Aug 4 2015
Wearable Tech and IoT LA #pasadena @gizworldconf

Wearable Tech and IoT LA by Gizworld

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM Pasadena Convention Center Pasadena, CA

Location: Pasadena convention center (Pasadena, CA).
Panel discussion on emerging wearable health 2.0 platform featuring Stanley Yang (NeuroSky CEO), Charles Michael Yim (Breathometer CEO), Sonny Vu (Misfit Wearables CEO), Monisha Perkash (LumoBody Tech CEO), and Jesse Slade Shantz (OMsignal CMO).

Wearable Tech LA 2014 featured by Fox LA:

Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Wearable Tech LA 2014 featured by ABC News:

Last year we brought you LA’s first Wearable Tech conference in July 2014 with speakers from great companies like Misfit Wearables, Pebble, AT&T, along with olympic athletes like Dick Fosbury..You also had a chance to see a trainer wolf on stage wearing a GoPro camera.

We are now back in 2015! Join us at our 2 day IOT conference for an exclusive first look at emerging 100+ domestic and International Wearable Tech and IoT startups! Meet Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech companies, athletes from major LA teams, top scientists and researchers, OEMs, VR/AR startups, robotics startups, smart toy startups, connected car vendors, smart home vendors, drone vendors, working on technologies for wearables and IoT devices that will change the world. Participate in hands on workshops, watch panels with top thoughts leaders, VCs, rapid-fire pitches from 30+ top wearable computing and IoT start-up companies, live demos and network at Wearable Tech & IoT LA.

To view the ful agenda please visit:

Confirmed speakers include:

    • Aaron Luber,  Head of partnerships, Google VR Cardboards
    • Sky Christopherson, World’s record holder in cycling, Olympic athlete (1996), entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker
    • Dustin Wish – Senior Product Engineer,  Samsung’s Milk VR services platform
    • Emmanuel Itier – Hollywood movie producer
    • Pierre Delaigue, Product Manager,  Renault Innovation Silicon Valley Center
    • Charles Michael Yim – CEO,  Breathometer (Winner of Shark Tank TV Show)
    • Erick Miller, Entrepreneur, investor.
    • Myriam Joire, Tech advisor, Former Chief evangelist at Pebble, Former Senior Mobile Editor at Engadget
    • Ed Cho – Marketing manager – IOT,  Cisco
    • Guy Bendov, CEO, Side-kick Games
    • Takuro Yoshida – CEO,  LogBar inc / Ring
    • Kayvan Mirza, CEO,  Optinvent
    • Oliver Starr –  Professional wolf trainer & Chief Evangelist, Pearltrees
    • Julien Blin – Managing Director & CEO, Gizworld
    • And many more coming from the Silicon Valley, Israel, Canada, Europe and Asia…..

Go book your ticket now!!

About Gizworld:

Gizworld LLC is the premier “global” mobile/wearable computing consultancy focused on helping both startups and leading organizations grow their businessand ecosystem. We provide consulting services such as GTM, product strategy, competitive intelligence, market research, marketing/PR, business development (e.g. OEMs, carriers) for new entities and growing concerns alike. Visit us at


Aug 4 2015
General Manager of Water & Power Pasadena Retiring Job Posting #pasadena

In case you are wondering if there was going to be additional fallout from the embezzlement, then perhaps the fact that the current General Manager of Pasadena Water & Power is retiring could be another such move to to show residents what the city is doing.  Perhaps the fact that she is retiring is a way to save face and keep retirement benefits.  What was her involvement, perhaps we will never know, but as GM of the department, you would think there would have been oversight and auditing a fund such as this that collected monies on a annual basis and managed projects with long terms to completion, years in most cases. The Underground Utility Project was operated under the Pasadena Water & Power.


After 14 years of leadership, Phyllis Currie retired from the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) on June 30, 2015. The City will be conducting a nationwide search for a permanent General Manager.

During this transition, the City Manager has appointed Eric Klinkner as the Interim General Manager. Mr. Klinkner is currently the Deputy General Manager, a role he has held for more than a decade. Mr. Klinkner has been with PWP since 1995.

For full bio of Eric Klinkner, click here.

According to the Pasadena Star News — retired June 30, 2015.

Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie will retire June 30 after 14 years at the helm of the municipal utility.

This is the job posting for City of Pasadena Water & Power General Manager.

