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  • Portantino’s Bill to Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer Passes Assembly on Unanimous Vote

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's legislation to ensure that more women have access to mammograms was unanimously approved today by the state Assembly. AB 137 requires California health insurers to provide information to women about when they should sta...
  • Being Culturally Conscious When Teaching History

    Traditionally, the month of February has been honored as Black History Month. Schools make a deliberate effort to highlight the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans. As a young student, the month of February became a source of discomfort ...
  • Before You Say “I Do”

    You've been asked to serve on the board of a nonprofit you believe in. It could be a college, a local advocacy organization or a healthcare center. Do you say "yes?" What would you actually be saying "yes" to? What do you need to know to make an informed ...
  • Tax Refunds: Yours to Keep, Not Lose to High-Cost Lenders

    Each year as W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes, commercials start promoting a range of services to 'help' consumers with tax preparation. These advertisements beckon consumers to take advantage of convenient and worry-free services. In reality, however, m...
  • Avoiding Probate Through a Living Trust

    Estate planning may be defined as "the continual process of arranging your personal and financial affairs in order to maximize your enjoyment and your heirs' enjoyment of your assets." Though estate planning is a broad subject with many benefits, in this ...
  • African American Poets to Read at Allendale Branch Library

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Allendale Branch Library will host "Wearing our Pride," a reading featuring local African American poets, on Saturday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m., 1130 S. Marengo Avenue, Pasadena. Among the poets who will be sharin...
  • Community Asked to Help Develop Zero Waste Strategic Plan

    Imagine a Pasadena that less than 30 years from now produces no garbage and recycles and reuses everything that today it throws away. Pasadenans are being asked to do more than just imagine it. The Pasadena Public Works Department wants the community to ...
  • Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards. I do not believe in changing something unless it really needs to be changed. A crazy phobia is going around these days suggesting that if something ...
  • School Prayer - The Power of Silence

    We never asked little children how taking prayer out of school affected them. Some adults wanted prayer out. Little children lost the right to pray at school and only received watered down replacements. Adults were silent and adults let it happen. The da...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A boy refused to take his sister fishing. "But," said the mother, "she promised not to make any noise." "Mom," answered the boy, "it's not the noise that bothers me. She eats all the bait." Often it's in our closest relationships that we eat each other'...
  • Small California Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File to Retain Exempt Status

    The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced that starting January 1, 2011, a new California law means tax-exempt organizations, other than churches and church-related organizations, with average gross receipts of $25,000 or less must electronically file with ...
  • Heart and Soul Magazine Purchased

    New Owners to Expand Focus to Women of Color and Reemphasize Fitness Silver Spring, MD (BlackNews.com) -- Heart & Soul magazine, an 18-year-old national wellness publication, has been purchased by Brown Curry Detry Taylor & Associates, LLC (BCDT)...
  • Schiff Responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address: "Tonight, President Obama set forth a responsible path to renew America's economy and preserve the American drea...
  • Statement: Congresswoman Speier Celebrates House Passage of Buffalo Soldiers Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo/San Francisco) today celebrated the passage of her bill, the Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act, by the House of Representatives. Companion legislation is currently awaiting debate in...
  • National HIV Legal Organization Releases First Standards for the Sexual Health Care of Youth in Detention and Foster Care Centers

    Guidance Will Help State-Licensed Facilities Address Gap in Health Care Services For At-Risk Youth in Custody New York, January 26, 2012 – The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), a national HIV legal resource and support center, released the first se...
  • Nominations for 43rd NAACP Image Awards

    On Friday, February 17th, artists and entertainers will gather on the red carpet for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards. The two-hour star-studded event will air live on February 17th at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. central) on NBC. The NAACP Image Awards is the nation...
  • Senate Bill 968: New Bill to Assist Courts, Jails and Public Safety

    Senator Wright's bill is the first in what will probably be many to address problems of the courts and county jails. Courts have a problem of how to quantify behavior of criminal defendants in a manner that will not jeopardize public safety when releasing...
  • Planned Parenthood “Alarmed and Saddened” by Komen Foundation Succumbing to Political Pressure

    Pasadena, CA– Planned Parenthood today expressed deep disappointment in response to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to stop funding breast cancer prevention, screenings, and education at Planned Parenthood health centers. Anti-wome...
  • ‘RED TAILS’ Director is Ill Mannered Guest at The White House!

    President Obama has long been a staunch supporter of the Tuskegee Airmen. So, it was not surprising that he had a screening of the George Lucas movie, 'Red Tails', in the White House. Screenings of this type are intended to gain additional exposure for mo...
  • Collecting the Small Estate

    As of January 1, 2012 a significant change in the law related to handling the estate of a deceased person took effect. That law increased the amount that can be collected by affidavit (a statement of facts made under the penalty of perjury) from $100,000 ...

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