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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,…

Historical Legacies of Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Women
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Historical Legacies of Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre Women

By Danelle Woodman and Isabelle Cruz Women’s History Month started off as a week-long celebration in March declared by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. According to National Women’s History Alliance, in 1987 Congress declared the whole month of March as Women’s History Month in honor and recognition of the “extraordinary achievements of American women.” This…

Monrovia Resident Harold Shellum Celebrates 100 Years
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Monrovia Resident Harold Shellum Celebrates 100 Years

By Terry Miller Former Army Air Corps Meteorologist, Harold Joseph Shellum was born Feb. 16, 1919 and yet he still swims twice a week at Monrovia’s YMCA. Perhaps this, and good genes, help Harold achieve this major milestone in life. On Wednesday, Shellum was treated to a birthday party put on by his extended family…

Monrovian Superstar, Architect Robert Kennard
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Monrovian Superstar, Architect Robert Kennard

By Susie Ling In 1986, Robert Kennard was inducted into the prestigious AIA College of Fellows for excellence in the field of architecture. Established in 1957, his Kennard Design Group (KDG) is one of the largest and oldest African American architectural firms in Los Angeles. Robert Alexander Kennard (1920-1995) was a Monrovian who graduated from…

Bob Bartlett Honored Through Monrovia Memorial
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Bob Bartlett Honored Through Monrovia Memorial

By Susan Motander The memorial to Mayor Bob Bartlett at Station Square Gold Line Metro Station has been included in a juried exhibit of mosaic art. According to information supplied by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), the show actually celebrates work done internationally and this year features work from not just the United States,…

Christian Daly: Helping Others Be Heard
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Christian Daly: Helping Others Be Heard

By Emily Glory Peters The years surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968 were momentous in the U.S. The civil rights movement sparked significant legislative shifts, impacting everything from employment discrimination to fair housing to immigration rights. The importance of these reforms is still evident today in Christian Daly, longtime San Gabriel Valley…

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