Step Out and Celebrate the Summer // July 2018 Events

Celebrate the 4th of July

Sierra Madre
Memorial Park > Times Vary
3: Pre-parade picnic, music, kids zone & more.
4: Celebrate all day with a 5k fun run, followed by the annual parade, music, games & fireworks.
cityofsierramadre.com

 

Pasadena  |  Americafest
Rose Bowl Stadium > 2-9:30pm
4: Don’t miss this world-renowned fireworks show & entertainment at America’s Stadium.
rosebowlstadium.com

 

San Marino
Lacy Park > Opens: 7am, Fireworks: 9pm
4: Celebrate with food, fun zone, parade, entertainment & fireworks.
cityofsanmarino.org

 

Monrovia
Library Park > Entertainment: 3pm, Music: 7pm,  Fireworks: 9pm
4: Monrovia celebrates with entertainment, live music & fireworks.
cityofmonrovia.org

 

South Pasadena  |  Festival of Balloons
Locations Vary > 7am-4pm, Fireworks: 9pm
4: Parade showcasing the balloons, pancake breakfast, celebration at the park & fireworks.
southpasadenaca.gov

 

La Crescenta
Crescenta Valley High School > 4-9:30pm
4: Annual celebration with live music, food from Berlin Truck & Slammin’ Sliders & fireworks.
cvfireworks.com

 

 

Music in the Park

Sierra Madre
Memorial Park > 6-8pm
1: Sierra Madre Music Co.
8: Cash Up Front
15: Sgt. Peppers
22: Alumni Acoustic
29: Tenor Daniel Rodriguez
cityofsierramadre.com

 

Glendora
Finkbiner Park Bandshell > 6pm
1: City Beat and the Main Street Horns
8: Kings of 88
15: Upstream
22: Creedence Relived
29: Night Owl Jazz Orchestra
cityofglendora.org

 

La Cañada Flintridge
Memorial Park > 6-8pm
1: FM Radio
8: The Jack Lantz Big Band
15: My Generation
22: Cold Duck
29: Past Action Heroes
lcf.ca.gov

 

Altadena
Farnsworth Park > 7pm
7: Kenny Sara & the Sounds of New Orleans
14: Susie Hansen Latin Band
21: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
28: Mary Jane’s Last Dance
facebook.com/altadenasheriffsstation

 

Monrovia
7-8:30pm
Saturdays at Station Square Amphitheater
Sundays at Library Park
cityofmonrovia.org

 

Pasadena
Parks After Dark Concerts > 5:30-7:30pm
14: Jazz it Up! (Washington Park)
21: 80’s Vibes (Central Park)
cityofpasadena.net


Norton Simon Museum
> 5-6pm

14: Del Mar Trio
21: Marlon Martinez & the Jazz Marlonius Quartet
nortonsimon.org

 

 

Movie Nights Under the Stars

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
Across Old Pasadena > Times Vary
5-28: Movie series featuring 17 screenings in various urban locations.
oldpasadena.org

 

Glendora
Finkbiner Park Bandshell > Dusk
11: Lego Ninjago
18: Wonder
25:
Coco

cityofglendora.org

 

Sierra Madre
Memoral Park > 8pm
13: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
27: Sherlock Gnomes
cityofsierramadre.com

 

Monrovia
7-8:30pm
21: Space Jam (Julian Fisher Park)
28: The Sandlot (Recreation Park)
cityofmonrovia.org

 

 

Fun in the Outdoors

Classic Car Nights
Lake Avenue Church, PASADENA > 6-8pm
13 & 27: Classic car show with burgers, live music, a raffle & all ages fun.
lakeave.org

 

Colorado Street Bridge Party
Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena > 6-11:30pm
14: Music, dance, activities & more. Visit the Podley volunteers at the wine & beer bar!
pasadenaheritage.org

 

Glendora Village Art Walk
GLENDORA Village > 5-8pm
20: Featured artists interact throughout the Village while showcasing their pieces & process.
glendoravillage.com

 

Altadena Chalk Walk
ALTADENA Library > 10am-3pm
21: Twelve artists showcase their works. There is extra space to create your own chalk masterpiece.
altadenalibrary.org

 

