Monthly Archives: June 2008
Jun 24 2008
U.S. home prices down 15.3% in past year
 
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Jun 24 2008
Autocerm: improve gas and car performance
 

Q. What is AutoCerm?
A. AutoCerm is a ceramic catalyst that is embedded 2 microns into the sub-surface of the metal of an engine or drive train.

Q. How does AutoCerm work?
A. AutoCerm seals and protects metal for superior lubrication of hot parts. AutoCerm can maintain adhesion to hot metal in excess of 1900º F. Normal oil avoids metal at 275º and will oxidize at 375-425º.

The hard ceramic finish will expand and contract without separating from the metal which ensures protection in both hot and cold conditions.

AutoCerm is extremely strong and can withstand pressures in excess of 350, 000 PSI. That is over 20 times the protection of any oil, additive or synthetic oil.

AutoCerm’s advanced and entrenched properties provide for enhanced lubrication which allows the engine to run smoothly and cleanly, as well as providing for increased power.

Moreover, the micro-embedded AutoCerm properties can be maintained not only at high temperatures but also exist on the engine parts after the engine stops running.

This effect is in stark contrast to the inadequate filming of motor oil which results in a condition referred to as “dry-start”. Because motor oil drains off the engine parts when the engine is not running, an inadequate layer of lubricant causes engine parts considerable wear each time the engine is started.

Q. Will AutoCerm damage my engine?
A. No. AutoCerm is not only safe for your car, it’s good for it. Unlike “oil treatments”, AutoCerm contains no solvents or FTEs. AutoCerm was tested for over 5 years in state and federal-government approved facilities.

Q. Is AutoCerm similar to STP, SLICK 50, or any other oil additive?
A. ABSOLUTELY NOT! AutoCerm is patented new technology that doesn’t rely on PTFE’s. AutoCerm has never been known to accumulate and cause engine problems. If there is any excess amount of AutoCerm at any given time, it will increase your fuel economy and exit when the oil is changed.

Q. How many treatments do I have to apply?
A. Because AutoCerm works with your engine, not the oil, one treatment is all you’ll need to see lasting improvement in engine efficiency. Small maintenance doses are recommended to reach even better results over time. But they’re not necessary.

Q: Does AutoCerm work with Diesel engines
A.Yes. The dosage required varies depending on the size of your diesel engine. Four cylinder: One (2-oz.) bottle; Six Cylinder – Two Bottles: Eight Cylinder – Three bottles.

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Jun 24 2008
Metro Train Accident Downtown LA
 
Metro Train Accident Downtown LA
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Jun 24 2008
SAG Strike Pending?
 
There’s a possible strike looming next week by the Screen Actor’s Guild. SAG.
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Jun 24 2008
Barbeque Accessories
 
Charbroil Grillhog XL – to clean your grill

Remote Gas meter – gaswatch.com

Great chef stainless steel wipes disposable

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Jun 24 2008
George Carlin Special on Larry King
 
1937-2008.

I got the chance to see George Carlin with my friend Rob Tonkin a few years back Honolulu, HI for a New Year’s Eve performance in 2003, George Carlin, Dec. 31, Blaisdell Concert Hall

Kelly Carlin McCall Carlin’s only daughter. Respect, loving people, speaking the truth.

Kind and generous giving man.

Patrick his older brother found out from his son.

Private memorial this weekend and then in a couple weekends their will be a public memorial where people can speak.

Hugh Hefner has some words to say as well. played the playboy club in 1960.

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Jun 24 2008
WHAT’S IN SEASON NOW AT THE DERVAES URBAN FARM
 
Greetings friends and fellow locavores!

WHAT’S IN SEASON NOW AT THE DERVAES URBAN FARM

Due to the extreme heat, supplies are limited and reserved for our restaurant clients.

You may be interested to know…..

On June 29, Path to Freedom – Urban Homestead will host a vegetarian,
local-food potluck and a screening of the French documentary, The World
According to Monsanto. The dinner and screening will be held 6–10 PM on
the grounds of 651 N Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena. Suggested donation
is $10. Space is limited so reservations are necessary.

