Aug 12 2018
Del Taco New Lake Ave Location Pasadena @DelTaco
 

Del Taco New Lake Ave Location Pasadena is being built at the location of the closed Burger King in Pasadena. There one other Burger King location in Pasadena at 622 S Fair Oaks Ave (626) 405-9166.

There are two locations of Del Taco in Pasadena. One is being displaced at 844 E Union St · (626) 792-9842, where a new condo, mixed used project is going.  This project will displace, Coco’s, Dental Offices, Del Taco and other small businesses.  Magic Cleaners moved a few months ago to a new location across the street. 

The new Del Taco is being built at: 765 N Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104

 

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Aug 11 2018
9th Annual L.A. Food Fest
 

9th Annual L.A. Food Fest
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007

Saturday, September 8 at 2 PM – 7 PM

Tickets by Eventbrite

WELCOME BACK TO THE FIRST, THE ORIGINAL – LA FOOD FEST™


PAY ONCE – EAT & DRINK TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT!

ONE TICKET PRICE INCLUDES EVERYTHING!

YES. EVERYTHING!

We’re bringing LA’s favorite tasting event to the grassy Santa Anita Park infield with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite street eats, and more, all in one place for big fun.
All of our vendors are hand picked to bring you the best of the best and help you discover new favorites you won’t find anywhere else. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!) exhibitors from hot restaurants and celebrity chefs to old school carts and stands plus craft beer gardens, craft cocktail bars, tequila tasting, the iced coffee lounge and everyone’s favorite – our ice cream social.

$65 GENERAL ADMISSION – 3PM

* Signature Sampling from a curated selection of 100+ of Los Angeles, So Cal, Baja and Mexico City’s best award winning chefs, restaurants, trucks, street carts and stands

* Cervezeria Nueva Gastro Pub ft Mexico’s Top Chefs + Craft Micro Brews + Tequila Tasting

* Grab a cold one at our craft beer gardens and NEW Oktoberfest Beer Garden

* Keep going with caffeinated treats from our Iced Coffee Lounge ft a DOZEN top roasters

* Chill with signature cocktails at one of our SIX BARS ft LA’s top mixologists

* Find your inner foodie child at our Ice Cream Social featuring the city’s best frozen and sweet treats

* Kick off your shoes, grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the grass

* Strike a pose at the photo booth, get a shot with your favorite chef or print your own Instagram pics

* Rub elbows with some of the city’s top food writers and critics and cast a vote for your favorite bite with the People’s Choice Award

* Enjoy entertainment and tunes from our DJs

* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners

* Everything included in one ticket price!!!


$95 VIP HOUR+ EARLY ENTRY – 2PM

* All of the above plus…

* Special Parking

* Access to the VIP Lounge

* Hour Plus early admission

Only 1000 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets available!

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Aug 10 2018
Metro Bike Share is being discontinued in Pasadena
 

Metro Bike Share is being discontinued in Pasadena

At the request of the City of Pasadena, Metro Bike Share is discontinuing service in the city and will begin to remove Metro Bike Share stations and bicycles there beginning on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Metro Bike Share will continue to operate at all other existing locations within L.A. County, including Downtown Los Angeles, University Park, Expo Park, Venice, Santa Monica, and the Port of Los Angeles.

If you are a pass holder, you can elect to retain your pass for use at these other locations. If you will not use your pass at other locations, you can cancel by logging in to your Account.

Metro Bike Share has new, lower fares and is expanding in new L.A. County communities. Stay connected with us on email, social media or visit the Metro Bike Share website to learn more about these exciting developments.

We want to support your ride – contact us at any time!

