Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:41
The Villa-Parke Boxing Program will host its first "Cops in My Corner" Boxing Show featuring competitors from throughout Southern California from noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Villa-Parke Community Center Gymnasium, 363 E. Villa Street. The boxing series will feature about 20 Olympic-style amateur bouts with male and female competitors ages 8 and older.
The event is open to the public. A voluntary $5 donation is requested in lieu of an admission fee. Children under 12 years old may attend for free.
The event highlights the relationship between the Pasadena Police Department, the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the South Pasadena Police Department, and their long-standing support for the Villa-Parke Boxing Program and our community.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:18
Special Gift Envelopes Allow Givers to Record Personal Video Message for Special Someone
Californians who purchase Scratchers® this holiday season have a golden opportunity to add a little more jingle to their gift by sealing a special decorative envelope with a creative video! Customers who purchase any Scratchers game at participating retailers will receive a free Golden Greeting gift envelope. They can then scan the QR code on the envelope with a mobile device and upload a short (12-second maximum) personal video, or select a generic greeting to send to friends and family.
Recipients simply scan the QR code, or go directly to the Golden Greeting website (http://goldengreeting.calottery.com/) and enter a retrieval code that the giver writes on the Golden Envelope. The four character retrieval code is provided to the giver after their video is approved.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:10
Jarvis J. Emerson, Community Services Supervisor of the Jackie Robinson Community Center was honored by Zeta Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc., Saturday afternoon during Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Southern California Area Achievement Week luncheon.
The event took place at the Quiet Cannon Country Club and Golf Course, Montebello. Larry Hammond, Immediate Past Vice Basileus of Zeta Tau Chapter and member of the planning committee, told the audience that Emerson "comes from a family that has deep roots in community service."
The youngest of 6 children, Emerson "has dedicated his life's work to being a voice for the voiceless and in being a bridge-builder," said Hammond.
Emerson has worked as a Director of the School Board health clinic and youth services for the Watts Health Foundation, Director of the Save Our Sons program for the AME Church, Southern Conference, and Field Representative for Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.
His most loved and cherished position and for which he was honored is Community Services Supervisor for the Jackie Robinson Community Center. Emerson was presented the Chapter's Citizen of the Year award by Immediate Past Basileus William C. "Bee" Thomas.
The "Citizen of the Year" award is given each year to an individual from the community whose work has contributed to the stalwart uplift of their communities.
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