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  • Don’t Be Scared of the Stats!

    Based on the poll numbers, things seem shaky right now for President Obama. Ironically, his declining approval ratings point to a way for the President to turn things around. According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, less than half of Americ...
  • Mr. President, maybe it’s time to bring Reverend Jeremiah Wright back!

    In the midst of the Presidential campaign white conservatives ridiculed president Obama for attending a church where one of the pastor's messages quoted him saying instead of, "God Bless America", he said, "God Damn America." With the conservatives lying ...
  • Mural Design Chosen by Community Members

    Pasadena artist, Luis Ituarte, (www.luisituarte.com), received a grant from the City of Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission to create art work for their newly created "Neighborhood Enhancement Mural Project." The grant required that the artist select a b...
  • Care and Custody of the Estate Plan

    I have stated in previous articles that there are three core documents to a good estate plan: (1) The revocable living trust or, in very limited circumstances, a will; (2) a Durable Power of Attorney; and (3) an Advance Health Care Directive. But estate p...
  • Teens Tour Pasadena to Provide Input on Community’s Future

    On Friday about 20 teens from local schools, churches and community youth programs took a tour of Pasadena via the Metro Gold Line. At the Del Mar, Sierra Madre Villa, Lake Avenue and Memorial Park stops they explored each station, took a scavenger hunt o...
  • LA Sparks and the City of Pasadena Partner for First Ever “City of Pasadena” Night

    The Los Angeles Sparks are proud to announce the inaugural “City of Pasadena Night” to be held at STAPLES Center on Thursday, August 27th as the Los Angeles Sparks take on the Phoenix Mercury at 7:30pm. The City of Pasadena, and most notably its yout...
  • NATHA Installs New Board

    NATHA recently installed its Board of Directors for 2009 - 2010. The board includes Victoria Williams, President; Keith Roberts, Vice President; Christine Hernandez, Secretary; Cindy Uehara, Treasurer; Darya Barar; Traci Glover; Maura Harrington; Nancy Jo...
  • What?

    "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." (Psalm 103:12) You messed up and caused the church musical to be a flop! You cursed someone out before you could make your mouth stop! You blamed a stranger for s...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Y. E. Yang’s upset victory over Tiger Woods last Sunday caused a shock that was felt around the world. Everyone knew that Woods had won 14 out of 14 matches, when he had the lead on Sunday. In addition, he was putting exceptionally well, so this tournam...
  • “Death Panel” Lie Reveals Republican Paranoia

    Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is not stupid. He may be a political opportunist who is willing to pour the gasoline of misinformation onto the brushfi re of paranoia, but he is not stupid. Sen. Grassley knows that the White House sanctioned health care r...
  • Pasadena Education Report Card

    During Dr. Clark's administration, one could have made the argument that African American Administrators were over represented in leadership roles in PUSD. This is no longer the case . The over representation did not lead to a "closing of the achievement ...
  • Rumors and Misinformation Dominate Discussion Over Health Care Reform

    Stubborn and vocal crowds continue to haunt Congressional representatives as they pitch President Obama’s health care reform proposal. But the rumors associated health care reform, such as free medical assistance for undocumented aliens, and government-...
  • “The Law of Relatives”

    The State of California has laws that determine what happens to your worldly goods if you pass away without having made plans for their distribution. The important factor in determining who inherits the property is the legal relationship between the decea...
  • Recipients of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Awards!

    Through the generosity of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Pasadena, several students from the Pasadena/Altadena area were awarded coveted scholarships named in honor of slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ev...
  • Take Flight

    "And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. "For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will...
  • Equipped For Maximum Simultaneous Results

    He who enters a battle ill equipped has resolved to lose it. I'm not sure of the origin of this saying, but who can deny its truth? As I sought the Lords guidance for what to write this week, I was lead to the foundational image and process He gave me m...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    These are the dog days for many sports fans. They're not exactly sure just what it is they should be doing. The College and NBA basketball seasons are over, and the football season is just about to begin. Sure, we have baseball, but it is not as compellin...
  • Banning Big Rig Trucks on the Angeles Crest Highway

    While the tragedy that claimed the life of a Angel Posca and his 12 year-old-daughter, Angelina, still deeply affects all of us, I am very pleased to inform you that the Governor has signed Assembly Bill 1361 banning big rig trucks on the Angeles Crest Hi...
  • Republican Race Rage Not Tied to Health Care

    (NNPA) Several people have contacted me about the similarities between Paul Krugman's recent New York Times article and my own idea that the Republican base in motivated by a rage that is, in part, racial. I can still hear one of the protesters shouting ...
  • Got Skillz?

    How Can We Help Foundation in partnership with John Muir High School and the Northwest Pasadena community are sponsoring the 2nd Annual basketball/life skills camp. "Skillz for life" is a free camp taking place August 17th through August 21st at John Mu...

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