Date: April 3rd, 2018

Career Corner: When to Ask Your Boss for More Money
Columns

Career Corner: When to Ask Your Boss for More Money

By Angela Copeland Who wouldn’t like to make more money? If you’ve read my column before, you probably know that I’m an advocate of changing companies every three to five years (for many industries). On top of gaining extra experience, switching has the potential to bump up your pay considerably. But, there are often times when…

Hiking Above the Sea at Pismo Preserve
Travel

Hiking Above the Sea at Pismo Preserve

I experienced more than relaxation and boutique hotel luxury on my recent getaway to California’s Central Coast. I also discovered Pismo Preserve, a 900–acre natural sanctuary where the public can hike, ride bikes and horses on rugged, pristine trails overlooking the ocean. My adventure to the outdoor refuge began at the Inn at the Pier…

Monrovia Unified Teacher Named Regional California League of Middle Schools Educator of the Year
Education

Monrovia Unified Teacher Named Regional California League of Middle Schools Educator of the Year

Lisa Herald, a 14-year history teacher at Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School, has been named a regional winner for the California League of Middle Schools Educator of the Year for connecting lessons to student experiences and assigning hands-on projects that highlight student strengths and interests. The annual award recognizes 22 educators from regions throughout…

EXTRA EXTRA – READ ALL ABOUT IT
Community

EXTRA EXTRA – READ ALL ABOUT IT

Readers’ Choice Open Ballot Begins April 12 Beacon Media News’ annual Readers’ Choice poll (a tip-of –the–hat to local businesses) is about to begin. We’re particularly excited this year, as you the reader, have far more say in who gets selected to potentially win this influential and sought-after annual award. Now is your opportunity to…

Keeping the Streets of Old Town Monrovia Clean
Community

Keeping the Streets of Old Town Monrovia Clean

Councilmember Larry Spicer, Mayor Tom Adams and Councilmember Alex Blackburn honor Bill Curtis (second right) for helping to keep the streets of Old Town Monrovia clean. For five years, Bill Curtis has been picking up paper cups, napkins and other discards with his mechanical grabbing stick on Myrtle Avenue during his morning walks. The city council...
April College Search Guide
Education

April College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children used their spring break actually getting some rest. As parents it’s our responsibility to look after our kids’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I know that today’s high schoolers have so much going on that I’m really surprised they can think straight. As…

New Croissant on the Block: Wheat Shop
Business Spotlight

New Croissant on the Block: Wheat Shop

By Emily G. Peters Space is a luxury in ever-growing Old Town Pasadena, where you’re fortunate to find an open chair at the more popular weekend spots. New bakery Wheat Shop is changing all that with plenty of room for your laptop, latte, and perhaps a couple of friends thrown in, too. Founded in 2016,…

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