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August 10, 1989
There are more than half a dozen San Gabriel Valley communities that are forced to use jammed north and south streets because the holier-than-thou city of South Pasadena has blocked completion of the 710 Freeway for 30 years. For 30 years, South Pasadena has been kicking sand in the faces of residents from Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena, Monrovia and Arcadia. These cities have committed portions within their boundaries to provide freeways to all travelers, including our non-reciprocating neighbors in South Pasadena.
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NEWS
September 29, 1994
I am personally devastated by the most recent verdict in the case of Lee Prentiss versus the city of South Pasadena (July 30). In 1990, when I served as mayor, Prentiss was hastily issued a building permit that did not receive environmental review or comply with the state Historic Building Code standards. Upon this notice, the permit was revoked at the behest of the majority of the council. Prentiss' politics were not the issue. The issue was an addition of 2,661 square feet to the front of a historic 3,600-plus-square-foot home.
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NEWS
October 3, 1985
It was terribly distressing to learn of an appalling incident at Garfield Park in South Pasadena. At the City Council meeting on Aug. 21, a tearful woman related the story of her young granddaughter playing in the park when suddenly a huge picnic table fell from a tree on her. Yes, absurd as it sounds, some irresponsible youths lifted this table into a tree. The young girl is now in a body cast. The council was appropriately disgusted. The woman also distributed pictures of graffiti-laden walls.
NEWS
December 26, 1993 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Mayor Evelyn Fierro, an outspoken opponent of the plan to extend the Long Beach Freeway through South Pasadena, will start in January as assistant to the federal highway administrator who will decide the fate of the "missing link" in the Southland's freeway network. "Secretary of Transportation (Federico F.) Pena has appointed Fierro special assistant to Federal Highway Administrator Rodney Slater," Elizabeth Montoya, the secretary's White House liaison, said in a brief statement Wednesday.
NEWS
September 14, 1989
There have been many letters to the editor recently supporting or criticizing South Pasadena's very successful 30-year effort to keep the 710 Freeway out of its city limits. Two anti-710 letters were written by South Pasadena council members: Evelyn Fierro, who very inaccurately depicted some effects a completed 710 would have on costs to taxpayers and alleviation of traffic on north/south streets, and James Hodge Jr., who offered the bewildering analogy that the 10 Freeway created a 65% increase in traffic on Valley Boulevard.
NEWS
September 29, 1994
I am personally devastated by the most recent verdict in the case of Lee Prentiss versus the city of South Pasadena (July 30). In 1990, when I served as mayor, Prentiss was hastily issued a building permit that did not receive environmental review or comply with the state Historic Building Code standards. Upon this notice, the permit was revoked at the behest of the majority of the council. Prentiss' politics were not the issue. The issue was an addition of 2,661 square feet to the front of a historic 3,600-plus-square-foot home.
NEWS
August 3, 1989
The evidence is starting to come in and be heard. The completion of the 710 Freeway will not only be devastating and destructive, but will not substantially relieve any traffic problems. New transportation studies show that if the 710 Freeway is completed through El Sereno, Pasadena and South Pasadena, it will operate at level "F" the day it is completed. That means "severe congestion." The same studies show, if the freeway link is completed, it will increase the amount of traffic on the 210 Freeway, the San Bernardino Freeway and California Boulevard, which is a main thoroughfare through Pasadena.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | STEVE HIRANO and BERKLEY HUDSON
Residents could see significant cuts in public services if property values and sales tax revenue continue to sag, according to a private audit of municipal operations. Released earlier this month and discussed at a five-hour City Council session Monday, the audit warned that the city must widen its revenue base and cut costs to avoid a reduction of public services.
NEWS
December 26, 1993 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Mayor Evelyn Fierro, an outspoken opponent of the plan to extend the Long Beach Freeway through South Pasadena, will start in January as assistant to the federal highway administrator who will decide the fate of the "missing link" in the Southland's freeway network. "Secretary of Transportation (Federico F.) Pena has appointed Fierro special assistant to Federal Highway Administrator Rodney Slater," Elizabeth Montoya, the secretary's White House liaison, said in a brief statement Wednesday.
NEWS
September 20, 1990
So Dick Mountjoy doesn't care if Mayor Evelyn Fierro calls herself the "queen of the prom," eh? (Times, Sept. 13.) Bad enough that Mayor Fierro had to defend her legitimate right to use her title on the ballot against a baseless lawsuit instituted by Mountjoy's supporters and advanced by his party. Must we also endure his pathetically sexist attempts to dismiss this shoddy affair? JIM JENAL South Pasadena
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | STEVE HIRANO and BERKLEY HUDSON
Residents could see significant cuts in public services if property values and sales tax revenue continue to sag, according to a private audit of municipal operations. Released earlier this month and discussed at a five-hour City Council session Monday, the audit warned that the city must widen its revenue base and cut costs to avoid a reduction of public services.
NEWS
September 14, 1989
There have been many letters to the editor recently supporting or criticizing South Pasadena's very successful 30-year effort to keep the 710 Freeway out of its city limits. Two anti-710 letters were written by South Pasadena council members: Evelyn Fierro, who very inaccurately depicted some effects a completed 710 would have on costs to taxpayers and alleviation of traffic on north/south streets, and James Hodge Jr., who offered the bewildering analogy that the 10 Freeway created a 65% increase in traffic on Valley Boulevard.
NEWS
August 10, 1989
There are more than half a dozen San Gabriel Valley communities that are forced to use jammed north and south streets because the holier-than-thou city of South Pasadena has blocked completion of the 710 Freeway for 30 years. For 30 years, South Pasadena has been kicking sand in the faces of residents from Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena, Monrovia and Arcadia. These cities have committed portions within their boundaries to provide freeways to all travelers, including our non-reciprocating neighbors in South Pasadena.
NEWS
August 3, 1989
The evidence is starting to come in and be heard. The completion of the 710 Freeway will not only be devastating and destructive, but will not substantially relieve any traffic problems. New transportation studies show that if the 710 Freeway is completed through El Sereno, Pasadena and South Pasadena, it will operate at level "F" the day it is completed. That means "severe congestion." The same studies show, if the freeway link is completed, it will increase the amount of traffic on the 210 Freeway, the San Bernardino Freeway and California Boulevard, which is a main thoroughfare through Pasadena.
NEWS
October 3, 1985
It was terribly distressing to learn of an appalling incident at Garfield Park in South Pasadena. At the City Council meeting on Aug. 21, a tearful woman related the story of her young granddaughter playing in the park when suddenly a huge picnic table fell from a tree on her. Yes, absurd as it sounds, some irresponsible youths lifted this table into a tree. The young girl is now in a body cast. The council was appropriately disgusted. The woman also distributed pictures of graffiti-laden walls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992
Burglars made off with about $5,000 worth of electronic equipment Monday from a Democratic Party campaign office in Montebello. Computer equipment, television sets and a fax machine were taken from the East Los Angeles regional headquarters of the United Democratic Campaign on West Beverly Boulevard, said party spokeswoman Evelyn Fierro. The theft occurred between 2 and 10 a.m., Fierro said. It was the latest crime to be reported at political offices.
NEWS
August 9, 1990
On the lobbying trail in their fight against extension of the Long Beach Freeway, six community leaders traveled Wednesday to Sacramento. Today they plan to show their support for State Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles), who is scheduled to address the state Transportation Commission and is expected to urge that the project receive lower priority. Mayor Evelyn Fierro, Mayor Pro Tem Dick Richards and former mayor Alva Lee Arnold were among those making the trip in a city van.
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