May Ruiz

The Huntington Launches Yearlong Centennial Celebration
Arts & Entertainment

The Huntington Launches Yearlong Centennial Celebration

By May S. Ruiz The Huntington in San Marino officially launched its yearlong centennial celebration on Thursday, September 5, 2019. During her welcome speech at Rothenberg Hall, Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence expressed how Henry E. Huntington’s vision and legacy will live on in the next century. “As I look out at you, the leaders…

September College Search Guide
Education

September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s after Labor Day and that usually means the end of summer. Classes have begun in mid or late August so your children are settling into the new school year by now. Before I launch into the college guide, let me touch on a topic that often…

Enjoying the Charms of Cambridge
Travel

Enjoying the Charms of Cambridge

By May S. Ruiz I love college towns – they’re typically alive with students either hurrying off to lecture, tutorial, or the library, or leisurely heading out for a cup of tea with friends. Mingling with the young crowd are usually tourists with a map in hand, trying unsuccessfully to find a specific site on…

Local Interior Designer Makes Gorgeous Living Spaces
Business

Local Interior Designer Makes Gorgeous Living Spaces

By May S. Ruiz Owning a house and making it a home is something most of us aspire to. We take great pains to make our abode a place where we can live comfortably and take pride in; where we can hold get-togethers or dinners with colleagues; where our children can invite their friends for…

San Gabriel Valley Teens Receive ‘Youth of the Year’ Award
Community

San Gabriel Valley Teens Receive ‘Youth of the Year’ Award

By May S. Ruiz Arcadia teens Richard and Eric Dong were honored with the ‘Youth of the Year’ distinction during Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 10th Annual Leadership Award ceremonies held last Sunday, July 28, from noon to 3 pm at the Arcadia Community Center. Awards were also given for Businessperson, Educator, and Volunteer of the Year,…

August College Search Guide
Education

August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children got the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now once more face-to-face with the realities of high school life. High schoolers in the San Gabriel Valley confront exceedingly fierce competition. Students here: get perfect SAT scores; have 4.0…

July College Search Guide
Education

July College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed mild climate so far but May gray and June gloom are rapidly being replaced by summer weather. We, in Pasadena and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley, are used to soaring temperatures in the triple digits and many of us are looking for ways…

June College Search Guide
Education

June College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The mere mention of college applications is enough to cause apprehension among parents and high schoolers. To say that the process is a complicated one to navigate is a spectacular understatement. Frantic parents are now deeply involved in the process that should have been between their children…

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