Monthly Archives: May 2015
May 31 2015
CicLAvia Pasadena May 31, 2015 @ciclavia #cicladena @pasadenagov #ciclavia

If you are looking for something fun to do, then you have to check out CicLAvia Pasadena.
Starting at 9AM and running to 4PM approx 3.5miles of streets from Old Pasadena to Lake Ave will be closed to car traffic and made available for walking, strolling, skate boarding, bikes, any non motorized traffic.
The event organized by a fabulous team and countless volunteers walking the route and bringing the attention to the community. CicLAvia is funded through Metro.




Map of events along the route.

Map of street closures

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro

Music, Art and Cirque du Soleil Highlight May 31 CicLAvia – Pasadena
 Cozy Route Lends Itself to Festival Atmosphere for Bike and Pedestrian Participants

LOS ANGELES–Pasadena will host the largest car-free open streets event in America for the first time when CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.  Participants will use foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power to explore the city.  The event route will connect to the Memorial and Del Mar Metro Gold Line Stations enabling participants to have a car-free or car-lite day.

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro is the most walkable CicLAvia to date at 3.5 miles.  The cozy distance will offer participants the opportunity to peruse and explore Pasadena’s business gems and cultural treasures. The main route of Colorado Boulevard will have spurs on Raymond Avenue and Lake Avenue to take participants to local parks. A route map can be found here.

Participants can delve deeper into the route by enjoying CicLAvia’s Pasadena Neighborhood Guide, written by Andrea Richards and designed by Colleen Corcoran. Readers will discover that several buildings in Pasadena’s historic core, the area known as Old Pasadena, are directly related to a turn-of-the-20th-century bicycling craze. In fact, almost half a century before the Arroyo Freeway, there were plans to connect Los Angeles to Pasadena via an elevated bicycle path. The guide can be downloaded here.

CicLAvia’s new partner, Cirque du Soleil, will have a dedicated entertainment area on the eastern portion of the route at a parking lot at 1336 E. Colorado Blvd. promoting their newest touring Big Top show: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™, which will debut in Southern California this fall.  The KURIOS space will include the chance for participants to make stop-motion videos which will place them on the silver screen.

In addition to the Cirque du Soleil location, there will be four CicLAvia hubs, which offer CicLAvia information and merchandise, bike parking and bike repair, free water, restrooms and first aid stations. Each hub will also have entertainment, sponsor booths and more. And, for the first time, CicLAvia is offering free pedi-cab rides between two of the hubs on Raymond Avenue (Old Pasadena and Memorial Park), sponsored by Walden School.

Along the Route Activities to Enjoy at CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro:


Food Trucks/Free Bike Valet

Free pedi-cab from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. sponsored by Walden School

Armory Center for the Arts hosts an all ages mixed media art project.

Levitt Pavilion hosts yoga and music in the historic bandshell:

  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. Yoga on the Lawn with Christel Joy
  • 11:00-12:00 p.m. Special DJ set by D’Cipher
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Soul Scratch
  •  1:30-2:30 p.m. Off to Farofa
  •   2:45-4:00 p.m. Beat Mosaic


Buy fresh and buy local at the Old Pasadena Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Holly Street at Fair Oaks Avenue.

Armory Center for the Arts, 45 N. Raymond Ave., opens their doors to show three free art exhibits, music, and a hands-on art activity.

Participants can visit the USCPacific Asia Museum, 46 N Los Robles Ave., for an exploration of bike culture in Asia with art activities and special screening of Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai.  Enjoy a 2 for 1 admission special for all CicLAvia participants.


Food Trucks/Free Bike Valet

Free pedi-cab from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. sponsored by Walden School

Create arts and crafts inspired ornaments at the Side Street Projects and Gamble House wooden wearables workshop.

Art Center College of Design showcases work from Product Design and Transportation Design students. “Design a bike” workshop with faculty member Daisuke Yamaguchi using paper and pre-made wheels.

Learn about Old Pasadena landmarks with Pasadena Heritage’s coloring pages or create a building with legos and building blocks.

Children can improve their riding skills and knowledge at the kids bike safety rodeo.

The Pasadena Department of Transportation will distribute free bike helmets while supplies last for adults and children who have bicycles with them.

Day One hosts a variety of creative activities: build a 3D bike sculpture out of mixed media, recycled cardboard, tires, create chalkboard art, take a photo at the CicLAvia Selfie Photobooth, and get moving with Zumba (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and yoga (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) classes.

