Feb 21 2018
Crypto Invest Summit 2018 Discount Tickets Los Angeles #crypto #bitcoin @cryptoinvestsummit

Crypto Invest Summit – Los Angeles


Monday, April 30, 2018 | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 6:00 PM –

Wed, May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM

Buy your ticket here

Blockchain Meets Investors

Crypto Invest Summit brings to you the who-is-who in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space on 2 stages and the largest crypto expo space in the world. Join us for two days of presentations, pitches, educational panels and insightful fireside chats with industry leaders.

Visit www.CryptoInvestSummit.io for more information.

LA Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Feb 13 2018
3rd Annual Masters of Taste – L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of The Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl! (Sunday, May 6th, 2018) @MastersofTaste @626food

3rd Annual Masters of Taste – L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of The Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl! (Sunday, May 6th, 2018)

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, February 12th, 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 Historic 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 and 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, 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, Zooies Cookies and much 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 Indie Brewing Company, Iron triangle Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., San Fernando Brewing Co., State Brewing Co. and more.


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, Hitching Post Winery, Y3 by Jax Vineyards, Kieu Hoang Winery, Lorimar Vineyard and Winery, Anderson Valley’s Navarro Vineyards and Wrath Wines to name a few.


Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails, including Peter Lloyd-Jones of 1886, Devon Espinosa of Sunset & Vinyl, Colin Pflugradt of SOL Cocina, and Pasadena’s Magnolia House. Top brands showcasing their finest spirits will also include American Born Moonshine, Dulce Vida Tequila, 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, Immordl energy elixirs, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar and Zico Coconut Water and more.


More Culinary Masters, Sweet Masters and Beverage Masters to be announced.


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, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Kauffman Wealth Management and Zonin USA.


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. Masters of Taste 2018 Early Bird Tickets will be available for purchase until Thursday, March 1st, 2018. 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 – Lyft, Uber, Taxi, etc. – since this event does serve alcoholic beverages. Complimentary parking will also be available at the event

Feb 13 2018
Family Winemakers 2018 Pasadena Wine Tasting @626food @FWCTasting #cawines


Family Winemakers 2018 Pasadena Wine Tasting
by Family Winemakers of California


Each year in California we bring wine lovers together & host TWO of the most comprehensive tasting of California wines in the world! Must be 21+

Family Winemakers of California
Pasadena Tasting
“An Afternoon of Great Wines – A Family Tradition!”

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Consumer Tickets from 2-5pm: $75.00

All Access Tickets from 12-5pm: $95 (includes iSip Lounge)

Your Consumer Ticket includes: Unlimited access to approximately 125 wineries from 50+ California appellations pouring over 35 varietals and over 500 different wines; commemorative wine glass; a great variety of cheeses, breads and crackers. Wine orders may be placed at this tasting, to be shipped from the winery. Many wineries will be offering special pricing on shipping and/or select wines. No wine may leave the building since state law and ABC rules prohibit free gifts of alcohol.

One thread weaves through this tasting — a desire to bring you the best wines. This tasting is about the breadth of wineries from across the state, an enormous range of varietals, and wine growing appellations from all over the state. All Family Winemakers tastings focus on wineries that are small (generally under 5000 cases), have limited marketing outreach, and will be represented by family members. There will be wineries at this event pouring with Family Winemakers for the first time. It’s an opportunity to expand your palate. You can sample new releases from your classic favorites and from wineries just selling their first vintages. CHECK out varietals you’ve never heard of or your best-loved Cabs and Chardonnays. This well-respected tasting is a once-a-year opportunity to tour and taste California’s wine country under one place.

For those that have not participated in a wine tasting of this size, we have developed some Helpful Hints (Click on the link to DOWNLOAD our Consumer guide to wine tastings).

Contact us: tasting@familywinemakers.org, (415) 705-0646

Participant expressly grants the promoter and its licensees to use holder’s image or likeness in connection with any live or recorded transmission or reproduction of such event, and the right to send you emails about subsequent tastings.

No one under 21 admitted, including infants. Only certified service animals are allowed.

