Dec 9 2019
Pasadena EV Chargers 44 DC Fast and Tesla Chargers at Paseo Colorado Parking
 

Tesla has new operational chargers in Pasadena, in the Paseo parking lot across from the BJ’s and Equinox, top level parking structure. There are what appears to be 24 Tesla changers and at least 20 of the non-Tesla Level 3 chargers. There will be 44 chargers total when the Pasadena Fast Chargers become operational. A ribbon cutting is anticipated sometime in February 2020. There are other large charger facilities around but 44 in one location is certainly a large installation. If you have been to Caltech you have seen the installation of chargers there with a variety of different chargers.

The City of Pasadena labeled chargers are pay to use, we are not certain of the rates to use, and the only other Level 3 DC fast charger we know about is located at the Del Mar parking structure operated by Greenlots. For these it appears that Titanium has been working with with ChargePoint on the network.

The biggest challenge here is knowing what the charge is to charge and driving up to the top floor. And parking rates, perhaps this lot with 90 minutes free with validation, or 30 minutes free without, it wasn’t even clear to the people using the Tesla chargers this past weekend, but it appeared that all the Tesla chargers are in full operation and this location is not even showing on the Tesla app. Once that happens we expect usage to go way up, perhaps Tesla will increase the number of chargers as there is room, and perhaps solar panels will be installed to help with energy production.

There is a handicap parking spot for EV, which makes sense as the portion of chargers is important to have a spot for handicapped parking.

According to reports Tesla covered the infrastructure cost for installing the 20 city owned chargers, estimated at $140,000..

There are a few level 2 chargers located on the bottom floor.

Margie Otto, spokesperson for Pasadena Water and Power

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Nov 22 2019
42nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 2019 November 24 11am @pasadenadoodah #pasadenadoodah
 
Fun to the World!
42nd Pasadena Doo Dah Parade this Sunday! 11:00 am
doo dah info line: 626-590-7596
starts at: 2627 E Colorado Blvd. Between Altadena Dr. and San Gabriel Blvd.
Doo Dah checklist: lawn chair sunglasses, wig, outrageous clothing cooler fully charged phone cash for t-shirt Twohey’s Food Truck refreshments later comfortable shoes

626-590-7596 public recorded hotline 24/7
www.lightbringerproject.org
www.pasadenadoodahparade.info

42nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
This Sunday Jumping off at 11am

WHAT: (Pasadena, CA – November 20, 2019) The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 42 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena this Sunday, November 24th. On Doo Dah day, over 85 unique entries will be joining in the fun from all over Southern California. 


Queen Jesselynn Desmond and Grand Marshals Seismo Sue and the Seismo Sistahs lead dozens of inventive, if zany, if zany, art cars, floats, and a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, political pundits, lone wolves, steam punks, makers, and merrymakers.  


WHEN: Doo Dah steps off at 11am. Immediately following the event, many after-parties will take place in the Parade vicinity. 


WHERE: The Parade loops along Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard, in East Pasadena. Start location is 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107.

COST: The event is always free-of-charge to the public!


MORE INFO: Doo Dah is delighted to welcome first-time entries Heads of Hair Band, Mother Earth & Monarch, When Life Gives You Lemons, Nova Star, Cookie Monster, The Church of the SubGenius, Running with the Clowns, Tiki Kiki’s Moon Girl, Piano Team, Taco Car, Universal Basic Income YangBots, Monkey Boy and the Wild Tiger, and Tortilla Village. Entries also include perennial favorites: the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums, RoboBee, Flying Baby, LA Derby Dolls, Wisdom Arts Lab, Golffin, Rock ‘n Roll Preservation Society, Murrugun the Mystic sword swallower, Recumbent Revolution, the Auto-ettes, Firewall of China, Toy Soldiers, Samatronics, among many others. Jingle Balls Junior College Marching Band will close the parade and ring in the holiday season. And… not a rose will be harmed in the making of this parade! 


Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!


EVEN MORE INFO: Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was even highlighted in last year’s Wall Street Journal. It was also named by Readers Digest’s “America’s Best Parade,” and was featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page. Anyone wishing to participate, visit our website or call!


PARKING: Plenty of street parking is available ~ Parade route is also just west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station (at Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa). City busses go directly to the area. Call Uber or a cab.


FOOD TRUCK: Located off the parade route next door to Poo Bah records (at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd.) include Twohey’s food truck.


OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut) immediately following the event. New Astroturf and Queen Ruby Chard & the FunGuys, dancing, cheap food and drinks!! $3 cover.


