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Colleague, Matthew Woodin nominated David Silah of Arcadia High School I would like to nominate my Colleague, David Silah, Math teacher at Arcadia High School for Teacher of the Year consideration. The teaching of mathematics to high school students in today’s Facebook, Youtube culture of me-first instant gratification is Herculean at best. However, David Silah […]

  Parent, Catherine Caldwell-Harris, nominated Mrs. Strehl of McKinley School in Pasadena le viagra au maroc.  I first realized Mrs. Strehl was special because of the immediate strong response of my son.  I then paid attention to what she was doing in the classroom. An example of Mrs. Strehl’s energy is  how she makes wonderful use […]

Student Abigail nominated Ms. Julie Shapiro of Weizmann Day School The Best Teacher in the Whole World! My teacher this year in third grade is Ms. Shapiro. She is the most amazing teacher and I was lucky enough to have her when I was in Kindergarten also. Ms. Shapiro is one of those special teachers […]

Parent, Dorothea Fong, nominated Jo-Anne Woolner of The Gooden School in Sierra Madre.  My daughter attends 8th grade at The Gooden School in Sierra Madre. During her nine years there, she has encountered many teachers, but no teacher has had the impact that Jo-Anne Woolner has on her education. Mrs. Woolner is in one word […]

Parent Caroline Elliot nominated Krista Diaz and Lori Grannis of Valentine Elementary in San Marino.  I’d like to nominate my son’s Kindergarten teachers – Krista Diaz and Lori Grannis – for Teacher of the Year.  These two ladies have been job-sharing this position for over 10 years and they do a phenomenal job providing an […]

Little Flower Baking!

by Jessica on April 20, 2016

This coming Saturday (4/23), we have the pleasure of hosting Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung of Little Flower. Christine has recently come out with a new book, Little Flower Baking. Interviewing Christine and Cecilia will be Los Angeles Times-bestselling writer Lian Dolan, author of the novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife as well as the […]

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by JZ Bingham, VP Acquisitions, Editor-in-Chief,  Balcony 7 Media and Publishing Avid readers in the Los Angeles area looking for an eclectic mix of fiction series may look no further than their own backyard. Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, based in Pasadena, offers “an intriguing mix of titles,” according to the Library Journal. With a […]

Marla Frazee (A Documentary Short)

by Jessica on March 21, 2016

by Adam Goodwin My first exposure to Marla Frazee was through the incredible picture book, All The World.  My wife and I have two young children ages 6 and 2.  My son received the book as a gift from my aunt in 2013.  The whole family was immediately struck by the richness of the illustrations […]

James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker…we all know and love these classic Irish authors. But what about giving some love to some more contemporary Irish authors? I’ve compiled a short list of a few authors to check out this St. Patrick’s Day (in case kissing everyone in sight and drinking the day away […]

My Twins

by Jessica on March 15, 2016

by Erika M. Martínez My nephews turned eight years old this month. When I spoke to my sister she told me that instead of having a party they would go shopping for new bicycles. It’s still hard to believe that they are in second grade, that they love to sing in the children’s choir at […]