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  • Crisis in the Village... Because of Lack of Unity

    There is a bit of wisdom about leadership that says, "lead, follow, or get out of the way." I tend to follow a leader as long as he or she is moving in the right direction. However, once they move in the wrong direction I either get off the bus or move t...
  • People Are Talking About . . .

    . . . the Community's Warm Reception of Pasadena's New Police Chief, Phillip Sanchez From l-r: Horace Wormeley, Mrs. Deborah Sanchez, Police Chief Sanchez, Mrs. Betty Keller and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard ...
  • Shannon A. Malone Named Principal of Cleveland Elementary

    Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz announced that he has promoted Shannon A. Malone to principal of Cleveland Elementary School. Ms. Malone has led PUSD's professional development office for the last two yea...
  • Trudell Skinner Named Principal of Blair International Baccalaureate School

    Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz announced the promotion of Trudell Skinner to principal of Blair International Baccalaureate School. She is currently assistant principal at Blair, where she has been a me...
  • Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

    Thanks to cherished family traditions like birthday celebrations and presents from Santa and the Tooth Fairy, today's children are often bombarded with gifts from an early age. In fact, many kids begin cashing in on their baby teeth before they've even gr...
  • How To Make Back-To-School Easier On The Whole Family

    (StatePoint) The start of a new school year is a hectic time for families. Between shopping for clothes and supplies, doctor appointments and adjusting to new schedules, parents and children can feel frazzled and frayed. Here are some ways to beat back ...
  • Tournament of Roses® Announces 2011 Rose Parade® Equestrians

    22 High-Stepping Units to Stride Along Five-and-a-Half Mile Parade Route PASADENA, Calif. (August 10, 2010) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses released today the names of the 22 equestrian units to grace Colorado Boulevard in the 2011 Tournament of Ro...
  • "Inmate Toll Busters" Offers Unique Discount Inmate Phone Calling Service

    Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- While in the free world with the cost of long distance telephone calls as cheap as pennies a minute and local calls being free, inmates and prisoners in county jails and prisons must often pay a heavy price to call their love...
  • 43 Pasadena Area Gang Members Arrested in a Multi-Agency Investigation in the Antelope Valley

    The arrests of 43 gang members and associates of a Pasadena-based street gang committing crimes in communities including the Antelope Valley, were announced by Sheriff's Department Division Chief Neal Tyler today. The suspects sought for trafficking coca...
  • PUSD Presents “Preparing Millenials for the 21st Century Workplace”

    Guest Lecture Focuses on Preparing this Generation for College & Careers Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Unified School District's (PUSD) invites parents, educators, community partners, and the general public to Preparing Millennials for the 21st Cent...
  • The Right Supplies Can Help Kids Do Better In School

    (StatePoint) Making sure your kids do their homework, study hard, eat right and get plenty of sleep aren't the only ways you can help them do better at school. One easy way parents can help young students and even teens perform well is by choosing school...
  • Kitchen, Bath Renovations Remain Tops, But Go Lean and Green

    (ARA) - When it comes to adding value and enjoyment to your home, kitchen and bath remodels still remain tops, remodeling and real estate experts say. But how people remodel is changing. High-end renovations, costing tens of thousands of dollars, are dwin...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Hey, it's August and there isn't much going on right now, so I am asking all of you to work with me on this. I wanted to write a column that everyone would like; something sensational that would be discussed around the water cooler. Then it came to me, I...
  • New Seating Enhances Charm of Hastings Butterfly Garden

    Newly donated benches and a chair shaped like a butterfly, along with large boulders arranged for outdoor seating (and climbing), are enhancing the charm of the Butterfly Garden created in May at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasa...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks...Responsibility

    Part II of a Series Responsibility as a wife: As I stated in Part I, [July 29, 2010] you should have learned to be responsible for yourself. You're a big girl now. Hopefully, by the time you meet your man, you have your life together. I didn't. Eac...
  • Searching for the Future of the Black Evangelical Spirit Leadership, Direction and Mentorship

    Since the early twentieth century, modern Evangelicalism has continued evoke elusive and ambiguous meaning. It's meaning, future and direction has been debated by many including within consciously self identified Black Evangelical groups. What Evangelical...
  • How Joint Tenancy Can Lead to Increased Tax Liability

    Trying to save your beneficiaries from the time and expense of probate by adding one or more of them on the title of your property as a "joint tenant" is a dangerous thing. It is true that by adding someone as a joint tenant on your property, your propert...
  • Strategies for Financing a College Education

    Saving for a college education might seem like a daunting task, but it's more important than ever. According to the College Board, the average tuition cost of a year at a private university is roughly $25,000, and public institutions have an average tuiti...
  • Southern California Edison Offers Tips for Keeping Summer Bills Low

    In the wake of the recent heat wave, Southern California Edison (SCE) encourages customers to be more energy efficient now, so they can lower their summer bills. The utility, recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies for i...
  • Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

    With childhood obesity rates on the rise, the absence of physical education in most public elementary schools in our area, and the prominence of less-than-healthy options in our school cafeterias, the lowly brown bag lunch has returned as a healthy option...

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