Dancing Under the Stars
The Paseo, PASADENA
Dance Lesson: 7-7:30pm, Music: 7:30-9:30pm
22 & 29: Learn some dancing steps, then enjoy free live motown & rock.
thepaseopasadena.com

 

MAFA Summer Art Walk
Old Town MONROVIA > 7-10pm
28: Stroll in the cool summer air & enjoy art demos, live music & more.
monroviafinearts.org

 

 

Download the Event Calendar Here

 


Posted on June 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Sarah Zarcone

Sarah Zarcone - Announcement

 

Sarah Zarcone has lived her entire life under the warm California sun. An alum of UCSB (Go Gauchos!), she earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Law & Society and Communication. She then achieved an MBA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before beginning a career in Film and Video Production.

 

Film and Video Production has many similarities to real estate. Both take place in fast paced environments with lots of moving pieces, a multitude of personalities, negotiations, contracts and details galore. It involves planning to get the job done well & on-time, problem solving when unexpected changes occur and keeping everything within budget. Sarah loved everything about it. However, she craved a deeper connection with clients and wanted to make a greater impact on their lives. She decided to take her education, background and skills and focus it on a seamless transition into real estate.

 

Sarah loves working with clients on important life decisions in real estate. She knows that the process of buying or selling a home can be overwhelming and confusing without the right person navigating. Sarah’s education, coupled with her experience and desire to build relationships and help others, make her an ideal fit to guide clients through the process of a real estate transaction. Sarah prides herself on being organized, friendly and approachable, along with her excellent communication skills.  She values openness, honesty and, above all else, relationships with others.

 

Sarah lives in Upland with her wonderful husband, Dave, and their little old dog, Paco.

 

Sarah Zarcone

805.390.7272
sarah.zarcone@podley.com

#02063412

 


Posted on June 22, 2018 at 9:42 am
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Agents Donate Time, Books with the PUSD Summer Reading Program

May 23rd, 2018

Every year Podley associates, alongside other area Realtors®, donate their time and effort to the Door of Hope and the PUSD Summer Reading Program. This year we had 9 agents donate their time and efforts for this wonderful program. “It’s very exciting to be part of the summer book for 2nd graders for PUSD,” says Bia Kasten. “I love seeing the real estate community sharing its time and resources for the success of the program.”

 

 

 The program is a great way to encourage Pasadena’s youth to read. It also provides them with the tools (books) to do so. All together, the district ordered 1,500 books this year – enough to buy a book for every 2nd grader this year!

However, the work didn’t end there. The volunteers got together and labelled all of the books for the students. They then hand-delivered the books themselves to each 2nd grade class and to Door of Hope. The day of giving included a celebration, with musical performances by the students, costumes and fun!

 

 

This year’s participating agents:

 

 

 

Shelley Bowlen, Robb Buzzini, Sherry Carr, Bill Derrick, Diane Hatfield, Bia Kasten, Katie Orth, Victoria Tabakian & Judy Webb-Martin.

 

 

 


Posted on June 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes MJ Gravel

Having participated in the sale of her own family’s home and the resulting the search for a new one on several occasions, MJ Gravel is keenly aware of the importance of each of the many choices involved in buying and selling real estate. Of course, there are both joys and worries that come with real estate transactions. MJ’s goal is to make your choice of an agent one that translates into straightforward success. Whether you are buying, selling, or managing both.

 

Her history in the hospitality industry, coupled with skill sets in relationship management and negotiations, as well as in working the often complex details of real estate transactions are key in this success. To facilitate ease in the process, MJ’s first priority is to fulfill client requests and negotiate in their best interest. Her passion in life, as in residential real estate, is for maintaining meaningful connections with friends, family, and clients.

 

Prior to joining Podley Properties as a residential REALTOR®, MJ spent 18 successful years in many fields. These include multifamily real estate, affordable housing finance and development, and business and community development. Her work experience includes: site identification and acquisition, financial structuring and identification of funding sources, community education & outreach, relationship management, advocacy, and project management in the development and rehabilitation of housing for those in need. MJ holds a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning, (M.A.U.R.P.) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, with Honors, both from the University of Iowa. She is a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional, (H.D.F.P.) from the National Development Council.

