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  • Reading in the 21st Century: Photography Contest for Teens

    Pasadena teens 13 to18 years of age are invited to submit original photos for Pasadena Public Library's photography contest "Reading in the 21st Century." Photos may be in color or in black and white and should be no smaller than 4" x 6" and no larger th...
  • Melanoma is Deadlier in Skin of Color and Incidence is Rising

    According to recent studies, the five-year survival rate for African Americans with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is 59 percent compared to 85 percent in Caucasians. And the incidence of melanoma among Latinos increased by 32.4 percent in...
  • ‘Portantino becomes First California State Legislator to receive prestigious C.W. Bill Young Congressional Award’

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was awarded the C.W. Bill Young Congressional Award on Friday by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) for his pioneering efforts that established an umbilical cord blood collection program in...
  • Honoring Our Local Heroes

    How do we thank those who do some of the most meaningful work in our community for limited remuneration? For the Pasadena Community Foundation, the answer was simple. Every year, the foundation honors local non-profit agencies with an invitation to a b...
  • Even Julian Bond is Not Serious All the Time

    At the NAACP's "Evening With Julian Bond," held at the California African American Museum, next door to the LA Coliseum, last Friday, June 12th, to help in the celebration of NAACP's 100th Anniversary, Julian Bond, the Board Chairman of the NAACP, told...
  • President Obama Unveils ‘United We Serve,’ Calls on All Americans to Commit to Meaningful Volunteer Service in Their Daily Lives

    President encourages Americans to visit www.serve.gov to find and create service projects in their communities, share stories about projects they're working on WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in a video message, President Obama unveiled United We Serve, an exten...
  • Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Release of American Journalists Held by North Korea

    Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, introduced a resolution urging North Korea to release American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee on humanitarian grounds. Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee have been he...
  • Duarte City Council Member Lois Gaston Assumes Presidency of California Contract Cities Association

    Duarte City Council member Lois Gaston is the new president of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA). Gaston was installed as president in a ceremony held during the CCCA's 50th Annual Municipal Seminar in Indian Wells on May 17. ...
  • Commentary on Altadena Town Council Meeting

    First of all, the election results were confirmed tonight [6/18/09]. I will take my seat at the next meeting. As a member of the audience, I sat through a three-hour long meeting in which public comment was not allowed until the very end. By the end, I wa...
  • Women In Action, Inc. Presented 35th Annual Jackie Robinson Merit Awards Luncheon

    Saturday, June 6th, Women in Action (WIA), Inc., the Pasadena/Altadena based non-profit community organization, hosted their Annual 36th Jackie Robinson Merit Awards Luncheon at La Canada Flintridge Country Club. Women In Action (WIA) honored graduating...
  • Brian Nelson Williams

    WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE My son, Brian Nelson Williams, knew since he was five years old what he wanted to be when he grew up. He was three years old when I gave him a plane. He was mesmerized with the plane. When he was four years old, Brian told me that...
  • Bernie L. White

    Bernie L. White is a graduate from John Muir High School. She will be attending UCLA in the fall of 2009.She plans to major in Communications and minor in African American Studies. She is a member at Deliverance Tabernacle Church and a native of the Altad...
  • Myles Williams

    Myles Williams, a graduating senior from Maranatha High School in Pasadena, has been accepted at Marist College in Poughkeepsie New York and extended an invitation to attend this fall including a $28,400 non-loan grant package. Myles looks forward to work...
  • Christopher John Schell

    Congratulations Columbia University Graduate Christopher John Schell .Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Environmental Biology. He is an award recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research F...
  • OUR FATHER

    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us...
  • Volunteers Honored for Creating Safe Places for Foster Care Kids

    With support from volunteers, organizations, and corporations, Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, provides all the basic necessities and extra attention each child and family deserves, especially during turbulent fi nancial and emotional times...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THE LAKERS ARE CHAMPIONS AGAIN! T h i s i m p r o b a b l e championship run by the Lakers is due almost entirely to the talent and drive of Kobe Bryant. The forces of the universe aligned themselves to make his victory possible, but he still had to earn...
  • The Rich Fool!

    The Biblical parable found in Luke 12:16-21 tells the story of a rich man who was blessed with a great harvest. The man decided to keep all of his riches for himself, retire and “eat, drink and be merry” for the rest of his days. However, that very ni...
  • Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars

    The sixth annual Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars in Neuroscience Awards were presented Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School in Los Angeles. ...
  • ON COP WATCH

    Back in September, 2008 at 2:45 a.m. I was stopped by Altadena Deputy Sheriff Rosas, while delivering The Journal in Altadena, as I have done for years. I knew something was fi shy then and I wrote about it. After I began writing, others began to tell me ...

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