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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…

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

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

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movement Takes Root in Arcadia
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movement Takes Root in Arcadia

By Emily G. Peters Brazilian jiu-jitsu (known as BJJ) is one of the fastest-growing martial arts in the world. With Japanese roots, the sport flourished in Brazil under the Gracie family, who transformed jiu-jitsu into the grappling phenomenon known today. But you don’t need to travel far to get a taste—simply head to School Brazilian…

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…

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