Larry Wilson, The Sun

Larry Wilson

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Pasadena, CA, United States

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Past articles by Larry:

‘A History for the Future’: MOCA, 40 years on – San Bernardino Sun

The wild artistic, financial, development and civic wrangling that led to today’s Grand Avenue. → Read More

RIP Bill Galloway, a Pasadenan of elegance and great grace

The world could use another one. → Read More

A new group tries to save democracy from Trumpism

Countering the breakdown of democracy. → Read More

Barger, Holden supervisor race creates an Angeleno conundrum

The March 2024 Board of Supervisors election is going to be between two really interesting human beings. → Read More

I’ll bet you a martini Adam Schiff is our next U.S. senator – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Smart, moderate and gracious. → Read More

Inevitably paying to park on streets of Pasadena’s Playhouse Village – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Old Pasadena was the first of the city’s three main shopping and dining districts to fall. Then came South Lake Avenue. Now, inevitably, same as the daffodils are blooming all over town in this false spring of February, before it really gets cold again, it’s the Playhouse Village that is considering installing parking meters throughout its Central Pasadena, Colorado Boulevard-centric streets… → Read More

San Gabriel Valley again gets the shaft on funding Gold Line to Montclair

When late last month the Gold Line failed to receive any of the state funding its overseers had applied for to able to extend tracks to the light rail’s logical near-term terminus in Montclair, just east of Claremont, spilling over the county line into San Bernardino, finally closer to its long-term logical end at the Ontario airport, had the transit needs of Los Angeles once again prevailed… → Read More

Cristina Garcia is still saying basta! to graft

“In retrospect, the recall we led with BASTA was the easy part.” → Read More

Put P-22 on postage stamps to honor a big cat’s wild life – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Is the late P-22, the mountain lion who formerly, famously, called Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills home, worthy of gracing a United States postage stamp? Of course he is. It’s true that he was a cat, if a very big one, and not an illustrious person. He wasn’t, to list some of the people who are currently on the forever stamps you can buy at the Post Office, Katherine Graham, the hallowed… → Read More

Paying student athletes to play

Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, is the perfect legislator to carry his recently introduced College Athlete Protections Act, which would pay athletes in big-bucks programs in California universities up to $25,000 a year for playing their game. That’s because Chris is one of the few lawmakers — the few anyones — who’s been there. Over a four-year career — yes, he graduated — playing… → Read More

Mini golf tilts at Brookside windmills in the Arroyo Seco

When we think of miniature golf, insofar as we do ponder the subject at all, we think of knocking the little purple slightly dinged-up ball with a crummy blade putter down the concrete chute through the slowly turning blades of a tiny windmill, watching it carom just so off the low curb, heading inexorably through the dogleg and then yes! plopping unaccountably smack into the hole to high-fives… → Read More

Congressional ethics take a huge hit

House hobbles the Congressional Ethics Office. → Read More

What a drag it is, being a drag scold

Shakespeare, in this dystopia, would have been banned. → Read More

Suit against Pasadena Unified over closing schools is just wrong

It’s not easy, being a San Gabriel Valley school board member → Read More

Flag football puts the fun back into the game

Football, played right, can be really, really fun. → Read More

The mayor and the actor, hoofing it at the Rose Parade

On television, at least — the way I took in the Rose Parade this year, having given some prime grandstand tix away to a friend with an almost 3-year-old, the perfect age for loving a parade — it seemed as if Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and his buddy, restaurateur and actor Danny Trejo, were choosing to walk instead of ride in an open car as they passed in front of the television cameras and… → Read More

‘Turning the corner’ with Tournament of Roses 2023 creates a new spark of enthusiasm

With family roots in the parade and in covering it, columnist Larry Wilson reflects on the moment. He finds a spark of renewed enthusiasm in the parade’s 2023 theme and the impact of the para… → Read More

Why won’t GOP leadership call out Santos’ lies? – Orange County Register

Like another (fictional) Long Islander, Gatsby, the whole tale is made-up. → Read More

Flying off the Angeles Crest with a satellite angel watching from above

A soothing recreational drive up and down the Angeles Crest Highway has been a balm for the soul of San Gabriel Valley motorists ever since the road into our mountains was completed in 1956. And for our wildly energetic cyclist sisters and brothers, it’s an amazingly vigorous ride up to Red Box and beyond, and a crazy-fast coast down. The vistas of the San Gabriels the trip offers. The vrooming… → Read More

RIP P-22, alpha cat of all the Angelenos

It’s a lesser Christmas without him. → Read More