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  • PUSD Districting Taskforce Announcement

    Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Altadena Public Library in the Community Room, 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001. The Pasadena Unified School District Districting Taskforce encourages you and your community group or org...
  • Property Tax Initiative Enters Circulation

    Requires Assessment of Most Commercial Property Every Three Years. Provides Tax Reduction for Homeowners, Renters, and Businesses. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced that the pro...
  • Send Letter to Keep our Post Office Open

    This is a time when our community must come together.  You may use this letter example to voice your preference to keep our post office open:   January 17, 2012 Mr. Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster GeneralUnited States Postal Service475 L'enfan...
  • Portantino’s Bill to Expand Whistleblower Protections Passes Key Committee

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill to provide Legislative staffers with the same protections from retaliation as other state employees, has passed its first legislative hurdle. AB 1378 was approved today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a unan...
  • The Cost of Not Having a Power of Attorney

    We made it. It's 2012, and God has given us another chance to get our affairs in order. I have sounded the alarm for many years, instructing my family as well as the public, of the importance of having a Living Trust, Advance Healthcare Directive, and a D...
  • “The American Deficit: Where Do We Go From Here?”

    "There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it. Not too many years ago, Dr. Kirtley Mather, a Harvard geologist, wrote a book entitled Enough and to Spare. He set forth the basic theme that fa...
  • Resolve to Lighten Your Load in 2012

    "But I am not a hoarder!" How many times have I said, I mean heard, that phrase? As Americans, we can accumulate an awful lot of stuff. That's okay -- it is our right to have as much stuff as we want. An issue comes into play, however, when our heirs have...
  • Five Mistakes People Make in Choosing a Tax Preparer

    Did you know that you are legally responsible for everything on your tax return, even if another person prepared it for you? Did you also know that your tax return paints a unique picture of your financial situation that you can use to make smart financi...
  • Top Ten Tips to Make your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer

    It's no surprise how often we use our cell phones. Whether e-mailing, Facebook status updating, or Angry Birds slinging, it seems that we always need to recharge. Cell phone battery life technology has lagged other advancements, such as high resolution di...
  • You Give First

    Let us start at the end. "You cannot ask someone else to give until you have made your gift first." Now, for the beginning. When considering how to secure funds for a non-profit organization or institution, many people first think about "rich" people who...
  • Grants Funding Information at Your Fingertips at Flintridge Center’s Philanthropy Resource Library

    Flintridge Center's Philanthropy Resource Library is a special library offering free access to comprehensive grants research tools and extensive resources geared to the nonprofit sector. Located at 236 West Mountain Street, Suite 118, in Pasadena, the Lib...
  • Assemblymember Portaintio Will Join the UC to Announce Landmark Student Fellowship Program

    "University of California Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders" Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D – Pasadena) will join with University of California officials as they announce a groundbreaking summer partnership between UC and the His...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    MEMORIES OF MUHAMMAD ALI It was my misfortune to be in New York City, on March 22, 1967. However, there I was doing Booth Duty at a Trade Show, in the Coliseum Building. The show was closing at 6 PM, and my brother, Mr. New Yorker, showed up unannounced....
  • Okay, Enough with the Cold, Already

    Some things in life are so enjoyable you hope they linger forever. Other things, you hope disappear faster than they came, like relatives during the holidays. Why is it they come in faster than they go out? Don't get me wrong. I love my relatives. But I ...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Willie came home with two black eyes. "Fighting again," sighed his mother. "Didn't I tell you to count to one hundred before you fought?""Yes, ma'am," he said. "But Jimmy's mother told him to count just to fifty."Many of us are swift to anger. But not our...
  • Pasadena Post Office Renamed

      On January 14, 2012 Pasadena's landmark post office, located at 281 East Colorado Boulevard, was dedicated to the late Tuskegee Airman, First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall.  Tony Goodall, Lt. Oliver Goodall's grandson, gave an emotional speech...
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Votes to Support Exploration of NFL Interim Opportunity at Rose Bowl

    Chance For Lucrative Defined-Term NFL Tenant Should Not Be Dismissed Without Knowing Terms and Financial Benefits to Rose Bowl, City of Pasadena and Local Businesses Pasadena, CA – At its December meeting, the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber...
  • The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Kicks Off Super Bowl XLVI Weekend . . .

    . . . With Fantasia and the NFL Players Choir Taped before a live audience, Fantasia and Wayne Brady Lead an All-Star Line-Up with CeCe Winans, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Wess Morgan and Hezekiah WalkerNFL Players Choir Celebrates Its Five-Year Ann...
  • Common Sense Safety Tips for Winter Travel

    Plan, Prepare, Buckle Up & Focus on the Road Winter is coming late to California, but it's hitting this week with a vengeance. Record cold temperatures, rain, wind and snow are all on the docket. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reminds ...
  • Cancer Among Minorities with HIV/AIDS

    BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Racial and ethnic minorities in America have been hit harder than white Americans by the HIV/AIDS epidemic–they make up about one-third of the population but two-thirds of all cases. In 2009, Afric...

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