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  • Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

    The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley in partnership with the City of Monrovia is hosting the 20th Annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 16, 2010. Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering that matches local residents with co...
  • YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley’ Empowers Young Girls with Funds from the Tournament of Roses

    Earlier this year the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley received a generous grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation to help fund their 2010 Summer Girls' Empowerment Camp. Tamika Farr, YWCA Executive Director, and Ayana Rose, YWCA Program Director atte...
  • On Race in America: What Will You Call Yourself?

    Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility, young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent...
  • The Fear Of Being Fit

    This writing revisits an earlier subject and content that I am reminded of as a result of work done with a recent client (Wendy D. - You reconfirm my faith and trust in the Godly Fitness Process). You see Ms. Wendy shares the platform with a few others w...
  • MetLife Helps Consumers Get the Straight Story on Life Insurance

    Ten Simple Tips Everyone Should Know To Get the Right Amount of Protection for Their Families MetLife recently announced a new life insurance needs assessment tool and simple tips that mark the beginning of a major initiative to change the way Americans...
  • Back to School: How To Help Your Kids Avoid These Common Pitfalls

    As summer begins to wind down, and the first day of school beckons in the near future, parents are purchasing clothes, notebooks and backpacks for the new school year. But there are other important ways to prepare your child to return to school. "There ...
  • Six “Fast Food Jungle” Survival Strategies

    Have you gone out to eat at least once this week? Well, it turns out you are not alone, because according to the National Restaurant Association, "almost 60 percent of Americans eat out for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 25 percent eat lunch out...
  • Monuments to Me

    Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters are icons in Black American politics. The buzz among Black should be about how each of their character is being called into question by a House Ethics Committee. With accusations each used their office for personal gain;...
  • Changing the Status Quo in Our Schools

    In late July, both President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to the National Urban League's Centennial Conference about what the President called "an issue that I believe will largely determine not only African American success, but the...
  • Racist Balk, But Money Talks

    Crime is down in Grand Isle, Louisiana, but residents of that small, predominately white fishing town still feel threatened. The presence of nearly 1,000 Gulf oil spill cleanup workers – many of them black and latino – has so unnerved and angered tow...
  • Senate Approves Portantino’s Rape Kit Testing Bill – AB 558

    Measure Calls for Accountability in Processing Rape Kits and Protecting Victims Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill to ensure that rape kits are analyzed and tested in a timely manner has passed the Senate with overwhelming, bi-partisan support. "I...
  • Pasadena Police Officer Receives State Recognition for Work with the Mentally Ill

    Pasadena Police Officer Victor Cass was recently named the recipient of NAMI California's 2010 Criminal Justice Professional Award. Officer Cass will receive the honor at NAMI California's Annual Conference on Saturday, August 28, at the San Francisco Air...
  • Portantino’S Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Bill Update

    AB 52 Moves the Program to the University of California Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) legislation to update the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection program was approved by the Senate Health Committee late Wednesday....
  • Crisis in the Village... Because of Lack of Unity

    There is a bit of wisdom about leadership that says, "lead, follow, or get out of the way." I tend to follow a leader as long as he or she is moving in the right direction. However, once they move in the wrong direction I either get off the bus or move t...
  • People Are Talking About . . .

    . . . the Community's Warm Reception of Pasadena's New Police Chief, Phillip Sanchez From l-r: Horace Wormeley, Mrs. Deborah Sanchez, Police Chief Sanchez, Mrs. Betty Keller and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard ...
  • Shannon A. Malone Named Principal of Cleveland Elementary

    Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz announced that he has promoted Shannon A. Malone to principal of Cleveland Elementary School. Ms. Malone has led PUSD's professional development office for the last two yea...
  • Trudell Skinner Named Principal of Blair International Baccalaureate School

    Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz announced the promotion of Trudell Skinner to principal of Blair International Baccalaureate School. She is currently assistant principal at Blair, where she has been a me...
  • Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

    Thanks to cherished family traditions like birthday celebrations and presents from Santa and the Tooth Fairy, today's children are often bombarded with gifts from an early age. In fact, many kids begin cashing in on their baby teeth before they've even gr...
  • How To Make Back-To-School Easier On The Whole Family

    (StatePoint) The start of a new school year is a hectic time for families. Between shopping for clothes and supplies, doctor appointments and adjusting to new schedules, parents and children can feel frazzled and frayed. Here are some ways to beat back ...
  • Tournament of Roses® Announces 2011 Rose Parade® Equestrians

    22 High-Stepping Units to Stride Along Five-and-a-Half Mile Parade Route PASADENA, Calif. (August 10, 2010) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses released today the names of the 22 equestrian units to grace Colorado Boulevard in the 2011 Tournament of Ro...

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