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  • Should Pasadena Continue to Grow or Should we Slow Down?

    Community Will Provide Input at Upcoming Workshops Pasadena residents, businesses, property owners, non-profit representatives and other stakeholders are invited to attend one of two workshops and state their opinions about the future direction of land u...
  • Eliot Middle School Named School of the Year by Governor’s Fitness Council

    Students Win Brand New $100,000 Fitness Center Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that Eliot Middle School was named a 2010 School of the Year by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for its commitment to increased physica...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks...Responsibility

    Part V Responsibility as a Mother [continued from 9/9/10] Last time I touched briefly upon being a responsible mother of school age children. One young mother once said to me, "I'll be free once my kids are grown".... Wrong! One of my sons asked me ...
  • Making Time for Sabbath: Rest in a Technologically Plugged-In Age

    In a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper article (Sunday, September 19th 2010), in the Living and Arts section, a story entitled "Time Out For Tech," discusses the notion of how many of us are now technologically wired (or plugged in) 24 hours a...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    Lord Garvagh, running as a liberal candidate in 1832, was greeted with such indifference by the British electorate, that he became the first person to poll 'no' votes in a general election. But there's another person who deserves no votes – the devil. ...
  • What’s Your Motivation?

    What motivates you to exercise and eat healthy food? Once we get started, we begin to feel much better, the momentum feeds on itself, and we continue making changes that increase our enjoyment of life, while immensely improving our health. But how do we...
  • Response to PUSD’s Notice of Test Scores

    In a PUSD "NEWS RELEASE", dated August 16, 2010, it boasts that secondary school "REFORMS TRIGGER GAINS IN 2010 STAR TEST RESULT". The "Release" uses percent of increase of scores to give PUSD performance a positive slant. One has to read carefully to s...
  • Heisman Dis-Trust

    I was never a great athlete. Although I played Pop Warner out at Victory Park way back in the day and I was on the football team throughout my four years at Muir, I never had the skills or passion to become anything remotely resembling a star player. Bu...
  • Getting All Children the Schools They Deserve

    As a new academic year starts, children around the country are going back to school and settling into new classes. Meanwhile, parents, educators, policy experts, and politicians are gearing up again to monitor and measure student learning—and preparing ...
  • SB and Riverside NAACP Branches Present Townhall Meeting with Attorney General Candidate Kamela Harris

    The San Bernardino and Riverside Chapters of the NAACP will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting featuring Kamala Harris, California Attorney General candidate on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Ingram Community Center at 2050 N. Mount Vernon A...
  • Schiff Encourages Troops Affected by Stop Loss to Apply for Retroactive Pay Before Oct. 21 Deadline

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) encouraged veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to submit claims for retroactive "stop loss" pay before the October 21, 2010 deadline. Troops who are eligible for retroactive pay will receive $500 a month for each month the...
  • Pasadena NAACP Celebrates 91 Years of Service with 25th Annual Ruby McKnight Williams Awards Dinner

    The Pasadena Branch of the NAACP held its 25th annual awards dinner honoring eleven of the area's prominent community leaders on September 9th at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. For a few hours the community's influentia...
  • California Home Sales and Price Edge Up from July; Sales Down from Year Ago

    LOS ANGELES –California home sales edged up 1.8 percent from July, but were down 14.9 percent from August 2009, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today. The statewide median home price also increased 1.2 percent from July and w...
  • Fast, Frugal Fall Fix-Ups

    Transform Your Home in a Weekend or Less Without Breaking Your Budget (ARA) - The ebbing sun and dropping mercury in the garden thermometer signal the end of summer. The shorter, cooler days also mean you might be coming back inside from the great outdo...
  • Weighing the Costs of Walking Away From an Upside-Down Mortgage

    (ARA) - Owing more on your mortgage than your house is worth may seem like a bad investment. But the alternative - choosing to default on your mortgage even if you can afford the monthly payments - will take a significant toll on your credit rating. "Str...
  • Why There's No Better Time to Be a Female Entrepreneur

    (ARA) - The American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of its founding with American Business Women's Day, which is commemorated Sept. 22. The day acts as both a recognition of the efforts of millions of business wome...
  • Mad as Hell Doctors Advocating Single Payer, Improved and Expanded Medicare for All

    This fall, the Mad As Hell Doctors (MAHD), a gutsy determined band of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from Oregon and California, will follow up on their landmark 2009 National Tour from Oregon to Washington, DC, with a similar tour th...
  • State’s New Home Tax Credit Gone Soon

    Still Time to Apply for the Credit Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced today that the state's New Home Credit will soon be gone. As of September 14, FTB has received nearly 16,000 applications and reservation requests. The gross amount of the claims tota...
  • “Ask George”

    Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of M...

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