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Lifeline for Pets: Cinnamon is Sweeter Than Sugar
Columns

Lifeline for Pets: Cinnamon is Sweeter Than Sugar

This sweetheart needs a home as soon as possible. The owner passed away and the husband is in the hospital and can no longer care for Cinnamon. Cinnamon has a sweet disposition but she is scared right now because she has lost her home and her loving people. Cinnamon is very loving and is a…

Career Corner: The Reality of Being Underpaid
Columns

Career Corner: The Reality of Being Underpaid

By Angela Copeland Have you ever had someone tell you that it’s a good idea to get your foot in the door at a company? The theory is that if you get your foot in the door, you can work your way up over time. I understand the reasoning. It’s a career outlook that has…

Stop Selling Tobacco to Kids!
Letters to the Editor

Stop Selling Tobacco to Kids!

In 2015, the Monrovia Coalition to Reduce Teen Smoking conducted a tobacco purchase survey, which revealed that 11 out of 26 Monrovia retailers (42.3%) were willing to sell tobacco products to minors.  Further, in 2017, five out of the 12 Monrovia stores (41.7%) that sell electronic smoking devices were willing to sell them to 16…

Career Corner: The Tech Interview
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Career Corner: The Tech Interview

By Angela Copeland You know, I love tech companies. With a computer engineering undergrad, I’ve spent my entire career working in the world of technology in one way or another. I’ve recently met a number of job seekers who have had job interviews at tech companies. They’re the kind of companies with only a few…

Lifeline for Pets: Cute as Bugs
Columns

Lifeline for Pets: Cute as Bugs

Meet this beautiful set of all white twins (born May 1, 2017) – affectionately called “the Buggsies,” since theirmother was named June Bug. The gorgeous male is named Hopper and his sister is named Lady Bug. Lady Bug is sweet and delicate. Sometimes she can be a little shy but she does like to play….

Career Corner: Purple Unicorns Don’t Exist
Columns

Career Corner: Purple Unicorns Don’t Exist

By Angela Copeland Dear Hiring Manager, You’re amazing. You’re the gatekeeper to new jobs, and the person who will later help us to get a promotion that will help our careers. But, we have to talk. The last eighteen years have been great. Unemployment was high. You’ve been able to be picky. You could create…

Crystal Clear Cruising
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Crystal Clear Cruising

By Jesse A. Cisneros Crystal Cruises, an American luxury cruise line, holds a sweet spot in my travel industry career as it is the first and only cruise company I’ve worked for and sailed on. I believe I was only 20 years old then and the world of travel was new to me. Still in…

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