Customer service (call or text): (844) 857-BIKE (844-857-2453)
Customer service email: support@bikeshare.metro.net

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Aug 6 2018
National Night Out 2018 #NationalNightOut Pasadena @PasadenaPD @PasadenaFD
 

National Night Out 2018 #NationalNightOut Pasadena @PasadenaPD @PasadenaFD

August 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Pasadena Police Department invites you to participate in our 22nd National Night Out.  Meet members from Pasadena Police and Fire Departments, City Council Officials and information booths from various City Departments.  Come and enjoy free food, games and activities for the whole family!

Memorial Park

85 E Holly St.
Pasadena, CA 9110

 

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Aug 3 2018
Where to get the best CD and Money Market Savings Interest Rates?
 

Are you looking to get the maximum return on your money with FDIC insurance?

There are several online resources that track the rates offered by both online and retail location banks.

Some of the best rates are now being offered as interest rates have been ticking up and the Federal Reserve has increased the rate at which banks can borrow money, so the upside is that you as a consumer can put your money with a bank and earn a return that has not been seen in years.

Shoppers should pay special attention to penalties and terms.  In many cases some banks will automatically renew your term at the current rate, you have to pay attention.  Some banks impose penalties of six months interest and it doesn’t matter when you end the term.  There are some banks that allow for a term upgrade, so if there is a better rate, you can get the better rate, but that may only be a one time.

Popular Direct is currently offering 2% interest on savings and 2.95% on a 24mo CD. These rates for these terms are hard to beat, but we expect with the anticipated increases in the Fed rate that they could tick up higher and then as the market corrects and cools, the rates could come down. So a strategy employed by some is to ladder your cd investments.  Taking advantage of the longer term 3% APY being offered locking.

Synchrony and CIT are some of the others offering competitive rates.

Locally Union Bank with branches throughout Los Angeles is offering a 2.75%APY for a 13-23MO cd, but be aware that the rates for other terms are comparable if not lower than national banks.

 

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Aug 2 2018
Apple Stock New Record Market Cap over $1 Trillion
 

Apple Stock New Record Market Cap over $1 Trillion

If you had invested $1,000 in 2008 your investment would be worth over $9,000! Nearly 10x your original funds.

Many are speculating that Apple will be worth much more as it continues to expand and add services.  With this sort of resource Apple is poised to enter markets and disrupt existing markets.

 

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Aug 2 2018
Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2018
 

Brew at the L.A. Zoo

40+ BREWERIES / LIVE MUSIC / ZOO KEEPER TALKS / ANIMAL DISCOVERY STATIONS / PUB-STYLE GRUB

Sample beer from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and animal discovery stations.

Aug. 3. Beer tasting from 40+ breweries is complemented with pub-style grub (available for purchase), a rare after-hours visit to animal habitats, pop-up zookeeper talks and close-up animal experiences. Entertainment includes tribute bands, DJs and dancing. 21+. 7-11 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A., 323.644.4200. lazoo.org

 

Featured Breweries

  • 101 Cider House
  • 21st Amendment*
  • Alosta Brewing Co.
  • Angel City Brewery
  • Arrow Lodge
  • Baja Brewing Co.
  • Ballast Point
  • Belching Beaver Brewery
  • Black Market Brewing Co.
  • Bootlegger’s Brewery
  • Brewyard Beer Company
  • Chihuahua Cerveza*
  • Common Cider Company
  • Drake’s Brewing Co.*
  • Eel River Brewing Co.*
  • Elysian
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Five Threads Brewing Company
  • Four Sons Brewing
  • Funkwerks*
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Innovation Brew Works
  • Kevita
  • King Harbor Brewing
  • Kona
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Latitude 33 Brewing Co.
  • Loncho Brew Company
  • Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
  • Lucky Luke Brewing Co.
  • Macleod Ale Brewing Co.
  • Maddalena
  • Pizza Port Brewing Company
  • Reel Brew Co.
  • San Antonio Winery – Bodega Sangria
  • San Antonio Winery – Maddalena Wine*
  • San Antonio Winery – Riboli Wines
  • San Antonio Winery – Stella Rosa
  • San Fernando Brewing Company
  • San Miguel
  • Simmzy’s
  • Snow Leopard Vodka
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Stella Artois*
  • Stoked Cider
  • Stone Brewing
  • Three Weavers Brewing Co.
  • Transplants Brewing
  • Verdugo West Brewing Co.
  • Wiretap Brewing
  • Yorkshire Square Brewery
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Aug 2 2018
Fix No HDMI Signal from HDMI Port on Computer Laptop
 
