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Night Out and Chill at 38 Degrees
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Night Out and Chill at 38 Degrees

By Emily G. Peters New(ish) kid on the block 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill quietly took up residence in Old Town Monrovia back in 2015—although the level of chill depends on the night. On a Sunday evening, the bar is pleasantly relaxed, with ‘90s era music servings as the non-invasive soundtrack to a great…

New Cannabis Testing Lab Opens in Monrovia
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New Cannabis Testing Lab Opens in Monrovia

City Manager Oliver Chi noted in his Update this week announced that a cannabis testing lab was planning to open in the 1000 block of South Magnolia. LB PharmLabs has received it final State regulatory approvals needed to open the testing facility. According to the firm they provide the “cannabis industry with laboratory testing and analytic services to…

Studio Movie Grill Can Now Serve Food
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Studio Movie Grill Can Now Serve Food

Studio Movie Grill (SMG) was recently issued their Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) which means that they can now serve food. They still have a few issues remaining that need to be addressed and, according to the City Manager’s Update, the city has spent an inordinate amount of time working to help get Studio Movie…

How to Market Your E-Newsletter
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How to Market Your E-Newsletter

      There are multiple ways to market your E-Newsletter. You have great content, stimulating images, and advertisements. So you just finished designing the perfect E-Newsletter. Now how do you let everyone know it exists? Social media, event booths, and website subscriber forms are three marketing strategies that are proven ways to promote your…

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…

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