Monthly Archives: July 2018
Jul 3 2018
Pasadena Updates Fireworks Ordinance And Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal In Pasadena – 1 Year in Jail and $50,000 Fine @pasadenagov #fireworks #fireworksfines #illegalfirework

Before you decide to light fireworks in Pasadena, CA:
Pasadena has one of the highest fines. Most other cities are $1000. How does Pasadena get the word out that illegal fireworks are not tolerated? Perhaps undercover enforcement is the best approach? At $50k per infraction, it should be a deterrent, but so far it seems that the amount if illegal fireworks are the same as previous years coming from the same neighborhoods.

Has the City of Pasadena changed the code to prosecute those who are guilty?

It does not appear that the Municipal Code has been updated to include the updated possible fines.

Pasadena Updates Fireworks Ordinance And Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal In Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena recently amended the municipal code holding property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance change allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before and during the Fourth of July holiday. Violators are subject to arrest; having their vehicles impounded; and serving up to one year in jail and fines up to $50,000.

Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that 90 percent of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks which are illegal in Pasadena.

Help keep all of us, our children, our homes and our property safe from illegal fireworks. If You See Something, Say Something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City’s smart phone app, available at to report illegal fireworks.

The City of Pasadena invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July responsibly and join us for the 92nd annual “Americafest,” one of the best family-friendly celebrations and professional fireworks shows in Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket and event information, please visit

Due to the potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints around the stadium to search for and seize any fireworks. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4th are impounded.

The Pasadena Fire Department will be applying Phos-Chek on Monday, July 2nd to brush areas around the Arroyo area. The main ingredients of this fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and to re-vegetate burned wildland areas.

Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Interim Police Chief John Perez and Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urge everyone to make safety their top priority and offer the following reminders:

Celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.
Stay hydrated, drink water or other nutritious fluids before becoming thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary drinks.
If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat and seek shade, if needed.
Fight the Bite, use bug spray/repellant to protect against mosquitoes.
Many areas of the City, including outdoor areas, are designated as “No Smoking” zones. Smoking anything in “No Smoking” areas is strictly prohibited. Always make sure that whatever you smoke in an official smoking area is fully extinguished before disposing in an appropriate trash container.
Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.
Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.
Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.
When calling for help, speak calmly, give accurate location information.

Jul 2 2018
2018 Salsa Festival Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018

2018 Salsa Festival

Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018

The Salsa Festival is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA this Summer! Spend the weekend of July 7th & 8th, 2018 living it up with us with a fun, cultural event. What will you find at the Salsa Festival? Fun for the entire family! You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar making the Salsa Fest the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon- spice up your weekend!


Pershing Square

532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013


July 7th & 8th, 2018


12 PM – 8 PM ) both days


Parking available at Pershing Square

Metro: Ride the red line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street)

The Salsa Festival is a ticketed event. All attendees must have a ticket to enter.

Did you know that salsa is the #1 condiment in the United States? Our love for the good stuff starts way back in 1807, when the first hot sauce, made with cayenne peppers, was bottled and sold in Massachusetts. Over the past 200 hundred years, Americans have grown to love the condiment, with the market really exploding in the 1980’s, where salsa sales grew 79%. Ever since then, the United States has loved all different variations of salsa- from roasted tomatillos to chunky, hot pico de gallo.


Ever wondered how many different kinds of salsas there are? Here’s a breakdown of a few that you’ll taste at the Salsa Festival:

  • Salsa Roja – “Red sauce” is used as a condiment in Mexican and Southwestern cuisines, and is usually made up of cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro.
  • Pico de gallo – “Rooster’s beak” is made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chiles, onions, cilantro, and many other chopped raw ingredients, depending on the variation.
  • Salsa Verde – “Green sauce” is usually made with cooked tomatillos.
  • Salsa Negra – “Black sauce” is a Mexican sauce made from dried chiles, oil and garlic.
  • Salsa Taquera – “Taco sauce” is made with tomatillos and morita chilis.
  • Salsa Ranchera – “Ranch-style sauce” is made with roasted tomatoes, an assortment of chiles and spices and is typically served warm. Salsa ranchera tends to have a thicker, richer quality.
  • Salsa Brava – “Wild sauce” is a milder spiced sauce made up of tomatoes, garlic, onion, vinegar, and paprika. It is often found served with potato wedges and to make dishes such as patatas bravas, a staple in tapas bars.
  • Mole – A Mexican sauce made from chiles with a mixture of spices, chocolate, almonds, and other ingredients. Mole’s can vary widely in color and taste, depending on the cook.

Be sure to visit the Salsa Tasting Tent to try a wide assortment of different and delicious salsas!

Salsa Festival 2018

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Pershing Square
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Jul 2 2018
Cava Greek Mediterranean Restaurant Pasadena Location Opening @cava @626food

Cava Greek Mediterranean Restaurant Pasadena Location is set to open in the coming months.

The location in the popular South Lake area of Pasadena.

The window banners are now up at the location previously occupied by Pieology, which closed a few months back.

We hope that CAVA will make the location work.

More details as they get closer to the opening.

CAVA Pasadena

345 S Lake Ave #105

Pasadena, CA 91101