Thursday, April 9, 2020

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.

2050 La Fremontia is a Work of Art You Can Live In

James Walter was an architect who once quipped, “Architecture is a form of telling stories.” Walter told his stories with a legacy of 32 unique residences throughout California. An exceptional example of this visionary...

1105 Buena Vista Astounds

Real estate adjectives get bandied about profusely in Southern California. However, there are probably not enough descriptive words to properly explain the splendor of 1105 Buena Vista Street in South Pasadena. Notwithstanding the fact that...

South Pasadena Kubb Team Ranks 9th in U.S. National Championships

For the 5th year in a row a masterful team from a relatively small and not particularly well known city (South Pasadena) competed for a National Championship in a niche game of skill and...

Valiant Dedication | South Pasadena Hero Saves Lives in War and Peace

James Fitzpatrick (Patrick) Anderson Jr. was raised in South Pasadena and he participated in many Festival of Balloons Parades. He marched for years as a child with the Holy Family Vacation Bible School and...

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...