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Should I Sell Now?

By Heidi Bloks, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Golden Properties Heidi Bloks. - Courtesy photo As a Realtor, and a Monrovia native, I am often asked the question, “Is this the right time...

Brandywine Opening Stylish New Townhomes in Duarte

Chic, well-appointed and attainably priced from the high $500,000s, spacious brand-new townhomes will be revealed during a Model Grand Opening celebration at Brandywine Homes’ Oliva in Duarte. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, the event will give home seekers their first opportunity to...

Cali Kid Capsules Captures Fleeting Moments for New Parents

Natalie and Nic Capelle / Cali Kid Capsules
By Emily Glory Peters Ask any new parent and they’ll tell you how quickly the first year of their child’s life passes. Weeks of fragmented sleep stretch into months, studded with a million milestones—and while some loom larger in the mind than others (like your...

The Best Self-Defense is a (Unyted) Offense

Female fighters at Krav Maga Unyted
By Emily Glory Peters If you were like the average American kid, keeping healthy might have included a stint in karate, tae kwon do or other martial art for a few months before teetering into your next recreational activity. But what does fitness look like...

Monrovia Named As Most Business Friendly City Finalist

For the third year in a row, the City of Monrovia has been named as one of five finalists for the prestigious annual Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Eddy Awards. Monrovia was nominated as a finalist for jurisdictions with a population of fewer...

The Alliance Brings Young Adults Together to Uplift Foster Youth in LA

The Alliance
By Emily Glory Peters Most of us have an idea of how we’ll spend our next holiday, birthday or even weekend—and more importantly, who’ll we’ll spend it with. Yet for foster youth in Los Angeles, that same certainty can disappear in an instant. Family separation, under...

For This Gym, Boxing is Bigger Than Physical Strength

15th Round Boxing
By Emily Glory Peters As Mike Tyson once famously observed, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.  Still, having a (thoughtful) approach to caring for your physical and mental health is a great idea—especially in an era where burnout and overstimulation are...

A Personal Passion For Tea Takes Off

By Linda Taubenreuther As the child of a struggling single mom in the inner city of Canton, Ohio, the only tea Lawrence Charles knew about was instant Lipton in a pitcher. Today, he’s a sophisticated tea enthusiast and celebrated purveyor of “the bespoke artisan tea...

Integrity: The Secret to this Motorcycle Shop’s Longevity

By Emily Glory Peters When Luis Luna named his motorcycle repair shop “Lunatic Psycles,” he was just looking for a unique alternative to the standard “Bob’s Cycles/Joe’s Cycles” option. What’s been truly loony is his approach to growing—or self-sabotaging—his business. “I’m the world’s worst salesperson,” he...

Take a Stroll Down Book Alley, a Pasadena Staple

By Emily Glory Peters One of Pasadena’s best kept secrets is its healthy number of exceptional independent bookstores. Book Alley, founded in 1992 and located just a few blocks from Pasadena City College, is no exception—though weathering a quarter century’s worth of business storms hasn’t...
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