Jul 16 2018
Abricott Pasadena Closes – Mendocino Farms Takes Over Space @MendocinoFarms @626food #MENDOEATHAPPY

After 6 years on South Lake in Pasdaena, Abricott has closed its doors as of July 1.  A local favorite known for Vietnamesse cuisine.

It is sad to see the closing of Abricott. Fig Sprout and Daisy Mint owned by the same couple who owned Abricott remains open.

We do know that there have been several closings on South Lake, most appear to be related to the rents going up at astonishing rates.

One can only wonder how the places that remain are able to stay in business, and we hope that Mendocino Farms can make a run at making the location work.  Mendocino Farms Pasadena is expected to open in the next several months.  With locations throughout southern California, Studio City and Pasadena will bring to 13 the number of locations in the local area.  Other locations planned include Carlsbad, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Ramon, and Houston.


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 www.cityofpasadena.net/csc 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 www.rosebowlstadium.com.

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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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




Jun 28 2018
Music Under the Stars Pasadena @passymphpops

Music Under the Stars

Saturday, July 7
Gates open at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 8:00pm

Larry Blank, conductor
Maximo Marcuso, vocalist
Christina Saffran, vocalist
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
JPL Chorus with the Donald Brinegar Singers

Continue your July 4th celebration with our annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, July 7 at Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. This year’s Music Under the Stars will illuminate the night sky with treasured songs penned by iconic American composers John Williams, John Philip Sousa and more. Celebrate America with old-fashioned favorites like Birth of the Blues, Stars and Stripes Forever, and Hymn to the Fallen, along with Broadway Hits Somewhere and Some Enchanted Evening.

Arrive early for pre-concert family fun with picnicking, gourmet food trucks, a musical instrument petting zoo, and more! Admission to this event is FREE! For more information, click here or call 626.793.7172.

Visit our Facebook event for updates and to RSVP.

Presented with support from:

Meet Our Soloists:

Known as the “Tenor of the Americas,” Maximo Marcuso is best known for his booming renditions of patriotic songs. As a musical ambassador to the world, Maximo has been honored by both the California Legislature Assembly and the California State Senate for his invaluable artistic contributions to the arts and education. Click here to hear his interpretation of the “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
A true triple threat, audiences throughout the world have been thrilled by Christina Saffran’s leading Broadway performances in My Fair Lady, Showboat, South Pacific, Phantom, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sunday in the Park with George, Damn Yankees, Sound of Music, Grease, Company, Me and My Girl, I Do I Do…the list goes on. Check out this clip of her performing “But Not for Me” from the Gershwin’s Girl Crazy at her last performance with the Pasadena POPS.
From Broadway to Classics, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices. She has been called a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American musical theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Watch a clip of her singing the title song from Phantom of the Opera, which she starred in as Christine Daaé for over 8 years here.

Concert Info

General admission seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or low back chairs. Rental chairs will also be available for purchase.

Guests may bring their own picnic dinner, but please note no alcohol is permitted. Gourmet food trucks will also be available.

Several parking options are located near City Hall, including Plaza Las Fuentes structure (enter on Union and Los Robles Ave); the parking structure at 330 E. Union (between Euclid and Garfield); Paseo Colorado subterranean garage (entrances on Colorado and Green St.). Metered street parking is also available on nearby streets.

Jun 13 2018
Consumer Reports – Don’t let Robocallers off the hook #robocallers #spam #solicitors

Just received this email on robocallers. The problem is getting much worse, where most people will not answer calls unless they are certain it is someone they know. still robocallers are spoofing numbers which appear as numbers in our local area, and numbers that you may even recognize,  And when you call this number back it is some person that has no idea what happened.  The level of accountability with these sorts of activities is unacceptable. There is no accountability and it must be stopped. Robocallers and solicitors must be held accountable fined to the full extent so that it is stopped.


We have an epidemic of invasive robocalls on our hands — and the problem could get worse. More and more robocalls are being made year after year. The last thing we need is for the legal protections we do have to be stripped away.

Federal regulators are weighing new rules to say what robocallers can and can’t do. If they issue narrow protections, consumers could be faced with a new barrage of auto-dials from debt collectors, telemarketers, and scammers. That’s why today we’re asking all our Consumer Reports members to submit a comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in favor of more consumer protections against these unwanted calls.

