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Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool
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Adapting Social Media as a Business Tool

By Alexis Perez In an era where social media is at its peak, businesses can benefit from integrating and continuing to implement social media into their work space. The addition of social media into an already dynamic sector can create a balance into traditional and new forms of communication between the consumer and the business….

Wingwalker Brewery Opening in Monrovia
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Wingwalker Brewery Opening in Monrovia

By Danelle Woodman Wingwalker Brewing celebrates the pioneers who paved the way for breweries like theirs with creativity and “foolhardiness,” as described on their website. The brewery was founded by Dave Robkin, a Los Angeles native and current resident of Altadena, who aims to create a space that gives his customer more than just great…

Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.
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Liquid Folklore at RT Rogers Brewing Co.

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 Jesse (an art teacher) oversees graphic design and marketing and…

The Thrill of the Rare Book Chase
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The Thrill of the Rare Book Chase

Whitmore Rare Books carries rarities from the 1400s to modern day By Emily Glory Peters Many books are rare—but according to Dan Whitmore, owner of Whitmore’s Rare Books in Pasadena, that doesn’t necessarily make them valuable. So how does a lawyer-turned-book dealer decide what to carry in his shop? “Whitmore Rare Books has been focused…

Maquina Takes Tacos and Burritos to New Heights
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Maquina Takes Tacos and Burritos to New Heights

Maquina Taco’s roots are in the world of fine dining. In 1996 with the inception of Restaurant Devon in Monrovia followed by Restaurant Halie in Pasadena in 2000, its owners honed in on what it takes to make something as simple as a meal an immersive experience. They took their philosophy of creating great food…

Learn Self-Defense at Kenpo Karate in Sierra Madre
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Learn Self-Defense at Kenpo Karate in Sierra Madre

Kenpo Karate, unlike other martial arts, does not require people to have a certain level of fitness or flexibility that may not be applicable in self-defense. At SoCal Kenpo Karate, they specialize their training to fit each person’s needs, while still preparing for real-life scenarios and covering all ranges of attacks from a grab, a…

Keeping the Peace at Ambrose Cafe
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Keeping the Peace at Ambrose Cafe

By Emily Glory Peters “Ambrose was a saint,” says Andrew Willis of the man for whom his coffee shop is named. Occupying the space that was once Archives Books (the go-to bookstore for Fuller Seminary) the shop’s association alone tells you Willis isn’t being facetious. Ambrose was an actual saint, admired by Willis for his…

SCE Makes Buying an Electric Car More Affordable
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SCE Makes Buying an Electric Car More Affordable

Rebate is in addition to federal tax credit Drivers who make the switch to driving green in the new year will have more electric vehicle (EV) choices than ever. In December, at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, more than 40 EV models were on display, including a pickup truck, minivan and SUVs. Many of these EVs…

Out With the Old, In With the Sew
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Out With the Old, In With the Sew

By Emily G. Peters In an era of mass-produced clothing, limitless fashion stores and a dry cleaner around every corner, sewing has more or less become a relic of the past. However, while they maintain everyone should be taught to sew on a button, Pollard’s Sew Creative in Arcadia has found new ways to make…

Soft Serve with a Swish
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Soft Serve with a Swish

By Emily G. Peters We know you just made your resolution to get in shape in 2019, but we’ve already got your cheat day ready at The Pond Ice cream in Arcadia. Barely a year old, The Pond is all about soft serve with an instagram-worthy swish. It started when coffee shop owner Nancy Lien…

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