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  • “Miss Ruthie Speaks” Book

    I have just finished reading Miss Ruthie Speaks. This little book is complied of the columns that my wife, Ruthie, has written this year for The Journal. She is a wise woman who over the twenty plus years we have published The Journal has written maybe tw...
  • Statement by the President on House Passage of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010

    I am pleased that today, the House has joined the Senate in passing the Claims Settlement Act of 2010. This important legislation will fund the agreements reached in the Pigford II lawsuit, brought by African American farmers, and the Cobell lawsuit, br...
  • NAACP Congratulates Kamala Harris

    California Elects First Female and African American Attorney General The NAACP congratulates Kamala Harris, newly elected and first female and African American Attorney General of California. Harris was elected "Top Cop" of California after her opponent...
  • 2010 Homecoming Court

    The debonair escorts of John Muir High School and Her Majesty, the Queen, celebrate the Mustang Varsity Football Team's victory against the Pasadena High School's Bulldogs in the 63rd Annual Turkey Tussle.The Mustangs demolished the Bulldogs...
  • Winning Ways to Sharpen Your Career Search in a Challenging Economy

    (ARA) - Five unemployed people are competing for every job opening in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. At the beginning of the recession in December 2007, there were less than two people vying for each vacancy. With more candidates...
  • Employers Helping Colleges Ensure Grads Have Needed Job Skills

    (ARA) - Class is always in session if you're a company looking to gain a strategic edge in hiring entry-level college graduates. The pool of work-ready college graduates is as high as ever, but current financial conditions have forced the bar even higher ...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Showcases Progress

    (Special for NNPA Wire Service) - On the anniversary of the historic actions of Rosa Parks on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation showcased the progress of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on ...
  • Resolve To Be Financially Fit In The New Year

    (StatePoint) The New Year is a time for resolutions, reflection and planning, especially regarding your financial health. Staying financially fit in tough times can feel like a grueling workout. But like exercise, the benefits of financial fitness are cl...
  • Simple Ways To Save On Home Electricity Bills

    (StatePoint) We all know we need to conserve energy, cut fuel bills, and reduce our carbon footprint, but sometimes it seems that doing good can cost you a bundle -- especially when it comes to environmentally-friendly home improvements. Going green does...
  • Make Your Home More Comfortable For All Ages

    (StatePoint) More and more people are choosing to live in the same house through many stages of life: newlyweds, parenting, empty nesting and retirement. With this in mind, a growing movement called universal design is helping Americans make their homes f...
  • How To Get Your Kids To Enjoy Learning

    (StatePoint) Children are naturally wired to soak up their environment, ask questions and learn as much as they can. However, they don't always enjoy formal learning at school, something that increasingly is concerning parents. Many parents these days wo...
  • Weathering The Winter Season: Educational Indoor Fun

    (ARA) - Shorter days and colder weather not only herald the approach of the holidays, but the months when kids spend more time indoors, whether at school or home. While the rush of shopping, cooking and entertaining visitors may seem like a never-ending t...
  • Make Your Holidays Brighter By Tackling Seasonal Stress

    (ARA) - When the holiday hubbub hits your family, it can hit hard. The stress of organizing a family gathering, dealing with mall crowds while shopping for gifts and trying to keep your budget balanced can make it challenging to enjoy the holiday season. ...
  • Eight Tax Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

    (ARA) - When all the holiday dust settles, tax time begins for millions of Americans. Regardless of when you file, follow these tips to make preparing your 2010 taxes easier.1. Good record keeping cuts down time spent doing your taxes and may be required ...
  • PUSD to Close Burbank, Loma Alta Elementary Schools in 2011-12

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted to close Burbank Elementary and Loma Alta Elementary Schools. The action concluded a consolidation process that lasted nearly three months and included the appointment of a community-bas...
  • Rosemary Children’s Services Second Annual “Bubbles, Baubles, and Bling” Fundraiser: Shopping for a Cause

    On November 11, 2010, dozens of Rosemary Children's Services' Board of Directors, supporters, and jewelry enthusiasts gathered at the jewelry shop of Maria De La Luz in Pasadena to shop for a cause. Maria De La Luz, a graduate of the Gemological Institute...
  • “Dancing with the Links” Holiday Benefit

    The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Inc. in partnership with the Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund presents, Dancing with the Links— an afternoon of fun, food and entertainment, Sunday, December 5, 12:00 p.m., at the Masonic Temple loca...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Michael Vick is back and he is better than ever. He was always a sensational athlete, and he. Provided lots of thrills. However, prior to his incarceration, when he was playing for Atlanta, his heroics often failed to lead to victories. He was more likely...
  • Over Stuffed and No One to Blame

    I am sitting in my overstuffed chair and if I never get up it will be a day too soon. Even if I did, I do not know what I would do. Right now, breathing is zapping me of any energy I have left. It is so bad I have to coordinate thinking between breathing....
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Every time he went for a sail in his yacht, Joseph Dollar threw a bottle containing his business card and a fifty-dollar bill into the sea. He kept this up for many years, but he never received any thanks for his gifts. All along your journey on the sea...

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