Our Favorite Professionals

Mar 20, 2009

penandglasses Once again, we accept no responsibility for the work done by the professionals who follow. We just think they’re great.

Allison King, Pasadena/Silver Lake, 323.662.3907
Sue Komarek, Pasadena, 626.795.2300
Simin Yang, Pasadena, 626.487.6014

Cynthia Bennett & Associates, 626.799.9701, Pasadena’s most famed and acclaimed kitchen designer; does bathrooms and interiors, too.
Barbara Bestor, 323.666.9399, Hip, modern design with a Silver Lake sensibility.
Kajer Architects (Georgie Kajer), 626.795.6880, Lovely, luscious home renovations, restorations and additions.
Heather Lenkin, Lenkin Design, 626.441.6655, Landscape design is a specialty, but she also does interior and architectural design.

John Howell, 626.796.3004. Contracts, contracts and more contracts.
Bob Miller, 626.796.6807. Trusts, living trusts and estates.

Betsy Wilde, CFP, EA, Wilde Tax Service, 626.447.1151. Financial planning, bookkeeping and accounting.
Donna Chaney, CPA/PFS, Chaney Financial Services, 626.768.0080, Financial planning, investment management.
Carol Oehler, bookkeeper, 818.370.2305, Bookkeeping, financial reports, tax preparation, even ordinary household bill paying. She comes to you.

Family Chiropractic Center, South Pasadena, 626.441.4888,
Thomas Sawyer, La Canada, 818.952.7173
Steve Smith, Pasadena, 626.792.1221,

James Angelos, Pasadena, 626.584.3031
Ronald Estrada & Jack Hamilton, San Marino, 626.793.6662
Natalie Hogue, Glendale, 818.246.2544
Kenneth Yamanaka, South Pasadena, 626.799.4187

Paul McAndrews, Pasadena, 626.405.1155. This must be the nicest, fastest-service doctor’s office in town. He’s great with teenagers, and is also known for hair replacement.

Feldenkrais practitioner
Diane Park, 626.791.1660, Bodywork, alignment, movement and more; Diane has an almost-magic touch (and eye).

House agent (for filming)
Russ Fega, Home Shoot Home,

George Jung, Pasadena, 626.792.2166
Joe Pachorek, Pasadena, 626.795.4223
Joy Weissman, Pasadena, 626.795.5808

Roseline Dauphin-Baptiste, Pasadena & Burbank, 626.796.9114
Brenda Smith, South Pasadena, 626.792.4747

Irene Sang, South Pasadena, 626.441.5300,

Oral Surgeon
Kimberly Ebner, DDS, Pasadena, 626.796.9246, Adults and children. Gentle and reassuring with kids, a tightly run office, and parents get a free Starbucks card to ease the wait while kids are undergoing extractions.

Sally Miller, 626.578.1620. Office, pantry, storage, estate — she will get it together.

Milton Chan, Pasadena, 626.449.5826
Robert Hambleton, Pasadena, 626.795.0634

Jennifer Hartstein, Glendale Pediatrics, 818.246.7260, All the doctors at this group practice are good, but Dr. Hartstein has a rare combination of skill and heart. Great for teen girls.

Personal assistant
Mary Hatton, 626.487.0908, Errands, party planning, shopping, organizing, gift buying… she’ll take care of the everyday stuff.

Physical therapist
Brianne Slusarenko, Body Synergy Physical Therapy, 626.356.4948,

Pilates instructor
Hana Lauterkranc, Balanced Concepts, Pasadena, 626.792.1036,

Dr. Welman Lim at 131 N. El Molino, #230, Pasadena, 626.792.4432.
Dr. Richard Rupp, 1560 Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale,  818.247.0523.

Crown City Veterinary, Pasadena, 626.296.1001,
Foothill Veterinary Hospital, East Pasadena, 626.792.1187,
TLC Pet Medical Center, San Marino, 626.441.8555, 24-hour emergency; can handle unusual animals, like iguanas and guinea pigs.

Yoga instructor
Paul Cabanis, Farzy Noori & Bruce Schwartz, Yoga House, Pasadena,
Nancy Kyes, Stuart Hanna, Mark Frankel, Roger Nolan & Hagar Harpack, Mission Street Yoga, South Pasadena,

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