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  • Congressman Schiff Reads to Young Children

    Event is Part of Reach Out and Read's Summer of a Million Books Campaign Pediatricians and nurses at Community Health Alliance of Pasadena are sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription – "read aloud to your ...
  • Pasadena Offers After School Recreation

    Youths will soon have twelve school playgrounds to choose from for their after-school recreation and enrichment. Organized by the city of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department, the After School Playground program is a socially active experien...
  • For Whom The School Bells Toll

    On Monday last there was a confusing cacophony swirling all around me. Usually, I'm not one to give vent to the noises around me but this was a little different. I like to pick sides but this time I'm not sure who to root for. Perhaps you can understand t...
  • Education Reform is Still Needed

    The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership announced that education reform must remain a top priority in our school systems throughout California. The Partnership sees education as one of the most important issues for businesses in the San Gabriel Valle...
  • Free Mammograms at Third Annual Health Summit Event

    On Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM, the Third Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Center located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. The event is focused on providing tests and screenings for a variety of ...
  • The Middle Way: A Life in Transition

    "A permanent state of transition is man's most noble condition." Juan Ramon Jimenez Ever feel like you spend your life on fast-forward? I am sorry to admit it, but this has been my default setting throughout much of my life. I seem always to be projecti...
  • Katrina, Five Years Later

    I have a dream that I can go back to my home, that I can go back to New Orleans. I have a dream, a dream filled with hopes. I hope my daddy is safe. I hope we can have a clean New Orleans again, that New Orleans can go back to the way it was. I hope t...
  • Glenn Beck’s Phony Regret

    A day after his "Restoring Honor" rally in the nation's capitol, Glenn Beck said that he regretted calling President Obama a racist. But that new claim looks like another part of Beck's apparent plan to dupe the nation into believing that he is not the d...
  • South Africa Unions Threaten Wider Walkout

    South Africa's biggest labor federation, Cosatu, this week rallied its members to join a strike by about 1.3 million state workers over wage and benefit issues. The strikers include teachers, healthcare workers, police, customs officials and clerks. The ...
  • Media Fears Censorship Under New Government Bill

    South Africa's investigative reporters say they fear a proposed "media tribunal" could end their exposures of public corruption and maladministration by government officials. In the name of allowing average citizens to hold the media accountable, Preside...
  • Indicted Senate Candidate Greene to Stay in Race

    South Carolina Democratic Senate hopeful Alvin Greene plans to continue his run for office despite being indicted on obscenity charges related to an alleged incident that took place on the University of South Carolina's campus last November. According to...
  • Doors of Opportunity Closing

    Somewhere I read that countries usually have few choices on which to spend their limited resources. Someone put it simply by saying it usually is a choice between guns or butter. I would add it's either guns, butter, or education. America under the Bush...
  • Xernona Clayton Celebrates 80 Years with a Festive Birthday Bash in Las Vegas

    [Pasadena, CA - August 28, 2010] Xernona Clayton, the founder of the Trumpet Awards and Civil Rights Walk of Fame celebrated her 80th birthday in the grand style that she is accustomed to and deserving of. The adviser, confidant and personal assistant to ...
  • Mohegan Sun Hosts the Hall of Famous

    The celebration was awesome. The venue was perfect and the invitees were out of this world. They were the newest members of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Mohegan Tribal Chairman Bruce 'Two Dogs' Bozsum began the evening with a spiritual invocation that inc...
  • Romero Calls for Transparency in School District Finances; Questions $578 million Campus for LAUSD

    SACRAMENTO, CA -- Senator Gloria Romero (D – East Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Education Committee, today released the following statement in response to learning of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $578 million campus and echoing the Gove...
  • Portantino Co-Authors Legislation to Stop Further Bell Pay Scandals

    Sacramento – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) is a Co-Author of AB 1955 by Assemblymember Hector De La Torre (D-South Gate) and SB 501 by Senator Lou Correa (D- Santa Ana). Both measures are part of a package of legislation ...
  • Tips For Packing Healthy School Lunches

    (StatePoint) Getting kids to eat healthy can be tricky, especially when you're not with them during school lunchtime. A little creative planning and the right food choices can make healthy eating fun, giving kids the nutrition, energy and stamina they ne...
  • Statement by the Vice President on New CBO Report on Employment and Economic Impact of the Recovery Act

    Vice President Joe Biden today issued the following statement on a new report from the Congressional Budget Office on the employment and economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: "This new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional ...
  • Foothill Unity Center Back to School Event

    12th Annual Free DHelps Growing Number of Local Families Who Can't Afford School Clothing, Supplies, Screenings and More August 19, 2010 – As the tough economy put more and more parents in desperate straits, the youngest clients of Foothill Unity Cente...
  • Bronzelens Film Festival Announces Upcoming Master Class on Producing

    Atlanta, GA— August 2010, The BronzeLens Film Festival announced today that producer Will Packer, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Atlanta based production company, Rainforest Films, will lead a Master Class during the BLFF on Producing, Saturday, Novembe...

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