Monthly Archives: March 2016
Mar 31 2016
Tesla Model 3 Pre-Ordering Starting Early Today @teslamotors
 

Tesla Motors is opening pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 earlier than previously announced, with hundreds if not thousands lining up at Tesla showrooms around the world.

Ellon Musk will be officially releasing the Model 3 tonight. Live from Hawthorne California.

Plan to be impressed as Tesla will surpass expectations.

Go online to start your pre-order of the Tesla Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 Event Live Streaming Link.

Tune in tonight at 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET for our coverage from the unveiling — hopefully followed by a drive. You’ll also be able to watch the event on Tesla’s website.

Model 3 Unveil

Watch live tonight at 8:30pm Pacific
Reserve online at 7:30pm

Mar 17 2016
National Tamale Day March 23, 2016
 

In Honor of
NATIONAL TAMALE DAY
March 23, 2016

Chef Campos will prepare a
Tamale Trio Platter!
Served with two Sauces, Beans or Rice.
(Tamales include Chile Cheese,
Chicken Veggie and Red Chile Pork)

Our Tamale Masa is cooked on premises
and made without lard.

Tamale Platter Available from
12 Noon-Closing

Mar 17 2016
Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled For ‘Life-Threatening’ Contamination @BumbleBeeFoods #tunarecall
 
The San Diego-based company says customers with the recalled tuna should throw the cans away.
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 Production Codes of Canned Chunk Light Tuna Due to Possible…
Related:

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC Issues Precautionary, Voluntary Recall on Select 5 oz. Canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil a…

There are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall, which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally.
  • Label, Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • Label, Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil
  • Label, Bumble Bee 4-pack Chunk Light Tuna in Water

The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “best by” dates:

5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Best by Dates: 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019

5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, Best by Dates: 02/23/2019

Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Best by Dates: 02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Consumers looking for more information on reimbursement or whom have questions about the recall may contact Bumble Bee at (888) 820-1947 between the hours of 9am and 6pm EST seven days a week or visit www.bumblebee.com/recall-march-2016disclaimer icon.

There are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the following “best by” dates:

Label UPC Product “Best By” Dates”
8660000020 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Water
02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019,
02/22/2019, 02/23/2019, 02/25/2019
8660000021 5oz Bumble Bee Chunk
Light Tuna in Oil
02/23/2019
8660000736 4 Pack of 5oz Bumble Bee
Chunk Light Tuna in
Water
02/9/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

contact: Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
 (888) 820-1947

Mar 16 2016
Tesla Model 3 March 31, 2016 Event Details and Order Process @teslamotors #teslamodel3
 

Tesla is ramping up to show the world what a mid-range EV looks like. To be priced at $35,000 and the announcement coming March 31, 2016 live from Tesla Design Studio headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.

The Tesla Model 3 event is rumored to include a working Model 3, which will crush naysayers that the Model 3 is vaporware.

Mr. Musk and his team at Tesla have done an admirable job at dispelling many who say the EV movement is just a fad.  The Model 3 will be similar to the Audi A4, 20% smaller than a Model S.

What can we expect to see at this event?

  1. Online reservation process
  2. Actual Model 3
  3. 800 people will attend
  4. Current Tesla owners will have a chance to attend via a lottery to be held on March 16, 2016.
Mar 15 2016
Natural Products Expo West Grows By 6.9% toMore Than 77,000 Attendees as the World’s Largest Natural Products Event Experiences Another Record-Setting Year @NatProdExpo #ExpoWest
 

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Natural Products Expo West Grows By 6.9% to More Than 77,000 Attendees as the World’s Largest Natural Products Event Experiences Another Record-Setting Year

Predicts the Macro Trends for Natural, Organic and Healthy Products

Boulder, CO (March 15, 2016) – The 36th annual Natural Products Expo West & Engredea, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, experienced another record-setting year with 6.9 percent growth, playing host to more than 77,000 attendees. The event brought together an inspired community of industry members and more than 3,000 exhibiting companies, including more than 600 first-time exhibitors. The show, held March 9-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center, is produced by the recently re-branded New Hope Network.

 

For the second year in a row, New Hope Network expanded the event’s exhibit space to encompass the entire Anaheim Convention Center campus. In addition to traditional exhibit halls, new exhibitors showcased hot products at the Hilton Hotel Anaheim.

 

Denise Day, Marketing Director at Boulder, CO-based Bhakti Chai said, “We are so excited to be here at Expo West to launch our new line. This event has been the perfect timing right ahead of our summertime new product launch when we will have even wider distribution for new items with many of the retailers we met with right here in Anaheim.

