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  • Re: “Are Latinos Sharing or Taking Over?”

    I have enjoyed reading the journal (although I must admit not on a monthly basis) many, many times over the years. I am currently an Altadena resident and a former Pasadena resident. I have seen our neighborhoods and the city evolve over the last 40 yea...
  • “Family Success is a Team Sport”

    The subject of success and factors that influence wealth is a subject that necessarily involves personal activity and also involves external factors like Government action. Here, I address the subject by addressing both personal and governmental factors t...
  • Career Day at Cleveland Elementary

    Pasadena – On Friday, June 4, the Sixth Annual Spring Career Day was held for the children at Grover Cleveland Elementary School, 524 Palisade Street, in Pasadena hosted by the "Friends of Cleveland". Presenters participating included representatives f...
  • $540,199 Awarded to 39 Local Nonprofit Organizations

    One grant went toward purchasing six paddocks with "on demand" water access for horses ridden by special needs children learning better motor skills through the highly successful Move A Child Higher (MACH 1) program in the upper Arroyo Seco. Other grants...
  • Women At Work Presents a Special 'Ask the Pro' Workshop!

    Women At Work presents Time Management on Tuesday, June 14th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. In this interactive presentation, guest speaker Pat Partida will cover motivational principles and tactics of effective time management for job seekers and career change...
  • Ask Deanna!

    Real People, Real Advice Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based subjects! Dear Deanna! I'm in a relationship and I think my jealously is going to ruin things. My girlfriend is attractive, friendly and ou...
  • PCC Jazz Bands to Perform Year End Bash

    The Pasadena City College Studio Jazz Ensemble will be performing on June 13 at 2 p.m. in Sexson Auditorium. The event is open to the PCC community and local jazz-goers. Under the direction of PCC instructor Andrea Baker Wilkerson, the performance will ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Basketball fans on both the East and West Coasts are ecstatic. They were hoping to see a championship series between the Celtics and the Lakers. They also knew that this was unlikely to happen. An upset here, or an upset there, and some other teams would ...
  • Fit For a New Age

    One of the most famous sound-bites of the twentieth century came from the then 35th President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 inaugural address which reflected upon the struggles and triumphs of the past, the responsibilities...
  • Happy Anniversary!

    I've been a wife for a long time. You may have seen some of Joe's columns indicating the number of years we've been married. By today's standards, we are from another world. Things are so different now, from then. Our anniversary is this month on June 30t...
  • Mobilize for Jobs

    There are two bills in Congress now that could potentially put considerable new resources into communities with high unemployment around the country to create jobs. The first is the $118 billion bill, H. R. 4231, that is essentially designed to extend un...
  • “Medi” What?

    As an estate planning attorney, I am sometimes asked to assist an elderly person meet his or her health care needs through public benefits. The rules and regulations regarding public benefits are very complicated and are forever changing. Therefore, I alw...
  • BP is Waging War on the United States!

    The amount of the devastation wreaked on the southeastern part of the United States is too great to fully comprehend at this time. However, BP has unleashed a chain of events unlike any other in the history of this country. This is more than an industria...
  • Campbell Brown’s Exit Leaves CNN in a Crossfire

    Campbell Brown's decision to quit hosting her weeknight program on CNN because of poor ratings has left a void that some network officials are considering filling by hiring former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, possibly using him in an old "Crossfire" forma...
  • More Threats to School Diversity

    I recently wrote about new challenges to school integration in two North Carolina school districts. The South has been the region that made the most progress in providing children the opportunity to attend desegregated schools, but now, sadly, it's also t...
  • CBM Hosts Annual Summit and Newsmaker Luncheon in Sacramento

    California Black Media (CBM), a coalition of 22 African American newspapers, hosted its third annual Summit and Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 20 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. The group hosted its second forum focusing on two important issues cu...
  • “If You're So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”

    As I've shared before, when I passed the California Bar Exam some 27 years ago, my mother in her infinite wisdom gave me a hand drawn sketch of a Hobo with a cigar and tattered clothes. The drawing has a caption that asks the poignant question; "If you're...
  • San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris Announce Candidacy for California Attorney General Seat

    San Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris is a candidate for California Attorney General. When DA Harris won election as San Francisco's District Attorney in 2003, she became the first African American female to ever hold the post of District Atto...
  • African American Principals in a Class All By Themselves

    Pasadena Unified School District class of 2010 and 2011 employs a number of African American Principals serving as chief executives/and operating officers at their campuses. They cover thousands of students at all levels from elementary through high sc...
  • PUSD Weekly News Flash

    PUSD News This Week * The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education approved a tentative agreement with the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP), the union that represents district teachers. If approved by the UTP members, the agreement wil...

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