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Discussions of Laws and Enforcement Slated Next Council Meeting

Discussions of Laws and Enforcement Slated Next Council Meeting

  By Susan Motander Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys will present an overview of the impact of Assembly Bill 109, and Propositions 47…

Closures Planned at Canyon Park for Entrance Upgrades

Closures Planned at Canyon Park for Entrance Upgrades

  By Susan Motander Plans are finally complete for the improved entrance trail at Canyon Park in Monrovia. Work will begin on May 1 and will necessitate the closer…

3 Monrovia Women Honored as ‘Unsung Heroines’

3 Monrovia Women Honored as ‘Unsung Heroines’

  Julie Gentile – Councilmember Becky Shevlin, City of Monrovia, Martha Rund – Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG) and Connie Garrison – Foothill Unity Center, Inc. were among…

Education

Monrovia’s Clifton Middle School 1 of 275 California Gold Ribbon Schools

Monrovia’s Clifton Middle School 1 of 275 California Gold Ribbon Schools

  Tom Torlakson recently announced that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under…

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff  Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need…

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States…

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Arts & Entertainment

We Olive Returns to Old Town Pasadena, Unveils New Wine Bar

We Olive Returns to Old Town Pasadena, Unveils New Wine Bar

  We Olive Pasadena has announced the grand re-opening of their celebrated olive oil and gourmet food store in Old Town Pasadena. The store, which began welcoming customers…

Fender Custom Shop at 30 Years: Stunning Photography, Stunning Instruments

Fender Custom Shop at 30 Years: Stunning Photography, Stunning Instruments

  Book Review By Terry Miller My friends over at Music Marcon are truly wonderful, funny and creative marketing communicators who do things right and know a heck…

The Other Side Premieres at Gramercy Studios in Los Angeles

The Other Side Premieres at Gramercy Studios in Los Angeles

  Proceeds to benefit the Gabriella Foundation’s everybody dance! program for low-income youth The Other Side will make its world premiere on May 5, 6, 12 and 13…

“Fefu and Her Friends” Set to Open in Celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary

“Fefu and Her Friends” Set to Open in Celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary

  Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Present “Fefu and Her Friends” at UNESCO-Nominated Hollyhock House   Taking place throughout…

Cal Phil’s Music, Martinis, and the Maestro Series in Pasadena Continues Sunday, April 9

Cal Phil’s Music, Martinis, and the Maestro Series in Pasadena Continues Sunday, April 9

  Tickets to ALL Concerts Available Now!   The magic started earlier this year when Cal Phil revived its popular Music, Martinis and the Maestro series at the Noor…

Second Saturdays at Altadena Library Continue Amid Renovations

Second Saturdays at Altadena Library Continue Amid Renovations

  Despite the current renovation at its main library building, Altadena Library District’s popular Second Saturday Concerts will continue this Saturday, April 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a night of live music…

Crime

Shooting on West Cypress Leaves One Man Dead, Minor in Critical Condition

Shooting on West Cypress Leaves One Man Dead, Minor in Critical Condition

  By Susan Motander On Saturday night Monrovia Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of West…

Monrovia Police Blotters: April 13- April 16

Monrovia Police Blotters: April 13- April 16

  April 13 At 2:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of West Hillcrest regarding a…

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

  The FBI raided California Immigrant Investment Fund, LLC at the Hilton in San Gabriel last Wednesday, as well a home…

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

  San Gabriel Police were running probation compliance checks at the New Century Inn Motel, on the 100 block of Las…

Business

Classic Kickboxing

Classic Kickboxing

  By Emily G. Peters It’s official—we’re well into our second quarter of 2017. For those struggling with their resolution to get in shape this year, Classic…

Distant Lands

Distant Lands

  Get Ready to Travel to Distant Lands By Emily G. Peters It’s not just a bookstore. It’s not just a luggage shop, or even a travel…

Health & Fitness

How to Age Well in a Youth-Obsessed Culture

How to Age Well in a Youth-Obsessed Culture

From commercials to films, our culture is saturated with images portraying young people as the standard. In Los Angeles County, this message goes deeper since Hollywood is…

Restaurant Chains Responding to Healthier Lifestyles

Restaurant Chains Responding to Healthier Lifestyles

  Recent studies indicate that as many as one-third of all American adults are obese. And while healthier diets provide an obvious antidote to their fattier counterparts,…

Sports

Monrovia Edges Temple City, 2-1

Monrovia Edges Temple City, 2-1

  Story and Photos By Christian Romo With two aces starting the game, the Rams and the Wildcats delivered the quick, low-scoring game many expected. But after…

Arcadia High Gymnast Crowned Balance Beam Champ

Arcadia High Gymnast Crowned Balance Beam Champ

Samantha Sakti, a junior in Arcadia High School was crowned Balance Beam Champion, Silver Medalist on Floor and 5th All Around last Friday at Region 1 Artistic…

Dining Delights

Greek Food for a Good Mood

Greek Food for a Good Mood

Photos and Story  By Jason Yassine If you’re around the Pasadena area and craving Greek food, then Daphne’s California Greek is worth a try. With a variety…

Cheap, Fresh, Delicious: Night Owl Cafe Brings Modern Asian-Fusion to Arcadia

Cheap, Fresh, Delicious: Night Owl Cafe Brings Modern Asian-Fusion to Arcadia

  Two lifelong friends hope to give back to the community by charming their tastebuds By Blake Pinto There are many ways to give back to a…

Obituaries

A Heavenly Departure for Wessie Mae Dillon (1924 – 2017)

A Heavenly Departure for Wessie Mae Dillon (1924 – 2017)

  Mother Wessie Mae Dillon went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 92 years, on Monday, April 17, at…

A Deliberate Life – Lisa Magno Marino

A Deliberate Life – Lisa Magno Marino

  By Susan Motander Through the week the news has been spreading that Lisa Magno had lost her battle with cancer. She died early on Friday morning, and saying…

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