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  • Junior League of Pasadena Promotes Fitness and Community Involvement

    The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. helped to make the community a little more charitable, and more fit, when it attracted hundreds to the Rose Bowl on Feb. 27 for its second annual Community Expo and 10K/5K/Kids K events. The event was created to promot...
  • Cultural and Education Exchanges

    On March 10th, Blair High School and No. 161 Middle School of Beijing, China held their 11th year of cultural and educational exchanges between the schools. Fifty-four students and their director, Mr. Liu and a few teachers, spent an afternoon at Blair vi...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Barry Bonds must feel like The Fugitive. He was accused of perjuring himself in a steroid investigation, way back in 2003. At that time, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig behaved as if he thought that Bonds might be the only baseball player using illegal substan...
  • Celebrating Elder Christopher and First Lady Heather Bourne . . .

    . . . Pastor and Wife Anniversary The Bethlehem Church of Christ ‘Holiness’ family would be honored to have you join us on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate Pastor Christopher and First Lady Heather Bourne’s 9th Anniversary. Our...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    When Mother Theresa of India saw people dying on the streets, she carried them into her home, and she cared for them until they died. But a strange thing happened. When the people with terminal diseases were cared for, they felt the love of Christ. Hope ...
  • Nineth Annual Palm Sunday Peace Parade

    On April 17 at 3:00 p.m., marchers in the annual Palm Sunday Peace Parade will gather outside Messiah Lutheran Church at 570 E. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena for the ninth time.  These committed individuals will come together to march in witness aga...
  • Community Health Fair

    The Bethel Church of Pasadena is sponsoring a “FREE” Community Health Fair on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Health care professionals will be conducting blood pressure, diabetes and HIV screenings. Additional presentations in...
  • Care and Custody of the Estate Plan

    There are three core documents to a good estate plan: (1) a revocable living trust or, in very limited circumstances, a will; (2) a durable power of attorney; and (3) an advance health care directive. But estate planning doesn't end with getting the docum...
  • Avoid Hidden Tax Triggers When Planning for Retirement

    Tax season is upon us -- but before you break out that box of old receipts in search of every last deduction, think about whether you're taking advantage of all the tax benefits associated with saving for retirement. Your nest egg can generally be divide...
  • Six “Fast Food Jungle” Survival Strategies

    Have you gone out to eat at least once this week? Well, it turns out you are not alone, because, according to the National Restaurant Association, “almost 60 percent of Americans eat out for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 25 percent eat lunch ou...
  • Japan and Infrastructure

    I am among the many who are stilled, freighted, and challenged by the tsunami and nuclear power breakdown in Japan.  The tragedy raises all kinds of questions including a very selfish one – what would we do if a tsunami hit the United States? ...
  • Poor Children: Stranded at Sea

    As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass prepared the recent Children’s Defense Fund’s report “Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America, she traveled to the Mississippi Delta, the ravaged cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana, a...
  • Nuclear: The Other “N” Word

    “…have no fear for atomic energy, for none of [it] can’t stop the time…”  Bob Marley (Redemption Song) Within the African American community, contrary to conventional wisdom, there are two “N” words: Nigger and nuclear.  Both word...
  • Don’t Cut Head Start!

    After being urged by President Obama to invest in our nation’s students, you would think our federal lawmakers would do anything they could to preserve a program that sets the foundation for a lifetime of achievement, right?  Wrong.  Once agai...
  • Tuskegee Airman Dies at 97

    As a member of one of the most prestigious military units, the Tuskegee Airmen, Henry Dawson McCullough, of Point Breeze, was laid to rest last week after peacefully passing on March 5 at the age of 97. McCullough was born on Oct. 13, 1913 in South Carol...
  • Schiff Disappointed in House Vote to Block Federal Funding for NPR

     Today, after the House passed legislation prohibiting federal funding of NPR, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: “I am disappointed that the House voted to block all federal funding for National Public Radio. Public broadca...
  • The Business of Family

    An old African American Spiritual says, “Soon I will Be Done with the Troubles Of this World… I’m Going Home to Live with God.”  Agreed, Christian theology teaches us that when God created this world, the first thing he created was the family...
  • Be On Television! HGTV’S Hit Renovation Show “Professional Grade” is Looking for Savvy DIYers

    Denver, CO (March 16, 2011) - HGTV’s hit renovation show “Professional Grade” is searching for savvy homeowners who think they can renovate a room cheaper and better than a Contractor in Pasadena, CA for it’s 3rd season. In the show, homeowners g...
  • First 5 LA Wants Toddlers To Get More Exercise

    About 22 Percent of 4 year-olds are Overweight in L.A. County Los Angeles, CA – The obesity epidemic is reaching down to the sandbox as more and more children are showing declining levels of activity and are becoming overweight at younger ages.  ...
  • Why Should I Short Sale My Home?

    “Short Sale” has been the new buzz term since the turn of the market in 2007.  Some Realtors® and their buyers and sellers would be surprised to know that fewer than three of five short sales close in California, illustrating the complexity and ...

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