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      Colorado Boulevard Newspaper is published Daily Online and Monthly in Print.

      We cover Sierra Madre, Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Alhambra and Monterey Park.

      We strive to inform, educate, and work together to make a better world for all of us, locally and globally. ColoradoBoulevard.net strives to be on the forefront of local news, entertainment, tech and science, and environment. While others outsource their stories (either by stealing from us or regional media), we live here and dig deep covering our schools, our communities, and our lives.

      Here are some of the things to know about us, what we believe in, and practice:

      thumbnailLogoWhiteWe live here: We don’t outsource our stories to overseas writers!

      • We love showcasing the cool things our communities have to offer. We respect our readers, therefore we are picky with what we publish and promote.

      thumbnailLogoWhiteWhat we believe in, and practice!

      • From walkability to safe biking. From sustainability to organic living on a budget. From innovative ways to clean our air to finding ways to contain global crisis. From gentler neighborhoods to paying it forward. From finding deals to finding more deals. From less waste to more ways to reuse and recycle. And from happy neighborhoods to happier people.

      thumbnailLogoWhiteNo visual pollution: Ever noticed websites, blogs and print masquerading as “journalism”?

      • Imposters are polluting the mind with dizzying, endless, and useless online pages of crappy press releases.
        We are the antidote to them! We highlight news that affects your quality of life bottled up in a compact, colorful, and easy-to-read format. We weed through endless news items in order to give you the essence, and without cluttering the mind. We present a clear space for you to know what’s happening in our communities.

      thumbnailLogoWhiteInnovativity: While others are busy reinventing the wheel, we use it.

      • This is your place for Quality News, Investigative Reporting and Enlightening Events in the area.
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      thumbnailLogoWhiteHappy Neighborhood = Happy People

      • We celebrate and highlight exciting positive movements that are sweeping our communities and we highlight them with enthusiasm and pride.

      Go ahead, enjoy the cool things our communities have to offer, subscribe to our newspaper to be delivered to your residence, and most importantly have fun!

       

      Editorial Staff

      How to reach us:

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      Wafic Khalil
      Editor in Chief

      Wafic assigns, edits, and writes features stories, concepts and edits articles. He leads content development and design for our newspaper, e-newsletters, website, and live events, as well as the overall direction of the paper. An accomplished artist in film and music, he has a Bachelor’s in film and video from MassArt and a Master’s in Fine Arts from CalArts.

      Vahe Simonyan
      Operations – Photographer

      Vahe ensures operation is flowing as it should. He also manages special sections and supplements. A seasoned photographer-turned-editor, he currently shares other duties in film and social media. He attended CSUN where he holds a Bachelor’s in Multimedia.


      Kate Bartlett
      Copy Editor – Writer

      Kate Bartlett has a BA (Political Science) and a JD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She practiced business and securities law until she graduated to the rest of her life: dabbling in and consuming various art forms. Kate lives in Pasadena where she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and long walks in the morning.

      Sean McMorris
      Political Writer

      Sean McMorris is the San Gabriel Valley senior news writer. He has a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Sean enjoys lawn bowling in his spare time.

      Margaret Prietto
      Copy Editor - Writer

      South Pasadenan Margaret Prietto is a retired LAUSD teacher and middle school administrator with multiple degrees. Her interests include reading, long walks, Inka culture, hiking in the Andes (Peru is her father’s birthplace), and writing stories of and with her large family.

      Ann Harris Hunnewell
      Proofreader

      Ann Harris Hunnewell is a proud grandmother who lives in Monrovia. She grew up as the miller's daughter and worked as a grain tester, a teacher and an editor. She currently edits, proofreads, or folds for non-profit newsletters and ColoradoBoulevard. She has two M.A.’s (English, Math/Psych) from the University of Michigan.

      Garrett Rowlan
      Community News

      Garrett Rowlan has been writing all of his life. A big supporter of social justice issues and a retired sub teacher for LAUSD, he has published some sixty or so short stories and essays. He published two novels and a third one is coming out soon.

      Carol Edger Germain
      Theatre

      Carol Edger Germain is a theatre lover and a resident of Pasadena for more than 30 years. She loves to spread the word about theater and being an audience matchmaker. Carol enjoys the blues and her favorite holiday is Halloween.

      Jordan Lynn
      Theatre – Interviews

      Jordan Lynn, a SoCal native, is a goal success coach. She works with women of color to help them get what they really want. She loves the theatre, classic movies, and modern day superhero action sagas. She appreciates poetry, art and the simple things in life like hot coffee on a cold day. Effective communication is key and inspires her to do interviews and write reviews and perform interviews for the paper. When not doing that she spends her time traveling to experience more of the world and broaden her horizons.

      Kathabela Wilson
      Poetry/Arts

      Kathabela Wilson is a local poet/writer/artist and musician. Her Poets Salon has become an international respected must read in the poetry world. She's the creator and host of the Pasadena-based group, “Poets on Site.”

