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  • Second Annual Black Tie and Burgers Fundraiser will Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena Dinner and Auction

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena announces its 2010 annual fundraising event, a Black Tie and Burgers affair. In its second year, the evening promises to be a beautiful night under the stars with cocktails, dinner, a live auction and live music. T...
  • Pasadena YWCA Executive Director Receives Honor

    Tamika Farr, Executive Director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, will be honored as an outstanding Executive Director, at the 11th Annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards luncheon on July 16 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. Senator Carol ...
  • The 2010 Special Recognition Award

    During its 85th Annual Commencement Exercises, Pasadena City College's (PCC) Board of Trustees bestowed the 2010 Special Recognition Award on Soror Ellen Ligons, Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education. Soror Ligons was honored for 40 years of s...
  • Some Patriotic Reflections for the Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July is upon us and nobody enjoys a party more than Yours Truly. I will offer any excuse to break into some kind of a party mode. The slightest hint of refreshments and I have my "these-boots-were-made-for-walking" footwear on and I am ready...
  • Reflecting Upon the History of Israel: Where We May Find Ourselves Part II

    As we continue to reflect upon the Judeo-Christian heritage, the Patriarch Jacob, who's named was changed to Israel by God in Genesis 32:28, is in the midst of rearing a young and growing family. The father of twelve named sons in scripture not only bore ...
  • How to Reconcile Your Bank Statements

    Reconciling (or balancing) your bank statement to correspond with the account balance in your checkbook register each month can help you monitor your available funds, avoid bounced checks and serve as a warning system against unusual activity, such as ide...
  • Seven Signs of Addiction

    It's like a train wreck. We want to look away, but we can't. We sit by stunned as they flash mug shots of favorite movie stars drunk and disheveled across the television screen. Beloved talk show hosts are fighting obesity in public. Super models, every b...
  • President Obama Launches Next Phase in Fatherhood Efforts with The President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative

    Today, President Obama spoke in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of responsible fatherhood and mentoring to build healthy families and communities. At the event, the President announced the next steps in his longstanding agenda on fatherhood and...
  • Honoring Our Legacies

    All of us have a responsibility to honor the leaders who came before us and paved our way. We have a special obligation to preserve the homes and other physical places that serve as a tangible connection between history and the next generation. Thousands ...
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Launches New Web Video

    The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) has released its latest political ad, "The Party of No!" highlighting the vast differences between Democrats and Republicans and calling on Republicans to stop partisan play and join the Democrats to help fi...
  • Message from Jacque Robinson, Councilmember, District 1

    I want to encourage you to sign up your teens and/or members of youth group for this year's Pasadena Emergency Response Training (PERT) Boot Camp for Teens on Wednesday, July 14. This is a special day just for TEENS. The day will include PERT training f...
  • Assemblymember Portantino’s Bill to Limit Executive Compensation for Drug Treatment Facilities Passes Senate

    Sacramento – The state Senate has overwhelmingly approved legislation to provide oversight of taxpayer dollars used to fund drug treatment programs throughout California. AB 564, authored by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) cl...
  • Sacrificing for Our Youth and Our Future

    A couple of weeks ago my youngest son wrote an article in The Journal entitled, "Thinking Through Our Crises." (June 17, 2010) In the article he talked about a crises in our nation and how it continues to affect each of us. He said that more than ever it...
  • Journal Publisher to Keynote at Langston University National Alumni Luncheon

    The Los Angeles Chapter of Langston University National Alumni Assoc., Inc. will hold its 8th Annual Roaring Lions Scholarship Luncheon on Sunday, July 18, 2010. The celebration will take place at 1:00 p.m., at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, CA. The key...
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Hosted Second Historic Global Walk . . .

    . . .to emphasize fitness and sisterly solidarity [Chicago, Illinois] On June 26, over 50,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority worldwide linked arms in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Synchronized Solidarity Walk for Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Healing...
  • Assembly Passes Portantino's Disaster Relief Bill

    Sacramento – The state Assembly has voted overwhelmingly (70 to 0) to approve Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's Disaster Relief Bill – AB 1662. The measure would help ease the financial impact on property owners who suffered losses in natural disas...
  • “Ask George”

    Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions By George Valverde – Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear abo...
  • 2010 Summer Art Walks Rev Up in Monrovia’s Old Town

    Features local artists, gallery receptions, demonstrations and appearances by local artists! The aroma of sweet orange blossoms, gardenias and jasmine flowers permeate the air as folks stroll down Myrtle Avenue on warm summer nights. The sounds of child...
  • Group Calls on Caribbean Americans to Descend Upon on Congress

    Caribbean American Heritage Month to Bring Key Issues to Attention of Federal Legislators WASHINGTON (June 14, 2010)—As battle lines are drawn over immigration reform, the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) education and a...
  • Wanted: Heavy Lifters to Compete

    People used to lifting 200 pounds or more can compete for trophies and prizes during the six annual bench press competition at Villa-Parke Community Center in Pasadena on Saturday, June 26. The public can watch the competition for free starting at 1 p.m....

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