident, he has created the oddest comedy talk show that a transplant could make to better understand the city titled, “Everybody’s in LA.” This six-episode installment talk show is streaming live on Netflix for one week only during the “Netflix is a Joke Festival” and is set to wrap forever on Friday. As Mulaney says in the opening monologue, “this show will never hit its groove”– but it will certainly …

Facebook for friends is dead, long live the marketplace

Share: Tucked away on the now barren Facebook feed that’s filled with people I knew over a decade ago, but no longer keep in touch with is a button for the best items for sale in your community which the site was never built for. The Facebook marketplace is your one-stop shop for vintage goods, used furniture, art, and some really weird stuff if you’re lucky.  Facebook as a social media site has been on the decline for years. As their user base grows to …

For the first time ever, Area 6 gets a new board member

Share: Inaugurations for office can be an elaborate all-day affair but for the newly elected Pasadena City College Board of Trustees members, they took place in the early afternoon in a small conference room of the Jack Scott Building. The event was done before the bellowing lecture a floor above them wrapped for class. New board member Ryan Liu walked in wearing a commuter black backpack and a suit, smiling as if excited for the first day of school. But this time it’s to be …

It’s time to kill unpaid internships for good

Share: All internships should be a paid internship. Yet somehow, in the year 2024 we are still allowing students or early career professionals to do free labor. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 47% of internships were unpaid in 2022 and Pasadena City College has unpaid internships as listed opportunities for students.  A brief history of the modern American internship can be traced to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 where a loophole in the act provided the opportunity …

BLOTTER: Art critique gone wrong

Share: Monday, March 4, 2024 1:06 a.m.: An officer advised a female sleeping east of the R building to leave. 2:29 a.m.: An officer advised a male walking through parking lot 7 to leave and told him that the campus was closed. 8:16 a.m.: Staff reported an encampment in the staircase landing on the west side of the E building. An officer advised the occupant of the encampment to leave. 10:46 a.m.: Staff reported a male yelling at himself and setting up an encampment on …

Local voters feel privacy was violated in Pasadena district 3 mailer

Share: A recent mailer sent out by Justin Jones’ campaign over the weekend to Pasadena’s district 3 voters included a list of several local residents that supposedly officially supported his campaign, however some that appeared on that list do not support Jones and did not consent to having their full names and street of residence publicly shared.  Jones was appointed by the city council in late 2022 after the unexpected passing of late council member, John Kennedy who had previously held the seat in district …

PCC’s new science building won’t be breaking barriers anytime soon

Share: The U-building, also known as the Armen Sarafian building, has pushed its completion date back to Winter of 2025 due to supply chain issues caused by the pandemic.  “The Sarafian project, like many other construction projects, was impacted by the pandemic and the resulting supply chain issues,” Facilities Director Richard Laret said. “Although supply chain issues have largely stabilized, the procurement of large electrical and mechanical equipment has impacted the project delivery schedule.” After the U-building was deemed seismically unsafe in 2012, the replacement …

What’s on the ballot: Pasadena City Council.

Share: This voter guide covers both the Pasadena area and Pasadena City College Board of Trustee elections in partnership with The PCC Courier and LAist. For coverage of L.A. County, California, and federal races that might be on your ballot, head to LAist’s Voter Game Plan. To find out what will be on your ballot, head to the L.A. County interactive sample ballot website.  In the March 2024 primaries several local leaders and new candidates are campaigning and spreading the word about what they bring …

Cats and community celebrated at kitty crowning ceremony

Share: A four-month-old orange and white kitten, Parker gave a welcoming loud meow as guests entered the cafe. He’s not nominated for catnip crown today, but there is such a large commotion of people he can’t help but be excited to join in the festivities. “This is to highlight some of our resident kitties who have been here longer, a little more than we would have liked,” cafe operator Gwendolyn Mathers announced to the room of guests. “To show their great personalities and maybe a …

Dual enrollment soars, but can PCC keep up high numbers?

Share: Amid changing demographics for community colleges, PCC presented new enrollment strategies to the Board of Trustees at the Nov. 15 Board meeting.  This comes at a time as California community colleges are experiencing enrollment returning back to pre-pandemic levels, but now with a different demographic. As of this academic year, the under-20 demographic has become the majority of students attending community college, surpassing the 20 to 29 age group for the first time. This is in part to high school students who are taking …