1-Jan 6th | Magical Lantern Art Festival
Los Angeles County Arboretum
5:30-10pm > An evening in the Moonlight Forest of magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, nature & more!
2-4 | Creative Arts Group Art Festival
Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre
Fri: 7-9pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-4pm > Curated art festival with refreshments, music & live demos.
3 | La Fetra Boutique
La Fetra Center, Glendora
9am-4pm > Get a head start on holiday shopping with crafts & decor from 40+ vendors. Proceeds go to La Fetra Center.
3 | Art Night With Friends
Craft School, Altadena
7-10pm > Relax, unwind from the week, & hang out with friends while doing art; drawing skills not required!
3-4 | Glendale Health Festival
Pacific Community Center, Glendale
Sat: 6am-6pm; Sun: 6am-2pm > Free flu shots, blood work, cancer screenings, medical consultations & more.
8-9 | Arboretum Gift Shop Holiday Open House
LA County Arboretum Gift Shop
9am-4:30pm > The gift shop is decked out in its holiday finery. Enjoy festive shopping with refreshments & more.
9-11 | Annual Craftsman Weekend
Locations Across Pasadena
Times Vary > Largest celebration of the Craftsman Movement in the west! Bus/walking tours, crafts sale & more.
9-11, 17-18 | Bus Stop
Haugh Performing Arts Center, Glendora
7pm > A snowstorm leaves weary bus travelers stranded at a roadside diner in this dramatic, romantic comedy.
13 | Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas
Altadena Public Library
7:30-8:30pm > Join the author for a lecture & slideshow on the history
& mythos of this misunderstood Alpine creature.
16 | Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting
6-9pm > Santa arrives in the Village, bringing Christmas tree lighting, carriage rides & more.
17 | Elves’ Faire
Pasadena Waldorf School, Altadena
10am-4pm > The PWS elves create a magical experience for all ages w/games, crafts, shopping & more.
17-18 | Jackalope Art Fair
Central Park, Pasadena
10am-4pm > Purchase holiday gifts from 200+ local artisans & DIY enthusiasts sell their art, crafts & much more.
17- Jan 6th | Enchanted Forest of Light
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
5:30-10pm > Transport yourself with this interactive, nighttime walk through stunning lighting experiences.
18 | Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Along Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
11am > Wacky, unusual & entertaining pageant participants travel down Colorado Boulevard.
19 | Beauty and the Beast
Monrovia Public Library
6-8pm > Disney classic (2017) about an arrogant prince cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds true love.
22 | Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk
Memorial Park, La Cañada Flintridge
5K: 8:30am; Kids’ Run: 9:30am > Community benefit run. Canned & non-perishables are distributed to families in need.
23-Dec 30th | A Christmas Story
Sierra Madre Playhouse
Times Vary > Classic story of Ralphie & his campaign to get a Red Ryder BB rifle for Christmas.
24 | Small Business Saturday & Carriage Rides
All Day > Shop small! Carriage rides & carollers will be there to get us into the holiday spirit.
24 | Autumn Art Walk
Old Town Monrovia
7-10pm > View artist exhibits & attend professional development workshops with the MAFA.
24 | Sierra Madre Winter Festival
Downtown Sierra Madre
12-8pm > Old fashioned winter village with snow, Santa, food & more. Stop by Podley Properties!
Real Estate has been Joshua’s passion for the last 11 years. His positive, energetic personality is contagious, giving him an edge on both sides of the deal because he is a pleasure and easy to work with. As a native Angeleno and seasoned traveler, Joshua is familiar with the geography and has represented both buyers and sellers of homes of varying price points in numerous Los Angeles neighborhoods and surrounding areas. Joshua works relentlessly for his clients and will not rest until he has secured the best deal on their behalf.
As the 8th of 13 children, Joshua is a born negotiator. He has exhibited this skill through numerous successful brokered deals. This fostered strong relationships throughout the industry, granting him the opportunity to represent clients in and out of state ventures, and in over 1,030 exchanges.
Joshua is also family-oriented. He and his beautiful wife have 2 adorable daughters, so his passion for real estate reaches beyond “The Sell”. Joshua’s mission is to help families share in the American Dream and build their futures through home ownership.
Joshua has lived in the Pasadena area for the past 5 years and has become a leader in the luxury real estate market. His morals, ethics and integrity are key characteristics that enhance his reputation and sets him apart.
With her near 20 years experience as a concierge for five diamond properties like the Four Seasons, exceeding clients’ expectations along with being proactive in anticipating clients’ needs. This allows her to thrive as an agent, and allows her to use her connections and multitasking abilities.
With a bachelor’s degree in Film/Television and a minor in fine art, she brings a creative aspect to home buying and selling. In addition, she always sees potential in everything while creating a stress-free, seamless environment for every financial transaction.
Gwen chose Podley Properties because it specializes in the local market. They work hands on with clients and has an amazing support system with a team of experts.
The Arts, Food & More!