Natural Products Expo West is the preeminent show for spotting trends in the food and CPG industry. The content and research team at New Hope Network tracked the following macro forces and consumer trends this year: Ancient Wisdom, Transcendent Transparency, Snackification, Feed Me!, The Rehabilitation of Science and The Value(s) Shopper. For examples of related trends and exciting new products that support each trend visit the online gallery at newhope.com.

 

The NEXT Forecast 2016 projects strong growth for the natural products industry. U.S. consumer sales of natural, organic and healthy products are forecasted to expand 64 percent from $153B in 2013 to $252B by 2019, including growth of 9 percent per year driven in part by new and emerging brands.

Natural Products Expo West serves as a launching pad for innovation from entrepreneurial brands to more established companies looking to keep up with shifts in consumer demand,” said Carlotta Mast, Executive Director of Content and Insights, New Hope Network. “Evolving shopper tastes and values have positioned the natural products industry as a major force in what products end up on shelves from natural stores to more conventional supermarkets.”

 

The education program offered a full docket of topics as well as keynote presentations from Sam Kass, former White House Personal Chef; Erik Weihenmayer, author, adventurer and activist; and Marth Rogers, acclaimed author and business strategist.

 

The official Natural Products Expo West “Best of West: Press Award” went to Suja Organic Crushed Raspberry Probiotic Water. Runners-up include Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate and Justin’s Maple Almond Butter with Pretzels Pack. The winner of the NEXT Accelerator Natural Products Business School Pitch Slam was Veggie Fries.

Taylor Collins, Co-founder/Chief of EPIC Provisions said, “Expo West embodies the essence of natural products and has created some of my most beloved and greatest memories as an entrepreneur. It is the quintessential gathering of cutting edge natural foods brands and the highlight of my year. The most influential and amazing people in our lives were met on the conference show floor.”

 

Next up for Natural Products Expo is the east coast event at the Baltimore Convention Center, September 21-24 in Baltimore, MD. Natural Products Expo West 2017 is scheduled to take place March 8-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Follow @NatProdExpo and #ExpoWest on Twitter and Instagram for ongoing conversations. To see show highlights watch the Natural Products Expo West 2016 “Find Your Spark” video.

 

Mar 15 2016
The Vitamin D Solution Book
 

The Vitamin D Solution Book

The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems

Buy now on Amazon.com

 

Mar 15 2016
Anonymous officially declared war on Trump “This is not a warning, this is a declaration of total war.” #OpTrump #OPCruz
 

     Anonymous Declares Total War on Donald Trump *NEW 2016*   

Anonymous officially declared war on Trump “This is not a warning, this is a declaration of total war.”

#OpTrump Re-engaged 2016
1ST APRIL – We need everyone to target : http://www.trumpchicago.com
Data for this operation : https://ghostbin.com/paste/gdahn

This is a video message to Donald J Trump.
“In the House – In a Heartbeat” is an instrumental track by John Murphy.

Hackers Anonymous will release within 24 hours info about LIAR TED CRUZ prostitution scandal.

#OpTrump

Mar 10 2016
Kaiser Selects Pasadena Site for Groundbreaking Medical School @kpthrive @KPShare #medschool #pasadena #kaiser
 

Kaiser Selects Pasadena Site for Groundbreaking Medical School

Groundbreaking is expected in 2017, and the school will welcome its first class of students in the fall of 2019.

The property, located at 94 S. Los Robles Ave., currently houses an unoccupied building, which will be torn down and replaced with a larger building, Kaiser spokesman Marc Brown said. A Kaiser office building and the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation are also on the same lot and will remain there, he said.

Scheduled to open in 2019, the school will take a nontraditional approach to medical education, Kaiser officials said.

Kaiser Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson.
The School of Medicine campus will be located adjacent to the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation.
Kaiser which recently said it plans to acquire the Group Health Cooperative system in Seattle, with 590,000 enrollees, currently has 10.2 million enrollees, roughly three quarters of them in California.

Kaiser press release.

Mar 8 2016
Pedestrian / Bicycle Traffic Enforcement Operations Plan for Pasadena
 
Pedestrian / Bicycle Traffic Enforcement Operations Plan for Pasadena
Pasadena Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation.

Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners.

Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. Locally, Pasadena Police Department has investigated 539 fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three (3) years. In 2012, California witnessed 612 pedestrian and 124 bicyclists killed that year while nationally 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. – See more at: https://nixle.com/alert/5601862/#sthash.8AoStOYG.dpuf

Mar 8 2016
Sunday June 26, 2016 – Walk, Run, Skate​, Bike and Explore the 626 @metrolosangeles #OpenStreets @BikeSGV #626GoldenStreets
 

Presented by Metro

 Save the Date: Sunday June 26, 2016

Walk, Run, Skate​, Bike and Explore the 626
​17+ miles of open streets
linking 6 Foothill Gold Line stations
and 7 San Gabriel Valley cities ​
from South Pasadena to Azusa
on 6.26 Day (8am-2pm)

#626GoldenStreets

Mar 4 2016
Gold Line Extension Opening Celebrations March 5, 2016 @metrolosangeles
 

Free rides will begin at 12 noon and will last until midnight on Saturday, March 5.  Free rides were originally offered only until 4 p.m. Saturday.  Metro extended free ride hours to enable even more people to travel freely to and from opening day events.  Free rides will only be available on the Gold Line between East Los Angeles and Azusa. All other Metro Rail and Bus services will require regular fares.  Riders should be aware that Metro is still operating shuttle bus services between Pico/Aliso and Union Station due to construction work for the Regional Connector rail project in Downtown L.A.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will provide free rides on the entire Metro Gold Line on Saturday, March 5 as Metro celebrates the official opening of L.A. County’s newest rail line in the San Gabriel Valley.  Several community events are now planned on the 11.5-mile extension to welcome brand new communities to the service. 

Community station party events will have fun-filled activities for the entire family and will include live music, local business booths and food vendors.  Train service along the Gold Line Extension will begin at 12 noon. Please plan accordingly.  Station parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Community station parties will be held at following stations:

  • Duarte/City of Hope Station, 1777 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA  91010. Opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Station Party: 12 noon to 4 p.m.
  • Arcadia Station, 201 N. First Avenue, Arcadia, CA  91006. Station Party: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monrovia Station, 1651 S. Primrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA  91016. Station Party: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Azusa Downtown Station, 780 N. Alameda Avenue, Azusa, CA  91702. Station Party: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Irwindale Station, 16017 Avenida Padilla, Irwindale, CA  91702. Station Party: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mar 3 2016
OUE Skypsace Tickets Top of US Bank Tower @SkyspaceLA #SkyspaceLA
 


As a friend of the Rose Bowl we would like to offer you the opportunity to take part in an exclusive VIP pre-sale offer for OUE Skypsace at the top of the US Bank Tower. Please click below to be the first to purchase your tickets or find out more information.

TICKETS ON SALE 3/18/16

Transform your view from California’s tallest open-air observation deck. OUE Skyspace LA is poised to be the premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.

Opening June 25, 2016.

The official Twitter account of Skyspace LA. In 2016 the new will be California’s tallest open-air observation deck bringing 360-degree views to LA.

633 West Fifth Street, Suite 840, Los Angeles, CA 90071 – 213.894.9000

Skyslide Combo ticket includes:

Skyslide Pass

Timed Ticket Entry

Access to all four levels of Skyspace LA

Two outdoor observation decks 1,000 feet above Los Angeles. Experience a thrill attraction like never before. Glide down the 40ft glass Skyslide suspended 1,000 ft above Los Angeles and land on our outdoor observation deck. All tickets and Skyslide passes are timed and available in 30-minute intervals.

TICKETS ON SALE 3/18/16

CLICK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR SKYSPACE LA’S EXCLUSIVE PRESALE

The Only Way to View LA

The all-new OUE Skyspace LA will be California’s tallest open-air observation deck and the premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.

From close to 1,000 feet above the city in the iconic U.S. Bank Tower, OUE Skyspace LA will honor the culture, community and people that make Los Angeles unlike any city in the world.

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Mar 2 2016
Hack the vote: There’s an app for that @KPCCInPerson #HackTheVote
 

Politics are more social than ever. From political memes and ads on Facebook to new apps that pair users with candidates and issues.  From the local to the national level candidates are taking note,  pouring money and resources into staying socially relevant. Yet fewer young people are choosing to vote.  While young voters helped drive Barack Obama’s presidential election in 2008, those enthusiastic millennials  are now older and steadily declining in numbers at the polls. A recent Harvard study found that less than half of the 18- to 29-year-olds surveyed said they were following the 2016 campaign. And in 2014, just 8 percent of eligible 18- to 24-year-olds cast ballots in California’s general election.

Video from the event here:

Do millennials not care about the election process? Or is it something else? Research shows that millennials evaluate political candidates differently than earlier generations. Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram are all platforms that millennials and younger generations grew up with and use to stay informed, share and organize around issues and interests. There’s no question that technology and social media are important tools for candidates if they want to reach younger audiences.

What’s the best way to get more young people civically engaged? What innovations are out there right now to help bring young people in? Is our current voting process outdated? How would you hack the vote?  We’ll explore these questions and more with KPCC’s Senior Politics Reporter Mary Plummer and her guests over pizza at startup hub Cross Campus in Pasadena. Be here for this discussion and meet some of the creators behind this new technology.

