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Informational Immigration Meeting Turns Ugly in El Monte Friday Night

Informational Immigration Meeting Turns Ugly in El Monte Friday Night

  Trump supporters shut down a “know your rights” seminar By Terry Miller Updated:  Please note this is an updated story. The first version inadvertently contained some Grace…

San Gabriel Hilton Hotel Suite, Arcadia Home Raided by FBI Wednesday Morning

San Gabriel Hilton Hotel Suite, Arcadia Home Raided by FBI Wednesday Morning

  Agents raid multiple locations in Arcadia and El Monte in connection with EB5 visa fraud By Terry Miller ICE and FBI agents Wednesday raided two San Gabriel…

Make Music Pasadena Festival Cancelled Indefinitely

Make Music Pasadena Festival Cancelled Indefinitely

  After nine years of bringing free music to the streets of our city with Make Music Pasadena, Old Pasadena Management District and the Playhouse District Association, co-producers…

Education

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need…

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States…

AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

  CNPA Strongly opposes proposed bill Proposed by Assistant Majority Leader Jim Cooper of District…

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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

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…

UPDATE: FBI and ICE Raids Homes and CIIF/Harris Law Group Wednesday Morning

UPDATE: FBI and ICE Raids Homes and CIIF/Harris Law Group Wednesday Morning

  Agents Raid multiple locations in San Gabriel Valley in Connection with EB5 Visa Fraud   By Terry Miller ICE and…

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

Distant Lands

Distant Lands

  Get Ready to Travel to Distant Lands By Emily G. Peters It’s not just a bookstore. It’s not just a luggage shop, or even a travel…

SafariBiz

SafariBiz

  By Emily G. Peters So many think of visiting Africa as an impossibility. Yet for Pasadena local Sarah Culhane, access to the continent is a birthright—and…

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

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)…

Monthly Art Column for Feb. 24, 2016

Monthly Art Column for Feb. 24, 2016

  By Jeff Davis The Culver City Arts District, http://culvercityartsdistrict.com , has about 30+ galleries; the majority of which are concentrated along La Cienega Blvd between Venice and…

Sports

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…

Thrills and Spills at Pomona NHRA Winternationals

Thrills and Spills at Pomona NHRA Winternationals

  Photos and Story By Ed Folven The sounds of revving engines and thunderous burnouts echoed through the valley at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals from Feb.…

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

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

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…

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…

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