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  • West Nile Virus Found in San Gabriel Valley

    A dead crow from the city of Sierra Madre has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first indication of WNV activity in the San Gabriel Valley this year. Mosquitoes trapped in the area today will be tested for virus. Results from this tes...
  • Who Owns the Vision?

    This column is directed to executive directors and CEOs of non-profit organizations, presidents and chancellors colleges and universities. Is your vision statement long and flowery? Or does it have more of a business tone? Can someone differentiate your ...
  • Fast Foods and Lack of Exercise is Destroying Our Children’s Health Too!

    Cherry Marie, a Los Angeles Resident and a Healthy Children Advocate penned her new children book, The President Eats Vegetables. Cherry states, "Since our children are our future, then let's change the health status of our children by Any Means Necessary...
  • Florida is Again the Laughing Stock of America

    When it comes to national elections, no state makes a bigger fool of itself than Florida. The Sunshine state was at the center of an 1876 controversy over the presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel L. Tilden. By t...
  • Strong Opposition to Consolidating Pasadena's Mack Robinson Mail Processing and Distribution Center

    Yesterday, Representatives Judy Chu (CA-32), Grace Napolitano (CA-38) and Adam Schiff (CA-29) urged U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to reconsider his decision to close Pasadena's Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and the ...
  • Statement by the President on the Paycheck Fairness Act

    This afternoon, Senate Republicans refused to allow an up-or-down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a commonsense piece of legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act and give women more tools to fight pay discrimination. It is incredibly disapp...
  • Best Fatherhood Practices: By Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

    Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, has issued a "Call to Action" for fathers and brothers of the Fraternity to lend a hand in improving the well-being of children in our communities and elsewhere. With that nudging, the ...
  • Find Summer Fun, Fun, Fun With Pasadena’s Public Library And Recreation Departments

    Summer fun for all ages can be found inside the Pasadena Public Library or at Pasadena's great local parks where a myriad of activities are being offered by the Human Services and Recreation Department. The Pasadena Public Library's annual Summer Reading...
  • Pasadena Deltas Present a “Celebration of Excellence”

    On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Altadena Senior Center was filled with community members, elected officials, school personnel, family and friends as the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted its annual reception in honor of th...
  • Remembering Juneteenth . . .

    I was a boy growing up in Sweetwater, Texas, I remember "Juneteenth" as a very big day of celebration for the African Americans in our town. And it still is a very big day of celebration for African Americans because Juneteenth is celebrated as Black Inde...
  • Juneteenth Worthy of Celebration

    Most of us learned in school that President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Word that slaves were now freed spread through the Union and most of the Confederacy, though most slave owners did not follow Lincoln's order. How...
  • Back In The Day – Your History

    (NNPA) — We have all heard the expression, "If you don't know your history, you will repeat it." And, there is good reason for us to remember one particular period of our history - Juneteenth. It marks the anniversary of the date the slaves in Texas wer...
  • Fourth Annual “JUNETEENTH” Festival & Open House

    Offers Free Entertainment at Jackie Robinson Community Center, June 16 Pasadena, CA —Come enjoy afternoon of wonderful entertainment, games, Pasadena history telling and fun for children at the Fourth Annual Juneteenth Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ...
  • A Tribute to My Dad — Booker T. Burnett

    He started working puzzles at the age of twenty – and made this a daily habit. He read the newspaper every morning until his death. He never failed to eat and enjoy his breakfast. He enjoyed entertaining guests in his home – by preparing and servi...
  • Free Workshops for Social Media Marketing Strive to Maximize Business

    HUTdogs Teaches Businesses New Media Tricks Monrovia, CA –(May 23, 2012) -– Learn to master the basics of online Social Media Marketing Tools at a free workshop for community businesses and nonprofits sponsored by Constant Contact on June 27, 2012. H...
  • It's Not My Father's World Anymore

    Celebrating another Father's Day without my father, I cannot help thinking about how much has changed since he died. If he were to return today, he would find things quite different. In all reality, this is not my father's world anymore. I might just as...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Faith is the opposite of fear. When we have hearts that are filled with faith in God, fear has a difficult time finding a place in our lives. Because this is true, we must ask ourselves, "What can we do to fight against fear? How can we keep a calm heart...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The Miami Heat vs the Oklahoma Thunder The Wait is Over - Championship Basketball is Here! For the past few years, Many NBA Fans have been hoping for a Championship Series that pitted LeBron James against Kevin Durant. They are now arguably the two best ...
  • Southern California's Largest Fireworks Show Marks the 86th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Rose Bowl with Special Honors Being Given to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

    Pasadena, CA - Featuring thousands of aerial fireworks and ground effects, this year's AMERICAFEST 2012, Southern California's largest Independence Day fireworks show, will mark the 86th annual Fourth of July celebration at the Rose Bowl and will pay spec...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to Address the National Association of Black Journalists at Annual Convention

    Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2012) - Vice President Joe Biden will address members of the National Association of Black Journalists, (NABJ) at the 37th Annual NABJ Convention & Career Fair next week in New Orleans, LA. With more than 2,500 journalists ...

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