Monthly Archives: August 2011
Aug 31 2011
20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Presented by: Pasadena – Foothills Association of Realtors

20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena

    If your restaurant would like to participate please download this form:

For information please contact Kerri Lewin: 818-790-6774           Tickets can be purchased from the PFAR office at (626) 795-2455 or simply BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
The 20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena takes place on Tuesday, September 20th with more than 30 participating restaurants. Come discover the wide variety of delicious foods while strolling the sidewalks of Old Pasadena!

Purchase a ticket for $25, visit any participating restaurant, and sample a taste of their fare. Proceeds support local community-based charities.

Here is a list to date of participating restaurants:

1810 Argentinean Restaurant
21 Choices
All India Café
Bar Celona
Bella’s Gourmet Pizza
Beyond the Olive
Brothers’ Pies n’ Fries
Café Santorini
City Thai Restaurant
Crème de la Crepe
Crepe Studio
Equator Café
Green Street Tavern
Himalayan Café
Hot Wings Café
Intelligentsia
Ix-Tapa Cantina
Jake’s Café
Kings Row Gastropub
The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria
La Luna Negra
The Melting Pot
Mi Piace
Mignon Chocolate Boutique
PappaRich
Pita Jungle
Saladish
Sugar Fix
Temptations
Three Dog Bakery
Tibet Nepal House
Vertical Wine Bistro
Villa SORRISO
Wokcano

$25 (all you can eat)
Participating restaurants in Old Pasadena
5:30 – 9:00pm
http://www.pfarcf.org
(626) 795-2455

 

20th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” Coming September 20th

An Adventure of Taste in the heart of downtown Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif, – The Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) proudly presents it’s 20th annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Sample your way through over 30 of Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants on a self-guided walking taste tour. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® at 1060 E. Green Street #100, Pasadena, CA 626-795-2455 or sold the day of the event in front of select restaurants.

Each participating restaurant will provide maps to guide you – or simply follow the signs conveniently placed in front establishments. “A Taste of Old Pasadena” is the perfect opportunity to experience many of the exciting new and well established restaurants in Old Pasadena in one evening.   From French culinary delights at Café Bizou, Indian dishes at All India Café, authentic Tibet cuisine at Himalayan Café and Tibet Nepal House, to Mediterranean fare at Café Santorini and local favorites Bar Celona, Vertical Wine Bistro and Green Street Tavern, “A Taste of Old Pasadena” is the best way to experience a myriad of cultural treasures from Old Pasadena’s award-winning restaurants. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to local charities and scholarships for local college bound students.

Completely run by volunteer REALTORS® and Affiliates, the PFAR Charitable Foundation hosts several fundraisers throughout the year which include Wine Tasting, Bingo Night, and PFAR’s Charity Golf Classic.

Aug 31 2011
Big Win! Justice Opposes AT&T Merger.
 

SavetheInternet.com

Amazing news!

Just moments ago the Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile.

In announcing the suit, the DoJ’s top antitrust enforcer said, “Any way you look at it, this deal is anti-competitive.” Free Press couldn’t agree more. And for once, policymakers put the law above politics and stood up to a powerful company.

This victory simply wouldn’t have happened without your efforts, calls and letters. The Department of Justice would not have acted without intense public pressure against this deal. And thanks to your support, we filed thousands of pages of research to tear down the mountain of AT&T propaganda and deflate the air of inevitability surrounding the merger in Washington.

The DoJ lawsuit is built on the arguments that you and I have been making since this disastrous deal was first announced: If you remove a competitor from an already concentrated market, the results are bad for industry, bad for consumers and bad for society. And they’re bad for jobs and the economy, too.

In today’s Washington, corporations too often dictate policy. But what’s good for AT&T isn’t good for the rest of us. With today’s decision, we see it’s possible to challenge the most powerful corporations and make policy that actually serves the public interest.

AT&T has already invested millions in this deal, and it’s going to play every card in the deck to try to win this suit and get this merger through.

With your help we will continue to oppose this disastrous deal, armed with the facts and the commitment of more than 500,000 activists like you.

