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Coldwell Banker Arcadia Professionals Ranked Among Best in California
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Coldwell Banker Arcadia Professionals Ranked Among Best in California

The 2018 Real Trends America’s Best report has recognized real estate professionals affiliated with the Arcadia office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as being among the most successful real estate industry professionals in California. This report ranked the most productive residential real estate professionals by state in 2017. Arcadia real estate agents claimed two spots across the four lists…

Get Geared Up at Churro Garage
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Get Geared Up at Churro Garage

By Emily G. Peters Churro Garage co-owner Elizabeth Garcia was in a flurry of prep work when she paused for a half an hour to talk about the pop-up business she launched last year with her husband Chris. “I’ve always wanted to do something different. I was an executive assistant working nine to five, stuck…

Business Profile: Fitness Factor in Arcadia
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Business Profile: Fitness Factor in Arcadia

By The Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association For this week’s column, the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association sat down with Maggie Riddle, co-owner of Fitness Factor for an interview to find out more about their wildly successful Downtown Arcadia business. Tell us a little bit about your business Fitness Factor? We are a personal training and small…

The Peach Cafe: Purveyor of Homestyle Cuisine
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The Peach Cafe: Purveyor of Homestyle Cuisine

By Emily G. Peters Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia is known for its bustling atmosphere, particularly on Friday nights—but homey gems live on the offshoots. That’s where The Peach Cafe comes in. Run by Chef Chris Grattan and Jennifer Grattan, The Peach Cafe opens its doors on Colorado Boulevard at 7:30 a.m. for early breakfasters and…

Arcadia Association of Realtors Says Home Sales Stumbled in June
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Arcadia Association of Realtors Says Home Sales Stumbled in June

The median price hit a new high for the second straight month California’s median home price edged higher to another peak in June as year-over-year home sales lost steam for the second straight month, the Arcadia Association of REALTORS® said recently. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted…

Fractured FX’s Justin Raleigh Receives Third Emmy Nomination
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Fractured FX’s Justin Raleigh Receives Third Emmy Nomination

By Sandi Khine Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Valley, Monrovia is a city known for its Old Town on Myrtle Street, Friday night street fairs, quaint restaurants, and a supportive community. Fractured FX, a special effects studio situated in the heart of Monrovia, is a remarkable anomaly among the flashing Hollywood lights…

The Hoppiest Place on Earth
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The Hoppiest Place on Earth

By Emily G. Peters If you’ve been a resident of Pasadena for some time, chances are you’ve collected a handful of your favorite spots around town. Yet just north of the city there’s a gem hidden in plain sight: The Bunny Museum. As the website reads, this isn’t a petting zoo. The Bunny Museum is…

Karen R. Lawrence Named President of San Marino’s The Huntington
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Karen R. Lawrence Named President of San Marino’s The Huntington

Lawrence, former president of Sarah Lawrence College, will step into the role Sept. 1 Karen R. Lawrence, former president of Sarah Lawrence College, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Huntington’s Board of Trustees announced today, following an extensive international search. Lawrence, who steps into the role Sept. 1, is…

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