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Anyone for tennis?

USTA Youth Tennis Program Sign-ups The USTA’s 7-week youth tennis program for kids 4-10 years old begins September 16. Classes will be held after school at convenient locations in Southern California The cost is all-inclusive: $99 for 4-7 year olds and $125 for 8-10 year olds. Program participants will receive a free tennis racket, t-shirt,…

El Monteans learn to make Snowy Moon Cakes
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El Monteans learn to make Snowy Moon Cakes

Part of a series of events celebrating 100 years of the relationship between the El Monte libraries and the County of Los Angeles’ library system, El Monteans had a chance on August 17 to learn to make a Chinese treat that has existed for thousand of years – Snowy Moon Cakes. Snowy Moon Cakes are…

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PCC ‘Porn Professor’ Hugo Schwyzer enters rehab

By SHEL SEGAL It seemed like a good idea at the time, but apparently it won’t be coming to fruition soon. A professor at Pasadena City College canned plans recently to continue a pornography class after public and university pressure against the idea became too great, according to a published report. The pressure was so…

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California Department of Education Monitors Social Media During STAR Tests

Heightened monitoring and reporting of California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments this year identified 242 schools where social media postings occurred during administration of the tests, only 16 of which included postings of test questions or answers. None of the postings affected school test results. As in 2012, when similar numbers of social media…

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PUSD and Pasadena Arts Community Support Common Core Learning

Pasadena’s arts community is supporting the transition to the new California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) with a three-day summer arts institute for classroom teachers August 5-7. Sponsored by the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and developed in collaboration with Pasadena Educational Foundation and PUSD, “Arts…

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EPA Selects UCLA to help Improve Public Health Data and Research

One of Eight Universities Selected Nationwide EPA announced today its selection of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an academic partner for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of toxic chemical releases in their communities and around the country. UCLA is…

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Arcadia School district reaches agreement in transgender students’ rights case

The United States entered into a settlement agreement with the Arcadia Unified School District in Arcadia, to resolve an investigation into allegations of discrimination against a transgender student based on the student’s sex. Under the agreement, approved by the district’s school board unanimously at the most recent meeting, the school district will take a number…

San Gabriel Scouts join thousands at Jamboree
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San Gabriel Scouts join thousands at Jamboree

On Monday about 60 scouts from the San Gabriel Valley joined 40,000 Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts from across the country for the National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. In the hot and humid weather thousands of scouts set up their camp turning the Jamboree site into the fastest growing…

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