Jul 31 2014

FCC Letter to Time Warner Cable – Resolve Issue and Get The LA Dodger’s Back on TV

FCC Letter to Time Warner Cable – Resolve Issue and Get The LA Dodger’s Back on TV

FCC: Tom Wheeler Letter to TWC by Tom Gara

Jul 31 2014

BJ’s Beer Dinners Goose Island Tasting @bjsrestaurants

Goose Island Beer Co.
beer tasting
& dinner
Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with
a selection of Goose Island beers!
Goose Island Beer Co.
Monday, August 18, 2014 @7pm  Burbank BJ’s

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @7pm  Pasadena BJ’s

Since 1988, Goose Island has consistently brewed Chicago’s finest handcrafted ales. Goose Island’s brewers produce an unmatched variety of classic ales and specialty brews, now available nationwide. We invite you to sample a selection of some of their best beers paired with delicious BJ’s food.
Click Here to Make a Reservation »
Burbank BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse,
107 South 1st Street, Burbank, CA, MAP
    $30     PER PERSON
Tax and gratuity not included.
    $35     PER PERSON
Tax and gratuity not included.
Featuring, but not limited to:
Featured Beers
For more information, call your local restaurant or visit www.bjsrestaurants.com/beerdinners.
†For reservations made prior to day of dinner: $18 for food and $12 for beer, totaling $30 per person.
$35 per person thereafter: $23 for food and $12 for beer, totaling $35 per person.
Sorry, Beer Dinners are not eligible for BJ’s Premier Rewards points.

Jul 30 2014

National Night Out August 5, 2014 Pasadena Burbank

Pasadena National Night Out

The Pasadena Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out with our community on Tuesday August 5th!!

The Pasadena Police Department will be joining our community and celebrating with them “National Night Out” on Tuesday August 5, 2014. This is the 31st anniversary for the nationwide program that helps get neighbors and friends together to talk about crime prevention, encourage neighborhood camaraderie, and instill police-community partnerships. Please join us and your neighbors and be part of the celebration!
This year, the kick off party will begin at 4:00 P.M., at the Kings Villages as they host their block party on Hammond St., between Fair Oaks Ave and Morton Ave. There will be plenty of activities for children and lots of great food!

For more information go to natw.org

Pasadena Police Department – CA
207 N Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-744-4501

Burbank, CA: National Night Out (New Location)

National Night Out (New Location)


  • Date:08/05/2014 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location:Burbank Police Department Rear Parking Lot
    200 North Third Street

National Night Out is a nationwide one-night rally where citizens and law enforcement join forces  to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Join us at this family-friendly city event and connect with the police officers that keep our city safe!

Activities, resource booths, picture opportunities for children, giveaways, and more.

For more information, please call (818) 238-3223 or cguillen@burbankca.gov

 For a PDF version of the National Night Out flyer, click here.

Jul 30 2014

LA Beer Festival Fall Edition October 18, 2014

LA Beer Festival Fall Edition October 18, 2014

Jul 30 2014

Sam Van Aken – The Tree of Forty Fruit @Tedx

The tree of forty fruits: Sam Van Aken at TEDxManhattan   

This is fascinating. Every town should have at least one of these trees.

Sam’s nursery is in Geneva, NY.

Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.

Learn more here

Jul 30 2014

BatterFish – A Modern Twist to Fish n’ Chips Encino @BatterFishLA

BatterFish – A Modern Twist to Fish N’ Chips

Jason Killalee – Owner/Chef

Encino, San Fernando Valley

A Not So Traditional Fish n Chip Shop with a Flavorful Twist. Customize your Fish and Batter! BatterFish is Better Fish.

If you love fish n chips like I do then BatterFish has to be on your checklist/bookmarks of places to try.

16200 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA

     BatterFish Video – Los Angeles, CA United States – Food   




Jul 29 2014

Pasadena Panda Express Innovation Kitchen #pandainnovation @pandaexpress

Panda Express Innovation Kitchen

Panda Express Innovation Kitchen

Word on the newly opened Panda Express Innovation Kitchen is that it is very much a Chipotle style Chinese fast food eatery.

Panda Restaurant Group with headquarters in Rosemead, CA is coming out of the gate with this concept restaurant to fend off  Chipotle’s Asian food ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen with similar ordering model to Panda Express.

Like Chipotle you enter and start to make your selections:
Salad, wrap or bowl.

Pick a size. large or small?
Large comes with 2 sides and sauce or small with 1 side

To try:
orange chicken burritos
build-your-own bowls

3867 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 351-9128     

Hours: 10am to 10pm daily


Jul 29 2014

Unique USA – LA Summer Market Aug 9-10, 2014 @UniqueLA

The largest Made-in-America shopping event in the country.

August 9 & 10, The 6th Annual LA Summer Market
Cost: $10 at the door (cash only), Kids 12 and under are free.

