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  • 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...
  • “Mudbound” is 2011 One City, One Story Selection

    The book selection for Pasadena's Ninth One City, One Story community reading celebration is Hillary Jordan's novel "Mudbound." Jordan's prize winning debut novel tells the story of two families and their struggles in post World War II Mississippi as the...
  • Hillsides Children’s Charity Announces Holiday Toy Drive

    Provides Pasadena Residents With Opportunity to Make a Difference Beginning Friday, December 3, Pasadena area residents can help brighten a child's holiday season by donating new, unwrapped gifts and toys at select local Starbucks. Hillsides, a Pasadena...
  • Property Taxes and Estate Planning

    Unlike residents of some other states, Californians are privileged to have several favorable rules regarding property taxes. The biggest advantage is Proposition 13 – the initiative passed by voters in 1978 to keep people from being priced out of their...
  • Techniques to Get You Burning and Building!

    How often do I get asked the following: "Lee Ann, what exercise do I do to lose this?" Then they point to their mid-section, thighs, butt or upper arm! Well, the answer to that question I usually formulate in two parts: First, there are specific exerc...
  • Sarah Palin’s Insulting Black History Lesson

    African-Americans do not need Sarah Palin to lecture us about black history. In her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, Palin -- who soared to prominence by demonizing President Obama, mischaracterizing civil rights leader...
  • Blacks Who Are Turning Things Around

    Ford Motor Company has had a successful business turnaround. The century-old corporation's rebound is a great American story in which Blacks played pivotal roles. The way Ford went from a $12.7 billion loss in 2006 to a $2 billion profit in three years ...
  • Excerpts from President Obama's Statement After Meeting With Bipartisan Leadership

    [Room 430, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 11/30/10, 12:50 P.M. EST] THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. By the way, for those of you who are curious, we're using this room because we've got about a hundred volunteers decorating the White House. S...

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