 

MJ lives in South Pasadena with her husband, Brain, two of her wonderful kiddos, and two exquisite kitties. Her oldest daughter is married and lives in Columbus, OH, where she is a successful real estate agent. The San Gabriel Valley has been MJ’s sanctuary home for the past seven years. She an actively volunteers in her kiddo’s schools, and recently joined the South Pasadena Education Foundation (SPEF) – the fundraising arm of the South Pasadena Schools. As time permits, MJ contracts in Interior Design, enjoys baking, travel, hiking, biking and kayaking with her family. She also loves entertaining, and to see her kids on the stage any chance she gets.

 

MJ Gravel

626.525.9646
mj.gravel@podley.com

#02058842

 


Posted on May 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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Staged Spaces // Premium Staging Services in Monrovia

 

Founded in 2014 by Realtor® Jacen Crehan and designer Daniel Coffman, Staged Spaces provides premium home staging and interior design services to the San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, LA, OC and beyond. With their team of vibrant designers, Staged Spaces’ goal is to take your space to the next level. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or in need of a total home transformation, Staged Spaces are the dedicated professionals that will make it happen.

 

The birth of Staged Spaces started with Jacen jumping on an opportunity to stage his own home. “Going through the process turned out to be creatively fulfilling to both Daniel and I,” said Jacen.

 

Their dynamic is a perfect balance of the pair’s passion and expertise in design and business. Daniel’s event design background  proved beneficial in gaining accounts with wholesale furniture companies, while Jacen’s real estate background and previous work in flipping homes for friends and family both set them up for professional success.

Staged Spaces - Main 1 Staged Spaces - Main 2 Staged Spaces - Gallery 3

Staged Spaces’ services include home staging, interior design, remodel design, furniture sales, and computer modeling among many others.

 

They currently offer more than 30 collections between bedrooms, dining rooms and living spaces. Their décor collections were meticulously put together in order to pull off an elevated look to staging and design. Currently featured are the industrial-style Montreal Living Room set and the La Jolla Dining Set – a collection crafted with solid pine and mahogany wood.

 

Daniel and Jacen don’t just put furniture in a room. Their design showcases the best features of the home and helps create the most stunning marketing photos possible. In addition, they pride themselves on using their hand selected pieces to give a unique yet familiar “home” appeal to the new buyer.

 

Schedule your appointment for a no obligation home consultation by calling 626.765.4762, or emailing info@stagedspacesdesign.com

 

See some of Staged Spaces’ recent work below:
Staged Spaces - 2830 Glenoaks
2830 Glenoaks Canyon Drive, Glendale // As Featured on CurbedLA

Staged Spaces - Lime
837 E. Lime Avenue, Monrovia

 

 

For more from Staged Spaces, visit their online gallery and follow them on Social Media!

Staged Spaces - Facebook Staged Spaces - Instagram Staged Spaces - Website Graphic

 

Staged Spaces - Logo

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Posted on May 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm
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La Cañada Celebrates with Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days!

May 25-28 // 45th Annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days

Memorial Weekend Fiesta days is an all-encompassing and complete small town community celebration including a vintage car show, music in the park, community BBQ, fireworks & more.

Schedule of Events

 

 


Posted on May 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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Podley Properties Welcomes Eddie Ramirez

Eddie Ramirez - New Associate
Eddie Ramirez believes maintaining a top & respected position in real estate requires an honest & personal touch with clients and business colleagues. These honest and lasting personal connections require trust & loyalty, and is what drives business forward. Protecting client’s interests and facilitating their requests & needs is always the top priority. Eddie brings a positive personality, enthusiasm, and knowledge to better assist clients in their real estate endeavors to create a positive client experience.


Eddie was raised in Southern California and has lived most of his adult life in the San Gabriel Valley. This has allowed him to gain great local knowledge of all the surrounding communities, including his hometown of Eagle Rock.

 

After nearly 20 years in the financial industry, Eddie packed up all the financial knowledge and obtained his real estate license in 2012 and partnered with Pete & Lisa Loeffler at RE/MAX Premier Properties. Eddie consistently achieved the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 before making the move to Podley Properties in 2018.


In addition, Eddie actively involves himself in his “communities”. He serves as an MLS Committee Member and is a Director for the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors (PFAR). Eddie also served as a Director with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and Land Use Committee. As an avid cyclist, he has served as a Director for Pasadena Athletic Association since 2002, including President 2010-2012. In addition to family and bicycles, Eddie also enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling to new places.