Admission includes these Amenities & Perks:
• The first 5000 ticket buyers each day get a limited edition cotton tote bag from our artist series
• Unlimited re-entry for both days
• Free drinks from JOIA All Natural Sodas, Honest Tea, GT’s Kombucha and more!
• Free snacks from our friends at LUNA!
• Free DIY craft projects all weekend long in The DIY Den!
• Free photo booth portraits and slo-mo video fun from Smilebooth
• Kick up your feet in one of our multiple Lounges
• Baby Changing Station and private lounge

Where: The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
Hours: 11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
Parking: There is secure, underground parking at the California Market Center for a $9 flat-rate during Unique USA. There are also numerous outdoor parking lots surrounding the building.
Hotel Partner: The Ace Hotel DTLA – use the code “UNIQUE” to get 10% off when you make your reservation.

Attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy American-made and support our US economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast. The products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA so you’re putting your dollars right back into our economy and local community! Visit our popular Cafe to take a break and enjoy a meal, grab a coffee from Blue Bottle or stop by our fresh juice bar from Juice Served Here! With fun for everyone plan to spend the day with us… See photos from previous events!


Jul 29 2014

Pasadena City Council Declares Level 1 Water Shortage #pasadena

Pasadena City Council Declares Level 1 Water Shortage


  • The Pasadena City Council at its July 28, 2014 meeting declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan, with mandatory water waste restrictions effective immediately. The Level 1 plan limits watering to three days per week in summer, one day per week in winter and requires that leaks be repaired within 72 hours, in addition to permanent water waste prohibitions. PWP customers can report water waste by calling (626) 744-8888 at any time or report online via the Pasadena Citizen Service Center. Fines for repeat offenders can be up to $500 per violation for residential customers, and up to $1,000 per violation for commercial accounts. See below for a complete list of water waste restrictions.

    Pasadena’s Permanent Water Supply Shortage Ordinance remains in place. Thirteen instances of water waste remain permanently prohibited, with enforcement, in PWP’s service territory.

    State Water Board Adopts Emergency Water Regulations

    As California is facing a severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) Adopted Resolution No. 2014-0038 with proposed Emergency Regulations on July 15, 2014. These regulations require numerous statewide conservation measures and water waste prohibitions. Pasadena’s existing permanent water waste prohibitions (PMC 13.10.032) cover these requirements, except for the limitations on watering days.


    The following is a summary of the key components in the Water Shortage Procedures Ordinance. Click here to read or print the unabridged ordinance.

    If you have witnessed a possible instance of water waste and would like to report it to Pasadena Water & Power, please call the Pasadena Water Shortage Hotline at (626) 744-8888, or submit an online service request below.

    Pasadena Water & Power will send a formal notice to the address where water waste is thought to have occurred. The goal of these notices is to give all persons and businesses the opportunity to correct the problem; become better informed about the importance of water conservation; deter future instances of waste; and, change water habits for the better.

    For a list of the City’s permanent water waste restrictions visit:  http://cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/waterwaste/

    The following instances of water waste that are permanently prohibited at all times:

    • No watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with a hand-held container or hose with a shut-off nozzle, or for very short periods when adjusting a sprinkler system;
    • No watering during periods of rain;
    • No excessive water flow or runoff onto pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating landscapes or vegetation of any kind;
    • No washing down paved surfaces unless for safety or sanitation, in which case a bucket, a hose with a shut-off nozzle, a cleaning machine that recycles water or a low-volume/high-pressure water broom must be used;
    • All property owners must fix leaks, breaks or malfunctions when they find them, or within seven days of receiving a notice from PWP;
    • Fountains and water features must have a re-circulating water system;
    • Vehicles must be washed with a hand-held bucket and/or hose equipped with a water shut-off nozzle (does not apply to commercial car washes);
    • Restaurants may not serve drinking water unless by patron’s request;
    • Restaurants must use water-saving dish wash spray valves;
    • No installation of non-recirculating water systems at new commercial car washes and laundry systems;
    • Effective July 1, 2010, all commercial car washes must have a re-circulating water system or secure a city waiver;
    • Hotels and motels must give guests the option to decline daily bed linen and towel changes; and
    • No installation of “single pass cooling systems” in buildings requesting new water service.

    The city’s “Water Shortage Level” will tell you how many days per week you can water outdoors and other water use restrictions.

    In the event that a water shortage is declared by City Council, they will also declare which of four “Water Shortage Levels” exists. The Level will indicate which other water use restrictions will take effect in addition to the permanent water waste prohibitions listed above.

    Water Shortage Level





    # of watering days per week*

     Apr. 1-Oct. 31

     ONLY 3 DAYS MAX -Tues, Thurs. & Sat. ONLY

    Nov. 1-Mar. 31

     CHOOSE ONLY 1 DAY – Either Tues., Thurs. OR Sat.

