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Millions of illegal immigrants now have a chance to live the American Dream

By Jennifer Schlueter Last Thursday, in his immigration speech, President Obama promised to increase the budget for law enforcement at our Southern border to prevent illegal crossings and…

Rep. Schiff Renews Push for Body Cameras for Law Enforcement

On Tuesday Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor who recently urged the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments’ purchase of small body-worn cameras…

Leondra Kruger Appointed By Gov. Brown to California Supreme Court

Leondra Kruger Appointed By Gov. Brown to California Supreme Court

Leondra R. Kruger has been selected by Governor Brown for a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. The Governor’s nomination will be submitted to the State Bar’s Commission…

Education

Listen Carefully Contest Challenges Students to Create a PSA About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Which Affects 1 in 6 American teens

To raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss in teens, Listen Carefully, a Starkey Hearing Foundation…

State Schools Chief Torlakson Announces Guidance on New Science Standards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said the state is one step closer to…

Classic LA Detective Yarn tapped as the next One Book, One City Selection

Classic LA Detective Yarn tapped as the next One Book, One City Selection

Raymond Chandler’s classic, “The Long Goodbye,” has been chosen as Sierra Madre’s One Book One…

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Indulge LA: Chocolate Stilettos and Champagne

Indulge LA: Chocolate Stilettos and Champagne

If you were ever looking for the perfect excuse to binge eat chocolate, Indulge LA is the event for you. Slip into your little black dress, strap on…

First Tall Ship Cannon Battle of the Season Scheduled for Long Beach

First Tall Ship Cannon Battle of the Season Scheduled for Long Beach

Lady Washington under sail. Photo by Thomas Hyde. Hawaiian Chieftain under sail at sea. Photo by Bob Harbison. Two tall ships now sailing the California coast are scheduled…

This Sunday Jazz del Corazon Gives Thanks

On Sunday, November 30th, upstairs at Vitello’s will host the fifth Jazz del Corazon event “Giving Thanks: An Evening with Jackie Gibson & Friends” to benefit the Los…

LA Zoo’s REINDEER ROMP Features the Only Opportunity to See Real Reindeer in LA

LA Zoo’s REINDEER ROMP Features the Only Opportunity to See Real Reindeer in LA

-Courtesy photo Friday, November 28, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015 (daily except December 25) 10 am to 5 pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Four visiting…

Crime

Pasadena Man Sentenced to Forty Years in Prison

For Drugging, Raping, Spraying Woman with Caustic Gas A 39-year-old man has been convicted of raping a woman after he drugged…

Monrovia Woman’s Death, 31, Being Investigated by Sheriff’s Dept; Man Arrested

By Susan Motander A 31 year-old Monrovia woman died on Monday evening at Arcadia Methodist Hospital while on life support. Earlier…

Ask Garden Gal

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…

Health & Fitness

ANNOUNCING THE 4th ANNUAL GET HEALTHY PASADENA 2014!

JOIN US FOR A FULL DAY OF CELEBRATING YOUR HEALTH! When: Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Pasadena City College, Creveling Lounge…

The Mt Wilson Trail Race Is Slated For Next Saturday

The Mt Wilson Trail Race Is Slated For Next Saturday

File Photo By Terry Miller 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race Events May 23rd and 24th: MWTR Pasta Dinner – May 23, 2014 All are welcome to enjoy…

Education

Listen Carefully Contest Challenges Students to Create a PSA About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Which Affects 1 in 6 American teens

To raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss in teens, Listen Carefully, a Starkey Hearing Foundation program, launched a national video contest November 24 challenging middle school and…

State Schools Chief Torlakson Announces Guidance on New Science Standards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said the state is one step closer to implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) as the State…

Restaurants

Meat District Co. Beefs Up Addictive ‘Paddock To Plate’ Menu In Anticipation Of August 25, 2014 Opening

Meat District Co.  Beefs Up Addictive ‘Paddock To Plate’ Menu In Anticipation Of August 25, 2014 Opening

-Courtesy photo Meat District Co., the much buzzed about new destination restaurant that boasts a mouthwatering ‘paddock to the plate’ inspired menu and one-of-a-kind dining experience, has…

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…

Travel

Arcadia students conduct research in South Africa

By SHEL SEGAL Summer might be just about over, but for Arcadia teenagers Sarah Wang and Kelly Chang it was one to remember. Both volunteers at the…

Farewell to the Land Down Under

Farewell to the Land Down Under

By: Bailee Weisz and Nathan Wong Final week. It’s hard to believe that our trip is coming to an end. This month has been nothing short of…

Real Estate Notes

Arcadia Association of Realtors® Wins Top Award from National Association

Arcadia Association of Realtors® Wins Top Award from National Association

Mike Vachani -Courtesy photo The National Association of REALTORS® recognized the local Arcadia Association of REALTORS® (AAR) with the Platinum Achievement Award – the highest award given…

Low mortgage rates fail to perk California home sales in October, A.A.R. reports

The lowest mortgage rates in 18 months failed to spark the California housing market in October as sales stayed flat and home prices increased at the slowest…

Print Edition

Readers’ Choice 2014

Readers’ Choice 2014

Pick up your copy now inside today’s Sierra Madre Weekly PLUS: Look inside on pg.39 and play to win fabulous prizes!…

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