HDMI port not putting out signal to monitors

* Turn the laptop off
* Disconnect every cable from the laptop except the AC power adapter
* Open the lid
* Turn the laptop on
* Once into Windows, restart the operating system
* Turn the TV off
* Disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV HDMI input
* Reconnect the HDMI cable to the TV HDMI input
* Turn the TV on
* Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the laptop HDMI out port
* Use the Display Setting to extend the Windows desktop to the TV. What happens?

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Jul 24 2018
Breaking: Shooting in Pasadena Leaves One Dead
 

Reports of a shooting at Villa and Garfield, Tuesday 1:26am, left one person dead. Pasadena Police are investigating.

The victim was found in a car and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Victim identified as Luis Arita, male hispanic 35 years of age, Los Angeles resident with Pasadena ties according to the release.

Please avoid the area unless you live there.

 

PRESS RELEASE: investigate shooting death. Please see attached for more info. If you have info regarding the incident, call (626)744-4241 or (800)222-TIPS

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Jul 19 2018
Unincorporated Coffee Opens in Altadena @626food #COFFEEFORFRIENDS
 

Unincorporated Coffee Roasters

Unincorporated Coffee is open from 7 to 10 Mon thru Fri and is set to be expanding hours after they install roaster and add a counter and some tables and chairs.

Unincorporated Coffee sells coffee at farmer’s markets:

Brentwood Farmer’s Market
Sundays | 9am – 2pm

741 Gretna Green Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Playa Vista Farmer’s Market
Saturdays | 9am – 2pm

12775 Millennium Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094

Paco

Unincorporated Coffee
Shop and Roasting
3021 Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA
paco@unincorporated.coffee
http://unincorporated.coffee

Phone: (626) 639-3171

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Jul 18 2018
Altadena Golf Course Open House Friday July 20 – Free Pancake Breakfast & Community Open House
 

Free Pancake Breakfast & Community Open House

Altadena Golf Course would like to invite the community and friends to join us for a FREE Pancake Breakfast and Open House!

Breakfast Pancakes will be served from 8:00am – 12:00pm in addition to several other games and activities that are free to those in attendance. Great for kids, adults, and families!

Some of the activities include but not limited to:

Bounce House

Face Painting

Balloon Animals

Putting Clinic at 10AM

Bunker Clinic at 11AM

Snag Golf available from 9AM-12PM

Altadena Golf Course

1456 East Mendocino Street

Altadena, CA 91001

register here

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Jul 18 2018
Silicon Dragon LA 2018 Pasadena @SiliconDragon
 

Silicon Dragon LA 2018 Pasadena @SiliconDragonfaces SDLA2018

Silicon Dragon LA 2018

PROGRAM

3pm Registration & Networking
3:20pm Welcome Remarks:
Rebecca Fannin, Founder/Editor, Silicon Dragon
Eric Duyshart, Economic Development Manager, City of Pasadena
David Kaufman, Director, Global Strategies, Nixon Peabody

Speakers
3:35pm Keynote Chat
Janet Yang, Film Producer/President, Janet Yang Productions
with Christine Lu, Co-founder, America Innovates and Cross Border Lab

4pm PANEL: Digital Entertainment – Hollywood/ China Deal Making
John Liu
, Chairman/CEO, Han Pictures & Media Co.
Chris Fenton, Former President, DMG Entertainment Group
Bennett Pozil, Executive VP, East West Bank
Michael Lee, CFO, Perfect World Pictures
Sarah Platt, Head of International Business Development, Wanda Studios
with Rob Cain, President, Pacific Bridge Pictures

