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  • Re: Library Tax

    As I arrived home today, I found a flier stuck in my mailbox from an astro-turf organization called the "Altadena Alliance" urging me to vote for extending the Library Tax. I served on the Altadena Library Board for a decade, and I know the Library receiv...
  • Statement by Dr. Fellow in Response to Press Inquiries

    The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District announced a week ago that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College, would retire from his position effective August 31, 2014. Dr. Anthony R. Fe...
  • California Legislature Approves Assemblymember Holden’s Bill to Recognize President Obama in High School Textbooks

    - AB 1912 -  The California Legislature has given overwhelming, bi-partisan approval to Assemblymember Chris Holden's bill to encourage California schools to teach the story of President Barack Obama's trailblazing election. Today's vote in the Ass...
  • NAACP Statement on the Death of 18-Year-Old Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO

    (Washington, D.C.) – The NAACP has released the following statement on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO. From Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP: "Our prayers go out to the family and friends of 18-year-old Michae...
  • Woman Convicted of Leaving Children Inside Car on Hot Summer Day

    Pasadena, CA — The recent conviction of a woman who left her two young children locked in a car parked on a Pasadena city street on a hot summer day serves as an important reminder that the Pasadena City Attorney/City Prosecutor's Office will rigorously...
  • City of El Monte and Partners to Host Back to School Resource Fair

    The community will come together on August 23 to provide thousands of school supplies to local families so children start the year prepared . . . WHAT: The El Monte community is rallying once again to support children preparing for their first day of sch...
  • Public Invited to Pasadena Idol Teen Singing Competition

    Pasadena, CA — The public is invited to cheer on 10 vocally talented youth as they sing their hearts out during the Pasadena Idol teen talent competition from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014. This free, family friendly event happens at the Garfield...
  • NAACP Returns to United Nations for CERD to Discuss Critical Civil Rights Issues

    Issues of voting rights, felony disenfranchisement, racial disparities in incarceration and racial profiling raised by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) WHO:  Leon Russell, Vice Chairman, NAACP National B...
  • Asian American Civil Rights Organization Calls for Full and Transparent Investigation into Recent Shooting by LAPD of Los Angeles African American Man

    Los Angeles, CA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) expresses sadness and outrage at the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, an unarmed African American man with a history of mental illness, at the hands of the Los Angel...
  • State Lawmakers Approve Holden Bill to Protect California Parklands

    - AB 1767 -  Sacramento: Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) bill to protect parks and wild spaces by increasing fines for dumping and vandalism in Southern California's nature areas has been approved by the state legislature. AB 1767 raises...
  • Angels with Smudges

    (Inspired by the many Mike Browns of the world) All law-abiding adults alive todayCan recall there was a seasonTheir youth was sprinkled with bad decisions And to commonsense it was treason No one is perfect, mistakes are madeBut some mistakes cause fat...
  • Rep. Judy Chu Works to Connect Small Businesses to Foreign Markets

    Ontario, CA – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) joined with Reps. Gloria Negrete McLeod (CA-35) and Mark Takano (CA-41), and the Export-Import Bank to host the Small Business Global Access Forum. The purpose of the event was to provide resources to Southern Califor...
  • "State of Emergency" in Black America

    The Killing of Black Men Continues When will it stop? The police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heals of the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man by a policeman's choke hold in St...
  • District 3 Announces New Social Media Links

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy today announced his office has launched two new social media sites to provide District 3 residents and businesses with news and information about events or issues in the district. The two ...
  • Free Movies About City's Energy Plan

    Pasadena, CA — Will Pasadena harness the power of the Sun; have reasonable energy costs and be kind to Mother Nature too? That's exactly what the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) is exploring at a movie-themed community event this month. PWP c...
  • China Dominated U.S.-Africa Summit

    Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week's U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. was China. That's because the U.S. is trying to catch up with and surpass the Asian superpower. Africa ha...
  • Migrant Children: Innocent Victims of U.S. War on Drugs

    Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting...
  • New Website for Pasadena Unified School District to be Unveiled

    The new and improved website for the Pasadena Unified School District at pusd.us [will be unveiled August 13, 2014]. While it is still a work in progress, this new site will allow for greater functionality and access for all users. Among the features of ...
  • Working at Taking a Vacation

    I don't do vacations well. I have to be pushed and prodded, just about guilt-tripped, into taking time off. Sure, I'll take an hour here, an evening there, to read a book or play word games. But it just about takes an act of God to get me to go play. Yet...
  • Blacks Suffer Because of Shortage of Organ Donors

    Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself "healthier than all get out." So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong. He scheduled a physical with his doctor ...

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