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California Statewide Fire Summary

California Statewide Fire Summary

Thursday, Dec. 7   Over 5,000 firefighters are battling four large wildfires in Southern California. Although strong winds are hampering efforts to contain these fires that have burned nearly…

California Statewide Fire Summary

California Statewide Fire Summary

Thursday, Dec. 7   Over 5,000 firefighters are battling four large wildfires in Southern California. Although strong winds are hampering efforts to contain these fires that have burned nearly…

Local Congresswoman Judy Chu and 181 Others Arrested Wednesday in Washington  D.C.

Local Congresswoman Judy Chu and 181 Others Arrested Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Chu was part of the demonstration was in support a DREAM Act vote Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Capitol Police arrested 182 individuals outside of the U.S. Capitol, including Rep.…

Education

Native American Educators Who Deserve Recognition

Native American Educators Who Deserve Recognition

  November Marks Native American Heritage Month Names of outstanding Native American Educators inducted into…

Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

    By May S. Ruiz Whoever pronounces no one reads books anymore – the…

May College Search Guide

May College Search Guide

By May S. Ruiz This is it – your children have reached the homestretch!  Freshmen…

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Duarte Dispatch Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30Sierra Madre Weekly Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

Duarte Dispatch Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30Sierra Madre Weekly Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

Editor’s Pick: Enchanted: Forest of Light   Enchanted: Forest of Light (Nov. 28 @ 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive) Descanso Gardens presents “Enchanted:…

For Good

For Good

    By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish…

For Good

For Good

  By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish to…

For Good

For Good

By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish to address…

October Art Column (10/20/16 Issue)

October Art Column (10/20/16 Issue)

By Jeff Davis The new Hawthorne Art Complex (“HAC”) is having an Open Studio party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. There will be…

Calendar: Sept. 1 to 7

Calendar: Sept. 1 to 7

    EDITOR’S PICK: Barks and Books (Sept. 3 @ 11 a.m., Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road). Barks and Books is Pasadena Humane Society’s reading enrichment…

Crime

Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13

Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13

    Three-year investigation of MS-13 leads to federal charges against 44 defendants Capping a nearly three-year investigation, federal, state and…

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

  The FBI raided California Immigrant Investment Fund, LLC at the Hilton in San Gabriel last Wednesday, as well a home…

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

  San Gabriel Police were running probation compliance checks at the New Century Inn Motel, on the 100 block of Las…

Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on the Phone

Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on the Phone

  As Tax Day nears, many seniors may get calls or emails from people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service or…

Business

Small Business Committee Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Increase Small Business Investment

Small Business Committee Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Increase Small Business Investment

  The House Small Business Committee completed a markup of a number of small business bills, including H.R. 2364, the Investing in Main Street Act introduced by…

Smart Women, Smart Money (6/15/17 Issue)

Smart Women, Smart Money (6/15/17 Issue)

  Dear Emmy, should I use my retirement account as a piggy bank? By Emmy Hernandez When the market is high, our 401(k) savings account statements, meant…

Health

Say Cheese! How What You Eat Affects Your Smile

Say Cheese! How What You Eat Affects Your Smile

    Face it: We live in a selfie-centric society that, combined with our health-driven lifestyles, makes a smile more important today than it has been in…

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain From Backpacks

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain From Backpacks

    If you’re like most parents, you remember sending your kindergartener off to school with a backpack bigger than they were. While your child may be…

Arts & Culture

August Art Column

August Art Column

    By Jeff Davis Peter Alexander’s “Sculpture 1966 – 2016: A Career Survey” is on exhibit through Sept.  2 at the Parrasch Heijnen Gallery (1326 A.…

Competition – ‘Got Teen Talent?’

Competition – ‘Got Teen Talent?’

    Could Net $300 Next up: the City of Duarte. Motivational and inspirational speaker Michael Roberts hopes to help build the confidence of San Gabriel Valley (SGV)…

Sports

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: FMF Glen Helen National

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: FMF Glen Helen National

  The second round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship featured unpredictable competition at arguably the championship’s most dynamic and challenging venue. In the end,…

Aztecs Strike for Second Win Against Duarte

Aztecs Strike for Second Win Against Duarte

  Story and Photos by Christian Romo Having already blown one, three-run lead earlier in the game, the Aztec bats ensured they weren’t going to blow another…

Dining

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

    Company Sends Samples to Leading Presidential Candidates By Terry Miller Sometimes – every once in a while – an email really garners extra attention from…

Dickey’s Fires Up the Pit in Duarte

Dickey’s Fires Up the Pit in Duarte

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit celebrates grand opening Thursday with four days of fun, including free barbecue for a year for three lucky guests Duarte gets a taste of…

Environment

Opinion: Environmental Extremism Is on the Wrong Side of History

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to…

N.G.S.S. Garden Grows in DUSD

N.G.S.S. Garden Grows in DUSD

  At Royal Oaks Elementary a garden ripe with fresh, organically grown delights grows under the careful care of our students. This real-life, hands-on, and experiential learning…

Obituaries

Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away

Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away

  Dorothy Heffner Voogd was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  Her birth certificate shows her father’s occupation as “shortstop.”  Her father, Don Heffner, was then playing for the St.…

A Heavenly Departure for Wessie Mae Dillon (1924 – 2017)

A Heavenly Departure for Wessie Mae Dillon (1924 – 2017)

  Mother Wessie Mae Dillon went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 92 years, on Monday, April 17, at…

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