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Pasadena Quarterbacks Club to feature strong list of speakers

The Pasadena Quarterbacks Club will return in 2017 and it will feature one of its better speaker schedules in recent memory. The organization, which meets every Friday in the fall from September to late November, has lined up a solid list of spe...

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