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Post Fire Disaster Preparedness Community Meeting

Post Fire Disaster Preparedness Community Meeting

    Residents are encouraged to attend an upcoming community meeting “Post Fire Disaster Preparedness” on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School Cafeteria,…

Baca Backtracks – Withdraws Guilty Plea – Wants Trial

Baca Backtracks – Withdraws Guilty Plea – Wants Trial

    Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his guilty plea Monday to a charge of lying to federal authorities during an FBI investigation into the…

West Nile Virus Present in San Gabriel Valley

West Nile Virus Present in San Gabriel Valley

    Mosquito samples collected from the cities of West Covina and Pomona have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This confirms that mosquitoes in the San…

Education

August College Search Guide

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s August – for some kids…

Common Core Curriculum and California

By Mary McNulty It is hard to remember any issue that has sparked such a…

High Point Academy Imagines a Bright Future

High Point Academy Imagines a Bright Future

By May S. Ruiz Carved into the foothills of Pasadena is a kindergarten to eighth…

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Calendar: Aug. 11 to 17

Calendar: Aug. 11 to 17

    EDITOR’S PICK: Monthly Bird Walk with Pasadena Audubon (Aug. 13 @ 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave.). Whether you’ve been…

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) youth…

Cal Phil Takes Center Stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Cal Phil Takes Center Stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic (Cal Phil) are thrilled to welcome some of Opera’s finest artists, “Center Stage,” on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the iconic Walt Disney…

Grammy Award Winner Joins Cal Phil

Grammy Award Winner Joins Cal Phil

    California Philharmonic (Cal Phil) Maestro Victor Vener has announced soulful songstress Judith Hill is joining the acclaimed orchestra as a surprise special guest during its “Greatest Hits” concert, taking…

Meet Local Wildlife Up Close and Personal!

Meet Local Wildlife Up Close and Personal!

    Do not miss this opportunity to meet local wildlife face-to-face. Bring the entire family to this exciting event on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at…

Duarte Free Summer 2016 Concert and Movie Series Continues

Duarte Free Summer 2016 Concert and Movie Series Continues

    Next Date: July 13! Are you ready to enjoy family, friends, great music, and movies in the comfort of Duarte’s great outdoors? If the answer is…

Crime

Duarte Man Sentenced to Prison for Wrong-Way Crash on the 210 Freeway

A 26-year-old man was recently sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for driving under the influence of alcohol…

Moments Matter: Local Residents Help LASD Deputies Rescue Kidnapped Child

Moments Matter: Local Residents Help LASD Deputies Rescue Kidnapped Child

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station held a news conference last Friday, March 25, to…

Duarte and Bradbury Add Patrol Unit in Response to Rising Property Crime Rates

In a proactive response to growing resident and business concerns over increased property crimes, the Duarte City Council voted at its…

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Shoots 2 Attempting to Burglarize His San Gabriel Home

Two suspected burglars were injured while allegedly attempting to burglarize a veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer’s San Gabriel home on…

Business

Business Profile: Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

Business Profile: Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market

      By Gus Herrera The Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market (PCFM) is re-defining the way farmers’ markets connect the local agrarian and urban communities. When one…

The Down Payment Myth Stumping First-Time Homebuyers

The Down Payment Myth Stumping First-Time Homebuyers

    By Dave Liniger Even though the economy is in a slow-motion recovery, the real estate market is moving at full speed. Existing home sales in…

Health

Impact of Vision in Your Child’s Life

Impact of Vision in Your Child’s Life

  Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize – it’s already almost time to send them back to…

Duarte Transit to Offer Free Saturday Shuttle Between Gold Line and Fish Canyon Falls

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will be able to easily access Fish Canyon Falls Trail, the premier hiking trail within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument thanks to…

Arts & Culture

‘The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops’

‘The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops’

By Terry Miller 1974 was an incredible year not only in music but for one of the loves of my life, my British MG roadster, the last…

Monthly Art Column

Monthly Art Column

By Jeff Davis There are tons of art galleries sprinkled across the Coachella Valley, the majority of which are located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Along…

Sports

Beacon Media’s Top Football Games for the 2016 Season

Beacon Media’s Top Football Games for the 2016 Season

    By Christian Romo With students reluctantly flocking back to school for the fall, Beacon Media would like to highlight some compelling matchups and local rivalries…

A Message From the CIF-SS Commissioner

A Message From the CIF-SS Commissioner

    Recharged and Ready To Go Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! As I do each year with my first “Message from the Commissioner,” I would…

Dining

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…

Business Profile: PizzaRev

Business Profile: PizzaRev

By J. Shadé Quintanilla It is no secret that New York has the reputation for the best pizza, and there is a rumor going around that pizza…

Environment

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…

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

By Melinda Myers Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs.…

Obituaries

In Memoriam: Beverly Margett

In Memoriam: Beverly Margett

Beverly Margett passed away peacefully last Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in hospice care at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury. Her husband of 65 years, former State Senator…

James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker was born on Nov. 7, 1986, the fourth of four children born to Katie Jefferson. His father, James Rucker Sr. and sister, Lisa Jefferson,…

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