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San Gabriel Hilton Hotel Suite, Arcadia Home Raided by FBI Wednesday Morning

San Gabriel Hilton Hotel Suite, Arcadia Home Raided by FBI Wednesday Morning

  Agents raid multiple locations in Arcadia and El Monte in connection with EB5 visa fraud By Terry Miller ICE and FBI agents Wednesday raided two San Gabriel…

Make Music Pasadena Festival Cancelled Indefinitely

Make Music Pasadena Festival Cancelled Indefinitely

  After nine years of bringing free music to the streets of our city with Make Music Pasadena, Old Pasadena Management District and the Playhouse District Association, co-producers…

Increase in Taxes on Tobacco, Nicotine Products Now in Effect

Increase in Taxes on Tobacco, Nicotine Products Now in Effect

    California voters approved Proposition 56, which increased the excise tax rate on cigarettes and expanded the definition of “tobacco products” to include any type of tobacco,…

Education

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need…

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States…

AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

  CNPA Strongly opposes proposed bill Proposed by Assistant Majority Leader Jim Cooper of District…

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El Monte Examiner Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

El Monte Examiner Calendar: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

Editor’s Pick: Enchanted: Forest of Light     Enchanted: Forest of Light (Nov. 28 @ 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive) Descanso Gardens presents…

For Good

For Good

    By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish…

For Good

For Good

  By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish to…

For Good

For Good

By Darlene Papa, Lifeline for Pets My last article, “Not Good Enough?” was about the difficulty of getting easy special needs pets adopted. Now, I wish to address…

October Art Column (10/20/16 Issue)

October Art Column (10/20/16 Issue)

By Jeff Davis The new Hawthorne Art Complex (“HAC”) is having an Open Studio party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. There will be…

Calendar: Sept. 1 to 7

Calendar: Sept. 1 to 7

    EDITOR’S PICK: Barks and Books (Sept. 3 @ 11 a.m., Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road). Barks and Books is Pasadena Humane Society’s reading enrichment…

Crime

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

Visa-Fraud Scheme Helped Chinese Fugitives Live in U.S., China Asks for Extradition

  The FBI raided California Immigrant Investment Fund, LLC at the Hilton in San Gabriel last Wednesday, as well a home…

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

3 Arrested, 3 Girls Rescued in Child Trafficking Ring

  San Gabriel Police were running probation compliance checks at the New Century Inn Motel, on the 100 block of Las…

Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on the Phone

Seniors Beware: That’s Not the Taxman on the Phone

  As Tax Day nears, many seniors may get calls or emails from people identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service or…

UPDATE: FBI and ICE Raids Homes and CIIF/Harris Law Group Wednesday Morning

UPDATE: FBI and ICE Raids Homes and CIIF/Harris Law Group Wednesday Morning

  Agents Raid multiple locations in San Gabriel Valley in Connection with EB5 Visa Fraud   By Terry Miller ICE and…

Business

SafariBiz

SafariBiz

  By Emily G. Peters So many think of visiting Africa as an impossibility. Yet for Pasadena local Sarah Culhane, access to the continent is a birthright—and…

ALL PRO Health Center

ALL PRO Health Center

  By Emily G. Peters An image of Blake Griffin and your doctor is a pretty great endorsement, whatever medical treatment you’re seeking. At Arcadia’s ALL PRO…

Health

Say Cheese! How What You Eat Affects Your Smile

Say Cheese! How What You Eat Affects Your Smile

    Face it: We live in a selfie-centric society that, combined with our health-driven lifestyles, makes a smile more important today than it has been in…

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain From Backpacks

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain From Backpacks

    If you’re like most parents, you remember sending your kindergartener off to school with a backpack bigger than they were. While your child may be…

Arts & Culture

El Monte High School Award Winning Ceramics

El Monte High School Award Winning Ceramics

    El Monte High School (EMHS) is happy to report some great news about their Art program. Karen Peralta, an art student at El Monte High…

Chinese Brush Painting at Norwood Library

Chinese Brush Painting at Norwood Library

    On Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. the Norwood Library is proud to welcome award-winning artist Jack J. Liang for a presentation on Chinese painting…

Sports

Thrills and Spills at Pomona NHRA Winternationals

Thrills and Spills at Pomona NHRA Winternationals

  Photos and Story By Ed Folven The sounds of revving engines and thunderous burnouts echoed through the valley at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals from Feb.…

Table Tennis Demonstration Energizes Morning Assembly

Table Tennis Demonstration Energizes Morning Assembly

  May S. Ruiz Morning assembly at Clairbourn School, a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade independent school in San Gabriel, was more animated than usual this Tuesday morning…

Dining

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

Innis & Gunn Makes Its Mark on the US With a Beer Brewed With Truth Serum

    Company Sends Samples to Leading Presidential Candidates By Terry Miller Sometimes – every once in a while – an email really garners extra attention from…

El Monte Police Officers Association’s Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

El Monte Police Officers Association’s Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

  The El Monte Police Officers’ Association and Auxiliary will host its annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July…

Environment

City of El Monte Healthy Coordinating Council Hosts Opening of Community Garden

City of El Monte Healthy Coordinating Council Hosts Opening of Community Garden

    The City of El Monte Healthy Coordinating Council, in collaboration with local non-profit Day One and El Monte High School, is hosting the grand opening…

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.…

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,…

Mr. Monrovia, Former Mayor Bob Bartlett, Dies

Mr. Monrovia, Former Mayor Bob Bartlett, Dies

The Man Had A Vision for His City and That Vision Saved Monrovia By Susan Motander Former Monrovia Mayor Bob Bartlett died on Sunday night. He was the driving…

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