Buy tickets here

Feb 11 2018
Green Life Food Festival 2018 @626food #pasadena #foodevent

Green Life Food Festival 2018

A lively, family-friendly two day event for all growers and consumers who wan to know more about healthy, sustainable and delicious food, especially those cultivated through Natural Agriculuture principles and methods. Local foods, workshops, knowledgeable speakers, activities for kids, and more!

Come join us for two days of workshops*, classes*, presentations, and activities covering the growing, preparing, and consuming of healthy food. Vendor booths, raffle, and panel discussion included. Feed your body, mind, and soul.


Please register here for the event. It is FREE.

2430 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 584-8841


Because classes and workshops have limited space, registration opens at 9:30 am on both days!

A free admission family friendly event with workshops, classes, presentations and activities. Please register at greenlifefood.org.

Feb 9 2018
#NationalPizzaDay National Pizza Day – Top Places for Pizza Pasadena @626food #pizza

#NationalPizzaDay National Pizza Day – Top Places for Pizza Pasadena @626food #pizza

Are you looking for a place to have pizza on National Pizza Day. In the Pasadena, CA area there are lots of pizza places.

Here’s just a few.

Some are chains and some are one or two locations

Tarantino’s Pizzeria Inc
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
The Luggage Room Pizzeria
Pie Life Pizza
Pitfire Artisan Pizza
Two Guys From Italy Pizzeria
The Pizza Press
Bambino’s Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
Pinocchio’s Pizza
Romeo’s Pizza
Pizza of Venice

Feb 6 2018
Derive Restaurant Opens in Place of Racion Restaurant Pasadena @626food
As you may have heard, we have decided to close Racion Restaurant. Since first opening Racion six years ago, we have done our best to serve high quality foods in the Spanish Basque tradition and enjoyed both great success and the satisfaction that comes with doing what we love! However, we are ready for a new challenge exploring new cuisines, flavors, and techniques. As a result, we have been remodeling the space to accommodate a new project we are excited to share – Dérive Restaurant! Dérive is an ingredient-driven, New American neighborhood restaurant supporting small organic farmers and wineries.
Our team, including fellow Chef Shane Alvord and Restaurateur Loretta Peng, will remain the same, as will our commitment to quality and a high level of service. We are now open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week 11:30am-10pm, and eventually for breakfast as well.
As a gesture of our gratitude, we are pleased to offer our loyal customers a 10% discount off of their bill when they visit Dérive Restaurant. This offer is good for two months, until April 1, 2018. Just mention the words “Friends and Family” to your server upon arrival and the discount will be applied to your bill.
Call 626-460-8110 or Reserve online
Feb 6 2018
Watch Live at 3:45pm ET: Falcon Heavy Test Launch @SpaceX #FalconHeavy

Watch Live at 3:45pm ET: Falcon Heavy Test Launch


SpaceX is targeting launch of the Falcon Heavy Test Flight today, February 6th, 2018, at 3:45pm ET from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.

Falcon Heavy’s first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

You can watch the test flight and a simulation of what we hope happens during flight at www.spacex.com/webcast.

Jan 29 2018
LA Fleet Week 2018 Save the Date @LAFleetWeek

LA Fleet Week 2018

Make Your Holiday Weekend Great:

Are you dreaming of summer and what you might do? Come join us to celebrate the red, white, and blue!
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Friday, August 31st – Monday, September 3rd
Los Angeles Fleet Week, LA’s 3rd Annual Labor Day tradition, will be returning to the LA Waterfront to celebrate the men and women of our U.S. Sea Services. Guests will enjoy free ship tours, aerial and military equipment demonstrations, educational activities, sports and culinary competitions, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show.

So mark those calendars and stay tuned for more news to come. Look out LA, here comes the fun!

Click Here for LA Fleet Week Event Information
Jan 27 2018
SoCal Museums Free-For-All 2018, Sunday, January 28th @metrolosangeles #MuseumFreeForAll @SoCalMuseums #FreeMuseumDay

SoCal Museums & Metro are starting off the year with the 13th annual museums Free-for-All, Sunday, January 28th.  Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge.

