May Ruiz

Parson’s Nose Theater Finds its Home in Pasadena
Arts & Entertainment

Parson’s Nose Theater Finds its Home in Pasadena

  By May S. Ruiz Mary Chalon Davis and Lance Davis, who founded Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT) in 2000, are feeling quite content these days.  After 17 years as a gypsy theater company they have finally found a permanent home in Pasadena. Their 2017-2018 season debuted last month at the beautiful ivy-covered Parson’s Nose Abbey…

San Gabriel Valley Schools Adopt Anti-Bullying Program
Education

San Gabriel Valley Schools Adopt Anti-Bullying Program

By May S. Ruiz Bullying is a common occurrence in schools and the numbers prove it; one study revealed that as many as 49 percent of children in grades 4-12 have been bullied at least once during the past month. School administrators and teachers have been looking for ways to solve this prevalent problem.  For…

November College Search Guide
Columns, Education

November College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN Your children have come this far into their 9th grade and should be fully settled in on their courses and their teachers’ teaching style.  Hopefully, they have found some new friends among their classmates, and have adjusted to high school life in general. Encourage your children…

Visiting Dublin, Ireland: Land of Leprechauns and Shamrocks
Travel

Visiting Dublin, Ireland: Land of Leprechauns and Shamrocks

By May S. Ruiz Summer this year took me back to Europe, my favorite travel destination.  I journeyed to Scotland for the third time on British Airways via Heathrow International in London, which is one of the busiest and most crowded airports in the world. To avoid having to go through Heathrow again coming back,…

October College Search Guide
Columns, Education

October College Search Guide

  The road to college for a better future By May S. Ruiz High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks in their courses and on the standardized tests….

September College Search Guide
Education

September College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September is usually still warm even as it marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it meant the opening of a brand-new school year.  But slowly, the start of the school year began to inch earlier; in some districts, students were on campus…

DIAVOLO Debuts at Arcadia’s Performing Arts Center
Arts & Entertainment

DIAVOLO Debuts at Arcadia’s Performing Arts Center

DIAVOLO’s “In Flight”  – Courtesy Photo By May S. Ruiz        DIAVOLO, fresh from its performances on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’, makes its high-energy Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley debut at Arcadia’s Performing Arts Center on September 23, 2017 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Featured during this maiden show is DIAVOLO’s groundbreaking masterpiece, ‘Trajectoire’, which…

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