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Curing Estate Plans That No Longer Make Sense

By James R. Helms, Jr. These are exciting times for people who are concerned about the taxes that their children will have to pay upon their deaths. Congress has been busy; and, to the amazement of experts who follow these things, the results have been very favorable to us as taxpayers. The new rules affect…

Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: Sweet Otis
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Lifeline for Pets Cat of the Week: Sweet Otis

Male, White w/ Black, Age 2   Looking for a perfect cat? One that is loving, smart, playful, and social? Otis is all that and more! He’ll be your “soul brother” because when he looks into your eyes, it’s as if he understands you, and your heart will melt! He also gets along very well…

The Old Town Report
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The Old Town Report

By Pam Fitzpatrick   Call me crazy, but when I drive into Old Town Monrovia to go to work and have to spend a few minutes looking for parking, I smile. And when the irritation starts to bubble up as I take several turns around the block, I remind myself of the days when parking…

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Tips for New Supervisors

Becoming a supervisor for the first time is both exciting and scary. Exciting because your skills and talents have been recognized; scary because leading others means greater responsibility and people are relying on you. Here are some strategies to help ensure success. Team Cohesion: While it may be tempting to immediately jump into working on…

Estate Planning for Blended Families
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Estate Planning for Blended Families

By Alexandra Smyser Second marriages and blended families present their own issues when it comes to estate planning. You would like to take care of your spouse and your children, and your spouse would like to do the same for you and his children. Letting them work it out after you are gone is a…

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Kilo & Shenanigans
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Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Kilo & Shenanigans

Kittens, born 4/30/15 Absolutely adorable siblings! Female Kilo (also called Kiko) is all soft white, with gray lines on the top of her head. She is beautiful and sweet. Her tabby brother, Shenanigans, is so cute and fun. Both of them are healthy, active, and playful. They have been raised together since birth, and are…

Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Griffin and Mekhi
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Lifeline for Pets Cats of the Week: Griffin and Mekhi

Age 3 Months Still very young, these brothers are so soft and adorable! Mekhi is black with one white spot on his neck. He has a very beautiful face in purr-son, and is usually on the quiet side. Griffin has an expressive little face and very unique gray striped front paws. Both boys love to…

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Pasadena Debates Establishing In-City Minimum Wage

By Nick Kipley   Item 18 of this week’s Pasadena City Council Agenda read in its entirety: “Consideration of a Future Agenda Item Regarding Potential City Action to Establish a Local Minimum Wage Formula in the City of Pasadena.” Mayor Tornek read out the one-line proposal and said, “The reason that this item is appearing—as…

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