Due to the upcoming retirement of our current General Manager, the City of Pasadena is seeking applicants for the position of General Manager of the Pasadena Water and Power Department. We have contracted with an outside executive search firm, Dowdy Recruiting, LLC., for this recruitment. Please click on the link here for more information about this exciting opportunity.

This position is open until filled, with a review of top candidates the second week of August and interview panels scheduled for September 2 in Pasadena.


Still we have no word that City Manager Michael Beck is stepping down or being fired.

Why? Many ask, perhaps he is being protected by some in power to protect others who are even more responsible for the embezzlement or perhaps they are doing a good job in investigating and determining best steps to prevent this from ever happening again.  One thing for sure, those in power, would like to move past this, but there are those who continue to push for answers.

Aug 3 2015
Obituary – William Brady Reynolds, 76

William Brady Reynolds

William Brady Reynolds, the original “Piano Man”, was born March 16, 1939, and died at Jones Regional Medical Center July 31, 2015.

Worship services will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church followed by a celebration of life and a meal, 201 N. Ford St. Anamosa.  Pastor Katie Lowe Lancaster will be officiating.

After graduating from Northwest Missouri State, Brady married Barrie Parks on June 16, 1962. They had four sons, Kent (Lori), Deg (deceased), Joseph (deceased) and Mike (Amanda); five grandchildren, Heidi (Eric Schmitt), Deg, Tessa, Annette and Brady Reynolds; two sisters-in-law, Cecilia Parks, Monica Spinner, and a brother-in-law, Chuck Chadwick; four nieces Jennifer Parks Pratt, Summer Parks, Teri Miller, and Julie Reynolds.

Brady was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, Deg and Joseph; his brother, John; his sister, Rita; and his brother-in-law, Dennis Parks.

Brady first worked as a teacher and later was employed by Farmstead Foods, Summerville Trucking and Waspi Waste.

Brady was also active in St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Praise Band and the Anamosa City Council.

His favorite pastimes were golfing, playing the harmonica and spending time with family and friends having political and philosophical discussions.

He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.







Aug 3 2015
Green Zone Asian Restaurant Opening Second Location in Pasadena @626food @GreenZoneSGV

The opening date of the 2nd location of Green Zone is slated for August 22nd, 2015.

The location of the second location will be in Pasadena, located at

34 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena

Green Zone iconic Hainan chicken with rice.

At Green Zone, we believe in taking the road less traveled by, and truly, it makes all the difference. Enjoy fine organic cuisine with us at #GreenZone

the original location:

534 e valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

mon, wed, to sun
11am til’ 10pm
closed tuesdays


Aug 3 2015
LA Weekly’s Burgers and Beer! SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 @laweeklystreet


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

L.A. Weekly is hosting its inaugural signature food celebration, BURGERS & BEER, featuring Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants and best craft breweries highlighting food and craft beer samplings from over 35 restaurants and 30+ breweries. Come enjoy the eats, the brews, entertainment and shopping!

3 Square Café & Röckenwagner Bakery, animal, Badmaash, Barrel & Ashes, Belcampo Meat Co., Bouchon Bistro, Butchers & Barbers,Cassell’s Burgers, Escala, Grill ‘Em All, Haché LA, Hamburguesas Punta Cabras, Hawkins House of Burgers, Hole in the Wall Burger Joint, Ledlow, littlefork, Little Dom’s, Mariscos El Cristalazo, MessHall, Mrs. Fish, Perch, Pie n’ Burger, Pink’s,Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Pono Burger, Rush Street, salt’s cure, Seoul Sausage Company, Slater’s 50/50, The Counter, The Independence, the hungry cat, The Pikey, The Rockefeller, The Standing Room, The Tripel, Venice Whaler Bar & Grill and Wood Spoon.

Alosta Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing, Angel City Brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing, Cabotella Mexican Ale, Crabbie’s, Drake’s Brewing, I&I Brewing, Kinetic Brewing Co., Kronenbourg Blanc, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing, Ommegang, St. Killian, Strand Brewing Company and Sudwerk Brewery.

Presale tickets for Burgers & Beer are ON SALE NOW! Enter promo code BURGERCOLISEUM to unlock ticket types for purchase. General admission ticket sales starts Monday, May 18th, 10:00am at Ticketfly.

