Monthly Archives: September 2011
Sep 30 2011
California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) comes out against the AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
 

This is great news for consumers:

California Public Utilities Commission–which is reviewing the AT&T deal –said the takeover would harm competition in the largest U.S. state by population and urged the full commission to reject the deal.

“The increased market concentration would cement AT&T’s role as a gatekeeper in the telecommunications markets, not only for wireless services, but wireline as well,” the Division of Ratepayer Advocates wrote in a filing released today. “This merger is nothing more than an attempt by AT&T to stifle competition by acquiring an unprecedented amount of spectrum and controlling other key inputs of wireless service.”

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Sep 30 2011
To Celebrate your Anniversary, Breakfast is on us!
 

Free Noah’s Bagel and Smear use this coupon, can only use once.

 

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Sep 30 2011
LOS ANGELES GREEN FESTIVAL OCT, 29-30, 2011
 

ABOUT LOS ANGELES GREEN FESTIVAL OCT, 29-30
Green Festival, the nation’s largest, most trusted green living event comes to the Los Angeles Convention Center October 29-30. Meet and hear renowned authors and visionaries. Participate in DIY workshops. Enjoy films, fun kid’s activities, organic vegan & vegetarian cuisine, local beer & wine, music & art and a diverse marketplace of green businesses & organizations. For more information, check out our website at www.greenfestivals.org, email us at social media@greenfestivals.org or call 828-333-9403.

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Sep 30 2011
David Lavau Grandfather Survived for Six Days Lake Hughes
 

David Lavau, Missing Grandfather Found

David Lavau Grandfather Survived for Six Days Lake Hughes

Son: Sean Lavau

Daughter: Lisa Lavau

Valencia

Man found in a ravine

They hacked into his phone, used his facebook to retrace his steps

12 year hacked the phone

Lake Hughes man

drank water from river and ate bugs and leaves to survive!

There was another accident in that area and the driver did not survive.

lots of broken bones and bumps and bruises.

6 days missing

200′ down a canyon

rescued by his own family!

 

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Sep 30 2011
Bank Debit Card Fees Bank of America @bofa
 

Debit Card Fees at Bank of America will start to charge you $5 per month for using your debit card at merchants. I am not a big fan of debit cards, and banks that do this are tricking customers. Basically they are doing this because they are not making money off of charging you interest like would happen on a credit card.

Wells Fargo is already doing this, expect other banks to do the same think.

So use caution when using your debit cards. The fee for debit card use has a new Federal limit of $.24.

The banks have condition us to use debit cards, now the only place we don’t get charged is to use the banks atm and withdraw cash, but don’t be surprised if there is a fee for that.

Banks need to make money, as the interest rates drop, but they are making it on the backs of the hard working class. It is just wrong.  People are going to move to a cash, keeping their money out of the banks, because all they do is make money with our money and then charge us all sorts of fees for services.

Many banks even charge for writing checks.

Here’s the story from Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/29/us-bankofamerica-debit-idUSTRE78S4GQ20110929

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Sep 30 2011
Gladiator Rock’N Run Pasadena Rose Bowl – Sat Oct 1, 2011
 

Gladiator Rock N Run

Nick Nitro

Rose Bowl Pasadena

Polar Bear Plunge – Ice Water

Life is too serious

Get Dirty in the mud

Gladiator Rock’N Run – Pasadena

8am

Affliction Clothing

7′ wall of fame

4′ wall of shame

5k or 10k

through the Rose Bowl

up and down of seats

walk of the gods

3 bands

Dan Nitro

Help families with autism

Gladiator Rock’N Run Pasadena Rose Bowl – Sat Oct 1, 2011

www.gladiatorrocknrun.com

New obstacle to course! MUD MADNESS! Slither along on your belly through a trough of mud. CHECK IT OUT!

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Sep 29 2011
Service People In Foreclosure?
 

Does it bother anyone else besides me that our men and women of the service can lose their homes to foreclosure WHILE they are away serving our country? Is that insane?  People who are dying for our country can come home and have NO home.

We have become supporters of USA CARES and are trying to help these service men and women. This weekend we are having a small, intimate two-day training in Philly.  All admission fees to the TWO-DAY “Hands On” Short Sale Workshop will be donated to USA CARES. You can attend the workshop for a small donation to USA CARES. Bring a check made payable to USA Cares in the amount of $25 or more and claim your seat – http://www.usacares.org.