6 | Montrose Oktoberfest
Montrose Shopping Park
12-10pm > Live music, rides, games, food & more – and say hello to the Podley agents working the barrels!
12 | Art Night Pasadena
Various Museums Across Pasadena
6-10pm > The city’s most prominent arts & cultural institutions open their doors for free.
13 | Glendorafest
North Glendora Village
5-9pm > Glendora’s 5th Annual beer tasting event with local craft brews, food trucks & live music.
13-14 | Japanese Garden Celebration
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
9am-5pm > Celebrate Japanese arts & culture with this festival with all ages entertainment.
17-Nov 11 | The Woman in Black
Times Vary > Witness Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story that has kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for the past 28 years!
21 | A Taste of Old Town Monrovia
Old Town Monrovia
5-8pm > Local vendors showcase their best offerings in a festival of food, music & spirits.
Trick-or-Treat, Pumpkin Festivals, Scarecrows…Oh My!
1-20 | Sierra Madre Scarecrow Festival
Across Sierra Madre
Times Vary > 1-19: Voting & Judging 5: Kickoff Party 7: Free Scarecrow Bus Tour 20: Winners Announced
4-Nov 10 | Wicked Lit 2018
Mountain View Mausoleum, Altadena
7:30pm & 9:30pm > Enjoy spooky short plays from one of the best LA theater productions.
20 | Santa Anita Pumpkin Patch
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia
12-4pm > Pumpkin patch with a Family Fun Zone for your little jockeys.
20-21, 27-28 | Slightly Spooky Stories
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
11am > Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with a family-friendly telling of your favorite surprising & slightly spooky Halloween stories. Costumes encouraged!
22-27 | Halloween Craft Week
Glendora Public Library
All Day > Get into a spooky mood with Halloween crafts.
26-27 | Halloween Window Painting Contest
Downtown Sierra Madre
26: 2:30-6pm, 27: 7:30-10am > Community youth paint local business windows throughout the downtown area. Judging & awards take place on the 27th.
27 | Off The Page Players: Halloween Tales
Monrovia Public Library
2-3:45pm > Young ghosts & goblins will enjoy these fun & interactive stories.
27-28 | Pumpkin Festival
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena
9:30am-5pm > All are invited to enjoy carnival games, a pumpkin patch & live entertainment.
27-28, 31 | Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration
Times Vary > Pumpkin decorating, costume contests, trick-or-treating & more!
31 | Annual Halloween Carnival
Finkbiner Park, Glendora
5-8pm > Trick-or-treat around the Village. Stay for games, food, prizes & more.
31 | Sierra Madre’s Halloween Happenings
Downtown Sierra Madre
3:30-5pm > Trick-or-Treating 5pm > Costume Parade 5:30pm > Costume Contest
31 | Old Town Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Bash
Library Park, Monrovia
Times Vary > Ghoulish fun for all! Trick-or-treat, costume contest plus a dog costume contest for furry friends.
31 | Trick-or-Treat Along Foothill Blvd.
846 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge
3-5pm > Stop by Podley Properties & other participating merchants to trick-or-treat!
Los Angeles, CA – September 14, 2018
The Purchase Expands the Real Estate Firm’s Geographic Reach in La Cañada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Glendora
Luxury real estate brokerage firm Deasy Penner has agreed to purchase Podley Properties, creating a Southern California network of nearly 300 sales professionals—stretching from Malibu to Palm Springs—and estimated annual sales in excess of $1.6 billion.
“We’re honored to have this opportunity,” said Mike Deasy, Chairman of Deasy Penner. “We have been looking for both the right Westside and Eastside acquisitions for a while. Not only is Podley an exceptional brokerage, with excellent agents and a great reputation, there’s also a very positive cultural alignment between our two firms.”
Deasy Penner is a lifestyle real estate brand focused on providing superior representation to their clients, service and growth opportunities for agents, as well as the ability to connect and engage with the community.
With the recent consolidation of mega-firms, being independent and entrenched in the region has allowed Deasy Penner to further differentiate itself from the competition.
“We had the opportunity to sell to many firms, but Deasy Penner was the natural choice,” stated Bill Podley, Chairman of Podley Properties. “DPP is locally owned and operated by leaders who are technologically innovative, but more importantly, understand the value of people and community.” Podley will relinquish all executive duties and voting rights, and will remain a sales agent in the new entity.
“Real estate, like many industries, is evolving rapidly with the Internet,” said George Penner, CEO of Deasy Penner. “DPP uses a people-based platform that leverages technology, not the other way around. This allows us to reach and have a meaningful dialogue with the community and our clients at a hyper-local level. Our agents are deeply involved in approximately 150 individual community-based and philanthropic organizations, from The Canyon Charter School in Santa Monica to Pasadena Heritage in the San Gabriel Valley.”
“This acquisition allows us to capitalize on the strengths of both Deasy Penner and Podley, from marketing and design capabilities, to technology platforms and continued education opportunities for the benefit of our valued agents,” Penner added.