Budweiser, Beautiful Things LA, Califia Farms, Caviar, Chelsea Mabel Ethnic Spice Blend, Crown Imports, Diabolo, Dry Soda, Follow Your Heart, Hustler Hollywood, Jarritos, Keurig, London Manori Jewelry, Ludlows Cocktail Co., Pop Candy, Socal Etsy Guild and O.pen Vape.

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Event Details

Date & Time:
August 8, 2015 3:00 PM
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States

Get Directions
Jul 30 2015
Fall Brewery Artwalk is Coming :: October 3 + 4, 2015 – Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE! – The 34th Anniversary Brewery Artwalk is October 3 + 4 at the largest active arts community in the world.  Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to one of the most unique cultural events in Los Angeles.

NOTE:  Due to our immense popularity and increasing number of visitors (… as well as significant feedback from our friends) – we are making parking and access a top priority for the upcoming Artwalk!   Watch our email notifications and Facebook page for updated information.

The Brewery Artwalk Association is a non profit organization staffed by LA Brewery artists and volunteers.  Our primary focus is the promotion of Brewery artists through the twice annual LA Brewery Artwalk and to support arts and culture in Los Angeles in general.

Brewery Artwalk Association | 2100 N Main St. A10 | Los Angeles | CA | 90031 | 323.638.9382

Jul 30 2015
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Not Upgrading? What to do. Tips

If you are like many, your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 is not upgrading as you expected.

This free upgrade which you are allowed to take advantage for one year is supposed to have been released yesterday July 29, 2015.

If you click the “Get Windows 10″ icon in your system tray it should alert you to start the install.

Some users are reporting an error:

 “WindowsUpdate_80240020 OR WindowsUpdate_dt000″ (1)
Which appears after the download is complete and then the installation is starting.   If you repeat the steps below, some users have been able to install, but it does appear to be an issue.

The window shows:

Your upgrade is reserved!

There’s nothing you to do right now. You’ll get a notification on your PC or tablet when the Windows 10 is ready to install.

So how do you force the Windows 10 upgrade, as Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 in waves, which means it could be weeks before you are able to download the new operating system.

1. Launch the hard drive which houses your Windows operating system. This is usually the C: drive.

2. Navigate to C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload and delete all the files within the Download folder. This should give you a clean start with Windows Update.

3. Open up the Windows Update app by hitting the Windows key and simply searching for “Windows Update”. Hit enter to launch the app.

4. While Windows Update loads, open the command prompt by hitting the Windows key again and searching for “cmd“.

5. But do not hit enter – instead right-click on the item and choose “Run As Administrator.”

6. Once the windows opens, type – but do not hit return – “wuauclt.exe /updatenow” (but without the speech marks).

7. Back to the Windows Update window, click on the “Check for Updates” button in the menu on the left-hand side, beneath Control Panel Home.

8. Once you have clicked the menu option a progress bar should appear with Windows telling you it is now “Checking for Updates…”

9. While this loads – quickly navigate back the command prompt window and hit enter on the command you typed in earlier.

10. Now Windows Update should tell you that Windows 10 is available and that the installer is being downloaded.

There are reports that Microsoft has disabled this from working.

Jul 30 2015
Walter J. Palmer, DDS River Bluff Dental – Dentist Lion Killer – Letter to Patients

Update: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Edward Grace, the service’s deputy chief of law enforcement, is asking for Palmer to report for questioning. We ask that Dr. Palmer or his representative contact us immediately

“They went hunting at night with a spotlight, and they spotted Cecil,” officials said. “They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park.”

Walter Palmer allegedly shot Cecil with an arrow but failed to kill him. He tracked Cecil for 40 hours and shot him to death with a gun, officials said.

Cecil was skinned and beheaded, officials said. His head has not been found.

Chris Egert's photo.


July 28, 2015

To my valued patients:

As you may have already heard, I have been in the news over the last few days for reasons that have nothing to do with my profession or the care I provide for you. I want you to know of this situation and my involvement

In addition to spending time with my family, one of my passions outside dentistry is hunting. I’ve been a life-long hunter since I was a child growing up in North Dakota. I don’t often talk about hunting with my patients because it can be a divisive and emotionally charged topic. I understand and respect that not everyone shares the same views on hunting.

In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted.

I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.

I have not been contacted by authorities in Zimbabwe or in the U.S. about this situation, but will assist them in any inquiries they may have.

Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion. That was never my intention.

The media interest in this matter – along with a substantial number of comments and calls from people who are angered by this situation and by the practice of hunting in general – has disrupted our business and our ability to see our patients. For that disruption, I apologize profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We are working to have patients with immediate needs referred to other dentists and will keep you informed of any additional developments.

On behalf of all of us at River Bluff Dental, thank you for your support.


Walter J. Palmer, DDS
River Bluff Dental

Jul 29 2015

LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast

Thursday July 30, 2015

LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast (GA)

LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast (GA)
8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast (VIP)
7:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)

Create Nightclub
6021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90028


Jul 28 2015
Tickets to California Beer Festival – Sunday, September 13, 2015 San Dimas @626food

Frank G. Bonelli Park • San Dimas, CA

Sunday, September 13 – 11:00AM

Two Tickets to Sunday’s Hamburger & Hops Music Festival
Two 12-Ounce Beers & Souvenir Pint Glasses
Family-Friendly Fest with Live Entertainment!

Frank G. Bonelli Park
120 Via Verde
San Dimas, CA 91773
805-323-5691 | PO Box 5131 | Ventura, CA 93005 | (805) 628.9588

Head just a few miles east of LA for the California Beer Festival at the beautiful Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas on Sunday, September 13.

The Sunday funday portion of the weekend celebration will feature CBF’s Hamburger & Hops Music Festival, with live entertainment from several tribute bands, including headliner Foreverland — a 14-piece tribute to Michael Jackson. Curb your appetite with gourmet burgers and wash it all down with beers crafted by award-winning breweries from around the area that make this event such a draw.

$25 ($60 value) for a ticket package for two, including:
• Two Sunday admissions
• Two tasting glasses
• Two 12-ounce beers

Buy your tickets now.

California Beer Festival Website | Facebook 

Jul 28 2015
Brunch at the Races at Santa Anita Park Oct 18, 2015 Tickets Presale @laweekly @santaanitapark @626food

LA Weekly is excited to announce a new signature event, Brunch at the Races, to their arsenal of annual food extravaganzas! Join us Sunday, October 18th, from 11am–2pm for a delicious and fun-filled day at the track. Take in a horse race at the legendary Santa Anita Park while enjoying signature brunch bites from over 30 of LA’s hottest restaurants and cocktail samples from our partners.

Curated by LA Weekly’s own award-winning restaurant critic Besha Rodell and food editor Sarah Bennett, this event will feature brunch bites from some of the city’s best including: Poppy Cake Baking Co., Cassell’s Hamburgers, Status Kuo, G&B Coffee, Olive & Thyme, Semisweet Bakery and Red Bread with more to come.

Event sponsors Stella Artois, Beam – Suntory, DRY Sparkling, Califia Farms, Diabolo and Soleil Mimosa will be on site as well sampling signature brunch cocktails.

We are excited to offer you this exclusive presale opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public!

Starts: July 28 @ 10am
Ends: Aug 2 @ 10pm

Public On Sale: 8/3 @ 10am

LA Weekly presents Brunch at the Races feature 30+ of LA’s best brunch spots!

Brunch at the Races
Semi Sweet Bakery, Red Bread, The Independence, G&B Coffee, Status Kuo, Cassell’s Hamburgers, Poppy Cake Baking Company, Olive & Thyme
Sunday Oct 18, 2015   Doors: 11:00 AM (ends at 2:00 PM)  $40 – $70
 Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
Jul 27 2015
2015 Banana Festival Saturday, September 19, 2015

2015 Banana Festival
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10 am to 5:00 pm
FREE Admission!

Go bananas on the scenic grounds at the Port of Hueneme at the 4th Annual Banana Festival! Experience the inter-working of the Port with tours, educational displays, all while enjoying one of the Port’s largest imports – Bananas!

What FREE bananas plus Water & Land Port Tours and SEABEE DIVE TANK demonstrations, K9 demos , and Banana Art! – FREE community event thanks to the generous support of our Sponsors!

The average American eats 27 pounds of bananas a year.

Tropical Transport at the Port of Hueneme, Oxnard, California

Jul 27 2015
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – Sunday, September 27, 2015 @PasadenaHumane

Join thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 16th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community fundraiser for animals! The walk is the shelter’s biggest fundraising event of the year because of committed and caring people just like you! With your help, we hope to raise $400,000 to provide care for the thousands of animals that come to our shelter annually.

