Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Today marks the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which commemorates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the month of May. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement:Every year in May, we come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the invaluable contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our great nation. Today, AAPIs are the fastest growing racial group in the United States, and more immigrants come to the U.S. from the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else in the world. The incredible growth and vitality of this community can be found in so many different sectors – from small business owners to medical professionals to military service members and public servants. And we have also seen this growth in our very own Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, where we now have a historic high of 18 AAPI Members of Congress!“Together, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has the power to make our voices heard on a wide range of issues – from keeping immigrant families together and denouncing hate violence to protecting the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans. As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, let us recommit ourselves to advancing the needs of our communities and ensure that America continues to be land of opportunity for all.” Government Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Published on Monday, May 1, 2017 | 11:51 am Community News Business News Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Here’s all you need to know about Paul George, one of the two All-Stars the Clippers acquired late Friday night. They also came to terms on a deal with free agent Kawhi Leonard.PAUL CLIFTON ANTHONY GEORGEAge: 28 (born May 2, 1990)Height/weight: 6-foot-9, 220 poundsPosition: Small forward Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Drafted: In 2010, George was selected 10th overall in the first round by the Indiana Pacers.2018-19 Stats: 28 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocked shots, 43.8 FG pct; 38.6 3-point pct.; 83.9 FT pct.Career Stats: 19.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 steals, 0.4 blocked shots, 43.3 FG pct, 37.8 3-point pct., 84.4 FT pct.Notable: George is a six-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA Team selection and four-time member of the All-Defensive Team. He finished third in MVP voting last season. … He played two seasons for Fresno State, where he was a second-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection in 2009-10 and compiled the best single-season free-throw percentage (120 for 132, 90.9 percent) in program history. … In 2010, George announced he was forgoing his final two seasons of college eligibility entering the NBA Draft, before being selected 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers and becoming the highest NBA draft pick in Fresno State history. … George earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors that year after averaging 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1 steal per game and becoming one of only two rookies from his draft class to start for his team in the playoffs. … In his third season, George became the go-to offensive option for the Pacers after moving from shooting guard to small forward because Danny Granger missed most of the season with knee and calf injuries. George was selected to play in the All-Star Game for the first time, and at season’s end he was named Most Improved Player after averaging then-career highs of 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists and being the only player in the NBA with at least 140 steals and 50 blocked shots. … In 2013-14, he led the Pacers to a 56-26 regular-season record and to the Eastern Conference finals, where they were eliminated by the Miami Heat. He was named to the All-NBA third team and All-Defensive First Team. … In the summer of 2014, he was invited to the training camp roster for the U.S. national team, where he suffered a compound fracture of both bones in his lower right leg on Aug. 1. He returned to the court on April 5, and played the final six games of the season for Indiana. … In 2015-16, George scored with 41 points in the All-Star Game, finishing one point shy of the All-Star game record set by Wilt Chamberlain. … In the summer of 2016, George contributed to the U.S. winning the gold medal at the Rio Olympics … On July 6, 2017, George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The Thunder acquired him despite him being one season away from free agency and publicly declaring that he preferred to return to Southern California and join the Lakers. With the Thunder, he again played in the All-Star Game, named as a replacement for the injured DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron. … In 2018, George opted to remain in Oklahoma City instead of signing with the Lakers, saying he “loved the situation” there before re-signing on a reported four-year, $137 million deal. George had a career year, averaging 28 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.2 steals before the Thunder were eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs by the Trail Blazers in five games as George played with a right shoulder injury.Did you know? In 2014, George changed his jersey number from 24 to 13, which gave him the more marketable moniker of PG-13. He reportedly donated all of his old jerseys to Knight High in Palmdale, where he starred.