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    Readers’ Choice Recognizes the ‘Power of the Press’

Readers’ Choice is the annual tip-of-the-hat, if you will, to local tradesmen and women, selected by local readers as the FAVORITE in their chosen profession.

This year’s theme, as you will note, is paying homage to the First Amendment and the extraordinary “Power of the Press.” It is a tribute to the tireless efforts of reporters and photojournalists who dig deep to get the story – the facts and ultimately make social change.

The press has not only made an impact on world change throughout the years, but also on local communities, such as Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre. For the past 22 years, Beacon Media News, publisher of Arcadia Weekly, Monrovia Weekly, Pasadena Independent, and Sierra Madre Weekly (AMPS), has brought local communities insightful, thoughtful coverage on news, education, arts & entertainment, events, high school sports, and community leaders.

When the Arcadia High School Constitution Team won the State championship, Arcadia Weekly was there. When Monrovia High Wildcat Varsity Football won CIF Championships, Monrovia Weekly was there, and when a major $6 million embezzlement was discovered in the City of Pasadena, Pasadena Independent was there.

The overwhelming evidence of the “Power of the Press” has transpired into spotlighting FAVORITE places and people within our local communities. Those favorites can be found in this year’s Readers’ Choice, along with recognition to readers’ RECOMMENDED.

DINING

Dining out is a fine art and the selection process never easy with so many wonderful. mouthwatering eateries. Our readers have selected some of their best of the best in this category.

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CUISINE

Our Readers have selected some of their favorite hideaways for some spectacular eats…here are the winners in this category.

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FOOD

“Food Glorious food, Cold Corned Beef and Mustard”… Nothing like food to sooth the savage beast. Timeless quotes from films of yesteryear will make you palate desire these favorites from our Readers’ Choice 2017 Poll.

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SWEETS

Don’t tell your Orthodontist, but the love of sweets is truly addictive and there’s a plethora of pads that serve just about anything your sweet tooth and sweetheart’s desire. Here are our readers’ selections for the craving we all have at times.

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DRINKS

Ah, the remarkable drink. As W.C.Fields use to say “ Water….Never touch the stuff…so luckily there are some options for those who prefer something a little stronger than old H20.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Ah, the remarkable drink. As W.C.Fields use to say “ Water….Never touch the stuff…so luckily there are some options for those who prefer something a little stronger than old H20.

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LOCAL RETAIL

Shopping is much more fun than Amazon, albeit a bit more tiring.  But think about it:  Exercise, you deal with a real person and you don’t have to wait for delivery or worry about someone stealing the delivery from your doorstep ( as is all the rage these days according to police… ) Here are our Readers’ favorite choices for analog shopping.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Health…It’s the number one thing on everyone’s mind these days, or should be.  Here are our readers’ selections for how to keep that heart pumping.  Live Long and Prosper.

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BEAUTY

“Beauty is only skin deep,”…not according to our readers…Here are the tops in the trade of keeping us all looking our best for every occasion.

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EDUCATION

The Three ‘R’s’  Our readers shed some light on some of the best local education facilities in the San Gabriel Valley.

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PROFESSIONALS

Who ya gonna call?  When you need that toilet fixed or need an attorney? Here’s a great selection of professionals who will do the job right the first time selected by our readers.

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COMMUNITY

Your community is a big part of your life and what makes it better are the people who volunteer and keep your community vibrant:  Here are our readers’ favorites.

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