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Altadena’s Eliot Middle School Named LA Fitness Champion

Monday, September 14, 2009 | 4:50 pm

Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Chairman Jake Steinfeld announced today that Charles W. Eliot Middle has won the Los Angeles Regional Award in the 2009 Governor’s Challenge for “outstanding efforts to promo... More »


How Safe Are Your Children?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 4:23 pm

Imagine this: You send your kids to a private school every morning thinking that once they step inside the campus, they are all safe and secure. Then you hear news of a gunman entering a school and shooting students, faculty, and staff. You start to ponder –... More »


Ellen’s Silkscreening Helps Area Schools

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 2:40 pm

Ellen’s Silkscreening is helping area schools start off the 2009-10 school year on the right foot. Ellen’s has been working with area schools for over 35 years by offering top quality silkscreening, embroidered wearable’s and promotional products for cla... More »


Need School Books? Try Book Rack

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 2:22 pm

School’s starting and your child has a reading list a mile long. You could get the books from the library but the last library book they had ended up in who-knows-who’s backpack and then disappeared into the ether. That cost you. The only other alternative... More »


PCC to Assist Students Impacted by Fires

Saturday, August 29, 2009 | 3:10 pm

Pasadena City College is making arrangements for students from La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena, and other areas impacted by the fires to preserve their enrollment in classes at the beginning of the fall semester, which begins on Monday, August 31, 2009.   Se... More »


President of PCC Resigns

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 9:18 am

After much consideration, the Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District and Dr. Paulette J. Perfumo, superintendent/president of Pasadena City College, have reached an agreement by which Dr. Perfumo will relinquish her current leadershi... More »


Sharing The Stage With Shakespeare

Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 10:27 pm

“Whoosh.” “Swish.” “Arrgh.” As he stood in a circle of students at the historic Masonic Temple Building in Glendale on Wednesday, Sam McCarthy, 13, of Pasadena, belted out various sounds to warm up his vocal chords for a voice lesson. McCarthy, one of 18 pupil... More »


ACLU Forum: Is There a“Schools to Prison Pipeline”?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | 5:25 am

More than 200 concerned activists and citizens turned out at Pasadena’s Neighborhood Church on Tuesday night for a public forum hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union to discuss the idea that certain groups of students are funneled to prison without ever... More »


PCC Presents Distinguished Lecturer Award to Two Instructors

Thursday, July 9, 2009 | 1:10 pm

Two Pasadena City College instructors were named to the school’s Distinguished Lecturer Award, it was announce today. According to Juan Gutierrez, media relations officer at PCC, Dance adjunct professor Richard Kuller and Painting associate professor Rebecca... More »


PUSD Names Principals at Don Benito, Hamilton, and Loma Alta Schools

Friday, July 3, 2009 | 10:04 am

Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Edwin Diaz this week announced that he has named new principals at Don Benito Fundamental School, Hamilton Elementary, and Loma Alta Elementary, and an administrator at the Oak Knoll Center. Julianne S. Reynoso h... More »


PCC Budget Woes Force Cancellation of Winter Intersession

Thursday, July 2, 2009 | 3:56 pm

The Pasadena City College Board of Trustees voted to cancel PCC’s winter intersession at its July 1 meeting, according to published reports. The college reportedly faces a projected $7.7 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year.  Canceling the winter inte... More »