    2 Summer

    1 Winter

    1 Summer

    1 Winter

    No Irrigation

    Obligation to fix leaks, breaks and malfunctions

    72 hours

    48 hours

    36 hours

    24 hours

    Additional restrictions

    No filling ornamental lakes or ponds; no washing vehicles

    No filling ornamental lakes or ponds; no washing vehicles

    No filling ornamental lakes or ponds; no washing vehicles; no fillings pools or spas; no new potable water service

    * PWP, at its sole discretion, may make exceptions to these restrictions for extenuating circumstances. See PMC Sections 13.10.040 to .050 in the Water Waste Prohibition ordinance.

    Warnings and fines will be used to enforce the ordinance.

    PWP will work closely with customers to provide helpful information and issue written warnings for first offenses. However, homeowners and small-business customers with meter sizes smaller than 1 ½” who continue to violate the ordinance will face fines of $100 – $500 for future violations. Fine amounts are double for customers with meters of 1 ½” or larger. Flow restrictors may also be used to achieve compliance. A customer does have the right to a hearing if a written request is received by PWP within ten (10) days of the date of notification. See PMC Sections 13.10.065 to .095 in the Water Waste Prohibition ordinance for details on fines.

    Documents and Additional Information:

    Council Approves “Comprehensive Water Conservation Plan”(Agenda Report, April 13, 2009)

    Conservation measures in addition to those specified in Water Shortage Plan

    Water Tips and Rebates


  • For More Information


Jul 29 2014

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Jul 28 2014

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Jul 24 2014

Fallen Fruit Public Jam Session – Sunday Funday! August 10 in the One Colorado Courtyard

Sunday Funday! in the One Colorado Courtyard  Public Fruit Jam with Fallen Fruit – their first in two years!

Sunday, August 10, 11am – 2pm

41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena







Public Fruit Jam with Fallen Fruit

Sunday, August 10, 11am to 2pm 

Make jam and make friends!

Join us for a fun and friendly, fruit-filled Sunday Funday with a Fallen Fruit Public Jam Session on Sunday, August 10 from 11am – 2pm!

This is Fallen Fruits’ first Public Jam in two years!  It will be a perfectly sweet afternoon of making jam with pals new and old.  This is a great social and community-building event for kids, adults, families and even first dates.

Bring home-grown or picked public fruit and join jam teams of 3 to 5 people.  You’ll work with folks you may not have met before to make your jam.  The ingredients can be anything you bring along.  Fallen Fruit encourages exploring experimental jams, such as basil guava or lemon pepper jelly.  Almost all fruits can be jammed, even bananas – if you dare!

Drop by anytime between 11am – 2pm for the jam session.  Each session runs approximately 45 minutes from cutting to preserving. Fallen Fruit staffers will be on hand to help out.  In the end, you will have jam to keep, swap and contribute to the communal tasting table where you can enjoy the fruits of your labors.  And who knows – you may also leave with a new Jam Session BFF!


Fallen Fruit Public Jam

Make jam.  Make friends.

Join Fallen Fruit for a collaborative event in which the public comes together for a communal jam making session.  Bring home-grown or self-picked, public fruit and any clean, empty glass jars you have.  You’ll join jam teams of 3 to 5 people and work with people you have not met before to make your jam.  The ingredients can be anything you bring along.  Almost all fruits can be jammed, even bananas- if you dare!

About Fallen Fruit:

Fruit exists in all cultures, within all social classes and has rich symbolism in art and cultural ceremony.  In theme and variation, Fallen Fruit’s work focuses on using fruit as a way to advance dialogues about cities, property, ecology, community and citizenship. Fallen Fruit uses fruit as a common denominator to expand the way you see the world.

Conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, Fallen Fruit is a collaborative art project that began in Los Angeles with the group’s mapping of Public Fruit, fruit from trees growing on or over public property.   Since 2013, David and Austin have continued Fallen Fruit’s collaborative work. Fallen Fruit projects include photographic portraits, experimental documentary videos, public art installations and curatorial projects.   Their work has spawned and inspired events around the world.

About One Colorado:

One Colorado is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants and a boutique cinema.  A full city block located between Colorado, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks, One Colorado is the retail centerpiece of Old Pasadena and favorite casual gathering place for the greater community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard.


Jul 24 2014

3rd Annual Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival – August 17, 2014 @foodgps #lafood #foodgpsfriedchicken

The highly anticipated 3rd Annual Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival, presented by Bolthouse Farms, will be taking place on Sunday, August 17, from 4 pm to 7 pm, at Chinatown’s historic Central Plaza. This all-inclusive chef-driven event includes some of L.A.’s best chefs preparing unique fried chicken dishes and sides, in addition to an array of delicious desserts and beverages.

