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  • PUSD Task Force Recommends Drop Out Reduction Strategies

    Board Members Join With Educators, Community Leaders to Lower Drop-Out Rate The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education adopted recommendations aimed at reducing the dropout rate by 50 percent and increasing graduation rates district-...
  • A Timely Death

    Timing is everything, even in death. For some, the year 2010 will be a good year to die because persons dying in 2010 can pass their entire estate to their heirs free of death taxes! You might ask "what are death taxes"? Death taxes, also known as estate...
  • San Gabriel Valley Black Business Association...

    . . . Presents Lieutenant Rodney D. WallacePasadena Police Department, President - San Gabriel Valley Chapter of N.O.B.L.E.Discussing The Relationship Between Local Business And Law Enforcement June 25, 2010 • 1 pm — 3 pm, 236 West Mountain Ave...
  • Farmers Class-Action Lawsuit Attracts Thousands

    The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association Incorporated (BFAA Inc.) filed a recent Motion To Intervene on May 19, 2010, in the class-action lawsuit otherwise known as The Black Farmers Lawsuit. This organization seeks intervention on behalf of Afr...
  • Fire Retardant to be Sprayed Around Rose Bowl Stadium

    Brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium will be treated with the wildland fire retardant Phos-Chek on Wednesday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to early afternoon. The Pasadena Fire Department will take this proactive approach to diminish potential hazards d...
  • Assemblymember Portantino’s ‘911 Immunity’ Legislation Passes First Senate Committee

    Assembly Bill 1999 protects teens seeking medical help for intoxicated friends SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill encouraging teenagers to seek emergency medical help for underage drinkers passed its first Senate Committee today on ...
  • Summertime Blues

    Summertime is the time of year when young people traditionally find work and go to summer school or summer camp. This summer all of the above seem to be dead issues. The summer jobs are seemingly nonexistent because of the bad economy. Summer schools are ...
  • Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators Honors PUSD Graduates

    Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators (PAAASE) sponsored the sixth annual Rites of Passage Ceremony for PUSD graduating African American seniors on June 6, 2010 at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena. Graduating A...
  • Refresh your resume for optimum performance

    (ARA) - Is your resume working for you? There's never been a better time to take a close look and make sure it is. With today's high rate of unemployment, many Americans are competing in a tight job market. Will your resume grab the attention of a prospec...
  • In the Pasadena Kitchen

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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The best sports fans are the ones who enjoy suffering. They are the ones who are miserable when their favorite player or team is not doing well. They are the ones who enjoy having their hearts broken, and then having to "Wait until next year." Most baske...
  • Mothers and Daughters

    As a school board member, my springs are full of events for graduating seniors. Many civic and fraternal organizations host scholarship awards luncheons and I found myself at such an event not long ago. I recognized one of the recipients, a bright young ...
  • A Testament to the “Real Men” in My Life!

    Last Sunday, the pastor referenced a scripture from I Timothy 6:20, "Guard what has been entrusted to your care." In reading this scripture, I was reminded about the men in my life, starting with my great uncle Felix, who raised me as his granddaughter, ...
  • Thinking Through Our Crises

    As we near the close of another month, the crises in our nation continues to affect each of us. Now more than ever it's time to focus on the present as well as the next decade of decisions that will measure and determine the outcome of a new and upcoming ...
  • Problems Created by “The Right of Survivorship”

    In my practice I am confronted on a regular basis by a common problem – the use of joint tenancy deeds to create joint interests in real estate without a full understanding of the impact of joint tenancy. Joint tenancy, by legal definition, carries with...
  • Have You Protected Your Family?

    Taking time to look closely at your family's financial protection should not be taken for granted. Have you ever thought through scenarios with your absence, could your family continue their lifestyle or would they be at the mercy of family and friends? T...
  • Father's Day: Three Qualities That Make Dads Great

    As we recognize fathers everywhere, parenting and education experts Laura and Malcolm Gauld share some words of wisdom about what they've seen work best for dads who are successful in their parenting. As the president and head of family programs of the H...
  • Interracial Marriages: Blacks are the Last Choice of Other Groups

    Most news stories about a new study showing that 22 percent of Black male newlyweds and 9 percent of African-American females marry outside their race neglected to report another major finding: When Whites, Hispanics and Asians decide to marry outside the...
  • Things Fall Apart - The BP Oil Spill

    William Butler Yeats did a good job of capturing a harrowing pandemonium in his poem, The Second Coming. He wrote, in 1919 and published in 1920: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is lo...
  • Obama’s Oil Spill Leadership

    The charge that the oil spill in the Gulf is Obama's Katrina is bogus because there was no comparison between the swift manner in which he deployed his administration to deal with the crisis and Bush's approach to Katrina. The oil explosion happened on A...

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