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  • Seeds From the Sower

    Some mountain climbers attempted to scale the Matterhorn. One narrow passage was dangerously steep. Just as they rounded a sharp curve an angry gust of wind swept down upon them. "Get down on your knees," cried the guide. "That's where you're safe." Wh...
  • I’m In Love!

    I tell my husband all the time that I really love my job! After a 22 year career as a corporate attorney, I began my estate planning practice in 2002. It is hard for me to believe that I have actually drafted or revised over 350 estate plans in the last d...
  • Thinking About Purchasing a Property Under a Short Sale Listing?

    Is it worth submitting offers on short sales? Am I over paying? What are the Advantages in purchasing a short sale versus a regular sale? Have you ever been tempted to write an offer for a Short Sale but heard horror stories? Some buyers will tell you ...
  • Dollars for Scholars

    Scholarship Funds for 2011 Bright Futures Scholars Graduates "Change" to make a change! The Quality of Life Center, Inc. is going around town dropping off "Dollars for Scholars" jars at establishments who are helping raise scholarship funds for the 2011...
  • Vertical Yoga (Or - The Perfect Weekend)

    Rocks, dirt, enlightenment and self-acceptance; that about sums up two glorious days spent in the spiritual vortex just two short hours from here – Joshua Tree National Park - as part of the Sierra Club Wilderness Training Course (WTC). (If you want to...
  • “The Elephant in the Room”

    I sympathize with the plight of African-Americans, who are being excluded from "the new prosperity" in Pasadena ('Will The Region's Prosperity Pass The Black Community?" February 10, 2011). But let's cut to the chase. No one will talk about the elephant...
  • “Thank You”

    The Pasadena Journal has been a very good friend to me. It has published my many letters and announcements of shows for years and has now published a very fine article by Cameron Turner. Many thanks to Cameron and the Journal for this article. I would a...
  • Redistricting: The Next Chapter in the Voting Rights Struggle

    Since the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and penned the United States Constitution, the issue of voting rights has been very contentious. While the right to vote is the very cornerstone of democracy, poor white men, blacks, women...
  • Blacks Hanging On Life Support

    Blacks must fund their own economic liberation. How long will Blacks depend on others for economic oxygen? We must learn economic CPR and resuscitate ourselves. Almost every major event held by Blacks in Los Angeles, California, was cancelled last year du...
  • The "Ghetto Rich" Trap

    An L.A. judge has ordered rap star, Game, to pay a jeweler $91,000 in back payments, fees and interest on some high-priced bling. Game got sued by Lemmerman's, Inc. because he couldn't keep up the payments on several chains and bracelets: a $15,000 whit...
  • Business Groups Back Asmb. Portantino’s Tax Relief for Small Employers

    Bill Offers Tax Credit for Workers Compensation Premiums Two prominent valley business groups have announced their support for Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) workers' compensation tax credit proposal (AB11) for small employ...
  • Run the Light and Get a Citation

    The Pasadena Police Department is conducting a Red Light Enforcement Program periodically. This enforcement detail will be deployed throughout the City of Pasadena. The hours of operation are usually from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Pasadena Police Depa...
  • Boxer Statement on Republication Efforts to Repeal Health Care Reform

    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) released the following statement today after Senate Democrats defeated the effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "If Republicans had succeeded in repealing health care reform, nearly 450,000 Cal...
  • The Last Chapter of Black History Hasn’t Been Written

    Black History Month is a month of for learning about our past and the contributions of Black people to the land where they were forced to migrate in chains. Being dragged in chains and given degrading names like the N word, we escaped because we were warr...
  • One of the Most Important Medical Professionals You Will Likely Never See

    (ARA) - Start naming all the medical professionals you may run into at a hospital cafeteria: physicians, nurses, pharmacists and maybe a respiratory therapist or a laboratory technician. How about a radiation technician or a surgical technician? Continuin...
  • Quick And Easy Ways To Modernize Your Kitchen

    (StatePoint) The kitchen is the heart of every home. It's where meals are prepared, memories made, and future plans decided. You want a kitchen that retains memories of your past while creating a modern space for your family to grow. "Annual spending on ...
  • Unemployed Last Year? How to Get the Tax Breaks You Deserve

    (ARA) - At the end of 2010, 14.5 million people were unemployed and many more were out of work at one time or another throughout the year. In preparing 2010 tax returns, people who've been unemployed should make sure they are getting every available tax b...
  • How to Ensure a Long Life for Your Small Business

    (ARA) - At age 68, Rodney L. Walker advises young businesses to do what he is doing: change with the times. Before he served 21 years as a judge, Rodney L. Walker set up his first business - a law office - with two electric typewriters. His son Barry was...
  • Employer Advice: How to Work with Colleges to Find Dream Employees

    (ARA) - Class is always in session if you're a company looking to gain a strategic edge in hiring entry-level college graduates. The pool of work-ready college graduates is as high as ever, but current financial conditions have forced the bar even higher ...
  • Tax Tip: Your Health Plan May Qualify You For a Deduction

    (ARA) - If you are doing last-minute tax planning, check to see if you are eligible for an attractive but sometimes overlooked deduction that can help you save money. Taxpayers who are covered by high-deductible health insurance plans, either individually...

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