2018 Participating Museums:

Jan 26 2018
Original Twohey’s Restaurant Moves to New South Pasadena Location in Spring 2018! @Twoheys #626food

Original Twohey’s Restaurant Moves to New South Pasadena Location in Spring 2018!

 Home of The Little Stinko Continues to Serve up Memories:

Original Twohey’s Restaurant Moves to New South Pasadena Location in Spring 2018!

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 (Alhambra, CA), Thursday, January 25, 2018:  After 75 years of serving up family-friendly American Fare, including their famous burgers, onion rings, award-winning soda fountain and hot fudge sundaes, the iconic original Twohey’s Restaurant will be moving to South Pasadena in Spring 2018!

Twohey’s Restaurant originally opened in Pasadena in 1943, and then moved a decade later to its present location at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Atlantic Boulevard in Alhambra. After negotiations to renew their lease over the past several years was unsuccessful, the original Twohey’s Restaurant has found a new home and is relocating to neighboring city South Pasadena. “We have been unable to reach a new lease agreement at our Alhambra location. However, we are able to stay on month-to-month to keep our staff employed and serve our customers during our transition to the new location in South Pasadena. We are deeply saddened to move from Alhambra and are grateful for the support from the community throughout the years. The tremendous outpouring of love and loyalty during this time has been overwhelming, with legions of friends, family, and guests sharing their unique stories of what Twohey’s Restaurant has meant to them. Though, it is bittersweet, we are excited for this new chapter and to continue the Twohey’s Restaurant legacy in South Pasadena,” states Jim Christos.

Twohey’s Restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, and every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight. For more information, please visit www.Twoheys.com or call Twohey’s Restaurant at 626.284.7387 directly.

Twohey’s Restaurant South Pasadena will be located at 424 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena CA, 91030. For future updates on the opening, please visit www.Twoheys.com.

Ed: The new location of Twohey’s was previously occupied by various restaurants, most notably Tommy Lasorda’s restaurant venture Carmine’s.  Other occupants included Craft Hill and Sow House. Carmine’s closed in 2015.  Sow House closed in 2016. Craft Hill closed in 2017. Craft Hill has another location in West Covina.

Jan 25 2018
LA Tech Job Fair on 3/8 – Free Tickets @Comparably #latechjobfair

LA Tech Job Fair on 3/8 – Free Tickets

Meet 200+ of the best LA Tech Companies looking to hire great candidates ….  Last year we had 10,000+ people attend TechFairLA making it the biggest SoCal tech event of the year… Get your FREE TICKET to the 2018 event today. 

On March 8th, we’re bringing back the largest ever tech job fair to Los Angeles.  I’m hosting TechFairLA with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Annenberg Foundation.  The biggest tech companies in LA will all be there (Snap, SpaceX, Ticketmaster, Tinder, ZipRecruiter, Jam City, Headspace, YouTube, Cornerstone OnDemand, Warner Brothers…).  If you are looking for a job in Tech (engineering, product, marketing, design, sales, finance, operations) this is a MUST ATTEND event.  And even if you’re not looking for a new job, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and network with all of the top LA tech companies, VCs/CEOs, City/Civic leaders, and the LA tech community at large.  

To see the full list of Companies participating please visit: www.Comparably.com/techfair 

Comparably is committed to helping employees get paid fairly and to making work more transparent.  To see how much people like you get paid & to rate your workplace, visit www.Comparably.com

I look forward to having you join us (again) for what promises to be the biggest and best SoCal tech event of the year.

Jason Nazar, Comparably CEO

p.s. Thank you to our amazing partners and sponsors: Annenberg Tech, Cooley LLP, LegalZoom, and Delta Air Lines for helping to make this event possible.


To see the full overview of TechFair LA 2018 please visit our website at: https://www.comparably.com/techfair/

LA’s Largest Technology Job Fair will be returning to LA for an even bigger and better event for the second year in a row, co-hosted by Comparably, Annenberg Foundation and Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Over 250 most prominent tech companies in attendence along with 10,000+ job-seekers in Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing, Design and more attending.


– 250+ hottest Technology companies

– 10,000+ job-seekers in attendance

– Breakout Sessions led by top Tech Leaders and CEOs.

