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Ulta Beauty Grand Opening at Monrovia Landing
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Ulta Beauty Grand Opening at Monrovia Landing

Ulta Beauty will be having a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Friday Sept. 14 at 9:45 a.m. at the Monrovia Landing shopping center. Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. Ulta Beauty offers more than…

New Ice Cream Shop in Arcadia is Ready to Roll
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New Ice Cream Shop in Arcadia is Ready to Roll

By Emily G. Peters Los Angeles is no stranger to gourmet ice cream, but too many fall into the social media trap of being long on style and short on taste. Koreatown transplant Holy Roly manages to blend its ice cream with beauty, flavor and something more: being arguably junk-free. “I am a big fan…

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…

Monrovia Firm Announces Slate of New Hires
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Monrovia Firm Announces Slate of New Hires

The Pacific Bridge Companies fills three new positions in key segments The Pacific Bridge Companies (TPBC) recently announced a slate of new hires in key segments of its business structure. Monrovia-based TPBC is a global financial services network which focuses on generational and geographical wealth transfer within the Pacific Rim and beyond. The three new…

Monrovia and Pasadena Orchard Supply Stores Slated for Closure
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Monrovia and Pasadena Orchard Supply Stores Slated for Closure

The big box stores such as Home Depot and, of course, Amazon had a huge impact on the company’s decision to shutter the popular stores. Orchard Supply Hardware stores nationwide will permanently close by the end of this year. Officials say liquidation will begin Thursday. There are nearly 100 stores in California, along with 4,000…

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…

Old Town Monrovia’s Santa Anita Family Services Closes
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Old Town Monrovia’s Santa Anita Family Services Closes

City staff confirms it will close at the end of September By Staff Based on discussions with Santa Anita Family Services (SAFS) representatives this past week, city staff has confirmed that the service provider will be closing at the end of September. From the information provided to city staff, it appears that a non-profit entity called…

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…

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