John Muir High School Mighty Mustang Drum Corps stroll along Raymond Avenue


CicLAvia Old School Merchandise booth offers a variety of CicLAvia apparel and items from past events.


Beyond Colorado at the former Cliff’s Books, 630 E Colorado Blvd., gives away maps of Pasadena and hosts a typewriting station.

Zona Rosa Caffe, 15 S. El Molino Ave., hosts live music from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Capture the CicLAvia experience at The Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse District Association’s complimentary photo booth at 39 S El Molino Ave.

Snap a photo at the Laemmle Playhouse 7’s, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., green screen photo booth and the image will be placed into scenes from iconic films like Breaking Away, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Easy Rider and more.


Food Trucks

“What does the Arroyo Seco look like in your dreams?”  Share a vision for a restored Arroyo Seco at the Arroyo Seco Foundation’s watershed station.

Add your words and images on “why art matters” to the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s temporary mural and pick up a map to explore the city’s public art.


Parking Lot at 1336 E. Colorado Blvd.:

Create a stop-motion video in Cirque du Soleil’s #Kurios Zone and learn more about its newest touring show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™.

Learn dance moves from MUSE/IQUE’s hip-hop version of “Mambo” from West Side Story. Enjoy impromptu hip-hop and breakdancing performances by MUSE/IQUE artists

Frit and Frat Fuller at Holliston Avenue from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The full Activities Flyer can be downloaded here.

Elsewhere along the route, Metro’s Destination Discounts program offers CicLAvia participants the chance to #GoMetro and save money at select businesses along the route, as well as save 15% on CicLAvia T-shirts at the South Lake Hub, by showing their Metro TAP card.

For a full list of Metro Destination Discount businesses visit

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro is the second CicLAvia event in 2015.  The remaining two events are CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro (August 9) and CicLAvia – Heart of LA (October 18).

The funding for the Pasadena and Culver City is provided primarily by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) as part of a $4 million Open Streets grant that was awarded to municipalities throughout Southern California to sponsor car-free events in 2014-2016.

The program allocates $2 million annually for these types of events within L.A. County. The program seeks to increase sustainable transportation mode share, including transit, bicycle and pedestrian trips, create opportunities for first time transit usage, and encourage cities to develop multi-modal polices.  Other benefits include economic, public health benefits and opportunities to highlight and promote cultural resources.

CicLAvia has held 12 open streets events since 2010 and is recognized as being a world leader in transforming streets into temporary urban parks.  Hundreds of thousands of people have participated in CicLAvia as they connect with their communities, businesses, healthy activity and each other in a way that isn’t possible by car.

About CicLAvia

CicLAvia is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets.  CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. With the full support of Metro, local governments, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council, Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Transportation, the Department of Water and Power, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, CicLAvia is an innovative model for creating new public space and enriching civic life.

Partners include Metro, the City of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena, the Wasserman Foundation and an Anonymous benefactor. Supporters include the Annenberg Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Durfee Foundation and LA 2050.

Sponsors include Cirque du Soleil, Los Angeles County Department of Water and Power, David Bohnett Foundation, Roth Family Foundation, Southern California Gas Company, Tern Bicycles, Walden School, Indie Printing and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Media Sponsors include LA Times, 89.3 KPCC-FM, Time Out Los Angeles, Pasadena Star-News and Laemmle Theatres.

Look for other great events coming later this year, including Heart of LA Ciclavia and Culver City.

May 28 2015
Taste of the Eastside 2015, May 31 @tasteeastside

May 31, 2015, 4-8PM Join us for the 5th annual Taste of the Eastside at the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens!

Taste of the Eastside is turning five! Come celebrate phenomenal food with us at the historic Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, where you’ll find our new beer garden, hosted by the Greyhound Bar & Grill, delicious eats from over two dozen local restaurants and food vendors, and music from Raul Campos and more. General admission is from 4 – 8 pm, with VIP entrance (plus swag bag) at 3 pm. Check out what we have to offer at


Wine from Silver Lake Wine, spirits from Greenbar Distillery, and art by Create LA.

Taste of the Eastside is a rain or shine event! Tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable.