– Startup DEMO-Day

– Hack-A-Thon

– Food Trucks, Live DJ, and Prizes!


Past guest speakers include:

Jam CIty CEO, Chris DeWolfe

BAM Ventures Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Richard Jun

Sabio Co-Founders, Gregorio Rojas and Liliana A. Monge

SVB’s Rob Freelan and Laurel & Wolf CEO, Leura Fine, Realty Mogul CEO, Jilliene Helman

LegalZoom CMO, Laura Goldberg

DAQRI Chief Human Potential Officer, Michael Lynch

New Business Ventures CTO and President, Malcolm Casselle and Warner Bros EVP, Justin Herz

CSOD CEO, Adam Miller

Check out last year’s event here, and some of the highlighted company’s in attendance below:

Jam City, Cornerstone OnDemand, Cooley LLP, LegalZoom, Tronc, Sabio,  Comparably, Silicon Valley Bank, EY, DAQRI, Snapchat, Honest Company, Ticketmaster, Hyperloop-One, DogVacay, Soothe, ZipRecruiter, FabfitFun, YouTube, Amazon, Scopely, Uber, Loot Crate, Laurel and Wolf, Honey, ZEFR, Riot Games, Enplug, Headspace, Realty Mogul, Two Bit Circus, Spokeo, Omaze, Chownow, NationBuilder, Clutter, YouTube, Uber, All Def Digital, CrossCampus and more.


See the full details about the event here: https://www.comparably.com/techfair/

Jan 24 2018
Pirates, Innovation and Rum! at Pasadena Playhouse – Pirates of Penzance @InnovatPasadena @PasPlayhouse

Join Innovate Pasadena for “Pirates, Innovation and Rum!” at the Pasadena Playhouse on Monday, January 29th.  There will be music, giveaways, tasty food, and of course, Pirate-style rum drinks all on the set of the set of the Pirates of Penzance. The event is free but registration is required to attend. Space is limited so register today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pirates-innovation-and-rum-tickets-41976209974

Pirates, Innovation and Rum!

Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

The Pasadena Playhouse is producing an unconventional, immersive production of Pirates of Penzance. It’s like nothing that’s ever been done in the Playhouse before, and the Innovate Pasadena community is warmly welcomed to come and get a close-up look. We’ll have music, giveaways, tasty food, and of course, Pirate-style rum drinks. Everyone is able to wander the stage, play with the props, network, eat, drink and be pirate-y. Space is limited so registration is required to attend. RSVP today!


Jan 24 2018
TOMATOMANIA Events Scheduled 2018 @tomatomania

We can’t wait to see you at events this spring!

*More info coming soon and be sure to check in here periodically for updates, additions or changes.

Mark Your Calendars – TOMATOMANIA Season is Almost Here!

The TOMATOMANIA event schedule is all in line for the spring. Be sure to check out the dates and sites



MARCH 2-11:  Roger’s Gardens • Corona Del Mar, CA

MARCH 10-11:  The Water Conservation Garden • El Cajon, CA

MARCH 9-11:  Fig Earth Supply PARTNER SALE • Los Angeles

MARCH 16-18:  Tapia Brothers • Encino

MARCH 23-24:  Otto & Sons Nursery • Fillmore

MARCH 24:  Topa Mountain Winery • Ojai

APRIL 6-8:  Descanso Gardens • La Canada/Flintridge

APRIL 14-15:  Cornerstone Sonoma • Sonoma, CA

Jan 24 2018
Apple iOS 11.2.5 Released ahead of iOS 11.3 Release Due Spring 2018 #ios

iOS 11.2.5 includes support for HomePod and introduces the ability for Siri to read the news (US, UK and Australia only). This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Jan 22 2018
Culinary Social – Open House Pasadena @626food @NewSchoolofCook

Culinary Social – Open House

Saturday, February 3


Entrance is FREE, but RSVP’s are recommended at tvizquez@newschoolofcooking.com.

Join us as we open our doors to the public. Come learn about all of our Culinary and Pastry programs. We have something for everyone!

