If you have ever had issues with Charter/Spectrum you will identify with the frustration of every call.
Here’s just another example of how Charter/Spectrum treats its customers.
I have been a customer for several years. Phone and internet for most of the time.
Last month I decided to try the video service because Spectrum claims you can watch all programs anywhere. Using their Spectrum TV app. Which by the way is a lousy app, full of bugs and not very user friendly.
I signed up for the TV Video service went to the local store, picked up a receiver which is still the same bulky loud hot receivers they have been using for 10+ years. The same lousy remote. The same lousy guide.
After hooking it up, and trying to use the app to watch tv programs, may would not work, they had blocks. Meaning if you subscribed to a channel you cannot watch it if you are not on your internet home connection. What good is this? This is false advertising. And these tactics are bait and switch.
After a few days of going back and forth and calling Spectrum support, one rep had me try a few things. Well that didn’t work either. So I decided to cancel the video service. Within 7 days. Spectrum has 30 day MBG. When I called and returned the receiver/equipment the rep was rude and arrogant. I told him I did not want the TV/video service. That it did not work as advertised. He proceeded to make all sorts of claims about the service.
After disconnecting the video/tv service my rate jumped to $80 for phone and internet.
So what are the options and how does one file a complaint with local city officials so that Charter/Spectrum is held accountable for their unscrupulous practices.
If you haven’t been to a store , prepare to be amazed by our incredible selection of wines, spirits and beers, all at the lowest prices!
Please join us for our Grand Opening samplings all weekend
Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) Spring
The most direct way to download and install is via the Microsoft site:
Download here, Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage and Update now.
You can read about the major updates that have been rolled into update 1803.
This is on the Windows.com blog.
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Open House & Spring Sale
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10am-2pm
|Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery will host an Open House and Spring Sale at its site in Hahamongna Watershed Park on Sunday, April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm.
The spectacular wild native plant garden at the nursery at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains is now blossoming in springtime glory. More than 62 species are flourishing there, demonstrating the beauty and resilience of native plants. Riparian species, invaluable for habitat restoration programs are featured, along with a wide variety of sages, shrubs and trees for more urban landscaping applications.
|Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery in Pasadena was started three years ago by the Arroyo Seco Foundation to develop appropriate plants and habitat for a stream restoration program in the Arroyo Seco Canyon. Now it also produces plants to beautify local yards and gardens. The plants were recently used to landscape nearby Linda Vista Library as a model for public facilities.||At the April 29 event, participants will be treated to a tour of the native plant garden and encouraged to take home a bit of the Arroyo to plant in their yard. The plants will brighten local homes and businesses, save water, provide food and shelter to birds, bugs, and butterflies, and serve as a constant reminder of the natural treasures of the Arroyo Seco.|
For more information, please call (323) 405-7326.
A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.
Dates: April 28th & 29th / 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Central Park, Old Pasadena | 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105
Details: Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair is FREE to attend, however donations are encouraged to Brighter Future Charity our event beneficiary. This location is open to all ages and is handicap accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.
Be one of the first 25 people to check in at the information booth BOTH Saturday and Sunday and get a Grab Bag full of vendor swag!!
3rd Annual Masters of Taste: L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of the Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!
(Los Angeles, CA), Tuesday, April 24th, 2018: Come celebrate and be part of the 3rd Annual Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!
Masters of Taste 2018 will bring over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts together from all over Greater Los Angeles for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 40 Culinary Masters and restaurants, delectable sweets prepared by L.A.’s top Sweet Masters, top Beverage Masters who will be featuring signature handcrafted cocktail tastings from 25 spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line cocktail bar featuring top Mixologists from four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations, select wineries, local craft breweries, cold-pressed juices cold brew coffee, live entertainment and much, much more.
100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2018 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community. The nonprofit agency offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. In the last two years Masters of Taste has raised nearly $1 Million in support of Union Station’s life-saving programs.