This class will be unlike anything you have ever attended: We are bringing actual short sale files that we are working on and will be working these open files in class.  Each person will be assigned a file and taught how to work that file in a step-by-step order so that they can close deals for the highest profits possible.

Register today – www.montcoinvestors.org – this class is for 40 VERY lucky investors who want to get their hands dirty and dig into actual live, active files and truly see what this crazy-fun business is all about.

See you in Philly!

Be a Blessing,

Dwan Bent-Twyford

PS – Even if you can’t make the class, share this link – http://www.usacares.org – with your friends.  If we all gave just $25 and each of your friends gave just $25, you would not believe what this would do for USA CARES!

Remember, these men and women are the very reason you have the freedom to read this email.

www.facebook.com/dwanbenttwyfordfans

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Sep 29 2011
Lincoln Village Festival/20th Anniversary Celebration!
 

NATHA NEWS!

Join us for our Lincoln Village Festival/20th Anniversary Celebration!

Come celebrate the Lincoln Village with us. Visit vendor and information booths from our local businesses, community service organizations, and other community partners. Expect food, fun, bouncers for kids, and the company of your fellow Pasadena and Altadena neighbors as we recognize the commercial revival of the Lincoln Village Area and NATHA’s 20 years of outstanding service to the Pasadena and Altadena areas.

Food provided by:

Our YLG’s Lemonade Brigade, Robin’s Woodfire Grill & BBQ, SugarFix Deserts, Blazin J’s Kettle Corn, and In-N-Out.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners:

The City of Pasadena

KGS Electronics

The Lincoln Village

Pasadena Magazine

The Blazers

Outlook Newspaper

Five Acres

The Flintridge Center

Premier Marketing

Dolphin Party Rentals

Jazz Zone

Pasadena 110 Motorcycle Club

SugarFix Desserts

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

Contributions:

Please help us reach our $200,000 fundraising goal and support the important work of NATHA. Please note with your donation that it is intended for the Lincoln Village Festival:

NATHA :: Support

Donation of any amount are greatly appreciated, but feel free to participate in one of our special sponsorship opportunities:

To read about our Honorees and Sponsorship Opportunities:

Honoree Information and Sponsorship Information

To read about how to buy an ad in our program:

Ad Information

To purchase an ad or sponsorship opportunity, please mail a completed form to:

NATHA

456 West Montana St.

Pasadena, CA 91103

Or fax it to: (626) 794-5824

Thank you for your support of NATHA and its work!

 

Video from our 2010 festival:

LincolnVillage2010 from OnWeb Television on Vimeo.

Checkout some highlights of this year’s 7th Annual Lincoln Village Festival, held on November 6, 2010. We had a great time and we look forward to a bigger and better celebration in 2011 to celebrate our 20th year of service in the Pasadena community.

NATHA

456 West Montana Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 794-5824
nathaorg@gmail.com
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Sep 29 2011
Culture Collide Hits Whole Foods Markets
 
Whole Foods Market

Culture Collide Hits Whole Foods Market!

During FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide, select artists will be hosting FREE performances at select Whole Foods Markets locations throughout Los Angeles area.

Monday, October 3rd 5:30pm-7:30pm

TARZANA– KING RAMM (IRAN) *Bootlegger’s Brewery Craft Beer Tasting
18700 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana

VENICE– OF VERONA (US)/BIRDS OF NEW YORK (US) *Bootlegger’s Brewery Craft Beer Tasting
225 Lincoln Blvd. in Venice


 

 

Tuesday, October 4th 5:30pm-7:30pm

ARROYO– RISERS (US)/THE LONELY WILD (US) *Bootlegger’s Brewery Craft Beer Tasting
465 South Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena

WEST LA– OF VERONA (US)/BIRDS OF NEW YORK (US)
11666 National Blvd. in Los Angeles


 

 

Wednesday, October 5th 5:30pm-7:30pm

GLENDALE- HYPERNOVA (IRAN)
331 North Glendale Ave. in Glendale

WEST HOLLYWOOD
LIAM FINN (NZ)/MARQUES TOLIVER (UK)
7871 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood


 

 

Ask your local Whole Foods Market about how to win two FREE  wristbands to Culture Collide!
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Sep 29 2011
Lemonade LA Opens in Pasadena
 

September 8, 2011 was the soft opening

Lemonade in Pasadena is now open. Lines form quickly and the workers get right on it to serve the patrons.

