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June Art Column

By Jeff Davis Jeff Koon’s latest exhibition of his gargantuan polished metal sculptures, stark white plasters and relatively smaller scale mixed media paintings has been extended through August 18 at Gagosian in Beverly. The massive stainless steel transparent colored works are clearly the stars of the show. As you walk into the main space your…

Trauma Awareness Month: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations
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Trauma Awareness Month: Red Cross Urges Blood Donations

  During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S….

Camp Helping Hands Expands With Five New Locations
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Camp Helping Hands Expands With Five New Locations

  This summer is going to have a little more sizzle than previous ones because Camp Helping Hands (www.camphelpinghands.com) is literally setting up camp in five more cities throughout the Southland. While there may not a location in your own backyard, there are now six to choose from; and all are well worth the drive! Coming this…

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…

The Director of the Library and Museum Retires
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The Director of the Library and Museum Retires

  By Katta Hules Mary Beth Hayes, Director of the Arcadia Public Library and Museum is retiring. “I just felt that it was time. I felt that I have done what I want to do here and I feel like the library and the museum are both doing well and that it was time to…

“Side by Side By Sondheim” Featured This Weekend at Taylor Performing Arts Center
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“Side by Side By Sondheim” Featured This Weekend at Taylor Performing Arts Center

  By Susan Motander The Taylor Performing Arts Center is presenting its eighth professional production for the Community, “Side by Side By Sondheim.” According to Patrick Garcia, Director of Performing Arts for Monrovia Unified School District and the Producing Artistic Director of the Taylor Performing Arts Center, it “is a moving retrospective of some of Stephen Sondheim’s…

Altadena Library Programs Reflect Multi-Ethnic Community
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Altadena Library Programs Reflect Multi-Ethnic Community

  By May S. Ruiz On the second Saturday of every month (at least from October through June), the Altadena Library turns into a hopping and noisy place – descriptions few people would associate with the word library. And that’s by design. A brainchild of Mindy Kittay, Director of the Altadena Library District, Second Saturday…

Spice Up Your Life With a Taste of Thai
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Spice Up Your Life With a Taste of Thai

  Want to improve your health? You might want to incorporate some Thai flavorings into your cooking. Ancient teachings have long associated certain plants and animals with healing properties. Many are featured in traditional ethnic cuisines, such as the foods of Thailand. Modern studies largely confirm the health benefits of certain herbs, spices, seafood and…

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