4:40pm China Content & New Media
Joy Chen, Content Creator and Women’s Guru In China
Azel James, Head of Global Content, LUCI
with Lynn Liou, Digital Media Content Creator/ Former Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix International Magazine

5pm PANEL: Film & TV Production Opportunities In China and Asia
John Penotti, President, Ivanhoe Pictures
Rick Ambros, Consultant, Fox International Productions & Principal, Pacific Horizons
Cary Woodworth, Founder, Legacy Pictures
Julia Pierrepont, CEO/Producer, Pierrepont Productions
Jean Su, Founder/Producer, Broadvision Pictures
Danny Le, Partner, KPMG

5:40pm PANEL: Transit Innovations
John Cole, CEO, SkyTran
Eric Mika, Head of Government/Corporate Affairs, Business Development, Evelozcity
Kevin Noertker, Co-founder & CEO, Ampaire
with Rudy Salo, Partner, Nixon Peabody

VIP Reception: 6pm – 7pm
After-Event Party: 7:30pm – 9pm


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Nixon Peabody, East West Bank, KPMG

Supporting Organizations: PlugNPlay, Innovate Pasadena, PlusYoou, N3xt.con, LAEDC, LACI, America Innovates, Pasadena Eonomic Development

PR Partner: SKC, Inc.
Media Partners:: BusinessWire, Forbes


For more info, please contact: events@silicondragonventures.com

Time: Wednesday 3pm-9pm, July 25 2018
Venue: Pasadena Convention Center
Agenda: Silicon Dragon LA 2018

Tickets:

Sign Up with 25% discount: https://goo.gl/KkRS7r 

 

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Jul 16 2018
Abricott Pasadena Closes – Mendocino Farms Takes Over Space @MendocinoFarms @626food #MENDOEATHAPPY
 

After 6 years on South Lake in Pasdaena, Abricott has closed its doors as of July 1.  A local favorite known for Vietnamesse cuisine.

It is sad to see the closing of Abricott. Fig Sprout and Daisy Mint owned by the same couple who owned Abricott remains open.

We do know that there have been several closings on South Lake, most appear to be related to the rents going up at astonishing rates.

One can only wonder how the places that remain are able to stay in business, and we hope that Mendocino Farms can make a run at making the location work.  Mendocino Farms Pasadena is expected to open in the next several months.  With locations throughout southern California, Studio City and Pasadena will bring to 13 the number of locations in the local area.  Other locations planned include Carlsbad, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Ramon, and Houston.

 

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Jul 3 2018
Pasadena Updates Fireworks Ordinance And Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal In Pasadena – 1 Year in Jail and $50,000 Fine @pasadenagov #fireworks #fireworksfines #illegalfirework
 

Before you decide to light fireworks in Pasadena, CA:
Pasadena has one of the highest fines. Most other cities are $1000. How does Pasadena get the word out that illegal fireworks are not tolerated? Perhaps undercover enforcement is the best approach? At $50k per infraction, it should be a deterrent, but so far it seems that the amount if illegal fireworks are the same as previous years coming from the same neighborhoods.

Has the City of Pasadena changed the code to prosecute those who are guilty?

It does not appear that the Municipal Code has been updated to include the updated possible fines.

Pasadena Updates Fireworks Ordinance And Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal In Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena recently amended the municipal code holding property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance change allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before and during the Fourth of July holiday. Violators are subject to arrest; having their vehicles impounded; and serving up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.

Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that 90 percent of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks which are illegal in Pasadena.

Help keep all of us, our children, our homes and our property safe from illegal fireworks. If You See Something, Say Something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City’s smart phone app, available at www.cityofpasadena.net/csc to report illegal fireworks.

