Date: March 7th, 2019

Aaron Valdez Bids Farewell to Readers
Sports

Aaron Valdez Bids Farewell to Readers

To our valued readers and members of the Arcadia, Monrovia and Pasadena communities, As my stint with Beacon Media News crosses the one-year mark, it’s good to look back on not only how my skills as a journalist have grown, but on how deep of a relationship I’ve forged with the community as well. And…

A Local Landmark: Making History at The Derby
Dining Delights

A Local Landmark: Making History at The Derby

By Brianna Chu The current owner of the local Arcadian landmark and restaurant, the Derby, doesn’t really put his name out there. Dustin Nicholarsen prefers to be behind-the-scenes, half curating a museum and half running a restaurant that he actually loves to eat at, as he puts it. He is well-versed in the restaurant’s storied…

Saint Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of Pasadena
Business

Saint Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of Pasadena

St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church has been the spiritual and cultural center for the Armenian community in Pasadena and surrounding areas for over 60 years. Since the first meeting of the St. Gregory parish council in 1947, the church grounds have burgeoned into a dynamic complex that currently includes their newly built sanctuary,…

Lifeline for Pets: Norma Jean Wearing the Green
Opinion

Lifeline for Pets: Norma Jean Wearing the Green

Norma Jean is a cat lover’s dream. She so wants a home, but was passed over at Christmas and passed over again at Valentine’s Day. Now her caretakers are hoping that she will find her rainbow’s “pot o’ gold” in the form of a loving home where it won’t matter that she is FIV-positive. She…

March 8 – March 14
Calendar

March 8 – March 14

Your weekly events EDITOR’S PICK ArtNight Pasadena at multiple museums throughout the city, March 8 from 6-10 p.m. (Pasadena, CA 91101, 91103, 91105). The city’s most prominent museums and cultural institutions open their doors and offer special programming. Complimentary shuttles are brought in to transport visitors around to different venues. Admission to all participating museums…

Tips to Help You Spot March Madness Upsets
Sports

Tips to Help You Spot March Madness Upsets

You’ve followed college basketball all season, you’ve done your research and you are fairly confident in your bracket picks. Then the unthinkable happens, the underdog upsets the No. 1 seed. That’s just what happened on March 17, 2018 when the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) shocked Virginia 74-54 to become the first No….

Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table
Business Spotlight

Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table

How insufficient representation sparked a new outlet for Pasadena’s African-American community By Emily Glory Peters “It started when Councilwoman Jacque Robinson lost the mayoral election in 2015,” says Dennis Haywood, founder and editor-in-chief for online publication Pasadena Black Pages (PBP). It was the first time the seat had been open in 16 years, and was…

Reflections on a Woman’s History
Community

Reflections on a Woman’s History

By Susie Ling, Associate Professor at Pasadena City College We baby boomers were flying so high in the 1970-80s. I was so proud to be a feminist, and I shunned my mother’s limitations. My mother baked, ironed, and volunteered at my school. My mother made paper doll clothes with me, but I was going to…

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