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The 7 Habits of an Office
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The 7 Habits of an Office

One CEO’s Guide to Success CEO Jesse Dillon is the fountainhead of Beacon Media News’ energy, he believes positivity begets positivity. If his employees are positive and productive in their daily life, it will reflect in the attitude they bring to the office. Monday meetings serve a core purpose for the team. Those sixty minutes…

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Float Lifts Us Up Where We Belong

By Emily G. Peters Pasadena’s Burlington Arcade is a rainbow—and Float its pot of gold. Fixed at the end of the dreamiest alleyway in town, this cafe has a fresh set of owners who are introducing small—but delicious—additions to Float’s popular menu. “It’s like a fresh coat of paint, learning something new every day” said…

Career Corner: Increasing Your Executive Presence
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Career Corner: Increasing Your Executive Presence

By Angela Copeland I recently had the honor of speaking on the topic of executive presence, not just once – but twice. I participated in panels where we discussed the importance of executive presence to your career and how to increase yours. The first question that comes to mind is, “What is executive presence, anyway?”…

California Housing Affordability Drops to Lowest Level in 10 Years
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California Housing Affordability Drops to Lowest Level in 10 Years

California’s housing affordability hit a 10-year low as tight housing inventory drove home prices higher and reduced purchasing power for homebuyers in the third quarter, primarily in previously more affordable regions such as the Inland Empire and Central Valley, the Arcadia Association of Realtors said today. The percentage of home buyers who could afford to…

SoCalGas Encourages Customers to Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency Rebates to Save Money this Winter
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SoCalGas Encourages Customers to Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency Rebates to Save Money this Winter

Smart thermostats and other devices can help keep costs down Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today issued a reminder about available smart thermostat and appliance rebates that give customers cash back while helping keep natural gas bills low.  Temperatures in Southern California typically turn cooler in November and can remain cold through March.  Lower temperatures are usually…

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  • Pasadena Ice Skating Center hockey team
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  • Pasadena Ice Skating Center party
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The Coolest Place in Pasadena: Pasadena Ice Skating Center

By Emily G. Peters For many, the start of November signifies the official sanction for holiday music and decorations. An alternative for some holiday cheer? A spin around Pasadena Ice Skating Center. Standing sentinel in Pasadena since 1976, the center was remodeled in 2011 and now resides beneath a snowy tent on the grounds of…

California Housing Market Eases into Fall Homebuying Season
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California Housing Market Eases into Fall Homebuying Season

California’s housing market eased into the fall homebuying season as seasonally adjusted sales rose both month-to-month and year-to-year in September, the Arcadia Association of Realtors said today. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California remained above the 400,000 benchmark for the past 18 months and totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 436,920…

Storiad Gives Indie Authors a Fighting Chance
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Storiad Gives Indie Authors a Fighting Chance

By Emily G. Peters Here’s a story of a man named Ramzi Hajj—and his determination to give independent authors a shot at success. Together with web developer wiz Nathan Tyler, the pair founded Storiad: a platform designed to solve marketing woes for writers. The software allows authors (and publishers) to customize bookselling campaigns step-by-step, saving…

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