Chef Demos

FREE bites and beverages

Local Craft Makers

525 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101



Jan 19 2018
CAMILO’S Bistro Eagle Rock Closes

CAMILO’S Bistro Eagle Rock Closes

CAMILO’S Bistro has decided to close it’s doors. After 18 years in our community, we have come to the point of letting our beloved bistro go. We have nothing but wonderful memories in our second home, served many great meals, enjoyed many glasses of wine with our guests, friends and family, danced with many of you, heard many life stories, shared our lives with many, made many good friends, saw many children born and grow, loved our great staff who were so loyal and with us and have been with us since we opened, most importantly, we hoped everyone felt our sincere hospitality and friendship every time you walked out our door, and that most of you didn’t mind our hugs and kisses as we said goodbye.

Unfortunately, good things come to an end. In the past few years, with all the operating costs rising, personal illness and complications, and the decline of business income, we are forced to close. This decision is beyond emotionally hard, especially knowing we truly loved what we did and gave it our all, to keep our doors open. As many of our fellow business owners know, who love their business as much as we did, you hold on, until you are all out of options and you just can’t operate anymore and realize your business debt is just rising. Therefor, at this time, we will reorganize our lives and look forward to what the next chapter may bring.

Thank YOU!!! We met many wonderful people through the years, many who have became our personal friends, a special thanks to all our wonderful staff who stayed with us until the end. We will miss everyone, but we know that we will see you all around our community soon.

Again, thank you for your support through the years.

Until we meet again,

Camilo & Amelia

CAMILO’S California Bistro & Catering Co. | 2128 West Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Jan 17 2018
Foodie Con 2018 Sat-Sun April 7-8 #foodiecon @foodie_con

SAT APRIL 7 – 11 AM – 5 PM
SUN APRIL 8 – 11 AM – 4 PM

A ‘Comic-Con’ for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event offers attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.

Foodie Con delivers everything your palate desires all under one roof and all in one fun-filled weekend!

Buy tickets

Cooking Classes Tickets

Jan 16 2018
Security Update – How to Spot and Avoid Income Tax Scams

Security Update – How to Spot and Avoid Income Tax Scams

Filing your taxes can be stressful on its own, but today it’s more important than ever to be aware of cybercriminals preying on unsuspecting taxpayers. These criminals count on you being confused by the tax forms coming in the mail, and the amount of information the IRS can request. They use this confusion to try and obtain your personal and financial information. Here are some of the most common tax scams, along with ways to safeguard yourself this tax season:

IRS Phishing

Phishing is a scam using unsolicited email or a fake website, posing as a legitimate website, to trick you into providing personal and financial information. The email or fake website can also be used to infect your device with malware. These emails and fake websites can even mimic the IRS. Cybercriminals use the information collected to commit identity, or financial theft. Phishing is an effective scam during tax season because many people feel comfortable providing personal information to the IRS.

It is important to keep in mind that the IRS will not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. They also won’t send you an email about a bill or refund out of the blue. Don’t click on anything claiming to be from the IRS that takes you by surprise. Official IRS websites have URL addresses beginning with www.irs.gov, so if an IRS site you are looking at has a different address, don’t enter any information, no matter how official it looks. If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, report it by sending it to phishing@irs.gov.

IRS Impersonation Telephone Scam

Another common scam occurring during tax season involves callers pretending to be IRS agents. These callers try to convince you to pay an outstanding tax debt that doesn’t exist. They can sound very convincing when they call, and may use fake names and IRS identification badge numbers to sound official. They may even threaten you with jail time or garnishment if you do not immediately settle the debt by sending a wire transfer or prepaid debit card. The caller typically alters the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling and leaves urgent callback requests if the phone is not answered.

The IRS will never call taxpayers demanding payment on the spot, nor will they call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill. The IRS will not demand payment without giving you the opportunity to question, or appeal the amount you owe. They will not require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card, and will not threaten to bring in law enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately and contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 to report the call.

