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California Housing Market Downshifts in April
Real Estate

California Housing Market Downshifts in April

Following a strong first quarter start, California housing market downshifts in April. California home sales lost momentum in April, while the median home price accelerated to a near-10-year high, the Arcadia Association of REALTORS said recently. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California remained above the 400,000 benchmark for the 13th consecutive…

Playing Catch-Up on Retirement
Business

Playing Catch-Up on Retirement

As you think ahead to retirement, do you ever worry that your savings nest egg may come up short? If so, you aren’t alone. Many Americans are finding that they are not as prepared for retirement as they should be. The good news is that if you’re employed, it means that you may still have…

Garden View Landscaping, Nursery and Pools
Business Profile

Garden View Landscaping, Nursery and Pools

By Emily G. Peters There’s gardening—and then there’s landscape architecture. For Garden View Landscaping, Nursery and Pools, the difference has to be seen to be believed. Founder and president Mark Meahl founded Garden View in 1978 with just enough cash in his pocket to get something going. “I didn’t realize there were a lot of…

Classic Kickboxing
Business, Business Profile

Classic Kickboxing

  By Emily G. Peters It’s official—we’re well into our second quarter of 2017. For those struggling with their resolution to get in shape this year, Classic Kickboxing in Pasadena is in your corner. This professional gym got its start in 2002 when founder and head instructor Mauricio Gonzalez decided to share his fighting expertise…

Distant Lands
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Distant Lands

  Get Ready to Travel to Distant Lands By Emily G. Peters It’s not just a bookstore. It’s not just a luggage shop, or even a travel agency. Distant Lands is a resource; a travel emporium designed to equip those suffering from acute wanderlust. Distant Lands Travel Bookstore and Outfitter is one of those shops…

SafariBiz
Business, Business Profile

SafariBiz

  By Emily G. Peters So many think of visiting Africa as an impossibility. Yet for Pasadena local Sarah Culhane, access to the continent is a birthright—and one that she’s eager to share with others. Born in Kenya and educated in South Africa, Culhane came to the U.S. after a short time working as an…

ALL PRO Health Center
Business, Business Profile

ALL PRO Health Center

  By Emily G. Peters An image of Blake Griffin and your doctor is a pretty great endorsement, whatever medical treatment you’re seeking. At Arcadia’s ALL PRO Health Center, the photo serves as a sign to patients (athletes or otherwise) that powerful healing is within their reach. ALL PRO Health Center has been a labor…

Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe
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Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe

  Back by popular demand! Story and PhotosBy Emily G. Peters The past few years have been the era of the reboot. “Gilmore Girls,” “X-Files” and more have all come back to us through popular demand. Yet Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe in Arcadia has achieved a much rarer phenomenon: the retail reboot. Before its premature…

Colette Restaurant
Business, Business Profile

Colette Restaurant

  Mimosa time and brunch junction at Colette Pasadena! Story and PhotosBy Emily G. Peters Nestled on the border of Pasadena and Sierra Madre is Colette, your new affordable brunch spot. Colette’s take on American cuisine promises good eats and energy for the quiet corner between the two neighborhoods, guided by foodie founders Tony and…

Ready Artwork
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Ready Artwork

  By Emily G. Peters Starting a business takes guts. Success requires passion and patience to plow through the challenges. But just because someone loves their work doesn’t mean they know how to brand or market it. Ready Artwork in Monrovia bridges that gap. Founded by Victor Huynh and Emily Au in 2003, this premier…

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