2014 Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival

Top L.A. chefs and restaurants serving fried chicken and sides at this year’s event include:

  • BADMAASH Nakul Mahendro – Top Ten Indian Restaurants in Los Angeles, Gayot 2014
  • Craft Ray England – LA’s 75 Best Restaurants, Los Angeles Magazine 2014
  • EggslutAlvin Cailan & Johnny LeeBest Thing We Ate, Zagat 2013
  • Free Range LAJesse FurmanBest Fried Chicken Sandwiches in LA, The Huffington Post 2013
  • Homegirl Café & Catering  - Assisting high-risk and formerly gang-involved young women and men to become contributing members of the community through training in restaurant service and culinary arts.
  • Kris Morningstar –James Beard “Rising Star Award” Nominee
  • Ladies’ Gunboat Society at FloresBrian DunsmoorBest New Southern Restaurant in Los Angeles, LA Weekly 2013
  • Superba Food & Bread Jason Travi – 10 Most Exciting New Restaurants, Angeleno Magazine 2014


According to Ladies’ Gunboat Society at Flores executive chef Brian Dunsmoor, “I love the fact that even the worst fried chicken is still good but eating great fried chicken is like finding god!”


Beverages: Jason Bran and Damian Windsor are creating cocktails for the festival. Guests should also expect juice from Bolthouse Farms, coffee from Portola Coffee Lab, tea from Seventh Tea Bar, craft sodas from Los Angeles Ale Works, water from Pure Water of Los Angeles, and some fun surprise drinks.

Sponsors: Bolthouse Farms loudly and proudly celebrates fresh fruits and veggies. Come explore and enjoy their super-premium juices and smoothies.

Chinatown Business Improvement District, an organization with a mission to creatively plan, manage and facilitate the rebirth of historic Chinatown as a multinational culturally defined, economically vibrant and socially engaging community, provided key support.

Charity: A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Chinatown Service Center, established in 1971, the largest community-based Chinese American health and human services organization in Southern California. Funds will go to the Los Angeles Chinatown Youth Council (LACYC), which provides the growing population of Chinatown youth with programs that guide them towards positive endeavors and further them in their development as confident and contributing adults.

Transportation and Parking: The event is a short walk from the Metro Gold Line Chinatown station. Lot parking is available in the neighborhood, and street parking is also an option.

Jul 23 2014

Rounds Premium Burgers — Pasadena Groupon Deal

Groupon has Rounds Burger Deals Save $$

Buy here
Buy here

Almost 500 of these have been sold with less than 2 days to go. It is a great deal for a burger, fries and a beer.
And right now Groupon is offering a 20% discount on purchases, looks like local deals.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $21 for two burgers, two fries, and two beers ($35.50 value)
  • $39 for four burgers, four fries, and four beers ($71 value)

Rounds Premium Burgers–Pasadena

In 2011, brothers George and Charbel Ghaby became business partners as well as siblings when they opened the first Rounds Premium Burgers. The concept for their joint venture was simple: a classic, American, build-your-own-burger stand that combined quality meats with surprising toppings. The idea caught on, and the burger joint soon spread to multiple locations, gathering awards as it went. Recently Rounds won Best New Restaurant in Pasadena Weekly’s Best of Pasadena 2013, and it also secured top honors on a Best in Chow episode titled “Best Burger in Hollywood”.

Rounds take the concept of customization to the next level. Diners can choose from four types of patties ranging from fresh-ground chuck to a homemade veggie burger. From there, they can pick from 10 types of sauce (thousand island, chipotle aioli, jalapeno ranch amongst them), six premium cheeses (American, pepper jack, bleu cheese crumbles), and 16 extra toppings, ranging from classics like bacon and grilled onion to surprises such as peanut butter and jelly and grilled pineapple. Then, the only thing left to do in choose what holds the whole delicious meal together. Traditionalists can pick a fresh classic, wheat, or pretzel bun, while those with dietary restrictions might prefer to have their burger wrapped in lettuce or stuffed inside an envelope and mailed to their nutritionist along with a break-up letter.

In a Nutshell
Customers build their own burgers, choosing from a selection of four patties, 10 sauces, six cheeses, and 16 toppings

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 31st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Build Your Own Option limited to 3 premium toppings. Valid only at Pasadena location. Valid only after 3PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Company Website

  1. Pasadena
    46 N Lake Ave
    Pasadena, California 91101
    626-304-9810Get DirectionsHurry the deal ends soon.

    Buy here

Jul 22 2014

Muir Ranch Back to School Farm to Table Supper August 16, 2014 @muirranch @MuirRanchCSA

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Farm-to-Table Supper

Saturday, August 16, 2014    5-8pm

Come eat a locally grown and harvested, sustainable,

plant-based supper, while supporting 

Muir Ranch’s summer internships!



Enjoy Artisanal Cuisine by: Daily Dose Cafe

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Presented by: Sarkis Vartanian – Founder of Daily Dose Cafe


 Order tickets before it sells out.