Add your comment to tell the FCC we want the strongest possible protections from invasive robocalls.

Send comments »

Here’s what we’re asking the FCC to do:

  • Make sure that all of the equipment currently being used to send autodialed calls today gets classified as an “autodialer.”
  • Ensure contractors working for the government are covered by the robocall laws.
  • Issue strong rules reining in the relentless calls from debt collectors who are working on behalf of the federal government.
  • Ensure that consumers can easily revoke their consent to receiving robocalls at any time.
  • Set up a reassigned number database to prevent “wrong number” robocalls.

Can you join us in submitting a comment to the FCC? Click here to take action now.

These calls aren’t just a nuisance. They cost American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars and plenty of wasted time. It’s time for the FCC to take serious action to strike a blow against these unwanted calls.

If you agree, forward this email to as many friends and family as possible so we can collect more comments to send to the FCC. Let’s make sure they hear our voices.

Maureen Mahoney
Consumer Reports

Jun 13 2018
Sunday Funday #yesplease #sundayfunday @LAfoodfest


Ready for this month’s Ice Cream Social themed Sunday Funday? It’s kicking off this Sunday, June 17.

Check out the lineup and snag your FREE tickets online here!

Icy Rush Co.
FataMorgana Gelato
Carmela Ice Cream
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Treats by B
Peddler’s Creamery
G’s Cookies – vegan and gluten free
Two Chicks in the Mix
Eat.Love.Yoga – vegan
Communitea Bakery
Churro Garage
The Pudding Truck
L.A. Donut
Nature’s Bakery
P.S. I Love Brew
KeVita x Jeni’s Splendid – Ice Cream Floats
* all sweet vendors will offer a $4 portion so you can try a few things.

Old San Juan Catering – Caribbean specialities
Boba ni Taco – boba, tacos and more
3941 Tamales – tamales
The Zema Truck – corn griddled sandwiches and more
The Green Truck – organic, sustainable, locally sourced eats
and more…

Muchacha Los Angeles – buh bams earrings
HOUSE//by Billy Puerto – hand poured soy candles and home items
Birdbath – skincare and apothecary
SECOSCAPES – terrariums
Creations by Lety – jewelry and wooden boxes
sweet stirling – hand made, small batch caramels
Archetype Beard – premium beard oils and balms for the modern gentleman
Made in Mayhem – luxury leather goods, men’s and women’s wallets
Bolla Kills – LA made indie apparel, accessories
Wicked Boheme – home décor, fragrance, copper candles
and more…

Birds & Bees – full bar + gluten free brews!
* the bar opens up on Sundays just for this event!

with One Down Dog

Live Music + DJ


Civic Center Studios

207 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Jun 10 2018
How to Deal with Garden Pests, Earwigs & Slugs & Spider Mites

If you have been experiencing the onslaught of insects in your garden, you are looking for the most effective non-pesticide solution.


So far it seems that a good slug solution is to place a small container full of beer, the more sour the better, the container top should be at ground level so that the slugs go in and drown.  Place several of these around your garden area and check them in a few days and you will see the results, if there are slugs they will go into the container.


Seems like the soy sauce in a tin can(tuna can) filled about half way and then add some oil, vegetable oil seems to work the best, and place it in the area infested with earwigs. Let this stand a day or two and check back, if there are earwigs in your garden they will be attracted to the trap and you will find dead earwigs in your trap, Empty and refill as needed.

For both earwigs and slugs, a predator like birds and chickens are good, but they can only eat so many.

These are some natural remedies for ridding your garden of these predatory insects that could destroy your garden.

For those of you growing tomatoes and have had issues with spider mites, one promising solution is to sprinkle sulfur powder onto the leaves of the tomato and around the stem of the plant.

Try to keep the plan healthy as that is one good defense against insects.

Let us know what works for you,

Jun 6 2018
Onil Chibas Opening DELUXE 1717 in Pasadena @626food

Onil Chibas is taking over the space of the recently closed DE LUXE Lounge – Cafe.


The location will be named DELUXE 1717 as the address is 1717 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena.

Details are still coming, but word is that Onil will be moving into the location in the next couple of weeks, look for exciting news coming in the next couple of weeks.

