Business Spotlight / March 21, 2019 Andrea Leos, Realtor: Finding Balance as a Woman in Business

By Emily Glory Peters Arcadia native and Keller Williams realtor Andrea Leos has always worked. From a 13-year career in women’s fashion to freelancing as a licensed stylist for 7 years, she’s kept busy—and then the babies came. “My boys are seven and nine now—and I spent most of that time at home doing hair...

Business Spotlight / March 14, 2019 Photography in the Facetune Era: Lyd and Mo

Husband-and-wife team up to offer timeless portraits and more By Emily Glory Peters “When photographing portraits, you have to bring out the essence of a person,” says Mo Cee, co-owner with his wife Lydia Tam of Lyd and Mo Photography in Pasadena. “Too often I see photographers too focused on their gear—but photography is having...

Business Spotlight / March 7, 2019 Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table

How insufficient representation sparked a new outlet for Pasadena’s African-American community By Emily Glory Peters “It started when Councilwoman Jacque Robinson lost the mayoral election in 2015,” says Dennis Haywood, founder and editor-in-chief for online publication Pasadena Black Pages (PBP). It was the first time the seat had been open in 16 years, and was...

Business Spotlight / March 1, 2019 Fantasy Frostings Finds its Sweet Spot in Pasadena

By Emily Glory Peters Congratulations: you’ve made it two months into 2019 and we bet you’re ready for a break from all those health-centric resolutions. Enter Fantasy Frostings. With a 2018 “Best of Pasadena” win to its name and longstanding popularity for its custom cakes and desserts, Fantasy Frostings is the bakery dream come true...

Business Spotlight / February 15, 2019 From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget

By Emily Glory Peters Business and music seem an unromantic pairing, but for local band Zach & Bridget, they’re two sides of the same coin. Like the performers themselves, one can’t succeed without the other. “When we’re at our best is where I’m the content instigator and she’s the editor,” says Zach Galanis of his...

Business Spotlight / February 7, 2019 Monrovia Reads Seeks to Dismantle Illiteracy

By Emily Glory Peters Do you remember how you learned to read? Perhaps a conscientious parent or teacher started a favorite story with you at a young age. Most of us consider it a rite of passage and a given skill for kids and adults alike—and yet many in San Gabriel Valley struggle with illiteracy....

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Business Profile: Regus
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Business Profile: Regus

By J. Shadé Quintanilla Regus, the world’s largest office space provider, has recently opened a location in Arcadia, creating a special opportunity for business owners in the San Gabriel Valley. With two other locations in Pasadena and many in Southern California, the company has recently expanded its effort to accommodate and support local businesses in…

Business Profile: OpenTech L.A.
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Business Profile: OpenTech L.A.

By Amelia Favela OpenTech L.A. Regional Apprenticeship Collaborative Program (OpenTech L.A.) is a soon-to-be training system that will provide underrepresented populations with career opportunities in fields related to Information Technology and Biotechnology. Its aim is to connect diverse people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, with tech companies throughout California. The program will revolutionize tech…

Business Profile: ChapCare Pasadena
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Business Profile: ChapCare Pasadena

By Amelia Favela Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has become widely known as the center that provides underserved community members an opportunity to receive first-rate healthcare services. With four facilities throughout the Pasadena area, residents never have to go far to receive top-tier treatment. The city serves as the root of all Southern California…

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