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Keeping Custom Jewelry a Cut Above
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Keeping Custom Jewelry a Cut Above

By Emily Glory Peters “Lover of all colored stones—and listens like your bartender” is how Tracy Wilke is described on the website for G.H. Wilke and Co., her family-run jewelry business in San Gabriel. And like the work of an expert jeweler, she considers listening an art form. “I get called a bartender because I…

The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth
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The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth

By Emily Glory Peters Soap making is an age-old practice. Evidence of soap-like substances has been traced back to the ancient Romans, Egyptians, even the Babylonians, all whipping up mysterious emulsions of oils, salts and Mother Nature’s other odds and ends to get squeaky clean. That magic continues today, albeit with a considerable ingredient upgrade….

Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing
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Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing

Originally posted June 27 at 9 a.m. / Updated June 27 at 2:51 p.m. with correct phone number By Amanda Sulker-Hall Big Mama’s Rib Shack, also known as Big Mama’s, opened in 2002 but the origins of this family restaurant began further south east of California in Chattanooga, Tenn. where the founder, Dargin McWhorter, was…

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Meet Century Rooter

We are Century Rooter service and plumbing. Family owned and operated, we know plumbing. A stopped up toilet, a leak that keeps on leaking, and a clogged drain pipe are problems that must be fixed quickly and correctly. That is why we offer 24 hour emergency service available, just call (800) 782-4744. For 25 years…

St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School Goes Full STEAM Ahead
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St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School Goes Full STEAM Ahead

By Emily Glory Peters “Don’t throw anything away.” It’s not a hoarder’s mentality—it’s the bedrock of teachers Michele Browning and Arpy Jahjah’s STEAM philosophy at St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School in Pasadena. “For young learners, school is a freight train—it’s cognitive overload,” says Browning, who, like Jahjah, has been teaching since she was…

Readers’ Choice 2019 Final Vote
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Readers’ Choice 2019 Final Vote

Cast your ballot before the voting period ends The Readers’ Choice 2019 voting period is coming to an end. Thursday, June 6, is the last day to cast your vote before 10 p.m. You, the community, have selected these nominees to be top contenders for this year’s Readers’ Choice favorites. See the nominees here: bit.ly/RC19vote….

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