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The Powder Room – Your Chance to get Really Creative

Last week I shared the experience of a budget-friendly update to an outdated kitchen. Now it’s time to address the client’s old and drab powder room. The powder room is a perfect space to really let loose and get creative. Generally, guests spend less than five minutes in the powder room, so they don’t have…

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Arcadia Police Blotters

Sunday, August 9: Around 8:28 p.m., loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a woman for theft.  She was seen concealing merchandise in her purse and then left the store without making payment.  A private person’s arrest was made, and a 32-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for petty theft and…

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Just Take Over My Payments

“We just don’t want our property any more . . . it’s too much stress. We’re tired of being soaked by the bank, and we’re not going to send them another dime.” This frustrated woman and her husband bought a penthouse condo in Pasadena just above Cal Tech for $510,000 two to three years ago….

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Rescuing A Kitchen From The Grips Of Bad Decorating

One of my first and dearest clients told me she was finally ready to tackle a much-needed update of her kitchen, which had last been remodeled in the early 1990s. Two years ago, when we first discussed the idea, our plans for the kitchen were grand! But since then, the economy has tanked, and my…

Crime

Arcadia Police Blotters

For the period of Sunday, August 2, through Saturday, August 8, the Police Department responded to 1,026 calls for service of which 135 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, August 2: Units were dispatched to Valley and Peck around 8:31…

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Fraud Alert

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a representative from Pasadena Water and Power and asking for a credit card number for a past-due payment, or offering to come by and pick up cash for the payment, don’t do it! Anyone who receives such a call should contact Pasadena Police Department at…

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I Need to Fire My Realtor

Knowing about, and being comfortable with, seller financing is increasingly becoming an important skill set for real estate professionals.   Here’s an email I received and responded to recently: Dawn,  I would like to carry up to 90% of the loan on my property and be the banker.  My property is currently listed at $1,547,000, and…

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TWO YEAR OLD BABY BOY DIES

At 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, August 18, 2009, Pasadena Police officers responded to a call of a baby not breathing in the 500 block of Summit Avenue. First responders arrived and were unable to revive the two-year-old boy. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives responded and the incident is under investigation. “The death…

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Parolee Arrested For Suspected Burglary

On Friday, August 14, 2009, the Pasadena Police Department arrested a suspect responsible for a residential burglary in the 1000 block of South El Molino Avenue that occurred on August 8, 2009. Three handguns were stolen in that burglary along with jewelry and electronic items, none of which have been recovered. Pasadena Police Forensic personnel…

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