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Real ID – DMV Info

Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved document, like a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases.

To apply for a REAL ID, an applicant must provide a valid Social Security number, proof of identity and two proofs of California residency. A list of qualifying documents and other helpful information can be found at

The DMV is no longer requiring a document with a Social Security number after updating its system following passage of the REAL ID Modernization Act, which will allow for further process improvements in the future. The DMV continues to streamline its processes and incorporate technology to become more mobile and better serve its customers through more convenient service options.

With more customers using online services, DMV offices have more space to accommodate Californians who need a REAL ID or otherwise have to visit an office.

Contact Tracing Job Opportunities

The West LA AJCC is currently recruiting for Contact Tracer, Contact Tracing Team Lead, and Contact Tracing Division Manager positions.  Compensation is $25/hour for Managers, $22.50/hour for Leads and $21.65/hour for Contact Tracers.  The work is to be done 100% remotely.  Interested persons must send resumes to

Walktober: African American History of Pasadena Walking Tour

NAACP collaboration with The Pasadena Street Coalition. As a part of Walktober we are honored to partner with the NAACP Pasadena Branch and host a self-guided “Walking Tour of the African American History of Pasadena.” Without the contributions of the elders of the NAACP Pasadena Branch, FAME Senior Ministry and the President Allen Edson this tour would not exist.

The tour consists of 14 locations primarily in North West Pasadena, centering on individuals and events of historical significance to the African American Community, which also provides Pasadena its rich history.

Link to walking tour:…/c2e918f7-5a8d-4877-be85-d903cba67255



courtesy of Vromans Bookstore

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racisom, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Tenth Anniversary Edition by Michelle Alexander

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Why I’m No  Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race edited by Jesmyn Ward

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor