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Letter to Editor: Recognition of Laura Jimenez
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Letter to Editor: Recognition of Laura Jimenez

Dear Editor, I wish to publicly thank Ms. Laura Jimenez, staff member for California State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez.  After many, many years of our school district’s inability to collect $11,500 in unclaimed property from the State Controller’s Office, Ms. Jimenez interceded on our behalf and, using our Senator’s “Good Offices,” was able to convince…

Are ‘Robo-Advisors’ Better than Financial Planners?
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Are ‘Robo-Advisors’ Better than Financial Planners?

Dear Emmy, what exactly is a ‘robo-advisor’ and are they any good? ‘Robo-advisors’ are online software companies that provide investment portfolio creation and maintenance services. Customers first complete an objectives and risk-tolerance questionnaire, then a proprietary algorithm uses that information to construct an investment strategy. The software is designed by security-industry professionals, but each individual…

Pasadena Humane Society Pet of the Week: Bandit
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Pasadena Humane Society Pet of the Week: Bandit

Bandit (A443185) is a 6-year-old, special needs miniature pinscher mix. Despite being blind, Bandit has the sweetest disposition. Once he’s comfortable in his surroundings, Bandit’s loving and affectionate personality begins to shine. Our volunteers are working with him to ensure his stay at the shelter is as calm and peaceful as possible. Bandit has a…

Career Corner: Should I Put My Photo on My Resume?
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Career Corner: Should I Put My Photo on My Resume?

By Angela Copeland Recently, I started receiving a question I haven’t heard much before. The question is, “should I put my photo on my resume”? It’s a great question! If you’ve wondered the same thing, you’re not alone. Resume templates are beginning to pop up on the internet with photos embedded. In all honesty, these…

The Nurse Shortage Isn’t a Partisan Issue
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The Nurse Shortage Isn’t a Partisan Issue

By Sheldon D. Fields The United States is rapidly growing grayer and more ethnically diverse. Today, about one in seven Americans is 65 or older. In less than 15 years, one in five Americans will be there, a percentage that will continue to rise. Meanwhile, the Census Bureau projects that by 2044, over half of…

NIH Budget Cuts Will Damage ‘The American System’
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NIH Budget Cuts Will Damage ‘The American System’

By Sandip Shah and Joe Black The Trump administration is pushing for dramatic cutbacks at the National Institutes of Health. The proposed $5.8 billion cut from the agency’s annual $32 billion budget would translate into 5,000 to 8,000 fewer grants per year for basic medical research. But the impact of such cuts would actually be…

Career Corner: Three Tips for Moving to Another City
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Career Corner: Three Tips for Moving to Another City

By Angela Copeland Have you ever thought of moving to another city? For many job seekers who are searching in a difficult market, I often recommend looking in other places. But, searching in one city while you live in another can be a challenge. In a new city, chances are good that your professional network…

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