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Industrial firm buys property for $3M

A Glendale industrial firm has acquired a 23,000-square-foot industrial property at 912-916 Western Ave. for $3 million, according to Stevenson Real Estate Services.

Stevenson brokers Tony and Michael Maniscalchi represented the seller, a family trust in Montana, in the deal. Buyers Swan, Swan, Swan and Swan, operators of Cygnet Metal Stamping & Fabricating Inc., were represented by Sherman Oaks-based broker Brett Warner of Lee & Associates. Cygnet has relocated from a Justin Avenue property and will occupy part of the space.

Michael Maniscalchi said the adjacent property, at 900 Western Ave., is also for sale, listed at $3.88 million. That building is 24,000 square feet with 10,000 square feet of what Maniscalchi called "creative office space," with exposed-beam ceilings, windows and stained and polished concrete floors.

Glendale woman starts nonprofit for women

A Glendale woman is launching a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping divorced, single and widowed women achieve financial independence.

Women In New Growth Stages, also called Wings for Life, founder Mona Marcos consults with women individually and in groups to help with job searches, starting a business and handling insurance and tax issues.

For more information, call (818) 726-6471 or visit

AT&T starts new 3G cell site in Glendale

AT&T has activated new cell sites in seven Southern California cities, including Glendale. The new 3G cell site will support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, according to the company.

"Our goal is pretty simple: We want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the Internet on your AT&T device," Denita Willoughby, AT&T's Greater Los Angeles vice president for external affairs, said in a statement.

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