Karen Elaine is an active part of the Hollywood studio music scene~ scores that she has played on include the recently released DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, season 1 as bass player in the house band for the Eric André Show, onstage and in the orchestra pit for the Academy Awards and Emmys, as well as literally thousands of television and phonograph projects. Her current creative passion is in combining her passion for music with her love of fitness and movement in yoga~ a project called AY-M (Acrobatic yoga & music), which captures the dancer as music source through partner yoga. Karen’s musical offering for the “Farm-to-Table” supper will be a traditional Baroque dance music set by Johann Sebastian Bach and a fun set of Irish & Americana Bluegrass.

She’ll be joining us for an exclusive performance at our Muir Ranch “Back to School Supper”


 PARKING: Behind John Muir High School at 1905 N Lincoln.   Park in rear Student Lot, enter at Canada Ave.


Your tax deductible dinner ticket purchase helps to support our summer internship program at Muir Ranch.

Our goal is to offer fully paid internships to 30 students this Summer.

Each student will earn $600 for 8 weeks of work.

We hope to raise $18,000 to cover the cost of these internships.


Get your tickets now, you don’t want to miss it!


Jul 22 2014

Soofa Solar Power Park Bench Technology

Soofa Solar Power Park Bench

This is a great example of the maker movement. A startup establishing itself in Boston, but this could move quickly.

The portion where the USB ports are, is printed on a 3D printer.

When a park bench cost thousands of dollars, why not spend a little more and build in a  solar panel charging station.

Soofa is a woman owned company.



Jul 21 2014

Elio Motors Los Angeles Tour Test Drive @ElioMotors

Elio Motors is scheduled to be in the Los Angeles area,
Sep 12, 2014 – Sep 21, 2014 Los Angeles, CA

Stay tuned for details

We anticipate the Elio will be on display and possibly available for test driving at the Altcar Expo and Conference in Santa Monica being held September 19 – 20, 2014.

Last year the Elio Tour was in Los Angeles on October 25-29, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  Perhaps Elio will be at this location again, and not he AltCar expo?

VW 2015 e-Golf
TEST DRIVE the new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf – VW’s first fully electric vehicle for the US market – available in showrooms during the fourth quarter of this year.


Test Drive at AltCar!


More details available here.

Jul 20 2014

South Pasadena – Free Green Living Expo – July 20, 2014 2-7pm

Green Living Expo 2014 Poster - Sunday, July 20, 2p.m. to 7p.m. - Garfield ParkLearn more about living, eating and being “green” while rocking out to Retro Funk on Sunday, July 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Garfield Park, 1750 Mission Street.

The event vendors include Air Quality Management District, Athens Services, Southern California Edison, San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership, TruGreen Landcare, Green Station, West Coast Arborists, South Pasadena Beautiful, the City of South Pasadena’s Environmental Programs and more!
Bring a picnic dinner and rock out to “Retro Funk.” This event has something for everyone in the family!

For more information on the Green Living Expo, concert or how you can conserve at home or at work, contact the City’s Water Conservation Analyst at dfigoni@southpasadenaca.gov or 626-403-7311.
The annual, environmentally focused event will have a full day of fun and activities including:

Time Event
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Booths promoting conservation, sustainability, health and fitness, with giveaways, educational materials, and raffle prizes
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Clean air car show showcasing a variety of hybrid vehicles
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Workshop: How to apply for the turf rebate and design your yard
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Greenest Fastest Mile race (4 different run start times)
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Workshop: Water wise plants and how to irrigate them efficiently
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Concert featuring “Retro Soul”


Jul 19 2014

Oxnard Salsa Festival 2014 – Salsa Tasting Vendors



Live 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 below.

Bahia Del Mar
Salsa Roja Bahia Del Mar

BG’s Café (Saturday Only)
BG’s House Red Salsa, Roasted Green Salsa

Cabo Seafood Grill & Cantina
Mild Red Salsa, Green Tomatillo & Jalapeno, Spicy Manzano & Habanero

Del Real Foods
Del Real Food Salsa Roja & Del Real Food Salsa Verde

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
Jalapeno Green Salsa, Jalapeno Red Salsa

El Oaxaco Restaurant & Panaderia (Sunday Only)
Salsa de Chili de Aqua, Red Salsa

Fresh and Easy -
Neighboorhood Market
Wild Oats Organic Pineapple Salsa, Fresh and Easy Chipotle Salsa, Fresh and Easy Southwest Salsaa

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce
Ghost Scream Hot Sauce & NEW! Ghost Scream Chili Garlic Paste

La Dolce Vita Ristorante (Sunday Only)
Dolce Vita Italian – Style salsa

Mama Vega’s Products
Spicy Tomato Jam, Pico de Gallo, Hillbilly Sauce

Margarita Villa
Roasted Villa Red

Naked Infusions

Oaxaca White Chocolate Salsa, California Burnt Sage Salsa, Black Silk Expresso Salsa

Sugar Beets & Restaurant & Bar (Saturday Only)
Jalapeno Green Salsa, Jalapeno Red Salsa

Tacos Don Chente
Don Chente Habanero Green, DC Quemada, Flavorful Aguacate

the kitchen
Oxnard Strawberry Salsa & Salsa Verde

Tillie’s Nevada
Italian Style Artichoke Salsa & Split Shot Garlic Salsa, plus stuffed olives!

