Cool Off This August // SGV Events Calendar

Summer Movie Series

 

Arcadia
Memorial Park > Times Vary
2: Cars 3
9: Lego Ninjago
arcadiaca.gov

 

Pasadena
Villa-Parke > 7:30pm
2: Lego Ninjago
9: Early Man

cityofpasadena.net

 

Monrovia
Sundown
4: Library Park > Back to the Future
11: Kiwanis Park > CoCo
cityofmonrovia.org

 

Street Food Cinema
5:30-11pm
4: Pasadena > The Mask
11: Glendale > Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
18: Pasadena > Casablanca
25: Arcadia > Bridesmaids
streetfoodcinema.com

 

Sierra Madre
Memorial Park > 8pm
10: A Wrinkle in Time
17: Coco
cityofsierramadre.com

 

Rooftop Cinema Series
6-11pm
18: Jurrasic Park
25: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
southlakeavenue.org

 

 

Summer Concerts

 

Sierra Madre
Memorial Park > 6-8pm
5: Pat O’Brien & The Priests of Love.
12: The Skinny Ties
cityofsierramadre.com

 

Glendora
Finkbiner Park Bandshell > 6pm
5: Full Petty Fever
cityofglendora.org

 

La Cañada Flintridge
Memorial Park > 6-8pm
5: Woodie & The Longboards
12: Brian Lynn Jones & The Misfit Cowboys
19: Pacific Coast Highway
26: Hot August Nights
lcf.ca.gov

 

Altadena
Farnsworth Park > 7pm
4: Deja Vu
11: Upstream
18: Greg & The Gallows
25: The Blue Breeze Band
facebook.com/altadenasheriffsstation

 

Arcadia
City Hall West Lawn > 6:30pm
2: Yard Sale
9: Cash Up Front
arcadiaca.gov

 

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

 

Pasadena
Villa-Parke > 5:30-7:30pm
11: Latin Fiesta
cityofpasadena.net


Norton Simon Museum
> 5-6pm

4: Debussy: The Painter of Sound
11: Baroque, Classical & Romantic Traditions
25: I See You, I Hear You: Santoor, Tabla, Raga
nortonnsimon.org

 

 

Summer Festivities

 

Friday Night Twilight
Glendora Village > 6-8pm
3: Moonlight Madness Sale
10: Mystery Event in the Bus Plaza
17:
50’s Night
24: Game Night
31: Community Giveback Charity Event

glendoravillage.com

 

Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival
Memoral Park > 7:30pm
3, 4, 11 & 18: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
sierrashakes.com

 

End of Summer Carnival
Eisenhower Park, Arcadia > 10am-2pm
8: “Greatest carnival on Earth.” Play carnival games & win kid-friendly prizes!
arcadiaca.gov

 

Arboretum Summer Nights
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia > 5-8pm
10: Crafts, live music, food trucks, lawn games & more in a natural, serene setting.
arboretum.org

 

Classic Car Nights
Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena > 6-8pm
10 & 24: Classic car show with burgers, live music, a raffle & all-ages fun. 24th will feature the annual Chili Cook-Off!
lakeave.org

 

Playhouse District Third Thursdays
Pasadena Playhouse District > 6-9pm
16: See, hear & play! Featuring music, dancing, art, food specials, games & more.
playhousedistrict.com

 

Flashback Car & Motorcycle Show
Glendora Village > 6-11pm
18: 31st Annual classic car show featuring trucks, hot rods, a kids’ fun zone & incredible food.
flashbackinfo.org

 

Play Music on the Porch Day
Altadena Library > 4-6pm
25: Jam with local musicians on a beautiful summer afternoon. All skill levels welcome!
altadenalibrary.org

 

Narrated Tours of Historic Monrovia
Monrovia Community Center > 10-11:30am
25: Guided tour with city historian & storyteller extraordinaire, Steve Baker.
cityofmonrovia.org

 

End of Summer Celebration
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada > 5:30-10pm
29: The gardens stay open late for this end of summer celebration. Cold drinks, music & more!
descansogardens.org

 

 

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Posted on July 20, 2018 at 10:57 am
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Glimpse of the 2018 Colorado Street Bridge Party!

A small glimpse of our day yesterday at the 2018 Colorado Street Bridge Party. Every other year residents of Pasadena gather to celebrate the majestic #coloradobridge in #pasadena Great time hanging out with our Podley Properties peeps. Fortunate to work for such an amazing company!