Here’s a panorama of the inside of Lemonade on Lake in Pasadena.

Other locations include:
Downtown LA
Venice
Beverly
Brentwood
MOCA
USC
Coming soon to LAX and Manhattan Beach

The Venice location is by far the most popular with lines forming early shortly after opening and running late into the night.

We learned a little about the open nature of the salads, the trays are kept at 40 degrees and are switched out every 30 minutes or even more frequently.

All ingredients are fresh and organic.

Lemonade LA Opens in Pasadena
Dion Hurley – Manager
Lemonade Restaurant Pasadena
P: 626.304.7700
F: 626.304.7705

Jacquei Gantner
Corporate Catering Manager
jacquei@lemonadela.com
P: 310.383.4516
F: 213.488.0399

146 S. Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
lake@lemonadela.com
lemonadela.com

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Sep 29 2011
AT&T Plans filing Friday in response to Sprint & Cellular South Merger Suits
 

AT&T Plans filing Friday in response to Sprint & Cellular South Merger Suits

AT&T is running into protest from many groups, consumers, Justice Dept, so it now places tomorrow Friday to file a motion against the suits, basically stating that the suits are not try and that the acquisition with t-mobile will in fact not hurt competition and will improve service.
I must tell you that based on my experience with AT&T, if they are allowed to acquire T-Mobile it will be an abomination of the industry that already is suffering from rampant bad service, customer service, why does AT&T think that by acquiring t-mobile this will make things better, they basically will have swallowed one of their competitors and those customers are doomed to the same fate that existing AT&T customers are locked into.

If you are a T-Mobile or AT&T customers the best thing you can do right now is as soon as your contract is up, CANCEL or actually you don’t even have to cancel, just as soon as your contract is up, DO NOT RENEW, don’t get swindled into renewing, because they have their ways.

You have options, and now is the time to do it, as customers will feel the pain if they don’t. Make AT&T accountable for their actions and deception and practices.

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Sep 29 2011
Terror Plot Foiled – Planned Attacks On Pentagon and Capitol Buildings
 

Terror Plot Foiled – Planned Attacks On Pentagon and Capitol Buildings
Had a physics degree from Northwestern University
No apparent ties to foreign terrorist organizations.
Plan was to use model airplanes loaded with explosives and crash them into buildings.

Rezwan Ferdaus a 26 year-old US citizen and a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston.

FBI arrested U.S. citizen Rezwan Ferdaus, who planned to fly remote-controlled model planes loaded with C-4 Into the Pentagon and Capitol, in a new homegrown terror plot.

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Sep 28 2011
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Nightmare
 

So what do you do when you have to swap out a hard drive with one operating system or actually a flavor of Windows XP from one machine to another?

Is there really an easy way to do this? Apparently not. Microsoft has really figured out how to make this almost impossible.

You call the support number and they pretty much no longer support Windows XP.

I have three computers all with valid XP keys on stickers attached to the systems, and I went from a computer that had Windows XP Media Center Edition on it and took that drive and put it into another system that had a key for Windows XP Professional.
Well the system did not like my activation on the hard drive going from the Windows XP Media Center to Windows XP Professional.

So I attempted to “upgrade” from Windows XP Media Center to Windows XP Professional.

None of the keys I had worked, I tried various and all returned, not a valid product code, with no option to contact Microsoft to register.

So now I am left with trying to install a new fresh copy of Windows XP Professional on this system.

Dear Microsoft, you have really managed to make the keys and registration process a nightmare, even for those who are legit, it sure stinks.

Anyone else a similar experience? Are there any work arounds? or does Microsoft assume that when you move a hard drive from one system to another that you have to re-activate that operating system?
Why?

I called this number: (888) 352 7140
and I was transferred to a something about DirecTV and ADT home security and the call was disconnected.

