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December 30, 1995
- Bill Crowfoot, the Pasadena city councilman who gave up a lucrative corporate law practice to become a teacher in a run-down high school. - L.A. Police Academy instructor Mike Grasso, who, haunted by an inability to save a drowning teenager two years ago, dove into the swift Pacoima Wash to rescue a 7-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man who had been swept away. The act nearly cost him his own life, but when they were all finally pulled out, Grasso's first question was, "How's the boy?"
March 11, 1993 |
There were recriminations and regrets in the aftermath of Tuesday's City Council election, in which a Spanish-speaking Anglo defeated a Latino to represent a predominantly Latino district. Even as Joe Morales was congratulating Bill Crowfoot for winning their hotly contested District 5 race, Crowfoot's critics were slamming him for running what they said was a negative campaign that appealed to the fears of Anglo voters.
September 18, 1995 |
It was right around Easter when he decided to chuck it all--the big salary, the skyscraper view. Bill Crowfoot, corporate lawyer and Pasadena city councilman, remembers he was drafting a boring legal document when he found himself muttering: "This is ridiculous." When word got out, of course, people talked. Some said he was grandstanding; some wondered if it was a mid-life thing. No matter.
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January 27, 1996
Hahamongna Operating Co.'s board of directors has announced that it will meet next week to discuss the Pasadena City Council's recommendation that all 10 of its city-appointed members resign. The nonprofit company was created to direct development of a 300-acre park and water reclamation project. The council voted 5 to 4 Monday to scrap most of the Hahamongna Operating Co.'
August 1, 1993
The City Council's public safety subcommittee will hold a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council chambers. Police Chief Jerry Oliver and City Manager Philip Hawkey will make presentations on community policing. Human Services Director Patsy Lane will discuss ways to increase public safety. The public can participate in small group discussions. Members of the subcommittee--Councilmen William Paparian, Bill Crowfoot and Isaac Richard--will discuss related issues.
November 28, 1993
A free shuttle bus will link the Old Pasadena and South Lake Avenue shopping districts next year. The City Council last week approved spending $900,000 for six buses that will run Monday through Saturday up South Lake Avenue, west on Colorado Boulevard to Old Pasadena, then east along Green Street and down South Lake Avenue. The service could start as early as April. The council voted 4 to 3 in favor of the buses, with councilmen Bill Crowfoot, Isaac Richard and William E. Thomson Jr.