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  • Local Young Lady Competes For The Miss Jr. Teen Pasadena Title

    Briana Salmon of Pasadena was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Jr. Teen Pasadena pageant competition that will take place on Sunday March 18, 2012. Briana learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced t...
  • The Onion: A Misunderstood Vegetable

    If there were ever a misunderstood vegetable, it would be the onion. Constantly removed from burgers, banished from first dates and never allowed to play with the cool food in the grocery cart, the onion is often shunned and perceived as an annoying addit...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    There was a man in a mental institution who was a brakeman on a freight train. One cold night his train stopped, but he didn't go out and swing his lantern as a warning. Another train came along and hit the train. Three men where killed. He escaped, but ...
  • Women’s Day Celebration at First A.M.E. Church

    The public is invited to attend the Women's Day Celebration at First A.M.E. Church, Pasadena, 1700 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA. on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday March 25. The Saturday event will be a half-day workshop entitled "Pearls of Wisdom," fea...
  • Around the World in 90 Minutes

    I was snuggling down in my easy chair with a riveting book in hand when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage shared with me an observation. "I just was thinking," she began very seriously, "that we have not taken a trip lately." We once went to Thailan...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW! We seem to be living in an age where there are more questions than answers. There are a number of things that could happen this week, or they could never happen. Here is my version of a list that many fans are concerned abou...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW! We seem to be living in an age where there are more questions than answers. There are a number of things that could happen this week, or they could never happen. Here is my version of a list that many fans are concerned abou...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Pays Tribute to Community Activist Barbara Bigby Named 44th Assembly District “Woman of the Year”

    Pasadena – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino has chosen Altadena NAACP activist and lifelong educator Barbara Bigby as his 2012 Woman of the Year for the 44th Assembly District. Mrs. Bigby will be recognized during a special session of the State Assemb...
  • Department of Transportation and Pasadena Police Step Up Traffic Enforcement Around Schools

    Motorists need to be extra cautious around Pasadena's public schools and police will be watching to make sure they are. That's the simple, but important, message the Pasadena Department of Transportation and Pasadena Police want to communicate with part ...
  • CAL FIRE Highlights the Value of Planting Trees

    California Arbor Week March 7-14, 2012 Sacramento CA – Trees are an essential part of California's climate and are vital to improving the state's air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building...
  • Scholarship Competition for California High School Seniors & Juniors

    The National Bar Association Accepting Applications for the 2012 Advocacy Competition MetLife Serves as the Platinum Sponsor Washington, DC, March 5, 2012— The National Bar Association (NBA) is accepting applications for the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther Kin...
  • What You Should Know About Estate Tax Laws

    When most people hear about estate tax planning, they assume it is only for the wealthiest taxpayers. However, recent changes in the estate tax laws have been so advantageous to those passing wealth to another generation that it is worth knowing about the...
  • City Reaches Out With Community Needs Assessment Survey

    Two city departments are teaming up this month to make sure Pasadena is providing the important services residents need most. The departments of Human Services and Recreation and Housing have launched a community-wide needs-assessment survey, making it a...
  • "Colored Girls" (Part One)

    Black Women With Power and Influence in America Though Black History is celebrated annually during the month of February, "real" Black History occurs throughout the entire year. The role of Black women down through the ages have always been as the vangua...
  • Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Penalties for Straw Purchases of Firearms

    On Heels of Fast and Furious Hearings, Bill Would Target Firearm Traffickers Supplying Mexican Drug Cartels Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act, which would create a new two-year senten...
  • Legislators Call on CSU to Bring Sunshine to Executive Compensation

    Portantino, Yee: Sunshine has fallen on deaf ears at CSU Sacramento CA – This week marks the observance of Sunshine Week and all across the country there are calls for government agencies to move toward a more transparent and accountable government. Un...
  • African-American and Latinos Highest Risk of Dying From Colorectal Cancer

    Monrovia - In recognition of March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, SET for LIFE and the City of Hope, with grant funding from the CDOC are sponsoring Be Aware! Be Active! Get Tested!, Free Colorectal awareness workshops and FREE Zumba Fi...
  • Black Women Moving the World from Slavery to Freedom

    The names of men who have changed the world are well known through history books that highlight the accomplishments of men from all walks of life. The accomplishments of women are less well publicized although they have always been on th...
  • Top Ladies of Distinction Membership Drive

    The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc (TLOD) is a national, non-profit, service-oriented organization having as the primary objective to mentor teens. The Altadena Chapter of TLOD is having a Meet-and-Greet meeting in a effort to bring in new members on Sat...
  • Barbara Lee Releases Statement in Honor of Women’s History Month

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) issued the following statement today to commemorate Women's History Month: "The celebration of Women's History Month has grown from an idea initiated in Sonoma, California, in the 1970s by the Education Task Force, t...

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