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Cannabis Sellers Must Register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

Cannabis Sellers Must Register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

  Individuals planning to sell cannabis or cannabis products beginning January 1, 2018, must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller’s permit.…

Governor Brown Meets With Rocky Fire First Responders in Colusa County

Governor Brown Meets With Rocky Fire First Responders in Colusa County

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Aug. 7th joined fire and emergency officials who are fighting the Rocky Fire for a briefing on efforts to contain the blaze, which…

Weekend-Long Hackathon to Address California’s Historic Drought

Weekend-Long Hackathon to Address California’s Historic Drought

Everyone Can Get Involved in Developing Sustainable Solutions By Jennifer Schlüter Over the weekend of Aug. 21-23, hackers, designers, and problem solvers are invited to create innovative techniques…

Education

iD Tech Summer Camps Ignite Passion for STEM Learning

iD Tech Summer Camps Ignite Passion for STEM Learning

By May S. Ruiz Just what can a 13-year-old kid possibly accomplish in five days?…

Governor Signs Bill Ensuring Access to Life-Saving Medications in Schools

Huff Legislation Safeguards California Students from Serious Allergic Reactions Legislation designed to protect schoolchildren from…

Chef Beltran to Host 8th Annual Gumbo Fest to Benefit Pasadena Education Network

Chef Beltran to Host 8th Annual Gumbo Fest to Benefit Pasadena Education Network

Preeminent chef Claud Beltran announced that his 8th Annual Gumbo Fest will take place at the…

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The Mission is Possible, Again (Without Breaking a Sweat)

The Mission is Possible, Again (Without Breaking a Sweat)

By Ea Nicole Madrigal   Since the global success of the last installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ghost Protocol, the world awaited what Ethan Hunt would be…

Big Bear’s Overnight Guests Get a Break at the Pumps as Gas Prices Continue to Soar

Big Bear’s Overnight Guests Get a Break at the Pumps as Gas Prices Continue to Soar

Big Bear Lake is a close-by staycation that’s away from it all! It’s an easy two-hour drive from most Southern California communities, a three-hour drive from Las Vegas,…

Tarzan – Spectacular Musical for All Ages

Tarzan – Spectacular Musical for All Ages

By Jennifer Schlüter After successful shows in Fullerton, TARZAN: The Stage Musical – based on the Disney film – opened at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center last…

A Night with Janis Joplin: Hauntingly Magnificent Performances Dominate the Stage

A Night with Janis Joplin: Hauntingly Magnificent Performances Dominate the Stage

By Nathaniel Cayanan Under a hazy neon spotlight that illuminates the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse stands what seems to be a resurrected cultural icon. With an intoxicating…

OpenTaste Launches Online Platform That Reinvents the Food Supply Chain

OpenTaste Launches Online Platform That Reinvents the Food Supply Chain

Brings Freshest, Highest-Quality Produce Directly to Consumers OpenTaste, a new Los Angeles-based Ag Tech company, is launching their unique produce and foods delivery platform to Pasadena and surrounding…

‘A Great Divide’: a Hilarious and Poignant Story About Family

‘A Great Divide’: a Hilarious and Poignant Story About Family

By Joyce Peng The last production by The Elephant Theatre Company at the Lillian Theatre, The Great Divide, depicts the tumultuous atmosphere within a family torn apart by…

Crime

Rosemead Woman Charged with Son’s Murder

A 49-year-old woman has been charged with shooting her son to death at a Rosemead motel, the Los Angeles County District…

Deputies Find Missing Girl in Sex Offender’s Santa Clarita Garage

Deputies Find Missing Girl in Sex Offender’s Santa Clarita Garage

The parents of a young teenage girl reported her missing to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Tuesday, July 14, 2015,…

Sheriff Relieves More Jail Personnel of Duty and Launches Internal Investigation of Inmate Allegations of Abuse

On Friday last, ten jail personnel with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were relieved of duty and a number of…

LAPD Officer Convicted of Assault While on Duty

A jury June 5 found a Los Angeles police officer guilty of assault under color of authority while arresting a woman…

Business

Business Profile: deCroupet’s Cake Sisters

Business Profile: deCroupet’s Cake Sisters

By Amelia Favela deCroupet’s Cake Sisters is a cake specialty bakery that creates custom cupcakes, cakes and cookies for all occasions. Sisters Janine McRiley and Cheryl Marino…

Business Profile: The Ultimate Tae Kwon Do Fighters Academy

Business Profile: The Ultimate Tae Kwon Do Fighters Academy

By Amelia Favela The Ultimate Taekwondo Fighters Academy is a martial arts studio that focuses on training members to become highly skilled fighters. The academy was founded…

Health & Fitness

Summer for Free in L.A. (Part 5): Duarte Bike Path

Summer for Free in L.A. (Part 5): Duarte Bike Path

By Ea Nicole Madrigal As mentioned before, the kids are out of school and one of the first questions is: what are some enjoyable activities that my…

Child Burn Survivors Attend 30th Annual Champ Camp, a Summer Camp for Burn-Injured Children

On June 6, more than 120 burn injured children from all over California traveled to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s 30th Annual Champ Camp — a…

Arts & Culture

‘He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism’

‘He’s Got Ink In His Blood: 30 Years of California Photojournalism’

By Ea Nicole Madrigal The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Beacon Media News’ long time editor and photojournalist Terry Miller’s images…

Colors in the Valley: Artistic Expressions of the San Gabriel Valley

By Ea Nicole Madrigal On a rainy Sunday afternoon, most people will stay inside the cozy comfort of their homes. However, last Sunday, there were some who…

Sports

Jump Into Fitness by Supporting Seniors

Jump Into Fitness by Supporting Seniors

The National Senior Games are exciting Olympic-style events that feature athletes over the age of 50. Over 10,000 athletes from the 50 states plus Canada and Trinidad…

Maranatha Crushes Village Christian

Maranatha Crushes Village Christian

Story and Photos by Vincent Nguyen Senior guard Tyler Dorsey sank 42 points to continue his hot streak during Maranatha High School’s (6-7, 1-0) home league opener…

Dining

Cheeseburger Week Returns to Pasadena January 11th to 16th, 2015

40 Pasadena eateries celebrate the invention of the cheeseburger in Pasadena with delicious offerings, specials and more Cheeseburger Week 2015 is coming in January! During Cheeseburger Week…

Culinary Masters Aim to Redefine Sport & Dining Experience at Great Race Place

Culinary Masters Aim to Redefine Sport & Dining Experience at Great Race Place

The famous Chandelier Room – Courtesy photo Newly Renovated, Iconic Venue to Also Offer Live Entertainment in One-Of-A-Kind Setting Santa Anita Park, which will open for its…

Home & Garden

Baby boomers still play active role in housing market, survey finds

Previous homeowners twice as likely to buy again as non-owners As the wealthiest generation and the first to drive the housing market, baby boomers will continue to…

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor

LED Pinecone string lights -Courtesy photo By Melinda Myers Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season. Start…

Obituaries

In Loving Memory: Mildred Lapson Stevens January 4, 1923 — October 4, 2014

In Loving Memory: Mildred Lapson Stevens January 4, 1923 — October 4, 2014

Young and lovely Mildred Lapson – Courtesy photo Mildred and Herb Stevens, celebrating their 70-somethingth wedding anniversary – Photo by Terry Miller Mildred with her own art…

In Memoriam: Sheree C. Woods

In Memoriam: Sheree C. Woods

May 20, 1965 – September 1, 2014 Evangelist Sheree Caroline Woods, 49, of Duarte, California, went to be with the Lord on Monday afternoon September 1, 2014,…

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