MORE DOO DAH AFTER-PARTIES


PooBah Records, one of Pasadena’s favorite independent music stores, will feature live in-store DJ with real records. Poo Bah’s is located at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., right on the parade route. No cover


The famous Colorado Bar, located right next door at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will feature 3 Fingers live rock band, along with salty chips and drinks! No cover


Old Towne Pub: Live music by Lightning Dan & the Crawdads (2-5pm), Spyders from Memphis (5:30-6:30pm), and Soul Fuzz (7-9pm). Enter through the alley at 39 E. Holly St. No cover


MEOWMEOWZ! Retro 80’s Thrift Shop at 2423 E. Colorado Blvd. just a block west of the parade route. Live music by Radio Active Chicken Heads, treats, concert ticket giveaways, free and all ages welcome! Last year’s Queen Veronika, owner. No cover


For more information go to: http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
Check out the website for all the after-party info! www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
@pasadenadoodah #pasadenadoodah
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Nov 22 2019
Vroman’s Bookstore Wine Bar 1894 @vromans
 

Vroman’s Bookstore Wine Bar named 1894 is slated to open soon, the window sticker shows as November 2019.  Located at 695 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  (626) 449-5320

The 1894 at Vroman's Bookstore. Serving Wine, Craft Beer and Small Plates.

This is the website link for the wine bar.

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Nov 20 2019
Transformations in Animation: 11th Creative Talent Network animation eXpo Returns to Burbank @creativetalent
 

Transformations in Animation: 11th Creative Talent Network animation eXpo Returns to Burbank

Post Date: 11/20/2019 11:40 AM

Burbank, CA (November 20, 2019) – International animation sensation CTN animation eXpo will be taking over the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center with 400+ top creators on the exhibition floor along with 10,000 fans and attendees from the world-wide animation industry, Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, November 24. Tickets start at $40 and are available at www.ctnanimationexpo.com.

For the 11th year, the CTN animation eXpo will turn the spotlight on production artists and creative visionaries in the animation, visual effects, and video game communities. The 2019 theme is “Transformations,” shedding a light on growth in both the hard and soft skills of being an artist in the animation industry, providing rocket fuel to creators establishing their talent and position in the industry. Animators consistently empower the content that brings films, CGI, special effects, and virtual reality to life across a wide spectrum of entertainment, signaling the importance of the CTN eXpo to filmmaking.

Special appearances at this year’s CTN animation eXpo include:

• Adonna Khare, an American master carbon-pencil storytelling artist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Mashable, and more.

• Award-winning fantasy illustrator and educator Ed Binkley, who has crafted a masterful style of illustration that is finely detailed and signature to him.

• Acclaimed and highly sought-after fashion illustrator Jacqueline Bissett. Her clients include such fashion giants as Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier, Ralph Lauren, Vogue, Disney, and more.

• Paul Heaston, an obsessive sketchbook-keeper who has spent his life mastering the concept of drawing normal everyday things and turning them into visual symphonies of sketch art.

• Sergio Pablos, one of the most successful animators transformed to writer, director, and studio owner working today.

Additional appearances include animators Will Weston, Ross Tran, Jake Parker, Charles Hu, Mac Smith, Glen Keane, Kris Pearn, Max Ulichney, Don Hahn, and Peter Schneider.

Sneak Peek Screenings include: 

• Sneak screening of the most-awaited Disney sequel, Frozen II.

• A preview of Netflix’s exciting slate of 2020 films with special guests and never-before-seen footage of projects including Kris Pearn’s The Willoughbys and Glen Keane’s Over the Moon.

• Late night screening of I Lost My Body with director Q&A.

• A premiere screening of Klaus, written and directed by Sergio Pablos in his directorial debut, and distributed by Netflix as its first original animated feature.

• Premiere of Walt Disney Animation’s Short Circuit, an experimental short film due for release in 2020.

• Additional screenings include Waking Sleeping Beauty and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. 

Long-format Master Classes include Michal Makarewicz for animation; Oliver Thomas, Jerrica Cleland and Dave Zaboski for story; and Goro Fujita for VR.

Attendees are encouraged to make a connection with talent on their own or through CTN’s Information Scavenger Hunt and Design This challenge, where participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook, and connect with as many of the headliners in the Featured Artist Live Studio as possible.

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Nov 18 2019
Ford Mach-E 2021 #MustangMachE
 

Ford Motor Company with the announcement of the Mach-E is attempting to change the game. Funny thing is that they are trying to copy Tesla in many aspects. Tesla is the leader and all the big auto companies are playing catch up, The big auto companies have the distribution and manufacturing capacity to crank out the volume. Tesla is far behind in the ability to meet demand. Ford has a name and it will be interesting to see how the public reacts and if it accepts the Mustang brand as an EV. 300 mile range is certainly increasing the game and others will soon follow. Expect to see 300+ as a standard range in the next year. Nissan Leaf will be left in the dust.

All new Mach E was announced on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Jim Hackett CEO of Ford. Fast 4G modems. When will test drives be offered? When will we be able to test drive? Made in Mexico.

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Nov 17 2019
Big Chicken Glendale Opening Jobs Cashiers, Cooks, Supervisor @BigChickenShaq
 

JOB FAIR

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We are excited to be bringing Big Chicken to The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California! Before we can open the doors to California’s first Big Chicken, we need to find the hardest working and most talented people to join our team! Please join us November 19 – 22 at our Job Fair where we will be hiring for Cashiers, Cooks, and Supervisors.

