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  • Knowing What You Want — Just a Plain Cup of Coffee, Please!

    Through the years, I have discovered two important facets of husbandship that has stood me in good stead for many years: a vigorous nod of the head and a rhapsodic "Yes, dear." Flowers don't hurt either. When our recent visit in Ohio concluded, we headed...
  • Trust Administration Basics - Part Two of Three

    In Part One of this series we discussed the initial duties of the successor trustee (manager) of a trust when the person who created the trust passes away. In summary, the successor trustee is to lodge the will, if any, with the court, send a formal notic...
  • SBA Opens Second Round of Applications for Intermediary Lending Pilot Program

    The Intermediary Lending Pilot Program (ILP), which provides long-term loans to eligible non-profit intermediary lenders to finance their lending to small businesses, has opened a second competitive application period. As a result, small businesses, espec...
  • YWCA Greater Los Angeles Hosts 2012 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon

    Organization to Honor Laphonza Butler with 2012 Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) is proud to announce the 2012 Phenomenal Woman Awards luncheon to be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 11:30am – 2:00pm at the Om...
  • Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain

    Many of us have had to make hard decisions in order to survive these past five years. Some have had to take money from a retirement account to pay for daily living expenses, a decision with enormous repercussions, but sometimes you have to make difficult ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Dear Readers, There are days when I don't know what I should write. There are so many things that are happening that I can't cover them all. It is like walking into a buffet with 20 of your favorite foods, but you only have 30 minutes of time available. ...
  • Media Ignores Success of Food Stamps

    The Department of Agriculture recently issued a report showing that food stamps, one of the nation's largest safety net programs, is also one of the most effective. Food stamps were responsible for reducing the prevalence of poverty by an annual average o...
  • Altadena Student Performs on Street Piano

    The pianos are here! Thirty (30) pianos are located throughout Los Angeles County and three (3) are right here in Pasadena - The Playhouse District, Old Town Pasadena and Pasadena Conservatory of Music. They are artistically called "Street Pianos." Seven...
  • Safe Harbor for the Homeless

    Five-year-old Kamari and his three-year-old brother Shamarr clown around in the dining room of the YWCA Family Center in Columbus, Ohio. They and their mother, Stekeshia Harris, slept on cots in the shelter's library for their first three nights there bec...
  • NAACP Lauds EEOC on Updated Criminal Background Check Policy

    New Guidelines Will Protect  formerly Incarcerated Applicants From DiscriminationPeople of Color Disproportionately Represented The NAACP applauded the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) for updating a 25-year-old guidance on criminal ba...
  • Portantino’s Audit Reform Measure Killed (AB 1887)

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) bill to provide sunshine and accountability in legislative budgets and auditing was killed this morning in the Assembly Rules Committee. The vote fell along party lines with 4 Republicans in fa...
  • A Slice of History . . .

    2012 Journal's Women of Achievement, from left to right . . . Seated: Honorees, Dr. Mae Cowan, Ms. Regenia Moses, Dr. Allie Louise Almore-Randle, Mrs. Delano Robinson, Ms. Versie Mae Richardson, and Mrs. Marie Foster. Standing: Journ...
  • John Muir High School Business and Enterpreneurship Students “Dress for Success”

    Students from the Business & Entrepreneurship Academy at John Muir High School will showcase their accomplishments as well as their new professional ensembles, courtesy of Macy's, at a special 'Dress for Success' event on Thursday, May 3, at Pasadena ...
  • Rihanna Says She's Interested in Playing Whitney Houston

    "Extra" host AJ Calloway met up with superstar Rihanna to talk about rumors that she'll play the late Whitney Houston in an upcoming film, and about being honored as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, plus her movie debut in "Battleship." When Ri...
  • A Dead End for Discrimination in America

    U.S. Supreme Court Must Rule Extreme SB1070 Unconstitutional Los Angeles CA– On Wednesday, the High Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of SB1070, Arizona's extreme immigration law. Approved by the governor two years ago, Arizona's law ...
  • Inland Valley Foundation and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Hold Third Youth Leadership Conference

    La Verne, CA – April 28, 2012 – "Where you come from is not who you are or where you will end up," said Pasadena native, James Hutcheson, a senior student at the University of La Verne. James was talking to a group of young men who were attending the ...
  • Curves Will Give Away One Million 30-Day Memberships During National Women's Health Week, May 13 -19 . . .

    . . . The Inaugural National Curves Day is Scheduled for May 17 Curves Partners with Office on Women's Health to Deliver Information and Programs to Pasadena-Area Women Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire) May 1, 2012 - Curves women's gyms in the Pasadena...
  • Mothers Urged to “Speak Up When You're Down”

    May is Maternal Depression Awareness Month Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is encouraging mothers to "Speak Up When You're Down" throughout the month of May, in recognition of Maternal Depression Awareness Mo...
  • Arcadia High School Students Place Third in Nationwide Championship on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

    Washington, D.C. - After three days of simulated congressional hearings that tested their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, Arcadia High School students captured third place at the 25th Anniversary We the People: The Citizen and the C...
  • The Caltech Glee Club and Orchestra Present Carmina Burana on May 18th and 19th, 2012

    Pasadena, CA - April 30, 2012 - The combined forces of the Caltech Glee Club, conductor Nancy Sulahian, and the Caltech Orchestra, conductor Allen Robert Gross, present Carl Orff's ever-popular Carmina Burana in Ramo Auditorium on May 18th and 19th at 8:0...

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