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  • 'Bring Back Our Girls': Why We Should Care

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A real war on women, m...
  • Sixty-Year Journey From 'Brown'

    Because I was a horribly ill-behaved child, I found myself shipped from San Francisco to Moss Point, Mississippi in August 1969. My mother's plan was that I'd spend my junior year in high school there and live with my schoolteacher aunt, Annie Mae Randall...
  • Reining in Prom Expenses

    If you've got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Besides food, clothing and school supplies, a whole host of extracurricular activities are competing for a share of your wallet – even as you frantically try to save for college...
  • May 18-24 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

    Pasadena Humane Society Provides Tips for Pet Owners with Children California has the most dog bite insurance claims in the country totaling 1,919 in 2013 according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance. The Pasadena Humane Soci...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    NBA PLAYER BOYCOTT WILL BRING STERLING DOWN! Donald and Shelley Sterling will be permanently banned from the NBA. They will not be banned because they are racist, although they certainly are. They will not be banned because they are nice people because c...
  • Breast Cancer Awareness is Love

    Showing love is a 12-month a year special occasion. We have February for Valentine's Day, May for Mother's Day, October for Breast Cancer Awareness and even December is set aside for showing love and kindness. Although society has designated certain month...
  • Why Did God Give Us Coffee?

    This week I came face-to-face with a genuine dilemma. I had several meetings across town and for some reason I miscalculated and ended up with a 2-1/2 hour gap between meetings. I hate to waste time, but if I drove back to my office, I would simply have t...
  • Your Unintended Heir – The State

    In an age of unprecedented possibilities for social communication and human connectedness, it is almost impossible to imagine anyone leaving this world without a single person to belong to. Not a family member, not an old friend, not even a familiar neigh...
  • Four Tips for Starting Your Own Home-Based Business

    Stay-at-Home Mom and Entrepreneur Shares How-to's Dreaming of launching a business from your home? You'll join an ever-growing number of entrepreneurs, according to a broad new report based on 6,000 surveys. Sixty-nine percent of all U.S. businesses sta...
  • Explore Medicare Before You Turn 65

    Each day, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 – and thereby become eligible for Medicare. But becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in Medicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain p...
  • How Medicare Covers Hospice Care

    Coping with terminal illness can be very difficult, for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That's why I want to pass along some information about Medicare's coverage of hospice care. Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are...
  • The Browning of Public Schools After ‘Brown’

    This is the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision outlawing "separate but equal" schools. And like most major anniversaries, incorrect information surfaces as purported fact, doing a disservice to the accompli...
  • Speech is Not So Free in America

    Have we lost free speech in America? Our First Amendment right for all Americans is free speech. Protesters, journalists civil-rights advocates, street preachers and all Americans have enjoyed the right of free speech. Free speech gets on our nerves if t...
  • Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network Praise NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for Appointing Dick Parsons as LA Clippers CEO

    "We salute the appointment of Dick Parsons as CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. "Dick Parsons has the business acumen and community grounding to lead the Clippers at this challenging time. As one who has known Dick for many...
  • Dr. Eric Walsh Provides Statement . . .

    . . . to City Manager Michael Beck to Share with Public Health Department Employees. Statement From Dr. Eric Walsh [May 14, 2014] - Today I have officially resigned from my position as the director/health officer for the Pasadena Public Health Departmen...
  • City Manager Statement Regarding Dr. Eric Walsh

    Dr. Eric Walsh today submitted his resignation to Pasadena City Manager Michael J. Beck. Dr. Walsh's resignation as Director of the Pasadena Public Health Department and Health Officer is effective immediately. "We appreciate Dr. Walsh's service to the C...
  • National Action Network Celebrates Brown v. Topeka Kansas School Board of Education Anniversary

    New York, NY (May 16, 2014) -  This week National Action Network (NAN) commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. The Topeka, Kansas School Board decision.  This decision was one of the monumental cases that framed the Civil Rights Moveme...
  • Memorial Day Closures and Reminders

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many city services and offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day, a national day of remembrance for the brave men and women of the U.S. militar...
  • Memorial Day Pet Road Trip

    Top Tips for Safe Pet Car Travel Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer for you and your pet. Before you start planning trips to the beach and summer getaways, keep in mind that it's important to plan ahead for pet travel and always keep the best in...
  • Bill to Hit Counterfeiters Where it Hurts Overcomes Committee Hurdle

    Sacramento, CA – California State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton issued this statement upon passage of BOE-sponsored Assembly Bill 2681 (Dababneh) out of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation on May 13, 2014. "This legislation...

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