Some of this year’s Masters of Taste 2018 participating Culinary Masters and Restaurants include:
Sweet Masters: A select group of Los Angeles Top Sweet Masters will showcase an assortment of delectable desserts such as the deliciously scrumptious scratch baked custom cakes from Butter Cake Shoppe, Chocolate Stars USA, Crème Caramel, traditional and wildly creative gelato flavors from Fatamorgana Gelato, homemade premium sorbets from Helados Pops, Chocolatier to the stars Mignon Chocolate, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Porto’s Bakery, Sidecar Doughnuts, The Dolly Llama, Zooies Cookies and more.
Some of this year’s participating Beverage Masters include:
Brewmasters: Beverage Masters who specialize in barley and hops will be presenting top-notch ales, lagers, pilsners and more for guests to sample, sip and savor all throughout the event, including Southern California favorites Angel City Brewery, Brewyard Beer Company, Indie Brewing Company, Iron triangle Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Arcadia’s first Microbrewery Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., San Fernando Brewing Co. and State Brewing Co..
Wineries: A specially curated collection of Wine Masters will be showcasing their finest varietals including premium boutique winery Ascension Cellars, Cosentino Winery, Foris Winery & Vineyards, Golden Star Vineyards & Winery, Hitching Post Winery, Y3 by Jax Vineyards, Kieu Hoang Winery, Lorimar Vineyards and Winery, Anderson Valley’s Navarro Vineyards, Roboli Family, Rutherford Ranch Winery, and Wrath Wines.
Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails, including Ann-Marie Verdi of The Bellwether, Cameron Masden of 1886, Dan Garvin of Magnolia House, Devon Espinosa of Sunset & Vinyl, Feisser Stone of CHAYA Izakaya and world-class Barman Payman Bahmani. Top brands showcasing their finest spirits will also include American Born Moonshine, Buzzbox, Dulce Vida Tequila, SelvaRey Rum, Smirnoff Spiked Sparking Seltzer, Woodford Reserve and ZYR Russian Vodka and many more.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages: A variety of premium non-alcoholic Beverage Masters will also be on hand for those who wish to hydrate, caffeinate or regenerate, such as Bai, Boxed Water, Califia Farms Juices and Cold Brew Coffees, Dry Sparkling, Groundwork Coffee, Honeydrop Beverages, Humm Kombucha, Immordl energy elixirs, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar and Zico Coconut Water and more.
Sponsors: Masters of Taste 2018 is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors, which include HomeStreet Bank, Judith L Chiara Foundation, Western Asset Management, Woodford Reserve, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank, Capitol Group, Universal Studios Hollywood, Kauffman Wealth Management, Westport Construction, Bank of America, MUFG Union Bank, HKG LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Pasadena Tournament of Roses and California Linens.
Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2018 will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets to this event are only available for guests 21+ and over. For more information on Masters of Taste 2018 or to book your tickets directly, please visit www.MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.
Location: Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103.
Transportation and Parking: Guests are encouraged to utilize car services – Masters of Taste 2018 Community Partner Lyft is offering (20% off rides to and from the event with this special code MOT2018), Uber, Taxi, etc. – since this event does serve alcoholic beverages. Complimentary parking is also available.
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Pasadena Police Department is excited to invite the Pasadena community to the 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at 207 N. Garfield Ave. Come and meet your local Police staff, take a tour of the Police Department, partake in various information booths to include crime prevention tips, employment services, and youth programs, and enjoy live demonstrations from Forensics, K-9 unit, and SWAT. New this year, enjoy Motor Skills demos by award-winning Pasadena PD Motor Officers. Free BBQ and light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on this free family event! We hope to see you there! For questions, contact Pasadena PD Community Services (626)744-4551.
Blockchain technology is a potentially powerful method for maintaining secure distributed ledgers without relying on a trusted third party. While cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have made the headlines and fueled financial speculation, the underlying technology of blockchains shows strong promises for streamlining and securing business processes without providing any direct means of payment. The May 12, 2018 session of the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will focus on entrepreneurial opportunities related to those blockchain technologies – ones that do not market or depend on cryptocurrencies.
What are the potentials?
Opportunities for startup businesses?
