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Informational Immigration Meeting Turns Ugly in El Monte Friday Night

Informational Immigration Meeting Turns Ugly in El Monte Friday Night

  Trump supporters shut down a “know your rights” seminar. By Terry Miller Updated:  Please note this is an updated story. The first version inadvertently contained some Grace…

Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator Announces New CEO, Major Expansion

Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator Announces New CEO, Major Expansion

  Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator (PBC) Board of Directors Friday announced the appointment of Robert (Bud) Bishop, Ph.D, as the organization’s new President, effective April 14.  Bishop succeeds…

Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles Hosts Dedication and Cornerstone Ceremony

Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles Hosts Dedication and Cornerstone Ceremony

  Photos by Terry Miller After 65 years and nearly six-and-a-half decades of giving children and families the specialized medical care they need, Shriners Hospitals for Children –…

Education

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need…

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States…

Options for Learning to Honor Pasadena Educator

Options for Learning to Honor Pasadena Educator

  Options for Learning has a long standing commitment to ensure that San Gabriel Valley’s…

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March 2017 Art Column

March 2017 Art Column

By Jeff Davis Christine Frerichs’ solo exhibition, “Beacon”, runs through April 15 at Klowdenmann in Culver City. The focus of her work revolves around color, light and landscapes…

Father-Son Duo to Be Featured at Cal Phil Event

Father-Son Duo to Be Featured at Cal Phil Event

  Internationally-renowned cellist, Dennis Karmazyn, and emerging, violin virtuoso and son, Max Karmazyn, perform during 2017’s second installment of Music, Martini’s and The Maestro. The last Sunday in March…

Arroyo Seco Weekend Announces Inaugural Festival Lineup

Arroyo Seco Weekend Announces Inaugural Festival Lineup

June 24 & 25 @ Brookside at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena Passes On Sale Now! Goldenvoice presents Arroyo Seco Weekend, coming June 24 and 25 to the shady…

The Shakespeare Club Puts on Pajama Game Next Weekend

The Shakespeare Club Puts on Pajama Game Next Weekend

  By Susan Montander  For over 60 years, the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena has presented full scale Broadway Musicals and donated the proceeds to many local charities. In keeping…

The Chili Peppers – Red Hot Tuesday Night in LA

The Chili Peppers – Red Hot Tuesday Night in LA

  Iconic Band Sells Out Three-Night Gig at Staples By Lola Rivoli A sold out venue for the LA based Red Hot Chili Peppers is always a sign…

Business Profile: Sauté Culinary Academy

Business Profile: Sauté Culinary Academy

  By Emily G. Peters Cooking well easily qualifies as a universally useful skill—but not everyone feels comfortable in the kitchen. That’s why culinary icons like Anthony Bourdain…

Crime

Sierra Madre Police Blotters: April 9 – April 13

Sierra Madre Police Blotters: April 9 – April 13

  April 11 A report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of Madre Lane and possible theft of package.…

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

  The FBI raided California Immigrant Investment Fund, LLC at the Hilton in San Gabriel last Wednesday, as well a home…

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

  San Gabriel Police were running probation compliance checks at the New Century Inn Motel, on the 100 block of Las…

Sierra Madre Police Blotters: April 3 – April 6

Sierra Madre Police Blotters: April 3 – April 6

  April 3 At about 7:05 a.m., a report was filed stating that on April 1 between the hours of 3…

Business

Distant Lands

Distant Lands

  Get Ready to Travel to Distant Lands By Emily G. Peters It’s not just a bookstore. It’s not just a luggage shop, or even a travel…

Century 21 Village Recognizes 1st Quarters’ Top Realtors

Century 21 Village Recognizes 1st Quarters’ Top Realtors

  On April 11, 2017, Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of Century 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre, recently congratulated the three top producing agents and Team for the…

Health

Survey Shows Unique Needs of HIV-Positive Women Often Not Addressed

Survey Shows Unique Needs of HIV-Positive Women Often Not Addressed

  There are now an estimated 300,000 women in the United States living with HIV/AIDS. New findings from the “Women Living Positive” survey show that a communication…

Fourth Annual Chloe’s Walk Stated Oct. 1- Benefits Operation Smile

Fourth Annual Chloe’s Walk Stated Oct. 1- Benefits Operation Smile

This year is the fourth annual Chloe’s Walk event which will be held at Sierra Madre memorial park this Saturday, October 1 starting 10am. The event was…

Arts & Culture

2017 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame “ Disgrace to Music”

2017 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame “ Disgrace to Music”

    2017 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame “ Disgrace to Music”       By Sue Behrens:   The New York Observer said it best…”The…

October Art Column (10/20/16 Issue)

October Art Column (10/20/16 Issue)

By Jeff Davis The new Hawthorne Art Complex (“HAC”) is having an Open Studio party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. There will…

Sports

Arcadia High Gymnast Crowned Balance Beam Champ

Arcadia High Gymnast Crowned Balance Beam Champ

Samantha Sakti, a junior in Arcadia High School was crowned Balance Beam Champion, Silver Medalist on Floor and 5th All Around last Friday at Region 1 Artistic…

James Hinchcliffe Drives into Victory History at LB Grand Prix

James Hinchcliffe Drives into Victory History at LB Grand Prix

  James Hinchcliffe drove his Honda-powered Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry to victory Sunday in the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe led the final 25 of…

Dining

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

    Company Sends Samples to Leading Presidential Candidates By Terry Miller Sometimes – every once in a while – an email really garners extra attention from…

Over 35 Food and Drink Vendors at Taste of La Salle

Over 35 Food and Drink Vendors at Taste of La Salle

The La Salle High School Alumni Association hosted the return of the “Taste of La Salle,” a food and beverage tasting event on campus, Saturday, March 19th.…

Environment

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed legislation that directs $900 million in cap-and-trade funds to greenhouse gas reducing programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support…

Opinion: Environmental Extremism Is on the Wrong Side of History

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to…

Obituaries

Joan Peabody Southwell: Beloved Mother, Sister and Teacher

Joan Peabody Southwell: Beloved Mother, Sister and Teacher

  Joan Peabody Southwell, 67, of Sierra Madre, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from complications of scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease. Joan was born on…

Photographer Joe A.Hinojos, a 50 year Sierra Madre Resident, Passes Away

Photographer Joe A.Hinojos, a 50 year Sierra Madre Resident, Passes Away

  Photographer Joe A.Hinojos of Sierra Madre passed away Thursday morning, two weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. He was a sergeant in the army in WWII…