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Monrovia Reads Seeks to Dismantle Illiteracy
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Monrovia Reads Seeks to Dismantle Illiteracy

By Emily Glory Peters Do you remember how you learned to read? Perhaps a conscientious parent or teacher started a favorite story with you at a young age. Most of us consider it a rite of passage and a given skill for kids and adults alike—and yet many in San Gabriel Valley struggle with illiteracy….

Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool
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Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool

By Alexis Perez In an era where social media is at its peak, businesses can benefit from integrating and continuing to implement social media into their work space. The addition of social media into an already dynamic sector can create a balance into traditional and new forms of communication between the consumer and the business….

Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.
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Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.

By Emily Glory Peters “Ryan’s been brewing forever,” said Kelly Rogers of his youngest son, one-fourth of the Rogers crew behind RT Rogers Brewing Company in Sierra Madre. Each member of the family has pivotal roles: Kelly and his wife Joanna handle operation; older son Jesse (an art teacher) oversees graphic design and marketing and…

The Thrill of the Rare Book Chase
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The Thrill of the Rare Book Chase

Whitmore Rare Books carries rarities from the 1400s to modern day By Emily Glory Peters Many books are rare—but according to Dan Whitmore, owner of Whitmore’s Rare Books in Pasadena, that doesn’t necessarily make them valuable. So how does a lawyer-turned-book dealer decide what to carry in his shop? “Whitmore Rare Books has been focused…

Pasadena’s Caltech Cahill Center Holds Big Data Conference
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Pasadena’s Caltech Cahill Center Holds Big Data Conference

This Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., the Caltech Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics will be holding their Big Data conference which will include networking opportunities and a full program of guest speakers. Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum explains, “Big Data has exploded and engulfed us all.  It has led to a technology and business revolution. Every website, email, SMS text, mouse…

Maquina Takes Tacos and Burritos to New Heights
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Maquina Takes Tacos and Burritos to New Heights

Maquina Taco’s roots are in the world of fine dining. In 1996 with the inception of Restaurant Devon in Monrovia followed by Restaurant Halie in Pasadena in 2000, its owners honed in on what it takes to make something as simple as a meal an immersive experience. They took their philosophy of creating great food…

Learn Self-Defense at Kenpo Karate in Sierra Madre
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Learn Self-Defense at Kenpo Karate in Sierra Madre

Kenpo Karate, unlike other martial arts, does not require people to have a certain level of fitness or flexibility that may not be applicable in self-defense. At SoCal Kenpo Karate, they specialize their training to fit each person’s needs, while still preparing for real-life scenarios and covering all ranges of attacks from a grab, a…

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