May 28 2015
@slaters5050 Beer Pairing Dinner Pasadena @5050Beermonger

7 Courses. 7 Beers.

Beer Pairing Dinner with Smog City

Join Slater’s 50/50 and Smog City Brewing Company for a 7 Course, 7 Beer Pairing Dinner. You will be joined by Head Brewer Jonathan Porter, Scott Slater, owner of Slater’s 50/50, and Mark Schultz, Slater’s 50/50 Beermonger and Certified Cicerone.

When: June 22 at 7pm

Where: Slater’s 50/50 Pasadena

Price: $50

Reserve Your Spot

Call (626) 765-9700 or purchase tickets online:

Get Tickets Now

May 27 2015
TEDxPasadena Women – Saturday May 30

TEDxPasadena Women – Saturday May 30

Attend a special simulcast of the FIRST TEDxPasadenaWomen Event! See and hear the talks as they are happening on the TEDxPasadenaWomen stage! There will be lunch, raffle prizes and surprise guests! Tickets are $25.


May 27 2015
Apple iOS Text Message Exploit Turns Off and Reboots iPhone and Other Problems

This is the text message that is causing Apple users so many problems:

“Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗”

It’s a bug within the Notification System. After a few trials, I found that the phone only resets when the message is received as a drop down notification or in the lock screen.

If the user is viewing their conversations list or is viewing the conversation with the individual who is sending it the phone will not reset.

Your iPhone will shut off. You will restart it and it will start short-cycling the restart process. Then:

– restart the phone by pressing and holding down the home & power button

– keep holding until the screen goes black

– restart the phone again, if it did not already

– once phone starts, delete the offending message

– resist the urge to return the favor of whoever sent it

Apple advises the following to avoid the problem until they update the iOS:

“Users can avoid the problem by turning off text previews on the lock screen.”

If the user is in another conversation and receives the message (it will be a drop down) it will reset the phone.

It also works if your phone is locked and you receive the messageThe temporary fix is tojust turn off notifications for the messages app.But some users are reporting they cannot access other messages from other to access the other text messages.

If your iPhone is getting bombarded with the new Unicode crash message, do this:

Settings>Notifications>Messages>Show Previews⇒OFF

If you receive the problem text message, send a regular text message back to the user, and you should then be able to view the other text messages.

UPDATE, May 27, 12:45 p.m. ET: Apple said in a statement that it was aware of the issue and would make a fix for the bug available in a software update.

It will be interesting to watch how long it takes Apple to release the fix.

May 27 2015
Good Food Gala – Los Angeles Food Policy Council @GoodFoodLA

This looks like a very good event for a good cause.

Please join me in supporting the Los Angeles Food Policy Council at the Good Food Gala, June 11th, celebrating the first five years of impact in creating a more just and sustainable food system in Southern California.  Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s Good Food will MC and Raul Campos will DJ, as LA’s finest chefs join host chef Neal Fraser of Redbird to present a locally sourced tasting menu served alongside craft cocktails, beer, and wine at this culinary fundraiser.  ​The kickoff event at Vibiana five years ago, and it was truly spectacular.  ​This year’s gala is sure to be an incredible networking opportunity with food activists and change makers as well as an unforgettable tasting experience.  T​o purchase a ticket or for more information, please go to


The Los Angeles Food Policy Council invites you to join us
for our first ever fundraiser

Los Angeles Food Policy Council’s Good Food Gala

Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Good Food Gala
on Thursday, June 11, 2015
at the spectacular Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

Celebrate the first five years of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and its collaborative efforts to create a more just and sustainable food system in our region.

We are excited to feature Neal Fraser, Chef/Owner of Redbird, VibianaBLD and ICDC, as host chef of the evening. LA’s finest chefs will join Neal Fraser to bring you an unforgettable locally-sourced tasting menu, paired with signature craft cocktails from mixologist Julian Cox using organic spirits from Green Bar Distillery, and local brews by Three Weavers Brewing and the Strand Brewing Company.

The ever-fabulous Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s Good Food will serve as MC, and KCRW’s soulful DJ Raul Campos will spin fresh sounds into the warm summer night.


