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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Sworn in for Second Term

SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson outlined his ambitious “Agenda for Excellence” for the next four years today in Sacramento as he was sworn in for his second term…

Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of…

Children Enjoy an Early Hillsides Christmas at Pasadena Charity

Children Enjoy an Early Hillsides Christmas at Pasadena Charity

Christmas came early to Hillsides this year for the children who live in the Residential Treatment Services program as they celebrated the annual Hillsides Christmas celebration the morning of December…

Rep. Schiff Announces Federal Funding

On Monday morning Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as the CROmnibus, for…

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

Sarah Culberson fears for family in Sierra Leone Ebola region

By Jennifer Schlueter “Everyone is at risk and more than 300 death cases! We are all scared,” Hindo ends his email from Sierra Leone to his sister Sarah Culberson in…

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Hindo explains hand-washing stations to villagers in Sierra Leone – Courtesy photos Education from locals for locals against Ebola prevents deadly disease from spreading By Jennifer Schlueter For a few…

Pasadena City College Foundation Awarded More Than $227,000 in Scholarships at December 3 Ceremony

The Pasadena City College (PCC) Foundation, the fifth-largest community college foundation in California, awarded more than $227,000 in scholarships to 230 PCC students during its annual scholarship awards ceremony. More…

Tournament of Roses Celebrates 126th Rose Parade Theme “Inspiring Stories” With New Social Media Campaign

Share a personal inspiring story using #RoseParade #Inspiring and enter to win a trip for two to America’s New Year’s Celebration The Tournament of Roses has officially launched its #RoseParade…

Pasadena awarded grant for 2015 summer, afterschool meal programs

The City’s Human Services and Recreation Department received a $50,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC) to streamline afterschool and summer meal programs for Pasadena-area children. The department…

Election: Democrats lead; voters support Proposition 47

Neel Kashkari, 41, is a first time candidate challenging current Governor Jerry Brown, 76, who would enter a record fourth term if elected, which – according to polls released last…

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