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November 4, 2008
The Glendale News-Press visited kindergarten classes participating in a mock presidential election at White Elementary School and asked students, “Who did you vote for, and why?”   “John McCain because I think he’s going to be the next president because he’s good with his family.” MINOO BASTANI, 4 Glendale         “Barack Obama, because he gives money to other people that don’t have any money.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | January 17, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former First Lady Nancy Reagan each have ceramic works created by local artists in their collections. The works were sent to them last month along with gourmet food items and fine wines in holiday gift baskets from a prominent world leader, whose name Fancifull Gift Baskets shop owner Terry August couldn’t reveal. The Hollywood shop owner selected the bowls and vases at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Christmas sale.
FEATURES
January 23, 2009
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn is as the 44th President of the United States, if you had the chance to have lunch with him, what advice would you offer him as he enters the presidency?   Now that Barack Obama is president, my greatest hope for him is that he can continue to inspire us toward a higher sense of purpose and unity in our country. He is such an inspiring and transformational figure, one that seems to transcend race, space and time, and yet he is faced with crushing obstacles and challenges; my hope is that he can rally the support of the Congress and all Americans to meet the daunting tasks of restoring our economy, greening our nation, ending the wars and restoring our standing as a world leader.
FEATURES
January 23, 2009
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn is as the 44th President of the United States, if you had the chance to have lunch with him, what advice would you offer him as he enters the presidency? If I had the opportunity to sit down and share lunch with President Elect Barak Obama: I would suggest that in all matters, he listens first to the ‘small, still voice’ within before making any decisions that affect our Nation.   In the first few months of his presidency, he will be surrounded with advisors who will all sound very convincing with their proposals for improving the economy, health care, education and foreign policy.
NEWS
November 14, 2008
I’m confused. All this time, I’ve thought that the civil rights movement was aimed at making us a colorblind society — one where a person is judged “by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin.” I thought the success of African-Americans like Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Shelby Steele and many others was evidence of our considerable progress toward that goal. So, along comes the 2008 presidential election and — unbelievably — it seems to have been exclusively about one man’s skin color.
NEWS
September 9, 2012
Anewsie like me needs an angle to lure you into the spider's web of the world he sees, but I wasn't sure I had one Thursday night as I walked out of the South Lake Avenue headquarters of the Pasadena United Democrats, where I had spent the evening among 150 true believers sharing the reelect Barack Obama experience. It was a full house of convention watchers for the third night in a row - a mixed-race crowd, nearly all middle-aged and elderly, enthusiastic Democrats who wanted to feel like they were in Charlotte themselves, at least a little bit, for a few hours, watching the show together rather than in their homes.
FEATURES
December 21, 2009
UNITED STATES President Barack Obama president@whitehouse. gov www.whitehouse.gov/ president The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Vice President Joe Biden vice_president@ whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov/ vicepresident The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-29th District)
LOCAL
By James M. McCann | October 10, 2009
I just could not let Patricia Harris’ commentary (“Marching toward taking the country back,” Oct. 3) go by without asking myself and her a few salient questions. The first of which is: taking the country back from whom, exactly? Would it be the 53% of voters that actually elected Barack Obama? Patricia doesn’t ever clearly state who this might be (a black man in the White House?) or for what reason. She waxes poetic about the people she meets on the metro in Washington, D.C., (the government-run metro I would assume)
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | January 20, 2009
Glendale students and city workers are among the hundreds of thousands in Washington for today’s historic presidential inauguration. A group of 14 Glendale High School students made the trip with two of their history teachers, as did Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, who said the opportunity of seeing Barack Obama sworn in as the nation’s first black president was too momentous to miss. “When you think of the significance of this, the first African-American president, that can only happen once,” Scoggins said from the nation’s capitol Monday.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 4, 2008
Picking a presidential candidate wasn’t much of a chore for 4-year-old Minoo Bastani. Inserting her letter-sized paper ballot into a 3-inch slot, however, proved to be much more confusing. Minoo, one of about 120 kindergartners at White Elementary School who will conclude a mock presidential vote today, checked off her selection Monday on a ballot that included photos of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. She picked McCain without hesitation, but, noticing that her ballot wouldn’t fall effortlessly into the ballot box, paused to size up the spatial conundrum.