Join us in honoring exemplary
Good Food Heroes

MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON | President & CEO, Community Coalition,
LA City Council Member-Elect
STEVE ZIMMER | LA Unified School District Board Member
ROBERT GOTTLIEB | Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College


Cocktails & Tastings

NEAL FRASER | Redbird, VibianaBLD (host chef)
MARY SUE MILLIKEN | Border Grill Restaurants and Truck
SUSAN FENIGERMud Hen Tavern, Border Grill Restaurants and Truck
KAJSA ALGER | Mud Hen Tavern
JIMMY SHAW | Loteria Grill
BRYCE FLUELLEN | American Heart Association
 DIEP TRAN | Good Girl Dinette
TARA MAXEY | Heirloom LA
MATT POLEY | Heirloom LA
JASHMINE CORPUZ | Redbird pastry chef
MARIAH SWAN | icdc pastry chef

 Master of Ceremonies



Event Sponsors

Leadership Level

 Community Level

Friendship Level

Ally Level

Vendor Sponsors

Community Seafood
Coosemans LA Shipping
Green Bar Craft Distillery
Strand Brewing Co.
Team Friday
Three Weavers Brewing Company
Whole Foods Market

Media Sponsor

Los Angeles magazine


Event Committee 

MICHAEL FLOOD | CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
AMY KNOLL FRASER | Managing Partner, Vibiana, Redbird, BLD, ICDC
PAULA DANIELS | Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
M. JILL OVERDORF | Director of Culinary Development
& Corporate Executive Chef, Coosemans LA Shipping
LEAH ROSS | Restaurant PR, Marketing, & Sustainability Consultant,
Customer Communications Consulting



What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?

  • Train/Metro – Civic Center Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and Union Station are approx. a half mile walk (3-4 city blocks) away from Vibiana’s.
  • Bus – DASH Downtown D bus stops at the corner of 2nd / Main, right across the street from Vibiana’s.
  • Bike – Dedicated bike lane on Main St. Bike valet will be available.
  • Public Parking – Nearest public lots at 340 S. Spring St., 416 S. Main St., 433 S. Main St.

What is the dress code?

Festive, cocktail attire.

How can I contact the event organizer?

Please email with questions or comments.


May 26 2015
Spice Factory Pasadena Closed – Eviction Notice on Door

Spice Factory Pasadena Closed – Eviction Notice on Door

It appears that as of May 21, 2015, Spice Factory on Fair Oaks in Old Pasadena has closed.

There are still various deal sites offering specials, I would verify that the business is still open, but according to the eviction notice and the looks of the place being cleared out on a Saturday evening, it doesn’t look good for Spice Factory in Old Pasadena being open.

80 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103


May 25 2015
Charter Communication Buying Time Warner Cable for $55 Billion

Charter and Time Warner have agreed to terms of cash-and-stock deal valuing Time Warner Cable at $195 a share, sources.

The acquisition by Charter, which is backed by Mr. Malone’s Liberty Broadband Corp. , would make Charter the second largest U.S. broadband and pay-television companies with 23 million customers vs Comcast with 27 million.

Would the acquisition of Time Warner by Charter mean that those Charter subscribers in Los Angeles would be able to see Dodger games? We would assume so, but details are forthcoming, and the deal is just be announced so we would expect more details over the next few days, weeks and months.

Needs Federal and State approval.


May 24 2015
First Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper of 2015! June 6, 2015 @MuirRanch

We’ve all be waiting for it…

and it’s finally here… 



Join us in June for our first Farm-to-Table Supper of the 2015 Season!



Saturday, June 6, 2015    5-8pm






Made with MUIR RANCH garden veggies

and genrous support from

our friends at



Enjoy a locally grown and harvested, sustainable,

plant-based supper, while supporting 

Muir Ranch student jobs!

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.

Get your tickets now, 


You don’t want to miss it!


Made with MUIR RANCH garden veggies
and genrous support from
our friends at LA SPECIALTY PRODUCE!

Enjoy a locally grown and harvested, sustainable,
plant-based supper, while supporting
Muir Ranch student jobs!

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.


You don’t want to miss it!


May 24 2015
PennySaver Closes Doors After 53 Years

PennySaver recently acquired by OpenGate Capital closed the doors of the PennySaver laying off over 700 employees. Many of the employees having worked for the company for over 10 years.

There is no comment from the OpenGate or any of the executives left with with Open Gate/PennySaver.

I am sure there are businesses with insertion orders for advertising in the weekly publication.

This is the press release from OpenGate, The founders  Brandon Ligthart and Matthew Kinser, sold the company, in 2013, the acquisition .  PennySaver USA was acquired by OpenGate Capital in September 2013 and completed in May 2014.  Liz Gaier, PennySaver USA’s CEO. The latest blog posting has no mention of the closing.

