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Welcome back from the holidays!
The construction on the South Lake Avenue street medians from Colorado Boulevard to California Boulevard has been completed.  The recently renovated street medians received a more contemporary look with a brand new landscape design.  In addition, new high-tech irrigation and electrical systems were installed to allow South Lake Avenue to conserve water and power.  The upgraded electrical system will also allow South Lake to keep its new LED, low energy consumption tree lights plugged in and turned on throughout the year. 
The two traffic islands located on Lake Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard will also be getting a fresh look in the near future so stay tuned for details! 
The South Lake Business Association's newsletter is a source of information and news for businesses and property owners within the South Lake Avenue Business District, the City of Pasadena and residential communities.  We are currently accepting submissions for the February 2009 newsletter so if you are a South Lake Avenue business or property owner and would like to participate in the newsletter, please e-mail your submission to slba@southlakeavenue.org by January 20th.


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Touche Salon & Spa Donates! 
548 S. Lake Avenue | 626.795.8888 | www.salontouche.com
Rather than shedding holiday generosity with the New Year, TouchÈ Salon & Spa will celebrate Health & Beauty Awareness month in January by committing every open day to a unique non-profit group with the goal of raising $1,000 dollars per day.  TouchÈ will give 5% of their gross service sales, distribute information, allow representatives for the cause to setup a booth, participate in special events, accept direct contributions, and encourage community support.  Special events include: fashion shows, art galleries, auctions, raffles, prizes, celebrity sightings and more! 
Traffic Signal Improvements 

Beginning January 5th, 2009, the City of Pasadena's contractor, Dynalectric An Emcor Company , will be working on the traffic signal and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements at various locations along Lake Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard and in Pasadena City Hall.  For details please read the Notice of Construction.
Pasadena's First Full Service Luxury Address Awaits You...
Granite Park Sales Gallery
345 S. Lake Avenue #206 | 626.792.4000

Imagine having a staff on-hand to take care of daily tasks such as watering your plants or walking your dog.  Imagine hosting a soiree on your luxurious 1,700 square foot terrace.  Your concierge is there to take care of the entertaining details while you relax and enjoy the party.  This is Granite Park.  The newest addition to the South Lake neighborhood is now selling 71 exclusive private residences.
With a dedicated full-service concierge, resort-style pool & spa, valet parking, and many other luxurious amenities, Granite Park is quickly becoming the most desired residential address in Pasadena.  The Granite Park residences are located within the heart of the South Lake Business District between California Boulevard and San Pasqual Street; just one block east of Lake Avenue.
The Granite Park Sales Gallery is located at the Shops on Lake across from Trader Joe's.  Granite Park Sales Gallery Associates look forward to meeting you and showing you a preview of the first full service luxury residences in Pasadena.
To find out more about Granite Park, please schedule your private appointment by calling 626.792.4000 and visit www.graniteparkpasadena.com for additional information. 
South Lake Business Association Meetings
Wed., Jan. 21: Annual Meeting 8:00am- 9:00am
Wed., Jan. 21: Monthly Meeting 9:00am -10:00am
Location: Corporate Center Pasadena
251 S. Lake Avenue, 2nd Fl Conference Room
RSVP required by January 16th: Please email slba@southlakeavenue.org  
Continental Breakfast and Validation provided.
Giggle Storytime and More!
517 S. Lake Avenue | 626.744.0233 | www.giggle.com 
giggle, the store that makes it a whole lot easier to be a new parent, offers a complete checklist of only the best products for a smarter nursery.  giggle carefully edits the selection of furniture, gear, clothing, toys, bedding, baby care, and more, making sure to keep it simple, stylish and healthy.  giggle helps new parents be new parents, and puts the "giggle" into parenthood.
And at giggle Pasadena only visit giggle's designer showroom space to unveil the latest collections of giggle designers.  These exclusive collections will rotate each quarter and showcase trends and room-setting stories to inspire ideas for building the nursery.
Win $1000! Stop into giggle and enter to win a giggle $1000 Shopping Spree! 
giggle Storytime
Join giggle and friends every Tuesday at 4:00pm for an afternoon of interactive storytelling -- a fun way to develop your child's imagination and foster a love of reading!  Event is free. No registration necessary.
Gift with Registry!  Attend and register for your new one at giggle's Registry Night, and sign up to win a free copy of the ultimate shopping companion, giggle Guide to Baby Gear!  Event is free: Wednesdays at 7:00pm.  Call 626.744.0233 to reserve your spot.
Noah's New York Bagels!
605 S. Lake Avenue | 626.449.6415 | www.noahs.com
Noah's New York Bagels, where the fresh baked bagels and breakfast pastries are as delicious as their service is perfect.  Whether you're stopping by just for a Bagel and Shmear (Cream Cheese) and a cup of coffee morning, grabbing one of their hot Deli Melts for lunch, or planning catering for your entire office or meeting, they have you covered.  From cookies to bagels to their hot and tasty egg sandwiches and our variety of lunch sandwiches, you just won't find a better place to relax and grab something to eat.  So next time you're hungry, or considering breakfast or lunch for your office, visit Noah's on South Lake and talk to Albert Martinez, the Store Manager.
Neighborhood Enhancement Mural Program! 

The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division and the Arts & Culture Commission are happy to announce the launch of a new temporary mural program called the "Neighborhood Enhancement Mural Program."  This grant program provides opportunities to enliven and enrich neighborhood, especially the Northwest and East Pasadena areas through the mural making process.  It is a one-to-one matching grant of up to $2,500 with a total of up to four grants.  Residential and school properties are ineligible.
Due date is February 20, 2009.  For more information, resources and the Request for Proposals please visit: 
January 13th: Magnetic Marketing! 
How To Attract All The Good Customers In Any Economy 
FREE monthly seminars are offered to local small business owners, managers and their sales staff.  Seminar topics include learning better ways to meet existing customer needs, finding new market opportunities, establishing sound business practices and reaching full market potential.  The next seminar will be held on January 13, 2009.  For more information: Small Business Workshops 
January 24th: Your Opinion Counts!
Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Meeting #4
Saturday, January 24, 2009 | 10:00am 
Jackie Robinson Community Center

At this fourth public meeting on PWP's 20-year plan for meeting Pasadena's energy demands, independent consultant Pace Global Energy Services, LLC will present preliminary data on the projected cost and environmental impacts of the various energy resource scenarios under consideration.  A public discussion will follow on how to balance Pasadena's economic, environmental and service reliability objectives when setting the city's long-term energy policy.
To receive news and future meeting notices about the Draft IRP, sign up on the IRP mailing list at www.PWPweb.com/IRP

Pasadena Water and Power's newsletters available at: http://cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/conduit.asp
Thank you for reading the South Lake Business Association's January e-newsletter! Stay tuned for our February news!
Got News? February 2009 e-Newsletter submissions due by January 20th and accepted on a first come first serve basis. Subject to availability.
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