Choosing to Avoid Victim Mentality

Offend Someone? I am Sorry

I have trouble with the “victim” mentality.  There, I said it. If I have offended someone, I am sorry.  I really am.  My comments to... More »

John Srebalus

Thank you for your substantive coverage of the Mission Place Project. I regret that I was unaware of the opportunity for public comment. On the... More »

What the School District Isn’t Telling You

The school superintendent and the board president have just issued a press release thanking our community for “dynamic dialog” with regard to the Mission Place... More »

Heart Health

In order to perform work, the heart, like all other organs in the body, needs oxygen and nutrients. The heart has its own special circulation,... More »

Provides Perspective on Mission Place Project

Letter to the Community: Thanks to the South Pasadena community for the dynamic dialogue around the Mission Place project and the Draft Environmental Impact Report... More »

Own Your Story and Then Rise Above

It happens to all of us sooner or later.  We are out there on the path of life and something causes us to stumble and... More »

Thanks to Those who Contributed to Leo Politi Reception

Letter to the Editor: On behalf of the South Pasadena Public Library, I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of local residents... More »

Thank You for Attending Public Hearing on Mission Place

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to the members of our community who attended and spoke at last week’s public hearing to address the draft... More »

Takes Exception to YMCA Comments by Mayor

Letter to the Editor: If you have to ask if something is a conflict of interest, it probably is! Diana Mahmud (new mayor of South... More »

Sounds Like a Sweet Deal for Developer

So it seems South Pasadena School District is going into the landlord business with 91 residential units.  What’s unbelievable are the terms of the lease... More »

A Day When I Simply Won’t Give a Darn

Recently at a wedding, my wife Tanya and I ran into an 80-plus year-old man whom we hadn’t seen in several years.  He was seated... More »

Kindly Take a Moment to Support Catherine Money

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for your recent article about South Pasadena resident Catherine Money. Catherine was struck doing what so many South Pasadena... More »

Members of the California Transportation Commission (CTC)

October 8, 2014 Dear Honorable Chair and Members of the California Transportation Commission (CTC), The City of South Pasadena (City) would like to thank the... More »

Educated Workers: Key To Economic Growth

Educated workers are the key to sustained economic growth. Graduation rates are beginning to rise but too many youth still lag behind. In the San... More »

Concerned He Never Heard Response from City Hall

Letter to the Editor: I was quite surprised to see that City Manager Sergio Gonzalez had found time to respond to a to a letter... More »


(Printed in The Quarterly Magazine Fall 2014 issue) It is believed that North America was initially settled through a continuous influx of people from Asia... More »

We All Must Conserve During Drought

Did you know that two-thirds of a typical home’s water consumption is used outdoors?  South Pasadena residents can reduce water every day, not just during... More »

Shocked and Heart Broken by the Events of the Past Few Days.

Letter to the Community: On behalf of the Board of Education, we, along with you, have felt shocked and heart broken by the events of... More »

In good news about L.A. River, what about Arroyo Seco?: Guest commentary

For local residents who shared the recent excitement about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers billion-dollar restoration plan for the Los Angeles River and wondered... More »