Our program will kick off with a keynote talk by Leonard Adleman, of the University of Southern California. Prof. Adleman has been a pioneer in public key encryption, the co-inventor of the RSA encryption algorithm that is at the heart of many of the systems that help protect secure records and communications. A successful entrepreneur as well as academic, Adleman co-founded RSA Data Security and has insights into what it means to be a business based on encryption technology.
A highly interactive panel discussion will follow, delving into the opportunities and challenges of starting a successful business based on distributed encrypted ledgers. The current panel line-up includes a Venture Capitalist, a Supply Chain Management specialist from Accenture and a serial software entrepreneur working in Blockchain.
Professor Leonard M. Adleman
University of Southern California
Co-founder, RSA Security
Joe Andrieu, PMP
W3C Credentials Community Group
Producer / Moderator
Arnold & Porter, Kaye Scholer LLP
Founder and CEO
Z-Field Technologies LLC
Russell M. Frandsen
The Business Legal Group
Have questions you’d like to submit in advance?
Send them in today via E-mail…or look for
“Submit your question here” on the registration form.
EARLY Registration – $30.00
($40.00 at door).
Advance Registration: $15.00
(Student registration at door: $25.00)
Caltech Students, faculty and administration
are admitted free with ID.
*Note: All Students must show current valid ID or will be
charged full price at door.
8:00 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 11:30 Program
11:30 Networking, Continued
You’ll find plenty of FREE parking on California Street (please obey signs and street markings) and in the underground lot located at the end of the street. Turn Right at signal on east side of Cahill (at tennis courts); follow the signs to the parking lot entrance (appx. 75 yards on right).
Bring plenty of business cards for networking!
Crack Shack Coming to Old Pasadena
According to the official Crack Shack website, a new location is in the works on Green near Raymond to open in the Fall 2018. Century City is slated for Summer 2018.
Existing locations in San Diego(Little Italy), Encinitas, and Costa Mesa. Hopefully this location in Pasadena will be dog friendly like the other locations.
The Pasadena location was previously occupied by Firehouse Recording Studios and was recently available for lease, the space is approx 6000 sq ft. with beautiful wood beam ceilings and brick walls.
Out of our brave culinary Coop comes everybody’s favorite animal that crossed the road, reimagined — Southern California fried chicken and egg fare in the sunny so-cal spirit of inspired cuisine, spacious ambiance, lawn games and craft drinks for any occasion.
Pasadena Earth Day Celebration
Earth Day Pasadena is back on Saturday April 21st with art, live music, food trucks & community. The event is free.
Earth Day Pasadena is back on Saturday April 21st! #FREE
It’s been 48 years since the first #EarthDay celebrations took place in 1970, come out to share your vision for a more environmentally friendly city & planet and spread awareness about local efforts to #HEALthePLANET and live in a #HEALTHePLANET in 2018!
WHAT: Earth Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday April 21st (9am-1pm)
WHERE: Pasadena Memorial Park (outdoor activities) &
Armory Center for the Arts (indoor activities)
This event is #FREE and open to the public!
Public parking is available but we recommend walking, biking or taking Pasadena Transit, Metro Los Angeles Goldine, or Foothill Transit toMemorial Park station to the event. Bus lines 187, 267, 177, 501, 260, 52, 20, 51 stop at Memorial Park.
FREE Bike Valet will also also be provided!
#LEARN about local grassroots environmental efforts
#ENGAGE in meaningful dialogues, solution storming & advocacy
#MOVE to zumba, yoga, drum circle beats, and live music!
#TAKEACTION on #climatechange and participate in workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities to learn about sustainable practices including:
stormwater harvesting, water-wise gardening, bike repair, healthy recipe demonstrations, clean energy options, electric vehicle show, art + more!
#SPEAKUP and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena
Enjoy #Art, Live #Music, Healthy #Food Trucks & community!
