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A New Take on Pops, Started in Glendale, Continuing Strong

Selected “firsts” in Glendale: the first Apple Store, the first Lego store, the first Bob’s Big Boy. Add to the list a new take on Pops: The stellar performances and original arrangements Matt Catingub has produced at the Alex Theatre in Glendale are now being sought by concert venues around the country.

A look at the beginnings of the Glendale Pops orchestra, including an interview with Matt Catingub and the Editor’s memories of the Pops first season. Great music, original interpretations, multiple genres and always entertaining. The third season will feature concerts in April, May and June 2014 […]

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Mobility 21 in 2013: Garcetti, Kelly, Planners on Millennials & Boomers Seeking Walkable Urban Lifestyle

More than 1,000 business, transportation and elected leaders attended the 2013 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit held October 29 at L.A. Live. The annual conference addresses challenges and opportunities facing Southern California‚Äôs infrastructure. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in Washington, D.C. to lobby for federal transportation funds, but […]


Rick Caruso, Bill Bogaard Discuss Sustainability, Economics, and City Planning at ULI Los Angeles 1

Introduced as the man who “literally changed the retail landscape in Southern California,“ Rick Caruso opened a recent Urban Land Institute conference with thoughts on the economics of sustainable development. Up next, Mayor Bill Bogaard talked about milestones in Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan. Caruso noted he hasn’t been successful […]

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Leadership Lessons and Behind-the-Scenes Insights:
Great Chamber of Commerce Opportunity
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The Chamber of Commerce Leadership Glendale class is open for enrollment: a great opportunity to network and meet leaders in business, government, service sectors and nonprofits.