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Cats of the Week: Pancake and Waffle
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Cats of the Week: Pancake and Waffle

Meet tiny tabby cat sisters, Pancake and Waffle, age 2 months. Such cute little tabby sisters!  One has a bit more pronounced stripes, and the other has more of a fluffier face. Both are still sweet as pie! They are being shown and fostered at Petsadena Animal Hospital, 959 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, where you…

Cat of the Week: Isabelle
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Cat of the Week: Isabelle

Isabelle wants to share that there’s a special adoption fee this month Wouldn’t you love to have a BFF who’s always sweet, loving, non-judgmental, a good listener, and happy to be with you? Then, look no further than this sweetheart! Isabelle, age 1, is one of the most purr-fect cats ever! Highly adoptable, she deserves…

Smart Women, Smart Money (5/11/17 Issue)
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Smart Women, Smart Money (5/11/17 Issue)

Dear Emmy, My mother is almost 70 and she’s being encouraged to buy life insurance. Is this common and should I be concerned? By Emmy Hernandez Life insurance is generally cost prohibitive for people over 65, so this possible purchase by someone your mother’s age is not very common. Life insurance typically provides protection for…

Welfare: Fair or Unfair?
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Welfare: Fair or Unfair?

The Behavior Savior By Jordan Yassine, columnist  One of the most generous features of society is government assistance. Government assistance programs are designed to help those in need. Assistance can take many forms including payments, food stamps, and tax breaks. There are many reasons why someone can get assistance from the government. Pregnancy, low-income, and…

Monrovia Old Town Report (04/07/17 Issue)
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Monrovia Old Town Report (04/07/17 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick I had a truly fun conversation with a mischievous fellow merchant from my past life in Old Town – back in the days when we were still arguing about our identity. Should we call ourselves “Old Town” or stick to the well-established “Downtown” identity? Actually, the reason we were having that…

Monrovia Old Town Report (03/30/17 Issue)
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Monrovia Old Town Report (03/30/17 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick It is totally gorgeous in Old Town right now. The sun is shining, a slight breeze is blowing, and there is energy in the air! I was driving up Myrtle the other day, just ready to pass Library Park, when I saw the most beautiful little whirlwind with dancing yellow leaves…

Monrovia Old Town Report (3/23/17 Issue)
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Monrovia Old Town Report (3/23/17 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick Years ago, when we had a major graffiti problem in Old Town, some brilliant person came up with the idea of artistically painting all of our utility boxes: the theory was even graffiti artists prefer a blank canvas. So, fast forward to today and we see some very talented artists freshening…

Monrovia Old Town Report (3/16/17 Issue)
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Monrovia Old Town Report (3/16/17 Issue)

  Who is the mysterious Easter Bunny? Pam has a few ideas… By Pam Fitzpatrick While the rest of California is getting used to the time change, I, on the other hand, am getting used to my brand-new laptop and its wonky keyboard, which is my excuse if this column contains one or two lines of…

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