Tresierras Supermarkets
Mango Pico De Gallo Salsa, Spicy Salsa Roja, Sweet & Spicy Chipotle Salsa

Uncle Steves LLC.
Mild Maddie, Kickin Katelyn, Screaming Steven

Vallarta Supermarkets
Deli-Fresh Salsa Roja & Verde, Pico de Gallo, Salsa de Aguacate, Spicy Habanero Salsa

Whole Foods Market
365 Peach Mango Salsa & 365 Chipotle Salsa

Yolanda’s Mexican Café (Saturday Only)
Guacamole Salsa & Yolanda’s House Salsa

505 Southwestern
505 Roasted Green Chile Salsa & 505 Roasted Honey Chipotle Salsa



Jul 19 2014

Montrose Food & Brewfest July 27, 2014 Discount Tickets @MVCChamber

Montrose Food & Brewfest July 27, 2014

Ticket to Montrose Food & Brewfest
2200 Block of Honolulu Avenue • Montrose, CA

Sunday, July 27

Discount tickets are available on Living Social.

$38 ($50 Value) for One Ticket
Unlimited Food & Drink Samples
One Commemorative Taster Glass

Spend an afternoon sipping and celebrating with this deal for general admission to the Montrose Food & Brewfest, happening Sunday, July 27 in the heart of Old Town Montrose. Presented by Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, this beer garden event will pop up in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., offering guests unlimited sampling of micro and craft brews and bites from local restaurants.

Montrose Food & Brewfest’s Website

Montrose Food & Brewfest:
Sunday, July 27th, 12AM to 4PM
2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in the heart of Old Town Montrose, Montrose CA, 91020

A beer gardened/ticket only event with UNLIMITED sampling of micro brews and craft brews, as well as UNLIMITED sampling of food from amazing local restaurants in and around the Montrose area, all for a good cause!

21 & Over ONLY. REQUIRED ID Check: Valid I.D.’s will be checked at the door. Please have your ID with you the day of the event.

Jul 19 2014

Del Frisco’s Grille Coming to Pasadena @DFGrille

Del Frisco’s Grille is coming to Pasadena

Del Frisco's Grille

Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.

The 7,400 sq ft location at 55 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena is currently being renovated.


There had been rumors of a Flemings Steak House on South Lake, but perhaps Del Frisco took the opportunity to enter this market first. Del Frisco’s has California locations in Santa Monica and Irvine, and several others around the country at major metro locations, with four in Texas.

There have been a number of positions posted for the new Pasadena, CA location including Executive Chef and General Manager.

Here’s a story about the Del Frisco chain of restaurants that is estimated to be expanding, including mention of the Pasadena, CA location.  We are looking forward to the new location.


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There’s a Del Frisco’s Steak House and a Del Frisco’s Grille.

Locations of the Del Frisco’s Grille can be found here.

If you want to read the conditional use permit(CUP) you can find it here.

The applicant, Daniel Kramer has submitted a Conditional Use Permit to allow the on-site sale and consumption of full alcohol (Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits) in conjunction with the operation of a Bar or Tavern use that is proposed as part of a new sit-down Restaurant (Del Frisco’s Grille). The applicant is proposing to occupy an existing space measuring 7,947 square feet, of which 3,154 square feet will be designated as dining area.

This includes a bar area measuring 878 square feet as well as an outdoor dining area.
As part of the proposal, three entitlements are required are as follows:
1) A Conditional Use Permit to establish a “Bar or Tavern” use
in conjunction with a restaurant use. A restaurant with a bar area exceeding 500 square feet is considered a Bar or Tavern use
Conditional Use Permit: To allow the on-site sale and consumption of full alcohol (beer, wine and distilled spirits) as part of the
operation of  new ‘Bar or Tavern’ use in conjunction with a sit down restaurant ; and
Modification to a Conditional Use Permit: To modify the existing shared parking agreement (UP2446) to address the operation of a sit down restaurant within a tenant space previously
occupied by retail use




Jul 19 2014

Claud Beltran Opening Bacchus Kitchen Pasadena

Coming Soon -

Claud Beltran & Company

Bacchus Kitchen
1384 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

Bacchus Kitchen will be located in what was previously occupied by the Lebanese Kitchen restaurant near the corner of Hill and Washington.  This location with plenty of parking is located across the street from the newly opened Lavender and Honey.