Adam Bray-Ali, a Manager at Podley Properties said: “Many of our agents have been desiring a Westside presence with the ability to refer clients. Deasy Penner gives that ability immediately, with an agent roster consisting of incredible depth and experience.”
About Deasy Penner
A residential brokerage firm whose founders have more than fifty years of real estate experience, Deasy Penner has represented billions of dollars in real estate transactions. The firm is internationally recognized for its creative vision, dynamic business model, and unparalleled client service. DPP currently has offices and agents in Venice, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake and Pasadena. Deasy Penner is looking forward to adding Podley Properties’ additional branch offices in Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia and Glendora. The firm is led by Mike Deasy, Chairman and George Penner, Chief Executive Officer.
Originally posted by: Victoria Koch, (424) 248-8263
Ever wonder what that family heirloom was really worth? Or a special piece you picked up at a flea market?
Podley Properties is hosting an exclusive appraisal event for clients at their Pasadena office location. Bonhams specialists will provide complimentary verbal evaluations in the categories of Modern Design, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Fine Jewelry, Asian Art, and California and Western Paintings & Sculpture.
Founded in 1793, Bonhams is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. They hold more than 400 specialist sales a year in 60 different categories at our flagship salerooms in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.
This event is by appointment only. Please contact your local Podley Properties associate for more details.
Thursday, October 4th from 1-7pm (by appointment only)
Podley Properties 897 Granite Drive, Pasadena 91101
RSVP 323.436.5415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Pasadena Restoration Resources
Aarnun Gallery, Fine Picture Framing
603 E. Green Street, Pasadena 91101 / 626.793.4805
French Hand Laundry
606 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena 91106 / 626.792.3881
Bromley, Jones & Velez Antique Restorations
2020 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena 91103 / 626.568.1750
1170 Laurel Street // Pasadena 91103
Offered at: $1,599,000
Open House September 15th & 16th from 2-5pm
Located in Pasadena’s coveted Linda Vista neighborhood, this deliciously remodeled Traditional is cloistered on one of the most desired streets just steps from the Rose Bowl. Sited on an over 10,000 sq. ft. park-like lot, this special property is in turnkey, move-in ready condition or alternatively a prime candidate for your dream addition/expansion project. “Pasadena Golden Arrow Award” winning landscaping, private park like back yard with mature trees, high-end cooks’ kitchen offering an AGA stove, Sub-Zero fridge and quartz counters with marble backsplash, Don’t miss the picture perfect master bedroom including en suite bath replete with marble counters and floors. California indoor/outdoor living at it’s finest!
- Built in 1948
- 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
- 1,576 Sq. Ft. / 10,800 Sq. Ft. Lot
- Wood Burning Fireplace
- Panoramic Backyard Views
- Formal Dining Room
- Quartz Countertops
- Gas Fire Pit
- Built-In BBQ
For more photos and information, visit 1170Laurel.com
September 10th, 2018
|L to R: PFAR CEO Carla Dane; PFAR President Emilie Broughton; Podley Pasadena Office Manager Ed Afsharian|
We are pleased to announce that we won the PFAR‘s REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) Battle Royale! RAF provides education and tools to increase member participation. In addition, the fund provides support for Realtors® in areas of fundraising, education and grassroots involvement at the local level. Offices with the highest percentage of voluntary contributions to RAF were the winners of a recognition plaque and gift basket!
“I am proud of our associates in the Pasadena and Altadena Offices and appreciate their caring involvement in our profession and our community” said Ed Afsharian, Manager of the Podley Properties Pasadena Office. “Fighting for our Profession is what the Realtor® Action fund is about!”
See PFAR’s announcement!
Becky Koppenhaver is a California native, and has been a resident of the Pasadena and Los Angeles for 25 years. She has intimate knowledge and appreciation for the area’s many neighborhoods. She refers to herself as a “native tourist,” often spending her down time exploring old and new neighborhoods, restaurants, art galleries, coffee houses and anything else that crosses her path.
Becky specializes in the sale of residential real estate in the areas of Pasadena, Altadena, and Northeast Los Angeles.
Her background in non-profit communications smoothed her professional transition to real estate. She brings numerous attributes of a good real estate professional. These include her natural ability to connect with people, a warm, caring and supportive nature, attention to detail, market knowledge, and the desire to help clients reach their goals, whether selling or buying a house.
When Becky isn’t exploring the city, she likes to hike in the foothills above Altadena, bike along the Los Angeles River, and explore California with her husband, her two sons, and her dog.
Call her with any questions you may have about buying or selling real estate!
Nashville, TN – August 2 & 3, 2018
I had the best time at this year’s LeadingRE® Relocation & Referral Forum at the Hilton in Downtown Nashville. As always I had so much fun connecting and reconnecting with my Relocation BFFs!
Along with the wonderful tips on best practices and other relocation referral information, I had a wonderful time exploring Nashville’s famous Broadway and Downtown area, where there is live music in every bar.