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  • Colon Cancer Can Be Prevented With Regular Screening

    American Cancer Society Encourages African Americans 50 and Older to Get Tested for Colon Cancer. Learn Your Family's Medical History The American Cancer Society encourages African American men and women 50 and older to make testing for colorectal cancer...
  • Your Unintended Heir – The State

    In an age of unprecedented possibilities for social communication and human connectedness, it is almost impossible to image anyone leaving this world without a single person to belong to. Not a family member, not an old friend, not even a familiar neighbo...
  • A Grandparent’s Day at the Park

    Fun is a relative quantity. One person's fun may be somebody else's drudgery and pain. I know someone, and her name shall remain anonymous, whose idea of fun is rooting through thrift stores all day long. That concept of fun has never darkened the shadowy...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A tourist visiting a castle in Scotland told the owner that he had just seen a ghost in an upstairs corridor. "Did it give you a start?" he asked. "No, sir," he confessed. "I didn't need one!" But why do you need a start to come to the Lord? There's n...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    KOBE BRYANT VS COACH BROWN - IT HAD TO HAPPEN! When the Lakers announced that Mike Brown would be their new head coach, I knew that this was just a conflict waiting to happen. Bryant is one of the best basketball players who ever lived. Unfortunately, fo...
  • Tenth Annual Palm Sunday Peace Parade

    Parade of Fools Every Palm Sunday for the last nine years, members of Pasadena area churches and other community organizations have taken to the streets to march for peace and justice in the Palm Sunday Peace Parade. Begun in 2003, when the U.S. invaded ...
  • Marijuana Initiative Enters Circulation

    Medical Marijuana. Patient Associations. Initiative Statute. Sacramento CA – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced that the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure. The Attorney General prepares ...
  • Huntington Learning Center Honors Local Educators on National Teacher Day

    Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire) March 22, 2012 - On May 8, 2012, Huntington Learning Center of Pasadena is joining thousands of schools, students and communities to celebrate National Teacher Day, honoring educators and the important role they play in ...
  • PVW Set To Host Open House at Adult Development Center and ‘Round About Senior Services Programs

    Montclair CA: PVW, established in 1966 as Pomona Valley Workshop, was formed to assist adults with disabilities reach their potential in vocational and socialization skills in order that they may achieve their highest level of employment and community int...
  • Rep. Schiff: Oral Arguments on Health Care Law Should Have Been Broadcast Live

    Washington, DC – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement as oral argument on the health care law begins today before the Supreme Court: "While we may disagree about the benefits of the health care law that passed more than two years ago,...
  • Public Safety Bill Passes Key Committee . . .

    AB 1527 Bans "Open Carry" of Long Guns Sacramento CA – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's public safety measure to expand on last year's ban on openly carried handguns, has passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a vote of 4 to 2. AB 1527 would...
  • Human Trafficking Tattoo Removal Bill Passes Public Safety Committee . . .

    . . . AB1956 Helps Women Remove "Marks" of Pimps and Abusers Sacramento CA – In the underworld of prostitution, it's not unusual to find pimps marking girls and women with "brands" or tattoos to indicate they are property; sending a message to the girl...
  • Free Kidspace Activities Included with Museum Admission

    Early Childhood Learning Center Story Time:  Daily at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Enjoy some quiet time listening to stories chosen especially for the little ones. Music Time:  Daily at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. Shake rattle and roll with differ...
  • Ida B. Wells: A Crusader for Justice

    Journalist, civil rights leader and reformer Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Her parents and two brothers died of yellow fever when she was fourteen, leaving five young children to the care of the state. Ida demanded that the family b...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Named “Legislator of the Year” California Police Chiefs Recognize Portantino For His Public Safety Advocacy & Accomplishments

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was honored last night in Sacramento by the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) for his public safety measure banning the open carry of unloaded handguns in public places. "As someone wi...
  • What Are Your Legal Responsibilities? An Interview with Attorney Van Turner

    Part One of a Three Part Series What legal issues should you be aware of regarding your involvement with non-profit organizations? Wanting to provide executive directors, board members, employees and volunteers with information, we talked with Mr. Van Tu...
  • President Obama Wants to Strengthen Medicare Rationing Board

    President Obama is doubling down on one of the most dangerous provisions in his 2010 health overhaul law, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which will become Medicare's rationing board. In his proposed budget, the president plans to give grea...
  • State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Teacher Layoff Notices

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement regarding the issuance of thousands of preliminary layoff notices to California teachers: "Teachers across the state have rightly come to dread March 15. Though the v...
  • The American Promise: The Right to Vote

    "Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to ensure that right... The command of the Constitution is plain...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Death Takes Toll on Family

    Sybrina Fulton knows what she will be doing tomorrow. It is the same thing she did yesterday. And the same thing she will do today. "I cry every day," she said Sunday on TV One's Washington Watch with Roland Martin. "I just don't understand. My son's gon...

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