Tour Six Private Vintage Homes in Monrovia This Sunday

Monrovia Historic Homes Tour - Main
Photography by Larry Marotta

36th Annual Monrovia Historic Homes Tour
May 6th, from 10am to 4pm

Visit six private vintage homes that embody the charm and character of Monrovia’s neighborhoods. Housing styles on the tour this year include Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Minimal Traditional. Docents will be on hand to share each home’s history and make the past come alive. Also open will be the Monrovia Historical Museum and the Anderson House Museum. The tour is sponsored by the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group.

Podley agents
Vicky Hansen, Brittany Hansen Kallin & Wendy Gruber will be at the Spanish Colonial Revival handing out Podley popcorn & lemonade. Stop by and say hello!


Monrovia Historic Homes Tour Map

Tickets:  Adults: $20 / Seniors (65+): $15 / Teens: $10 / Free admission for ages 12 & under
Purchase online tickets at


Please note the following ticket deadlines:

Fri, May 4: Available online until 10pm
Sat, May 5:
Available in person at Dollmakers’ Kattywompus until 3pm.
Sun, May 6: Available in person only at the Monrovia Historical Museum, beginning 9:30 am!



After taking the tour, make sure to check out these local Monrovia favorites!

Monrovia Historic Homes - LuMar

Cafe Lu Mar

Cozy cafe, and one of the few places in Southern California to try authentic, delicious Croatian food


Monrovia Historic Homes - Jakes

Jake’s Roadhouse

A down home American classic specializing in pancakes, BBQ & more


Monrovia Historic Homes - Local

The Dollmakers’ Kattywompus

A true local institution selling toys, gifts & music lessons, along with sidewalk concerts every Friday




Posted on May 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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Art of the Garden Returns April 15th

Art of the Garden - Main

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.

$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!

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Posted on March 23, 2018 at 9:36 am
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July 2017 Events Calendar

July 2017

Celebrate 4th of July

Memorial Park > Times Vary
3: Pre-party with family picnic, beer garden & live music from Groovy Lemon Pie!
4: Firecracker Fun Run, Women’s Club Breakfast, Grand Marshall Derek Podrebarac leads the parade & community picnic!

CRESCENTA VALLEY High School > 4-8:30PM
4: Annual fireworks show with live music, food trucks & plenty of fun for the whole family!

Library Park > 3PM, Music: 7-8:30PM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Monrovia’s FREE celebration with live music, entertainment & a fireworks show.

Rose Bowl Stadium > Military Spouse Day of Pampering: 10AM, Family Fun Zone: 2PM, Performances: 7PM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Don’t miss this world-renowned fireworks show & entertainment at America’s Stadium.

Lacy Park > 7AM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Patriotic event with food, fun zone, parade, entertainment & fireworks!

Locations Vary > 7AM-4PM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Pancake breakfast, a parade showcasing the balloons & a fireworks display at night.


Music in the Park

Farnsworth Park > 7PM
8: The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
15: The Down Beat Express
22: Bleeding Harp

29: Who’s Next

Finkbiner Park > 6PM

2: The Wise Guys Big Band Machine
9: The Answer to Classic Rock
16: Calistoga Falls
23: The Moon Rays
30: The Bontempo Band

Memorial Park > 6-8PM

2: Pat Benatar Tribute
9: Jack Lance Big Band
16: Conductorless Chamber Orchestra
23: Brian Lynn Jones & The Misfit Cowboys
30: 80’s Night Past Action Heroes

Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park
Every Thurs-Sun
> Times Vary

Visit for concert and time info

Memorial Park > 6-8PM

2: Corie Cable Kidder
9: Larry Larson
16: JJ Jukebox
23: Skinny Ties

Garfield Park > 5-7PM

9: The Grateful Dads
16: The Fabulous Esquires Band
23: Escape
30: Robert Sarzo


Movie Nights Under the Stars

Finkbiner Park, GLENDORA > Sundown

5: Sing
12: Moana
19: Cool Runnings
26: Finding Dory

Centennial Square, PASADENA > Music: 7PM, Movie: 8PM

8: Singin’ in the Rain

Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE > Dusk

14: Finding Dory
28: A Dog’s Purpose

Corporate Center, PASADENA > Music: 6PM, Movie: 8:30PM

15: Fast & Furious 6

MONROVIA > Opens: 7PM, Movie: 8PM

15: Finding Dory (Rotary Park)
29: Zootopia (Station Square Park)

Music: 6:30PM, Movie: 8:30PM

1: Goonies (Victory Park, PASADENA)
22: The Sandlot (Brand Park, GLENDALE)
29: The Hunger Games (Central Park, GLENDALE)


Fun in the Community

Lake Avenue Church, PASADENA > 6-8PM

14 & 28: FREE event featuring classic cars, burgers, music and a raffle.

GLENDORA Public Library > 6PM

15: Enjoy a wonderful evening of fine dining, unique auctions & dancing under the stars.

Brand Blvd., GLENDALE > 5:30-10:30PM

15: FREE all-ages event with over 400 cars on display. Live music, fireworks & more!

Loma Alta Park, ALTADENA > 12-5PM

29: Excellent BBQ, fresh, locally grown food, raffle prizes, garden tours, great music & more!

Old Town MONROVIA > 7-10PM

29: Annual event where you can shop, sample local cuisine & enjoy live music.




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Podley Shreds 58,000+ lbs. of Paper at the 5th Annual Shred Event!

Podley Properties hosted its 5th annual company-wide Spring Cleaning Shred Event at five office locations, offering this valuable service for free to our clients and community each year. While enjoying coffee, donuts and other refreshments, residents watched on-site trucks safely shred an estimated over 29 tons of paper! That’s more than the combined weight of 3 T-Rexs!

“We are pleased to offer this valuable service for our clients and Community each year. It delights us on how well it is received and appreciated!” stated Ed Afsharian, Manager of the Podley Properties Pasadena office. “We always want to provide important and interactive opportunities or our clients and community.”

Thank you to all the agents who volunteered their time and made this another successful event. We look forward to seeing you all next year, and would like to wish you a clean and green spring!



Podley Shred Event 2017 TOTAL: 58,720 lbs.
Glendora: 15,480 lbs.
La Cañada: 12,180 lbs.
Monrovia: 10,060 lbs.
Pasadena: 12,980 lbs.
Sierra Madre: 8,020 lbs.


Visit our Facebook Page for additional photos from the event!

See a video created by Rob Weise from the Pasadena office!



Posted on April 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm
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Art of the Garden Returns April 23rd

From farmhouse to formal, Mid-Century to Craftsman Bungalow and beyond, the 2017 Art of the Garden Tour sponsored by Creative Arts Group showcases more architectural styles than ever before.

Whether you resonate to exuberant displays of colorful flowers, manicured neoclassical landscapes, casual gardens designed specifically for life with our canine companions or the subtle palette of arid and sun-loving perennial landscapes, enjoy inspiration at the Art of the Garden. This curated selection of gardens exemplifies the best in outdoor design.

Creative Arts Group’s 23rd annual garden tour will take place on the 23rd of April, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm. 5 private gardens in Sierra Madre, Altadena and Pasadena open their gates for this self-guided tour. 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. The works this year are truly fantastic, and are definitely not to be missed!

Tickets:  $30.00 presale or $35 the day of the tour.  Additionally, Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, or by calling 626-355-8350, 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!

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Posted on March 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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