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SpotlightSunland Printing

Sunland Print and Copy Center began in May 1986 almost directly across the street from their present location at 7566 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Robert Ward has been in this business since he was 14. For a while Robert and Julie’s business moved near Commerce. In 1999 Robert’s parents purchased their present property, as a gift for Robert.

Their immediate family stays involved in the business. Erica, one of her twins, works at the shop full time and will probably take over the business someday, while Heather works in home health care. There would be someone in the family to run this business should the unthinkable happen.

Even the grand children pitch in to help run the machines and learn how to count change. Every now and then they have to ask a question about the Xerox Versant 180, a digital press that can do almost everything form 4 x 6 postcards to a 132 X 26 calendar sheet and banners. It can embroidery, silkscreen –heck they can put almost anything on your automobile in any possible form.

Julie said the best thing about working with family is spending a lot of time together. Although she and Robert have taken work breaks from each other. He worked for the LA Weekly as a press check staying until they went digital. Julie worked at United Cerebral Palsy because her degree is in special education They get tired of each other when they are work together, but when they are apart, miss each other.

This is a one stop printing facility. Anywhere from creating a  logo to printing in any medium. There is really no reason to go another printing place. Their prices are more than fair. They are very friendly and th work, impeccable. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:0 pm, sometimes staying until 6:00. Call 818-353-1588.

Harmony Farms

By Bonnie Corwin

Sonny, owner of Harmony Farms, located at 2824 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA, summed it all up. The home is where the heart is. He loves being at work and doing what he does. It shows in his work, his chipper attitude and his customer service. Originally from Durango, Mexico, Sonny epitomizes the American dream. Sonny Felipe Cabrales, began his career in 1976 at the Schreiner’s Sausage House.

In addition to his full time job, in 1979, he worked for Bruce Oxford at Harmony Farms, opened since 1972. Having to leave Schriener’s, Sonny eventually moved up to be in charge of the produce room. On April 1, 1997, Sonny took over the entire business.

This is a family worked business including Sonny, his uncle, brother and his oldest son. All in all Harmony Farms employs nine.  What is the biggest challenge working with family? Occasionally a family member may not show up, or may come in late. But overall Sonny feels it is beneficial working alongside family.

They watch out for the business. It is a pretty hopping place too. The USDA inspects the place every day, Monday through Friday. Then they have beef delivered about once a week, add onto that poultry, turkey, etc., three or more times a week. There was a steady stream of retail customers in and out of Harmony Farms while Sonny and I spoke.

Have you experienced premium Australian “Kobe Style” Wagyu Beef?


Harmony Farms specializes in organic and exotic meats, pretty much whatever you are looking for. And Sonny has not forgotten about your pets, providing them a raw diet. They now offer a new service: you can hunt and Harmony Farms custom processes your animal.

Wild boar, deer — they take care of it for you. And check out renting a locker! The hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays/ Sundays from 8a.m. until 6 p.m.

Specializing in Home Buying and Selling in Your Neighborhood

My name is Alex Agadzhanyan and I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a realtor from Pinnacle Estate Properties and a resident from Sunland. I specialize in home buying and selling in your neighborhood.

At the early age of 12 years old, my parents decided to move here from Hollywood, California to escape traffic and an over populated city. I have lived at the same residence since 1995. I attended Mount Gleason Middle School along with Verdugo Hills High School here in Tujunga.

I have worked ever since I was 14 years old. I can truly give credit to both my parents for instilling the importance of hard work, dedication, and having responsibilities at such a young age.

My first job was scooping ice cream at Thrifty. My second job was at Big Kmart. After that, I was a cable installer for Adelphia Cable Company and then delivered for Leo’s pizza in Tujunga. I then decided that I needed to open up my own business because I had saved enough money and wanted to take a big risk. I also wanted to work for myself rather than an employer. I was operating a small neighborhood meat market with my family. The meat market was a true success, but I decided to sell it and get into the restaurant industry. Yet, another risk! Owning a restaurant took tremendous amount of work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. After years of operating the restaurant, I decided to sell it once again and move into another business venture. I went to school and took real estate courses. I fell in love with real estate instantaneously.

With ten years of experience, I’ve closed and reached multi-million dollars of production. I am here to serve my neighbors and make sure that they choose the right agent because real estate buying can be a difficult task.

At present, I have several interested buyers looking for homes in your neighborhood. However, the inventory of homes for sale is very low. If you are looking to sell your home, or know someone in the neighborhood who is, please contact me. I am going to be offering free consultation and a free market evaluation. This would also include property appraisal.

I would be thrilled to work with you.

I believe that Sunland, Tujunga is a hidden jewel and I am a proud resident!

Best Wishes,

Alex Agadzhanyan

Pinnacle Estate Properties

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