May Ruiz

Celestino: Creating Memorable Sicilian Dining Experiences
Dining Delights

Celestino: Creating Memorable Sicilian Dining Experiences

By Brianna Chu and May S. Ruiz Celestino, at the South Lake Avenue District, has been a celebrated restaurant among diners looking for authentic Italian cuisine. For over 20 years, it has attracted locals and visitors to Pasadena with its seasonal fares made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Owner Calogero Drago, one of the…

Arcadia Brothers Receive Outstanding Young Philanthropists Award
Community

Arcadia Brothers Receive Outstanding Young Philanthropists Award

By May S. Ruiz Eric and Richard Dong, Arcadia residents and San Marino High School students, were named Outstanding Young Philanthropists by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter (AFP/GLAC). They received the award at the 33rd Annual Celebration of National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the…

Making Panto a Holiday Tradition in America
Arts & Entertainment

Making Panto a Holiday Tradition in America

By May S. Ruiz A decade ago there would have been no place to take in a Panto show in Southern California. But in 2010 the Lythgoes, known for their creativity and involvement in television hits ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ changed all that when they mounted their first Panto production…

November College Search Guide
Education

November College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz FRESHMAN As we slowly ease further into the school year, I hope your children have also fully settled in as high-schoolers. Encourage your children to focus on their studies and to make use of all the resources available at their school to accomplish all the work required…

Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus
Education

Addressing Anxiety and Depression on Campus

By May S. Ruiz In an article which published last April in Time magazine, Katie Reilly reported that record numbers of college students are seeking treatment for anxiety and depression, and schools can’t keep up. She further described that when UCLA offered, for the first time, all incoming students a free online screening for depression,…

L. A. County Arboretum’s ‘Moonlight Forest’ Brings Together People in San Gabriel Valley
Arts & Entertainment

L. A. County Arboretum’s ‘Moonlight Forest’ Brings Together People in San Gabriel Valley

By May S. Ruiz Be transported to an enchanted evening wonderland when the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (The Arboretum) in Arcadia displays hundreds of magnificent lanterns depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons, and other themes to create a mesmerizing ‘Moonlight Forest.’ The Lantern Art Festival celebrates the time-honored tradition…

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