May 6 | Masters of Taste Food & Wine Festival
Rose Bowl Stadium, PASADENA
3-9pm > Enjoy unlimited samplings from LA’s best restaurants,
wineries, craft breweries & mixologists 21+. mastersoftastela.com
May 6-11 | Pasadena Restaurant Week
Participating PASADENA Restaurants
Times Vary > Award-winning restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch & dinner menus
at incredible prices. pasadenarestaurantweek.com
May 15 | Cuisines of the Foothills
GLENDORA Country Club
5:30-8:30pm > Journey to the deep blue sea & enjoy fine food, wine, spirits,
craft beer & more. cuisinesofthefoothills.com
May 18 | Hathaway-Sycamores’ 2nd Annual BBQ Bash
El Nido Campus, ALTADENA
5-9pm > Guests enjoy tasty local BBQ, craft beer, outdoor games, live music,
a silent auction & raffle prizes. hathaway-sycamores.org
May 23 | Taste of Duarte
Westminster Gardens, DUARTE
5-8pm > Enjoy a taste from 90 Duarte restaurants with food samples,
drink tastings, entertainment & more! tasteofduarte.com
May 26 | Eat Drink Vegan Food Festival
Rose Bowl Stadium, PASADENA
2-8pm > Unlimited drinks, 100+ restaurants & many vendors all specializing
in vegan creations! eatdrinkvegan.com
Thru May 20 | Pasadena Showcase House of Design
Pick-up Location: Santa Anita Racetrack Gate 6, ARCADIA
Times Vary > Enjoy inspiring design, innovative new products & more at
this year’s showcase house. pasadenashowcase.org
May 6 | Monrovia Historic Home Tour
Homes & Museums Across MONROVIA
10am-4pm > This year’s tour includes 2 local museums & 6 homes including
Victorian, Spanish, Craftsman & more. mohpg.org
May 6 | Altadena Guild Home Tour
Historic Homes Across ALTADENA
10am-4pm > Tour beautiful homes & gardens alongside food
vendors & live entertainment. altadenaguild.org
Art & Such
May 5-6 | 56th Annual Sierra Madre Art Far
Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
9:30am-5/6pm > Artists show & sell their work alongside food vendors
& live entertainment. sierramadrelibraryfriends.org
May 6 | Tea for Three: Lady Birth, Pat & Betty
Haugh Performing Arts Center, GLENDORA
2pm > This humorous & poignant one-woman play reveals life & love in
the White House. teaforthree.com
May 12 | BoldPAS – An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena
12-8pm > Vibrant art festival featuring 13 large-scale installations in
Old Pasadena’s historic, pedestrian alleyways. oldpasadena.org
May 20 | Museums of the Arroyo Day
Participating PASADENA & LOS ANGELES Museums
12-5pm > Explore 6 local museums for free with shuttles available for
guests to visit them all. museumsofthearroyo.com
May 25-28 | Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days
Locations Across LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Times Vary > Annual celebration with casino night, vintage car show,
5K/10K run & more fun for all ages! lacanadaflintridge.com
May 26-28 | Wild Art Weekend
Kidspace Children’s Museum, PASADENA
10am-5pm > Explore the natural world through art! Paint with colorful
spices, discover florest clay & more. kidspacemuseum.org
Race the Foothills
May 6 | Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run & Hike
Brand Park, GLENDALE
8am > Run or hike the Verdugo Mountains Trail. Awards for 3 best
male & female times in each age group. runtheverdugos.com
May 12 | Fountain to the Falls 7K Run/Walk
Library Park, MONROVIA
7am > Race to the Canyon Park Waterfall. Medals awarded to the
male & female participants with the best times. cityofmonrovia.org
May 26 | Mount Wilson Trail Race
Downtown SIERRA MADRE
7am > The second oldest trail race in California returns, along with
the Kid’s Fun Run! mountwilsontrailrace.com
From the moment Stuart Brawley purchased his first home in 2002, he knew he loved Real Estate. At the time, he was in the middle of a successful career as a music producer and songwriter. He remembers loving the whole process of home buying, from the search, to the negotiations, to the paperwork.
Buying and selling your home is a deeply personal experience. Having someone on your team that gets you and understands your vision makes the difference. Stuart makes sure his clients are educated in every step of the process. In addition, he loves helping families find their dream home as much as helping sellers take the next step in their lives when it’s time to move on.
Having lived 22 years in both LA and Atladena/Pasadena communities, Stuart knows the ins and outs of the community.
As a music producer, his primary job was bringing different skills, talents and ideas together to create a cohesive vision. Working with high demand clients like Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Barbra Streisand, Aerosmith, and Celine Dion gave Stuart the experience to work well under pressure, keep a project on track and deliver a great final product. He sees Real Estate through the same lens, and his mission for each transaction is to bring a team together with one goal in mind: a happy and successful escrow.
Stuart currently lives in Altadena with his partner and his daughter, who attends Pasadena Waldorf School. He remains passionate about music, building community, and volunteers regularly to work with students at his daughter’s school helping with concerts, events and outreach.
