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Arcadia Realtors Along With CAR Hope to Eliminate ‘Moving Penalty’
Real Estate

Arcadia Realtors Along With CAR Hope to Eliminate ‘Moving Penalty’

In its continuing effort to address California’s unprecedented housing supply crisis and eliminate the “moving penalty” that severely restricts the ability of seniors, disabled residents, and victims of natural disasters to relocate, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) has filed a revised initiative with the attorney general for preparation of title and summary for the…

Protravel Proves That Travel Agents Are Actually Thriving
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Protravel Proves That Travel Agents Are Actually Thriving

By Emily G. Peters Travel agents are sometimes regarded as a relic of the past, lumped in with rotary phones or watching TV shows on an actual television. Yet Protravel International is proving the opposite: travel agents are not only alive, they’re thriving. The sentiment is embodied in Gloria Lopez, manager of Protravel International’s Sierra…

Coldwell Banker Arcadia Professionals Ranked Among Best in California
Real Estate

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
Real Estate

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…

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