      Toti O'Brien
      Visual/Musical Arts
      Toti O'Brien is the Italian Accordionist with the Irish Last Name. She was born in Rome then moved to Los Angeles, where she makes a living as a self-employed artist, performing musician and professional dancer. Her work has most recently appeared in Independent Noise, Soundings East, Random Sample, and The Capra Review.
      Glenn Storm
      Animator - Designer

      Glenn Storm is a local entertainment professional. He has been an animator for feature film, a designer of computer games and an artist in various media. He holds a master's degree in film from CalArts. He can be seen strolling Caltech during alumni week seminar day and loves to talk about story and character.

      Scott Phelps
      Education

      Scott Phelps teaches physics and astronomy at the University of La Verne and Mt. San Antonio College and tutors math and science in the region. He served as an elected member of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2022. Scott lives in Northwest Pasadena with his wife Lisa and their three cats. Both of his children have attended PUSD high schools.

      Katlyn Ong
      Events Coordinator

      Katlyn Ong is a First Year student at the University of the Pacific majoring in Pre-Dentistry. In her free time she enjoys swimming, baking, and watching TV.

      Marc Ratner
      Animator
      Marc Ratner is an animation artist and animation professor. He journals for his survival and sanity, occasionally including illustrations in his journaling. Marc holds a BA in linguistics from UC Santa Cruz and did his graduate studies in Film/Video at CalArts. He has several independent animation projects in development.
      Felita Kealing
      Contributing Writer

      Felita, an Altadena resident, works in Marketing and Public Relations for Marshall Fundamental Secondary School in Pasadena. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications from Cal State Los Angeles. Felita just published her first children’s book, Peacrocodilly.

      Brian Biery
      Contributing Writer

      Brian Biery is an Adjunct Professor at Pacific Oaks College where he teaches courses on Advocacy/Social Justice and Human Development. In addition, he is a Partner of the DBK Group and serves as an Associate with The Aspire Group. Brian has had his photographs published in numerous newspapers and magazines across the country.

      Matt Hormann
      Contributing Writer

      Matt Hormann is a lifelong Pasadena resident and  a graduate of the L.A. County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and Cal State University Northridge, where he received his B.A. in English. He’s a history nerd with a knack for investigative journalism and social justice. Matt has given several lectures on local history and was honored by the City of South Pasadena for his 2016 presentation, “The Darkest Night—The Destruction and Rebirth of Pasadena’s Chinatown.” Matt enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with his cats, Ruby and Ruffles.

      Cheryl Cabot
      Contributing Writer

      Cheryl Cabot lives in the city of San Gabriel. She covers community news and events throughout the Greater Pasadena area. She’s a retired school teacher, a free-lance writer, a political activist in the San Gabriel Valley, a grandmother, and an avid reader.

      Jean Sudbury
      Contributing Writer

      Jean Sudbury is a musician, poet, writer, yogini, gardener, and nature lover. In addition to music, she enjoys covering stories about life in Sierra Madre. She practices her violin, viola, mandolin, mandola, melodica, and accordion every chance she gets.

      Ethan Elkind
      Environmental

      Ethan Elkind directs the climate program at UC Berkeley Law, with a joint appointment at UCLA Law. His areas of focus include land use, transportation, electric vehicles, energy storage, and renewable energy. Ethan's book “Railtown” is published by the University of California Press.

      Diane Orona
      Manager, Administrative Services

      Diane Orona serves an important function in the daily operating activity of the newspaper, ensuring that the office operates smoothly and efficiently. She joins our team from PUSD where she served in that role for more than 20 years. Diane lives in Pasadena with her husband, Felix, and her dog, Ivy.

      Janine G
      Business Administrator

      Janine is passionate about environmental issues and transparency within local and federal governments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal State Los Angeles. She's also a graphic designer, tech savvy, a hockey mom, and loves to dabble in social media.

      Jesus Carrillo
      IT

      Jesus Carrillo is a Systems Architect with 15 years of experience in several IT fields providing guidance and implementation plans for start-up companies. His interests include nature preservation, social justice, and Science and Technology.

      Jonathan Ong
      Contributor - Special Events

      Jonathan Ong manages special sections and supplements. He’s a resident of Pasadena, a PUSD graduate and a current USC student. Jonathan is passionate about swimming, social justice and preserving the environment.

      Julia McWilliams
      Food Review

      We can only reveal a few details about the identity of our food critic so we can provide you with an unbiased and honest review. She has been around food — quality food — all her life and has impeccable taste as evidenced by her own fabulous cooking. She visits restaurants and eateries with no bias or expectation. 

      The day our critic’s identity is accidentally or intentionally revealed will be the sad day we part ways. In the meantime, her pen name is Julia McWilliams, a nod to her favorite aunt and a famous idol chef.

      Chris Wood
      In Memoriam - Copy Editor, Writer

      Chris Wood was an adjunct instructor of English. He held master’s degrees from California Institute of the Arts, Marshall University, and Florida State University. He enjoyed reading and writing poetry in addition to writing articles pertaining to the movie industry and its aspects. Chris passed away in July 2020. He will be missed.

      Robin Southworth
      In Memoriam - Proofreader, Contributor

      Robin Southworth was a blogger, tweeter, and Pinterest-pinner. She was also an experienced knitter who never met a knitting pattern she couldn't futz with for the better. She held an MFA from CalArts and a BA from Sacramento State University. Robin passed away in May 2023. She will be missed.

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