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GrandCare Sets High Standard for Home Health Care
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GrandCare Sets High Standard for Home Health Care

By Emily G. Peters Dignity in one’s living situation should be accessible to all, but often requires the involvement and support of others. When caregiving company GrandCare Health Services itself fell on rocky shores, it took a team to lift the agency to its feet again. “Over the last 15 years GrandCare grew quickly, but…

Kid-Focused Rideshare Company Kango Celebrates First Year in L.A.
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Kid-Focused Rideshare Company Kango Celebrates First Year in L.A.

Kango allows modern families to schedule rideshare transportation and babysitting services on-the-go for children of any age, including infants and toddlers. – Courtesy photoBy Emily G. Peters Between band practice and play dates, navigating transportation for the schoolkids is no simple task. Toss in other variables like a single-car/parent home or holidays when your kids…

Live Outside the Box With ZakiBox
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Live Outside the Box With ZakiBox

Part 1 of 2: Kickstarter helps ZakiBox take flight By Hansol Hwang There is no limit when it comes to creativity, but the Achilles’ heel to its reality is money. That is why companies like Kickstarter have created a funding platform in order to bring dreams, creative projects and ideas of artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers and…

Monrovia Chamber Announces Top City Award Recipients
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Monrovia Chamber Announces Top City Award Recipients

By Susan Motander The Monrovia Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its top awards this year. In a break with tradition, the award recipients of the Iris and Monroe Awards this year are not individuals, but rather entities. Receiving the Iris Award, the equivalent of Citizen of the Year, is the non-profit literacy foundation Monrovia…

Everything Must Go: The Reinvention of Meat District Co.
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Everything Must Go: The Reinvention of Meat District Co.

By Emily G. Peters Situated in Old Town Pasadena, Meat District Co.’s roots go further down (under, that is). Founded by an Australian businessman, for the last few years the restaurant spotlighted a menu of dry-aged, grass-fed ribs, burgers and steaks. Between the ambiance, location and socially-aware ingredients it seemed Meat District Co. had the…

Basin 141 Preparing to Open on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia
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Basin 141 Preparing to Open on Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia

By Susan Motander A new brewpub is coming to Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, Basin 141. With the opening of this location soon, Basin 141 officially becomes a “chain” as this is their second site. Their open location is on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, but the new Monrovia location is set to open at the southeast corner of…

The Little Sandwich Company That Could
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The Little Sandwich Company That Could

By Emily G. Peters Pasadena is full of experiences worth waiting for. Take Union Street Sandwich Company, for instance: slinging stellar sandwiches since 2015 under the careful guidance of owner Stacy Ober. Yet even with Ober’s 30-plus years of culinary experience, she took her time to ensure the shop would succeed. “It was never my…

Enchanted Dancewear Keeps Dance Fashion En Pointe
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Enchanted Dancewear Keeps Dance Fashion En Pointe

By Emily G. Peters The key to becoming a great dancer? Mastering the moves, of course. But the first step in that direction might happen even before setting foot on the dance floor. “Look the part,” said Sarah Gallegos, who took over as owner of Enchanted Dancewear about a year ago. “You could literally take…

The Ribbon is Cut for the Apartment Complex by Station Square
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The Ribbon is Cut for the Apartment Complex by Station Square

On Wednesday the ribbon was formally cut for MODA, the 261-apartment complex next to Station Square less than a mile from Old Town Monrovia. Each of the apartments will consist of either one or two bedrooms. There will also be parking for each. Attending the ribbon cutting were members of the Chamber of Commerce as well as…

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