Having grown up in Glendora and graduating from Glendora High School, Marianna Valdivia is very familiar with Glendora and the surrounding areas. She has always had an interest in real estate, and for the last 10 years she has worked in escrow. This experience in escrow helps Marianna to have a deeper understanding of the buying and selling process than most agents.
She loves to help people, and takes great pride and pleasure in helping clients in selling their current home or finding and buying their dream home. Marianna knows how stressful the home buying process can be. She makes the extra effort to let her clients know that they can trust her, and to provide the easiest experience as possible every step of the way.
Marianna is married with three children; two boys, five and three, and a stepdaughter who is sixteen.
Priscilla Nelson grew up in Chino, California, where her father was a pastor at a local church serving the quaint community. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from U.C. Riverside, she worked in cancer research at world-renowned City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte. She developed a love for real estate while living in beautiful Pasadena, California. The architectural significance of the homes and neighborhoods fueled her passion, and in 2011 she obtained her real estate license.
As a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley, Priscilla will use her insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice and utilize the latest marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers.
Priscilla’s choice to partner with Podley Properties was an easy one to make. As a locally-based company, Podley Properties has a collaborative team that is knowledgeable enough to bring a supportive, personal experience to every transaction and established enough to be known for having an impeccable reputation and many years of experience in the communities it serves. Every transaction has the support of the company’s collective resources and expertise.
In her free time, Priscilla loves being with friends and family. She enjoys exploring new restaurants, seeing her favorite music artists perform, and participating in regional 5k/10K events.
Love is in the Air
7 | Pen Pal Valentines
MONROVIA Public Library
3:30-4:30pm > Kids of all ages can craft their own unique Valentines for their favorite book character!
8 | Wine, Dine & Dance
SAN GABRIEL Mission Playhouse
7-9pm > Bring your Valentine for a FREE Latin dance lesson! Complimentary food & wine, and a DJ!
10-11, 17-18 | Shakespeare’s Love Scenes
Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
11am & 1pm > Ensemble Shakespeare Theater performs your favorite Shakespearian love scenes in the garden!
11 | My Valentine
Norton Simon Museum, PASADENA
1:30-2:30pm > Gather ideas for a Valentine’s Day card as you explore works about family, friendship & love.
16 | 48th Annual Wine & Cuisine Tasting
Alverno’s Villa Del Sol de Oro, SIERRA MADRE
7-9:30pm > Support the Sierra Madre Library at this fundraiser with wines from across California.
Lunar New Year
10 | Lunar New Year Festival
SAN GABRIEL Mission District
11am-8pm > Celebrate with food trucks, vendor booths, kids’ activities, chalk art walk & FREE entertainment.
10 | Chinese New Year Celebration
ARCADIA Public Library
2:30-4pm > All ages are invited to celebrate the Year of the Dog with fun stories, activities & a festive craft.
17-18 | Chinese New Year Festival
Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
10am-5pm > Celebrate the Year of the Dog in the garden with dancers, martial arts, Chinese music & more.
Arts & Entertainment
Thru March 4 | Nothing is the Same
SIERRA MADRE Playhouse
5-7:30PM > The story of four children in 1940s Hawaii whose lives are forever changed when they are forced into the terrifying reality of bombers, teargas and bigotry.
10 | Not Exactly The Price Is Right
La Fetra Center, GLENDORA
5-7:30PM > Come on down & play similar games to those on the show we all know & love.
10 | Whiskey Sunday Live!
ALTADENA Coffee Gallery Backstage
7PM > Whiskey Sunday combines their shared roots of Irish folk, with Americana, Prairie winds & riverside hymns!
17 | Artist Salon
Myrtle Tree Cafe, MONROVIA
6-9:30PM > A night of entertainment from your local musicians & writers. Enjoy with your wine & dinner!
23 | Improv Workshop for Teens
SIERRA MADRE Public Library
6-7pm > Hollywood’s famed Comedy Sportz Program visits Sierra Madre for a one-night only improv workshop.
24 | Great Trivia Challenge 26
Felix Event Center, AZUSA Pacific University
2pm > Take part in this exciting competition & enjoy the delectable desserts!
25-27 | Macbeth
LA CAÑADA Playhouse
7pm > This terrifying tale of deception & murder warns of unbridled ambition. FREE admission.
