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  • Olympian John Naber to Emcee Harambee Benefit March 10

    (Pasadena CA) – Five-time Olympic medalist John Naber will host the 30th anniversary celebration benefit for Harambee Christian Family Center on March 10, 2012. Naber is one of America's most successful Olympic champions, having won four gold medals and...
  • Southern California Edison Lauds Businesses, Community Partnerships During its Tenth Annual Black History Month Event in Irwindale

    Irwindale CA, Feb. 6, 2012 - Edison International (NYSE: EIX) subsidiary Southern California Edison (SCE) hosted its 10th Annual Black History Month celebration at its Energy Education Center in Irwindale. This year's event, "Connecting the Evolution of ...
  • Student Job Prospects Enhanced through Funding for Clean Energy Academies

    Collaborative Effort to Keep Students in School and on Path to Careers in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Sacramento—California State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and th...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Announces Audit Reform Measure (AB 1887)

    Sacramento – In his continuing efforts to provide accountability in state government, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) today introduced a bill to ensure transparency in legislative budgets and auditing. AB 1887 calls on the S...
  • Pasadena Chooses “People of the Book” for One City, One Story Program

    The City of Pasadena has chosen Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks' novel, "People of the Book," for its One City, One Story selection this year. Inspired by the true story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, "People of the Book" takes the reader throug...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Asks Legislators to Pay for Vanity

    Bill to End the License Plate Perk Sacramento – Most California drivers who want personalized license plates, commonly referred to as vanity plates, have to pay an extra fee. Even retired firefighters pay the state an annual fee to be properly respecte...
  • One Property, Many Probates

    On several occasions I have handled multiple probates for the same piece of real estate. When someone passes away owning real estate that is not in a living trust or owned in joint tenancy with another person, the property must go through probate to chang...
  • A New Trend Amongst Black Barbershops: The “Bow-Tie” Effect

    When 36-year old Brian White opened his barbershop in 2008, he wanted to try something different. He didn't just want to offer haircuts like other barbershops in the area. First, he wanted to re-introduce the "bow-tie" effect to a generation that has neve...
  • The Faith of Our Fathers: Reflections on the Black Church

    Black History month often reminds me of the brutal past we have endured as a people. The common thread we all share is that of a people forcibly removed from a continent and their respective nations. They were brought here across the Atlantic to serve as ...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    "When that bad boy threw stones at you," said the mother, "why didn't you call me instead of throwing stones back at him?" "Why?" asked the boy. "You couldn't hit the side of a barn." Too many throw stones instead of turning the other cheek. They lash b...
  • Memories of a Tuskegee Airman

    The towering motion picture "Red Tails" and the rededication of the Pasadena central post office in memory of Oliver Goodall have rekindled our community's pride in the Tuskegee Airmen, the heroic African-American fighter pilots who served with valor in W...
  • Pasadena City College Board of Trustees District Three Report

    As we enter the New Year, several economists are reporting signs of growth in the economy and predicting a brighter future. I am very thankful because last year the education system suffered tremendously. Reduced funding to our schools translated into tea...
  • Black Press Meet to Discuss Challenges

    [Pasadena , CA - February 17, 2012] - Danny Bakewell, Los Angeles Sentinel publisher and immediate past President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, hosted a meeting of Black Press on the West Coast. The meeting was held on February 13, 201...
  • My Leap Year Quandary: Anybody Have a Day to Spare?

    During the last political election cycle, we were promised change but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. Then something wonderful happened. I was taking some mail to the post office and as I got out of my truck, I noticed a penny o...
  • Union Bank Celebrates Black History Month with Commemorative CD

    Celebrate the Sounds of the Black Experience Audio Compilation Features the Music of African Americans in Gospel, Jazz, Opera and Blues As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, and in celebration of Black History M...
  • Metallic Balloons Can Cause Outages When Striking Power Lines

    Valentine's Day has come and gone, but Southern California Edison's heartfelt message to Californians is that metallic balloons still can cause power outages if not handled properly. Helium-filled metallic balloons can drift and come in contact with high...
  • Your Fundraising Quarterback: Staff

    Fundraising Related Roles and Responsibilities for Staff Have you heard this before: "We'll hire the right person and they will raise the money." Hmmm . . . If only fundraising were so simple. Here's a short list of problems associated with this perspect...
  • Focus on: Carol Liu, State Senator

    Carol Liu was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Oakland, California. She is the product of a family with a family plan. The plan was that the boys would become doctors or dentists and the girls would become teachers or nurses. This plan began wit...
  • Adapting to the New Global Marketplace

    A first-time 2012 Legal and Business Tele-Webinar Series trains and supports professionals and businesses in adapting to the ever-changing global marketplace: It examines how we can effectively adapt to: "Change, Change, Change ..." Heather Atkinson, the...
  • Rep. Schiff Calls on Constituents to Nominate Outstanding Women for a Congressional Award

    Every March, during Women's History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities (Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, and Temple City) in the 29th Congres...

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