Thank you to our sponsors & supporters:
Armory Center for the Arts
Kaiser Permanente Thrive
CA Champions for Change
Bike San Gabriel Valley – BIKE SGV
Light Bringer Project
Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition
Throop Unitarian Universalist Church
Throop Learning Garden Coalition
Repair Cafe Pasadena
RAD – Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs
City of Pasadena – Public Agency
To participate, questions or ideas or to become a vendor/exhibitor please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-229-9570
Transition Pasadena is cosponsoring the event. Join us to:
learn about local grassroots environmental efforts and about sustainable practices
engage in meaningful dialogues and solution storming
move to Zumba, yoga, drum circle beats and live music
participate in workshops and activities
take action on climate change
speak up and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena
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The Pasadena location of Total Wine is set to open soon.
721 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Total Wine location is looking to fill positions, with job openings posted on GlassDoor
Spring Fling Pop-Up with Artisanal LA
Sun, Mar 18 2018
New School of Cooking
Allium Restaurant & Bakery
525 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
Crackin Kitchen Pasadena Grand Opening March 30, 2018
Hawaiian Cajun Seafood & Mussels by Star Chef Takeshi Omae
One & Only Signature Flavors
Grand Opening March 30, 2018, Doors Open at 8PM
All Dine in Guests will receive $20 Gift Card on Grand Opening Day. ($20 gift card is for your next visit)
Lunch Mon-Fri – 11:30am to 2:30PM
Dinner Sun-Thur 4:30pm to 10pm(Fri-Sat 11pm)
Brunch Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm
115 East colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 714-7227 | COMING MARCH 30, 2018
Join us as Crakin’ Kitchen celebrates their grand opening and Chamber membership with a ribbon cutting. Festivites begin at 4:30pm, ribbon cutting at 5:15pm.
use code: PASA18 for $1 off parking in Pasadena.
It’s as easy
More than 1,400 spaces are available and supported in the city.
With the app, you enter the zone number posted at the location and pay for the parking.
This will surely help those who are frustrated by the way parking enforcement is handled by the city and contractors.
With the app you have proof that you paid for parking.
Long overdue where other cities have had this ability for years, including nearby Glendale.
It improves visitor and shopper experiences.
Urbane Cafe Pasadena Opening Soon @UrbaneCafe
The new Urbane Cafe Pasadena location will be where the previous Panda Express was located. Panda moved next door to what was occupied by Rubios. Rubios closed this location.
Urbane Cafe will be located at 218 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA.
A California-Grown, Family-Owned Original
The flagship Urbane Cafe restaurant that founder Tom Holt opened in Ventura over 12 years ago has become a hometown success story. Today, we’re opening Urbane Cafes throughout California in cities where people like Tom want to enjoy hearty, healthy meals at everyday prices, in a fun, comfortable location.
78 North Ash Street
Ventura, CA 93001
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NEWS RELEASE A MESSAGE FROM PASADENA POLICE CHIEF PHILLIP L. SANCHEZ This afternoon, I informed Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell that I will be retiring from my position as the Chief of Police, effective April 18th, 2018. The decision to step away from serving my community is a difficult one which took much deliberation and careful thought. For the past eight years I have had the honor of leading one of the nation’s finest law enforcement agencies, comprised of heroic men and women who serve with distinction in keeping our city safe. Putting on the Pasadena Police Uniform everyday has truly been a humbling experience. I am proud of the progress we have made as an agency during my tenure. We implemented various new technologies into our policing abilities including the Body Worn Camera program and enhanced community outreach with the Community Police Academy in both English and Spanish. We have increased the diversity of the Police Department to reflect the community it serves, all the while enhancing our responses to terror threats at large events, while working hard to deliver exceptional police service. My wife, Deborah, and I are blessed to have a large family and after a 38 year career in law enforcement, I look forward to spending time with all of them in the years ahead. I want to offer my sincere thanks to Mayors Bill Bogaard and Terry Tornek; to the members of the Pasadena City Council, to City Managers Michael Beck and Steve Mermell; and most of all, to the outstanding men and women of the Pasadena Police Department who will continue to serve this city with honor and humility. Thank you for allowing me to serve the City of Pasadena.
Get ready! JAY-Z AND BEYONCE OTR II will be stopping in a city near you! The full list of tour dates is below!
JAY-Z and BEYONCÉ – OTR II
Sat 9/22 @ 7pm
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA