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Mastering the Art of Gluten-Free Goodies
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Mastering the Art of Gluten-Free Goodies

By Emily G. Peters Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Vegan. Any one of these dietary restrictions can make the prospect of getting your hands on a tasty baked good tough going. Combine them and you’re looking at saying goodbye to cupcakes forever—right? Not quite. Katie’s Bakery in Pasadena is a name you’re going to want to know, especially…

Arcadia Association of Realtors: Affordability Crunch Dampens Home Sales
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Arcadia Association of Realtors: Affordability Crunch Dampens Home Sales

California’s housing market backpedaled in July on an annual basis for the third consecutive month as higher interest rates and rising home prices eroded housing affordability and dampened demand, the Arcadia Association of Realtors (AAR) said today. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 406,920…

Cannabis Tax Revenue Increases in Second Quarter of 2018
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Cannabis Tax Revenue Increases in Second Quarter of 2018

Rise shows compliance trend growing The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) recently released revenue numbers for cannabis sales for the second quarter of 2018. Tax revenue from the cannabis industry totaled $74,240,257 from April 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018, which includes state cultivation, excise, and sales taxes. It does not include…

Community is Key at Copper Moose Fitness
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Community is Key at Copper Moose Fitness

By Emily G. Peters Copper Moose Fitness has positioned itself as Pasadena’s “Family Gym,” with a pretty refreshing philosophy to match. According to its owners, Joseph and April Hawthorne, fitness doesn’t require youth, special equipment or complex routines—it just requires you. “So many people have an injury, ache or pain and need guidance to know…

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

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