In addition to some straightforward journalistic related news sources, I’ve also included some additional local flavor news which includes town councils, the chamber of commerce, historical societies, etc. which have websites that produce feeds with occasional news items.
Going forward you can see these sources aggregated on my following page.
For those who are interested I’ve created an OPML file which contains the RSS feeds of all these sources if they’d like to follow them as well. Naturally most have other social media presences, but there’s usually no guarantee that if you followed them that way that you’ll actually see the news you wanted.
If anyone is aware of other sources, I’m happy to add them to the list.
Here’s the initial list of sources:
- ColoradoBoulevard.net – Daily news and events magazine for Pasadena and Greater Pasadena area.
- Pasadena Now – Where else can you get this much daily news and information about Pasadena?
- The Outlook – Local news for Pasadena, La Canada/Flintridge, and San Marino areas
- Pasadena Independent – Relevant Pasadena news to engage the community
- Pasadena Weekly – Greater Pasadena’s Free News and Entertainment Weekly
- Pasadena Star News – Local news source for Pasadena and the surrounding area providing breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, things to do, opinion, photos, videos and more from the west San Gabriel Valley
- Pasadena Magazine – Pasadena is the bi-monthly magazine of Pasadena and its surrounding areas – the diverse, historically rich and culturally vibrant region.
- Altadena Chamber of Commerce – News and information from the Altadena, CA Chamber of Commerce
- The Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Journal – Serving the Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley | A locally owned and operated independent African American newspaper
- Altadena Town Council – Proudly Serving Our Community
- Altadena Now – Local news for Altadena, CA
- Altadena Patch – Local news and events from Altadena, CA Patch.
- Altadena Heritage – Altadena Heritage Advocacy and Preservation
- Altadena Filming – A resource for filming in Altadena.
- Altadena Historical Society – AHS, a non-profit organization, was founded to gather, preserve, and make available information about the people, places and events that have shaped our community in the past.
9 thoughts on “Following local Altadena and Pasadena News”
@pasindependent I tried to subscribe to your RSS feed, but it redirects to your homepage instead of any type of xml or feed file.
@lpachter I get the impression that you follow some of this relatively closely. Caltech news is certainly worthwhile given the impact on local economy. Have I missed anything else good?
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@PasadenaGov You’ve got a lovely and simple WordPress site that has the built-in functionality to put out news via RSS. Why have you shut it off?
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Congratulations both to and on the new publisher!
I’ve recently begun reading a variety of more local news sources, most of which are built on the WordPress CMS, as is your publication. As a digital native, I often prefer reading my news via RSS feeds, but I find it surprising that many local SGV sources have (accidentally?) broken or are mismanaging their feeds.
I notice that the Alhambra Source’s main feed only contains the “News Round up” articles which primarily feature news in other outlets. While this type of advertising for and promotion of others’ work is nice, I’m subscribed to many of them already and would prefer a single feed with all of the Alhambra Source’s own original work instead! In fact, because I automatically subscribed to the AS’s main feed without looking at the site first, I was under the mistaken impression that it only did aggregation rather than original reporting, an impression which is obviously the opposite of reality.
Because a “main” feed is not available, I’m forced to subscribe to 8 separate feeds to attempt to get all of the great work coming out of AS. This feels like a bit much and could be easily fixed on your back end. A better solution would be to have your main feed include all of your articles (perhaps including the News Roundup), and then still provide the separate category-based feeds for those who are only interested in the subsections of news. (This would typically be the default for an out of the box WordPress installation.)
Finally, I’ve noticed that your feeds don’t include any of the photos featured in the articles, which is a shame since the site has some generally nice photography (particularly in comparison to competitors) to go along with the stories.
If you need any technical help, I’m happy to assist as I’d love to see better local news and events coverage in the Pasadena/SGV areas.
Thanks for your suggestions and for reading us! Are you subscribed to our newsletter? We don’t optimize for RSS feeds at the moment.
From what I can tell, it would appear that someone tweaked your feeds at one time and then abandoned them. If you rolled back to the WordPress out-of-the-box default, you’d have an excellent and flexible solution. My guess is that even an intermediate WordPress developer could do it in under 20 minutes. My suspicion is that you’ve got a simple plugin that’s causing the wonky behavior right now–removing it would also remove a chunk of custom code and speed up your site at the same time. I’m happy to help if you don’t have someone on staff for these types of changes.
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