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American Association of University Women

The September 20 branch meeting of the American Association of University Women will hear a report from Auriana Duffy, former vice president of cultural diversity for the Associated Students of Pasadena City College, on the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, held in June at the University of Maryland. She was co-sponsored at the conference by the Glendale branch of the AAUW.

The Pasadena branch meeting also will hear six students discuss their experiences at this year's Tech Trek camp. The students are Lynne Kim, Kestrel Valdez, Aisline Ascension, Stephanie Arredondo, Kelcey Velazquez and Cameron Younger.



Mayor Bill Bogaard Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

African American news from Pasadena - Mayor Bill BogaardCity of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard today announced his decision not to seek re-election after serving nearly 16 years as the City's first, and (until now) only directly elected mayor in the City's history.

Bogaard is sending a two-page letter to many of his long-time friends and supporters in which he shares with them "a reluctant decision" not to seek re-election for a fifth term as Mayor. A copy of the letter is attached with this news release.

"There is never a good time for a decision like this and so, after lots of thinking and often conferring with many of you, I have reached a reluctant decision not to run for re-election," Mayor Bogaard wrote. "I don't want to look back and find I stayed too long and I want to go on to other activities which will include much more time spent with Claire (Mrs. Bogaard) and the other members of our family."



Toyota and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Taking Communities to Safe Place with "Buckle Up for Life"

Program and its Visionary Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
By Yvonne Coleman Bach, Special to the Black Press

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Buckle Up for Life program in Los Angeles

From l-r: Wil James (President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.), Dr. Victor Garcia (Founder of the "Buckle Up for Life" Program) Roland Martin (Host of News One Now), John Mack (Los Angeles Urban League) at the 10th Anniversary Reception, hosted by Toyota, in Cincinnati on July 24, 2014.


Toyota is the world's top automaker. One of their slogans is "Let's Go Places." The automaker takes the consumer places with a full line of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.

Toyota also takes communities to a safe place, a place where community partnerships are helping to save the lives of many children. Why? "We want people to be safe," said James Colon, Vice President of African American Business Strategy at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. "It just makes sense."



Energy Workshop Offers Relief to Owners of Historic Homes

African American news from Pasadena - Energy workshop for historic homesPasadena, CA — Pasadena's historic homeowners can learn how to enjoy modern efficiency and comfort while protecting their home's character during "Energy Efficiency and Historic Homes," a special workshop sponsored by Pasadena Heritage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 20 at Polytechnic School, 1030 E California Blvd.

Pasadena is a treasure trove of hundreds of historic properties, designed by the likes of Greene and Greene, Wallace Neff and Reginald Johnson. But with little or no insulation and drafty doors and windows, vintage homes are often hot in summer and chilly in winter, which can lead to higher energy bills.



Free Drough Tolerant Landscape Event at Descanso Gardens

Pasadena, CA — Pasadena Water & Power Department (PWP) customers can receive expert advice on cutting their irrigation bills with California-friendly plants, plus get bargain-priced rain barrels during a free Drought Tolerant Landscape & Rain Barrel Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 14, at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge.

Space is limited but PWP customers can reserve their seats now by calling the Pasadena Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311 or visiting www.CityofPasadena.net/CSC.



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