We’ve turned Washington in the right direction on this merger, and now we’ve got to keep pushing until we have a media and communications system that serves our needs rather than the aims of a few giant corporations.

But for today, let’s celebrate!

Craig Aaron
President & CEO
Free Press
www.freepress.net
www.savetheinternet.com

P.S. Victories like these only happen because of contributions from people like you. We don’t accept any money from businesses, government agencies or political parties. A gift of $20 will help us stand up to AT&T and anyone else who threatens the public interest.

P.S.S. For the latest developments on AT&T’s doomed deal, follow Free Press on Twitter and Facebook.

Aug 31 2011
Chicago Replacement Windows @ Dilworth Windows & Doors
 

If your window has broken or you are looking for a new one then you can approach Dilworth Windows & Doors Company. It is one of the most reputable companies, which can deliver performance window and door products and their installation process all across the western Chicago suburbs. Chicago Replacement Windows has many benefits like reducing of energy bills thus making your home energy efficient.

Since last 15 years, Dilworth Windows & Doors has been delivering the finest quality products of windows and doors. The company’s showroom is at 223 North Class Avenue in Westmount Illinois. Their exotic windows and doors are classified into Replacement Windows, Entry and Exterior Doors, Sliding and Patio Doors.The company is now having partnership with Sunrise Windows for Restorations. This makes Dilworth Windows & Doors a name to reconsider. To assist you with the selection process, the company has on their website many kinds of windows. You can click on the window style to have a look at the some of the options that are available to you. The company also provides you with different kinds and styles for your kitchen too. You can spice up the kitchen with the garden window instead of a slider style you are currently having. There are so many varieties and styles of doors and windows that you are sure to left amazed by the skills of their creator. For the customers’ convenience, they have the online form also to fill.

In case you are looking for the doors and windows, they are many things to consider. Just not only you can have windows and doors, you can also get some very useful tips to help you in making a decision. However, even after the decision has been made for the replacement of the windows and doors in home, there are many factors that can create an influence on your buying decision. The company commonly makes the clients explain about these three important factors like product, installation and service after sale. Chicago Replacement Windows already installed in the homes of Chicago are now adding to the grace and value of the home while focusing on many performance inadequacies of the old ones.

It is no doubt a fact that consumers should find the right product for their installation process and which can fit their budget very easily. They should also locate installation professionals who are capable to perform the task in a much better and economical way and the company provides these customers these very services to their satisfaction. The main purpose of consumer is to find quality replacement window on one hand and that could also fit into their budget on the other. Dilworth Windows & Doors provides many options that could fit their budget needs and also help them in savings wherever it is possible.

Among all the windows for the people of Chicago, choosing a Vinyl window is not about a style but also about the cost and the kind of product it is. This means a window model should provide better performance and additional features even if the cost is little more. Little more investment is the best bet when it comes to the quality. Once the window is bought, it is equally important to consider the installation process and the cost of installation. The consultants help the customers to decide for the both. For the convenience of the customers, they offer package prices to provide the units and also installing them. This is the most convenient way of planning. Chicago replacement windows besides providing new windows and doors provide homeowners number of solutions for troublesome windows so to solve your window or door problems, knock only at the doors of Dilworth Windows & Doors.

Aug 31 2011
Algae Sunscreen coming in five years
 

Algae Sunscreen coming in five years, take a pill and you could be protected from the sun rays, uv.

Aug 31 2011
Justice Dept Suing AT&T to Block Merger with T-Mobile – Developing Story
 

The Justice Dept. has filed suit to block AT&T from buying T-Mobile, and is calling a news conf. to discuss a “significant antitrust matter”

News conference:

The Justice Dept. has filed suit to block AT&T from buying T-Mobile, and is calling a news conf. to discuss a “significant antitrust matter”

Aug 31 2011
What Happens To A Person’s Facebook Page When They Die?
 

What Happens To A Person’s Facebook Page When They Die?

May have asked this question, many have probably seen that the account is still active and if someone has access to the account they can still post as if they are that person.

Is this legal according to Facbook terms and conditions?

