• Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

    Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

    EDITOR’S PICK Together in Music: Arpa, Cuatro y Maracas at Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine, Feb. 17 from 1-3 p.m. (950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106)...


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Conditional Approval for Arcadia rEWMP Project Area

By Susan Motander The reaction to that headline should have been a resounding “What?”.  This is an important issue as it may affect your taxes and water rates. But first, you will need a few explanations and definitions. An Enhanced Watershed Management Plan is an EWMP (pronounced E-Wimp – appropriately).  An rEWMP is a revised EWMP...

Arcadia’s Primo Toastmasters Hosts Public Open House Event

Primo Toastmasters  invites residents to its open house to meet members and watch special guest speaker, Distinguished Toastmaster and CEO of Creative Landscape Solutions Jim Raney, talk about the importance of communication skills for today’s professional and how that impacts one’s journey in their career and their life. “Since 2013 Primo Toastmasters has been working hard to provide a supportive and positive environment that members and the surrounding community can come to, in the interest of developing their communication and leadership skills. Our number one mission is help...

Arcadia City Council Hears Public Concerns Over Historic Preservation

By Galen Patterson Many Arcadians voiced their opinions on the matter at the City Council meeting on the evening of Feb. 19. Marcello Vavala, a member of The Los Angeles Conservancy, a county-wide non-profit organization focused on educating and promoting historic preservation within the county, told the city that in his professional opinion, the proposed...
From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget
Business Spotlight

From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget

By Emily Glory Peters Business and music seem an unromantic pairing, but for local band Zach & Bridget, they’re two sides of the same coin. Like the performers themselves, one can’t succeed without the other. “When we’re at our best is where I’m the content instigator and she’s the editor,” says Zach Galanis of his…

The Obituary of Common Sense
Columns, opinion

The Obituary of Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to…

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Health & Fitness

Expectations Versus Reality of Weight Loss

Searching for weight loss information on the internet can feel like rummaging around a yard sale, hoping to find a fitting tablecloth. It can be tough to sort through what works and what doesn’t. I never knew that the master cleanse was a thing, until one of my clients came up to me looking much...