PennySaver USA provides print and digital, hyper-local marketing and advertising services to California-based and nationwide customers. PennySaver USA is one of the largest and most well-recognized weekly local advertising publications in North America. The business serves more than nine thousand unique advertising customers, distributes 85 million inserts, and reaches more than nine million households weekly. The digital division of PennySaver USA provides marketing products and services that target consumers on desktop, tablet, and mobile applications. The online classifieds, coupons and business directory website,, hosts nearly 4.4 million listings nationwide and offers several advertising options. The digital division also supports thousands of small and medium sized businesses by providing full-service website hosting and creation, SEO, and business directory listing management services under its PowerSites® and Local Business Listings product lines. The division also provides qualified lead generation services via SEM (search engine marketing) and interactive display advertising.

The Monthly Mailer will continue to operate from its Hermosa Beach headquarters and all employees will stay with the business.

OpenGate Capital Media Contact
Alanna Chaffin
Telephone: +1 (310) 432-7000

OpenGate Capital Business Development Contact
Joshua Adams
Telephone: +1 (310) 432-7003

PennySaver USA Media Contact
Drew Fortin
Telephone: +1 (714) 577-4367

OpenGate has locations in Los Angeles:


Ms. Alanna Chaffin
+1 310 432 7000

Los Angeles
10250 Constellation Boulevard, 17th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: +1 310 432 7000

May 22 2015
Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus Open House May 23, 2015 @IWillRide

Join the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, local officials and the project team as we celebrate completion of the 24..acre, $265 million
Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus

Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus Dedication & Community Open House


Join the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority, local officials and the project team as we celebrate completion of the 24-acre, $265 million Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus.

The Operations Campus is part of the 11.5-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Pasadena to Azusa. The Campus will be completed in the coming weeks, three months ahead of the six-station light rail extension.

Attend this dedication to take a tour of the state-of-the-art facility before it is put into service, as well as meet the project team that designed and built the facility. Christie Beniston, the local artist that created the California poppy-inspired artwork for the Campus, will also be available to discuss her work.

See below for location and parking information.

Download a print-friendly PDF of the invitation:

Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus

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This week, several varieties of drought-tolerant trees, shrubs and flowering groundcover were planted throughout the Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus and around the exterior. These are some of the finishing touches underway as we complete construction of this $265 million facility. Don’t forget, we will be dedicating the Campus on Saturday, May 23rd, starting at 9:30 AM. Everyone is welcome. Here are the details: click here.

Dedication & Community

Open House

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
9:30 AM 12:30 PM

Dedication Ceremony9:30AM

Community Open HouseImmediately following Dedication Ceremony

Location: Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus
1508 S. California Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016

(see map on back for location and parking information)

For questions about the event, please contact Linda Manning at
(626) 305-7026 or

All are welcome.

The Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus is part of the 11.5-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Pasadena to Azusa. The Operations Campus will be completed in the coming weeks, three months ahead of the six-station light rail extension.

Attend this dedication to take a tour of the state-of-the-art facility before it is put into service, as well as meet
the project team that designed and built the facility. Christie Beniston, the local artist that created the California poppy-inspired theme and artwork for the Campus, will also be available to discuss her work.

About the Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus

The 24-acre Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus took nearly four years to design and build. At full capacity, it will house up to 84 light rail vehicles and nearly 200 employees and operate 24/7. The facility is one of the only of its kind to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards, one of the highest levels of recognition available due to its energy and water conservation measures. An artistic theme has been incorporated throughout the facility, created by Southern California artist Christie Beniston, who was inspired by the California Poppy:

“The first Spanish explorers sailing the coast of California in the eighteenth century called the region ‘a land of fire,’ noting the deep orange-colored hillsides. It was only after the ships landed that it became clear that poppies were the source of the golden color, giving California its state flower and motto -The Golden State.”

– Christie Beniston



May 22 2015
Free Yogurt at Yogurtland Saturday, May 23, Over 20 Southern California Locations #WescomKindness @Yogurtland

Free Yogurt at Yogurtland Saturday, May 23, Over 20 Southern California Locations #WescomKindness @Yogurtland

Free Yogurtland Saturday, May 23, over 20 Yogurtland locations in Los Angeles and Orange County will be serving free helpings to customers.

Part of an ongoing campaign by Wescom Credit Union called #WescomKindness.

