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  • Two Former Journal Women Honorees Receive Honors

    Darlene Anderson, America's First African American Roller Derby StarandCeleste Day Drake, Interior Designer Darlene Anderson, America's First African American Roller Derby Star, to appear at the California African American Museum. The M...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    WHEW-THEY WERE THIS CLOSE! Both UCLA and USC escaped with victories last Saturday. Houdini could not have done it any better. We have prepared ourselves to accept two more losses, but we got two wins instead. UCLA proved that no matter how hard you try,...
  • Tuskegee Airman O. Oliver Goodall, Jr. Passes

    Tuskagee Airman O. Oliver Goodall, Jr. died on Tuesday November 2, 2010. Oliver was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 28, 1922. His childhood and youth was spent in Hobert, OK and Southern California. An avid athlete, he was a tri-sport team membe...
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Host Successful Joint Gala

        On Saturday, October 30, the ladies of the Pasadena Chapter (Eta Lambda Omega) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the men of the Pasadena Chapter (Eta Pi Lambda) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. came together to cel...
  • Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development at John Muir High School

    There are many agencies and supportive staff who have come together to John Muir to help turn the school around. Organizations such as, Teen Futures, OBA, Young & Healthy, Mustangs on The Move and De Veal Family services to name a few. One agency in ...
  • YWCA Honors Phyllis Currie

    Leading the Way to a Greener Pasadena  Phyllis Currie, General Manager of Pasadena Water and Power, is the final honoree in the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley's 2010 Women of Excellence Leadership Speaker Series. This installment is sponsored by US...
  • JVS’ Veterans First Program Helps Veterans Transition Back Into Civilian Workplace

    On Veteran's Day, November 11, the nation celebrates the brave men and women who serve in our military. But what happens when they return home, especially those veterans recently discharched from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan? For many veterans, ...
  • CSI: Bethlehem to Bring Christmas Help to Local Poor

    From the creator of the hit comedy, Late Night Catechism, comes a new comedy, Sister's Christmas Catechism! And, on December 4, you can witness it live at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030. It will be one O-ho...
  • Bishop McKenzie Attacks Obesity Problem

    Bishop Vashti McKenzie and the 13th Episcopal District of the AME Church are tackling the obesity epidemic in a new and dramatic way. Enlisting the support of all of the Pastors and the Women's Missionary Societies of the 13th District have partnered with...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks…. Safety Series

    Part II of a Series One thing about getting older is that you have a lot more memories. The good thing about this is that you get to share. In Part I of my Safety Series, I wrote about keeping yourself safe while at home. While there are many safety is...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Ray Valine of California lost his job. It made so many wrinkles on his head that he had to screw his hat off. Then he thought of a novel way to support his family. He turned his head into a billboard. He shaved it, printed four ads on it, and wandered t...
  • Black Clergy Seek Economic Freedom for Their Flocks

    Almighty Debt, the most recent CNN documentary in the network's series on African-Americans, related how severely debt imposes complex, real-life financial challenges whether the issue is foreclosure, long-term unemployment, or financing higher education....
  • One Property, Many Probates

    On several occasions I have handled multiple probates for the same piece of real estate. When someone passes away owning real estate that is not in a living trust or owned in joint tenancy with another person, the property must go through probate to chang...
  • Kick Your Smoking Habit with the Rest of America During the Great American Smokeout

    Quitting smoking isn't an easy road, but there are lots of sources of support—like the 35th annual Great American Smokeout on November 18th. Sponsored by the FDA's Office of Women's Health, the American Cancer Society, and the FDA's Center for Tobacco P...
  • Mindful Eating

    I have noticed of late that whenever I have a meal prepared and ready to go, I want to eat it as fast as possible, while not paying any attention to it. I want to read, listen to music, check my email, write in my journal – you name it! Anything to ke...
  • Republicans Lying About the Numbers; Exit Polls Reveal No GOP Mandate!

    Mitch McConnell and John Boeher are either lying or they simply do not understand the facts. Either way, the Republican leaders of the House and Senate are wrong when they claim that the American people are clamoring for a reduction in federal spending a...
  • Immigrants Go to Ballot Box Refusing to Stand Down

    Returns Indicate Immigrants and Latinos Have Their Say on November Second Late Tuesday, volunteers, voters, and invited guests watched early returns on a big screen at a community church in North Hollywood, California. After knocking on 19,162 doors in ...
  • Pasadena Fire Goes Pink

    On behalf of the men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department I want to thank our community for your overwhelming support of "Pasadena Fire Goes Pink," in recognition of October as cancer awareness month. Pasadena fire personnel were the first fire dep...
  • Thanks From Rep. Adam Schiff

    Now that the midterm elections are behind us, I want to thank my constituents for the continued opportunity to serve. I first ran for office because I wanted to ensure that the country we pass on to our children is even better and stronger than the one w...
  • Thank You!

    It has been a special experience to live, raise my family and work in our great Assembly District. Ellen and I have been tremendously happy watching our children grow up here and I am honored to have served the 44th A.D. these past four years. Thank you ...

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