River City Ransom 2 Coming this Summer

If you browse the Indie Games section of Xbox Live with some frequency (and you should; one of our 2010 games of the year came from there) you probably ran across a homage/remake to Super Dodgeball. That came from Miracle Kidz, a Japanese developer comprised of many programmers from the Technos’ glory days.

Now, they’re taking a shot at a sequel to one of the best loved, barfing beat-em-ups of all time, River City Ransom. The game is development for a summer 2011 console release, a PC version coming later. What consoles remain a mystery, although their dodgeball effort was an Indie release, and will soon grace WiiWare apparently.

It probably says something in this day and age when a sequel to one of the industries greatest is plopped onto an Indie service instead of getting the full Live Arcade or even retail release. River City Ransom deserves far better.

Leaders hold forum to discuss Wal-Mart

Pasadena Star-News October 7, 2005 SAN GABRIEL –Area religious leaders will hold a forum on Wal- Mart at 7 p.m. on Monday.

“Judging Wal-Mart from a Faith Perspective’ will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with speakers Dr. Goetz Wolff, a UCLA professor, and Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center.

State Sen. Gloria Romero, D- East Los Angeles, and Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, will be part of a panel discussion following the event. A preview of Ronald Greenwald’s film about Wal- Mart called “The High Price of Low Cost’ also will be shown.

The event is presented by Progressive Christians Uniting and Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. It is endorsed by St. Anthony’s Parish and the San Gabriel Mission Parish.

Wal-Mart is trying to open a 24- hour Super Center in Rosemead. The project was approved by the Rosemead City Council for the 24- acre corner of Walnut Grove Avenue and Rush Street.

Woman’s Club offers pneumonia, flu shots SIERRA MADRE The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club will sponsor a second flu clinic, which will offer flu, pneumonia and tetanus vaccinations from 9 a.m. until noon on Oct. 23.

Flu shots are $23; pneumonia and tetanus shots are $40 each.

The flu clinic will be held at the Essick House at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. For more information or appointments, call (626) 355- 8586. kaiserpermanentelocationsnow.net kaiser permanente locations

Armenia trade office to aide tourism, trade SACRAMENTO A bill by state Senator Jack Scott, D- Pasadena, that extends the sunset date for the operation of a privately funded trade office in Armenia has been signed by the governor. California is home to about a half-million Armenian Americans and the trade office is expected to increase business, trade and tourism between California and Armenia.

“This is an important step forward in cementing ties between the people of California and Armenia,’ Scott said. “It is also a responsible step in these tight economic times. This office is the first privately funded trade office for the state and it will be a win-win for California and Armenia. The trade office will open new and large growth markets for California businesses and investors. For Armenia and its neighbors, the office will generate much-needed business and investment.’ The state’s trade office in Armenia opened this week in the capital city of Yerevan. It was funded with $75,000 in private donations. The Glendale-based Foundation for Economic Development helped create the trade office. in our site kaiser permanente locations

Scott recently completed a fact- finding trip to Armenia where he met with President Robert Kotcharian and foreign minister Vartan Oskanian to announce the opening of the trade office.

Tennis, volleyball starting at YWCA PASADENA YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is registering those interested in playing on the volleyball or tennis teams .

The volleyball league is for girls ages eight to 16, and the season runs Monday through Dec. 17. Participants must attend a skills evaluation at 9 a.m. today at CORAL Innovation Center.

The tennis league is for girls ages five to 17, and the season runs today through Dec. 17.

The participation cost for tennis or volleyball is $100 for YWCA members and $115 for nonmembers. The fee covers uniforms, photos, trophies (for volleyball), referee fees and other supplies.

To register or for more information, contact the YWCA at (626) 296- 8433.

Registration forms may also be obtained online at www.ywca- pasadena.org or at the YWCA office.

Clothing drive benefits victims of violence EL MONTE A Southland lawmaker urges San Gabriel Valley residents to donate clothing and other necessities for domestic- violence victims as part of a monthlong drive.

Items needed include clothing, diapers, toothpaste, deodorant and body soap, said Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D-El Monte.

Collection sites have been set up at various Kaiser Permanente locations in the San Gabriel Valley to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Chu said.

The donated items will be sent to the Asian Pacific Women’s Center, YWCA-WINGS (Women In Need Growing Strong) and Project ACHIEVE/ Pathways.

: From staff reports