Monday, June 24, 2019

Derek Vaughan

Derek Vaughan
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Derek Vaughan is a contributing writer and local realtor specializing in South Pasadena. Known for his expert knowledge of digital marketing and the local real estate market, Derek has lived in South Pasadena for the past 20 years. Derek has also worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for digital marketing for both the ESPN.com properties and the NASCAR online store. He also holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Housing Rights Workshop Presented at South Pasadena Library

The Housing Rights Center presented a detailed workshop in the South Pasadena Library Community Room on Tuesday evening to inform local citizens of Federal and State housing laws. The Housing Rights Center is the nation's...

829 Rollin Street Offers Views of South Pasadena High School

Perched on a substantial lot in excess of 20,000 square feet on a quiet street directly behind South Pasadena High School sits 829 Rollin Street. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home (per assessor) was...

Dog Cheats Death – Becomes a Movie Star

This is the story of a ridiculously lovable Chihuahua named “Chiquita”. She lives in South Pasadena now. That’s after she cheated death not once – but twice. Her gravelly bark is also soon to...

519 Grand Avenue Blends Traditional Charm with Modern Convenience

If you look straight out the parking lot from Trader Joe’s on Mission Street – you are facing the beginning of Grand Avenue. It’s an old street with many classic Spanish bungalows spread all...

415 Oaklawn Avenue Transitions South Pasadena History to New Owners

Derek: “You have got to be kidding me! Look at the scale of that work of art on the master bedroom ceiling. That’s unbelievable! I’ve never seen anything like it.” Carolyn Watson: “Yeah, and there’s...

Renowned Artist Ken Fandell Opens SPARC Gallery Exhibit

The first thing you notice about the new art installation by Ken Fandell at the SPARC Gallery is the pure scale. There is something intriguing about seeing the familiarity of the human face at...

Dream of Scoring a Hollywood Feature Film? Here’s Your Chance

I first met George Oldziey at his music and composition studio off of South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena. On the walls surrounding us are numerous movie posters of some of the most noted...

Mid-Century Modern Home at 83 Patrician Way Sits High Atop L.A.

The first thing you notice about 83 Patrician Way is that the home sits above everything. This magnificent mid-century modern home is accessed via a private drive just minutes from South Pasadena that seems...

Blind Baseball Team Keeps Their Ears on the Ball

It’s a beautiful summer morning at Orange Grove Park in South Pasadena. The San Gabriel Valley Panthers are warming up around the grassy field. Practicing “beep” baseball today are 3 totally blind and 4 partially...

City Services Shine on National Night Out

Orange Grove Park was the scene of South Pasadena city services engaging with the community for National Night Out on August 7. The South Pasadena Police Department, Fire Department, City Manager's Office, and a wide...