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April 25, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pasadena's longtime support for a controversial freeway extension through the city wavered Monday night, as the City Council debated whether to join the opposition. The move could swing momentum against the proposed $1.4-billion roadway, which would extend the 710 Freeway and close the 6.2-mile gap between the San Bernardino and Foothill freeways. Federal highway officials have said that support from Pasadena is crucial for completion of the project.
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December 15, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cash-strapped Pasadena YMCA, which closed its doors three months ago amid mounting debts and a state attorney general's investigation, is selling its shuttered facility to a foundation for use as a community center. The San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation will buy the New York Drive building for $530,000 so it can be reopened, with city help, as a home for children's programs, Pasadena officials said.
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October 20, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hailing it as an urban village that will extend the synergy of Old Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, the Pasadena City Council has approved a $135-million open-air development to replace the city's white-elephant mall. The proposed Paseo Colorado development is intended to resemble a European piazza and will feature a gourmet grocery store, a multiscreen movie complex, a health club and 400 luxury apartments atop eateries and trendy shops.
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April 3, 1999
The City Council this week increased the expense limit for the mayor from $120 to $500 per month and raised the council members' cap from $120 to $300. It also for the first time approved child care as a reimbursable expense. Council members approved the increases on a 6-1 vote, with Councilman Paul Little dissenting. Little argued that elected officials do not need more money.
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October 21, 1998
The City Council failed to approve spending $400,000 Monday to bring a Rite Aid to the economically depressed northwest area, igniting the wrath of Mayor Chris Holden. Council members deadlocked 3 to 3 on a plan to pay the owners of an auto repair shop $400,000 in city money to relocate so the pharmacy chain could move onto the southeast corner of Orange Grove Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue. Councilman William Crowfoot, who could have broken the tie, was absent.
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September 30, 1998
The City Council has approved spending about $2 million in a joint venture to build a six-level parking garage that will provide 125 more spaces for visitors to Old Pasadena. Under a deal approved by the council late Monday, motorists visiting the Old Pasadena shopping district will be able to share parking at the proposed Courtyard by Marriott. The public will have access to two underground floors; hotel guests will use 274 spaces on floors above.
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August 5, 1998
Seeking to entice more morning customers to Old Pasadena, the City Council has voted to make street parking free before 11 a.m., three hours later than present. But the council also voted Monday to charge more to those who park on streets there Friday and Saturday nights by having the parking meters run until midnight instead of 8 p.m.
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July 15, 1998
The City Council has decided to sell a house that it acquired from the former city manager when he resigned in March. The council voted unanimously Monday night in closed session to place the Wotkyns Drive property on the market, giving former manager Philip Hawkey until Sept. 15 to move out of the house, which overlooks the Rose Bowl. He had rented the home from the city since his departure as city manager.
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May 28, 1998
Former Pasadena Mayor Rick Cole has been chosen by the Azusa City Council to become the city administrator and a formal announcement will come once contract terms are set, sources said Wednesday. In a closed-door meeting Tuesday night, Cole, 44, was reportedly the unanimous choice of council members, who hope he will bring some of the vision that help draft the success of the Old Pasadena shopping district.
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