The idea is simple: Give back to the community through random (and totally unexpected) acts of generosity which, in this case, takes the form of free frozen yogurt.

As for Saturday, the free yogurt (and toppings!) start flowing as soon as doors open and will continue until $2000 worth of yogurt has been served (per location).
Only applies to select locations (listed below), but no other special restrictions apply.

Yogurtland locations serving freebies this Saturday, May 23 2015:

1450 Baker St., Costa Mesa CA 92626

5375-B W Centinela Ave., Los Angeles CA 90045

3561-A W Century Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90303

4970 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA 92620

1350 S Beach Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631

10798 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

2800 N Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705

1670 E Gonzales Rd., Oxnard, CA 93030

748 W. Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551

415 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

631 Orange St., Redlands, CA 92374

4954 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(2679 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93063)

24266 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, CA 91355

111 S Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91362

21213 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

2278 E 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705

135 E Ontario Ave #102, Corona, CA 92879

27741 Crown Valley Pkwy #209, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

5710 E Seventh St., Long Beach, CA 90803

922 E Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

For hours of operation check out the Yogurtland store locator on the official website.

NOTE: This article has been updated since publication to more accurately reflect the names of each Yogurtland location.

May 22 2015
Deluxe Cafe & Lounge in Pasadena – Armenian / Lebanese Restaurant on Washington

Deluxe Cafe & Lounge Pasadena
Washington Blvd

new Armenian / Lebanese restaurant on Washington near Sinaloa. They were so nice and the food was awesome. I just felt I needed to share. Washington is getting more and more great businesses and restaurants etc. Deluxe Cafe & Lounge
corner of Sinaloa. There is a voucher on Yelp
Lunch special chicken kabob with rice. Also had humus, baba ganoush and tabouli.
It’s a restaurant only. Not a hookah lounge.

Fresh home made middle eastern and Mediterranean delicacies at affordable prices. A family friendly atmosphere with upbeat staff and beautiful outdoor seating.

Established in 2015.

For the first time in Los Angeles, we have been able to combine the unique techniques of a traditional Armenian grill master alongside a lebanese mastermind with appetizers. Combined 50 years experience making delicious plates.

Lebanese, Mediterranean, Armenian

1717 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

Phone (626) 765-9486

$25 for $40 Deal at Deluxe Cafe & Lounge

May 21 2015
626 Night Market Announces 2015 Season @626NightMarket

626 Night Market Announces 2015 Season

ARCADIA, CA (Feb 23, 2015) — 626 Night Market, the original and largest Asian themed night market in the United States, returns for its 4th season this year to produce two events in Costa Mesa and three events in Arcadia. Event dates and information are as follows:

OC Night Market will commence the 2015 season at OC Fair and Event Center on the weekends of May 8–10 and June 5–7. Event hours are 4pm–12am on Fridays & Saturdays and 4pm–10pm on Sundays.

Admission is $5 and parking is $7. Children 6 and under are free.

626 Night Market will follow with three flagship night market events at the historic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on July 3–5, August 7–9, September 4–6. Event hours are 4pm–1am on Fridays and Saturdays and 4pm–11pm on Sundays. Admission is only $3 with free parking. Children 6 and under are free.

Each night market event will feature over 200 food, retail, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. Since its inception, 626 Night Market has been a platform for showcasing local food entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers. Due to overwhelming popularity, each event is now three days, increasing selling hours, vendor sales, and visitor access.

626 Night Market’s slogan for 2015 is Welcome to your night market. “626 Night Market events have always been about the community, whether it’s bringing more awareness to local businesses and organizations or rising creative talent in the arts and music,” says Alexander Siu, 626 Night Market’s marketing manager, “Attendees are encouraged to take part on any scale they’d like, from participating in contests to performing onstage to showcasing the newest food creation. Make your mark on the night market.” 626 Night Market will be continuing its series of special projects at each month’s event to be announced as the dates near; last year’s art battles, dance competition, fashion show, cosplay contest, and headlining performances from local YouTube superstars were huge draws among the attendees.

626 Night Market is now accepting vendor and performance artists applications. Low vendor rates start at just over $98 per day. Top vendors gross up to tens of thousands per event. Last year’s attendance averaged over 55,000–60,000 attendees per event.