The Labenese Kitchen is apparently looking for a new space, according to this picture posted on Yelp by Tempele S.


Other services/locations of Claud Beltran include:

Claud & Company Eatery – eateryonallen.com
488 N Allen Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

Claud & Company Catering – claudandco.com

Jul 19 2014

Movie Night Pasadena – Disney Frozen at Washington Park

Washington Park Movie Night! July 19th, 8PM “FROZEN!” Foodtrucks (Kogi BBQ and Rounds Burgers) will be there starting at 6:30PM!

Late breaking news – we have added a third food vendor: LA Italian Ice, a maker of natural (mostly fruit) ices. Perfect for a showing of Frozen!

More news – we have also added a face painter for the event!



Jul 16 2014

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Jul 16 2014

The Great Root Beer Taste Off – July 20, 2014 – Summer Soda Tasting 4

The Great Root Beer Taste Off – July 20, 2014 – Summer Soda Tasting 4

The Great Root Beer Taste Off will finally settle the question on everyone’s mind – what IS the best root beer? Tasters will have more than 75 types of root beers, birch beers and sarsaparillas to sample and make their own decision. In addition, guests can enjoy music and soda fun in the parking lot and stock up on all of Galco’s beverage offerings.

As always, Galco’s Summer Soda Tasting 4 is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition that is fighting to have Los Angeles’ first museum as well as the Casa de Adobe opened once again to the public full time.

The event is 5-8 p.m.

To buy all-inclusive $12 ticket ($5 for children ages 5-11) and more information visit http://www.savesouthwestmuseum.com.

(Tickets are $15 day of event.) Advanced tickets are on sale at Galco’s (cash or check only).

Jul 15 2014

AbilityFirst 40th Annual Gourmet Tasting Event Sunday, October 5th, 2014

This extravagant occasion will be hosted at the home of Mary and Bill Urquhart in South Pasadena.

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40th Annual Gourmet Tasting Event

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 – 4 P.M. to 7 P.M.

It is a tradition of gourmet food, exquisite wine, and craft beer. Come relax and mingle with friends while sampling gourmet cuisine prepared by prominent local restaurants, and fine beverages by California vintners and brewers – all while supporting the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank Center and Pasadena Work Center.

Chef Sponsors

  • Jane Kaczmarek
  • Blake & Morgan Parrish
  • Walt & Nancy Poser

Barista Sponsors

  • Mark & Katie Brown
  • Mike & Ann Matthiessen

The event includes amazing live and silent auctions featuring items such as exclusive dining options, vacation packages, VIP Rose Parade tickets, gift certificates for local services and products, entertainment tickets, and a variety of unique items for the home.

AbilityFirst Annual Festival of Fall

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Enjoy a spectacular evening of culinary delights and fine beverages while mingling with friends at our annual gourmet tasting event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services at the AbilityFirst Lawrence L. Frank and Pasadena Work Centers. The event draws over 400 supporters, civic and community leaders. The amazing live and silent auctions will feature vacation packages, VIP Rose Parade tickets, entertainment tickets, and a variety of unique items for the home. Come relax and mingle with friends and help support a great cause.
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40th Anniversary

This year we will be hosting an exclusive Ruby Reception for all ruby level sponsors and above, along with VIP ticket holders. The reception will be held at a private home in Bradbury, CA where Chef Claud Beltran of Claud & Co. Catering and The Eatery will provide gourmet seasonal hors d’oeuvres paired with samples of wine and beer from a local brewery.

Purchase tickets for AbilityFirst Festival of Fall
Become a Sponsor AbilityFirst

  For more information visit: www.abilityfirstfestival.org




1300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California 91106

626-396-1010  | info@abilityfirst.org  |  www.abilityfirst.org

Jul 15 2014

Mamey Fruit

Mamey is a sweet, creamy fruit that grows in Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii, Mexico, and South America. It is exceptionally rich in fiber, antioxidants, and beta carotene and is high in vitamins C, A, & B and minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Mamey contains antiseptic properties and is often recommended to help calm the nervous system, soothe an upset stomach, and alleviate headaches. Mamey has been found to reduce the risk of colon cancer, improve immune function, and help to protect against heart disease and osteoporosis. It is also excellent for helping to alleviate hypertension and the symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Mamey is a great food for eye and skin health and can help to prevent age related macular degeneration, cataracts, and skin cancer. It is a wonderful food to help rebuild and nourish the body after a long illness as it is easy to digest and rich with healing properties. Mamey fruit can range from a softball size to a football size and are ripe when soft all the way around. They have a rough brown exterior but a deep orangey red flesh that is decadently sweet and satisfying. Mamey fruit is completely fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium free and makes an excellent addition to smoothies, puddings, pies, fruit salads, and ice creams. It is often said that mamey tastes just like pumpkin pie in terms of its flavor and texture. When in season, mamey can be found in the tropical fruit section of most supermarkets, as well as in speciality caribbean and mexican food stores. They can also be found online and through mail order or at farmer’s markets in southern Florida, Texas, California , & Hawaii. Mamey is a fruit treasure with wonderful health properties that should not be missed.

