Did you see '42' yet? You should, according to our own Kenneth Turan, and when you do, don't forget that Jackie Robinson's journey started right here in Pasadena. Major League Baseball's first African-American player was an alumnus of John Muir High School and Pasadena City College, which hosted a special screening of the film on Friday with local leaders and members of the Robinson Family.
The much anticipated biopic wasn't the only tribute to the beloved ballplayer's legacy making headlines this week. The city of Pasadena recently received approval for a $6 million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to renovate and expand the park that bears his name. Robinson Park will soon feature a modernized community and fitness center.
Ronda Rousey, another pioneering athlete, is well known for being outspoken and opinionated, and this week was no exception. The
Her comments came in response to fellow fighter Matt Mitrione's interview on The MMA Hour, in which he called Fox "a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak," earning himself an indefinite suspension from the UFC. Rousey said Mitrione chose his words "extremely poorly" but nevertheless agreed with his overall point: "It's an advantage. I don't think it's fair."
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--Peter Madden, Times Community News