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In The Waiting Room

By Nick Kipley The mentally disabled man sitting in the wheelchair pukes into hospital-issue green-plastic vomit bag held open at spittoon-width by a green-plastic ring and his mother…

The Case for “Vape” (E-cigarettes)

By Nick Kipley Last week, California Sen. Mark Leno filed Senate Bill 140. If ratified into law, it would combine the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes with…

How Starbucks Hopes to Profit from MLK Day

By Nick Kipley According to an article published by the Boston Globe in 2011, sales of the Frappuccino make up roughly a fifth of Starbuck’s revenue. Possibly to…

Three Keys to Strengthening Your Financial Resolve in 2015

It takes a lot of practice (and willingness) to become a champion of responsible spending…

The Pen IS Mightier than the Sword – “La plume est plus forte que l’epee.”

The Pen IS Mightier than the Sword – “La plume est plus forte que l’epee.”

“We feel at the Charlie Hebdo team that we need to forgive” By Terry Miller…

Dear Editor: Republicans are anti-

To the Editor: A picture appearing in newspapers showed the newly elected 114th Congress. The…

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Smart Women Smart Money: Spousal Benefit

Hello Emmy. My husband and I are both retired. He’s receiving Social Security. As a former teacher, my pension comes from CALPERS and I don’t receive Social Security.…

Dear Editor: Republicans in office—what were voters thinking?

To the Editor: One nagging question remains! Economic prosperity is back, the unemployment rate has steadily gone down, millions of uninsured people now have medical insurance, the auto…

Dear Editor: Pasadena Rose Parade Magazine doesn’t feature the Rose Queen!

Dear Editor, I received [a copy of] Pasadena Star News -12-28-2014…with the Pasadena Rose Parade Magazine 2015 and much to my dismay Rose Queen Madison Triplett was not…

Open Letter to Pasadena Chief of Police

Dear Chief Sanchez: We members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and supporting clergy leaders in the Pasadena area feel compelled to…

Open Letter to Pasadena Chief of Police

Dear Chief Sanchez: We members of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and supporting clergy leaders in the Pasadena area feel compelled to express our outrage at the murder…

New Year Ahead

The start of a new year is a perfect time to commit to actions that will positively impact you and your team. Here are six resolutions to…

So You Want to Start a Small Business?

The United States is home to millions of small businesses. While many thrive, there are certain risks and challenges that often accompany operating an independent company. If…

This Year’s Going to be Different

by Dorothy Denne Time to close the old calendar and open the new. This year is going to be different. I’ll get the birthdays, theater dates and…

Christmas Before Plastic

by Dorothy Denne (Think Jingle Bells) Dashing through the mall, It is panic time today. Ten more gifts to buy, Money’s gone away. Problem solved, problem solved,…

Motander’s Musings: Amos Alonzo Stagg, the bowl and the man

The NCAA National Championship game is being played tomorrow night at 4 p.m. No, I’m not kidding. And this one is without all that BSC and selection…

Powerful Words

Words are a powerful thing. Can you remember words from your childhood that affected you as a kid and maybe still do today? The words leaders use…

Christmas Tears

by Dorothy Denne I love December. It is a teary time of year for me. They aren’t real sad tears nor are they happy tears. They are…

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