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Gardner Resigns as Basketball Coach
Education

Gardner Resigns as Basketball Coach

La Salle’s Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, Jelani Gardner, has resigned his coaching position the School Administration announced Tuesday afternoon. Principal, Brother Christopher Brady, FSC, said, “His resignation was based on unresolved differences in the basketball program administration and style, and is a result of extensive and thorough reviews and evaluations of the program.” Athletic Director,…

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Sierra Madre Stories & Treasures: Opening Celebration

The opening day festivities at the Sierra Madre Public Library and Richardson House will be held on Saturday, September 28. Beginning at 10 am at Sierra Madre Public Library and continuing at 11 am at the Richardson House, this celebration highlights their grant-funded project featuring two innovative and interactive digital storyboards. Rediscover the rich history…

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SG Mission Museum Offers Free

San Gabriel Mission will offer free admission to its museum and gardens on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, as the 242-year-old mission celebrates its founding with its annual fiesta on Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Gabrieleno-Tongva Indians and re-enactors of early California history have been invited to be in the gardens from 1 p.m. to…

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PCC Welcomes Students to Fall Term on Aug. 26

Pasadena City College’s 2013 fall semester will begin Monday, Aug. 26 and end Dec. 15. More than 27,000 students are expected to attend the first day of fall semester. PCC will offer 2,769 class sections in the morning, afternoon and evening for the convenience of the students. Though classes are filling up quickly, there are…

WESTRIDGE STUDENT ELIZABETH STEIDEL RECEIVES OUTSTANDING LIBRARY VOLUNTEER AWARD FROM PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY
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WESTRIDGE STUDENT ELIZABETH STEIDEL RECEIVES OUTSTANDING LIBRARY VOLUNTEER AWARD FROM PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Elizabeth Steidel, a high school student at Pasadena’s Westridge School, was honored as the Outstanding Library Volunteer by Pasadena Museum of History at its annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on Saturday, August 24. “I have the honor of presenting this year’s Mary Borgerding Award for Outstanding Library Volunteer,” said Laura Verlaque, the Museum’s Director of Collections….

Temple City Football gets underway
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Temple City Football gets underway

By SHEL SEGAL It looks like a transitional year for the Temple City High football team. After finishing last season with a record of 5-6, coach Mike McFarland said the team’s main objective is just to improve. “That’s our goal, to get better every day,” said McFarland, who’s in his fourth season at the helm…

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Anyone for tennis?

USTA Youth Tennis Program Sign-ups The USTA’s 7-week youth tennis program for kids 4-10 years old begins September 16. Classes will be held after school at convenient locations in Southern California The cost is all-inclusive: $99 for 4-7 year olds and $125 for 8-10 year olds. Program participants will receive a free tennis racket, t-shirt,…

El Monteans learn to make Snowy Moon Cakes
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El Monteans learn to make Snowy Moon Cakes

Part of a series of events celebrating 100 years of the relationship between the El Monte libraries and the County of Los Angeles’ library system, El Monteans had a chance on August 17 to learn to make a Chinese treat that has existed for thousand of years – Snowy Moon Cakes. Snowy Moon Cakes are…

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California Department of Education Monitors Social Media During STAR Tests

Heightened monitoring and reporting of California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments this year identified 242 schools where social media postings occurred during administration of the tests, only 16 of which included postings of test questions or answers. None of the postings affected school test results. As in 2012, when similar numbers of social media…

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EPA Selects UCLA to help Improve Public Health Data and Research

One of Eight Universities Selected Nationwide EPA announced today its selection of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an academic partner for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of toxic chemical releases in their communities and around the country. UCLA is…

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