Authorities investigate hazardous materials at library, find baking soda

Update 2:15 p.m.: According to the Pasadena Police Department the suspected hazardous materials ended up being baking soda, and no further action was taken.   Original Story:  On Wednesday Jan 25 the Pasadena Fire Department responded to a hazardous materials report at 55 South Hill Avenue at 12:15 p.m.  According to the Pasadena Fire Department on scene it was supposedly a “white” substance in the book drop-off, and multiple response teams from a number of local fire fighting agencies are responding to the incident.  The Hazardous …

Jaywalking is now legal! Is it the right thing to do?

On Jan 1. 2023, the Freedom to Walk Act that was passed and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last year which makes jaywalking in California legal.  According to the leading sponsor Assembly member Phil Ting, The law states it does not ticket individuals for jaywalking “unless a careful reasonable person would realize there is an immediate danger of a collision with a moving vehicle or other device moving exclusively by human power like a bike”.   Calbike.org, who supported the legislation, stated that the jaywalking fines …

Brazil’s January insurrection looks all too familiar

On Jan. 6, 2021, a group of rioters invaded the United States Capital. These rioters were supporters of former President Donald Trump who consistently claimed that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. On Jan. 8, 2023 in the city of Brasilia, The home of the Brazilian Capital, was invaded by a mob of Brazilians who were supporters of the former President Jair Bolsanaro, who like Trump, made false claims that the 2022 Brazilian Presidential election was rigged. How could this type of attempted coup d’etat …

PCC’s future via satellite campus is uncertain

As 2023 begins, the future for Pasadena City College begins a new chapter with it’s satellite campuses.   Aside from the main campus off Colorado Blvd, Pasadena City College has 4 satellite campuses, Foothill Campus, Northwest Campus, Rosemead Campus, and the Child Development Center. The lease for the Rosemead Campus is up in June 2023 so trying to find  a new satellite campus has been in the works for almost a year.  The Arcadia property was off of Santa Anita Ave. which the school was interested …