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  • New Website for Pasadena Unified School District to be Unveiled

    The new and improved website for the Pasadena Unified School District at pusd.us [will be unveiled August 13, 2014]. While it is still a work in progress, this new site will allow for greater functionality and access for all users. Among the features of ...
  • Working at Taking a Vacation

    I don't do vacations well. I have to be pushed and prodded, just about guilt-tripped, into taking time off. Sure, I'll take an hour here, an evening there, to read a book or play word games. But it just about takes an act of God to get me to go play. Yet...
  • Blacks Suffer Because of Shortage of Organ Donors

    Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself "healthier than all get out." So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong. He scheduled a physical with his doctor ...
  • How to Curb Distraction During Family Time: No Cell Phone Day

    Five Tips for Enriching Bonds from Musical Maestro Delfeayo Marsalis If you're like jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis family from New Orleans, you appreciate the "old-school" ways of doing things. F...
  • Chronic Pain and Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives

    Physician Offers Four Natural Ways to End the Pain Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicod...
  • “Elyse Sharp’s Two True Passions: Running and Art”

    Elyse Leilani Sharp has two passions as a 14 year old in high school these days, and she excels at both. One is running. This year she made her debut in track earning MVP for her school as well as Soph-Frosh MVP of her League. She placed first in the 4x10...
  • Five Ways to Change How Teachers Function in K-12 Classrooms

    Educational Researcher Says It Will Boost Learning and Cut Costs Less than half of high school graduates who took the SAT in 2013 were prepared for college, continuing a five-year trend. Less than half – 44 percent -- who took the ACT had the reading ...
  • Women’s Equality Day Celebration: The Day Women Received the Right to Vote

    To celebrate Women's Equality Day and the day women received the right to vote, Pasadena Central Library will hold a special screening of Filmmaker/Director Jennifer Lee's "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" on Tuesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. in Cent...
  • Superintendent-President Mark Rocha to Retire

    The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has announced today that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College will retire from his position effective August 31, 2014. Dr. Anthony R. Fell...
  • Julian Fisher Park

    Submitted by Ralph Walker On Saturday (August 2), I attended the ribbon cutting event at the new Julian Fisher Park. Even though the weather was extremely hot, and speeches were yet to be made explaining about who Julian Fisher was and how the funds were...
  • Altadena NAACP ACT-SO Strikes Gold and Brings Home Three National Medals

    From Left to right: Jamael Dean, Chelsea Johnson, Dominique Wright, Lilian Paris, Gabriella Bridgmon, Erin Reeves and Alana Jackson. (Not shown:  Omar Wiseman.) On July 20, 2014, the Altadena Branch of the NAACP ACT-SO (Aca...
  • A Warrior Woman

    By Barbara Perkins, Sisters At The Well, Inc. Founder and President Brenda Marsh-Mitchell's one woman's journey to repair the bridge of love and empowerment for black women, their families and community, will never be forgotten. She was the epitome of a ...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE! Things usually appear to be calm at the center of a hurricane. However, you know that all around you events are going to happen. You just hope with all your heart that they will not be too bad. Many sports fans are trapped in th...
  • Two Words That Changed My Life

    This week is a hallmark in the lives of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me. Forty-three years ago this week, we began a journey that has just become better with each year. That is the benefit of marrying up. Getting married was not something I...
  • You Brought Nothing Into This World . . .

    It is certain, you shall not carry anything out of this world, except maybe your reputation. Did you hear the story about Alfred Nobel? When Nobel's brother died, a newspaper ran a long obituary of Alfred Nobel, believing that it was he who had passed awa...
  • Wells Fargo Grand Opening Saturday, August 16

    Celebrates Community with Stagecoach Photo Fun, Education Grants, Live Entertainment, Child-Safety Fingerprinting, Games, Gifts, and Complimentary Comfort Food Truck Catering Wells Fargo community bank celebrates its newest Southern California location i...
  • Five Tips for Mom’s Back-to-School Sanity

    By Jennifer KeittAuthor of Shake Up Your Life: 30 Steps To Powerful Brilliant Living 1. Heal self-defeating thoughts: "I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!" This was my greatest self-sabotaging thought as a Mom, and I had to heal! As Moms we allow...
  • The First 72 – Don’t Kill Your Fundraising

    Asking for a donation to your nonprofit is one component of fundraising. How that gift is processed once it is received is another. Both are important. Your actions can strengthen a donor relationship, or contribute to its demise. "The First 48" is a TV c...
  • AFSCME Local 858 Labor Picket

    Monday, August 11, 2014   In 2006, AFSCME Local 858 (City of Pasadena employees) negotiated a four-year labor contract (July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2010) that included pay raises each year, the last of which was a 4 percent increase set for July 20...
  • Congresswoman Waters Calls for Thorough Investigation into California Highway Patrol Beating

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement today in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10 Freeway: "In the wake of the recent video showing an African-Amer...

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