26 | Happy Feet
MONROVIA Public Library
6-8pm > Emperor penguins sing a unique “heartsong” to attract a mate. Mumble can’t sing, but he can tap dance!
from the Earth
3 | Sowing and Saving Seeds for Natives
ALTADENA Main Library
10AM-12PM > Expert gardener Krystal Rains teaches how to best collect & save native seeds for your garden.
11 | Mushroom Fair
LA County Arboretum, ARCADIA
10am-4:30pm > Enjoy demonstrations on growing, cooking & identifying mushrooms. Bring & identify your own!
Giving back is a very important part of our membership in the community. Podley Properties is proud to have participated in the Union Rescue Mission Coat Drive this holiday season.
Each year the Union Rescue Mission holds a winter coat drive to help provide warm, lightly used winter coats to those who need them most. This year Podley Properties provided over 200 coats to the drive!
Wondering how you can help? Click here for 6 ways that you can make a difference in your community.
Have an extra coat in your closet?
Let’s help those less fortunate this cold winter season by donating new or slightly used coats to the Union Rescue Mission — a local charity organization assisting the homeless.
Every year communities across the San Gabriel Valley host their own community Halloween and trick or treating events. Podley Properties is proud to participate in these events alongside the rest of the community. You can find the information for this year’s events below. We look forward to seeing you! All events take place on October 31st.
Halloween at One Colorado
5:00pm–8:00pm > Bring your costumed ghosts and ghoulies to trick-or-treat store-to-store in Old Pasadena. Look for our Ambassador Guides and friendly characters who will be handing out treats, greeting our visitors, and posing for photos.
Glendora Village Halloween Walk & Carnival
Walk: 10am-2pm, Carnival: 5-8pm > Trick-or-treat around the village. Stay for games, food, prizes and more!
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Trick-or-Treat Along Foothill Blvd.
3-5pm > Stop by Podley Properties: 846 Foothill Blvd. and trick-or-treat at other participating merchants along the Blvd. decorated in seasonal decor.
Old Town Monrovia Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Bash
3-6pm > Enjoy an afternoon filled with ghoulish fun of trick-or-treating, costume contests & more. Don’t forget to register your furry friend in the Dog Costume Contest!
Downtown Sierra Madre Trick-or-Treat & Costume Parade
3:30-6:30pm > Stop by Podley Properties: 30 N. Baldwin Ave. Halloween festivities held at Memorial Park with a costume contest for ages 1-14.
Art & Entertainment
7:30PM > Enjoy spooky short plays from one of the best LA theater productions. unboundproductions.org
ALTADENA, Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
SAT: 8PM, SUN: 2PM & TUE: 7:30PM
4 Classic Twilight Zone episodes are performed. Reception following matinee. jewishsgpv.org
ARCADIA, Clarke Center
OCT 13 | ART NIGHT PASADENA
OCT 23-28 | HALLOWEEN CRAFT WEEK
10AM-8PM > Get into a spooky mood with Halloween crafts at the library. cityofglendora.org
GLENDORA, Public Library
11AM-5PM > Culinary celebration with delicious food, cooking demos, live music & more! southlakeavenue.org
PASADENA, Corporate Center
9AM-5PM > Celebrate Japanese art & culture with this family-friendly festival. Advanced tickets required. descansogardens.org
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, Descanso Gardens
5-8PM > Local merchants & restaurants will participate in a festival of food, music & spirits. tastemonrovia.com
MONROVIA, 602 S. Myrtle Ave.
TIMES VARY > Bus & walking tours, presentations, antiques & decorative arts sale. pasadenaheritage.org
PASADENA, Various Locations
OCT 7 | OKTOBERFEST
12-11PM > Stop by to see some of our La Cañada agents man the barrels at Glendale & the Foothills’ largest event of the year!
MONTROSE, 2300-2400 Honolulu Ave.
OCT 7 | TOUR THE SCARECROWS
TIMES VARY > FREE bus & walking tour of scarecrows in Sierra Madre. Register early! creativeartsgroup.org
SIERRA MADRE, 108 N. Baldwin Ave.
