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  1. Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of banRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Pasadena Star-News

    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona >> The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination's ban on same-sex relationships. The Rev.


  2. Who designed Pasadena City Hall and other facts you probably didna t know about the iconic buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Pasadena Star-News

    Night view of Pasadena City Hall, as one of the finest examples of California Mediterranean style architecture built in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It stands tall, its dome visible down various city streets, peaking over buildings as you look east from Old Pasadena.


  3. San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Pasadena Star-News

    This July 6, 2016 photos shows foam egg cartons displayed on a shelf at a market in San Francisco. Consumers won't be able to buy polystyrene kiddie floats, egg cartons, or coolers in San Francisco after supervisors approved what environmentalists are calling the most comprehensive ban in the country on the cheap insulating foam.


  4. a Original Night Stalker,a active across California, eludes police for 30 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    Authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday as they renewed their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. He was dubbed the East Area Rapist after his start in Northern California.


  5. Ricahrd Wagoner: Thumbs up or down to a song on The Sound ... you decide this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    All Memorial Day weekend, starting Thursday at noon and running through Monday, The Sound will run a rather unique special: More than 800 songs played in alphabetical order. Here's the rub: Listeners can vote “like” or “dislike” via text to 21003, and if too many “dislikes” are tabulated for any songs, programmer Dave Beasing says he's “willing to yank them off the air even before they're done playing.” The list was put together by Beasing.


  6. When democracy and the Copa America meet: Larry WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    Well, I believe my daughter voted for the senator from Vermont in Tuesday's California primary election. Can't say for sure.


  7. New airport towers dona t have room for paper strips still used to track planesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    Two state-of-the-art airport towers due to go into operation this fall in San Francisco and Las Vegas are designed for electronic tracking of planes as they taxi and takeoff. But union officials say the towers will have to be extensively remodeled before they can open to accommodate older technology that uses paper strips to track planes.


  8. Intruders breach U.S. airport fences about every 10 days; LAX fourth highestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever - about once every 10 days - despite some investments to fortify the nation's airfields.


  9. Neighborhood website used for racial profiling, says groupRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    A San Francisco-based social media network created to connect neighbors in online communities said it is making changes on how members can report suspicious activity, after a group complained it was being used for racial profiling. The change comes after some residents in racially diverse Oakland complained the site that was created to share recommendations on plumbers or pass along information on used furniture was instead being used to post racially-based warnings about minorities.


  10. California marijuana legalization initiative has signaturesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the California ballot this November. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker and backed by Lt.


  11. Anti-Donald Trump protesters ramp up tension outside California GOP conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    An anti-Trump protester is escorted out of the hotel Friday, April 29, 2016, before Donald Trump's keynote speech at the California Republican Party Convention kickoff banquet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. BURLINGAME - Real estate tycoon and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump landed at San Francisco International Airport at 11:40 p.m. today and headed to the California Republican convention here for an eagerly anticipated speech.


  12. Lawmakers mull reversible freeway lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    A northbound-southbound stretch of Express Lanes on Interstate 15 in San Diego are rearranged by a Zipper on Thursdays to accommodate traffic patterns. Requires: The state Department of Transportation or a or a regional transportation planning agency show reversible lanes were considered for a traffic capacity increase project.


  13. Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific OceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    This photo provided by Bertrand Piccard via Global Newsroom shows Piccard taking a selfie on board Solar Impulse 2 during a test flight over the Pacific Ocean. The solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey had traveled 80 percent of the way from Hawaii to California by Saturday, April 23. The aircraft's destination on this leg of the journey is Mountain View at the southern end of San Francisco Bay.


  14. PUC needs house cleaning, not restructuring: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2013 | Pasadena Star-News

    By now, there is little doubt about past corruption at the state's Public Utilities Commission, repeatedly caught in bed with executives of California's largest utility companies. Only a few years ago, the PUC's conduct was largely ignored, but calls for reform are now common.


  15. Hoffarth: Super Bowl 50 a " where all that glitters is goldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    Congrats on surviving long enough to witness the spectacle of the Super Bowl that should be brought to you by the letter “L,” but instead is branded by the number “50,” as well as the symbols “$” and “@” and “#” and other random acts of emojis. To think, it started with a serene moment at the Coliseum in 1967.


  16. Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supportersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2013 | Pasadena Star-News

    This July 27, 2014 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook, as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The husband and wife died on Dec. 2, 2015, in a gun battle with authorities several hours after their assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues in San Bernardino, Calif.


  17. After arrests, focus turns to how 3 men escaped from jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    This banner atop the Orange County Sheriff's Department webpage shows the latest iteration of their Internet “wanted” poster, showing that all three escaped inmates are in custody as of Saturday. After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was a tip that led San Francisco police to the two remaining fugitives who broke out of a Santa Ana jail.


  18. Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane co-founder, dies at age 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this March 8, 1968 file photo, members of the rock group Jefferson Airplane pose for a photograph in San Francisco. From left, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady.


  19. Dona t discount a fifth election victory for Dianne Feinstein: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Pasadena Star-News

    The polls don't look super-strong for Dianne Feinstein today. True, she has a very good approval rating in the latest surveys, the Field Poll showing 44 percent of California voters think she's doing a good job and only 29 percent disapproving of her work.


  20. This El Ni o, dubbed Bruce Lee, may be the strongest in recorded historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this July 29, 1997 photo, Gil Boyer rubs his head while wading in flood waters outside his home in northwest Fort Collins, Colo. Forecasters expect Bruce Lee, the moniker some forecasters are using for the current El Niño, to be among the most powerful El Niños in the last half-century.


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