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Design Budgets And The Diet Of Spending

Sticking to your design budget can be as difficult as sticking to a diet. That gorgeous antique console you discovered and just can’t live without is the equivalent of a double fudge brownie staring back at you from the bakery case. And it could blow everything if you indulge. It gets tricky managing a design…

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Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18, the Police Department responded to 980 calls for service of which 132 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

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Sierra Madre Divided Over Possible Police Outsourcing

The possibility of outsourcing public safety services in Sierra Madre, notably police services, has sparked many viewpoints on the matter and highlighted a divide between residents and police officers alike. On one side are residents who believe that their police officers do not appreciate their recent pay raises and generally have a negative attitude about…

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Not Without Controversy, AHS Acquires New Football Coach

Randy Backus, former Temple City High football coach, has joined Arcadia High’s athletic staff as the school’s new linebacker and running back coach. Backus attended the University of La Verne and California State University Los Angeles, earning a degree in communication and credentials in English and Physical Education, respectively. In addition to teaching English at…

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When Escrow is Falling Apart

This week I got a call from a woman and her husband out in Palm Springs.  Her 60 day escrow was turning into a 90 day escrow, and there were still no assurances that the deal was going to close. And she needed it to close.  They were running out of money to make the…

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The Perfect Outdoor Room

Summer is here and you can almost smell the barbeques and grills all over town working on overdrive. The ritual of summer entertaining brings together friends and family to share a meal, enjoy some cool drinks, and swap stories and laughter on a warm afternoon or evening. If you’re hosting an outdoor meal, it’s fun…

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Arcadia’s Par-3 Golf Course Readies for Grand Re-Opening

This Saturday, July 25th, from 10am-3pm, the City of Arcadia and American Golf invite you to celebrate the Par-3 Golf Course Grand Re-Opening.  This is a free family fun event “fore” you to discover Arcadia’s newly renovated golf course located at 620 E. Live Oak Avenue in Arcadia. Events that will take place include:  Demo…

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9 Year Old Dies after Drowning in Backyard Pool in Arcadia

On Monday, July 20, 2009 at approximately 2:17 p.m., Arcadia Police officers responded to the 911 report of a drowning victim in the backyard of a home in the 1300 Blk. Michillinda Ave., Arcadia. Responding officers discovered homeowners administering CPR to a nine-year old female. Officers took over life saving efforts until Arcadia Fire Paramedics…

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Owner will Carry

I just got back from Seattle.  A client of mine decided to pay for a ‘platinum’ consultation, my plane ticket, and excellent wine. Why? Because, despite the fact that the real estate market in  is stronger than most, values have fallen for the upper end properties.  It’s hard to move a property that’s listed above…

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