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November 2022 Monthly letter

November 2022 Dear Reader, Just in case you missed the "FREE photos with Santa and Snow."  invite. I'm hosting my second annual community holiday party with 16 tons of snow, live music, and Santa. All the details and FREE tickets are ava...

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The La Crescenta Motel

It's a rainy November day and looking across Foothill from my office the famous neon light of the La Crescenta Motel lights up the morning mist. I grew up in La Crescenta and heard all the stories about our cute little Motel, formerly know as t...

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Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008

3 Graphs Showing Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Like 2008 With all the headlines and talk in the media about the shift in the housing market, you might be thinking this is a housing bubble. It’s only natural for those thoughts...

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Free Photos with Santa and Snow

Robbyn Battles' annual Free Photos with Santa and Snow will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 4-7 pm. This year there will be a live band, 16 tons of snow, and lots of fun activities. Remember, you are never too old for a photo with Santa...

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October 2022 Letter

Dear Reader, You are invited!!! I'm hosting my second annual community holiday party, "FREE photos with Santa and Snow." This year I'm turning things up a notch with a live band, two snow sled lanes, a larger snow area, and lots of fun photo...

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Brillant Teens

Why Billionaire Eric Schmidt Is Backing A High School Senior Making A Cancer-Detecting Toothbrush And Other Brilliant Teens When James Chau Nguyen's grandmother was diagnosed with cancer in March 2020, the tumor in her brain was already too ...

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Fall Drought Tolerant plants

THE BEST DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANTS FOR YOUR FALL GARDEN FALL IN LOVE WITH WATER-SAVING CALIFORNIA PLANTS Looking to give your garden a fall makeover? Giving your garden an updated fall feel is as easy as opting for colorful, drought-tolerant ...

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Halloween and your dog

The annual Montrose Halloween Spooktacular will weave its magic in the 2200, 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Ave. on Halloween night, October 31st. Who knows what devilish fun lurks in the shadows of Montrose after dark? The Montrose Shopping ...

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Pasadena Affordable Housing

Zone change allows churches, synagogues and mosques to create up to 75 units Housing in Pasadena can now be planted in “God’s backyard.” The City Council has voted to allow churches, synagogues and mosques to develop affordable housin...

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