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Saturday, January 5, 2013

League of Women Voters Pasadena and Altadena Coalition to Host a Candidates’ Forum

With the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations



Published: Friday, January 4, 2013

The League of Women Voters Pasadena area (LWV-PA) and the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations will host a candidates’ forum January 30 for the Pasadena Unified School District 1 seat.

The forum will be held at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St., from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The forum will be moderated for the two District 1 candidates, Hermond Dean Copper and Kim Kenne. Marg Nichols will serve as moderator.

The audience will be invited to submit questions as well, which will be given to representatives of LWV-PA who will select the questions to be asked of both candidates.

In addition to the questions, each candidate will present a brief statement both at the start and the conclusion of the forum. Organizer said voters in Altadena are invited to attend — as 87 percent of the voters from Pasadena Unified School District’s School Board District 1 live in Altadena and will be able to vote on March 5.

City Council Candidate John Kennedy Sets District 3 Town Hall for Jan. 12


 Published: Friday, January 4, 2013  


District 3 City Council Candidate John J. Kennedy will hold a public meeting on January 12 at The Market on Holly, 57 E. Holly Street, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to discuss the needs and issues of Pasadena’s District 3.

“Please join us for a wonderful afternoon to discuss the needs of District 3,” Kennedy said in his invitation.

Kennedy, 51, enters with District 3 City Council seat race with a strong law enforcement background, having served as deputy chief in Richmond, Va.., under former Pasadena top cop Jerry Oliver.
Kennedy also served as president of the Pasadena NAACP from 1987 to 1990.

Aside from Kennedy, two other hopefuls are aspiring for the City Council seat left vacant by Chris Holden’s November election to the State Assembly. They are community activist Ishmael Trone and Summit Evangelical Church Pastor Nicholas Benson.

Attendance to the meeting is by reservation only; please contact Lena Kennedy at (626) 765-6206 or email at

Five Apply to Fill District 3 Vacancy


Published: Friday, January 4, 2013


On November 30, 2012, Councilmember Chris Holden resigned from his position on the Pasadena City Council representing District 3 to assume the duties of California State Assemblymember representing the 41st District.

The Pasadena City Council is currently engaged in a process to fill the District 3 vacancy by appointment, for a short-term period, until such time as the elected representative can be chosen by the voters later this year and assume office on May 6, 2013.

Five residents have filed the required applications to be considered for the temporary appointment. 
The five are Joel Bryant, Brian Carmody, Sharon Graham Higuera, Tarek Shawky and Craig Washington.

For more information about the applicants and the overall process, go to http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/District3/

More information will be announced as soon as possible regarding the appointment process, including City Council meeting when applicants will be interviewed.