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  • Friends of The Foothill Arts Collective Mix it up at Women’s City Club

    The Foothill Arts Collective (FAC) recently held their Get Acquainted Mixer at The Women's City Club of Pasadena. Approximately 60 guests enjoyed varietal wines, assorted cheeses, and seasonal fruit while learning about FAC's 2012 programming, inclusive o...
  • Cremation Options

    In light of the economic climate and changing attitudes, more families are choosing cremation as a disposition option. We at Woods-Valentine Mortuary assist families in making arrangements for cremation, as well as burial. We were recently asked if we off...
  • “It’s Time for a Check-Up”

    It's tax time! This is the time of year that many of us take stock of our finances. Now that you have gathered your records and are reviewing your finances, it is a good time to review your estate plan. Here are a few questions you can answer to complete ...
  • Is Time a Friend or an Enemy?

    The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were locked in a hopeless Mexican standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, let's say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasn't me. She then looked at ...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity, and every problem is an opportunity. One day a railroad clerk received a box of watches to be delivered to a store. Because of a mistake, the watches were rejected. "What shall I do?" asked the cle...
  • Queens for a Day Treated Like Royalty

    With only two weeks to go before the Journal's Annual Breakfast to honor ten African American women of Achievement, we wanted to do something for these special talented women. Since we knew they were royalty because of their lighting the way for so many o...
  • Ms. Lena Kennedy is 2012 AKA Mother of the Year!

    On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will honor Ms. Lena Kennedy as the 2012 Mother of the Year at their 24th Annual Fashionetta event that will be held at the Glendale Hilton. Ms. Kennedy has a long history ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Coach Bryant? - As unbelievable as that sounds, there are those who say they believe that Bryant is already a great coach. They are conveniently forgetting that for about 16 years, he was one of the most selfish athletes to ever play in the NBA. He took m...
  • Jackie Robinson Day 2012

    "Baseball has done more for the social landscape of the country than any other sport." Those were the words of Hall of Famer Joe Morgan. As we celebrate the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson coming into the Major Leagues, it's a comment that most reflec...
  • Ideal Youth Brings Employers to Students

    Ideal Youth, a Pasadena based youth summer internship program is spearheading, "HEY! How'd You Do That?", a free youth career and resource conference Saturday, May 5, 2012. The conference will take place at the Creveling Lounge in building CC at Pasadena ...
  • Rep. Schiff Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after North Korea launched a missile yesterday: "North Korea's missile launch, despite its failure, is a serious brea...
  • California Teachers Association Endorses Chris Holden for Assembly

    Pasadena, April 12, 2012 - Chris Holden (D), a candidate for State Assembly in the 41st district, has received the endorsement of the California Teachers Association (CTA), his campaign announced today. "Public education in California stands at a critica...
  • Sixteenth Annual Black Writers On Tour Conference is Larger Than Ever!

    Bring The Whole Family—There's Something For Everybody Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the Black Writers On Tour Writers' Conference back to Carson, California—a Los Angeles neighboring city. This powerful one-day event will be held on Saturday, April 21, ...
  • "Ask George"

    Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answe...
  • Scholarship Luncheon and Salute to Mothers Fashion Show

    On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 24th Annual "Fashionetta: Scholarship and Salute to Mothers Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show" at the Glendale Hilton. This event will award the 2012 Sch...
  • Celebrating 90+ Birthdays

    Four amazing seniors in our community celebrated 90+ birthdays last month. Ms. Versie Mae Richardson of Pasadena celebrated her 92nd birthday on March 13, 2012. Ms. Mary Austin Jackson of Lake Elsinore celebrated her 96th birthday on March 15, 2012. Mr. L...
  • Black America, You Ought To Hear & Listen To Somebody!

    Part 1 Black America, I admonish you to listen, hear, and obey words of wisdom. We must create a better financial path for our children. Our parents and their parents worked hard, fought hard, and made many sacrifices to free themselves from slavery. Whi...
  • America’s Public Schools: Still Unequal and Unjust

    Millions of children in America are denied the opportunity to receive a fair and high quality education. In March, the U.S. Department of Education released new information showing that children of color face harsher discipline, have less access to rigoro...
  • Handling Incapacity Through a Living Trust

    My last column addressed the usefulness of a Power of Attorney when a person becomes disabled. A Power of Attorney allows you to designate another person (an "agent") to handle your financial transactions for you should you become incapable of handling yo...
  • Don't Miss these Tax-Saving Opportunities

    The tax filing deadline is looming midway through this month, and many people are rushing to finish their returns. If you're one of them, are you certain that you've taken all the deductions and used all the credits to which you're entitled? The Californi...

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