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Wildfire Season Officially Underway – Beware ‘Fine Fuels’

Wildfire Season Officially Underway – Beware ‘Fine Fuels’

      By Annette Semerdjian Depending on who you talk to, Southern California could be facing one of the toughest fire seasons in history due to the…

Rep. Schiff Gravely Disappointed President Obama Will Leave Office Without Fulfilling Commitment to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Rep. Schiff Gravely Disappointed President Obama Will Leave Office Without Fulfilling Commitment to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    Representative Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, released the following statement after President Obama did not use the…

Justice for Homicide Victims: Building Trust and Restoring Hope

Justice for Homicide Victims: Building Trust and Restoring Hope

      By Joan Scmhidt Thirty-two years ago, two brave special mothers, “Lenny” (Ellen Griffin) Dunne and Marcella Nicolas Leach founded “Justice for Homicide Victims.” Both mothers…

Education

Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary School Students Calvin Chiu, Matthew Chau, and Pauline Tong

Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary School Students Calvin Chiu, Matthew Chau, and Pauline Tong

      The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from Longden…

TCHS Presents Brighter Side Singers’ Extravaganza

TCHS Presents Brighter Side Singers’ Extravaganza

      Temple City High School’s Brighter Side Singers present their annual showcase entitled…

Going to Out-Of-State and International Universities

Going to Out-Of-State and International Universities

      By May S. Ruiz Any parent who has sent a child to…

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A Noise Within Unveils 25th Anniversary Offerings

A Noise Within Unveils 25th Anniversary Offerings

    By May S. Ruiz  A Noise Within (ANW), the classical theatre repertory company based in Pasadena, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Founders and Producing Artistic Directors…

Temple City Camellia Festival: Theme Contest

Temple City Camellia Festival: Theme Contest

The Theme Contest for the 2017 Temple Camellia Festival has begun. Cash prizes are awarded to the two age divisions as well as for the chosen Theme Winner.…

72nd Temple City Camellia Festival Coronation

72nd Temple City Camellia Festival Coronation

The 72nd Temple City Camellia Festival held the coronation of its Royal Court last Friday, Feb. 5 at the Live Oak Community Center. Banner Carriers Russell Muro (Holy…

See the Hottest Movie Costumes ‘In the Flesh’

See the Hottest Movie Costumes ‘In the Flesh’

Free 24th Annual Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles By Courtney Blackburn Admit it: the best part of Disney’s 2015 live-action “Cinderella” remake was the dress. That blue, shimmering,…

‘The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops’

‘The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops’

By Terry Miller 1974 was an incredible year not only in music but for one of the loves of my life, my British MG roadster, the last of…

72nd Temple City Camellia Festival

72nd Temple City Camellia Festival

Hometown Pride is the theme for the 72nd Temple City Camellia Festival, which will take place from Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday Feb. 28. The parade will take…

Crime

Police Blotters – April 17 to 23

Police Blotters – April 17 to 23

    April 17 A vehicle burglary occurred between 12 p.m. and 1:05 p.m., in the 5200 block of Sereno Drive.…

Burglary Suspects Arrested in Duarte

Five Burglary Suspects were arrested at approximately 6 a.m. for three business burglaries in the 1700 block of Huntington Drive. Cash registers were…

Moments Matter: Local Residents Help LASD Deputies Rescue Kidnapped Child

Moments Matter: Local Residents Help LASD Deputies Rescue Kidnapped Child

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station held a news conference last Friday, March 25, to…

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Shoots 2 Attempting to Burglarize His San Gabriel Home

Two suspected burglars were injured while allegedly attempting to burglarize a veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer’s San Gabriel home on…

Business

Temple City Kiwanis Honors Students of the Month

Temple City Kiwanis Honors Students of the Month

Kiwanis Honors Cloverly Elementary School Students Ethan Ngo and Nicole Setiabudi The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized two outstanding students from Cloverly Elementary School.   Accompanying the…

Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages

Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages

By Gus Herrera Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena is re-defining gift giving. A non-profit retail store selling “handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serve-ware,…

Health & Fitness

Fake Out: How to Sneak Healthy Twists Into Kids’ Favorites

Fake Out: How to Sneak Healthy Twists Into Kids’ Favorites

    Getting kids to eat healthy foods is a constant battle for many parents, but it is easy to pack nutrition into some everyday favorites without…

Brief: Community Blood Drive

Brief: Community Blood Drive

   It is Good to Give … You Can Make a Difference! The Temple City Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, May 18, from 12…

Arts & Culture

Monthly Art Column

Monthly Art Column

By Jeff Davis There are tons of art galleries sprinkled across the Coachella Valley, the majority of which are located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Along…

Contemporary Oeuvre by Alex Israel at the Huntington Art Gallery

Contemporary Oeuvre by Alex Israel at the Huntington Art Gallery

By May S. Ruiz “The Blue Boy” by Thomas Gainsborough is so representative of the Huntington (Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden) in San Marino that it…

Sports

Temple City Middle Schooler Has Girl Power!

Temple City Middle Schooler Has Girl Power!

      Few eighth graders hold a national record in any sport, but Temple City’s Amber Grace, a petite middle schooler, can be called the strongest…

Bash Is Bringing Boxing Back!

Bash Is Bringing Boxing Back!

An Interview With Steven Bash By Jacob Bigley We at Beacon Media sat down with Steven Bash, attorney and owner of Bash Entertainment/Bash Boxing Inc., a full…

Dining

Business Profile: Ahipoki Bowl

Business Profile: Ahipoki Bowl

By J. Shadé Quintanilla For all you health nuts out there, there’s a new restaurant in town. Ahipoki Bowl, a fast-casual restaurant, is serving some of the…

Business Profile: PizzaRev

Business Profile: PizzaRev

By J. Shadé Quintanilla It is no secret that New York has the reputation for the best pizza, and there is a rumor going around that pizza…

Home & Garden

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

By Melinda Myers Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs.…

Create a Garden Anywhere with Straw Bales

Create a Garden Anywhere with Straw Bales

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or…

Obituaries

James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker was born on Nov. 7, 1986, the fourth of four children born to Katie Jefferson. His father, James Rucker Sr. and sister, Lisa Jefferson,…

In Memoriam: Marie Roe

In Memoriam: Marie Roe

Marie Roe, loving mother, wife, and art teacher, passed away Sept. 20, 2015 at the age of 91. Marie attended Chapman College, Art Center School of Design,…

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