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  • Gazpacho – The Perfect Summer Soup

    When most people think about summer, they envision BBQs, pools, the beach and a good tan.  Rarely does soup enter into the picture of a great summer meal.  Who wants a heavy, hot clam chowder when it is 85 degrees outside?  Well, ladies and...
  • Not Guilty or Innocent, That is the Question

    A murder trial in our area that gained international attention involved a young woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. She was facing four counts of murder including the death penalty. After the jury deliberated, they came back and exonerat...
  • Aspires West Summer Program

    “Fun in Learning” Parents, Guardians, Students the Aspires West Program is sponsoring a five-week program to provide academic support in areas of: Mathematics (including Algebra & Geometry, Language Arts (reading, writing, listening and speak...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    WAS THE NFL BLUFFING? It is beginning to look as if the NFL will play a regular-season this year. For a while it appeared that the lockout might last as long as two years. From any point of view that you choose, the NFL Owners seem to be in a very stron...
  • Rose Bowl Game Joins NCAA Football to Host Youth Clinic

    Football Fundamentals, Safety and Character Development Taught to Young Athletes Pasadena, CA - On Saturday, July 16, boys and girls ages five to 14 from Pasadena and the surrounding region are invited to attend the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by t...
  • Defending the Defenseless

    “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.” ~ Psalm 82: 3-4 “The country is offended!”  “Justice has not been served!”  “We must find...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Mrs. Spafford and her four girls boarded a luxury liner for Europe. Enroute their ship what rammed by an iron sailing vessel. Many lost their lives, including the four girls. Nine days later, when Mrs. Spafford landed in Wales, she cabled her husband, ...
  • No Extortion For Debt Ceiling Vote

    "We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation."  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rarely have the divisions in American politics been more clear - or more onerous.  In less than a month, on...
  • Boy Scouts Honor A Quiet Hero

    The greatest evidence of a life well-spent is the heartfelt praise of those who remain behind.  Theodore Braxton Few had an extraordinary impact on Northwest Pasadena and Altadena through his 18-year leadership of Boy Scout Troop 40, a celebrated uni...
  • Democratic Assemblymember Dealt Harsh Punishment For Voting His Conscience on State Budget

    Service to 44th Assembly District Residents to get Unprecedented CutStatement by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino Two weeks ago, I was the lone Assembly Democrat to vote against the amended State Budget.   I did so for the following reasons: ...
  • What’s Going On With MOFAME . . .

    . . . The Men of First African Methodist Church - Pasadena? Partnering with Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Dorsey, the Executive Director of the Pasadena Youth Christian Center, and Reverend Dr. Allen L. Williams, Sr., Pastor of First African Methodist Church-Pasa...
  • Altadena Sheriff's Station Invitation

    The community is invited to meet the captain and his staff to talk about: issues that are important to the community, learn about recent crime trends, how to start a Neighborhood Watch program or just to say “hello”.   Coffee with the C...
  • I Refuse to be Defeated!

    “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:  But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls ...
  • To Pray or Not to Pray, That is the Absurdity

    Occasionally, I hear about somebody objecting to prayer. Usually, it is somebody who has no idea what he or she is talking about. It must be a slow news day when the media highlights this as one of their news stories. I guess nothing else is going on in t...
  • Associated Churches of Christ Holiness Holy Convocation

    Bethlehem Church is hosting its Annual Holy Convocation set to begin Thursday July 14th with prelate Bishop Matthew N. Richardson, guest speaker Pastor David Cross of Liberty Tabernacle Ministries, and Bishop Emery Lindsay of Christ Temple Church. We are...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, and was worshiped by the Romans. In art she’s shown as a beautiful woman, and is usually naked or slightly dressed. Napoleon commissioned the famous sculptor, Dannecker, to do a statue of her, but he refused. ...
  • DD’S Chick and Cat Shack

    Keeping the Soul Food Tradition on North Fair Oaks David McClendon is the owner of Altadena’s newest soul food restaurant. He calls it DD’S Chick and Cat Shack. But there is nothing new about his soul food or his introduction of soul food to the Pasa...
  • Top Five Cooking Tips

    With the decrease of money in our pocketbooks and the increase of cooking show personalities, more and more people are enjoying the wonder of homemade food. While it is a generally accepted rule that homemade cooking is a great way to watch your weight, b...
  • Safety Tips For Swimming Pools

    There are a number of ways for pool owners to enjoy the benefits of their backyard swimming pool without sacrificing safety.  Recent reports have shown that parental oversight is the key to enjoying a safe swimming experience. Taking a few additiona...
  • The California African American Museum to Host Ramon C. Cortines

    Come join Ramon C. Cortines, recently retired superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, in an upcoming “Conversations at CAAM” on July 9th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Cortines, who served two stints as superintendent of LAUSD—has had a d...

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