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Repost by Andrew Carbajal

 

Colorado Street Bridge - 2

Pictured: Alan & Rob Weise, Nick Frias // Tom Bowers, Nick Frias, Margit Arrobio, Todd Hays & Edward Afsharian

 

 

 

 

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 8:47 am
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The Colorado Street Bridge Party is Back!

Colorado Street Bridge - Main

Saturday, July 14th from 6-11:30pm


The Pasadena Heritage Foundation cordially invites you to the Colorado Street Bridge Party, Pasadena’s biggest and best block party on the world-famous historic Colorado Street Bridge. The biennial event is a night of music, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, beverages, food and more. Our very own Podley Properties agents will be volunteering at the Beer & Wine booth – don’t forget to stop by and say hello!

 

 

Colorado Street Bridge Party - Info

Advanced Tickets are available for purchase here

Adults: $20
Children: $10
Children Under 7: Free!

 

Tickets will also be available for purchase in person the day of the event

Adults: $25
Children: $12

 

 

 

View our July Events Calendar  for more events taking place across the San Gabriel Valley!

Colorado Street Bridge - July Events

 

 

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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Pam Franklin Cycles, Raises Money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Pam Franklin - Cycle 1

June 3rd, 2018

Pam Franklin participated in the 27th Annual “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe,” a charity cycling event for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). The awe-inspiring ride was a 100-mile ring around Lake Tahoe, through California and Nevada, with spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and more.

Pam Franklin - Tahoe 1 Pam Franklin - Cycle 2 Pam Franklin - Tahoe 3

Pam trained several months for this event with an organization called Team in Training, a national fundraising arm of LLS. With her hard work and dedicated efforts, she was able to raise $5,130, nearly twice her stated goal. And, as a group, Team in Training raised over $4,000,000!

 

These donations will help fund treatments that save lives every day. These include immunotherapy, which uses a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. We are extremely proud of Pam for her tireless efforts in support of this life-saving work.

Pam Franklin - Cycle Fun

“Thanks to all the wonderful, generous Podley agents and staff who supported my effort!” – Pam

 

Pam Franklin

626.864.3606
pam.franklin@podley.com
#01908927

 

 

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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Robb Buzzini: Community Coach and Realtor®

Robb Buzzini - Coach


Coaching has always been something that Robb Buzzini has gravitated towards. He applies his great coaching skills to his business, coaching and guiding his clients through their real estate transactions.


Following high school, Robb served as an Assistant Coach for his high school in Santa Rosa. He also coached a basketball team for the Boys and Girls Club for ages 15-18.
After moving to Pasadena in 2010, Robb served as Head Coach of the JV baseball team at St. John Bosco School in Bellflower.


This past year Robb has coached 4 youth teams that his children, Avery (8) & Jack (5) play on: 6U Soccer for AYSO Region 13, Kinder Co-Ed, first & second grade girls for Upward Basketball in Pasadena and Tee-Ball for Central Altadena Little League.


“I always look for ways our teams can be better” says Robb. “Whether that was strategy or simply knowing the rules, I wanted everyone on my team to be prepared.”
Robb remembers what his Little League coach told him at 11 years old. That he was an extension of him on the field,  earning him the nickname “Coach.” He was prouder of that than any on the field accomplishment. It is something Robb still applies to his life today.


For Robb, the thrill of helping a child get their first hit, make a basket, or score a goal matches the thrill of helping a first time home buyer or seller achieve their goals.

 

 

Robb Buzzini

626.639.1626
robb.buzzini@podley.com
#02028310

 

 

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 11:22 am
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Podley Pasadena Supports the PFAR Charitable Foundation!


Back: Jim Rock, Diane Scalzo, Ed Afsharian, Jules Ibrao, Eddie Ramirez
Front: Michele Giffin, MJ Gravel, Rob Weise, Ellie Viray, Pam Franklin, Cynthia Tilleman

June 21, 2018

The PFAR® Charitable Foundation hosted their 27th annual Charity Wine Tasting and Auction in Altadena. This event is a wonderful opportunity for real estate professionals to come together in creating a better community. Proceeds from the event went to benefit local charities. We would like to thank all of the Realtors for supporting this event. And an extra special thank you is in order for PFAR Charitable Foundation Co-Chair Michele Giffin for helping to make the event such a success! 

 

Visit PFAR.org or more info on upcoming charitable events

 

PFAR Charitable Foundation - Taste of Old PAS

 

 

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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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

 

Dancing Under the Stars
The Paseo, Pasadena
Dance Lesson: 7-7:30pm, Music: 7:30-9:30pm
20 & 27: 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 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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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
>
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
>
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
>
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
>
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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