The new space will be primarily a catering kitchen and not a daily restaurant, there is a dining room and an outdoor space that will be available to rent for small special events.

There will be occasional dinners and brunches that you will be able to attend, presented by guest chefs and Onil.

More on that in future newsletters.

For more info on catering services:

Jun 6 2018
Innovate Pasadena is turning FIVE Anniversary Mixer June 27, 2018 @InnovatPasadena @ctrlcollective #Pasadena #InnovatePasadena


Innovate Pasadena is turning FIVE and we want you to come celebrate with us!

Join our tech mixer on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at CTRL Collective – Pasadena, where you can meet some of Pasadena’s top leaders in technology, science, design, and entrepreneurial industries.

In 5 years, we’ve grown from a handful of dedicated volunteers to an interconnected community of 100s of businesses, startups, and community leaders. We’re proud to reach this milestone – and to help us celebrate we invite you to share your story of growth and transformation with our friends at Alpha Token.

is turning 5 on June 27 and we want you to come celebrate with us at !

Tickets include food and drinks.

Tickets here

Wed, June 27, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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CTRL Collective – Pasadena

45 South Arroyo Parkway

Pasadena, CA 91105

Jun 6 2018
Fox’s Altadena Restaurant Opens for Breakfast and Lunch @foxsaltadena @626food

Fox’s Altadena Restaurant Opens for Breakfast and Lunch

Neighbors are talking about the reopening of Fox’s Restaurant in Altadena, CA. After having been closed at the beginning of 2018 for remodeling and under the same ownership(Monique King and Paul Rosenbluh) as the renowned Cindy’s in Eagle Rock.  Cindy’s has become a favorite for locals and visitors as an iconic location for films over the years.

The new menu at Fox’s has some of old favorites but also some new items to appeal to all.



The prices are in line.  The restaurant received a much needed remodel after a 60 year run.

Address: 2352 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Hours: Currently we are open Tue-Sun 7a-2pm
Phone: (626) 797-9430



May 6 2018
LA Food Fest x Artisanal LA Summer 2018

LA Food Fest x Artisanal LA

New! Sunday Funday Summer Series

We’ve got something to help you celebrate the return of LA’s (nearly) never ending summer – a new monthly themed event series called Sunday Funday!

Sample + Shop 40+ Hand Picked Artisanal L.A. Makers

DIY in our Pop-Up Maker’s Studio

Eats from a themed rotating selection of 10+ LA Food Fest faves

Sip Craft Cocktails from birds & bees

Get Bendy with Yoga from One Down Dog

Enjoy Live Music presented by Civic Center Studios + Good Vibes All Day Long

Plus, Complimentary Swag + Giveaways, Just Because


  • May 20Clean Made L.A.
  • June 17 / Ice Cream Social
  • July 15 / Vegan Burgers & Beer
  • August 19 / Mexico Meets LA
  • September / No Sunday Funday
    Find us at the 9th Annual LA Food Fest!

Civic Center Studios + Parking Lot
2nd and Broadway, DTLA

Sunday Funday is presented in partnership with our friends at Civic Center Studios and birds & bees

Eat, Shop, Pay as You Go.

Get $5 Tix Now
May 6 2018
Charter Spectrum Customer Service Experience Horrible

If you have ever had issues with Charter/Spectrum you will identify with the frustration of every call.

Here’s just another example of how Charter/Spectrum treats its customers.

I have been a customer for several years.  Phone and internet for most of the time.

Last month I decided to try the video service because Spectrum claims you can watch all programs anywhere.  Using their Spectrum TV app.  Which by the way is a lousy app, full of bugs and not very user friendly.

I signed up for the TV Video service went to the local store, picked up a receiver which is still the same bulky loud hot receivers they have been using for 10+ years.  The same lousy remote.  The same lousy guide.

After hooking it up, and trying to use the app to watch tv programs, may would not work, they had blocks. Meaning if you subscribed to a channel you cannot watch it if you are not on your internet home connection. What good is this?  This is false advertising. And these tactics are bait and switch.

After a few days of going back and forth and calling Spectrum support, one rep had me try a few things. Well that didn’t work either. So I decided to cancel the video service.  Within 7 days. Spectrum has 30 day MBG. When I called and returned the receiver/equipment the rep was rude and arrogant. I told him I did not want the TV/video service. That it did not work as advertised.  He proceeded to make all sorts of claims about the service.