 

Aug 31 2011
More HP TouchPads Coming, How to Get Your HP TouchPad
 

More HP TouchPads Coming, How to Get Yours
“One last run” TouchPad blog, US only apparently.
There is speculation as to why HP is going into production on the TouchPad, some believe it is all the components that HP committed to buying and that is sitting in the warehouse.
If only HP could in fact sell the TouchPad at $99, it would sell millions, but we know better that it costs approx, $300 to make one of these, and HP is taking a big hit, then again we don’t know if HP has used its clout to secure some very favorable pricing on components.

Here’s the HP blog:

Here’s the quote from the post with the main details, that you must follow the twitter accounts to know when the TouchPads will be available.

Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase.  See more information in the updated FAQs below.

Bryna (@BrynaatHP) and I (@MarkatHP) will update you here and on Twitter on the status of the new batch of systems. Please continue to share your thoughts and questions with us. Although we can’t respond to every one directly, we are sharing your feedback with teams inside HP.

Aug 31 2011
Yahoo! to Present at Citi Technology Conference
 

WHAT: Carol Bartz, CEO, will participate in a question and answer session
at the 2011 Citi Technology Conference.
WHEN: The session is scheduled to begin at 9:50am PT / 12:50pm ET on
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011.
HOW: The live webcast of the session will be available on the Yahoo!
Investor Relations Website at:
http://investor.yahoo.net/events.cfm?CalendarID=5

Aug 31 2011
AT&T T-Mobile Merger NO Job Loss and Bring Back 5000 Jobs Outsourced
 

AT&T T-Mobile Merger NO Job Loss and Bring Back 5000 Jobs Outsourced

The proposed merger will not result in job losses for existing U.S. wireless call center employees of T-Mobile and AT&T. After closing the proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, AT&T will bring back 5, 000 wireless call center jobs to the United States that today are outsourced to other countries. This would be the largest return of jobs by any U.S. company since 2008. http://social.att.com/gi9

– This type of headline is great, and a great PR move.
#1 – call center workers in other countries are almost impossible to understand and difficult to hear, so yes, AT&T needs to bring those jobs back, that should be a given.
#2 – 5,000 jobs brought back, these are low paying jobs, unskilled jobs, what does that mean for the thousands that have ben laid off in the past decade as AT&T acquired companies and closed many offices, slash and dash.
#3 – how about AT&T make some simple ads, that focuses on improved service, consistently I will drop calls and have no service, in major metropolitan areas. What’s up with that AT&T, “think possible” to make a call?
#4 – now for some comments:
– Alex Cutadean The loser in this is the customer. AT&T consistently raises prices and limits features without improving the service that is offered. With less competition this is only going to get worse.
– Georgia Peach Does this mean when I press “1” for English I will actually get to speak with someone who understand the words that are coming out of my mouth and me be able to understand the word out of theirs? Cause for the longest I did the chat online with someone and even there the customer service people are misspelling words
– Gideon Alvin White
Now all they need to do is stop dropping calls, lower their prices, STOP mutilating their android phones (the atrix 4g could have been incredible but gayt&t really ringed the experience as well as motorola) and bring back unlimited.

If sprint can offer better service for less money, why can’t you km.

Why should I pay more for your service when sprint gives me better service, fewer dropped calls, clearer calls, unlimited data that never gets throttled, AND it’s cheaper?

– Gloria Padilla OMG Ur call centers have stories. Ppl start normal n end up on anti depression medication.

and the stories/comments continue, hundreds of postings.
The regulators should not allow the merger to happen, it is bad for consumers.

Read this as to which company has the best service from JD Powers:

Aug 30 2011
Ellis McCarthy: Monrovia High Class of 2012 – Junior Year
 

Ellis McCarthy from Monrovia, CA High School
Top 10 College Football Prospects

Ellis McCarthy: Monrovia High Class of 2012 – Junior Year

Aug 30 2011
Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores – Discount Coupons
 

Are you looking for a home improvement store, tried Home Depot and not finding what you need? Try Lowe’s where they pride themselves in great customer service and helping customers find what they neeed.


