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San Gabriel Valley Route 710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

San Gabriel Valley Route 710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

New Report Identifies 12 of the Worst Highway Projects Across the Country A new study by the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund and Frontier…

NAACP Condemns Academy Awards for Snubbing People of Color on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday

NAACP Condemns Academy Awards for Snubbing People of Color on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday

By Terry Miller  Last Monday, Jan. 18, the nation honored the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with parades, special ceremonies, and recreation of some…

L.A. Sherriff’s VIDA Program at Temple Station is Enrolling Students for Feb. 10 Start Date

L.A. Sherriff’s VIDA Program at Temple Station is Enrolling Students for Feb. 10 Start Date

The Los Angeles County Sherriff Department’s Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) Academy is a non-custody, intensive, 16-consecutive-week, intervention program for youth ages 11 to 17. The VIDA…

Education

Arcadia High School Senior Makes Intel Science Talent Search Finals

Arcadia High School Senior Makes Intel Science Talent Search Finals

By May S. Ruiz George Hou, a 17-year-old Arcadia High School senior, has a lot…

Accredited Online Colleges for Students With Disabilities

Accredited Online Colleges for Students With Disabilities

By May S. Ruiz Every year, thousands of high school seniors across the country embark…

Alverno Jaguars Varsity Soccer Defeats Holy Family Gaels 14-0

Alverno Jaguars Varsity Soccer Defeats Holy Family Gaels 14-0

The Alverno High School Jaguars defeated the Holy Family Gaels 14-0, their largest margin of…

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‘Deathtrap’ Brings Mystery-Comedy to Sierra Madre Playhouse

‘Deathtrap’ Brings Mystery-Comedy to Sierra Madre Playhouse

By Fran Syverson Wow! Talk about a killer play! “Deathtrap” comes alive (and brings death) in this compelling comedic mystery now at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. To describe…

Actors Marion Ross and Ian McNeice Join Hundreds in Support of KCET at the British Consul’s Residence

Actors Marion Ross and Ian McNeice Join Hundreds in Support of KCET at the British Consul’s Residence

By Terry Miller   Last Monday evening, Jan. 11, Beacon Media was invited to an exclusive event to honor one of the most popular shows on KCET, “Doc Martin.”…

Monthly Art Column

Monthly Art Column

By Jeff Davis There are tons of art galleries sprinkled across the Coachella Valley, the majority of which are located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Along El…

Descanso Gardens’ ‘Farewell, Eden’

Descanso Gardens’ ‘Farewell, Eden’

First Art Exhibit of 2016 Offers New View of the Natural World The Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens will offer a new view of the natural world…

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Premieres in L.A.

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Premieres in L.A.

Broadway Musical Collides With Hollywood Noir at Pantages Theatre By Gus Herrera  It was a dark and rainy evening on Hollywood Boulevard for the premiere of the musical…

Contemporary Oeuvre by Alex Israel at the Huntington Art Gallery

Contemporary Oeuvre by Alex Israel at the Huntington Art Gallery

By May S. Ruiz “The Blue Boy” by Thomas Gainsborough is so representative of the Huntington (Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden) in San Marino that it is…

Crime

Trio Convicted of Murder-for-Hire Plot in Long Beach

Three people have been convicted on various charges related to the planning of a break-in of a Long Beach home to…

Burglary Suspects Arrested for Best Buy Pharmacy Break-In

Burglary Suspects Arrested for Best Buy Pharmacy Break-In

Early Sunday morning, Dec. 6, 2015, an alert Sierra Madre resident reported suspicious activity to the rear of the businesses on…

Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Finding the Suspect Responsible for Double Homicide

$20,000 Reward for Murderer of Father and Son in Norwalk Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying…

Mother Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Three Young Daughters

A mother was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder for fatally stabbing her young daughters last year, the Los…

Business

Veteran Realtor Julie Bencosme Joins C21 Village

Veteran Realtor Julie Bencosme Joins C21 Village

Andy Bencosme, managing broker at Century 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre, recently welcomed back veteran realtor Julie Bencosme as the latest agent to join the firm.…

Local Realtor Achieves National Recognition

Local Realtor Achieves National Recognition

Sylvia Ramos with Century 21 Village Realty has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National…

Health & Fitness

Why People Are Obsessed With CrossFit

Why People Are Obsessed With CrossFit

By Ron Burg There is a good chance you have run across someone who seems to be obsessed with CrossFit. This high-intensity conditioning program has many devout…

UCLA Scientists Test New Strategy That Could Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

UCLA Scientists Test New Strategy That Could Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

UCLA scientists have developed a promising novel method to treat gynecologic tumors. The approach focuses on a protein called p53, which is commonly mutated in women who…

Arts & Culture

‘Tis the Season for ‘The Nutcracker’

‘Tis the Season for ‘The Nutcracker’

Inland Pacific Ballet Gearing Up for Holiday Classic Arcadia-Born Dancer to Perform at Arcadia High First Time Since 1980 By Courtney Blackburn The tall red curtains at…

‘The Little Match Girl’: Remember the Lost

‘The Little Match Girl’: Remember the Lost

Creative Ballet Shows Darker Beauty of the Holiday Season Playing in the last weeks of November during a still-sunny California winter, Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s The Little…

Sports

Baseball Reliquary Presents Premiere of Documentary ‘Hano! A Century in the Bleachers’

Baseball Reliquary Presents Premiere of Documentary ‘Hano! A Century in the Bleachers’

The Baseball Reliquary will present the Los Angeles premiere of Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a documentary film chronicling the extraordinary life and times of Arnold…

Reps. Schiff and Israel Wager on L.A. Dodgers–N.Y. Mets Playoff Series

Reps. Schiff and Israel Wager on L.A. Dodgers–N.Y. Mets Playoff Series

With the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets set to square off in the first round of the MLB playoffs – the National League Division Series…

Dining

Business Profile: PizzaRev

Business Profile: PizzaRev

By J. Shadé Quintanilla It is no secret that New York has the reputation for the best pizza, and there is a rumor going around that pizza…

Read Books, Eat Burgers

Read Books, Eat Burgers

In-N-Out Reading Program at the Sierra Madre Public Library Children ages 4-12 are invited to sign up for the In-N-Out reading program, Oct. 3rd – Nov. 14th,…

Home & Garden

Sierra Madre Begins Well Water Operations

Sierra Madre Begins Well Water Operations

Sierra Madre City Council directed staff last month to begin operating on the City’s wells; a move that would return Sierra Madre to its historic water source.…

Sierra Madre City Clerk Nancy Sue Shollenberger to End 32-Year Career

Since elected City Clerk in 1984, Nancy has acted as a buffer between the city government and its citizens. If a resident needs a public document, she…

Obituaries

Cory Dale Privett, 55, of Sierra Madre, CA Passed Away Oct. 14, 2015

Cory was born in Corpus Christi, TX on Feb. 21, 1960 to Bobbie Doyle and Lotus Charlene Privett. Being the middle son of a career Navy father,…

Robert Wood Sniffin

Robert Wood Sniffin

March 7, 1940 – August 6, 2015 Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin was born March 7, 1940 in New York City and passed away August 6, 2015.  …

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