Upcoming Events For Gardeners and Everyone Else – Ask Garden Gal

Learn! California Native Plant Society Meeting, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter. The next program meeting is Thursday, June 26, 7PM, Eaton Canyon Nature Center.This month:  Plant Identification Workshop, for beginning and intermediate plant sleuths, conducted by a team of knowledgeable members of the chapter.  Various plant families prominent in the SG Mountains will be identified, and [...]

First Baptist Youth 4th of July BBQ

First Baptist Youth will be serving the Best 4th of July BBQ in Monrovia.  All proceeds will go to the FBC Youth Camp Fund.  Tri Tip sandwiches, BBQ Beans, Salad, Dessert and a Drink will be served.  tickets are $6.00 adults, $3.00 children 10 & under.  Immediate Family is $20.00.  dinner will be served on [...]

Happy, Healthy Hooverville: Honey, I Love the Chicken

A Weekly Guide to Cooking, Great Depression Style. After placing several items back in their place at the market, I finally saw something that made me smile and it was even smiling back!! That precious bear on the jar of honey was an old friend, and he invited me to renew our friendship with the [...]

Construction Continues At New Library

In 1891, just 5 years after the City of Monrovia was founded, the Saturday Afternoon Club was organized and the members started working towards the development of a public library. Through a variety of fundraisers, including a tea in which the guests were asked to bring books as their means of entry instead of purchasing [...]

The Compact Dish

Alice Cooper Love it to Death (Straight Records, Warner Brothers 1971) This was the Alice Cooper group’s breakthrough record.  The first time that horror imagery and rock n’ roll were mixed up together and presented to the American public en masse.  Unlike many of the albums it inspired however, Love it to Death is not [...]

Mill Creek Boys Gather in Old Town Monrovia

Old Town Monrovia swings music throughout the summer. But the happening you don’t want to miss is the gathering of the bluegrass group known as The Mill Creek Boys. They will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28 and four times thereafter through August at 412 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia. The Mill Creek Boys are [...]

POPS Concert Full of Magic Moments

“George, you’re orchestra is great!,” Rachael Worby, conductor of the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, enthused from the podium as the opening concert of the Pop’s summer season got under way at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge last Saturday night.  Worby was congratulating Jorge Mester, conductor of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, on the high level of [...]

The 411 On The New Cell Phone Laws

According to the California Highway Patrol, statistics on accidents related to cell phone use have been on the rise and the numbers are staggering. Two new laws dealing with the use of wireless telephones while driving go into effect July 1, 2008. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions  of the California Highway Patrol [...]

Arcadian Veteran and National Guard Member Dies

Arcadia resident Stephen Stewart, Vietnam War veteran and member of the prestigious National Guard, died of heart complications on June 13 while attending business matters in Washington, D.C. Born in 1948, Stewart spent his childhood growing up in Arcadia. He was a part of Arcadia High’s track and junior varsity football teams. After graduating from [...]

July 4th Concert at Starlight Bowl in Burbank

 The all-American blowout virtually explodes on the scene as the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Independence Day, Star Spangled Salute to America” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4 at the Burbank Starlight Bowl.  The whole shebang starts at 6:00 p.m. with picnicking opportunities, concert at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m. Burbank Philharmonic is [...]