Buy online, pickup option

Lowe’s products include a wide range of home improvement and home enhancement products — ranging from appliances to outdoor power equipment, to lawn and garden and more — intended to enhance both the inside and outside of any home or business.

Some sample deals include:

20% Off 4-Piece Grilling Set, Only $7.99, at Lowe’s

$600 Off GE GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater

Looking for windows?
Shop Windows at Lowe’s

Aug 30 2011
Where to go during an Earthquake – ‘The Triangle’ – very important, please share with as many as possible
 

CAVEAT — The advice below is only one perspective.  Also search for recommendations from the American Red Cross, etc.

Remember that stuff about hiding under a table or standing in a doorway?
This is a real eye opener. It could save your life one day.

EXCERPT FROM DOUG COPP’S ARTICLE ON ‘THE TRIANGLE OF LIFE’

My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the
American Rescue Team International (ARTI ), the world’s most experienced
rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an
earthquake.

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams
from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a
member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United
Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years, and have worked at
every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous
disasters.

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City
during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under its desk. Every child
was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by
lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene —
unnecessary.

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings,
falling upon the objects or furniture inside, crushes these objects,
leaving a space or void next to them – NOT under them. This space is
what I call the ‘triangle of life’. The larger the object, the stronger,
the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the
void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void
for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed
buildings, on television, count the ‘triangles’ you see formed. They are
everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed
building.

TIPS FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

1) Most everyone who simply ‘ducks and covers’ when building collapse
are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars,
are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position.
You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival
instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next
to a sofa, next to a bed, next to a large bulky object that will
compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during
an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the
earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids
are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing
weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will
cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply
roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can
achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a
sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down
on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out
the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next
to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is
killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward
or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam
falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case,
you will be killed!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different ‘moment of
frequency’ (they swing separately from the main part of the building).
The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each
other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who
get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads –
horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn’t collapse, stay away
from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be
damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they
may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always
be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not
damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible
– It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than
the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of
the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be
blocked.

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls
in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what
happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The
victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their
vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by
getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. Everyone killed
would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and
sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next
to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices
and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact.
Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

Spread the word and save someone’s life…

The entire world is experiencing natural calamities so be prepared!

‘We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly’

In 1996 we made a film, which proved my survival methodology to be
correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of
Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical,
scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins
inside. Ten mannequins did ‘duck and cover,’ and ten mannequins I used
in my ‘triangle of life’ survival method. After the simulated earthquake
collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film
and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival
techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions , relevant
to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival
for those doing duck and cover.

There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using
my method of the ‘triangle of life.’ This film has been seen by millions
of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was
seen in the USA , Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.

Subject: Save your life with “The Triangle of Life”
“Triangle of Life”:

Without listening or reading, simply by looking at the following
self-explanatory photos, you can learn more than in a thousand words
about how to protect yourself during a major earthquake…

If you are inside a vehicle, come out and sit or lie down next to it. If
something falls on the vehicle, it will leave an empty space along the
sides. See below:

Source
http://www.amerrescue.org/ <http://www.amerrescue.org/

American Rescue Team International
#(ARTI#)is said to be the World’s most experienced rescue team and
disaster management-mitigation organization.

Aug 30 2011
Desigual – Spanish Designer Wear Store Opens in Santa Monica
 

Desigual – Spanish Designer Wear Store Opens in Santa Monica

Promotion this morning for those showing up in the underpants, underwear, get FREE clothes, I think it was limited to the first 100.

New Collection Spring/Summer 2011. Desigual. Jeans. Sportswear. Streetwear. All Together. Atypical Spanish wear.

Here at Desigual, we want to say See-You-Later to the summer in a Desigual way. How? Giving away our clothes to the brave people who come to our stores wearing no pants!

This is the deal:

The first 100 people, who arrive at our Santa Monica Store, wearing just their underwear, will walk out in a two-piece Desigual outfit.

For Free!

