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  • Employment Training Panel Approves Nearly $7.5M to Train California Workers

    SACRAMENTO – The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's Employment Training Panel (ETP) approved nearly $7.5M in job training projects at its meeting today to upgrade the skills of California workers in industries that include green/clean m...
  • Architecture's New Rising Star

    Woman/Minority Owned Architectural Firm Heads the Modern Wing Project at the Art Institute of Chicago CHICAGO – (December 7, 2010) – Few architecture firms get the opportunity to work with renowned architect Renzo Piano on ground breaking design and...
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion of "If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign to Walmart Stores Across the Nation

    WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new part...
  • State Schools Chief Jack O’Connell Releases 2008-09 Dropout and Graduation Rates

    Achievement Gap Remains Apparent SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today released the annual report on dropout and graduation rates for the 2008-09 school year. In 2008-09, 70.1 percent of public school students i...
  • Lee Statement on November Jobs Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today after the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the November jobs report showing that unemployment increased slightly to 9.8 per...
  • Free Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square December 11 & 12th

    LOS ANGELES –- Adding to the yuletide glee, sans fee, it's the FREE Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square where the heart of downtown transforms into a winter wonderland December 11 & 12, 2010, with snow, live entertainment, the Winter Holiday ...
  • California Small Business Sales In November Up From Year Ago

    (Sales of Small California Businesses In the just-completed month are a bit ahead of the totals compiled in November 2009. But most large counties did not record as many completed deals in November as they did in the same month of last year.) Dublin, CA ...
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

    Pop Singer Coco Jones Visits the Club Twelve-year-old pop singer and actress Coco Jones rocked the Slavik branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena on November 11 with song, dance and a message to her peers to "be themselves." Jones, one of five ...
  • California Gasoline Consumption Increases 1.8 Percent in August 2010

    Jerome E. Horton, Vice Chairperson of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), today released California gasoline and diesel consumption figures for August 2010. Demand for gasoline increased 1.8 percent compared to last year. In August 2010, g...
  • Music Center Extends Deadline for Spotlight Awards Visual Artis Applications

    Extended Deadline is December 8, 2010 LOS ANGELES (November 30, 2010) -- The Music Center has extended the deadline for applications in the Visual Arts categories for the 23rd Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. Visual Arts applications must be rec...
  • Kaiser Permanente's Rose Parade Float Wishes You a “Purrfectly Healthy” New Year!

    PASADENA, Calif., November 22, 2010 -- Kaiser Permanente's Rose Parade float this year is entitled "Purrfectly Healthy" and is a nostalgic look at a momma cat and family playing in a Victorian-inspired garden, gathering vegetables and depicting Kaiser Per...
  • Local Sales Tax Allocations Remain Mostly Flat

    November sales tax allocations to local governments statewide will remain mostly flat compared to those made a year ago, the California State Board of Equalization announced today. For November 2010 allocations, 13 jurisdictions will receive an increase,...
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators 2011 Annual Conference to be Held April 16-20 in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers

    -- The Year 2011 Marks A Shining Moment For The Chicago Chapter And 16 Other Chapters Across The Country -- Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- The Chicago Chapter of the National Forum For Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will host the 2011 Annual Con...
  • Hundreds of Foster Children Celebrate the Holidays at Rosemary Children's Services 18th Annual Foster Family Agency Holiday Party

    PASADENA , Calif. Overlooking the San Gabriel Valley , in the exclusive Via Verde Country Club, hundreds of foster children and families gathered at Rosemary Children's Services 18th Annual Foster Family Agency Holiday Party. The foster children and famil...
  • Asmb. Portantino Continues Efforts to Root Out Waste and Fraud in Government . . . And Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses

    Sacramento – "Getting our budget under control is my top priority this year. Like many Californians, I'm tired of the 'every six month band aides' we've been using for short term solutions. We need to embrace significant budget reform. That's why I'm...
  • Do You Have To Be 'Online' In A Job Search?

    (ARA) - In light of current economic conditions and the increased number of people looking for a job, employers are being forced to re-evaluate and adapt their "traditional" hiring process. Today, job-seekers are not only facing the challenge of finding a...
  • Road Scholar Presents Asa Hillard Award for Lifelong Learning to Dr. Sheila S. Walker

    Dr. Asa Grant Hilliard's Legacy Honored with Award Sponsored by Road Scholar at Annual NABSE Conference Road Scholar is pleased to award the Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning to Sheila S. Walker, Ph.D. The award provides $5,000 toward...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    UCLA-USC-- This figures to be an exciting game. The Bruins and the Trojans duking it out under sunny skies in the beautiful Rose Bowl. I will admit, that at the beginning of the year, all of the local fans had hoped for more. To me, the glass is still hal...
  • Eat, Drink And Be Merry

    I'm often asked at this time of the year - What is the best way to keep the pounds off during the holiday season? And until now I've always provided the standardize answer that you'd hear from most folks like me who think we may know a little something e...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    While a soldier was seated at a table, a couple walked in and asked, "May we sit with you?" "Yes," he answered. All during the meal, the wife who had a long face, wasn't humbly grateful, she was grumbly hateful. Wanting to change the subject, the soldi...

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