Monday, 20 May 2013 18:57
Jacob Holds Top Spot Since 1999
Jacob and Sophia are repeat champions as America's most popular baby names for 2012. This is the fourteenth year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia.
There is a new couple in the top 10 this year--Elizabeth and Liam replace Chloe and Daniel. Elizabeth has been here before, but this is the first time Liam breaks into the top 10. Perhaps Liam's new found success can be attributed to Liam Neeson's recent major roles in "Battleship" and the popular "Taken," "The Chronicles of Narnia," and "Clash of the Titans" franchises.
For all the top baby names of 2012, go to Social Security's website www.socialsecurity.gov. Here are the top ten boys and girls names for 2012:
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, reminds people to create a my Social Security account while having fun with baby names on www.socialsecurity.gov. Social Security's website has the top-rated online services in the U.S., including the services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.
More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can now access their benefit verification letter, payment history, and earnings record instantly using their online account. Social Security beneficiaries also can change their address and start or change direct deposit information online.
People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can sign up for a my Social Security account to get a personalized online Social Security Statement. The online Statement provides eligible workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement.
People age 18 and older can sign up for an account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, they must be able to provide information about themselves and answers to questions that only they are likely to know. After completing the secure verification process, people can create a my Social Security account with a unique user name and password to access their information.
Now back to the list. Many pop-culture naming trends appear in a popular feature of Social Security's baby names website--the "change in popularity" page. This year's winners for biggest jump in popularity in the Top 500 are Major and Arya.
The fastest riser on the girls' list may have been influenced by the popular cable TV series "Game of Thrones." Arya is the daughter of a leader of one of the Seven Kingdoms. She also is an expert sword fighter, so doubt her influence on the popular names list at your own risk.
Monday, 13 May 2013 10:13
Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District
May 8, 2012, 50 film crews chronicled a single day in the lives of students, teachers, parents, volunteers and officials as they experienced the triumphs and struggles of a typical school day in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).
One year later on May 8, 2013, a feature length version of 'Go Public: a Day in the Life of an American School District' was screened during a community celebration in the Arclight Theaters at Pasadena's Paseo Colorado. www.gopublicproject.org.
After School Adventure Program
The Pasadena's After School Program provides affordable, flexible, and convenient after school child care for kids from kindergarten to 14.
Kids will have the opportunity to express themselves through art, music, and drama. Other activities including games, sports, and cooking projects. Those interested can register in person at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue or online at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve. Subsidized care may be available for qualifying families.
Registration begins May 15, 2013. The program starts August 14, 2013.
For more information please call (626) 744-7330.
Senior Talent Show
The Jackie Robinson Center and the Pasadena-Altadena Links, Inc. bring you the 20th Annual Senior Talent Show. The Senior Talent show is a chance to see local seniors showcase their singing, dancing, poetry and much more.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.
For more information, please call (626) 744-7300.
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