When the doors open and the first 100 are admitted, this shopping spree will take on a festive atmosphere. You will have the store to yourselves for 1 hour to snap up your Desigual goodies. All apparel on the racks will be up for grabs — including the now-arriving fall/winter collection!

• Sunrise: 6:25 a.m.
• Line starts: 7 a.m.
• Qualification: 8 a.m.
• Doors open: 9 a.m.

And, all people in line, on their underwear, after the first 100 will receive a 50% discount on same-day purchases. Because we’re good like that.

Iron your undies now! Be prepared for the first Santa Monica Undie Party!

Check terms and conditions of the promo:

To take part in the Undie Party you must be 18 years old, or older.

Desigual Store Santa Monica
1457 3rd Street Promenade @Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

More info in our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/webdesigual

Check terms and conditions to participate: http://goo.gl/DQwgo

Aug 30 2011
Classmates.com Consolidated Litigation Case No. 09-cv-0045-RAJ
 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
In re Classmates.com Consolidated Litigation, Case No. 09-cv-0045-RAJ

COURT-APPROVED NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

TO: All Persons residing in the United States who were registered with or subscribed to www.classmates.com (“Classmates”) at any time beginning on October 30, 2004 through February 23, 2011 (the “Settlement Class”).

  • IF THE COURT GIVES FINAL APPROVAL, THIS SETTLEMENT WILL AWARD YOU AN ESTIMATED $10 IN CASH, PLUS OTHER BENEFITS.
  • TO CLAIM YOUR CASH AWARD, YOU MUST SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM.
  • YOU MAY ALSO EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THIS LAWSUIT OR OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT. YOU MAY ALSO DO NOTHING, IN WHICH CASE YOU WILL STAY IN THE LAWSUIT AND GIVE UP CLAIMS AGAINST CLASSMATES, BUT RECEIVE NO CASH AWARD.
  • PARTICIPATING IN THIS SETTLEMENT WILL COST YOU NOTHING.
  • AS PART OF THE SETTLEMENT, LAWYERS FOR THE SETTLEMENT CLASS (“Class Counsel”) WILL REQUEST ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS.
  • THIS NOTICE ONLY SUMMARIZES THE SETTLEMENT. COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE SETTLEMENT IS AVAILABLE AT THE SETTLEMENT WEBSITE (www.cmemailsettlement.com).
  • PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE COURT, CLASSMATES, OR CLASS COUNSEL. PLEASE DO NOT PRESS THE “REPLY” BUTTON TO RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL NOTICE. NO ONE WILL RESPOND TO REPLIES TO THIS EMAIL.

1. WHY DID I GET THIS SETTLEMENT NOTICE?

The court has approved this notice to tell you about a settlement in the class action lawsuit entitled In re Classmates.com Consolidated Litigation, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Case No. 09-45RAJ. This Settlement replaces the settlement you were notified about in 2010 (the “Prior Settlement”) because the court did not give final approval to the Prior Settlement.

2. WHAT IS THIS LAWSUIT ABOUT?

This lawsuit asserts class action claims against Classmates. Among other things, the lawsuit claims that Classmates sent e-mail to subscribers of www.classmates.com that violated the law and the privacy rights of subscribers. Classmates denies wrongdoing, but it has agreed with class representatives and Class Counsel that a settlement is appropriate. Both sides agree that because of the risks and expenses of continuing this lawsuit, this settlement is fair.

3. WHO DOES THE SETTLEMENT COVER?

As explained above, this Settlement is offered to a Settlement Class that includes:

All Persons residing in the United States who were registered with or subscribed to www.classmates.com at any time beginning on October 30, 2004 through February 23, 2011.

If you have questions about whether you were correctly identified as a Settlement Class member, please contact the Settlement Administrator at the address in Section 5 below.

4. WHAT WILL THE SETTLEMENT GIVE ME?

Each Settlement Class member who submits a valid Claim Form will receive a cash award (payable via PayPal or via physical check). The amount of the cash award cannot be determined in advance, but is estimated to be $10 for each Settlement Class member.

