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Altadena NAACP ACT-SO Strikes Gold and Brings Home Three National Medals

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Altadena ACT-So medal winners

From Left to right: Jamael Dean, Chelsea Johnson, Dominique Wright, Lilian Paris, Gabriella Bridgmon, Erin Reeves and Alana Jackson. (Not shown:  Omar Wiseman.)

On July 20, 2014, the Altadena Branch of the NAACP ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics of the Mind) Competition won three national medals in Las Vegas, Nevada at the 36th annual competition.

ACT-SO, a National Youth Initiative of the NAACP is a year long enrichment program sponsored by branches of the NAACP in various communities throughout the nation. ACT-SO is designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and artistic achievement, and cultural awareness in 9th through 12th grade high school students.

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A Warrior Woman

By Barbara Perkins, Sisters At The Well, Inc. Founder and President

Brenda MarAfrican American news from Pasadena - Community - Brenda Marsh-Mitchell to first recipient of Queen Mother awardsh-Mitchell's one woman's journey to repair the bridge of love and empowerment for black women, their families and community, will never be forgotten. She was the epitome of a modern day renaissance woman. She was an architect for positive change here in Los Angeles and beyond.

There was no battle that Brenda was not ready to fight on behalf of those unable to fight for themselves. She approached every plight that they may find themselves in fearlessly, with determination and passion. She could gather a coalition which she would call together in record time.

Brenda would hear the issue, make a quick decision to take action then take out her black book and bring the right people together to design the right solution. She was a no nonsense leader, who spoke softly and packed a mighty punch when needed. Brenda made things happen.

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Wells Fargo Grand Opening Saturday, August 16

Celebrates Community with Stagecoach Photo Fun, Education Grants, Live Entertainment, Child-Safety Fingerprinting, Games, Gifts, and Complimentary Comfort Food Truck Catering

Wells Fargo community bank celebrates its newest Southern California location in Glendora Towne Center with a family fun day grand opening event on Saturday August 16, at 625 South Lone Hill Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the third Wells Fargo location in the city of Glendora.

At the event elected officials and notable local figures will be on hand to celebrate the new store opening and help Wells Fargo honor the Glendora Education Foundation, Glendora High School, and Shepherd's Pantry with a cumulative $7,000 in charitable grant funding.

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