Disruptive Protests Don’t Serve a Purpose

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

Protests around the country, sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent have both helped and hurt the cause of protestors. Protests may be designed to cause discomfort but they also create negative attitudes.  My recent experience tells the story.  My 11-year-old boys and I were caught on the freeway this week in San Luis Obispo, which is in […]

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Repeal the Gas Tax Rally in Pasadena

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

Several hundred people attended a rally and Yes on 6, Repeal the Gas Tax drive in East Pasadena on Wednesday afternoon. The vote of “Yes on 6” will repeal the gas tax which was earmarked for the repair of our roads, but is not actually all going to our roads.   With a huge bright Yellow […]

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What I Saw at the Inauguration

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

The Trump era has begun!  That’s what the news media are telling us.  The Trump era actually began over a year and a half ago when Donald J. Trump, a not so ordinary American citizen, rode down an escalator and announced his candidacy for President of the United States of America from his Trump Tower.  […]

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A View from the Inauguration: Kellyanne Conway Speaks to Women Leaders

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

“Dreams come true! Women can do anything!” That was Kellyanne Conway’s message yesterday morning in front of a group of 250 women leaders, the day before her 50th birthday … and the much discussed inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Kellyanne said she is having a huge birthday party and there is a small swearing in […]

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Wrapping up the RNC–Trump is on His Way

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

Donald J. Trump delivered such a stunning, direct and visionary speech as he accepted his nomination for President of the  USA that reached out to every single American.  His common sense approach, his words, his family, his work ethic, his direct talk are taking us back to our roots as a country.  Bringing us back […]

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From Inside the GOP Convention–“Safety” is the Watchword

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

On the bus to Cleveland … On the bus to Sandusky… We are spending a lot of time on the road back and forth to and from the convention along this 58 mile path each way!  One of the main issues on everyone’s mind for this convention has been fear for safety.  After police have […]

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A View from Inside the CNN/Reagan Library Presidential Debate

Ann-Marie Villicana
Former Pasadena City Council Member and Realtor

In this era of reality T.V., it is inevitable that even the most watched  Presidential debate in history can take on that scripted surreal air.  It definitely was real and probably a bit scripted, but the action was live and exciting! We arrived at 12:30, a bit early, to get a good parking spot before […]

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