Moderator

Mary Plummer, KPCC’s Senior Politics Reporter (@MaryPlummer, @KPCC)

Guests

Tanzila Ahmed, Campaign Strategist at 18MillionRising.org (@TazzyStar, @18millionrising)

Nate Kaplan, founder of SeePolitical (@SeePolitical)

Oscar Menjivar, Founder TXT: Teens Exploring Technology (@menjivar, @URBANTxT)

Sumi Parekh,   Director of Government Relations & Outreach, Ballot (@getballot)

Hunter Scarborough, Voter co-founder (@HuntaJames, @Voter)

Juan Vasquez,  a Communications and Data Analyst working with the Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team (@JuanSVas, @LAMayorsOffice)

@KPCCInPerson
#HackTheVote

6:30 – doors open, pizza served
7:00 – program begins

Mar 2 2016
The Arbour Restaurant Bar Coming to 527 South Lake Ave Pasadena @SouthLakeAvenue
 

A new eatery in the South Lake Business District of Pasadena is in the permitting process.

The Arbour eating establishment is currently seeking a conditional use permit #6384, the hearing was held on Wednesday February 16, 2016 at 6pm.

City of Pasadena staff recommended that the CUP be approved in the staff report.

There are other similar establishment in the area, that there shouldn’t be an issue. The size of the space is 5,290 square foot with a 350 square foot bar.

David Weissglass is the applicant represnting Art Rodriguez & Associates.

The Arbour would join recent additions of Paul Martin’s and Del Frisco, among the already existing establishments.

This neighborhood welcomes the additional dining options.

The applicant is located in Pasadena and is an alcohol licensing & zoning consultants.
Art Rodriguez & Associates
Phone | (626) 683-9777
Email | info@aralicenses.com
Address | 709 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101
Art Rodriguez & Associates
: (626) 683-9777
Alex Campbell alex@aralicenses.com and Art Rodriguez art@aralicenses.com
David Weissglass david@aralicenses.com and Maria Impala maria@aralicenses.com

 

 

 

Mar 2 2016
Nissan LEAF NissanConnect EV CARWINGS Discontinuation 2016 @nissanusa @nissanelectric
 

Nissan LEAF NissanConnect EV CARWINGS Discontinuation 2016

As if things for Nissan LEAF could not get worse, Nissan is now sending out letters that NissanConnect EV is being discontinued due to the 2G network from AT&T being discontinued at the end of 2016.

If you own a LEAF this is surely a blow, why did Nissan not prepare for this sooner?   This is yet another sign  along with slagging sales of the Nissan LEAF that Nissan is not as committed to the EV as Nissan executives may want prospective buyers to think.

Having just had our Nissan LEAF batteries replaced due to the battery capacity issue, was a smooth process once the capacity dropped to the “required” 8 bars.  Nissan only offers a warranty on the replacement battery which is inappropriate for a key component which was replaced due to defective engineering issue.  Basically the warranty from Nissan is only the remainder of your original battery warranty or 12,000 miles/1 year which ever is greater, so basically the new batteries has a 1 year warranty.  Seems inadequate for a critical component which is supposed to last 5 years or 60k miles and was just replaced.

One more reason not to buy another Nissan product. I imagine other companies offer a new warranty on a “new” battery for an EV.

With the recent hack exploit of the Nissan Connect, yet another recent trouble for Nissan.

This is the letter we received from Nissan regarding the discontinuation of the NissanConnect EV.

NissanEVConnectDisconnectLetter

 

This is the website Nissan has setup to answer questions.

One interesting note is that Nissan will require a TCU- Telematics Control Unit in order to connect to NissanConnectEV after 2016.  Nissan plans to cover a “substantial: portion of the costs for parts and installation of the updated hardware.

Apparently the TCU will operate on the 3G network which may face a similar fate in a few years as 4G LTE and 5G are the new technologies.

 

 

Mar 1 2016
Pasadena Senior Center – Conference on Healthy Aging 2016 – April 2, 2016 @SeniorGames2
 
COA 2016
Conference on Healthy Aging 2016

All the details of the 2016 Conference on Healthy Aging

April 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene, Pasadena
3700 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Register Online

The 2016 Conference on Healthy Aging is presented by the Pasadena Senior Center. This annual event delivers a treasure trove of practical information and resources that will help you plan ahead and get the most out of life. The morning begins with our keynote speaker, Fritz Coleman, and is followed by two informational break out sessions. The times are detailed below. The workshop schedule below details specific speakers and the topics they have already committed to present that day.

The morning includes a light snack and delicious box lunch for all participants. Registration will be open February 1, 2016. At that time you can register by phone at (877) 236-9459 or online using the Register Online button above.

Session 1:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Session 2:  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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