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Mimaki Sisters of Monrovia
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Mimaki Sisters of Monrovia

By Susie Ling “A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” The Mimaki sisters – Helen, Bobbi, and Marian – are now 99, 97, and 95. When they came together recently, it was indeed like being with three little girls. “We all have odd-numbered ages now,” said one. Another said,…

How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?
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How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?

Context of communications like emotions and nonverbal cues are often neglected By Terry Miller Thousands of years ago, human beings communicated exclusively through spoken languages. Communities were small and nomadic. Gradually, people developed writing skills, creating a more permanent form of communication. As a result, folklore and oral tradition transitioned into literature. The invention of…

Local Milliner Creates Spectacular Bespoke Hats
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Local Milliner Creates Spectacular Bespoke Hats

By May S. Ruiz Americans, as a rule, don’t typically wear hats the way they do sunglasses as a fashion accessory. However, if it were up to Cissy Li, all ladies would be wearing hats wherever they go, most especially to weddings and other stylish events. To advance her lifestyle philosophy, she started creating headwear…

Fisher Family Reunion Celebrated During Monrovia Days
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Fisher Family Reunion Celebrated During Monrovia Days

By Susie Ling Of course, the Fisher Family would have their reunion on the same day as the Monrovia Day celebration. Said Betty Fisher Thomas, “This is so nice. I went to the Monrovia Day parade in the morning and to this gathering for the evening. There are still 44 first cousins that are the…

Women in Groups are Stronger Together
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Women in Groups are Stronger Together

Part 2: Embracing self-love with Alive & Well Women of Pasadena By Danelle Woodman, Editorial Intern Embody, empower, and in love. Those are a few descriptors of the Alive & Well Women organization out of Pasadena. Although I might use words like necessary or comforting, I think that the participants of the organization’s effort to…

Women Are Stronger Together
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Women Are Stronger Together

Part 1: Learning from the women of the quilting guild By Danelle Woodman, Editorial Intern Tucked away in Arcadia, female quilters uphold a longstanding American tradition Marilyn Brisendine describes as an art that is being lost to us. In a conversation of the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild she’s been a part of for 15-17 years,…

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