Take a Virtual Tour Through this La Viña Oasis
Twilight Open House Thursday, August 17th from 5:30-8pm
Stylish & Sophisticated | 606 Church Canyon Place, Altadena 91001
606ChurchCanyon.com | Offered at: $2,400,000
Twilight Open Thursday, August 17th, from 5:30-8pm
Escape to your very own oasis atop La Viña’s highest cul-de-sac. This elegant estate provides an abundance of privacy, miles of unobstructed views, and a host of luxurious amenities that make this home stunning. Upon entry, vaulted nine-foot ceilings and crown moulding capture one’s attention. Downstairs, three fireplaces provide an aura of warmth and intimacy. The gourmet kitchen, equipped with a large center island, granite counter tops, and a butler’s pantry, connects openly to the expanded family and informal morning rooms. The custom extension of the family room provides numerous French doors to the backyard, creating an ideal space for entertaining. Upstairs offers three bedrooms and a loft space perfect for a private office, play room, or teenage retreat
Additionally, the master suite includes a balcony overlooking the San Gabriel Valley, a spacious walk-in closet with new built-ins, and a luxurious bathroom with dual sinks, soaking tub, and a separate stall shower. Many upgrades, such as the hand-distressed wood flooring of the staircase and upstairs, travertine marble floors, and Andersen windows and doors, enhance the home’s elegance. The true luster, however, lies uncorked in the walk-in wine cellar enclosed by stone and mahogany. Is there a better way to enjoy the view of distant Catalina Island than poolside with friends and a glass of wine from your own cellar? Welcome home to 606 Church Canyon, your sanctuary in the city.
| Home Features
La Viña Features
5BR/4.5BA | Built 2002 | 5,189 Sq. Ft. on a 12,449 Sq. Ft. Lot (Buyer to Verify)
Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement & anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved back-to-school tips.
Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.
If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.
Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with the environment will help them avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet their teacher, find their desk, or explore the playground.
With an older child, you might ask them to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh their memory and yours.
Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help them feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.
School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let them practice using supplies that they have not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so they will be comfortable using them in class.
Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.
Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.
Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.
This article originally appeared on pbs.org
Cheri Hsu is a residential real estate agent helping those who want to buy, sell or relocate. Cheri assists clients who have the need to search for the right sales associates throughout U.S. and over 65 countries. She also works with a commercial broker in helping clients engage in commercial leases, sales and purchases.
Cheri’s specialty is in providing an intimate knowledge of the unique communities that make up the San Gabriel Valley and Foothills communities. Additionally, she is fluent in English and Mandarin, and has lived in the community for 25+ years.
Furthermore, as a REALTOR®, Cheri brings a wide range of financial expertise to her clients, having worked as a credit analyst for two Southern California banks and as a credit and risk management analyst with Southern California Edison for 17 years. This level of experience is unique and is one of the many qualities that make Cheri outstanding in her role as a real estate professional.
1930s Glendale House is a Slice of Suburbia for $769K
1406 Alameda Avenue, Glendale 91201
1406Alameda.com | Offered at: $769,000 | Open Sat & Sun 1-4pm
This two-bedroom house on 1406 Alameda Avenue is pretty much a little nugget of suburbia. Built in 1939, the two-bedroom is located in Glendale. Plus, it has a manageable lawn and a backyard pool—it might as well come with kids and a dog.
The interiors have been updated, most noticeably in the kitchen, where there are marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, and a butcher block-topped center island. The living room hosts a crop of windows. Flowing into those two spaces is a large dining room.
The lone bathroom features retro pink and red tile, and a separate shower and bathtub. In the rear yard, there’s a large pool, a covered patio, and a mural painted on the detached garage.
Last sold in 2009 for $525,000, public records show, the house is now asking $769,000.
Listed by: Joanne Martin & June Vickers CalBRE# 00468359 & #01024779
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
Adam’s many years in the real estate industry include roles such as broker associate, property manager, teacher, and trainer. His passion for the real estate industry is combined with an approachable demeanor and a broad-minded attitude. As a native Angeleno, Adam has a long history in the community and an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and local neighborhoods.
Podley Properties is proud to serve La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding Crescenta Valley communities. Congratulations Adam!
In honor of Adam’s new role, the La Cañada Flintridge office held a special welcoming party. Photos of the event are below.
Sierra Madre Craftsman Bungalow with Pleasant Yard Seeks $1.5M
310 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Sierra Madre 91024
310NSunnyside.com | Offered at: $1,499,000
This sweet Craftsman in Sierra Madre is just lovely. The house, built in 1921, is clad in redwood exterior siding and has an oversized front door. And, inside, there is a lot more glorious wood: white oak floors, wainscoting of mahogany, fir and redwood. French doors and casement windows abound.