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Sep 28 2011
Play Cards Free at playcardsfree.net
 

Play Cards Free

We love to play online. And we play cards. But the best is to play cards free for sure. Governor of poker is a great game for example. Poker is the most known card game in the world. I use to play poker for free and never for real money. The easy way is to play online poker but is more fun to play with your friends. A webmaster is interested also to get poker ads for its gaming websites. If you want top play only the best games you should check a site with the top games – free games. You can play a lot of free games if you have an internet connection.

 

http://www.playcardsfree.net/

 

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Sep 28 2011
MOG brings you a world of music on demand and unlimited mobile downloads
 

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Sep 28 2011
RoboForm Password manager web Form Filler
 

RoboForm: Learn more...

RoboForm is the top-rated password manager and web form filler that completely automates password entering and form filling. RoboForm password manager …

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Sep 28 2011
Amazon New $79 E-Ink Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch, $199, 7-Inch Tablet
 

The Amazon press conference is going on now.
So far we have seen:
Amazon New $
$79 E-Ink Kindle
$99 Kindle Touch
$199, 7-Inch Tablet

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Confirms Kindle Fire is $199. “Kindle for movie, web, games, and reading.”

The Products to Come Out of Today’s Amazon Event:
$80 E-Ink Kindle
$99 Kindle Touch Without 3G
$149 Kindle Touch With 3G
$199 Kindle Fire
Amazon Silk Web Browser

10:53 – Ships November 15, pre-order today.

How will Apple respond next week on Oct 4, 2011, when we will get a glimpse of the iPhone 5 and 4gs models.

Will we see a new iPad? Probably not, but do expect Apple to release an iPad 3, in the coming months, most likely in January.

Amazon is making huge waves with this announcement, perfect timing as the holiday season approaches and the tablet market is maturing.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Kindle as a service, four years ago “Amazon had 90,000 books. Today we’re over a million” this is an amazing stat that compares to what has happened in other formats of media, music and movies, the digitization of content accelerates. What is important to note is how do the publishers and copyright owners fare under the new distribution models?

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This is the text from the home page of the Amazon.com website:
Dear Customer,

There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard to charge customers less. Both approaches can work. We are firmly in the second camp.

We are excited to announce four new products: the all-new Kindle for only $79, two new touch Kindles – Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G – for $99 and $149, and a new class of Kindle – Kindle Fire – a beautiful full color Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, web browsing and more, for only $199.

These are high-end products – the best Kindles we’ve ever made. Kindle and Kindle Touch have the most-advanced E Ink display technology available, and the 3G Kindle Touch adds free 3G wireless – no monthly fees and no annual contracts. Kindle Fire brings everything we’ve been working on at Amazon for 15 years together into a single, fully-integrated experience for customers – instant access to Amazon’s massive selection of digital content, a vibrant color IPS touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle, a 14.6 ounce design that’s easy to hold with one hand, a state-of-the-art dual core processor, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, and an ultra-fast mobile browser – Amazon Silk – available exclusively on Kindle Fire.

We are building premium products and offering them at non-premium prices.

Thank you for being a customer,

Jeff Bezos
Founder & CEO

p.s. – Kindle Fire has a radical new web browser called Amazon Silk. When you use Silk – without thinking about it or doing anything explicit – you’re calling on the raw computational horsepower of Amazon EC2 to accelerate your web browsing. If you’re curious, watch this short video to learn more about how it works.

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Sep 28 2011
Brewery ArtWalk
 

Brewery ArtWalk

When: Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Where:The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 (Click for map)
How Much:FREE!
Parking:FREE!
Website:http://breweryartwalk.com
Email:info@breweryartwalk.com

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Sep 28 2011
California Zero Emission Vehicle ZEV – Parking
 

Q: How do I obtain the California EV parking permit? (required for legally parking in a spot marked “EV ONLY” in CA)
A: Print and mail this form.
From the DMV Web site: “This form is used to apply for a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Parking Decal. A ZEV decal, when affixed to the rear driver side window or back bumper of an electric vehicle, authorizes the owner to park and recharge the vehicle in designated parking spaces.” The cost of the decal is $17.  

http://www.evfinder.com/parking_controversy.htm

 

 

 

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Sep 28 2011
Protrada – Domaining – Bid, buy, develop and sell domains
 


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