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The Obituary of Common Sense
Columns, Opinion

The Obituary of Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to…

Building a Business as a Latino Entrepreneur
Business

Building a Business as a Latino Entrepreneur

By Bankrate Staff Claudia Ramos, graphic designer and illustrator from North Hollywood, Calif., dreams of turning her side business, Claudia Ramos Designs, into a full-time gig. Her dreams are specific, she’d like to see her work and that of other Latina artists sold in her very own shop. Ramos, who was born in El Salvador, currently…

Monrovia Delves Deeply Into Beer Brewing Bliss
Business

Monrovia Delves Deeply Into Beer Brewing Bliss

It’s the year of the ‘pig’s ear,’ my dear By Terry Miller and Susan Motander Ask any self-deprecating cockney in London what his beverage of choice might be, and you’d be hard pressed to find one who didn’t say, “Well, it’s a pig’s ear mate?” That definitive statement seems most appropriate now as it is,…

Monrovia Councilmember Gloria Crudgington Battles Oral Cancer
News

Monrovia Councilmember Gloria Crudgington Battles Oral Cancer

Last week, Councilmember Gloria Crudgington shared with the community that she had been diagnosed with oral cancer.  The early stage tumor that was detected in her tongue was most likely caused by oral lichen planus, a rare autoimmune disorder, and a disorder that only rarely results in cancer. Of note, a comprehensive head to toe Positron…

Monrovia High’s Suit Bots Advance to Next Level
Education

Monrovia High’s Suit Bots Advance to Next Level

Competition will be held March 9 By Susan Motander The Suit Bots, one of Monrovia High School’s robotics teams, emerged as the top ranked team in the Lucky Baldwin League of First, the not-for-profit foundation that works to inspire students in science and technology. The Suit Bots earned the Byson Cup for their achievement. They…

Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool
Business

Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool

By Alexis Perez In an era where social media is at its peak, businesses can benefit from integrating and continuing to implement social media into their work space. The addition of social media into an already dynamic sector can create a balance into traditional and new forms of communication between the consumer and the business….

Monrovia Evaluating Potential Sales Tax Measure In 2019
News

Monrovia Evaluating Potential Sales Tax Measure In 2019

At Monrovia’s State of the City Address held last week, Mayor Adams announced that the city would be considering a local sales tax measure in Monrovia this year. Now with any proposed tax increase, there’s always the question of why. Because certainly, the overall tax burden in California is high, and government should not unnecessarily…

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