Please visit and for more information. Follow 626 Night Market and OC Night Market on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event updates: @626NightMarket and @OCNightMarket


May 20 2015
Rolling Stones at Fonda Hollywood Tickets #stickystones @periscopeco @rollingstones

The big buzz on May 20, 2015 is that the Rolling Stones are playing at the famous Fonda Theater in Hollywood for a very special show. Tickets sold for $5 and are now selling online for various prices up to $1000 or more.

AEG is the promoter for the show. Selling tickets via AXS.

The last time the Rolling Stones played a little L.A. club, it was the 700-capacity Echoplex in Echo Park. Now they’ve moved up to the bright lights of Hollywood — keep an eye on these guys; it looks like they’re going places.

On Wednesday, the band confirmed what many L.A. fans and outlets had long suspected about its upcoming tour schedule. It will, indeed, play a previously unannounced show somewhere in Hollywood tonight.

Reps for the band declined to comment on the exact location, but it is widely believed to be the Fonda Theatre, where it would replace a set from the Americana act Shakey Graves that was moved to the Belasco at the last minute due to “logistics at the Fonda Theatre.”

The announcement, which came via the band’s Twitter account today, comes on the heels of a live Q&A they conducted on Twitter earlier this week. The group will broadcast behind-the-scenes footage on the company’s live-streaming Periscope service.

Here’s video from the show:
Last night, the Rolling Stones played a special surprise show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, with a one-time only set featuring the original Sticky Fingers album in its entirety with additional Stones hits.

The intimate performance was a celebration of the June 9th re-issue of the Sticky Fingers album, one of the most revered albums in the band’s storied catalog, the 1971 classic features timeless tracks such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch,’ ‘Sister Morphine’ and ‘Dead Flowers’. The Stones will kick off their 15-city North American ZIP CODE Tour at Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday, May 24.

Start Me Up
When The Whip Comes Down
All Down The Line
Dead Flowers
Wild Horses
Sister Morphine
You Gotta Move
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
I Got The Blues
Moonlight Mile
Brown Sugar
Rock Me Baby
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Can’t Turn You Loose


The Rolling Stones are going on tour.

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Watch today on and see the show come to life!

May 19 2015
Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena Patio Party #626food #pasadena @DFGrille

Del Frisco’s Grille in Pasadena is throwing a Memorial Day weekend and summer kick off party and they’d like to invite all the locals!

They will have live music on the patio, complimentary passed appetizers for the first 2 hours, $7 cocktails and small bites, giveaways and much more.

Please RSVP at to confirm your attendance.

For more information, please visit Del Frisco’s Grille or call 626-765-9913.

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Party on the Patio this Memorial Day Weekend!


Kick off the Summer

at Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena


Thursday, May 21





Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Deviled Eggs, 2 Ahi Tuna Tacos


Sangria Pops, Dutch Mule, Youth Serum


We hope to see you there!



Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena Patio Party

Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena

Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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May 19 2015
Floyd’s 99 Barbershop Pasadena Coming Soon South Lake @Floyds99 @SouthLakeAvenue
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Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is coming to Pasadena, next to the recently opened Veggie Grill, in the popular South Lake area of Pasadena.

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop Cuts | Color | Shaves. Great services and environment starting at $15 in most locations.

Several new locations have opened recently and additional locations are planned. Recently opened including Costa Mesa, Woodland Hills, and others.

Stay tuned for promotions as the Pasadena location opens, possibly $5 cuts.

Do you have what it takes to join the ‪#‎Floyds99‬ team?
Hiring ‪#‎barbers‬ and ‪#‎stylists‬ shop. Submit an application today
Pasadena — Coming Soon
200 S. Lake Street
Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
May 18 2015
Art & Design Open Market – Art from Art Center and Pasadena City College, Sunday, May 24 @onecolorado

Art & Design Open Market – art from Art Center and Pasadena City College, Sunday, May 24

Featuring art for sale from Art Center College of Design & Pasadena City College

Now in its 14th year, Art & Design is a one-day outdoor art market featuring over 100 local artists whose artwork will fill the One Colorado courtyard and tree-shaded pedestrian alleyways.  All participating artists are students or alumni from Pasadena’s leading cultural institutions: Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. Artworks include one-of-a-kind prints, photos, paintings and ceramics, as well as handmade jewelry and snazzy accessories. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the artists.  The day will feature musical accompaniment with DJ Glenn Red. Event is free and open to the public.