The Wiggle Waggle Walk Pet Expo featuring a variety of pet products, free samples, K-9 demonstrations, food trucks and canine contests will take place immediately following the walk.

Registration is free and fundraising is encouraged! Your efforts help provide quality food, safe shelter, and veterinary care for the 12,000 animals the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA cares for every year. Register today at or call 626-792-7151 ext.167.

Sunday, September 27
at 8:00am – 1:00pm
Brookside Park
Pasadena, California

Jul 27 2015
David Gilmour Live 2016 – Hollywood Bowl Tickets @pinkfloyd

David Gilmour Live 2016 – Hollywood Bowl Tickets

David Gilmour

Two dates at the World Famous Hollywood Bowl on March 24 & 25, 2016

The Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd

David Gilmour – New Album 9/18/15 – “Rattle That LOCK”

Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of David Gilmour’s new album “Rattle That Lock” available 9/18/15.


1. AceTicket: Tickets Still Available

2. Box OfficeTicket Sales: Tickets

3. Tickets available

4. ScoreBig: Tickets Here

5. GoldStar . Click here to buy on GoldStar


Produced by Andrew Heweitt & Bill Silva Presents.



Jul 27 2015
U.S. and Mexico CONCACAF playoff game at the Rose Bowl Oct 9, 2015 @CONCACAF

U.S. and Mexico CONCACAF playoff game at the Rose Bowl Oct 9, 2015

Between the U.S. and Mexico for a spot in the Confederations Cup will be held Oct. 9 at the Rose Bowl. This is a Friday evening which is typically the busiest committing day of the week.

Tickets to each confederation for sale to official supporter groups. Tickets public sale will begin in September.

Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region.

Promoter of the event Soccer United Marketing.

Jul 25 2015
Nekter Juice Bar Pasadena Grand Opening, July 31, 2015 @NekterJuiceBar @626food

Friday, July 31st
Time: 7am-12pm
Ribbon cutting 11am with The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
FREE 16oz drinks from 7am-12pm
Free $25 gift card to first 50 people to purchase a cleanse
Nekter giveaways

Join us for a GRAND OPENING Celebration at our newest location in Pasadena! We are so excited to have FREE drinks from 7am – 12pm. Hope to see you there.
RSVP Here!

Jul 25 2015
5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015 @tasteofmex @626food

5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015
The Taste Of Mexico Association
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA

Drumroll please… Tickets are on sale now! The big day is Saturday, October 17th! The 5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & MERCADO is coming and trust us, it’s going to blow you away. Don’t forget to use the early bird fan code (TOMFAN15) and save $10 off any ticket.

Taste of Mexico 2015 by Artist Ernesto Yerena



  • Sample gourmet dishes from restaurants, chefs, food trucks and more!
  • Sip handcrafted cocktails from top tequila and mezcal mixioligists, agua fresca, Mexican beer and more!
  • Access to our Taste of Mexico Mercado, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel. 
  • Live entertainment by LA’s most acclaimed cumbia, mariachi and contemporary artists!



  • VIP entry: dedicated entrance, early tastings, beat the crowds!
  • VIP gift bag 
  • Collectible signed poster by acclaimed Artist Ernesto Yerena
GENERAL ADMISSION 7-11:00pm | $65

As The Taste of Mexico Association grew, so did our celebration. We held our SOLD OUT 4th Annual Food & Culture Festival in the beautiful courtyard of downtown’s LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, LA’s dedicated museum to Mexican American history and culture. Taste of Mexico partnered with 31 corporate sponsors and welcomed over 5,500 attendees to a SOLD-OUT event to the city’s premier celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture. The event was officially inaugurated by the the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Carlos Sada. Patrons enjoyed unlimted tastings from 30 of LA’s top Mexican restaurants, ultra-premium tequila and mezcal, Montejo beer, Baja California wines, and premium cocktails, while enjoying live musical performances by Apoco No! (of Chicano Batman & Viento Callejero).

This 2015 is no different. We have extended the layout of our 5th annual celebration into the new adjacent Metro Explanade to expand our evening celebration and the debut of our Taste of Mexico Mercado, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel. The Taste of Mexico Mercado will take place as part of the Taste of Mexico festival and will be located on the new Metro Explanade adjacent to the venue.

