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City Officials say Sierra Madre’s Dirty Water Safe

By SHEL SEGAL The water in the city of Sierra Madre might be brown, but it is safe to drink, city officials said on Monday. In a meeting…

Thanks For The Memories: A Musical Tribute To Bob Hope And The Uso

Thanks For The Memories: A Musical Tribute To Bob Hope And The Uso

-Courtesy photo –BENEFIT FOR PASADENA SENIOR CENTER– Enjoy a Bob Hope-style USO show with an engaging story and lively entertainment Saturday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,…

New Urban West hopes to build 50 homes on Monastery

By SHEL SEGAL A developer has been chosen by the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in late May to build homes on an undeveloped portion of the monastery…

Current News

Employment Training Panel and Cal Poly Take Action to Support Los Angeles projecys affec ed by Drought

Employment Training Panel and Cal Poly Take Action to Support Workforce Training Projects in Areas…

Area cities grappling with new drought regulations

By SHEL SEGAL Several local city officials gave comments recently in light of the state…

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Education

Is a college education all it’s cracked up to be? In a word, Yes.

By SHEL SEGAL As the expense of a post-secondary education – and the level of…

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Entertainment

Monrovia’s Flamzz Stone fires some of the best pizza in the US

Monrovia’s Flamzz Stone fires some of the best pizza in the US

Armel de Leon, Head Chef, Diane Correa, Manager, and Julian Apparicio, pizza specialist at Flamzz in Monrovia. -Photos by Terry Miller By SHEL SEGAL The build-your-own pizza craze…

California approves bill to minimize concussion risk for youth footballers

California approves bill to minimize concussion risk for youth footballers

-Photo by Terry Miller By Jennifer Schlueter With more and more football players suing the National Football League because of severe head injuries and the increasing awareness of…

1972 is playing big at SM Playhouse’s “6 RMS RIV VU” summer romantic comedy

By Fran Syverson 6 RMS RIV VU was the 1972 newspaper ad that attracted home-seekers to check out the attractive Manhattan apartment overlooking the Hudson. After other prospective…

Sierra Madre Playhouse Announces Fall and Winter Seasons and New Management Team

Amid major organizational changes and a shift in its general direction, Sierra Madre Playhouse announces a new slate of shows to carry its programming into early 2015: August…

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Crime

Violent Street Gang Charged With Narcotics and Weapons Violations In “Operation Thumbs Down”

Over 500 hundred law enforcement officers and agents served arrest warrants this morning during the latest phase of “Operation Thumbs Down,”…

52-Year-Old Woman Sets Neighbor’s Car Ablaze

A woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly setting fire to her neighbor’s car, Pasadena fire officials said Monday. The fire broke…

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Art of the Garden tour – Sunday, April 13

Creative Arts Group’s 20th annual Art of the Garden tour will take place Sunday, April 13th from 10:30-4:30 pm. Four outstanding residential gardens in the San Marino/Pasadena…

Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of…

Design Sense

Lian Dolan book signing at Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Lian Dolan book signing at Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) welcomes best selling author, Lian Dolan, to the 2013 Pasadena Showcase House of Design for a book signing of her…

Empty house party gets designers in the mood

Empty house party gets designers in the mood

The gala empty house party on Friday put on by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts was another in s string of huge successes for the philanthropic…

People in the News

Arcadia High School Sophomore Kelsea Jeon Wins Pasadena Bar Association’s 4th Annual Speech Contest

Arcadia High School Sophomore Kelsea Jeon Wins Pasadena Bar Association’s 4th Annual Speech Contest

Arcadia High School Sophomore Kelsea Jeon is the winner of 4th annual Pasadena Bar Association speech contest!…

Two La Salle Lancers Appointed to West Point

Two La Salle Lancers Appointed to West Point

La Salle High School is proud to announce that two graduating seniors, Renaissance Forster and Elizabeth Lynch, have been admitted to the United States Military Academy at…

Education

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale Aug. 1

Featured will be BACK-TO-SCHOOL with school supplies: binders, paper, pens and book covers, dictionaries, thesauruses, and reference books. Included will be a complete set of the 2011…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Guidance for High School Common Core Math Materials

School administrators have a new tool to help them gauge how well high school math materials align to the Common Core, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom…

Restaurants

Need ‘Burgers and Fries’ plus a kid friendly bar? Go to Islands

Need ‘Burgers and Fries’ plus a kid friendly bar? Go to Islands

If for no other reason, go to Island’s Burgers for the French fries. Cooked to a golden brown and well seasoned, these baskets of fries come bottomless…

Burger Continental closed by Pasadena Health Dept.

Burger Continental closed by Pasadena Health Dept.

Numerous “Critical violations” observed including “all life stages of cockroaches” By Terry MillerBurger Continental, a Mediterranean restaurant in Pasadena, has served its last supper for a while…

Travel

Greg’s Getaway – Forever Houseboat Vacation

Greg’s Getaway – Forever Houseboat Vacation

There was a beautiful, serene calmness on Lake Mohave as we eased our pontoon in to Owl Point Cove to board our houseboat for the weekend. We…

Escape to Morro Bay – Part 2

Escape to Morro Bay – Part 2

I awoke to the gentle sound of water splashing outside my room. It was only my second night at the Anderson Inn in Morro Bay but it…

Real Estate Notes

Nazee Rix, CENTURY 21 Village Realty Recognized as Real Trends 2014 Top Thousand

Nazee Rix, CENTURY 21 Village Realty Recognized as Real Trends 2014 Top Thousand

Eighth annual real estate ranking published in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village Realty, announced today that REALTOR Nazee…

Alma Matters

By Hugo Torres The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) gives real estate agents the opportunity to input school and school district information for potential buyers to consider. Therefore,…

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