Historic Residential Properties: Marketing Advantages & Financial Incentives
“Teaching REALTORS® about the values and incentives associated with historic properties is exciting. There is so much misinformation out there. It’s a benefit to buyers and sellers when the right information gets out to everyone.” – Todd Hays, Podley Properties Realtor
This past Monday, more than 50 Realtors attended this half-day workshop in Palm Springs on historic residential properties. Guest speakers assisted Realtors, homeowners and preservationists by identifying financial, tax, and regulatory incentives.
These incentives can be used to offset rehabilitation & maintenance costs of historic homes – and are an effective marketing tool as well! Focused towards Realtors, case examples illustrated the incentives available at the state and local level, the associated eligibility requirements and how to gain access to financial incentives for historic preservation.
April 16th, 2018 – Palm Springs City Hall Chambers
Todd Hays, Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board Member and Podley Properties Realtor
Scott Anderson, Riverside County Mills Act Coordinator
Cindy Heitzman, Executive Director, California Preservation Foundation
Jessie Lattig, ICF, Los Angeles
Ken Lyon, RA, Associate City Planner, Department of Planning Services, City of Palm Springs
Nels Youngborg, Senior Associate/Historic Preservation Planner, Chattel Inc.
In collaboration with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors®
Lana Cordero has an educational background in law as well as 7 years experience in real estate construction, development, acquisition and marketing. She has continuously excelled as a business owner and publicist for over 3 years. She has been instrumental in orchestrating luxury events, business coordination and real estate transactions within the sports & entertainment industries.
Lana has a passion for all things real estate, entertainment, travel, hospitality and design. She excels in communication and enjoys exposing opportunities for her clients through creative marketing strategies including events, media, and public representation. It has always been Lana’s goal to pay forward her success by staying active with various causes and nonprofit organizations involving disadvantaged youth, individuals without a stable home and victims of abuse. She does not take on any task unless she believes that she can give it her all. She will not make any promises to you unless she believes she can keep them.
Lana’s goal is to understand your needs and ensure that she can meet your expectations. She is very passionate about all aspects of her career. Lana prides herself not only on getting you results, but also on providing an exceptional experience at the same time. No matter the project, big or small – Lana is here to assist you!
March 29th, 2018
“The REvive! Conference was a powerhouse event, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to speak on the WomanUP! panel. The panel openly shared their stories of leadership, triumph, failure, and motivation,” said Crystal Narramore, Podley Properties President.
We are proud to have had our very own President, Crystal Narramore, contribute to the dialogue as a featured panelist at the 2018 Revive! Conference & Expo. Taking place at the Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, this yearly conference featured talks and panel discussions with the leading voices in real estate. C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative is designed to bridge the gender gap in the leadership of real estate firms. They hope to reach that goal by empowering mentors and leaders to communicate, collaborate and advocate for one another.
It’s an honor to have Crystal serve as our President and representative in the real estate community!
Visit www.car.org for more information on the WomanUP! Initiative and its upcoming conference in Los Angeles.
Across the San Gabriel Valley
April 6 | Challah (or Matzoh) & Chili:
A Klezmer/TexMex Listening Party
Vroman’s Bookstore, PASADENA
6pm > Hosted by the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Test your knowledge
of Texas, shtetels & win a prize! vromansbookstore.com
April 7 | Derby Day 5K
Santa Anita Racetrack, ARCADIA
8am > Run like a thoroughbred! Races for all ages, along with live
entertainment in the post-event expo. derbyday5k.com
April 7 | Ceramic Festival & Gift Show
Los Angeles County Arboretum, ARCADIA
9am-5pm > 2-day festival with unique handcrafted giftware
& artwork by local ceramic artists. arboretum.org
April 7-8 | A River Runs Through It:
A New Landscape Paradigm
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Times Vary > Talks from experts on the forefront of design, a garden
soirée & the 3rd annual Watershed Garden Tour. descansogardens.org
April 14 | Glendora Chalk Festival
Glendora Village, GLENDORA
10am-4pm > Calling all artists…Show us your best chalk art
& compete to win this year’s prize! glendorachalkfest.com
April 15 | 2018 Art of the Garden Tour
4 Private Gardens in PASADENA, ALTADENA & SIERRA MADRE
10:30am-4:30pm > Annual self-guided art & garden tour. Work
will also be displayed at Creative Arts Group. creativeartsgroup.org
April 16 | Monday Night Movie: Zootopia
MONROVIA Public Library
6-8pm > Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow, favorite
stuffed friend & enjoy movie night! cityofmonrovia.org
April 20-May 26 | The Immigrant
SIERRA MADRE Playhouse
2:30pm & 8pm > Biographical story of a young Jew who fled Russia
for the United States in 1909. sierramadreplayhouse.org
April 21 | Podley Properties Shredding Event
8:30am-2pm > Safely shred your personal documents for FREE
with us & enjoy refreshments! facebook.com/podleyproperties
