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January 22, 1987
The newest member of the Pasadena Board of Directors, William Cathey, in his baptism of fire, has goofed. He should be more alert. In a story in the Jan. 15 San Gabriel Valley section he discussed the city receiving 1,200 tickets to the Super Bowl, saying that, "I don't think this is a big political plus. . . . There's a perceptual problem here." If, as he says, there is a political problem, a more mature and wise politician would have not taken part in distributing the tickets.
May 4, 1989
A state parole administrator told the Pasadena Board of Directors this week that placement of a parole office at 468 N. Rosemead Blvd. remains under consideration despite strong opposition from Hastings Ranch residents, although another site, at 123 N. Lake Ave., is also under study. Frank Marino, parole administrator who has taken charge of the search for a parole office site in Pasadena, said his agency is willing to look at other sites in Pasadena, but "we have to get something going in the next couple of months."
March 27, 1986
Despite a municipal law that bars such activities, the Pasadena Board of City Directors has voted to allow an off-road vehicle race in the Rose Bowl on May 3. On a 5-2 vote, the board approved a suspension of the ordinance prohibiting motor vehicle races in the stadium, despite objections from nearby homeowners that the event would be too noisy.
May 2, 1991
I appreciate the fact that the Pasadena All Saints Church has a service record that is the envy of this community and I in no way intend to detract from that reputation. (I want) to assure that their temporary day care center goes forward with all parties being fully advised of the facts (Times, March 21). It is the position of some members of the Pasadena Board of Directors that we should "let the day care center open and see what happens." While there is a good possibility that there will never be an incident that would jeopardize the safety of those children, the potential of armed violence in that area is always present and once a problem occurs it will be too late to protect them.
Ruby McKnight Williams has 19 commendations on her living room wall, and a drawerful that she hasn't gotten around to framing yet. One was awarded to her in 1983 for 50 years of service to the Pasadena National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, of which she was president for 16 years, and where, at 90, she still works two afternoons a week.
May 18, 1986 | EVELYN De WOLFE
Thaddeus Lowe, a professor and pioneer aeronaut who founded the Army Balloon Corps during the Civil War, came to reside in Pasadena in 1888 and turned a 6,100-foot mountain into a major tourist attraction between 1893 and 1938. The first segment of the trip to Mt. Lowe was made by Pacific Electric Railway from Los Angeles via Pasadena. Beyond Altadena, the ascent was made by the Mount Lowe Railway on a funicular that was 3,000 feet long.
September 25, 1986 | FRANN BART, Times Staff Writer
A unanimous vote last week by the Pasadena Planning Commission that would permit the demolition of the main building of Pasadena's Huntington Sheraton hotel may bode well for developers who want to replace it with a replica, according to the members of the Pasadena Board of City Directors. Although the directors will have the final say, three members said it is likely that they will go along with with the commission's recommendation when they vote on the issue, probably in mid- or late October.
May 23, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Walter T. Shatford II, an attorney for whom Pasadena City College named its library in recognition of his four decades of service on the school's boards, has died. He was 94. Shatford, who was also a civil rights activist, died May 5 at his longtime home in Pasadena of complications related to old age, said his wife, Sara. When the $16.5-million Shatford Library opened in 1993, the college's Board of Trustees decided to honor one of its own instead of naming the building after a donor.
November 1, 1990
City Directors voted Tuesday to upgrade their computer capabilities. Since 1987, some directors have struggled along with Hewlett-Packard personal computers models that are incompatible with much of the IBM software on the market. Others use IBM computers with small memory capacity. The board approved spending $19,770 for new computer terminals, printers and software, which will enable them, as Director Rick Cole put it, to "take full advantage of the power of personal computing in the 1990s."
October 20, 1988
The city board in charge of managing the fire and police employees' retirement fund has delayed action on divesting its holdings in companies that do business with South Africa. Two weeks ago, the Board of Directors ordered the Fire and Police Retirement Board to comply with a 2-year-old city policy banning investments in such companies.
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