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  • Assemblymember Portantino’s Bill Banning “Open Carry” of Handguns Passes Key Committee

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino’s legislation to repeal the “open carry” loophole in state law moved a step closer today when the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to approve Portantino’s AB 144. Portantino’s bill makes it illegal to car...
  • Children’s Health on the Chopping Block

    Like many parents, California mother Anne-Marie Skinner knows “accidents happen.”  Her active, athletic teenagers - Constance and Lucas - are both involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and both have unfortunately suffered sports-rel...
  • Are We Thin Enough Yet?

    Between men and women, who would you say has it hardest today in our modern society?  I feel that, in our consumer-driven economy, we women have it worse.  In the world of advertising, women are subject to numerous images of an idealized woman t...
  • DPSS Set to Launch Unprecedented Public Awareness Effort

    The County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is putting the final touches on its May observance of “CalFresh Awareness Month,” the most comprehensive and coordinated effort to increase access and participation in food assistance and redu...
  • PUSD Seeks Community’s Voice in Superintendent Search

    Three Community Forums Scheduled May 4, 5 and 6 The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education seeks the community’s voice on the professional qualities and attributes of the district’s next Superintendent of Schools through community...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    Fanny Crosby lost her sight when she was just a child. But she didn’t allow her misfortune to bring her misery. She turned her trial into triumph, for out of her sightlessness came some of our sweetest songs. One day she wrote, Oh, what a happy soul a...
  • Proper Handling of Bank Accounts

    The bank account is used by many people to deposit funds they receive from an employer or other income source and to disburse those funds for goods and services, primarily by means of checks and ATM transactions.  While bank accounts are very handy v...
  • The Taxing of My Fragile Sanity

    I'm fine now, but such was not the case this past week. Normally, I am not given to procrastination, except when it comes to giving my money away. I am not Mr. Scrooge but I am Mr. Frugal. I always pay my income tax but I also wait until the last minute ...
  • The Company You Keep

    "Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir."  ~Ecclesiasticus 7:18 I have been extremely busy, but hopefully never too busy to drop an inspirational gem.   What I am about to say comes from e...
  • Community Invited to Workshops to Discuss Proposed Park in Playhouse District

    The community is invited to share their ideas for a proposed park site at Union Street and El Molino Avenue in Pasadena’s Playhouse District during a series of four workshops that are part of a grant application seeking funding for the proposed site. T...
  • Blinn House Foundation Announces 2011 Dr. Robert Winter Award Recipient for Outstanding Service in Architectural Preservation

    Noted Pasadena Architect Peyton Hall, FAIA To Be Honored, May 7 The Blinn House Foundation, a Pasadena non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Edmund Blinn House, today announced their 2011 recipient for the 8th Annual Dr. R...
  • Fashionetta ~ A Mother’s Day Celebration to Be Remembered

    On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be sponsoring a fun filled day to celebrate mothers, recognize achievement and enjoy beautiful fashions.  This event has historically been a great way for families to enjoy ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THE LAKERS - Let's face it. The Fans of the Lakers are seriously worried. As we go to press, the Playoff Series is tied at 2-2. On Wednesday morning, we will all know if it becomes 3-2, or 2-3. The Hornets were not expected to give the Lakers this much tr...
  • The State of Black Pasadena – Public Education

    The thought of an “all cuts” state budget could mean 10 million dollars in cuts for PUSD for the coming academic year. As resolved as the current board is to keep the cuts away from the classrooms, cuts of this magnitude will hit our classrooms. This ...
  • Celebrate Free Comic Book Day May 7

    Pasadena Public Library will join with other libraries and comic book stores all over the United States in celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. While supplies last, kids and teens can each get a free comic book at any ...
  • Six Faiths to Unite for Arcadia National Day of Prayer Service May 5

    April 26, 2011 —Members of six major San Gabriel Valley faith traditions will join in a public evening service celebrating the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 66 West Duarte Road in Arcadia. The eve...
  • Pasadena Fire Station 39 To Be Vacated . . .

    . . . As Result of Seismic Stability Studies Built in 1949, Pasadena Fire Station #39, located at 50 Avenue 64, will be vacated effective Wednesday, April 26, 2011.  This station currently houses four Fire Department safety members per shift (three ...
  • Pasadena City College Students Invited to Attend "Financial Aid Fiesta" May 5

    Pasadena City College students are invited to attend "Financial Aid Fiesta" on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the PCC Quad. Coordinated by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, the event will advise students on the ins-and-outs of college financ...
  • Jazzy Jam 2011 to Present a Music Clinic/Workshop

    JAZZY JAM 2011 will present a music clinic/workshop, Friday April 29th beginning 2:00 p.m. at John Muir High School, Rufus Meade Auditorium, as pre-event festivities before the May 14 benefit concert.  Last year’s clinicians were seasoned pop ...
  • Simple Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Healthy

    Dr. Keith L. Black, one of the most respected, recognized neurosurgeons in the U.S., offers lifestyle tips for those seeking a sensible regimen to bolster brain fitness LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2011) – From a glance at the magazine stands, Americans appe...

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