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State of the City: Arcadia Fiscally Sound Despite Sluggish State, National Economy

State of the City: Arcadia Fiscally Sound Despite Sluggish State, National Economy

By Joe Taglieri Due mainly to solid property, utility and sales tax revenue, Arcadia has remained fiscally sound despite a sluggish state and national economy, City Manager Dominic…

How Starbucks Hopes to Profit from MLK Day

By Nick Kipley According to an article published by the Boston Globe in 2011, sales of the Frappuccino make up roughly a fifth of Starbuck’s revenue. Possibly to…

Three Keys to Strengthening Your Financial Resolve in 2015

It takes a lot of practice (and willingness) to become a champion of responsible spending and saving to meet your long-term goals. If you’re a bit out of…

Treasurer Chiang Suspends Fees for Water and Energy Efficiency Program

Treasurer Chiang Suspends Fees for Water and Energy Efficiency Program

John Chiang – Photo by Terry Miller State Treasurer John Chiang has announced the suspension of administrative fees for the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loss Reserve Program,…

Education

Citrus College’s Haugh Scholars Program: Honoring a Legacy and Securing the Future

Citrus College’s Haugh Scholars Program: Honoring a Legacy and Securing the Future

Dr. Robert D. Haugh with Citrus College students in 1975 – Courtesy photos by Paula…

The Arcadia Unified School District

The Arcadia Unified School District

Arcadia High – Photos by Ryan Foran by May S. Ruiz This monthly feature will…

Students Nationwide to Compete in 25th Department of Energy National Science Bowl

Engineer whose pioneering work contributed to visual effects used in The Lord of the Rings,…

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Entertainment

Work in the Great Outdoors; Angeles National Forest Wants You

Work in the Great Outdoors; Angeles National Forest Wants You

By Terry Miller The drought is far from over despite the recent rains but there has been new growth in the San Gabriel Mountains which is cause for…

YouTube Baking Stars, Celebrities Take Spotlight at LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

YouTube Baking Stars, Celebrities Take Spotlight at LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

Pictured is popular video baking star Rachel Fong, 16, representing Kawaii Sweet World – Courtesy photo Thousands of professional bakers, sweets enthusiasts, bloggers, and foodies have already snapped…

Say Cheese! To French Cheese, That Is

Say Cheese! To French Cheese, That Is

-Photos by Richard Clarke By Ea Nicole Madrigal There is a revolution occurring throughout the United States. This revolution is not fought with swords and metal armor; instead,…

“He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism” – Exhibit Celebrates Beacon Media’s Terry Miller

“He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism” – Exhibit Celebrates Beacon Media’s Terry Miller

-Photos by Terry Miller By Ea Nicole Madrigal The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Beacon Media News’ long time editor and photojournalist…

Calendar! for week of Jan. 22

WHAT’S HAPPENING: A DAY-BY-DAY LOOK AT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE SAN GABRIEL (Thursday thru Wednesday) Jan. 22 (Thursday) “Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer” (1/22 @ 9:30…

Monrovia Historical Museum to Honor Abolitionists for Black History Month

Monrovia Historical Museum to Honor Abolitionists for Black History Month

Two receptions will be held for “The North Stars” installation, depicting U.S. reformers as saints. Mixed-media artist Hope Demetriades will give an inside look at her latest works…

Crime

Police Pursuit Leads to Collision, Injuries

A man and a woman in a stolen vehicle from El Monte led Pasadena police Monday night on a ‘four minute,…

Former Irwindale Cop Gets 2 years Prison for Sexual Molestation of Teen

A former Irwindale Police Department officer was sentenced today to two years, eight months in state prison and ordered to register…

Arts & Culture

“He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism” – Exhibit Celebrates Beacon Media’s Terry Miller

“He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism” – Exhibit Celebrates Beacon Media’s Terry Miller

-Photos by Terry Miller By Ea Nicole Madrigal The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Beacon Media News’ long time editor and…

Monrovia Historical Museum to Honor Abolitionists for Black History Month

Monrovia Historical Museum to Honor Abolitionists for Black History Month

Two receptions will be held for “The North Stars” installation, depicting U.S. reformers as saints. Mixed-media artist Hope Demetriades will give an inside look at her latest…

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…

Free workshop on non-invasive techniques for neurological rehabilitation and pain relief – Tuesday May 13

Dr. Nazee Rofagha, DC is hosting a free workshop on emerging new techniques for Neurological Rehabilitation and Pain Relief next Tuesday May 13, from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the…

Education

Citrus College’s Haugh Scholars Program: Honoring a Legacy and Securing the Future

Citrus College’s Haugh Scholars Program: Honoring a Legacy and Securing the Future

Dr. Robert D. Haugh with Citrus College students in 1975 – Courtesy photos by Paula Green This fall, 25 Citrus College freshmen began a mentoring program that…

The Arcadia Unified School District

The Arcadia Unified School District

Arcadia High – Photos by Ryan Foran by May S. Ruiz This monthly feature will focus on one school district at a time to cover as much…

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/Social Swirl

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/Home & Garden

Baby boomers still play active role in housing market, survey finds

Previous homeowners twice as likely to buy again as non-owners As the wealthiest generation and the first to drive the housing market, baby boomers will continue to…

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

LED Pinecone string lights -Courtesy photo By Melinda Myers Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start…

Calendar

Calendar! for week of Jan. 22

WHAT’S HAPPENING: A DAY-BY-DAY LOOK AT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE SAN GABRIEL (Thursday thru Wednesday) Jan. 22 (Thursday) “Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer” (1/22 @…

Calendar! for Week of Jan. 15

WHAT’S HAPPENING: A DAY-BY-DAY LOOK AT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY Jan. 15 (Thursday) “SGVMT Spotlighter Fun-Raise IV” (1/15 @ 5:30 p.m., 805 Fair…

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