 

Eddie Ramirez

818.421.7393
EddieRamirezHomes@gmail.com

#01912187

 


Posted on May 25, 2018 at 1:06 pm
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Summer is Here – Outdoor Festivals, Concerts, Movies & More!

June Events Calendar

 

 

 

Summer Concerts

3 |  Monrovia Music Fest
Library Park, MONROVIA
12-7pm
> 
Music fest with craft beer garden, food trucks, activity booths, artisans, vendors & all ages fun.
monroviamusicfest.com

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3, 10, 17, 24 |  La Cañada Music in the Park
Memorial Park, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
6-8pm
>
Join your family, friends & neighbors in the park for this annual summer concert series. 
lcf.ca.gov

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7, 14, 21, 28 |  Music on the Main
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
6-7:30pm > Bring a picnic & enjoy an evening of music under the oaks. Seating on first-come, first-served basis. 
descansogardens.org

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9, 24 Sierra Madre Music in the Park
Memorial Park Bandshell, SIERRA MADRE
6-8pm
> 
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic & enjoy refreshments from your local organizations.
cityofsierramadre.com
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23-24 |  Arroyo Seco Weekend
Rose Bowl Stadium, PASADENA
12pm
> 
Pasadena’s premier music & art festival with curated menus from LA’s celebrated chefs & more!
arroyosecoweekend.com

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Festivals

2-3 | Montrose 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
MONTROSE Shopping Park
Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
>
Explore the nearly 200 businesses at the shopping park.
shopmontrose.com

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2-3 | Open Studios Art Tour
Locations Across ALTADENA & PASADENA
Sat: 11am-5pm, Sun 12-6pm
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Free, self-guided event featuring local artists at their studios & host retail locations.
openstudios.gallery.

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3 | Happy Birthday Pasadena!
PASADENA Museum of History
1-4pm
>
Celebrate Pasadena’s 132nd year with robots, music, face painting, activity stations & birthday cake.
pasadenahistory.org
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9 | Playhouse Block Party
PASADENA Playhouse District
12-10pm
>
Free, all ages celebration with food, music, tours & more in honor of the Playhouse’s 100th birthday.
playhouseblockparty.com

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16-17 | Pasadena Chalk Festival
The Paseo, PASADENA
10am-7pm >
Enjoy the largest street painting festival in the world with live music & entertainment all day!
pasadenachalkfestival.com

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29-July 1 | 626 Night Market
Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Fri & Sat: 4pm-1am, Sun: 4pm-12am
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Asian-inspired night market featuring 250+ foods, crafts, music & all ages fun.
626nightmarket.com

Movies

Street Food Cinema
Victory Park, PASADENA > Doors: 5:30pm, Live Music: 6:30pm, Movie, 8:30pm
9:
Dirty Dancing  |  30: Sandlot
Celebrate summer with food trucks, live music & great films. 
streetfoodcinema.com

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Monrovia Monday Movie Nights
MONROVIA Public Library > 6-8pm
11: Brave  |  18: Monkey Kingdom  |  25: Sing
Enjoy fresh popcorn while watching a family-friendly movie.
cityofmonrovia.org

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Altadena Library Movies
ALTADENA Public Library > 3:30pm
22
: Black Panther  |  26: Can We All Get Along?
Grab some popcorn & watch a movie with your neighbors.
altadenalibrary.org

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Glendora Movie in the Park
Finkbiner Park Bandshell, GLENDORA > Dusk
27:
Despicable Me 3
Movie night with refreshments sponsored by the Rotary Club.
cityofglendora.org

 

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Have Some Fun

2 Community Yard Sale
Sierra Vista Park, SIERRA MADRE
8am-12pm
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Community organizations & members come together to sell their old treasures at this annual event.
cityofsierramadre.com

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8, 22 |  Classic Car Nights
Lake Avenue Church, PASADENA
6-8pm
> 
Share a warm summer evening of cars, fun & fellowship! BBQ, live music, a raffle & more all ages fun.
lakeave.org

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10 |  San Marino Motor Classic
Lacy Park, SAN MARINO
9am-4pm
> 
Vintage cars, classic music & delicious food trucks. Featuring 10 Paul Newman race cars!
sanmarinomotorclassic.com