The house’s three bedrooms are spacious and bright, and the bathrooms all feature vintage-looking tilework.
Saltillo tiles cover the floor of the dining room, which over looks the spacious rear yard. The house sits on a nearly 11,000-square-foot lot that includes a spa and views of the San Gabriel Mountains nearby.
The house in the foothills last sold in 1979 for $97,500. It’s now listed for $1.499 million.
Listed by: Cathy Crockett CalBRE# 00597561
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
Simple Tips for Saving Water Outdoors
Help conserve water during the summer heat when water use is at its highest with these water-saving tips! While using water efficiently is important throughout the year, sometimes the timing of water use can make a big difference for community water supplies — and your water bill. Experts estimate that 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to overwatering.
Is your region experiencing below average rainfall this summer? You may be in a drought! Visit the Drought & WaterSense page for helpful information on droughts and what you can do to help your community.
For more information & water-saving tips to, visit epa.gov
Take a virtual walk through this new North Glendora Masterpiece with Podley agent, Christian Cole.
Outdoor Movie Series
Finkbiner Park > SUNDOWN
2: Lego Batman
City Hall West Lawn > 6:30PM
4: Toy Story
11: Kubo and the Two Strings
EAT | SEE | HEAR
PASADENA > Music: 7PM, Movie: 8PM
5: Mean Girls (Centennial Square)
25: Depeche Mode (Rose Bowl)
Memorial Park > DUSK
18: Beauty and the Beast
Corporate Center PASADENA > DJ: 6PM, Movie: 8:15PM
Food & snacks available for purchase
12: Top Gun
Grand Avenue Park > Open: 7PM, Movie: 8PM
Enjoy an evening of fun in the great outdoors.
STREET FOOD CINEMA
Music 6:30PM, Movie: 8:30PM
19: Selena (Los Angeles)
26: 50 First Dates (Glendale)
ALTADENA Library > 3:30PM
25: Beauty and the Beast
Music in the Park
Farnsworth Park > 7PM
5: The Tuners (Radio Hits)
12: Upstream (Reggae)
19: Kings of 88 (Piano Rock)
26: Nowhere Man (Beatles Tribute)
City Hall West Lawn > 6:30PM
Food and drinks available for purchase
3: Swing Cats (Big Band & Swing)
10: Cold Duck (70s & Top 40)
LA ARBORETUM > 5:30PM
19: Gershwin & Friends
Finkbiner Park Bandshell > 6PM
6: Raymond Michael (Elvis Tribute)
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Memorial Park > 6-8PM
6: Hollywood U2 (U2 Tribute)
13: DSB (Journey Tribute)
20: Pacific Coast Highway (Light Rock)
27: Hot August Night (Neil Diamond Tribute)
Every Sat & Sun > 7-8:30PM
SATURDAYS: Station Square Park
SUNDAYS: Library Park
Visit cityofmonrovia.org for the full concert line-up
Visit levittpavilionpasadena.org for concert and time info
Memorial Park > 6-8PM
6: GEM City Jazz Cats (Big Band)
13: Pat O’Brien and the Priest of Love (Rock)
20: Cash Up Front (Johnny Cash Tribute)
Get Your Motor Runnin’
CLASSIC CARS NIGHT
Lake Avenue Church, PASADENA > 6-8PM
11 & 25: Families & friends share a warm summer evening of fuel, fun & fellowship. The 7th annual Chili Cook-Off will take place on August 25th.
COMMUNITY SUMMER DANCE NIGHT
ARCADIA Performing Arts Center > 7-9:30PM
12: FREE event for the community with karaoke & dancing under the stars.
LUAU DANCE FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATION
LA VERNE Community Center > 6-9PM
18: Fun-filled dance party with a DJ, fun decor & refreshments.
ANNUAL FLASHBACK CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
GLENDORA Village > 6-11PM
19: Classic trucks, hot rods, fun zone & food.
Fun in the Community
CHALK-FUL OF FUN DAY
PASADENA Musuem of History > 1-4PM
6: Chalk art, crafts, make-your-own sundaes & more. FREE!
626 NIGHT MARKET
Santa Anita Racetrack, ARCADIA
11-13: One of the biggest festivals of the year with food, entertainment & more!
MONROVIA WINE WALK
Old Town MONROVIA > 3PM
26: Stroll through Old Town while sampling wine & enjoying live music.
END OF SUMMER FESTIVAL
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE > 5-10PM
30: Stay in the gardens late for an end of summer celebration!