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Governor Brown Grants Pardons

Governor Brown Grants Pardons Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today, on Good Friday, that he has granted 63 pardons.   The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have…

Local company seeking prom dresses for ‘Girl Geeks’ Learning Works Charter School

Local Pasadena search engine, Spokeo, is collecting prom dresses for the young ladies of Learning Works Charter School. Along with a day of cupcakes and dress shopping, the…

April is National Car Care Month: Spring into Action

April is National Car Care Month: Spring into Action

Turn to Spring Car Care Many vehicles were neglected during the winter months and could use a little extra care by now. The Car Care Council recommends that…

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Rep. Adam Schiff asks U.N. to help 2000 Armenians forced out of Kessab, Syria

The starting date of the genocide is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the…

New county supes – New leadership soon

It’s no secret. Los Angeles County is huge. And following this year’s elections, it will…

Education

Local company seeking prom dresses for Learning Works Charter School

Local company seeking prom dresses for Learning Works Charter School

Local Pasadena search engine, Spokeo, is collecting prom dresses for the young ladies of Learning…

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Arcadia High catcher says there’s no “I” in team

Arcadia High catcher says there’s no “I” in team

By SHEL SEGAL If you want to talk baseball with Arcadia High catcher Michael Luna, it’s fun to do. Just don’t talk about him individually. It’s all about…

“The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” at the Petersen

“The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” at the Petersen

A small cadre of rock legends, critically acclaimed film directors, famous actors, and world-renown race car drivers all have one thing in common – a passionate relationship with…

It’s not a show – It’s an experience! Circus Vargas presents Magikaria Extreme!

It’s not a show – It’s an experience! Circus Vargas presents Magikaria Extreme!

Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Circus Vargas will debut its most mind-blowing, highly anticipated spectacular ever! Join us, where the magic begins and…

Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic

Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic

2014 program promises enchanted evenings of magical music at Santa Anita Race Track -Photo by Terry Miller There is a buzz that begins around this time of year.…

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Crime

Serial rapist released – will live in Palmdale

Hubbart allegedly raped as many as 40 women Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown ruled that serial rapist Christopher Evans…

Crime task force arrests 3, uncovers residential burglary crew

During the early part of March, members of the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force (AB 109 Team) were providing…

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Art of the Garden tour – Sunday, April 13

Creative Arts Group’s 20th annual Art of the Garden tour will take place Sunday, April 13th from 10:30-4:30 pm. Four outstanding residential gardens in the San Marino/Pasadena…

Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of…

Design Sense

Lian Dolan book signing at Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Lian Dolan book signing at Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) welcomes best selling author, Lian Dolan, to the 2013 Pasadena Showcase House of Design for a book signing of her…

Empty house party gets designers in the mood

Empty house party gets designers in the mood

The gala empty house party on Friday put on by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts was another in s string of huge successes for the philanthropic…

People in the News

BOOK’em Mysteries to close April 30 after 24 years

BOOK’em Mysteries to close April 30 after 24 years

BOOK’em Mysteries, the last mystery and crime bookstore in greater Los Angeles, will close on April 30. Owners Mary Riley and Barry Martin are retiring after 24…

Bishop Dillard celebrates 40 years with Monrovia’s Second Baptist Church

Bishop Dillard celebrates 40 years with Monrovia’s Second Baptist Church

Bishop Dillard and his wife Betty Lady Gay Dillard- Courtesy Photo The Second Baptist Church in Monrovia is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Pastor, Under-shepherd Bishop,…

Education

Mayfield Junior School offers flexible summer program for grades pk-5

Mayfield Junior School’s Summer Program offers flexible scheduling for busy families and a selection of courses for children entering Pre-K through 5th grades. Choose from discovery courses…

Holden bill to give returning vets a voice in community college leadership passes first committee hearing

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) legislation to give veterans a stronger voice in college leadership was overwhelmingly approved today in the Assembly Higher Education Committee. AB 1557 has…

Restaurants

Need ‘Burgers and Fries’ plus a kid friendly bar? Go to Islands

Need ‘Burgers and Fries’ plus a kid friendly bar? Go to Islands

If for no other reason, go to Island’s Burgers for the French fries. Cooked to a golden brown and well seasoned, these baskets of fries come bottomless…

Rubber Revolver to play Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub March 30

Rubber Revolver to play Lucky Baldwin’s  Trappiste Pub March 30

  Rubber Revolver to play Lucky Baldwin’s March 30 Oh Darling…All you Need is Love  ( and a pint) at the popular East Pasadena pub March 30…

Travel

Fabulous Fall in Big Bear Lake

Fabulous Fall in Big Bear Lake

Everybody knows that Big Bear Lake is a wonderland in winter, perfect for skiing, snowboarding, memorable Alpine vistas and more. But as I recently learned, the mountain…

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Sunset Safari

Sat Sept 28 Sunset Safari, an exclusive after-hours wildlife fest at the L.A. Zoo for SAFARI CLUB donors hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA),…

Real Estate Notes

Median home prices up statewide

The median home price in Los Angeles County and statewide is up significantly for January of this year over the same month in 2013, according to a…

No federal income tax liability for home owner short sales, reports AAR.

According to the Arcadia Association of RealtorsA!X (A.A.R.), a short sale in California is generally not subject to federal income tax for mortgage debt forgiveness. This is…

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