Monthly Archives: July 2017
Jul 27 2017
Tesla (TSLA) & Model 3 Production Status @TeslaMotors

If you are one of the several hundred thousand people who placed a reservation for a Tesla Model 3, you are probably wondering what the status is. Since putting down $1000 to reserve there has been little communication about the Model 3 from Tesla, we know a few bits, from either twitter or releases, but beyond that things are still unclear.

What we have heard is that by December 2017, production of the Model 3, should be at 20,000 vehicles per month, if that is right it could be 2019, before many see their Model 3.

Tax credits/rebates will be reduced after the first 200,000 Tesla vehicles are sold.

How does the US federal EV tax credit phase out work when Tesla hits 200,000 cars sold in the US and how does is affect the Model 3?

IRS IRC30D Tax credit phase out document:

Federal Tax Credits for All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles…

To claim a credit you need to fill out IRS form 8636 here

Existing Tesla owners, Model S and Model X are first in line and have priority on orders. So most likely once all the existing Tesla owner orders are filled, there may not be any tax credits left.

Some existing Tesla owners are offering their orders to friends and family.

Tesla has a missed opportunity by not communicating better with half a million people who believe enough in Tesla and Elon Musk. We may get a better idea of what the future holds on Friday 8:45pm.  You can head over to to watch as the first Tesla Model 3 are delivered to owners, live streaming. The July 28, 2017 event is significant as it confirms that Tesla is on target to deliver the Model 3, and those on the fence about cancelling will perhaps ride it out through 2017 and maybe 2018.

You can listen to a song someone wrote about waiting for his Tesla Model 3.  Everyone who is holding a reservation probably feels like number 400k in line, except for those existing owners.  If Tesla offers driving opportunities of the Model 3, it will surely help especially if it is impressive.


Jul 27 2017
55th Annual Watermelon Festival, July 29th & 30th, 2017 Watermelon Festival @Watermelonfest

Watermelon Festival @Watermelonfest

Join us for summer fun at the 55th Annual Watermelon Festival, July 29th &3 0th, 2017.

Buy tickets online today so you don’t stand in line this weekend. Online ticket sales end at 9pm on 7/28.


July 29th – 30th, 2017, 10am – 10pm
11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
$ 12 For Adults
$ 7 For Kids Ages 3 to 12
$ 0 For Ages Under 3
  • All-You-Can-Eat Watermelon!
  • Watermelon Carving, Cooking Demonstrations
  • Crazy Watermelon Games, Live Bands, BMX Stunt Shows
  • Kids: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats & Animals, Melon Racing/Eating Contests, Games, Crafts, Prizes, all Included!
Jul 26 2017
The Oxnard Salsa Festival July 29-30, 2017


Don’t miss it!

Live Spicy! Eat Spicy!
Come to the 24th annual celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance.

On the menu this weekend at Plaza Park from 11 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday

  • Salsa Bands & Salsa Dancing
  • Spicy Foods & Ice-Cold Drinks
  • Beer & Margarita Gardens
  • Salsa Tasting Tent
  • Festival Marketplace
  • Kids Zone with Tortilla Art
  • Community Dance Showcase – Saturday at 1 pm!
  • Dancing with our Community Stars – Sunday at 1 pm!
Directions to the Festival


Parking is available in the Downtown Parking Garage at Fourth and “B” Streets, in the lot behind the Oxnard Public Library at Second and “A”Streets, at Heritage Square at Seventh and “A” Streets, and other public lots throughout the downtown core. On-street parking is also available throughout the downtown and in the nearby Henry T. Oxnard Historic District.

Don’t Miss the Friday Night Concert!

The festival kicks off with a special Friday Night Concert, July 28 at Plaza Park featuring Leslie Paula with special guest Yari More! Get your salsa groove going, order reserved seating today! ORDER A TABLE FOR SIX OR LAWN SEATING. You can also purchase at the gate the evening of the concert starting at 5:30 on Friday, July 28.
Reserve your Seats Now!
Jul 26 2017
Muir Ranch CSA Your Way @catatmuirranch #muirranch @MuirRanch #CSA #schoolgarden

Muir Ranch CSA Your Way

A 2-acre, high school, working and teaching farm. We grow vegetables, cut flowers, informed eaters and soon-to-be college students. Join our !

Your basil is served: DIY CSA pick up tonight, 3:30 – 7 PM. Sample 1x for free.…/p…/free-csa-sample-veg-fruit-bag

@catatmuirranch – In case you missed on Monday for CSA we’ll be here at circle drive giving out food 😋 #muirranch

Give the Muir Ranch Farm Box a try – for FREE. It’s a DIY/buffet of the season’s produce; much of it is picked the morning of pick ups. Just fill your bag with what you want, nothing you don’t. July’s offering are organic, heirloom tomatoes, basil medleys, zucchini, purple kale, leeks, shelling peasand stone fruit. We grow and buy from local farms like Tutti Frutti, Top Notch, South Central, Anna’s and Burkhartt’s so there’s always amazing flavor.