The cash award will be determined by dividing the $2.5 million that Classmates has agreed to pay by the number of Settlement Class members who submit valid Claim Forms. For example, if 250,000 class members submit valid Claim Forms, each will receive $10. As another example, if 500,000 class members submit valid Claim Forms, each will receive $5. There are as many as 60 million Settlement Class members. Based on the participation rates in the Prior Settlement, it is estimated that each participating Settlement Class member will receive about $10. This is only an estimate, no one knows in advance how much this settlement will pay each claimant, and no one will know until the deadline for submitting claims passes.

In addition to the cash award, the Settlement will require Classmates to change certain business practices for two years. Among other things, Classmates will no longer use the term “guestbook” as a stand-alone term in the subject line of the emails it sends to its subscribers, but will instead call it “Classmates® Guestbook”. The “Classmates® Guestbook” feature will be described in the footer of those emails as follows:

WHAT IS CLASSMATES® GUESTBOOK?: When most Classmates members visit your profile, their names will automatically be listed in your Classmates® Guestbook. Any member can leave their name in any other member’s Classmates® Guestbook simply by visiting that member’s profile, so you might not know everyone who signed yours. For more information, see our Classmates® Guestbook Help Article.

A complete description of the business practices that Classmates has agreed to change is at the Settlement Website (www.cmemailsettlement.com).

5. HOW DO I GET THE CASH AWARD?

To receive a cash award, you must submit a valid Claim Form no later than November 18, 2011. You may submit a Claim Form online. To access the Claim Form, click this link or go to https://cert.gardencitygroup.com/clm/fs/claim and input this Claim number and this Control number:

Claim #57203579 Control # 0054769176

Please read the Claim Form instructions carefully, fill it out completely, and electronically sign it under penalty of perjury. Once you have filled it out, you may submit it either by email or by First Class U.S. Mail.

Email: claimforms@cmemailsettlement.com
U.S. Mail:

In re Classmates.com Consolidated Litigation
c/o The Garden City Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 9481
Dublin, OH 43017-4581

You must email your Claim Form by November 18, 2011, or postmark your envelope by the same date. Any information you submit in your Claim Form will be kept completely confidential, and used solely for the purpose of making a cash award to you.

If you misplace the Claim Form or you cannot access it, please contact the Settlement Administrator at the address above immediately.

If you submit a valid Claim Form by November 18, 2011, you will receive your payment about 90 days after the court grants final approval of the Settlement, assuming that no one appeals. The Claim Form allows you to choose between payment via PayPal and payment via physical check.

6. WHAT IF I SUBMITTED A CLAIM FORM IN THE PRIOR SETTLEMENT?

If you submitted a claim (either for a coupon or for a cash payment) in response to the Prior Settlement, you do not need to submit a new Claim Form. Unless you notify the Settlement Administrator that you now wish to exclude yourself from this lawsuit, you will receive a cash award if the court gives final approval to the Settlement. To check whether you submitted a valid claim in response to the Prior Settlement, click https://cert.gardencitygroup.com/clm/fs/verify.

7. WHAT AM I GIVING UP IF I STAY IN THE SETTLEMENT CLASS?

If you remain in the Settlement Class (by submitting a Claim Form or by doing nothing), you will give up the right to sue Classmates in any lawsuit about the legal issues in this case or to participate in such a lawsuit.

8. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOTHING?

If you do nothing, you will remain a Settlement Class member. You will not receive a cash award, but you will give up certain claims against Classmates, as described above.

9. HOW DO I EXCLUDE MYSELF FROM THIS LAWSUIT AND THE SETTLEMENT CLASS?

If you do not want to receive a cash award and want to maintain the right to pursue your own lawsuit against Classmates, then you must exclude yourself. To exclude yourself, you must submit a Request for Exclusion. That request must include your full legal name, mailing address, e-mail address, your signature (or an electronic signature consisting of “/s” plus your typed name), and the following statement, “I want to opt out of the In re Classmates.com Consolidated Litigation.” You may submit your request by email or by First Class U.S. Mail.

