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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…

93 Year Old Fighter Pilot Publishes ‘Flight of a Hell Hawk’
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93 Year Old Fighter Pilot Publishes ‘Flight of a Hell Hawk’

  “The greatest generation”  By Terry Miller  It’s only fitting that we focus our attention this week on Veterans, as tomorrow (Friday) is Veteran’s Day … The Arcadia City Council last week honored WWII Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Edward J. Lopez, 93, a resident of the city since 1962, on the occasion of the…

The best way to get to know London
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The best way to get to know London

Story and Photos by Jennifer Schlueter …is a food tour. For those of you, who don’t know what a food tour is: Food tours combine deliciousness with historical information and are available around the globe in most major cities. A guide shows you great places to eat and lets you taste small portions at every…

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