Pick up is on Monday from 4:30 – 6:30 at Muir High School, rear entrance off Circle Dr. and La Cañada.

Jul 26 2017
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Jul 18 2017
Security Update – Mortgage Closing Phishing Scam

Security Update – Mortgage Closing Phishing Scam

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors have issued a warning, for consumers to be mindful of a growing mortgage closing phishing scam that could leave buyers without a down payment.

Here’s how the scam works: Hackers break into a realtor’s email account to get information about upcoming real estate transactions. By monitoring the agent’s email traffic, the hackers can learn the identities of buyers and sellers, the name of the title company, and the date of a scheduled closing. The hacker then sends an email to the buyer, posing as the real estate agent, or title company, notifying them that there has been a last minute change to the wiring instructions, and instructs the buyer to wire the closing costs to a different account. If the buyer takes the bait and wires their money to this bogus account, they will likely never see the money again. Sending money by wire transfer is both immediate and permanent.

If you are in the process of closing your mortgage and receive an email with wiring instructions, STOP. Contact the company through a phone number that you know to be legitimate to verify the instructions.

Do not use a phone number, email address or link provided in the email you received. If the sender asks for specific financial details, such as your bank account number or credit card information, do not reply. Legitimate agents and title companies will not ask for this information by email, since it is not secure.

If you believe that you are a victim of a phishing scam, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at: and the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center at:

Jul 13 2017
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Pasadena July 15, 2017 at Rose Bowl
 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Pasadena July 15 
Safely dispose of household hazardous waste and recycle electronics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Parking Lot I, south of the Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. The free event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in cooperation with the City’s Department of Public Works.  Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area and to follow instructions given by event staff. NO document shredding will not be provided at the event.
Household hazardous waste items include used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, automobile and household batteries, paint, brake fluid, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, expired pharmaceuticals and fluorescent light bulbs.  E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries.
NO explosives, radioactive materials, trash and tires, controlled substances and household appliances.
NO paper shredding happens at this event

Limits are 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household hazardous waste. There is no limit for e-waste. More information at For more information about the Los Angeles County hazardous waste disposal program, call (888) Clean LA, (888) 253-2652, or (800) 238-0172.

For more information please click on this link: E Waste Event

Jul 11 2017
Twohey’s Adding Second Location in Pasadena @Twoheys @TravisLimoge #twoheys #twoheystavern

Celebrating 75 years in Alhambra the SGV icon is set to expand with a new location in Pasadena.

Twohey’s Tavern will open up at 2835 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena.


The new Twohey’s will occupy what was La Nueva Posada, which is closed.

The restaurant will have a different menu, with a focus on an upscale versions of Twohey’s classics.
Chef Travis Limoge is charged with the Alhambra and new Pasadena location expected to open sometime in the fall of 2017.

According to the Pasadena Star News:

“The three co-owners of the current Twohey’s, Greg Mallis and Jim and Tanya Christodoulelis, registered the company behind the new restaurant, Three Sisters Group LLC, in January, according to California Secretary of State records. The trio bought Twohey’s from its original owner, Jack Twohey, more than a decade ago.”

Jul 6 2017
2017 Chili Grinding Open House & Tours @huyfongfoods #37FlaminYears

2017 Chili Grinding Open House

4800 Azusa Canyon Rd., Irwindale, CA 91706
Book now here
See the complete production on how our popular Sriracha Hot Chili sauce is made.

Starting Saturday September 23rd – October 14th and only Saturdays from 10am – 3pm join us for our fourth annual chili grinding open house event.

Experience grinding season in full production, from seed to sauce. Free sampling, t-shirts, and a lion dance performance! (Free items while supplies last) Fun for all ages. Check calendar for availability.

Please register per vehicle, as we are limited in parking spaces per hour. Also, please note the total amount of guests attending.

Note: In case of rain we will not be receiving chili peppers and therefore, you will need to reschedule your tour time. Please check your emails continuously for updates, changes, or cancellation.

Jul 5 2017
Tour Stark Spirits Pasadena Micro-Distillery @StarkSpirits

Stark Spirits, Pasadena’s only distillery, is now open for tours and tasting Friday and Saturday 2PM-6PM. Tours last from 60-120 minutes long depending on questions. A visit must be scheduled.

A micro-distillery built and operated by Greg Stark and his wife Karen. We will be making rum, whiskey, gin, and orange brandy near the famous Rose Bowl.