Email: exclusions@cmemailsettlement.com
U.S. Mail:

In re Classmates.com Consolidated Litigation
c/o The Garden City Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 9481
Dublin, OH 43017-4581

You must email your Request for Exclusion by November 18, 2011, or postmark your envelope by the same date. Any information you submit in your Request for Exclusion will be kept completely confidential, and used solely for the purpose of excluding you from this lawsuit.

10. DO I HAVE A LAWYER IN THIS CASE?

The court has authorized these lawyers to represent Settlement Class members:

KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P
Mark A. Griffin
Amy Williams-Derry
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, Washington 98101
KABATECK BROWN KELLNER L.L.P.
Richard L. Kellner
644 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90017

These lawyers are called “Class Counsel.” Their representation will cost you nothing. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

11. HOW WILL CLASS COUNSEL BE PAID?

No later than August 5, 2011, Class Counsel will ask the court for attorneys’ fees and costs. Classmates has agreed not to oppose Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees of $1,050,000.00, plus costs. Costs may include participation awards of up to $2,500 each for Anthony Michaels and David Catapano, the two Lead Plaintiffs in this lawsuit.

If the court grants Class Counsel’s request, Classmates will pay Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and costs. This will cost you nothing, and Classmates’ payment will not reduce the $2.5 million it will pay in cash awards to Settlement Class members.

A copy of Class Counsel’s Motion for Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs, including an accounting of Class Counsel’s costs and time spent on this lawsuit, will be available after August 5, 2011 at the Settlement Website (www.cmemailsettlement.com).

12. CAN I TELL THE COURT THAT I DON’T LIKE THE SETTLEMENT?

You can object to the Settlement no later than November 18, 2011. The court will consider your objection. You can object and make a claim for a cash award, but you may not object if you exclude yourself from the Settlement Class.

To object, you must prepare an objection that includes your name, mailing address, telephone number, and your signature (or an electronic signature consisting of “/s” plus your typed name). Your objection must include the statement “I object to the settlement in the Classmates.com class action, Case No. 09-45RAJ.” Your objection can explain why you object, or it can state that you will appear at the Final Approval Hearing to explain your objection, or both. You may submit your objection by email or by First Class U.S. Mail:

 

Email: objections@cmemailsettlement.com

 

U.S. Mail: If you object by mail, you must send a copy of your objection to each of the following addresses.

THE COURT
U.S. District Court
Classmates Litigation 09-45RAJ
700 Stewart Street, Suite 13128
Seattle, WA 98101
CLASS COUNSEL
KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P.
Mark. A. Griffin
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101
DEFENSE COUNSEL
DLA PIPER LLP (US)
Stellman Keehnel
701 Fifth Avenue, Ste 7000
Seattle, WA 98104

13. WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE COURT DECIDE WHETHER TO GIVE FINAL APPROVAL TO THE SETTLEMENT?

The court will hold a Final Approval Hearing to decide whether to approve the Settlement and Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees and costs. You may attend the hearing, and you may ask to speak, but there is no requirement that you attend or speak. The court will read any objections from Settlement Class members before the hearing.

The Final Approval Hearing will be on December 15, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, before the Honorable Richard A. Jones, Courtroom 13106, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle, Washington 98101.

Aug 29 2011
Cashunclaimed.com for unclaimed money listing service that lists millions of dollars in unclaimed money
 


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Aug 29 2011
Made In L.A. Bicycle Tour – Saturday, September 17, 2011
 

On Saturday, September 17th, C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) will lead their Urban Expedition group ride, “Made in LA”. This expedition, open to all cyclists, will navigate the streets of downtown and expose riders to institutions that pride themselves on products, you guessed it, made in the City of Angels. These stops include visits to Homeboy Industries, El Pato Factory, and the Angel City Brewery.

The tour will be 8 miles, leisurely paced and family-friendly.

Where: Meet at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 N Spring St.). For easy access to the park, utilize the Metro Gold Line Chinatown station. Look for us in the parking area connected to the southern entrance of the park.

When: Riders will meet at 1:00pm and the ride will promptly begin at 1:30pm.

Price: Free

Who: You and all your friends!

What to bring: Your bicycle (in good running order). All participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

Join us for this fun and interesting look at products made in LA!

