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  • Hundreds of Foster Children Celebrate the Holidays at Rosemary Children's Services 18th Annual Foster Family Agency Holiday Party

    PASADENA , Calif. Overlooking the San Gabriel Valley , in the exclusive Via Verde Country Club, hundreds of foster children and families gathered at Rosemary Children's Services 18th Annual Foster Family Agency Holiday Party. The foster children and famil...
  • Asmb. Portantino Continues Efforts to Root Out Waste and Fraud in Government . . . And Introduces Legislation to Help Small Businesses

    Sacramento – "Getting our budget under control is my top priority this year. Like many Californians, I'm tired of the 'every six month band aides' we've been using for short term solutions. We need to embrace significant budget reform. That's why I'm...
  • Do You Have To Be 'Online' In A Job Search?

    (ARA) - In light of current economic conditions and the increased number of people looking for a job, employers are being forced to re-evaluate and adapt their "traditional" hiring process. Today, job-seekers are not only facing the challenge of finding a...
  • Road Scholar Presents Asa Hillard Award for Lifelong Learning to Dr. Sheila S. Walker

    Dr. Asa Grant Hilliard's Legacy Honored with Award Sponsored by Road Scholar at Annual NABSE Conference Road Scholar is pleased to award the Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning to Sheila S. Walker, Ph.D. The award provides $5,000 toward...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    UCLA-USC-- This figures to be an exciting game. The Bruins and the Trojans duking it out under sunny skies in the beautiful Rose Bowl. I will admit, that at the beginning of the year, all of the local fans had hoped for more. To me, the glass is still hal...
  • Eat, Drink And Be Merry

    I'm often asked at this time of the year - What is the best way to keep the pounds off during the holiday season? And until now I've always provided the standardize answer that you'd hear from most folks like me who think we may know a little something e...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    While a soldier was seated at a table, a couple walked in and asked, "May we sit with you?" "Yes," he answered. All during the meal, the wife who had a long face, wasn't humbly grateful, she was grumbly hateful. Wanting to change the subject, the soldi...
  • “Mudbound” is 2011 One City, One Story Selection

    The book selection for Pasadena's Ninth One City, One Story community reading celebration is Hillary Jordan's novel "Mudbound." Jordan's prize winning debut novel tells the story of two families and their struggles in post World War II Mississippi as the...
  • Hillsides Children’s Charity Announces Holiday Toy Drive

    Provides Pasadena Residents With Opportunity to Make a Difference Beginning Friday, December 3, Pasadena area residents can help brighten a child's holiday season by donating new, unwrapped gifts and toys at select local Starbucks. Hillsides, a Pasadena...
  • Property Taxes and Estate Planning

    Unlike residents of some other states, Californians are privileged to have several favorable rules regarding property taxes. The biggest advantage is Proposition 13 – the initiative passed by voters in 1978 to keep people from being priced out of their...
  • Techniques to Get You Burning and Building!

    How often do I get asked the following: "Lee Ann, what exercise do I do to lose this?" Then they point to their mid-section, thighs, butt or upper arm! Well, the answer to that question I usually formulate in two parts: First, there are specific exerc...
  • Sarah Palin’s Insulting Black History Lesson

    African-Americans do not need Sarah Palin to lecture us about black history. In her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, Palin -- who soared to prominence by demonizing President Obama, mischaracterizing civil rights leader...
  • Blacks Who Are Turning Things Around

    Ford Motor Company has had a successful business turnaround. The century-old corporation's rebound is a great American story in which Blacks played pivotal roles. The way Ford went from a $12.7 billion loss in 2006 to a $2 billion profit in three years ...
  • Excerpts from President Obama's Statement After Meeting With Bipartisan Leadership

    [Room 430, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 11/30/10, 12:50 P.M. EST] THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. By the way, for those of you who are curious, we're using this room because we've got about a hundred volunteers decorating the White House. S...
  • “Miss Ruthie Speaks” Book

    I have just finished reading Miss Ruthie Speaks. This little book is complied of the columns that my wife, Ruthie, has written this year for The Journal. She is a wise woman who over the twenty plus years we have published The Journal has written maybe tw...
  • Statement by the President on House Passage of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010

    I am pleased that today, the House has joined the Senate in passing the Claims Settlement Act of 2010. This important legislation will fund the agreements reached in the Pigford II lawsuit, brought by African American farmers, and the Cobell lawsuit, br...
  • NAACP Congratulates Kamala Harris

    California Elects First Female and African American Attorney General The NAACP congratulates Kamala Harris, newly elected and first female and African American Attorney General of California. Harris was elected "Top Cop" of California after her opponent...
  • 2010 Homecoming Court

    The debonair escorts of John Muir High School and Her Majesty, the Queen, celebrate the Mustang Varsity Football Team's victory against the Pasadena High School's Bulldogs in the 63rd Annual Turkey Tussle.The Mustangs demolished the Bulldogs...
  • Winning Ways to Sharpen Your Career Search in a Challenging Economy

    (ARA) - Five unemployed people are competing for every job opening in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. At the beginning of the recession in December 2007, there were less than two people vying for each vacancy. With more candidates...
  • Employers Helping Colleges Ensure Grads Have Needed Job Skills

    (ARA) - Class is always in session if you're a company looking to gain a strategic edge in hiring entry-level college graduates. The pool of work-ready college graduates is as high as ever, but current financial conditions have forced the bar even higher ...

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