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22 |  Downtown Scavenger Hunt
GLENDORA Village
5-8pm
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Teams will enjoy an interactive scavenger hunt throughout the Village, competing to win an awesome prize.
glendoravillage.com

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Download the Event Calendar Here

 


Posted on May 21, 2018 at 10:06 am
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Featured in CurbedLA // Sierra Madre’s Exceptional Harwell Hamilton Harris House

580 N. Hermosa - Curbed

580 N. Hermosa - Main

A detached studio and fantastic landscaping make this place exceptional

580 N. Hermosa Avenue // As seen on CurbedLA.com

 

Perched among the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this 1940s house by architect and Richard Neutra apprentice Harwell Hamilton Harris features an array of large windows, patios, and walkways from which to enjoy its excellent views.

 

The main house—a three-level, post and beam built in 1949—features skylights, two living rooms, a dining room, brick fireplaces, three bedrooms, and four bathrooms.

 

The Sierra Madre property also holds a studio designed by John T. Lyle in 1986. The studio holds an office, a bedroom, and bathroom, as well as a crop of “apparently random custom windows of all shapes and sizes,” as the listing describes it.

 

Between the two structures, there’s a rambling garden with citrus trees and a pond, also designed by Lyle, a master landscape architect who now has a school named in his honor at Cal Poly Pomona.

 

The .38-acre property is listed for $1.59 million.

 

580 N. Hermosa - 2

580 N. Hermosa - 3

Additional features of the home include:

  • 3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
  • Main home: 2,002 sq. ft.
  • Lot Size: 16,604 sq. ft.
  • Detached Studio/Guest House
  • Built in 1949
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • 2-Car Garage

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580 N. Hermosa Avenue // Listed at $1.59 million

 

580 N. Hermosa Avenue -4 580 N. Hermosa Avenue -5 580 N. Hermosa - 6 580 N. Hermosa 7 580 N. Hermosa - 8

Listed by the Judy Webb-Martin Group #00541631 & deasy/penner #01305277

 

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Posted on May 16, 2018 at 11:45 am
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Agents Make a Difference at the State Capitol

Leg Day - Main 2

 

May 2nd, 2018
Podley associates Todd Hays, Margaret Garemore, Nick Frias, along with President Crystal Narramore, joined 2,000 Realtors® at the C.A.R.’s
46th Annual Leg Day in Sacramento. This year, agents were advocating for proactive solutions to the housing affordability crisis. After a meeting where Governor Jerry Brown spoke, the Realtors marched over to the State capitol. There, they met with elected officials, including Senator Anthony Portantino and Assemblyman Chris Holden. 

 

Leg Day - Todd

Todd Hays currently serves as a Director for the C.A.R., and is a representative on the Local Government Forum and the Legislative Committee. This is his sixth time attending Legislative Day. “It’s truly one of the most fulfilling things I do as a Realtor,” Todd said. “It shows, in a most powerful way, the impact each of us can make at the state level.”

 

Crystal Narramore, Podley Properties President and C.A.R. director also attended Leg Day and is highly active in the real estate community, most recently as a featured panelist with WomenUP! at the recent REVive! conferece. “C.A.R. is a powerful voice in Sacramento due to the participation and involvement of Realtors across the State.  Legislative Day has been an eye-opening experience for me to see the positive impact and influence C.A.R. has on the policies that affect our industry.”

Leg Day - Margaret & Nick

Margaret Garemore attended Leg Day to help advocate for potential home-buyers and owners. “As the AAR 2018 President and a CAR Director, I was honored to be among so many Realtors who were willing to step up in the fight for home ownership and private property rights at Legislative Day at the state Capitol.”

 

This is the first year attending Leg Day for 2017 C.A.R. Rising Star, Nick Frias. “Attending the conference and marching to the Capitol was an eye-opening experience. It was exciting to see Realtors involved in the political aspect of the business and not just selling homes, and it helped me to more fully understand the importance and power that we have as agents.”

 

For the past 46 years, Legislative Day remains C.A.R.’s pinnacle legislative event.  It gives California Realtors the opportunity to discuss real estate issues directly with their state legislators. Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment an in agent’s business. It also provides the agents with an opportunity to hear from California’s political leaders and their state association’s leadership.

 

 

 


Posted on May 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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