Jul 15 2014

626 Night Market Returns to Santa Anita Park on July 18 & 19, 2014 @626NightMarket

626 Night Market Returns to Santa Anita Park on July 18 & 19

ARCADIA, CA (July 15, 2014)—626 Night Market, the original and largest Asian themed night market in the US, returns to its flagship location at Santa Anita Park this July 18 & 19. Event hours are 4pm-1am on Friday & Saturday. Admission is $3 and parking is free. Children 6 and under are free.

The event will feature over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. 626 Night Market will continue to be a platform for showcasing local food entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers.

The following are the special events and highlights happening over the weekend at 626 Night Market in July:

Special Event: The Fashion Show @ 8:30PM on Saturday, July 19th at the main stage. Afterwards, there will be a fashion meet & greet at the Sirona’s Sports Bar at 10PM.

Friday Headliner: Alternative hip hop artist DANakaDAN will be performing @ 9:30PM alongside singer-songwriter Priska on Friday, July 18th.

Saturday Headliner: JAZMIN Sisters will be performing @ 10PM on Saturday, July 19th. The JAZMIN Sisters are four Chinese American sisters who are known for their R&B/Pop single “You” on POWER106 and as finalists on TV shows MTV Top Pop Group and America’s Got Talent.

Featured Artist: Super Emo Friends by JSalvador will be at the Art Walk on Saturday, July 19th.

The World’s Largest Boba Cup, Bobasaurus Rex, will return for one last time at 626 Night Market. More information about the giant boba cup’s future will be revealed at our event.

Download the 626 Night Market iPhone App for mobile access to our map, vendor directory, entertainment line up, and featured specials at the night market. The 626 Night Market team has also compiled this helpful post on Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Time at 626 Night Market.

View the full line-up for entertainment & attractions at 626 Night Market:

Event sponsors include Southern California Ford Dealers, Asahi, E-Z Up, and Beacon Media. Please visitwww.626nightmarket.com for more information.  Follow 626 Night Market on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @626NightMarket

Jul 14 2014

Mi Elote! Roasted Corn on the Cob Tortilla Chips

Mi Elote! Roasted Corn on the Cob Tortilla Chips

Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Original Corn Tortilla Chips
Spicy BBQ Tortilla Chips

These chips are some of the best corn chips I have had.  The seasoned spicy BBQ flavor are excellent. Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher.

Made by Mi Elote! Heritage Street Foods, LLC, 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Suite 366, Sierra Madre, CA  91024


They also make a mild and medium salsa.

Mi Elote Heritage Street Foods was founded to bring authentic flavors from food trucks and stands around the globe to your snacking fingertips. A chip for the foodie traveler in all of us.


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Jul 14 2014

Pasadena Shooting Incident Information From Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez #pasadena

Here is a statement from Police Chief Sanchez with some information about the incident.

Dear Community Members and Department Personnel:
On Saturday, July 12, 2014, at about 4:20 p.m. the Pasadena Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls from residents reporting shots fired in the 1700 block of Summit Avenue. On arrival, the initial officer observed a victim down on the sidewalk and attempted to render aid when he came under heavy and sustained gunfire from the suspect. Following the killing of the victims and the brazen attack on the officer, the suspect barricaded himself in a home on Summit Avenue. Pasadena Police officers quickly contained the area.
During the standoff, the suspect, JOHN IZEAL SMITH, Black Male, 40’s, called the police department’s communication center and spoke with an Emergency Services Operator. The suspect later surrendered to Pasadena SWAT officers without further incident after an tense dialogue with the operator. Through the nearly hour-long ordeal, Pasadena Police officers never returned gunfire at the suspect. In the end, five victims were shot. Three were murdered and two received moderate injuries. SMITH was transported to the Pasadena jail and booked for several felony charges including murder.
Pasadena Police detectives responded to the incident and started their investigation. The Los Angeles county District Attorney’s Office, Crimes Against Police Officers (CAPO) also responded to assist with our investigation.
The shooting on Summit Avenue was an isolated, tragic and horrific incident. The suspect willfully murdered and injured innocent people without warning as he fired more than 40 rounds from a semi-automatic rifle. However, the courage of our dispatchers, police officers, fire fighters and community members who valiantly tried to help the victims is impressive and speaks to resolve of our community. Please take a moment to say a prayer for everyone impacted by this senseless crime.
Phillip L. Sanchez, Chief of Police
Pasadena Police Department
207 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Mission First, People Always

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