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 …

Activists get up to speed in eliminating bike deaths in Los Angeles

As cycling becomes more popular, as both a form of transport and exercise, the planet and especially the United States has faced a massive increase in cycling injuries and fatalities. Even though cities across the globe are becoming more progressive and making it easier to safely ride a bike, the United States lags behind, leading the world in preventable cycling deaths.  Some progress has been made across the country, in cities like New York and Minneapolis, though, Los Angeles falls far behind. Only implementing haphazard …

Monterey Park mass shooting hits close to home for PCC officials

A gunman opened fire into Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park Saturday night during a Lunar New Year festival killing ten and injuring 10 others in the largest mass shooting in the United States since Uvalde, TX.  Elizabeth Yang, a lawyer and local resident of Monterey Park, was home with her family during the shooting and said she began to receive texts from friends to see if she was alright.  “They’re usually retired ladies who are looking for something to do and have fun, …

In ‘stunning’ ruling PERB overturns decertification election at PCC

A ruling by the California Public Employment Relations Board last week, upheld an injunction filed by the Pasadena City College Faculty Association in the summer of 2022, which invalidated the results of the October secret ballot election held at PCC. The ruling by PERB and its board on January 11, found that the use of “electronic proof of support to trigger a decertification petition,” could not legally be used to measure support for a decertification election. “While this ruling was both a huge surprise and …

As mass shootings pose a continuing threat PCC is updating its active shooter plans

Following a series of recent gun violence incidents on college campuses, Americans have grown all too familiar with the tragedy and devastation brought by mass shootings. It is important for colleges to prioritize the safety of their students and keep them informed about what to do in the event of an emergency. It is critical that students understand the policies at PCC and how the school is protecting against violent threats. “It is an unfortunate fact of American life that we must be prepared for …

‘She Said’: An inspirational film on the story that spurred the #MeToo movement

A single tweet by actor Rose McGowan from 2016, and an article nine months later, written by two New York Times writers, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse would launch a gigantic movement, changing the world forever. This story would be recounted in a book written by the pair, and would inform the movie “She Said,” released on November 18, 2022. In the movie the journalist, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey were played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan.  The …

Op/Ed: PCC must sustain the climate and end the dry-spell of inaction

Is a single college really going to make a difference in changing their ways to become more climatically conscious? How about a college that waited until 2022, to do anything? That’s what PCC did, only recently adopting plans to change, but because the costs of their ambitions are so large,  it faces significant bureaucratic roadblocks even though Measure PCC passed and the money is now available. Passing the measure and mapping out sustainability efforts is a step in the right direction, but it is still …

Measure PCC overwhelmingly passes, secures $565 million for master plan

On November 8 2022, Measure PCC was overwhelmingly approved by voters in seven LA County Districts, which includes Pasadena, and surrounding municipalities which are represented by the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees.  As of 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the percentage of voters who voted “yes” reached 67.22%, while those voting “no” reached an estimated 32.78%, according to the Los Angeles County election tally tracker. These estimates are not final, as a number of votes had not been counted yet. But, with this current …

Lancers hold on to win despite late push from Victor Valley

The Lancers last home game of the regular season quickly opened with PCC leaving their opponent scoreless until the third quarter. Victor Valley made it a close fight with PCC’s second, and third string defensive squad in the end only losing by a mere five points.  It was the sophomores last game as Lancers at PCC, ending their time at the school in front of the home fans before transferring to the next steps in their football careers.  In the win, PCC improved their record …

100-yard kick return lone bright spot in rain-soaked loss to Grossmont

A cacophony of noises is heard, from the beating of marching band drums to the PA system playing AC/DC, amping up the crowd and the Lancers football team in what will be a game filled with chaotic flag tosses, on-field scrums and an eventual rain dampened loss to Grossmont.  Both teams came into the game with an 0-1 record in American Mountain League conference play, but only one came out on top.   Grossmont won the coin toss giving PCC the choice of receiving or kicking. …