5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015: DINNER, MUSIC AND COCKTAILS (*21 and over)

All tickets include unlimited food tastings from all participating restaurants and participating sponsors.

Access to all-you-can-drink in our Tequila Bar, Mezcaleria, Michelada Beer Gardens and The Taste of Mexico Mercado, where you will be able to shop and support local artists. 

Live Entertainment, Mariachi, Jarocho Performances, Photo Booth, Craft Mezcal and Tequila cocktails 

Get your tickets early, we sell out every year.  See you there!


  • There are no extra charges for food and drink inside the event. Both VIP & GA tickets include all food and drink + access to entertainment + access to The Taste of Mexico Mercado
  • 21+ only event. No exceptions (no babies or small children allowed either)
  • I.D. check requiered for entry, don’t forget yours!
  • VIP Admission begins at 6pm.
  • General Admission begins at 7pm. No GA ticket holders will be admitted prior to 7p.
  • Tickets do not need to be printed. Tickets can be scanned from your smart phone.
  • Last call is at 10:15p.
  • 5:15p-6:00p is a vendor refresh period between VIP and GA. We encourage our VIP guests to enjoy the field and entertainment during this time.
  • Tickets are transferrable between attendees.
  • Tickets are NOT refundable.
  • Discounts can NOT be applied after purchase.
  • Tickets are available online only.
  • No tickets are sold at the door when the event is sold out.
  • No readmission or “In-Outs”.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Please drink responsibly.
  • Participating vendors and sponsors are subject to change.
  • Parking is tricky in DTLA, especially on a weekend! Please plan accordingly by taking Metro to Union Station (5 min. walk to LA Plaza), Uber or Lyft. For parking lots nearby, please check locations here:


Jul 23 2015
The 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is THIS WEEKEND #salsafestival #oxnardsalsafestival #oxnard

The 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is THIS WEEKEND!

July 25 & 26, 2015 Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard Food Music Dance

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Live Spicy! Eat Spicy! Come to the 22nd annual celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance. On the menu this weekend at Plaza Park from Saturday and Sunday

  • Salsa Bands & Salsa Dancing
  • Spicy Foods & Ice-Cold Drinks
  • Beer & Margarita Gardens
  • Salsa Tasting Tent
  • Festival Marketplace
  • Kids Zone with Tortilla Art
  • Community Dance Showcase – Saturday at 1 pm
  • Dancing with our Community Stars – Sunday at 1 pm

View Festival Map

Salsa Tasting Tent

Z-140726-OxnardSalsa-0779Live Spicy! Eat Spicy! The Oxnard Salsa Festival is a celebration of all things salsa – food, music and dance – and a place where salsa (the sauce!) reigns supreme.

Under the big-top Salsa Tasting Tent, you’ll find fifty different flavors of salsa to sample and buy. From fresh and fruity, sweet and smoky, to mild and scorching hot. It’s the region’s biggest salsa bar!

Admission to the Salsa Tent is $5 per person and includes a bag of fresh Mission tortilla chips and ten tasting tickets.

Spice up your life at the Oxnard Salsa Festival. And enjoy great salsa all summer long by visiting the restaurants and gourmet grocers featured.

2015 Salsa Tasting Tent Exhibitors

BG’s Café (Saturday only)
428 South “A” Street – Oxnard
House red salsa, garlic roasted green salsa

Chehalem Ridge Brands, LLC
Hu-La-La Tropical Fruit Salsa, Blues Berry Fruit Salsa, Rockin’ Raspberry Fruit Salsa, & Swingin’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Fruit Salsa

Del Real Foods
Available at Raphls, Albertsons, Costco
Del Real Foods Salsa Roja, Del Real Foods Salsa Verde

Desert Smoke BBQ
Desert Smoke BBQ Dippin’ – Moppin’ BBQ Sauces – Sweet & Spicy, Raspberry Chipotle, Pineapple Habanero, Habanero Peach, Hatch Green Chile, Cascabella, Ghost Chile, Scorpion, Ghost Chile, 7-Pot, and more!