To reserve, please call (626) 844–4586 or register online at http://pathtofreedom.com/mailer/redir.php?id=228&st_id=300

DerVaes Gardens

“Fresh from our garden to your table”

Growing high quality organic produce and edible flowers since 1995

626.795.8400 / www.dervaesgardens.com

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Jun 23 2008
Pure Water Science: Venice Eco-Fest 2008
 

Visit

Pure Water Science

at

Venice Eco-Fest 2008

Saturday, June 28; from 10 am to 7 pm

Venice Beach (the end of Windward)

Free Admission

To help reduce litter from plastic water bottles,

Pure Water Science will supply Venice Eco-Fest

with free drinking water at 3 locations.

The water is purified and oxygenated onsite,

and served in compostable corn cups.

Technology for a Healthy Planet

The weather should be warm so stop by for water.

And buy a Klean Kanteen – the non-toxic water bottle

made of the same stainless steel as the tank of our water system.

See the attached poster for more information

about Venice Eco-Fest.

Pure Water Science

www.purewaterscience.com

Better for you. Better for the planet.

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Jun 23 2008
VitaPal.com: your top source for vitamins
 


VitaPal.com - Discount Vitamin Warehouse

Some info on VitaPal.com.

VitaPal.com – Discount Vitamin Warehouse. Free Shipping on orders over $100.

Welcome to VitaPal.com, your top source for vitamins, supplements and other health related products. We pledge to be reliable and innovative in order to make the shopping experience more enjoyable.

We provide our customers with the finest products on the market, and our discount vitamin warehouse is filled with the latest and greatest items from the top brand names in the industry. We have over 20,000 products on our site, which is one of the largest catalogs available online. Searching for products can be done by brand name, category or specific product title. Navigating the site for products is easy and user-friendly. Our prices are rock bottom and the selection is unbeatable. We only ship our products within the continental U.S. and Hawaii. We offer Free Shipping on most orders over $100.

We have unique offers for our customers to keep them coming back to their one stop shop for all their health supplement needs. Customers who order over $100 receive free shipping deals. We offer weekly coupons and other enticing discounts.

Contact Us

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To contact Customer Service by phone:

Phone & Online Orders…………1-800-909-4759
(Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST)

Email us:
To contact Customer Service via email, write to:
customerservice@VitaPal.com

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VitaPal.com
460 Faraday Ave.
Unit 1A
Jackson, NJ 08527

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Jun 23 2008
The Sunset Strip Music Festival
 

Karmen Beck
(818) 519-6566
beck@thesunsetstrip.com

Tommy Nast
(213) 445-6278
nast@thesunsetstrip.com

The Sunset Strip Music Festival, LLC
9040 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 212
West Hollywood, CA 90069

About The Sunset Strip Music Festival

To commemorate the music history of The Strip, the first annual Sunset Strip Music Festival will be held June 26-28, 2008.

All performances will happen inside the world famous Viper Room, Roxy, Whisky, House of Blues, Cat, and Key Clubs on the Notorious Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

The festivities will kick off on Thursday with a special opening night party at the House of Blues, hosted by Mark McGrath, to pay tribute to the Godfathers of the Sunset Strip – Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri, and Elmer Valentine. There will also be a very special musical performance to end the night.

Friday and Saturday night will feature performances at each of the clubs by some of the latest and hottest artists. Check back often for the show list.

Before the final performances on Saturday, there will be an exclusive panel discussion at the brand new London West Hollywood Hotel. CNN’s Larry King will interview the Godfathers of the Sunset Strip among an audience of music legends and industry experts.

Check www.ssmf.com and www.myspace.com/sunsetstripmusicfestival often for more updates!

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNTIES CONTACT KARMEN BECK at beck@thesunsetstrip.com

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Jun 23 2008
VIASPACE SUBSIDIARY SIGNS DEAL WITH NOTEBOOK COMPUTER OEM SUZUKI TECHNOLOGY
 

VIASPACE SUBSIDIARY SIGNS DEAL WITH NOTEBOOK COMPUTER OEM SUZUKI TECHNOLOGY

Active Stocks to Watch in the News: VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), Universal Energy Corp. (OTCBB: UVSE), ASM International NV (NASDAQ: ASMI), Lucas Energy (AMEX: LEI), Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC)

(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 23, 2008 )
PASADENA, CA, USA.—VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), announced today that its subsidiary Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation (DMFCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suzuki Technology Limited of Singapore to co-develop direct methanol fuel cells and fuel cartridges for the multibillion-dollar notebook computer and portable electronics industries. A single fuel cell cartridge could power a notebook computer for up to 10 hours and can actually run the device indefinitely without electricity by hot swapping a new fuel cartridge.

