February 2009
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The South Lake Business Association is currently in the planning stages of coordinating events for 2009.  If you are a business or property owner located within the South Lake Avenue Business District and have space that is publicly accessible for events please contact us at slba@southlakeavenue.org.

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 March 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 February 20th.


South Lake Business Association
Association Meetings
Thursday, February 5, 2009 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fidelity Investments
123 S. Lake Avenue - View Map!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | 8:00am - 9:00am
Corporate Center Pasadena
251 S. Lake Avenue, 2nd Fl Conference Room - View Map
* Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.  Please visit www.southlakeavenue.org for updates.
Smith & Hawken Event!   
519 S. Lake Avenue | 626.584.0644
Smith & Hawken is the premier authority in outdoor living, dedicated to providing products distinguished by authenticity, style and above all, fine craftsmanship.  Consistently developing an expanding number of product categories, Smith & Hawken offers a range of outdoor furniture, garden structure, lighting, outdoor entertaining and dÈcor, plants and containers.  For more information please visit: www.smithandhawken.com
Saturday, February 7, 2009 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Enjoy the Orchid Workshop/Clinic, presented by Gail Gno - Former Orchid Curator at the Huntington.  Cost: FREE
New Green on Green Street! 
Phillips & Company | 909 E. Green St. | 626.796.6000 
Inspired by the renovations made by IDS Real Estate Group to their 80 South Lake and Thatcher Medical Center properties, as well as the renovations made by Legacy Partners to the Union Bank Building at 70 South Lake, Tony Phillips, Managing Member and principal owner of Green Street Professional Building, LLC, decided to also make some changes to his building.  Green Street Professional Building, LLC owns the Federalist style red brick building located at 909 East Green Street.  The building is on the North side of Green Street, and on the East side of the Union Bank Building at Lake and Green Street.  Phillips & Company, a CPA firm, and Downstream Exchange Company, an accommodator in 1031 exchanges, both owned by Tony, are tenants in the building.
While the majority of the changes occurred inside the building, improvements were made to the outside, as well (to view building, click here).  In anticipation of the clients of the CPA firm visiting the building to have their tax returns prepared, Tony wanted to make sure that the outside of the building was as inviting as the inside.  He also wanted to make it attractive for the clients of the attorney tenants of the building.  Tony consulted with Susie Hyde of The Petal Planter, 626.286.8643, and they came up with a plan. 
The changes were very simple and inexpensive.  Arroyo stones were put in a planter area between the parking lot and the building; dichondra was planted between the arroyo stones; eight English tea rose bushes were planted; dwarf Italian cypress trees were placed in pots; and the twenty-six year old bushes in the sidewalk planter were replaced. 
Tony is hopeful that his small scale renovation will inspire other owners of small buildings to make their buildings more attractive, as did the large scale renovations surrounding his building. 
For more information please visit: www.phillipsco.com
Magnolia Lounge Donates! 
492 S. Lake Avenue | 626.584.0596
Magnolia Lounge and the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors, Charitable Foundation invite you to an evening of mingling and networking under the beautifully enviable California sky.

As you know the PFARCF works diligently all year long to raise funds for local charities and Magnolia Lounge has graciously offered to donate a percentage of the evenings proceeds to  the PFARCF.  Magnolia Lounge has been quite the elegant addition to the community, so please come out to support the PFARCF and Magnolia Lounge in their efforts to build and unite the community!  Please join them on Thursday, February 19th beginning at 4:30!
For more information please visit: www.magnoliaonlake.com
Report Crime On Line! 
Coplogic is dedicated to providing superior service to Public Safety Agencies.  Coplogic combines the technical expertise with Law Enforcement experience and personnel to provide flexible solutions to each agency.
Coplogic Citizens Online Police Reporting System allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.  For more information please visit www.coplogic.com or view demo.
Pasadena's General Plan 
The General Plan is the City of Pasadena's new vision for achieving a greater city in the years ahead.  This plan affirms-and reaffirms-the values of Pasadena community.  These values are embodied in the General Plan's Seven Guiding Principles:
1. Growth will be targeted to serve community needs and enhance the quality of life.
2. Change will be harmonized to preserve Pasadena's historic character and environment.
3. Economic vitality will be promoted to provide jobs, services, revenues and opportunities.
4. Pasadena will be promoted as a healthy family community.
5. Pasadena will be a city where people can circulate without cars.
6. Pasadena will be promoted as a cultural, scientific, corporate, entertainment and educational center for the region.
7. Community participation will be a permanent part of achieving a greater city.
Applications are being accepted for the General Plan Committee.  The Pasadena City Council will establish a 12-member advisory committee this spring to work with city staff, consultants and the community on updates of the Land Use and Mobility Elements of the General Plan. 
Pasadena residents are invited to submit applications no later than Friday, February 20,  to be considered for the at-large appointments.  Application forms are available at www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions or by calling 626.744.4311. 
For more information about Pasadena's General Plan visit www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan  or call 626.744.4009.
Thank you for reading the South Lake Business Association's February e-newsletter!  Stay tuned for our March news!
Got News?  March 2009 e-Newsletter submissions due by February 20th and accepted on a first come first serve basis.  Subject to availability.
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