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Huff to Governor: “Return the Money”

Court Rules That Mortgage Settlement Funds Inappropriately Diverted Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) is calling on the Governor to return $331 million in mortgage settlement funds…

Methodist Hospital Unveils $2 Million in Upgrades to Cath Labs

Methodist Hospital Unveils $2 Million in Upgrades to Cath Labs

By Terry Miller   Methodist Hospital has re-opened their Cath Lab 3, which has been updated with the same technology as their Cath Lab 2. A catheterization laboratory, or cath lab, is…

Pasadena’s JPL Tests LDSD in Hawaii

Pasadena’s JPL Tests LDSD in Hawaii

A balloon carrying a test vehicle for JPL’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project lifted off from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii over…

Education

The 2015 $20,000 ‘Afterschool Awards’ Now Open for Entries

The fifth annual $20,000 “Afterschool Awards,” which recognizes budding K-9 students for their exceptional afterschool…

Monrovia Defeats San Marino 3-2; Undefeated With One Game Left

Monrovia Defeats San Marino 3-2; Undefeated With One Game Left

By Jacob Bigley   Monrovia headed into Tuesday’s away game undefeated in league at 10-0…

South Pasadena Volleyball Defeats Jordan in CIF First Round 3-1

South Pasadena Volleyball Defeats Jordan in CIF First Round 3-1

By Jacob Bigley   The South Pasadena Tigers faced off against the Jordan Panthers this…

Entertainment

Behind the Scenes of Waterfall at the Pasadena Playhouse

Behind the Scenes of Waterfall at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Jennifer Schlueter Waterfall was adopted from the Thai novel Behind the Painting by Sriburapha. Director Tak Viravan loves its “universal love story” and was glad to direct…

Enjoy 6th Annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Summer Sounds, Curated Brews and Exciting Bar Bites   QuarryGirl, Tony Dart’s Away, Nic Adler and Goldenvoice announce the full lineup of musical acts, craft breweries, and plant-based eateries participating…

Local Students’ Art Wins National Competition

Local Students’ Art Wins National Competition

Rep. Chu Announces 2015 Artistic Discovery Winners   On May 9th, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced the winners of the Artistic Discovery Competition. Now in its 34th year, the…

‘The Elliots’ – A Long-Winded Romance

‘The Elliots’ – A Long-Winded Romance

 By Jennifer Schlueter   The Elliots is A.J. Darby’s world premier adaption of Jane Austen’s final completed romance novel Persuasion, which was published one year after her death.…

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Holds Auditions June 4-7

Renowned Chorus Seeks Talented Boys and Girls Ages 8 to 12 Who Love to Sing   Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs,…

Jazz Del Corazon Celebrates the Women of the Los Angeles Jazz Scene

Jazz Del Corozon will be featuring Cat Conner, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Jackie Gibson, Martha Taylor Lacroix, Ann Mack , Dolores Scozzesi, Stephanie Spruill, Lauren White, Ada Bird Wolfe, and…

Crime

LAPD Officer Convicted of Assault While on Duty

A jury June 5 found a Los Angeles police officer guilty of assault under color of authority while arresting a woman…

Two San Dimas High School Students Arrested for Hacking School’s Computer to Change Grades

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau detectives responded to San Dimas High School at 800 West Covina…

Trio of Executives for Los Angeles Nonprofit Charged With Conspiracy, Embezzlement

Three executives of a Los Angeles nonprofit were charged today in a 61-count criminal complaint for an alleged fraudulent billing scam…

ICE, US Marshals arrest six international fugitives in the Southland With Interpol Alerts

ICE, US Marshals arrest six international fugitives in the Southland With Interpol Alerts

LA enforcement actions part of nation-wide sweep 27 criminal foreign fugitives in nine states, including six from the Los Angeles area,…

Business

Battle Lines Drawn As Net Neutrality Vote Draws Near

Internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and Time Warner Cable have been fighting to keep the FCC from implementing laws that would stop their…

Dish Network, Fox Negotiate Deal After Three Week Blackout

By Courtney Alexander Following a three week contract dispute and network blackout, Fox has returned to Dish Network, after the two parties came to a multi-year agreement.…

Health & Fitness

Child Burn Survivors Attend 30th Annual Champ Camp, a Summer Camp for Burn-Injured Children

On June 6, more than 120 burn injured children from all over California traveled to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s 30th Annual Champ Camp — a…

Assemblymember Holden to Hold Educational Forum on Vaccinations

As the number of measles cases rises throughout California and the nation, the vaccine conflict has heated up. Assemblymember Chris Holden is joining with health professionals to…

Arts & Culture

‘He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism’

‘He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism’

By Ea Nicole Madrigal The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Beacon Media News’ long time editor and photojournalist Terry Miller’s images…

Colors in the Valley: Artistic Expressions of the San Gabriel Valley

By Ea Nicole Madrigal On a rainy Sunday afternoon, most people will stay inside the cozy comfort of their homes. However, last Sunday, there were some who…

Sports

Maranatha Basketball Coach Tim Tucker Does It for the Glory

Maranatha Basketball Coach Tim Tucker Does It for the Glory

By Vincent Nguyen With just seconds left on the clock and his Maranatha boys’ basketball team leading in the Division 4A Southern Section CIF Finals, head coach…

Maranatha Crushes Village Christian

Maranatha Crushes Village Christian

Story and Photos by Vincent Nguyen Senior guard Tyler Dorsey sank 42 points to continue his hot streak during Maranatha High School’s (6-7, 1-0) home league opener…

Dining

Cheeseburger Week Returns to Pasadena January 11th to 16th, 2015

40 Pasadena eateries celebrate the invention of the cheeseburger in Pasadena with delicious offerings, specials and more Cheeseburger Week 2015 is coming in January! During Cheeseburger Week…

Culinary Masters Aim to Redefine Sport & Dining Experience at Great Race Place

Culinary Masters Aim to Redefine Sport & Dining Experience at Great Race Place

The famous Chandelier Room – Courtesy photo Newly Renovated, Iconic Venue to Also Offer Live Entertainment in One-Of-A-Kind Setting Santa Anita Park, which will open for its…

Home & Garden

Baby boomers still play active role in housing market, survey finds

Previous homeowners twice as likely to buy again as non-owners As the wealthiest generation and the first to drive the housing market, baby boomers will continue to…

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

LED Pinecone string lights -Courtesy photo By Melinda Myers Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start…

Obituaries

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker, 90, dies

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker, 90, dies

Bob Baker, along with his partner Alton Wood, founded the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in 1963, which has gone on to become the oldest and longest-running children’s…

In Loving Memory: Mildred Lapson Stevens January 4, 1923 — October 4, 2014

In Loving Memory: Mildred Lapson Stevens January 4, 1923 — October 4, 2014

Young and lovely Mildred Lapson – Courtesy photo Mildred and Herb Stevens, celebrating their 70-somethingth wedding anniversary – Photo by Terry Miller Mildred with her own art…

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