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  • Black Folk, the Flag and the Fourth

    The forefathers of this country were, essentially, a militia.  Our American flag was designed as an anti-imperialist symbol against Great Britain. The freedom of speech that we enjoy in this country was specifically designed in order that it be incum...
  • Blacks and the Revolutionary War

    Crispus Attucks, a Black man, the first to die in theAmerican Revolutionary War. African American participation was enormous during the events leading to American Independence, but these contributions are seldom mentioned in contemp...
  • Safety Urged During Fourth of July; All Fireworks Illegal in Pasadena

    The Pasadena Fire and Police Departments remind the public it is illegal to sell, use or possess fireworks in Pasadena. The City maintains a Zero Tolerance Policy for fireworks. Violators are subject to arrest; impound of vehicles; up to one year in jail ...
  • Message from Superintendent Jon Gundry

    Hi Pasadena Unified School District Subscriber, Dear PUSD Community, It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I have been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. It has been an ...
  • To Celebrate July Fourth -- Five Ways America Hasn’t Changed in 237 Years

    Historian Reviews Striking Similarities Between Revolutionary America & Contemporary Society This year's Fourth of July marks the 237th birthday of the United States of America. Between then and now, the country and the world have changed in ways the...
  • A Slain Teen’s Legacy Continues: Scholarship Event Sets New Goal

    Support is growing for the Brandon Jackson Memorial Scholarship and Basketball Shoot Out. Bigger crowds cheered on athletes at the 4th annual sports tournament, which raises money for students heading to college. This year, 23 teams competed on the first...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Paradise for the Pundits! Pundit: One who gives opinions in an authoritative manner. There are more unresolved issues happening at this time than probably at any point in history. We do not know which team will get a signed contract from LeBron James or...
  • Guns and Violence: Cause or Effect

    Guns, guns, and more guns are becoming an integral part of American culture. The problem is that guns are providing far too many Americans with the courage to be insane. This analysis is as neutral as neutral can be since we do have a "dog in the fight". ...
  • Glendora Chamber of Commerce, Elected Officials and Community Welcome New Wells Fargo Bank and Celebrate Wells Fargo Works for Small Business

    From left: Raphael Henderson, North Hills Wells Fargo vice president; Anthony Portantino, former Assemblymember; Joe Santoro, past Glendora Mayor; Anthony Martinez, Glendora Wells Fargo store manager; Judy Nelson, Glendora Mayor; and Dar...
  • July Fourth Pet Safety Tips

    The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but cele...
  • Compromise, Relationships and Faith

    Part Three of a Three-Part Series on Private/Public/Non-Profit Partnerships Securing $58 million for a senior housing project is not easy. Cathy Davis, executive director of Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Inc. (BHPMSS) in San Francis...
  • “Unnatural” Bequests

    Most of us have relatives, some of whom we are fond of and some we might not love or even like. Regardless of the true character of the relationship, most people believe that their close relatives should leave them something when the relative passes away....
  • Fighting for the Civil Rights Act

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed into law fifty years ago this week, redefined the United States as a land in which racial segregation and discrimination no longer enjoy the protection of law. But the struggle for the Act's passage underscor...
  • NAACP to Mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    The NAACP will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by highlighting the gains and losses made by our nation in the areas of economics, education, health, voting rights and criminal justice over the past 50 years. NAACP leaders are curr...
  • Rev. Al Shartpon on Proposed Settlement in Central Park Five Case

    "Reports of a settlement in the Central Park Five case signify a monumental victory for the five young men and their families who fought for justice for so long. "It is also a victory for those in the community that stood with them from day one and belie...
  • Joe Biden: Wrong on Civil Rights

    Vice president Joe Biden has declared that gay rights are the central most important civil rights issues of our time. He is wrong. It's not that I don't have Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender friends (note: I list them in order of actual occurrence in p...
  • Boxer, Gillibrand Praise Obama Administration for Creating Pollinator Health Task Force

    The Senators Previously Proposed a Federal Pollinator Task Force to Address the Decline of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today praised the Obama Administration for cre...
  • First State Schools Local Control Funding Formulas Unveiled

    New LCFF Funding Snapshot Also Unveiled Sacramento, CA — Local educational agencies can now see the highly anticipated first official calculations of $42 billion in school funding they will receive under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), State ...
  • How Can Employees Show Customers They Care?

    Eleven Strategies to Operationalize CaringBy Jon Gordon, author of The Carpenter(Wiley, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-470-88854-4, $23.00, www.jongordon.com) Caring about customers is one of the best ways to differentiate your business and gain long-term consumer lo...
  • Lower Excise Tax Rate on Gasoline Starts July 1

    Sacramento, CA – With the Fourth of July holiday on its way and summertime road trips on the minds of many California drivers, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced today that starting July 1, 2014, the excise tax rate on gasoline w...

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