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  • Pre-Season Big For PAC-10

    The PAC-10 will open this college football season with high hopes and a national focus for teams other than USC. The conference has landed four teams in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches' poll. Power house USC (4), Cal (2), Oregon (14) and Oregon State (25). ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THE GOOD TIMES ARE HERE AGAIN… UCLA and USC both won last week, and they won big. The Trojans were heavily favored to win over pitiful San Jose State, but the Bruins against San Diego State with something a question mark. Now that the preliminary games...
  • Arizona Image Tainted with Hate and Disrespect of President

    Over the last several weeks Arizona has made its way to the national spotlight. No, not because the Cardinals are kicking off their 2009 NFL Football season after an unforeseen run at the Super Bowl last year but for reasons not to be proud of. Last mont...
  • Blasting Radical GOP Reaction to Obama's Education Speech

    Wow. And I thought the right wing backlash against healthcare was over the top. But the Republican leaders who’ve been raising Cain over President Obama’s planned speech to school kids have sunk to new lows of dishonesty and ridiculousness. All the Pr...
  • The Pasadena Enterprise Zone Needs Your Assistance!

    The California State Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and Economy (JEDE) is currently reviewing the effectiveness of the Enterprise Zone Program. Previous attempts from the JEDE Committee sought to eliminate the Enterprise Zone Program ind...
  • Name Change Under Consideration for Robinson Park

    Robinson Park in Pasadena, named for the family that included sports legends Jackie Robinson and Mack Robinson, is undergoing renovation and could have its name changed to Jackie Robinson Park. The Pasadena Recreation and Parks Commission is seeking publ...
  • Northwest Marketing to be done by Outside Firm

    America is in financial trouble in part because we have outsourced much of the work to be done by workers in manufacturing, for example, to other parts of the world. The same problem has plagued Black communities across the country. The work to be done in...
  • STATION FIRE UPDATE FOR PASADENA – 9/4/09

    Pasadena is out of harm’s way at this time as the Station Fire continues to burn in the Angeles National Forest. As of today the fire is 42 percent contained. The Pasadena Public Health Department reminds everyone that although air quality has improved...
  • Wildfire Prevention, Air Quality Alert for Pasadena

    Five personnel and one engine company from Pasadena have responded to the Station Fire north of La Cañada Flintridge as part of a strike team that also includes Glendale and Burbank fire departments. As the wildfire continues to spread, the Pasadena Fir...
  • The Value of “Legalese”

    There are many unusual words or phrases in our language that we see or use without pausing to think about where the word or phrase came from. Some are obvious; others defy an easy answer. Many times my husband hears such a word or phrase and plays a littl...
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Awards Scholarships

    Four graduating seniors from Pasadena high schools were awarded academic scholarships by Zeta Tau Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Eugene Quishenberry, chairman of the scholarship committee announced the awards during traditional school ceremonies...
  • That’s Why!

    "And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? "And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, Go...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    It has been bleak, and it has been dreary. The days have been moving as slowly, as if they were stuck in molasses. However, football fans persevered, because they knew that this weekend would finally come. The weekend that we have dreamed about is finally...
  • Parenting Organization Warns Parents of Minority Students About “Military Opt-Out Letters” Contained in School

    PASADENA, CA (August 17, 2009).- Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith, a non-profit organization is providing a free video, "Military Recruitment: What Families Need to Know," to organizations and individuals who work within school districts that recei...
  • Obama and Ted Kennedy

    The late, great Ted Kennedy spoke for millions of Americans - the majority of voters as it turned out - when he described Barack Obama last spring as "the candidate who inspires me, who inspires all of us, who can lift our vision and summon our hopes and ...
  • “Its time to come together again to save the homes”

    The Hillsides of Southern California are ablaze with fires that threaten homes with destruction today by flame, and for the next two years, by mud. These next two years will be a time for communities to pull together. Although the United States Forest Se...
  • Statement from President Obama on the Death of Senator Edward Kennedy

    Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, Senator Ted Kennedy. For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bo...
  • L A Sparks Reach Out To Pasadena Students

    Pasadena students were given the chance of a lifetime thanks to the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team. Nine John Muir and one Pasadena High students were allowed to shadow administrators who exposed them to the entire front office operation of the Sparks for o...
  • STATION FIRE UPDATE

    Pasadena, CA [08-31-09] - As of 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, Pasadena residents are being advised to avoid outside activity, run air filters or air conditioners that don't draw in outside air, monitor the fire and smoke status, and be prepared to leave home...
  • Michael Vick Has Paid His Dues

    When it was announced that Michael Vick had been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, echoes of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" became popular again. Bigmouths on sports radio, proposed some new lyrics for the Eagles' fight song: "Die, Fido, die..." The auction s...

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