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First African American President of Tournament of Roses

First African American President of Tournament of Roses

Gerald Freeny announces 2019 theme “The Melody of Life” The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors has confirmed Gerald Freeny as President for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses…

Keep Big Government Out of Medicare Drug Pricing Negotiations

Keep Big Government Out of Medicare Drug Pricing Negotiations

By Sally C. Pipes The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently released a report urging Congress to allow federal bureaucrats to negotiate Medicare drug prices…

After 75 Years, The Original Twohey’s in Alhambra May Close Its Doors February 1

After 75 Years, The Original Twohey’s in Alhambra May Close Its Doors February 1

Located in Alhambra and serving up family-friendly American Fare including their famous burgers, onion rings, award-winning soda fountain hot fudge sundaes, and making memories for 75 years, the…

Education

Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

    By May S. Ruiz Whoever pronounces no one reads books anymore – the…

May College Search Guide

May College Search Guide

By May S. Ruiz This is it – your children have reached the homestretch!  Freshmen…

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…

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San Gabriel Sun Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

San Gabriel Sun 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 address…

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…

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…

Silent Sundays at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Silent Sundays at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

    On Sept. 25 at 2:30 p.m., the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse will be hosting a Silent Sundays screening of “Speedy” starring Harold Lloyd (1928). Romance, comedy, action, and an…

Crime

Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13

Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13

    Three-year investigation of MS-13 leads to federal charges against 44 defendants Capping a nearly three-year investigation, federal, state and…

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…

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

Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase

Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase

By Susan Motander Members, supporters and media gathered last month to preview the home that will be turned into the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts this…

Small Business Committee Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Increase Small Business Investment

Small Business Committee Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Increase Small Business Investment

  The House Small Business Committee completed a markup of a number of small business bills, including H.R. 2364, the Investing in Main Street Act introduced by…

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

August Art Column

August Art Column

    By Jeff Davis Peter Alexander’s “Sculpture 1966 – 2016: A Career Survey” is on exhibit through Sept.  2 at the Parrasch Heijnen Gallery (1326 A.…

Walk Through San Gabriel History With May 14 Tours

Walk Through San Gabriel History With May 14 Tours

    On Saturday, May 14, the City of San Gabriel, in partnership with the San Gabriel Historical Association and Pasadena Heritage, will host guided walking tours…

Sports

Rose Bowl Proves Pasadena is Still the Capital of the College Football World

Rose Bowl Proves Pasadena is Still the Capital of the College Football World

  Georgia tops Oklahoma in Thriler By Spencer Stueve The Rose Bowl, the Granddaddy of Them All, the most prestigious event in college athletics, a Pasadena staple. …

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: FMF Glen Helen National

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Highlights: FMF Glen Helen National

  The second round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship featured unpredictable competition at arguably the championship’s most dynamic and challenging venue. In the end,…

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…

North Woods San Gabriel Celebrates 50 Years

North Woods San Gabriel Celebrates 50 Years

    All month long, from Aug. 1 to 31, North Woods is celebrating the milestone of being 50 years old. Founder John Clearman would be pleased…

Environment

Opinion: Environmental Extremism Is on the Wrong Side of History

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to…

Free Landscaping Class!

Free Landscaping Class!

    ‘Creating a Water-Wise and California-Friendly Garden’ The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) and the City of Covina are inviting residents to…

Obituaries

Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away

Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away

  Dorothy Heffner Voogd was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  Her birth certificate shows her father’s occupation as “shortstop.”  Her father, Don Heffner, was then playing for the St.…

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…

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