The City of Pasadena invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July responsibly and join us for the 92nd annual “Americafest,” one of the best family-friendly celebrations and professional fireworks shows in Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket and event information, please visit www.rosebowlstadium.com.

Due to the potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints around the stadium to search for and seize any fireworks. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4th are impounded.

The Pasadena Fire Department will be applying Phos-Chek on Monday, July 2nd to brush areas around the Arroyo area. The main ingredients of this fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and to re-vegetate burned wildland areas.

Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Interim Police Chief John Perez and Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urge everyone to make safety their top priority and offer the following reminders:

Celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.
Stay hydrated, drink water or other nutritious fluids before becoming thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary drinks.
If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat and seek shade, if needed.
Fight the Bite, use bug spray/repellant to protect against mosquitoes.
Many areas of the City, including outdoor areas, are designated as “No Smoking” zones. Smoking anything in “No Smoking” areas is strictly prohibited. Always make sure that whatever you smoke in an official smoking area is fully extinguished before disposing in an appropriate trash container.
Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.
Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.
Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.
When calling for help, speak calmly, give accurate location information.

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Jul 2 2018
2018 Salsa Festival Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018
 

2018 Salsa Festival

Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018

The Salsa Festival is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA this Summer! Spend the weekend of July 7th & 8th, 2018 living it up with us with a fun, cultural event. What will you find at the Salsa Festival? Fun for the entire family! You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar making the Salsa Fest the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon- spice up your weekend!

Location:

Pershing Square

532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Dates:

July 7th & 8th, 2018

Time:

12 PM – 8 PM ) both days

Parking:

Parking available at Pershing Square

Metro: Ride the red line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street)

The Salsa Festival is a ticketed event. All attendees must have a ticket to enter.

Did you know that salsa is the #1 condiment in the United States? Our love for the good stuff starts way back in 1807, when the first hot sauce, made with cayenne peppers, was bottled and sold in Massachusetts. Over the past 200 hundred years, Americans have grown to love the condiment, with the market really exploding in the 1980’s, where salsa sales grew 79%. Ever since then, the United States has loved all different variations of salsa- from roasted tomatillos to chunky, hot pico de gallo.

SALSA DICTIONARY:

Ever wondered how many different kinds of salsas there are? Here’s a breakdown of a few that you’ll taste at the Salsa Festival:

  • Salsa Roja – “Red sauce” is used as a condiment in Mexican and Southwestern cuisines, and is usually made up of cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro.
  • Pico de gallo – “Rooster’s beak” is made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chiles, onions, cilantro, and many other chopped raw ingredients, depending on the variation.
  • Salsa Verde – “Green sauce” is usually made with cooked tomatillos.
  • Salsa Negra – “Black sauce” is a Mexican sauce made from dried chiles, oil and garlic.
  • Salsa Taquera – “Taco sauce” is made with tomatillos and morita chilis.
  • Salsa Ranchera – “Ranch-style sauce” is made with roasted tomatoes, an assortment of chiles and spices and is typically served warm. Salsa ranchera tends to have a thicker, richer quality.
  • Salsa Brava – “Wild sauce” is a milder spiced sauce made up of tomatoes, garlic, onion, vinegar, and paprika. It is often found served with potato wedges and to make dishes such as patatas bravas, a staple in tapas bars.
  • Mole – A Mexican sauce made from chiles with a mixture of spices, chocolate, almonds, and other ingredients. Mole’s can vary widely in color and taste, depending on the cook.

Be sure to visit the Salsa Tasting Tent to try a wide assortment of different and delicious salsas!

Salsa Festival 2018

More info

Location:
Pershing Square
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Click to open a larger map

Ez Event Production

Check us out on the web:

www.ezeventproduction.com

 

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Jul 2 2018
Cava Greek Mediterranean Restaurant Pasadena Location Opening @cava @626food
 

Cava Greek Mediterranean Restaurant Pasadena Location is set to open in the coming months.