After disconnecting the video/tv service my rate jumped to $80 for phone and internet.

So what are the options and how does one file a complaint with local city officials so that Charter/Spectrum is held accountable for their unscrupulous practices.



May 3 2018
Total Wine Store Now Open in Pasadena @TotalWine
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The newest Total Wine & More in California.

If you haven’t been to a store , prepare to be amazed by our incredible selection of wines, spirits and beers, all at the lowest prices!

  • Join our Grand Opening celebration starting May 3
  • Shop our huge selection of Grand Opening specials
  • Visit us on Grand Opening weekend, Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6 and receive a welcome gift tote – worth over $40! While supplies last. Limit one per household.

Please join us for our Grand Opening samplings all weekend

Apr 30 2018
Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) Spring

Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) Spring

The most direct way to download and install is via the Microsoft site:

Download here, Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage and Update now.

You can read about the major updates that have been rolled into update 1803.
This is on the Windows.com blog.

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Apr 28 2018
Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery – Open House & Spring Sale – Sunday, April 29, 2018 #Hahamongna #arroyoseco

Open House & Spring Sale

  Sunday, April 29, 2018 10am-2pm

Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery will host an Open House and Spring Sale at its site in Hahamongna Watershed Park on Sunday, April 29 from 10 am to 2 pm.

The spectacular wild native plant garden at the nursery at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains is now blossoming in springtime glory. More than 62 species are flourishing there, demonstrating the beauty and resilience of native plants. Riparian species, invaluable for habitat restoration programs are featured, along with a wide variety of sages, shrubs and trees for more urban landscaping applications.

Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery in Pasadena was started three years ago by the Arroyo Seco Foundation to develop appropriate plants and habitat for a stream restoration program in the Arroyo Seco Canyon. Now it also produces plants to beautify local yards and gardens. The plants were recently used to landscape nearby Linda Vista Library as a model for public facilities. At the April 29 event, participants will be treated to a tour of the native plant garden and encouraged to take home a bit of the Arroyo to plant in their yard. The plants will brighten local homes and businesses, save water, provide food and shelter to birds, bugs, and butterflies, and serve as a constant reminder of the natural treasures of the Arroyo Seco.

For more information, please call (323) 405-7326.


Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery
Hahamongna Watershed Park
4550 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 657-0392

Apr 25 2018
Jackalope Pasadena Spring 2018, April 28th & 29th / 10am to 5pm @jackalopefair

Jackalope Pasadena Spring 2018:


A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.  Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.

Dates: April 28th & 29th / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Central Park, Old Pasadena | 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

Details:  Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair is FREE to attend, however donations are encouraged to Brighter Future Charity our event beneficiary. This location is open to all ages and is handicap accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.

Be one of the first 25 people to check in at the information booth BOTH Saturday and Sunday and get a Grab Bag full of vendor swag!!


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Apr 25 2018
3rd Annual Masters of Taste: L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of the Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl – Introducing the 2018 Masters! (Sunday, May 6th, 2018) @MastersofTaste

3rd Annual Masters of Taste: L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Celebrate the Finer Things On Field of the Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!

 (Los Angeles, CA), Tuesday, April 24th, 2018: Come celebrate and be part of the 3rd Annual Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl!

Masters of Taste 2018 will bring over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts together from all over Greater Los Angeles for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 40 Culinary Masters and restaurants, delectable sweets prepared by L.A.’s top Sweet Masters, top Beverage Masters who will be featuring signature handcrafted cocktail tastings from 25 spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line cocktail bar featuring top Mixologists from four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations, select wineries, local craft breweries, cold-pressed juices cold brew coffee, live entertainment and much, much more.

100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2018 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community. The nonprofit agency offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. In the last two years Masters of Taste has raised nearly $1 Million in support of Union Station’s life-saving programs.

Some of this year’s Masters of Taste 2018 participating Culinary Masters and Restaurants include:

 Sweet Masters: A select group of Los Angeles Top Sweet Masters will showcase an assortment of delectable desserts such as the deliciously scrumptious scratch baked custom cakes from Butter Cake Shoppe, Chocolate Stars USA, Crème Caramel, traditional and wildly creative gelato flavors from Fatamorgana Gelato, homemade premium sorbets from Helados Pops, Chocolatier to the stars Mignon Chocolate, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Porto’s Bakery, Sidecar Doughnuts, The Dolly Llama, Zooies Cookies and more.