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice. For more information visit www.cicle.org.

Urban Expeditions is made possible with support from REI.

Saturday, September 17 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Meet at the L.A. State Historic Park

1245 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 29 2011
Tips for Jobs Seekers Over 55
 

Tips/Info for those over 55, looking for work.

2.1 Million unemployed over 55 years of age.

Takes over a year to find work.

Keeping up with gen x.

having someone from gen x teach you the skills

you are as old as you look.

right hair cut, posture, look as young as you can.

first impressions are

marketing for mavericks

create more than one resume

always dress up, even for a phone interview

 

Aug 29 2011
Eagle Rock Farmer’s Market – SILVERSUN FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET
 
COLLECTIVE ALLIANCE & THE BLACK BUTTERFLY PROJECT

PRESENTS

SILVERSUN FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET

featuring

HAND MADE L.A

WHAT::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Silversun Certified Farmers Market::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

featuring:

Certified and Certified Organic producers of fresh, high quality fruits and veggies A A great variety of prepackaged and prepared food including:

:::Fresh Fish
:::Goats Cheese
:::Cow Cheese
:::Hummus
:::Fresh Baked Breads
:::Honey
:::Fresh Cut Flowers
:::Orchids
:::Eggs and Fresh Chickens
:::Specialty Meats
:::Stone Fruit
:::Asian Veggies
:::Berries
:::Fresh Pressed Olive Oil
:::Citrus
:::Micro Greens
:::Sprouts
:::Fresh Juices
:::Bakery Sweets
:::Potted Herbs

AND MUCH MORE

Hand Made L.A:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

A collection of some of the most talented and undiscovered creators in LA showing their wares within a stones throw of the shopping mall which will avail great exposure heading into the holiday season.

Featuring

:::Hand Crafter
:::Silk Screening
:::Designers
:::Artists
:::Soap Makers
:::Candle Makers
:::Sculptors
:::Soap Makers
:::Furniture
:::Film Markers

AND MUCH MORE

Entertainment:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

:::Live Bands
:::Art Installations
:::Kids Arts and Craft
:::Rock Climbing Wall
:::Bouncer
:::Food Demos
:::Juggling and Hula Lessons
:::Square Dancing
:::Bingo
:::Psychic
:::Hand Writing Analysis
:::Henna Tatoos
:::Balloon Animals
:::Face Painting
:::Pumpkin Patch
:::Christmas Trees

AND MUCH MORE

WHERE::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Eagle Rock Plaza 2700 Colorado Blvd L.A CA 90041

WHEN:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Every Wednesday September 7TH 4pm till 8pm

OUR SPONSORS:

Whole Foods Glendale
Whole Foods Pasadena
Whole Foods Highland Park
Soledad Goat Farm
Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Large Marge Sustainables

Robert Gray Gallagher
Silversun Farmers & Artisans
213 725 8533.”

Aug 29 2011
World’s Tastiest Rum – Zacapa Premium Rum
 

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diageo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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The specialty of Zacapa premium dark rum is that it is made from concentrated first press of sugar cane juice rather than molasses, a by-product of the sugar making process as used in other rums and is aged and blended by making use of distinct aging system which is based on the solera. According to the company, the secret behind their success is their method of storing barrels in an aging facility situated 2,300 meters above sea level at Guatemala’s upper slopes of the mountains and volcanoes having an average temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.


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Aug 29 2011
Obama Names New Chief Economist – Alan Krueger
 

Obama Names New Chief Economist
President Obama is once again picking a new economic adviser from someone who has been on his team. Alan Krueger was chief economist at the Treasury

“If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Krueger, a labor economist, is likely to provide a voice inside the administration for more-aggressive government action to bring down unemployment and, particularly, to address long-term joblessness.”

“Mr. Krueger, 50 years old, returned to Princeton a year ago after serving as assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy during the first two years of the Obama administration — which means he has recently cleared the sometimes treacherous Senate confirmation process.”

You may remember Mr. Alan Krueger from the “Cash For Clunkers” program that was used to stimulate the auto industry.

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