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  Located in Southwest Pasadena, this single-level, late Mid-Century Modern offers a commanding street presence. From the wrought-iron gate to the curved arches and stucco exterior walls, to the clay tile roof and covered courtyard
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Published on Apr 28, 2022
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Sweet Flower CEO/Co-Founder Timothy Dodd stands between assistant store managers McGara Bautista (left) and Anissa Hernandez (right) in the Pasadena store. [Eddie Rivera / Pasadena Now]

When Tim Dodd, CEO and co-founder of the Sweet Flower cannabis store chain and Pasadena’s newest dispensary, arrived in the US from New Zealand decades ago, he carried with him two things: a backpack and $50,000 in debt.

Now his six-store chain is one of the most prominent cannabis retailers in Southern California, with sparkling shops from Studio City to Melrose, to his newest shop in Pasadena. 

Having won a very competitive four-year battle for a cannabis retail license in a very tightly-controlled Pasadena market, Dodd is now eager to remove any hint of hesitation about cannabis and introduce it to a new customer, and embrace the community as customers, staff partners, and vendors.

“Sweet…

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Sweet Flower CEO/Co-Founder Timothy Dodd stands between assistant store managers McGara Bautista (left) and Anissa Hernandez (right) in the Pasadena store. [Eddie Rivera / Pasadena Now]

When Tim Dodd, CEO and co-founder of the Sweet Flower cannabis store chain and Pasadena’s newest dispensary, arrived in the US from New Zealand decades ago, he carried with him two things: a backpack and $50,000 in debt.

Now his six-store chain is one of the most prominent cannabis retailers in Southern California, with sparkling shops from Studio City to Melrose, to his newest shop in Pasadena. 

Having won a very competitive four-year battle for a cannabis retail license in a very tightly-controlled Pasadena market, Dodd is now eager to remove any hint of hesitation about cannabis and introduce it to a new customer, and embrace the community as customers, staff partners, and vendors.

“Sweet…

Christina Lauren, the combined pen name of long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, will be discussing their book, “Something Wilder,” at Vroman’s
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Published on Apr 7, 2022 4 mins
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Lars Ulrich with father Torben Ulrich at Gallery 30 South in January, 2020.

After five years of showcasing the works of contemporary artists, from emerging names to established international figures, Gallery 30 South has decided to close its curtain. April 29th will be the gallery’s last day in Pasadena.

Matt Kennedy and his wife Ai Honda Kennedy launched Gallery 30 South in Pasadena’s Green Street Village Landmark District in February 2017. The name is a nod to their location, 30 South Wilson Avenue. They have since been joined by a group of international artists and prominent guest curators from the Norton Simon, LACMA, and Bergamot Station.

According to Kennedy, the property on 30 South Wilson Avenue, where the gallery sits was sold by its owner last month. Kennedy said Gallery 30 South will soon move to Las Vegas, where he believes the cost of living and the cost of hosting exhibits will be more affordable.

In deciding to leave Pasadena, Kennedy explained that the high cost of rent in the city might impact his decisions on which artwork to showcase in the gallery.

“I’ve prided myself on just showing what I really enjoy, who I really want to work with. I’ve never had to, since opening this space, make decisions about the commercial viability of the artwork and that’s not something that I’m really very interested in doing.”

In the meantime, while he is looking for a space for the Gallery 30 South, Kennedy’s exhibition plans…

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