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June College Search Guide
Education

June College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  June typically marks the end of another school year.  In my days, the onset of summer meant taking a break from the harried pace of schoolwork, extra-curricular activities, and academic clubs events.  But increased competition to gain admission to very selective universities has forced teens to…

The Adventures of Sherlock Afoot at The Arboretum
Arts & Entertainment

The Adventures of Sherlock Afoot at The Arboretum

By May S. Ruiz Anyone familiar with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle expects nothing short of the impossible from his legendary creation through the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Fans will not be disappointed when Unbound Productions’ Mystery Lit staging of ‘Holmes, Sherlock and the Consulting Detective’ comes to the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.  It…

May College Search Guide
Education

May College Search Guide

By May S. Ruiz This is it – your children have reached the homestretch!  Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade.  Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

May Art Column
Arts & Entertainment

May Art Column

People I Saw But Never Met By Jeff Davis “People I Saw But Never Met” by Zadok Ben-David is on exhibit at Shoshana Wayne Gallery through May 27th, 2017 http://shoshanawayne.com/zadok-bendavid-people-i-saw-but-never-met/.  The largest work in the show fills the main gallery with 3,000 chemically etched steel miniature silhouettes and 45 larger figures hand cut from aluminum. …

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies
Education

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States are getting their acceptance (or dreaded rejection) letters from the universities to which they applied.  As many of these students have found out, getting into one’s their dream college has gotten increasingly difficult.  The admissions process has become a cause…

April College Search Guide
Columns, Education

April College Search Guide

  The Road to College   By May S. Ruiz   FRESHMAN: The school year is winding down.  Your 9th graders should be on track on all their academic grades and extra-curricular activities.  They need to put extra effort into getting the best grades they could muster.  They also should have already lined up summer…

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