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San Gabriel Valley Route 710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

San Gabriel Valley Route 710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

New Report Identifies 12 of the Worst Highway Projects Across the Country A new study by the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund and Frontier…

NAACP Condemns Academy Awards for Snubbing People of Color on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday

NAACP Condemns Academy Awards for Snubbing People of Color on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday

By Terry Miller  Last Monday, Jan. 18, the nation honored the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with parades, special ceremonies, and recreation of some…

L.A. Sherriff’s VIDA Program at Temple Station is Enrolling Students for Feb. 10 Start Date

L.A. Sherriff’s VIDA Program at Temple Station is Enrolling Students for Feb. 10 Start Date

T he Los Angeles County Sherriff Department’s Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) Academy is a non-custody, intensive, 16-consecutive-week, intervention program for youth ages 11 to 17. The…

Education

February College Search Guide

The Road To College By May S. Ruiz Freshman: Your children are well into the…

Azusa City Library Is Proud to Announce New Chinese-Language Book Collection

Azusa City Library Is Proud to Announce New Chinese-Language Book Collection

The Azusa City Library proud to announce that it now offers a collection of Chinese-language…

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Entertainment

See the Hottest Movie Costumes ‘In the Flesh’

See the Hottest Movie Costumes ‘In the Flesh’

Free 24th Annual Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles By Courtney Blackburn Admit it: the best part of Disney’s 2015 live-action “Cinderella” remake was the dress. That blue, shimmering,…

‘The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops’

‘The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops’

By Terry Miller 1974 was an incredible year not only in music but for one of the loves of my life, my British MG roadster, the last of…

Actors Marion Ross and Ian McNeice Join Hundreds in Support of KCET at the British Consul’s Residence

Actors Marion Ross and Ian McNeice Join Hundreds in Support of KCET at the British Consul’s Residence

By Terry Miller   Last Monday evening, Jan. 11, Beacon Media was invited to an exclusive event to honor one of the most popular shows on KCET, “Doc Martin.”…

Monthly Art Column

Monthly Art Column

By Jeff Davis There are tons of art galleries sprinkled across the Coachella Valley, the majority of which are located in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Along El…

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Premieres in L.A.

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Premieres in L.A.

Broadway Musical Collides With Hollywood Noir at Pantages Theatre By Gus Herrera  It was a dark and rainy evening on Hollywood Boulevard for the premiere of the musical…

Contemporary Oeuvre by Alex Israel at the Huntington Art Gallery

Contemporary Oeuvre by Alex Israel at the Huntington Art Gallery

By May S. Ruiz “The Blue Boy” by Thomas Gainsborough is so representative of the Huntington (Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden) in San Marino that it is…

Crime

Mother Sentenced to Prison for Killing Her Young Children

Mother Sentenced to Prison for Killing Her Young Children

A 32-year-old woman was sentenced on Feb. 1, 2016 to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for fatally…

Man Shot to Death in Duarte Monday Night, Feb. 8

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives responded to the 800 block of Lewiston Street in the City of Duarte, to…

IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) continue to hear from taxpayers who have…

Trio Convicted of Murder-for-Hire Plot in Long Beach

Three people have been convicted on various charges related to the planning of a break-in of a Long Beach home to…

Business

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

By Gus Herrera When you step inside Designer Rugs & Kilims, aka Jon’s Rugs, in Pasadena you are stepping into much more than your typical antique rug…

Business Profile: Beaded Asylum

Business Profile: Beaded Asylum

By J. Shadé Quintanilla A “committed” jewelry business run by mother-daughter duo Barbara Bucy and Colene Kane, Beaded Asylum is an Etsy shop filled with unique handmade…

Health & Fitness

Why People Are Obsessed With CrossFit

Why People Are Obsessed With CrossFit

By Ron Burg There is a good chance you have run across someone who seems to be obsessed with CrossFit. This high-intensity conditioning program has many devout…

UCLA Scientists Test New Strategy That Could Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

UCLA Scientists Test New Strategy That Could Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

UCLA scientists have developed a promising novel method to treat gynecologic tumors. The approach focuses on a protein called p53, which is commonly mutated in women who…

Arts & Culture

‘Tis the Season for ‘The Nutcracker’

‘Tis the Season for ‘The Nutcracker’

Inland Pacific Ballet Gearing Up for Holiday Classic Arcadia-Born Dancer to Perform at Arcadia High First Time Since 1980 By Courtney Blackburn The tall red curtains at…

‘The Little Match Girl’: Remember the Lost

‘The Little Match Girl’: Remember the Lost

Creative Ballet Shows Darker Beauty of the Holiday Season Playing in the last weeks of November during a still-sunny California winter, Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s The Little…

Sports

Baseball Reliquary Presents Premiere of Documentary ‘Hano! A Century in the Bleachers’

Baseball Reliquary Presents Premiere of Documentary ‘Hano! A Century in the Bleachers’

The Baseball Reliquary will present the Los Angeles premiere of Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a documentary film chronicling the extraordinary life and times of Arnold…

Azusa Elks Hoop Shoot on Dec. 19

Azusa Elks Hoop Shoot on Dec. 19

The City of Azusa’s Recreation and Family Services Department will once again host the annual Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, 9 a.m. at…

Dining

Business Profile: PizzaRev

Business Profile: PizzaRev

By J. Shadé Quintanilla It is no secret that New York has the reputation for the best pizza, and there is a rumor going around that pizza…

Baking Up Sweetness: Poppy Cake Baking Company

Baking Up Sweetness: Poppy Cake Baking Company

By Ea Nicole Madrigal Shh. Once I tell you this location, everyone will know and then my little secret in Sierra Madre will be revealed. Maybe I…

Home & Garden

Governor Takes Action to Protect Communities Against Unprecedented Tree Die-Off

Governor Takes Action to Protect Communities Against Unprecedented Tree Die-Off

As record drought conditions exacerbate bark beetle infestation that is killing tens of millions of trees across California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of…

Tips to Protect Your Yard From El Niño Storm Damage

Tips to Protect Your Yard From El Niño Storm Damage

The changing weather conditions appear to be setting up for an El Niño season with the possibility of record-breaking precipitation. Heavy rainfall has the potential to cause…

Obituaries

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker, 90, dies

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker, 90, dies

Bob Baker, along with his partner Alton Wood, founded the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in 1963, which has gone on to become the oldest and longest-running children’s…

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…

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