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Trends in Business Telecommunications Make Life Easier, and Quite Often Cheaper

With the world of technology growing each day, our methods of communication have never been more varied. Yes, Unified Communication (UC) is here. Phone, email, Cell phones, texting, voice to text, we still use phones to talk, but antiquated closet-based phone systems have now been…

Tie Dye: The Trend Without End Trending Higher Again

Do you know where tie-dye originates from? The colorful Japanese technique has been around for centuries, entering modern world wardrobes in the…

Fashion Mamas Mama Market Comes to One Colorado

Being a mom is a tough job. But being a working mom, in the fashion industry? Well, that requires some serious dedication. A number of…

Celebrate the Season with a Los Altos Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Fall Fundraising Centerpiece Co-chairs, Connie Sutherland and Jennifer Herzer (L to R) with a centerpiece. Members of Los Altos Auxiliary are creating…

After 85 Years in Business, Pasadena Rug Mart Will Close its Doors in July

One of Pasadena’s oldest and renowned family owned rug stores –the Pasadena Rug Mart–will close its doors on July 30 after 85 years in business.…

Pasadena You Should Visit Antique Shops

Out with the old, in with the … old? Pasadena is a prime location for historic furniture and collectible items. From craftsman…

Being a Dad Rocks! Salute Your Favorite Rock Star on His Day

Father’s Day is coming up, and you’re stumped, because he seems to have everything. Well, he might, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something out…

Flowers for Mom

Celebrate Mom with flowers this Mother’s Day. The gift of flowers never goes wrong and, while individual preferences vary, these are the…

Saje Natural Wellness Comes to Pasadena

Embrace natural healing with Saje Natural Wellness. This Canadian retail store provides 100% plant-derived and natural essential oils and base ingredient product solutions. They stock…

Flowers “Made in the USA” – Why Some People Care

Only about 20 percent of all cut flowers sold in the United States are actually grown in the country, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. In 1991, that number was closer to 64 percent. So, what changed? According to the Alliance of Americans for America, it was the Andean Trade Preference Agreement (ATPA), which did away with tariffs on many products from Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Not coincidentally, they say, 1991 was the year the U.S. entered that pact. Shortly after, the Alliance claims, Columbia in particular “flooded the American market with cheap, duty-free cut flowers.” As a…

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