May 15 2015
6th Annual LA Street Food Fest – Rose Bowl Pasadena July 11, 2015 @LAFoodFest

6th Annual LA Street Food Fest
LA Street Food Fest
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pasadena, CA – Rose Bowl

Discount code: Act Fast! Use code: TweetFan15 to save $5 on any GA ticket to the – Offer Ends Thurs, May 21st!

Welcome to the 6th Annual LA Street Food Fest at the Rose Bowl on July 11, 2015!




We’re back at the world famous Rose Bowl to bring you more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, your favorite gourmet trucks, street stands and carts and more, all in one place and for one price for summer fun.


All of our vendors are hand picked to bring you the best of the best. Sample signature bites from a curated selection of 100+ (yes, one hundred!) street food vendors from hot gourmet food trucks, old school carts and stands to celebrity chefs, and street inspired dishes from LA’s best restaurants.

Take it easy with early VIP HOUR+ EARLY ADMISSION

or party with the people at LA’s largest and most affordable tasting event with

an all inclusive GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.




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VIP EARLY ADMISSION |  3p – 8p | All Ages | $90

GENERAL ADMISSION  |  5p – 8p  | All Ages | $60



* Ample FREE parking at the Rose Bowl for ticket-holders

* Signature tastes from a curated selection of 100+ gourmet trucks, street carts, stands, award winning chefs and restaurants from Los Angeles and beyond

* Sip a cold craft beer or glass of wine

* Chill with signature cocktails from one of our bars

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

* Chill in the Iced Coffee Lounge featuring a dozen local roasters

* Rub elbows with some of the city’s top food critics and cast a vote for your favorite bite with a People’s Choice Award in the Street Food Cook-Off

* Soak up the dog days of summer sun on a blanket on the Rose Bowl field, sampling bites at a picnic table or stretched out enjoying the views

* Support your community, local economy and small biz owners

* All of this and more included one ticket price!!!

Hurry, there’s just 3500 GA tickets available.



* All of the above plus VIP parking, VIP entrance, VIP lounge access and early admission ensuring NO LINES!

Hurry, only 1500 early admission VIP HOUR+ tickets are available! And they sell out first!

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  • There are no extra charges for food and drink inside the event.
  • General Admission begins at 5p. No GA ticket holders will be admitted prior to 5p.
  • Children age 7 and under free with a paying adult.
  • Tickets do not need to be printed. Tickets can be scanned from your smart phone.
  • 21+ wristband required for Craft Beer, Cocktail Bars, Tequila Tasting and Wine.
  • ID is required for a 21+wristband. Don’t forget yours!
  • Go to ID check station for your 21+ wristband BEFORE lining up for entry.
  • Last call is at 7:15p.
  • 5:15p-6:00p is a vendor refresh period between VIP and GA. We encourage our VIP guests to enjoy the field and entertainment during this time.
  • Due to health regulations, only service dogs with paperwork are allowed. Sorry, Fido.
  • Tickets are transferrable between attendees.
  • Tickets are NOT refundable.
  • Discounts can NOT be applied after purchase.
  • Tickets are available online only.
  • No tickets are sold at the door when the event is sold out.
  • No readmission or “In-Outs”.
  • No lawn chairs, coolers, containers (including boxes, etc) or outside food and drink.
  • Food and drink MAY NOT be taken outside of the event.
  • Per the City of Pasadena, the event is non smoking / vaping.
  • No bota bags, drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Please drink responsibly.
  • Participating vendors and sponsors are subject to change.


May 15 2015
Harry’s Berries Dinner Party and Farm Tour – July 25, 2015 – Oxnard Strawberry Farm Dinner

Harry’s Berries Dinner Party and Farm Tour July 25, 2015 – Oxnard Strawberry Farm


Cocktails 4pm

Dinner 6pm

5777 E. Vineyard Ave. Oxnard, CA  93036

Phone: (805) 659-4568

Tickets available at the farmers’ market stands only!

Harry’s Berries is at most of the larger farmer’s markets in Los Angeles, including Pasadena Victory Park on Saturday, Hollywood on Sunday,  see the list below.

Space is limited, buy your tickets early.

Adults $85

Kids 6-11 $25

5 yrs and under Free

Menu to be announced

This year is only one date, so be sure to check your schedule and buy your tickets early.


Beverly Hills
Santa Clarita
Santa Monica


West Hollywood


Santa Barbara


Santa Monica


Thousand Oaks


Hermosa Beach


Santa Barbara
Santa Monica

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