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Dear Reader,

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the promise of sunny days, warm breezes, and endless opportunities for adventure! I hope this letter finds you eagerly anticipating the joys that this season has to offer. I have some fantastic ideas for you to make the most of this summer in the beautiful LA, Pasadena, and surrounding communities. So put on your sunscreen, and let’s dive into the fun!

Something fun for everyone:
1: LA County Beach Bus see all the location stops, fares, dates, and links for a reservation: Take the Beach Bus
2: Rosebowl stadium public Tours Rosebowl stadium tour info
3: Take a Warner Brothers Studio Tour: Book a tour
4: Plan your day at The Huntington, and reserve your tickets.
5: View everything Kids Space offers: Book tickets and more.

If you follow the changes the state has made to local buildings, this one concerning SB9, you may be interested in the recent lawsuit. SB9, Some call it the State law that wants to eliminate single-family communities. The controversial law circumvents local review processes and allows homeowners to build up to four homes on a single-family parcel of land. Last year, five charter cities — Redondo Beach, Carson, Torrance, Whittier, and Del Mar — filed a lawsuit in the superior court alleging that SB 9 is unconstitutional because it interferes with charter cities’ home rule authority over land use and zoning. On May 10, 2023, The League of California Cities filed an amicus brief (The details of the brief), urging the Los Angeles County Superior Court to rule in favor of charter cities in an SB 9 (Atkins, 2021) lawsuit. State of California SB9 fact sheet Learn more.

Let’s shift gears and talk about the real estate market in our area. As we know, the Foothills, Pasadena, and San Gabriel Valley markets continue to defy traditional seasonal trends. As a result, inventory remains in high demand, resulting in impressively short market times. I  encourage you to check out my “May Market at a Glance” reports, which provide valuable insights into the local real estate landscape for nine local markets. Check out all the stats for May.

Bike Lanes, LA County, is in the process of updating its Master Bike Plan. For or against, the County wants to hear what you have to say. Provide your input for or against including the proposal for a bike path along the Verdugo Wash, starting at CV Park and following the wash, ultimately connecting to the current LA River bike path in Glendale near the LA Zoo. Learn more

Just Listed in La Crescenta: 32,976 flat lot, three bedroom 1700+ sq ft. house with guest house, workshop, and original barn. Get all the details.

Before I sign off, I want to extend a friendly offer. It’s never a bad idea to ask me for the current value of your home in today’s market, whether you’re staying forever or moving soon. Your home is your most significant investment. So let me help you stay up to date. I’m a phone call away.

Enjoy the start of Summer,

Robbyn Battles


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