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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…

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…

Digital Marketing Expert Hugh Benjamin Hosts Free Seminar in Monrovia
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Digital Marketing Expert Hugh Benjamin Hosts Free Seminar in Monrovia

EVENT DETAILS: All attendees will receive one hour of free consulting valued at $500 at a future date Former clients include Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Justin Timberlake, Stephen King, Mark Wahlberg, and NBC Beacon Media News, publisher of Arcadia Weekly, Monrovia Weekly, Pasadena Independent, and Sierra Madre Weekly (AMPS), can help your business go…

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…

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…

Monrovia Animal Medical Center Uses App to Share Medical Information
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Monrovia Animal Medical Center Uses App to Share Medical Information

It was not long ago that all exchanges between pet parents and local veterinarians – appointments, prescriptions, medical records – were handled in-person, during business hours, and on paper. Dr. Nicole Gueniat of Monrovia Animal Medical Center knew she had to find a modern solution that met the expectations of her clients today. “It’s essential if…

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