Terry Miller


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Immigration in America
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Immigration in America

Give us your tired… By Terry Miller In the over-the-top $1.7m Trump celebration of freedom in Washington last week, the very thing we cherish most is that which citizens of oppressed nations so desperately seek. It wasn’t so long ago when the poem on the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus’s 1883 sonnet “The New Colossus”…

Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife
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Summertime Living With and Respecting Wildlife

By Terry Miller If you’ve noticed, it’s a bit warmer and summer is certainly here. Many of our wildlife friends are seeking water, food and perhaps a cool splash in your pool or pond. For the most part, they are not a threat to humans—unless provoked. Bear sightings near the foothills always increase in summer…

Metro Responds to Paid Parking Concerns at Arcadia Gold Line Station
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Metro Responds to Paid Parking Concerns at Arcadia Gold Line Station

By Terry Miller Last week, we reported on the unusual sight of a usually fully Metro parking lot. Read More: Metro’s Arcadia Paid Parking Lot Half Empty We reached out to Metro’s Dave Sotero for comment after numerous readers said they refuse to pay for the previously free parking and subsequently seek alternatives. Sotero told Beacon…

Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California
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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath…

Metro’s Arcadia Paid Parking Lot Half Empty
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Metro’s Arcadia Paid Parking Lot Half Empty

By Terry Miller A well-known local attorney and former mayor, Jim Helms, Jr., looked out of his office window Friday and was shocked to see that the top parking level at the Gold Line parking structure was virtually empty. “Metro said that the Arcadia parking structure was over crowded, so they put a $3 parking…

How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?
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How Do We Communicate in the Digital Age?

Context of communications like emotions and nonverbal cues are often neglected By Terry Miller Thousands of years ago, human beings communicated exclusively through spoken languages. Communities were small and nomadic. Gradually, people developed writing skills, creating a more permanent form of communication. As a result, folklore and oral tradition transitioned into literature. The invention of…

Arcadia Residents Pass Measure A by Significant Majority
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Arcadia Residents Pass Measure A by Significant Majority

By Terry Miller Arcadia’s Measure A, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase, passed with an impressive 63.94 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s mail in vote. On March 5, 2019, the Arcadia City Council unanimously placed Measure A – a sales tax measure – on the June 4, 2019 Special Election ballot. Measure A will…

Graduates, How Would You Like to Pay for That Education?
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Graduates, How Would You Like to Pay for That Education?

By Terry Miller As we celebrate those who graduate this year, we are flummoxed by the out of control—the ridiculous—cost of higher education, or any education for that matter. Last week beaming graduates at Moorhouse college were shocked when Robert Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, announced his family was setting up a grant to wipe out…

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