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April is National Car Care Month: Spring into Action

April is National Car Care Month: Spring into Action

Turn to Spring Car Care Many vehicles were neglected during the winter months and could use a little extra care by now. The Car Care Council recommends that…

AIDS Service Center annual ‘Big Night Out’ – May 3

The 17th annual Big Night Out will be held on Saturday May 3rd, 2014. This distinctive and highly successful lifestyle event explores the beauty and uniqueness of Pasadena…

Third Annual “Heroes In The Shadows”

Third Annual “Heroes In The Shadows”

Raises spirits by providing on site assistance, services and resources The Vet Hunters Project and The San Gabriel Valley Veterans Employment Committee (SGV|VEC), along with many participating partners,…

Current News

New county supes – New leadership soon

It’s no secret. Los Angeles County is huge. And following this year’s elections, it will…

Screen legend Mickey Rooney passes

Screen legend Mickey Rooney passes

Mickey Rooney was the original Hardy boy. His 200-plus film credits notwithstanding, the spirited Rooney…

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Entertainment

“The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” at the Petersen

“The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” at the Petersen

A small cadre of rock legends, critically acclaimed film directors, famous actors, and world-renown race car drivers all have one thing in common – a passionate relationship with…

It’s not a show – It’s an experience! Circus Vargas presents Magikaria Extreme!

It’s not a show – It’s an experience! Circus Vargas presents Magikaria Extreme!

Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Circus Vargas will debut its most mind-blowing, highly anticipated spectacular ever! Join us, where the magic begins and…

Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic

Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic

2014 program promises enchanted evenings of magical music at Santa Anita Race Track -Photo by Terry Miller There is a buzz that begins around this time of year.…

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Crime

Crime task force arrests 3, uncovers residential burglary crew

During the early part of March, members of the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force (AB 109 Team) were providing…

Scam Alert – Business Utilities Shut-Off Threat

The Monrovia Police Department wants to alert the public to a scam that has been occurring in the area targeting businesses.…

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…

People in the News

AUSD adopts ‘Common Core’

    AUSD adopts ‘Common Core’   By SHEL SEGAL   The Arcadia Unified School District is now aligned with most of the country. As the state…

Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn announces retirement

Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn announces retirement

Arcadia Unified Superintendent Announces Retirement Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the school year.…

Education

Holden bill to give returning vets a voice in community college leadership passes first committee hearing

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) legislation to give veterans a stronger voice in college leadership was overwhelmingly approved today in the Assembly Higher Education Committee. AB 1557 has…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson announces release of $38M to local educational agencies under Proposition 39

School districts will soon receive about $38 million from the state in the second round of planning funds from voter-approved Proposition 39, State Superintendent of Public Instruction…

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…

Fat Tuesday feted – Methodist Hospital style

Fat Tuesday feted – Methodist Hospital style

Noemi Biely gets a helping hand with her Mardi Gras face mask from Vista Cove’s Business Officer Manager, Lesley Weden – Photos by Terry Miller   Lily…

Travel

School shooting hoaxer sentenced to three years imprisonment on Monday

School shooting hoaxer sentenced to three years imprisonment on Monday

  A Monrovia resident who was convicted and released last year for making bomb threats to a Pasadena school, post office and the Pasadena Department of Public…

Fabulous Fall in Big Bear Lake

Fabulous Fall in Big Bear Lake

Everybody knows that Big Bear Lake is a wonderland in winter, perfect for skiing, snowboarding, memorable Alpine vistas and more. But as I recently learned, the mountain…

Real Estate Notes

Median home prices up statewide

The median home price in Los Angeles County and statewide is up significantly for January of this year over the same month in 2013, according to a…

No federal income tax liability for home owner short sales, reports AAR.

According to the Arcadia Association of RealtorsA!X (A.A.R.), a short sale in California is generally not subject to federal income tax for mortgage debt forgiveness. This is…

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