Malak Habbak


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Arcadia Denies Verizon Proposal for Cell Tower in Residential Zone
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Arcadia Denies Verizon Proposal for Cell Tower in Residential Zone

  By Malak Habbak Arcadia City Council denied Verizon Wireless’ proposed wireless tower facility in a residential area Tuesday, Feb. 7, after the carrier failed to persuade the council that the facility had an immediate need and was the best alternative. The decision was a relief to concerned residents spearheaded by Arcadians Against Residential Towers…

EDI Media Inc. Holds Arcadia’s Second Lunar New Year Festival
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EDI Media Inc. Holds Arcadia’s Second Lunar New Year Festival

  Story and Photos By Malak Habbak Arcadia’s second Lunar New Year Festival Sunday drew approximately 17,500 attendees, a 25 percent increase from last year despite increased security requirements. Like most highly populous Asian cities in Los Angeles, Arcadia, where almost half the population is Asian, is relatively new to hosting such festivals compared to…

Meet Monrovia’s Classical Music Man on a Mission
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Meet Monrovia’s Classical Music Man on a Mission

  By Malak Habbak On a cold, blustery December night, traveling on VIA Rail Canada, a sleep-deprived doctor mourning his wife’s tragic death played Bach Partitas on his violin to sing him to sleep, but to little avail. Before the journey, the doctor’s wife was hit by a serious mental illness in 1995, after his…