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
601 South Oxnard Blvd. – Oxnard
Chunky Chips Salsa

El Oaxaco Restaurant (Sunday Only)
335 West 4th St. – Oxnard
Salsa de Chili de Aqua, Red Salsa

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
1710 East Gonzalez Rd. – Oxnard
Mango Salsa, Chipotle Salsa, Hot Salsa, Salsa Verde

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce
Ghost Scream Hot Sauce, Ghost Scream Chili Garlic Paste, Ghost Scream Chili Garlic Jam

the kitchen
529 South A St. – Oxnard
Oxnard Strawberry Salsa, Salsa Verde

La Dolce Vita Ristorante (Sunday Only)
740 South B St. – Oxnard
“The Sweet Life” Italian Salsa

La Fonda Del Rey
455 South A St. – Oxnard
Watafonda and Chefychoice

Mama Vega’s Products
Mama Vega*s Pico De Gallo, Mama Vega*s Hillbilly Salsa, Mama Vega*s Chipotle Sriracha Salsa

Margarita Villa
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #200 – Ventura
Villa House Red Salsa

Naked Infusions
Oaxaca White Chocolate, Rustic Blue Cheese, Black Silk Expresso, California Burnt Sage

Rootz Sauce and Rootz Watermelon Salsa

Tomas Cafe
Martha’s Red Salsa and Tomas Cafe Mango Salsa

Tresierras Supermarkets
133 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. – Oxnard
Salsa Molcajete and Salsa Verde (Green)

Vallarta Supermarkets
1050 South A St. – Oxnard
2690 n. Vineyard – Oxnard
Deli-Fresh Salsa Roja & Verde, Pico de Gallo, Salsa de Aguacate, Spicy Habanero Salsa, & Guacamole

Whole Foods Market
650 Town Center Drive – Oxnard
365 Al Pastor Salsa, 365 Roasted Poblano Salsa

Visit these downtown restaurants serving at the Festival: BG’s Cafe, El Oaxaco and Sabor.

Directions to the Festival

#oxnardsalsafestival #oxnard

Salsa Recipe Contest

Your family and friends RAVE about your homemade salsa, but do you have what it takes to be the best of the best? We think you do! Take the challenge and enter to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge – Amateur Division recipe competition taking place on Sunday, July 26 during the 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival!

2012 Salsa Fest 423Take the challenge and enter to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2015 taking place on Sunday, July 26 at the Oxnard Salsa Festival!

Presented by the Oxnard Salsa Festival and the kitchen restaurant in downtown Oxnard, amateur salsa chefs are invited to compete to win! The contest is limited to 50 salsas and pre-registration is required. The entry fee is $25 per salsa and includes one souvenir t-shirt per entry. Entry forms are due by Friday, July 10, 2015.

Winning salsas will be selected in several categories including Best Red, Best Green, Best Fruit, Best Mild, Best Medium, and Best Hot. The Judge’s Choice Winner (the best of the best!) will be awarded with a $100 cash prize from the Oxnard Salsa Festival. First place category winners receive a Festival ‘goodie bag’ and a $30 restaurant gift certificate from the kitchen eatery, which was featured on ‘Diners, Drive-ins & Dives’ with Guy Fieri, on the Food Network.

Download the Amateur Entry Form

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El Oaxaco Restaurant
Home Depot Oxnard
Kalani Chiropractic

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Jul 22 2015
10th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk – Saturday, October 10, 2015 @inpasadena

Pasadena ARTWalk

10th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk

Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:00am to 5:00pm

The Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome. Download the application by clicking HERE.

Deadline for is Fri. 7/24! Apply at !

Jul 22 2015
Tunecore Indie Artist Forum – Bringing Artists Together – Roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, artist showcases & more @tunecore

Tunecore Indie Artist Forum – Bringing Artists Together – Roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, artist showcases & more @tunecore


Independent artists, musicians & songwriters


Roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, artist showcases & more


SIR Studios, Hollywood, CA


September 19-20, 2015


TuneCore has always been about supporting the independent artist in their pursuit of success. In that spirit, we’re announcing the inaugural TuneCore Indie Artist Forum. This isn’t your typical music conference; it’s an opportunity for artists and industry representatives alike to have straightforward, tactical discussions about the daily reality of being an artist in today’s music industry landscape.

There will be no cost to the artists that get one of the 200 available slots. Space is limited; interested parties must sign up for a chance to be selected by lottery for admittance. For any artist traveling to Holywood, we will have hotel options available at a discounted rate.

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