Carl Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE and DMFCC, commented, “We are pleased to begin this new collaboration with Suzuki Technology. We believe that our knowledge of the industry, our large portfolio of intellectual property and strong relationships with fuel cell developers, as well as our world class manufacturing partners, including SATO Group of Japan, Nypro of the U.S. and Tyco Electronics, will afford opportunities to combine fuel cell innovation with Suzuki’s notebook computers and other digital technology.”

Suzuki produces and markets electronics products including notebook computers, portable storage devices, optical disk drives, memory modules, flash-based memory and graphic accelerators. Suzuki is pursuing opportunities to improve and differentiate its products with technology advances.

VIASPACE through DMFCC manufactures disposable fuel cartridges for portable electronics applications, and fuel cell and battery test equipment. VIASPACE also sells high-quality and safe rechargeable lithium-based batteries. DMFCC has licensed the extensive Caltech/USC portfolio of direct methanol fuel cell related patents.

About VIASPACE: Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today’s complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. VIASPACE is located in Pasadena California. For more information, please see www.VIASPACE.com, or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or IR@VIASPACE.com.

About Suzuki: Headquartered in Singapore, Suzuki aspires to become a global brand in the information technology industry through innovation and forward-looking technological products. More information is available at www.suzuki.sg

Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360
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This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such factors include the risks outlined in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, as well as general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects and technologies, the ability to fund operations, changes in consumer and business consumption habits, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.

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Jun 22 2008
Pictures from Make Music Pasadena 2008
 

Pictures from Make Music Pasadena 2008.

Held at several locations around Pasadena and featuring 50 performers/bands/musicians, Make Music Pasadena was very successful.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/victorcab/sets/72157605756101740/

Some of the bands I got to see perform and have pictures of include Nortec Collective(on Nacional Records), I got to meet Natalia Linares, Abe and some of the staff. Great team. Later in the day around 6pm Kinky performed for nearly 2 hours in front of thousands of fans. They had the fans going crazy. There was even a makeshift pit on Holly Street! In the blistering heat the music endured as the fans did.

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Jun 22 2008
626 Ride aka SUNDAY NIGHTS RACCOONS
 

http://www.midnightridazz.com/forums.php?topicId=3440

The 626 Ride aka SUNDAY NIGHTS RACCOONS

Thread started by DAYLO at 06.14.08 – 10:50 pm

The 626 Ride aka SUNDAY NIGHTS RACCOONS is an every Sunday night bike ride.
We will be riding twenty to thirty miles on medium pace through the streets of:
Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

WHEN:
Every Sunday Night

WHERE:
Carl’s Jr. Parking Lot
1465 E. Colorado
Pasadena, CA 91106

TIME:
8PM-11PM

ROLL OUT AT 8:30PM

WHAT TO BRING:
Your bike (road or fixed)
Lights both front and rear
Lock
Extra tube and pump

****If you are under 18, you must wear a helmet. IT’S THE LAW.****

this ride is started by this dude:


anthony.

SUPPORT the 626 ride.

DAYLO
06.14.08 – 10:52 pm

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anyone showing up?

DAYLO
06.15.08 – 11:16 am

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right on, daylo. my lazy ass has been wanted to get a (night) ride started around pasadena. unless my dad decides he cares about father’s day this year and wants to do something, i’ll be there.

lackflag
06.15.08 – 3:27 pm

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good turn out guys. missed you at the ride lackflag but for sure meet us again this coming sunday.

DAYLO
06.16.08 – 3:34 am

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WHAT CAN ONE NOT DO ON THIS RIDE?

eddieboyinla
06.16.08 – 2:31 pm

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PostRider’s quick video edit of some footage he took this past sunday.

THANK YOU.

DAYLO
06.17.08 – 4:11 am

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gonna be bringing the boom box and we will be rocking to a funk/soul playlist. yeah. one more day !!!

