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Balance is returning to San Gabriel Valley real estate

By Redfin agent Josh Ritnimit Thanks in large part to an increase in the number of homes for sale in the San Gabriel Valley, balance appears to be returning to our local real estate market. There’s no question that the entire Southland has been an unequivocal seller’s market for at least the last year, mostly…

Hottest tour in town is in Irwindale
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Hottest tour in town is in Irwindale

By SHEL SEGAL Mini tour buses were stationed outside the Sriracha factory on Azusa Canyon Road in Irwindale, given the job of providing visitors a tour of the hot sauce plant, according to a published report. The two 14-seat golf carts – called Hot 1 and Hot 2 – were giving visitors a comfortable look…

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Money Isn’t Everything

Even though money is important, it’s not everything especially when it comes to employee engagement. In fact, pay increases can quickly be forgotten whereas performing meaningful work that leverages the natural skills, talents and interests of employees has staying power. Employee engagement is that sweet spot where employees feel an equal balance between their contributions…

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Alma Matters

By Hugo Torres The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) gives real estate agents the opportunity to input school and school district information for potential buyers to consider. Therefore, it came as a shock to all concerned when, years ago, a certain real estate broker publicly advertised that a home resided in a sought-after school district when…

Lower Excise Tax Rate on Gasoline Starts July 1
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Lower Excise Tax Rate on Gasoline Starts July 1

With the Fourth of July holiday on its way and summertime road trips on the minds of many California drivers, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced today that starting July 1, 2014, the excise tax rate on gasoline will go down to $0.36 per gallon. The new rate of $0.36 – down from…

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Closures of Southbound Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia announced

Crews will be installing underground duct banks and electrical vaults on southbound Baldwin Ave between the I-210 Freeway overpass to just south of Colorado Blvd in the City of Arcadia. During this work, crews will implement full closures of southbound Baldwin Ave which will include a 3-day full closure followed by two weeks of full…

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Movie making in Monrovia drops off

By SHEL SEGAL The film industry in Monrovia has been picking up recently after a decline for several months, a Monrovia city official said on Monday. Diane Delmatoff, management analyst for the city of Monrovia, said the rise in popularity in reality programming had really hurt the city, which issues permits to film within in…

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Pasadena Chamber to Recognize Pasadena Federal Credit Union, Thorson Buick & GMC and William Opel at Inaugural Gala July 11th at the Westin Pasadena

Recognition given to corporate citizens and individuals for contributions to local community Thorson Buick & GMC and Pasadena Federal Credit Union will be recognized as Corporate Citizen of the Year for 2014 at the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala on Friday, July 11th. William Opel of Huntington Medical Research Institute is being recognized with…

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