The location in the popular South Lake area of Pasadena.

The window banners are now up at the location previously occupied by Pieology, which closed a few months back.

We hope that CAVA will make the location work.

More details as they get closer to the opening.

CAVA Pasadena

345 S Lake Ave #105

Pasadena, CA 91101

 

 

 

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Jun 28 2018
Music Under the Stars Pasadena @passymphpops
 

Music Under the Stars

Saturday, July 7
Gates open at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 8:00pm

Larry Blank, conductor
Maximo Marcuso, vocalist
Christina Saffran, vocalist
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
JPL Chorus with the Donald Brinegar Singers

Continue your July 4th celebration with our annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, July 7 at Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. This year’s Music Under the Stars will illuminate the night sky with treasured songs penned by iconic American composers John Williams, John Philip Sousa and more. Celebrate America with old-fashioned favorites like Birth of the Blues, Stars and Stripes Forever, and Hymn to the Fallen, along with Broadway Hits Somewhere and Some Enchanted Evening.

Arrive early for pre-concert family fun with picnicking, gourmet food trucks, a musical instrument petting zoo, and more! Admission to this event is FREE! For more information, click here or call 626.793.7172.

Visit our Facebook event for updates and to RSVP.

Presented with support from:

Meet Our Soloists:

Known as the “Tenor of the Americas,” Maximo Marcuso is best known for his booming renditions of patriotic songs. As a musical ambassador to the world, Maximo has been honored by both the California Legislature Assembly and the California State Senate for his invaluable artistic contributions to the arts and education. Click here to hear his interpretation of the “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
A true triple threat, audiences throughout the world have been thrilled by Christina Saffran’s leading Broadway performances in My Fair Lady, Showboat, South Pacific, Phantom, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sunday in the Park with George, Damn Yankees, Sound of Music, Grease, Company, Me and My Girl, I Do I Do…the list goes on. Check out this clip of her performing “But Not for Me” from the Gershwin’s Girl Crazy at her last performance with the Pasadena POPS.
From Broadway to Classics, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She has been called a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American musical theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Watch a clip of her singing the title song from Phantom of the Opera, which she starred in as Christine Daaé for over 8 years here.

Concert Info

Seating:
General admission seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low back chairs. Rental chairs will also be available for purchase.

Dining:
Guests may bring their own picnic dinner, but please note no alcohol is permitted. Gourmet food trucks will also be available.

Parking:
Several parking options are located near City Hall, including Plaza Las Fuentes structure (enter on Union and Los Robles Ave); the parking structure at 330 E. Union (between Euclid and Garfield); Paseo Colorado subterranean garage (entrances on Colorado and Green St.). Metered street parking is also available on nearby streets.

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Jun 13 2018
Consumer Reports – Don’t let Robocallers off the hook #robocallers #spam #solicitors
 

Just received this email on robocallers. The problem is getting much worse, where most people will not answer calls unless they are certain it is someone they know. still robocallers are spoofing numbers which appear as numbers in our local area, and numbers that you may even recognize,  And when you call this number back it is some person that has no idea what happened.  The level of accountability with these sorts of activities is unacceptable. There is no accountability and it must be stopped. Robocallers and solicitors must be held accountable fined to the full extent so that it is stopped.

 

We have an epidemic of invasive robocalls on our hands — and the problem could get worse. More and more robocalls are being made year after year. The last thing we need is for the legal protections we do have to be stripped away.

Federal regulators are weighing new rules to say what robocallers can and can’t do. If they issue narrow protections, consumers could be faced with a new barrage of auto-dials from debt collectors, telemarketers, and scammers. That’s why today we’re asking all our Consumer Reports members to submit a comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in favor of more consumer protections against these unwanted calls.

Add your comment to tell the FCC we want the strongest possible protections from invasive robocalls.