DAYLO
06.21.08 – 10:30 pm

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I’ll be there – I want to support rides in my neighborhood (Pasadena).

I’ll bring my sound system trailer which is available for you funck/soul playlist if you’d like.

thinkpeace
06.22.08 – 2:39 am

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Jun 22 2008
Bands running on empty
 

Interesting article by Joe Gross on musicians and bands challenged with the price of gas.

The article appears on austin360.com

http://www.austin360.com/music/content/music/stories/2008/06/0622gasbands.html

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Jun 21 2008
mindshare.la June 19, 2008 Pictures
 

Here’s the link for the pictures from mindshare.la June 19, 2008.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/victorcab/sets/72157605730554776/

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Jun 21 2008
MAKE MUSIC IN PASADENA
 

Make Music Pasadena happens this Saturday





HUNDREDS OF MUSICIANS FROM ALL MUSICAL BACKGROUNDS

GATHER TO MAKE MUSIC IN PASADENA

Free to the Public

This Saturday, June 21, 2008

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Downtown Pasadena, California



For the entire line-up, all locations and times,

visit www.makemusicpasadena.org



Downtown Pasadena will be filled with more than 300 free concerts held simultaneously on World Music Day for the first ever Make Music Pasadena, a Fête de la Musique event, Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Presented in part by Levitt Pavilions Free Music across America and public radio station KCRW 89.9FM, Make Music Pasadena will showcase Grammy Award nominees, platinum-recording artists, along with homegrown and emerging talent. Billed as Southern California’s largest free music festival, Make Music Pasadena will feature internationally known performers including The Raveonettes, Kinky, Dengue Fever and many more.



This free all-day, all-ages music festival brings an adventurous mix of hundreds of professional and amateur musicians who will perform in more than 30 unconventional performance spaces such as city buses, sidewalks, parks, courtyards, alleys and building lobbies. Other sites will include some of Pasadena’s most recognized cultural institutions such as City Hall and local museums.

This festival of sound will feature an eclectic main stage line up presented by Levitt Pavilions Free Music across America and public radio station KCRW 89.9FM. Artists include acclaimed Cambodian psychedelic rock sensation Dengue Fever, platinum selling jazz artist Bobby Rodriguez, two time Latin Grammy Award nominee Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible, Grammy Award Nominee Kinky, hot French export The Plasticines, Danish duo The Raveonettes, Los Angeles natives Everest, Division Day, The Little Ones, Jesca Hoop and many more.

“A partnership between Levitt Pavilions and Make Music Pasadena is a natural fit as both organizations present free music concerts to build community and create cultural understanding through music,” said Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch, VP of the Mortimer Levitt Foundation. “Levitt Pavilions, Free Music across America is thrilled to support Make Music Pasadena to celebrate the power of music as a social connector and inform the thousands who will attend on June 21 that outstanding, diverse music performances, free of charge, will continue throughout the summer at the Levitt Pavilions in both Pasadena and MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.”

Expected to draw record crowds, Make Music Pasadena is the West coast premier of international music phenomenon Fête de la Musique, which takes place simultaneously in more than 300 cities, 108 countries and five continents around the world. Fête de la Musique began in France in 1982 as a way to promote all kinds of music while encouraging the public to delve into their own artistic talents. The event aims to popularize musical practices for all ages and from all cultural and social backgrounds while creating an opportunity to communicate and share a very special connection through music.

Make Music Pasadena is presented in part by Levitt Pavilions Free Music across America and is produced by One Colorado, Old Pasadena Management District, Playhouse District Association, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pasadena Arts Council, Alliance Française de Pasadena, French Cultural Services in Los Angeles and FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange).

For more information on Make Music Pasadena please contact 626.793.8171 or visit www.makemusicpasadena.org.



For more information on Fête de la Musique internationally, visit www.fetedelamusique.culture.fr.



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Jun 21 2008
Work the System to get what you want
 

“Work the System” to get what you want

Learn how on this free teleseminar Tuesday

“Seizing control: How to work less and make more”

If you’re tired of working long, strenuous hours — and seeing little on your paycheck to show for it — here’s your chance to seize control and find freedom.
Sam Carpenter, author of the new book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Working Less and Making More, will be presenting on the Free Escape 9 to 5 Teleseminar Series Tuesday, June 24. For small business owners, corporate ladder-climbers, and nine-to-fivers, this will be your boots-on-the-ground blueprint for breaking free and actually getting what you want out of life.

