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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

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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...

Beacon Media News Attends Job and Career Fair

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Hosted by the Asian-American Economic Development Enterprises, the Job Fair took place at Almansor Court in Alhambra.  Top employers from around Southern California were on hand to offer full-time, part-time, entry-level, and internships.  For more information about other events hosted by the AAEDE, contact...

Need a Staycation? The Historic Bissell House is the Answer

By Emily Glory Peters Built in the 1880s, the Bissell House Bed and Breakfast is nearly as old as Pasadena itself. Named for that Bissell family (you probably owned one of their carpet cleaners at one point), this grand dame of San Gabriel Valley straddles...

Local Interior Designer Makes Gorgeous Living Spaces

By May S. Ruiz Owning a house and making it a home is something most of us aspire to. We take great pains to make our abode a place where we can live comfortably and take pride in; where we can hold get-togethers or dinners...

Build Your Tribe by Giving Back with the Pasadena Jaycees

By Emily Glory Peters The course toward (and through) adulthood never did run smooth, especially where community is concerned. Some studies have posited that making friends is harder as you get older—and one could argue the same follows for making a social impact for the...
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