OCT 21 | HALLOWEEN FUN RUN
7AM Check-in > 5K Run/Walk & Kids Pumpkin Fun Run – All ages welcome and bring your best holiday attire! crescentavalleychamber.org
LA CRESCENTA, Two Strike Park
Sponsored by Podley Agent, Agnes Streb-Konefat
OCT 21 | PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
10AM-4PM > 25th annual pumpkin patch including food, games, crafts, pony rides & more! cityofglendora.org
GLENDORA, Centennial Heritage Park
OCT 21 | SANTA ANITA PUMPKIN PATCH
12-4PM > Pumpkin patch with family fun zone & infield activities for your little jockeys. santaanita.com
ARCADIA, Santa Anita Racetrack
OCT 27-28 | HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING CONTEST
TIMES VARY > Community youth paint local business windows throughout the downtown area. cityofsierramadre.com
SIERRA MADRE, Civic Club
3-5PM > Stop by Podley Properties & other participating merchants to trick-or-treat!
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, 846 Foothill Blvd.
OCT 31 | OLD TOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT & HALLOWEEN BASH
3-6PM > Enjoy an afternoon of ghoulish fun for the entire family! cityofmonrovia.org
MONROVIA, Old Town
OCT 31 | ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
5-8PM > Trick-or-treat around the village. Stay for games, food, prizes & more! cityofsierramadre.com
GLENDORA, Finkbiner Park
OCT 31 | SIERRA MADRE COSTUME PARADE
3:30PM > Trick-or-Treating; 5:30PM > After trick-or-treating, participate in a Halloween costume parade led by the local fire department. cityofsierramadre.com
SIERRA MADRE, Kersting Court to Memorial Park
OCT 31 | TRUNK-OR-TREAT
5:30-8:30PM > Enjoy trick-or-treating from car trunks while also enjoying carnival games, prizes & photo booth. rocklaverne.com
LA VERNE, Rock of the Foothills Church
Outside Fairs & Festivals
TIMES VARY > POMONA Fairplex
Annual event featuring entertainment, crafts, rides, fair food & much more! Closed Mon & Tues. lacountyfair.com
FREE event inviting artists, performers & local vendors to activate Downtown Glendale. openartsmusic.com
3-day event featuring authentic Greek food, music & entertainment. pasadenagreekfest.org
Glendorafest is an annual beer tasting event with local craft brews, food trucks & live music. glendorafest.com
Traditional Chinese celebration with music, entertainment, signature moon cakes & more festival treats. arboretum.org
Get a Taste & Enjoy the Show
8PM > Fremont Centre Threatre, SOUTH PASADENA
BAND: 6:30PM, MOVIE: 8PM
2: Jaws (Victory Park, PASADENA)
16: The Princess Bride (Library Park, GLENDALE)
A great Saturday night outdoors with a movie, food trucks & live music. Dog friendly. eatseehear.com
Bring the family to Monday Movie Night & enjoy freshly popped popcorn! cityofmonrovia.org
Enjoy wine, beer, spirit tastings, and samples from local restaurants & caterers. 21+. altadenalibrary.org
Stroll through the Arboretum, taste the local flavors & sip wine under the stars. 21+. tasteofarcadia.com
Fun for the Family
Take a walk to see what’s happening in the gardens this season. FREE with admission. descansogardens.org
TGIF – Play board games with friends, family & neighbors! altadenalibrary.org
Have fun learning how to bring your scarecrow to life at this annual FREE workshop! creativeartsgroup.org
Bring the family, meet the neighbors & play board games together. cityofsierramadre.com
A morning of hands-on gardening for the whole family. Learn the basics of digging, watering & sowing seeds. descansogardens.org
Great overnight event with s’mores, hikes, story time & fun-filled activities. Dinner & breakfast provided. monroviacc.com
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!
Podley Properties agents love their communities, and nothing exemplifies that like the way that they went out to celebrate on the Fourth of July! Below are photos from some of those celebrations. We are already looking forward to next year!
SIERRA MADRE Fourth of July Parade
PASADENA Americafest at the Rose Bowl
This year’s Americafest was just as grand as ever! Along with the incredible fireworks display, the 91st annual show’s pyrotechnics honored the 20-year anniversary of NASA’s Pathfinder mission. That spacecraft was designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, less than 10 minutes from the Rose Bowl.
MONROVIA Fourth of July Celebration
This year Monrovia’s Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks show featured live music by Night Owl, a decorating contest and of course, a fireworks show! Photos courtesy of Pasadena Star News.
GLENDORA Area Community Celebrations
Podley Properties’ Rana Madain visited a few of her community’s Fourth of July celebrations, including the annual N. La Ramada party, and the Santa Maria/Hacienda celebration.