Podley Properties Office Locations:
755 E. Route 66, GLENDORA
846 Foothill Blvd., LA CAÑADA
242 W. Foothill Blvd., MONROVIA
897 Granite Dr., PASADENA
30 N. Baldwin Ave., SIERRA MADRE
April 21 | Being The Change
ALTADENA Public Library
2-5pm > Watch the film & afterwards discuss with local scientist
and author of Being the Change, Peter Kalmus. altadenalibrary.org
April 21 | Hometown Country Fair
Crescenta Valley Park, LA CRESCENTA
10am-5pm > Fun for all ages with a car show, dog parade, pie-eating
contest, food, karaoke & more! crescentavalleychamber.org
April 21 | MAP Neighborhood Conference
MONROVIA High School
9:30am-3:30pm > Build community through workshops, food,
entertainment & group discussions. cityofmonrovia.org
April 21 | Monrovia Wine Walk
Old Town MONROVIA
6-9pm > Stroll through Old Town & sample a variety of wine
while exploring local businesses. cityofmonrovia.org
April 21 | Glendora Earth Day Festival
GLENDORA Civic Center
9am-1pm > Drought tolerant workshops, eco-tours, bike ride, recycle
used motor oil/filters & many more activities! cityofglendora.org
April 21 | Earth Day Saturday
The Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
11am-3pm > Celebrate the Earth & learn what you can do to protect
the environment. Art & science activities for all ages. huntington.org
April 21 | Art On Palm
Arlington Gardens, PASADENA
10am-5pm > Art & fine craft festival with engaging work that raises
funds for non-profits. artonpalm.com
April 22-May 20 | Pasadena Showcase House of Design
PASADENA Showcase House of Design
Times Vary > Enjoy inspiring design, innovative new products & more
at this year’s showcase house. pasadenashowcase.org
April 28-29 | Jackalope Artisan Fair
Central Park, PASADENA
10am-5pm > Featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans,
crafters & DIY enthusiasts. jackalopeartfair.com
From Victorian Farmhouse to Spanish Colonial, Contemporary to Japanese gardens and beyond. The 2018 Art of the Garden Tour, sponsored by Creative Arts Group, transports you into a world of abundant possibilities.
Art of the Garden 2018 // Expand your vision of what is possible when the transition from indoors to outdoors extends living, entertaining and private spaces into our gardens. Classic, contemporary, vintage-whatever style inspires and beckons you outdoors and shines in these four exceptional landscapes.
This year’s tour will take place on April 15th, from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Four stunning showpiece gardens will welcome guests for one day only on this year’s Art of the Garden Tour. These private estates showcase the creativity, talent and virtuosity of masters in landscape architecture and design. In addition, selected artists will have work on display in one of the gardens and at Creative Arts Group. The gallery will be open and serving refreshments.
Tickets: $30.00 presale or $35 the day of the tour. Additionally, Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, or by visiting Creative Arts Group at 108 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. We look forward to seeing you at Art of the Garden!
Visit creativeartsgroup.org for additional info
March 2nd, 2018
Several Podley Properties Associates from the Pasadena and Sierra Madre offices participated in the 3rd annual REALTORS® Read Across PASadena Day. Our agents worked alongside the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Educational Foundation in participating in this wonderful program. It takes place each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The participating realtors picked the books to read to K-3rd graders at schools across the PUSD.
Each of our offices is working to raise $500.00. This money will be used to buy one book for each 2nd grader in the district. At the end of the school year, the books will be given out by the participating realtors. The program also provides books to the Door of Hope, a program serving homeless families in Pasadena. This drive supports the district-wide goal of every student being a fluent reader by the end of third grade.
Podley Properties is exceptionally proud to participate in Read Across PASadena Day, and to see the kids’ excitement about their new books. As Dr. Seuss’s character The Lorax says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Come say Hi!
We’re excited and ready to see everyone at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival this Sunday…stop by our booth in Kersting Court for refreshments, local info & more!
Sunday, March 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm – Take shuttle to the historic wistaria vine!
For event details, visit the official Wistaria Event Facebook Page.
248 El Nido Avenue, Monrovia // 248ElNido.com
Just Listed // A wonderfully preserved and updated 1925 Arts and Crafts house.
Fronted by a spacious L-shaped porch and a handsome brick facade, the Monrovia house holds its original oak floors, original molding, French doors, a Batchelder fireplace, nine-foot-tall coved ceilings, and leaded glass lamps.
New additions include electrical, copper plumbing, and ductwork for the air conditioning. The house also includes two thoroughly remodeled bathrooms.
The house also holds a large, carpeted basement with a sink. The space is currently in use as a craft room, but could be transformed into an additional living space, as the listing notes.
The roughly 2,100-square-foot house sits on a 10,491-square-foot lot. In addition, the ample grounds include fruit trees, a covered rear patio, and a detached garage.
Lastly, the neighborhood is wonderful, there’s no through traffic, no dogs barking and no wild or noisy garage bands practicing.
Listed by Suzanne Wheeler #01044640
This article originally appeared on CurbedLA.com