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Nearing 100, Rose Bowl and Pasadena Playhouse lead full lives: Larry Wilson

By Larry Wilson|

Air traffic delays costly to California industry, consumers; Congress can help: Guest commentary

Southern California has long been a center of aviation and aerospace technology. So it’s painfully ironic that our region has been harmed more than most by the federal government’s failure to upgrade the air traffic control system.

By David Fleming|

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    As technology evolves, privacy laws must keep up: Guest commentary

    I often have to remind myself that being on the internet is like being at a huge house party. Everyone is gathered in one big venue. You might huddle up with a few other people in the corner to have what you consider to be an intimate conversation, but there’s always the possibility someone else in the room will overhear what you’re saying. In this digital age, the definition of privacy has become the ultimate gray area. It’s difficult to know when a private...

    By Charlie Dodge|

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    California politicians are not serious about addressing affordable housing: Joel Kotkin

    California’s political leaders, having ignored and even abetted our housing shortage, now pretend that they will “solve it.” Don’t bet on it. Their big ideas include a $4 billion housing subsidy bond and the stripping away of local control over zoning, and mandating densification of already developed areas. None of these steps addresses the fundamental causes for California’s housing crisis. Today, barely 29 percent of California households, notes the...

    By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox|

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    Democrats’ DACA dishonesty: Carl M. Cannon

    Fulfilling his role as the titular head of “The Resistance,” Barack Obama took to Facebook Tuesday to snipe at the Trump administration’s announcement that it was rescinding the 44th president’s 2012 executive action called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. “We shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own,” Obama said. His post was florid and self-serving. But five words in...

    By Carl M. Cannon|

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    Are we being softened up for AI? James Poulos

    Social media is yesterday. AI is tomorrow. What does that tell us about today? These kinds of thoughts are on the minds of some of the most powerful and consequential people in the world, although not, by a big stretch, all of them. A few now feel obliged to make some uncomfortable course corrections of the mind, if not the heart or even the soul. “I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a...

    By James Poulos|

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    Its personality might be split, but California should remain one state: Larry Wilson

    There is the world, and then there are the lines on the map. One is reality in the universal sense, by which I mean physical matter in our universe; the squiggly things on paper, well thought out or not so much by cartographers and their masters, create either the perfection that is California or the disaster that is Iraq. I prefer places to politics, but understand the need, or at least the desire, to divide things up a bit. Still, I laugh a little when reading stories such as,...

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    A tree falls in Pasadena, and lessons are heard: Guest commentary

    I was saddened to learn of the injury of three small children, one of them critically, by a falling 20-foot eucalyptus branch at the Linda Vista Children’s Center, a daycare facility, in Pasadena late last month. The good news is that the 2-year-old Altadena girl hurt most badly is now home from the hospital and recovering from a...

    By Tim Martinez|

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    There’s safety in L.A. County’s real crime numbers: Sal Rodriguez

    Last week, Robert Sass, vice president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, wrote a response to a column of mine pointing out that crime rates in California remain at near-record lows even after the passage of criminal justice reforms. Arguing that I “completely and conveniently ignored the rise in crime since Prop. 47,” Sass pointed to crime...

    By Sal Rodriguez|

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    Will Trump really do Harvey recovery right? Guest commentary

    During his first Texas trip to bring assurance to residents and government officials that the federal government was ready to offer whatever assistance was needed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the disastrous flooding that followed, President Donald Trump was confident that the crisis would be met. He predicted that five or 10 years from now people will say that what was done after Harvey was the right way to do it. Harvey and the floods, as catastrophic as they were, do not...

    By Ralph E. Shaffer|

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    Remembering Jim Storms, a Pasadena football coach who lived his name: Larry Wilson

    Walking through the halls of what is now Eliot Arts Magnet Middle school the other day as I prepared to write about the alma mater’s new focus, I remarked to the teachers and administrators around me that, while I often read and hear about what a terrible time that period of adolescence apparently is for so many, I had a blast during the junior high years. Even as I write, I am sporting a Huskies athletic T-shirt, with its not-untrue motto: “Fitness equals...

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