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Uplifting the “Hidden Poor” Alongside Foothill Unity Center

By Emily Glory Peters Nearly 6,000. That’s the number of volunteers who served food, distributed supplies and fostered hope among similar thousands served by local nonprofit Foothill Unity Center last year. It’s an impressive number in light of April, which just happens to be National Volunteer...

Leonora Moss is All About Making Floral Dreams Come True

By Emily Glory Peters A busy shop is a thing of beauty, and Leonora Moss in Sierra Madre is certainly both. Nicely crammed with all things flowering and fairy-like, this high-end florist has called the foothill town home since 1997—and like many Sierra Madre businesses,...

Looking to Throw Off the Weight of the World? Just Float.

By Emily Glory Peters You enter a private room with a stone floor and open shower. Just beyond is a small door in the center of a wall—like from a Lewis Carroll story—concealing a shallow pool enriched with epsom salts and minerals designed to help...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget

Zach and Brdiget
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...

Monrovia Reads Seeks to Dismantle Illiteracy

Monrovia Reads
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...

Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.

RT Rogers Brewing Company Sierra Madre
By Emily Glory Peters “Ryan’s been brewing forever,” said Kelly Rogers of his youngest son, one-fourth of the Rogers crew behind RT Rogers Brewing Company in Sierra Madre. Each member of the family has pivotal roles: Kelly and his wife Joanna handle operation; older son...
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