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NEWS
September 9, 2012
Anewsie like me needs an angle to lure you into the spider's web of the world he sees, but I wasn't sure I had one Thursday night as I walked out of the South Lake Avenue headquarters of the Pasadena United Democrats, where I had spent the evening among 150 true believers sharing the reelect Barack Obama experience. It was a full house of convention watchers for the third night in a row - a mixed-race crowd, nearly all middle-aged and elderly, enthusiastic Democrats who wanted to feel like they were in Charlotte themselves, at least a little bit, for a few hours, watching the show together rather than in their homes.
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FEATURES
December 21, 2009
UNITED STATES President Barack Obama president@whitehouse. gov www.whitehouse.gov/ president The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Vice President Joe Biden vice_president@ whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov/ vicepresident The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-29th District)
LOCAL
By James M. McCann | October 10, 2009
I just could not let Patricia Harris’ commentary (“Marching toward taking the country back,” Oct. 3) go by without asking myself and her a few salient questions. The first of which is: taking the country back from whom, exactly? Would it be the 53% of voters that actually elected Barack Obama? Patricia doesn’t ever clearly state who this might be (a black man in the White House?) or for what reason. She waxes poetic about the people she meets on the metro in Washington, D.C., (the government-run metro I would assume)
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | January 30, 2009
Local students, parents and law enforcement were among the estimated one million people who traveled to Washington, D.C. on that cold winter morning Jan. 20 to see president-elect Barack Obama take the oath of office. “I wasn’t going to miss it,” said Margaret O’Rourke. She and her Rosemont Middle School eighth grade son, Owen Solis, went to the inauguration to watch history up close and personal. Well, maybe not so up-close. “We were one area back from the Reflecting Pool, about eight to 10 football fields from the podium,” O’Rourke said.
FEATURES
January 23, 2009
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn is as the 44th President of the United States, if you had the chance to have lunch with him, what advice would you offer him as he enters the presidency?   Now that Barack Obama is president, my greatest hope for him is that he can continue to inspire us toward a higher sense of purpose and unity in our country. He is such an inspiring and transformational figure, one that seems to transcend race, space and time, and yet he is faced with crushing obstacles and challenges; my hope is that he can rally the support of the Congress and all Americans to meet the daunting tasks of restoring our economy, greening our nation, ending the wars and restoring our standing as a world leader.
FEATURES
January 23, 2009
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn is as the 44th President of the United States, if you had the chance to have lunch with him, what advice would you offer him as he enters the presidency? If I had the opportunity to sit down and share lunch with President Elect Barak Obama: I would suggest that in all matters, he listens first to the ‘small, still voice’ within before making any decisions that affect our Nation.   In the first few months of his presidency, he will be surrounded with advisors who will all sound very convincing with their proposals for improving the economy, health care, education and foreign policy.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | January 20, 2009
Glendale students and city workers are among the hundreds of thousands in Washington for today’s historic presidential inauguration. A group of 14 Glendale High School students made the trip with two of their history teachers, as did Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, who said the opportunity of seeing Barack Obama sworn in as the nation’s first black president was too momentous to miss. “When you think of the significance of this, the first African-American president, that can only happen once,” Scoggins said from the nation’s capitol Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | January 17, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former First Lady Nancy Reagan each have ceramic works created by local artists in their collections. The works were sent to them last month along with gourmet food items and fine wines in holiday gift baskets from a prominent world leader, whose name Fancifull Gift Baskets shop owner Terry August couldn’t reveal. The Hollywood shop owner selected the bowls and vases at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Christmas sale.
NEWS
November 14, 2008
I’m confused. All this time, I’ve thought that the civil rights movement was aimed at making us a colorblind society — one where a person is judged “by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin.” I thought the success of African-Americans like Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Shelby Steele and many others was evidence of our considerable progress toward that goal. So, along comes the 2008 presidential election and — unbelievably — it seems to have been exclusively about one man’s skin color.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 4, 2008
Picking a presidential candidate wasn’t much of a chore for 4-year-old Minoo Bastani. Inserting her letter-sized paper ballot into a 3-inch slot, however, proved to be much more confusing. Minoo, one of about 120 kindergartners at White Elementary School who will conclude a mock presidential vote today, checked off her selection Monday on a ballot that included photos of Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. She picked McCain without hesitation, but, noticing that her ballot wouldn’t fall effortlessly into the ballot box, paused to size up the spatial conundrum.
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