Send comments »

Here’s what we’re asking the FCC to do:

  • Make sure that all of the equipment currently being used to send autodialed calls today gets classified as an “autodialer.”
  • Ensure contractors working for the government are covered by the robocall laws.
  • Issue strong rules reining in the relentless calls from debt collectors who are working on behalf of the federal government.
  • Ensure that consumers can easily revoke their consent to receiving robocalls at any time.
  • Set up a reassigned number database to prevent “wrong number” robocalls.

Can you join us in submitting a comment to the FCC? Click here to take action now.

These calls aren’t just a nuisance. They cost American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars and plenty of wasted time. It’s time for the FCC to take serious action to strike a blow against these unwanted calls.

If you agree, forward this email to as many friends and family as possible so we can collect more comments to send to the FCC. Let’s make sure they hear our voices.

Maureen Mahoney
Consumer Reports

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Jun 13 2018
Sunday Funday #yesplease #sundayfunday @LAfoodfest
 

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Ready for this month’s Ice Cream Social themed Sunday Funday? It’s kicking off this Sunday, June 17.

Check out the lineup and snag your FREE tickets online here!

>>SWEET<<
Icy Rush Co.
FataMorgana Gelato
Carmela Ice Cream
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Treats by B
Peddler’s Creamery
G’s Cookies – vegan and gluten free
Two Chicks in the Mix
Eat.Love.Yoga – vegan
Communitea Bakery
Churro Garage
The Pudding Truck
L.A. Donut
Nature’s Bakery
P.S. I Love Brew
KeVita x Jeni’s Splendid – Ice Cream Floats
* all sweet vendors will offer a $4 portion so you can try a few things.

>>SAVORY<<
Old San Juan Catering – Caribbean specialities
Boba ni Taco – boba, tacos and more
3941 Tamales – tamales
The Zema Truck – corn griddled sandwiches and more
The Green Truck – organic, sustainable, locally sourced eats
and more…

>>SHOP<<
Muchacha Los Angeles – buh bams earrings
HOUSE//by Billy Puerto – hand poured soy candles and home items
Birdbath – skincare and apothecary
SECOSCAPES – terrariums
Creations by Lety – jewelry and wooden boxes
sweet stirling – hand made, small batch caramels
Archetype Beard – premium beard oils and balms for the modern gentleman
Made in Mayhem – luxury leather goods, men’s and women’s wallets
Bolla Kills – LA made indie apparel, accessories
Wicked Boheme – home décor, fragrance, copper candles
and more…

>>DRINK<<
Birds & Bees – full bar + gluten free brews!
* the bar opens up on Sundays just for this event!

>>YOGA<<
with One Down Dog

>>TUNES<<
Live Music + DJ

>PHOTO BOOTH + FACE PAINTING<<

Civic Center Studios

207 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Jun 10 2018
How to Deal with Garden Pests, Earwigs & Slugs & Spider Mites
 

If you have been experiencing the onslaught of insects in your garden, you are looking for the most effective non-pesticide solution.

Slugs:

So far it seems that a good slug solution is to place a small container full of beer, the more sour the better, the container top should be at ground level so that the slugs go in and drown.  Place several of these around your garden area and check them in a few days and you will see the results, if there are slugs they will go into the container.

Earwigs:

Seems like the soy sauce in a tin can(tuna can) filled about half way and then add some oil, vegetable oil seems to work the best, and place it in the area infested with earwigs. Let this stand a day or two and check back, if there are earwigs in your garden they will be attracted to the trap and you will find dead earwigs in your trap, Empty and refill as needed.

For both earwigs and slugs, a predator like birds and chickens are good, but they can only eat so many.

These are some natural remedies for ridding your garden of these predatory insects that could destroy your garden.

For those of you growing tomatoes and have had issues with spider mites, one promising solution is to sprinkle sulfur powder onto the leaves of the tomato and around the stem of the plant.

Try to keep the plan healthy as that is one good defense against insects.

Let us know what works for you,

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