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The office is at Pasadena.   Checked the house price at San Marino,  it is around 1.8MM, but very old house.   Don't like Arcadia at all,  the school is good but so many FCBs with loads of cash and gangsters.    La Canada is very expensive too  >:D

Irvine to Pasadena, that definitely is a rough commute.

San Marino and La Canada public schools are all tops. But these 2 cities do not have much housing under $1m which I why I asked what your price range is. Yes, the housing stock is much different from Irvine/Orange County and pretty much everything in the area is old.

La Crescenta also has great schools and is a little more affordable than La Canada.

Glendale has some good schools and also has some OC style neighborhoods (Rancho San Rafael) built in the 1980s and 1990s.

There are a ton of private school options available too:
Pasadena Area Independent Schools
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Owner's Issues / Average Tip for Movers
« Last post by Dresden215 on Today at 02:38:47 PM »
Looked up the average tip and it varies from $20-40 per person. Is this about right for Irvine prices? I'm having a 5 man crew moving my belongings into storage, while the house has flooring installed. Then, I'll be using the same company to move from storage to the new house.
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Owner's Issues / Re: Routers
« Last post by irvinehomeowner on Today at 02:09:19 PM »
But they have to be on the same circuit right?  Not sure if the plug behind TV is on the same circuit as my router.
They do work across breakers, but it may decrease performance:

http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/power-line-local-area-networks-work-circuit-breakers/
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Owner's Issues / Re: Routers
« Last post by ps9 on Today at 01:58:41 PM »
But they have to be on the same circuit right?  Not sure if the plug behind TV is on the same circuit as my router.
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@Irvine Dream:

Oh yeah... the "ghetto school will get you into an Ivy" theory.

Sure... but the "won't get influenced by bad friends" seems like a higher risk than not getting into an Ivy.

I would prefer my kids to be safe rather than an Ivy candidate.

And if I did have Ivy aspirations, my kids would be in private school, not IUSD.

I think the school area theory changed. Previously I posted an article on TI, that Asians students sued Harvard over discrimination. In which they claim they have better scores and grades and still didn't get accepted.

http://www.talkirvine.com/index.php?topic=12446.0

Maybe put N/A or do not disclose on all forms when you apply to college. (College app/fin aid/SAT scores)


Me personally - I want the best and brightest, if I was the Dean of a college. I want the next Nobel prize winner, the Pulitzer winner, etc..

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Owner's Issues / Re: Routers
« Last post by momopi on Today at 01:50:07 PM »
Thinking of adding these powerline adapters for my entertainment center (TV, Xbox, PS4, etc.) downstairs. 

http://slickdeals.net/f/7177700-2x-trendnet-powerline-500mbps-nano-adapters-w-built-in-outlet-35-free-shipping

So plug one adapter into router, plug other into wall socket behind entertainment center.  Hook up a switch to the adapter.  Plug ethernet cables from TV, Blu-ray, consoles to switch.  Should be that easy no?


I used similiar powerline units for years.  Be warned that they get hot, so make sure there's plenty of clearance.
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Water Cooler / nm
« Last post by JustSayin on Today at 01:48:13 PM »
nm
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Just a reminder, if you're poking in the fuse box with a screwdriver, make sure your face is not directly behind the screwdriver.

If you get shocked by accident, your arm will um, shoot back by reflex and smack the butt end of the screwdriver into your face.  Better yet, wear proper gloves and eye protection.

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@Irvine Dream:

Oh yeah... the "ghetto school will get you into an Ivy" theory.

Sure... but the "won't get influenced by bad friends" seems like a higher risk than not getting into an Ivy.

I would prefer my kids to be safe rather than an Ivy candidate.

And if I did have Ivy aspirations, my kids would be in private school, not IUSD.

Not necessarily a Ghetto School but I have seen kids from Mission Viejo, Orange, good parts of Corona and Murietta, and even Qwerty's Tustin High getting in to much better schools with lower SAT and AP scores than Irvine kids. 
I want to add that the observation was for same race, similar parents background/income.  Also the kids from outside Irvine had similar or less extra curricular activities than the Irvine kids.
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@Irvine Dream:

Oh yeah... the "ghetto school will get you into an Ivy" theory.

Sure... but the "won't get influenced by bad friends" seems like a higher risk than not getting into an Ivy.

I would prefer my kids to be safe rather than an Ivy candidate.

And if I did have Ivy aspirations, my kids would be in private school, not IUSD.
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