Carpenter is president and CEO of Centratel, the number one telephone answering service in the nation, located in Bend, Ore. He says that by streamlining his business and assuming a new, simple vantage point, he’s found the answer to working less and making more. On Tuesday, you’ll learn the specifics of how Sam “worked the system” to reduce an 80- to 100-hour workweek to a mere 2 hours — and the simple, tangible steps necessary to follow in his footsteps.

What: “Seizing control: How to work less and
make more”

When: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
6 p.m. (Pacific), 9 p.m. (Eastern)

Cost: Free

Click here to register

By the way, Sam was recently interviewed on superstation KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles. You can view the entire interview on our homepage: www.workthesystem.com
You will also find a valuable free download on www.workthesystem.com

Here’s what some readers are saying about Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Working Less and Making More:

“The best management book of the year. Follow Sam’s path and your business will become orderly, disciplined, repeatable, and profitable.”
Thomas Cox, founder of Cox Business Consulting, Thomasbcox.com

“Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean you should think or act small. Sam Carpenter has brought together the practices of the biggest and best companies to help you succeed in your small business.”
Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.com

Hope you’ll join us on Tuesday. Again, go to Escape 9 to 5 to sign up for the call.

Natalie Troyer
Publicist, North Sister Publishing

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Jun 20 2008
factory reset Dell Laser Printer 1700/1710/1710N
 
factory reset Dell Laser Printer 1700/1710/1710N

Solution To factory reset your Dell 1700 series printer follow these steps.

  1. Turn off your printer
  2. Open the front cover (push the button on the left side)
  3. Hold down the “Continue” and “Cancel” buttons and turn the power back on.
  4. When the “Error LED” light on the control panel is solid, close the cover and release the “Continue” and “Cancel” buttons.

Tip: To print a configuratoin sheet push the “Continue” button twice. This will give your printers IP Address.

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Jun 20 2008
Viva Los Mexicanos
 

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Are the reason you have food.
. . .
FRIENDS: Will say ‘hello.’
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.
. . .
FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.
. . .
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Cry with you.
. . .
FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together and then take a plate to go.
. . .
FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it’s yours.
. . .
FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
. . .
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds’ ass that left you.
. . .
FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, ‘Hey, I’m here!’
. . .
FRIENDS: Are for a while.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Are for life.
. . .
FRIENDS: Pretend it is OK when you are being a pest.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Tell you, ‘Hay, como chingas !!!!
. . .
FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
MEXICAN FRIENDS: Will forward this to their other Mexican friends!!

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Jun 20 2008
mindshare.la Los Angeles June 19
 

Mindshare.la was held last night at the LA Brewery off the 5 fwy near USC Medical Center.

I had a chance to meet several very interesting people.

Clay Stranger – Wine Consultant & Sales with The Organic Wine Works
www.organicwineworks.com
We talked about wine making. The Sulfite Free wines sound like a big hit.
The Organic Wine Works –
Producers of
Radical Red
Maverick Merlot
Radical Cab
Surf’n Syrah
Zenful Zin
a’ Notre Terre (to our earth)
a Rhone style red blend
Proprietors Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon
Proprietors Reserve Zinfandel
Also Producers of
Hallcrest Vineyards
Ultra Premium Wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains Established 1941

Eric Schlissel – Social Media Business Consultant
Connect Grow Profit
We talked about social media.
www.ericsclissel.com

Michael Weikai Chang – Ph.D. Graduate Student, Electrical Enginnering, University of Southern California.
www.michaelwchang.com

Drew Harding – Product Strategy with CitrusByte
We talked about a job sites and music trends and brands.
The guys are CitrusByte are doing some amazing things.
There a new site coming out called TalenBoom, check it out at www.talentboom.com

Several other people including a VC’s, a science teacher from Santa Fe Springs High School, batista, artists, designers, yoga instructors.

Love the event. I’ll be going back next month, as long as it doesn’t conflict with Twiistup 4.

-Victor Caballero

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