Return Preparer Fraud

While the majority of tax return professionals provide honest, high-quality service, there are dishonest preparers who prepare tax returns with the intent of committing refund fraud or identity theft. These scam artists may use flyers, phone calls and/or emails to lure victims with the promise of larger than normal refunds. Once they have your personal information, they may falsify your tax return to obtain a huge refund, which they deposit into their bank account, or use the information on your return to steal your identity. Common victims of this scam are people who are not required to file a tax return, non-English speaking individuals, and the elderly, but anyone can be a potential victim.

Be on the lookout for anyone promising inflated refunds. You should be suspicious of anyone who promises a large refund without looking at your records, a person who asks you to sign a blank return, or someone who charges fees based on the amount of the refund. Reputable tax preparers will not cold call you and promise a large return without reviewing your records. Before choosing a tax preparer, you should ask for their IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number, or PTIN, and verify it with the Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers at www.irs.gov.

The Bottom Line. Never respond to unexpected emails or other communications that are supposedly from the IRS. Never provide personal information to someone who calls you out of the blue, even if they claim to be from the IRS. Only provide personal information to the IRS when you are the one who initiates the call. Only provide personal information to a licensed tax professional after you have verified them with the IRS. Following the tips mentioned above will help you from becoming a victim of an income tax scam.

Jan 15 2018
Stater Bros. to Open First Supermarket in Pasadena @StaterBrosMkts @626food

Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. to Open First Supermarket in Pasadena

Press Release here
San Bernardino, California (January 11, 2018) – Stater Bros. Markets is excited to announce that a retail space located at 1390 N. Allen Ave. (northeast corner of Allen Ave. and Washington Blvd.) in Pasadena will soon become a Stater Bros. supermarket. The Company will take possession of this location in May 2018 ensuring a smooth transition from the current occupant. At 42,000 sq. ft., this retail space will then undergo a major remodel, and reopen as a state-of-the-art Stater Bros. supermarket in fall 2018.

The supermarket will feature:

 A Full Service Fresh Meat Department with Stater Bros. famous certified Meat Cutters ready to serve you

 A Full Service Fresh Seafood Department with friendly seafood experts to assist with selection

 FujiSan Handcrafted Sushi made in-house daily

 A Full Service Deli including Cleo & Leo exclusive recipe and always fresh hand-breaded fried chicken, specialty sandwiches and wraps in addition to a full line of prepared party trays

 Full Service Hot Bakery with a full selection of Artisan breads and rolls, specialty single serve desserts, Cleo and Leo line of classic cakes and in-house cake decorators to assist with all special occasion needs

 A Relaxing Seating Area with USB charging outlets and access to free Wi-Fi

 Floral Department for that special gift of fresh flowers, plants or floral arrangements

 Garden Fresh Produce Department featuring more than 1,000 items with expanded organic selections and fruit cut fresh daily

 Energy-efficient LED lighting in addition to glass doors on refrigerated cases to reduce energy consumption

 A décor scheme reflecting Pasadena’s rich history

“We are delighted to welcome Stater Bros. to the City of Pasadena. Stater Bros. Markets provides products and services consistent with the high level of quality the community expects,” Pasadena City Councilmember Margaret McAustin said.

“Stater Bros. is a Company that proudly celebrates tradition and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to establish roots in such a historic and beautiful community,” added Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “We look forward to a good working relationship with the City of Pasadena as the extensive remodel process commences and are thrilled to acquaint Pasadena customers with Stater Bros.’ fresh offerings and exemplary customer service when we open this fall,” Van Helden concluded.


Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The Company currently operates 171 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $80 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, visit staterbros.com.


Jan 10 2018
SCALE 16x Pasadena Convention Center March 8 – 11, 2018 @socallinuxexpo

The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo also known as SCALE 16X will take place on March 8-11, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCALE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events. It is the largest community open source and free software conference in North America and draws around 3,500 attendees annually. A wide variety of tech professionals and enthusiasts attend SCALE, from beginners to industry leaders.
Registration for Scale 16X

Tickets will be available Fall 2017. There are several different types of tickets:

Expo Pass: $20 – Provides access to the exhibit hall and free events. The exhibit halls are open on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.
SCALE Pass: $85 – Provides access to all SCALE sessions, the exhibit hall, and free events.

Southern California Linux Expo
Organizer Website


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