Some of this year’s participating Beverage Masters include:

Brewmasters: Beverage Masters who specialize in barley and hops will be presenting top-notch ales, lagers, pilsners and more for guests to sample, sip and savor all throughout the event, including Southern California favorites Angel City Brewery, Brewyard Beer Company, Indie Brewing Company, Iron triangle Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Arcadia’s first Microbrewery Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., San Fernando Brewing Co. and State Brewing Co..

Wineries: A specially curated collection of Wine Masters will be showcasing their finest varietals including premium boutique winery Ascension Cellars, Cosentino Winery, Foris Winery & Vineyards, Golden Star Vineyards & Winery, Hitching Post Winery, Y3 by Jax Vineyards, Kieu Hoang Winery, Lorimar Vineyards and Winery, Anderson Valley’s Navarro Vineyards, Roboli Family, Rutherford Ranch Winery, and Wrath Wines.

Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails, including Ann-Marie Verdi of The Bellwether, Cameron Masden of 1886, Dan Garvin of Magnolia House, Devon Espinosa of Sunset & Vinyl, Feisser Stone of CHAYA Izakaya and world-class Barman Payman Bahmani. Top brands showcasing their finest spirits will also include American Born Moonshine, Buzzbox, Dulce Vida Tequila, SelvaRey Rum, Smirnoff Spiked Sparking Seltzer, Woodford Reserve and ZYR Russian Vodka and many more.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages: A variety of premium non-alcoholic Beverage Masters will also be on hand for those who wish to hydrate, caffeinate or regenerate, such as Bai, Boxed Water, Califia Farms Juices and Cold Brew Coffees, Dry Sparkling, Groundwork Coffee, Honeydrop Beverages, Humm Kombucha, Immordl energy elixirs, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar and Zico Coconut Water and more.


Sponsors: Masters of Taste 2018 is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors, which include HomeStreet Bank, Judith L Chiara Foundation, Western Asset Management, Woodford Reserve, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank, Capitol Group, Universal Studios Hollywood, Kauffman Wealth Management, Westport Construction, Bank of America, MUFG Union Bank, HKG LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Pasadena Tournament of Roses and California Linens.

Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2018 will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets to this event are only available for guests 21+ and over. For more information on Masters of Taste 2018 or to book your tickets directly, please visit www.MastersofTasteLA.com/Tickets.

Location:  Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103.

Transportation and Parking: Guests are encouraged to utilize car services – Masters of Taste 2018 Community Partner Lyft is offering (20% off rides to and from the event with this special code MOT2018), Uber, Taxi, etc. – since this event does serve alcoholic beverages. Complimentary parking is also available.

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Apr 25 2018
2nd Annual Pasadena PD Open House, Sat May 12, 2018 @PasadenaPD
2nd Annual Pasadena PD Open House

Pasadena Police Department is excited to invite the Pasadena community to the 2nd Annual Open House on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at 207 N. Garfield Ave. Come and meet your local Police staff, take a tour of the Police Department, partake in various information booths to include crime prevention tips, employment services, and youth programs, and enjoy live demonstrations from Forensics, K-9 unit, and SWAT. New this year, enjoy Motor Skills demos by award-winning Pasadena PD Motor Officers. Free BBQ and light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on this free family event! We hope to see you there! For questions, contact Pasadena PD Community Services (626)744-4551.

Apr 19 2018
The Business of Blockchain May 12, 2018 @EntForumCaltech
General Admission
EARLY Registration – $30.00
($40.00 at door).
Advance Registration: $15.00
(Student registration at door:  $25.00)
Caltech Students, faculty and administration
are admitted free with ID. 
*Note: All Students must show current valid ID or will be
charged full price at door.
8:00 – 9:00 AM 
 9:00 – 11:30 Program
11:30 Networking, Continued

You’ll find plenty of FREE parking on California Street (please obey signs and street markings) and in the underground lot located at the end of the street.  Turn Right at signal on east side of Cahill (at tennis courts); follow the signs to the parking lot entrance (appx. 75 yards on right).

Bring plenty of business cards for networking! 

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