LOCATION

Community Room inside The Grand Lobby
(between Apple and H&M)
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendade, CA 91210

DATE/TIME

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday, November 22, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

ARRIVAL

Please check-in at the Concierge Desk upon arrival. You will then be directed to the Community Room where interviews will be held. Interested candidates should bring their resume, work cards, be prepared to complete an application and possible interview on-site.

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Nov 13 2019
Disney+ Streaming Service Free? @verizon @disneyplus
 

Verizon is offering new and existing customers of certain plans a free 12 mo subscription to Disney+, this move should prove to move Verizon and Disney into a partnership of content and bandwidth providers. You can sign-up here, the rate of 12 mo is $6.99 per month. Disney advertises the service as

The best stories in the world, all in one place.

Only Disney+ gives you endless access to your favorite movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.With Disney+, you get:

  • Classic films, the latest movies, and your favorite TV shows.
  • Exclusive new Originals from master storytellers at Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
  • Unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices- take Disney+ with you.
  • Streaming on up to 4 devices simultaneously.
  • Select titles in stunning 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos Sound.
https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/disneyplus/

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Nov 5 2019
Spectrum Charter Billing Practices @ask_spectrum #bait&switch
 

Being a long time Charter Spectrum customer I have experienced all the bait and switch tactics used by these companies all in an effort to raise their revenue per subscriber. There is much debate as to the harm long term they are doing to the “relationship” many believe they have with their customers. One thing for sure, is that Spectrum is one of the worse companies at “bill creep”, they tout no “monthly contract” but that means basically they can raise their rates as the please, although they claim to lock rates, but according to an online chat yesterday their “policy” is that there is real “lock” , which is really deceptive.

The customer service representatives must really take a lashing from irate customers with the way Spectrum handles business, why doesn’t Spectrum honor current promotions for existing customers? It is all about the margin and bottom line. These companies don’t care about long term. It is really unfortunate but you see it time and time again. My bill went from $49.99 to $79.99 within 6 months, that is for basic internet and phone. There are customers who are paying double to triple that when you factor in video service.

Spectrum has a customer retention department, which is basically the cancellation department, the chat function online is not very effective.

I was able to chat with a representative who basically knocked $10 off my monthly bill, but get this. Since you pay in advance with Spectrum, if you adjust services, they do not prorate your service adjustment! That is their policy. Really! So if you pay for a full tank of gas at the gas station and only fill up half way, you don’t get your money back with Spectrum, imagine how many gas stations would disappear if they did that to customers.

Spectrum has a lot to learn, spending millions on advertising and churning customers, is a long term disaster waiting to happen. AT&T and even SpaceX with their internet offerings will gradually eat away at Spectrum and with 5G looming, internet will be ubiquitous, and inexpensive, under $50 for 1GB will be standard, this will blow Spectrum out of the water. AT&T is lagging with their fiber services, otherwise Spectrum feels like they have no competition, and that becomes a FCC and government oversight issue. Surely Spectrum is paying millions in lobby PAC donations to protect their interests. But Apple, Amazon, Google can all swing the access game very quickly, just look at what has happened with digital content. Although many traditional media companies are still in business, you now have Netflix, Amazon, Apple, etc all producing content and garnering a respectable market share of subscribers of content, Spectrum is not even a player when it comes to content and they are getting slaughtered with carrier fees and royalties.

Spectrum can turn the tide, but it starts with treating customers with care. And so far that’s not happening. The number of lawsuits will continue to plague Spectrum including class-actions.

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Nov 1 2019
Klatch Coffee Coming to Pasadena/San Marino @KlatchRoasting
 

Klatch Coffee Roasting

Klatch Coffee is scheduled to be opening a location in Pasadena, near San Marino, on San Gabriel and Huntington Drive. Slated for a Spring 2020 opening.

In the same location previously occupied by Starbucks and home to Trader Joe’s. The location at 3007 Huntington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107

https://goo.gl/maps/p73S8QRdXnbn7jSL9

Learn more about Klatch a local roaster to Southern California.

Locations: SAN DIMAS | ONTARIO | RANCHO CUCAMONGA | REDONDO BEACH | FONTANA

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Oct 28 2019
sweetgreen coming to Pasadena @sweetgreen @626food
 

With several locations around Los Angeles, sweetgreen is preparing a location in the Pasadena area, specifically in the Playhouse District of Pasadena on Colorado, neighboring Urth Cafe, which will give those who visit Urth Caffe frequently an option. Tender Greens is across the street.

We don’t have an opening date yet, but anticipate the location could open before the end of the year. For info on the location and updates, you can text to (626) 727-9440. The location was previously Angels School Supply. But has been vacant for some time. The architecture should make for a very attractive location for sweetgreen. The location at 600 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

https://goo.gl/maps/yrtqehZTz2FhM3k79

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Oct 23 2019
Lowe’s Outlet location in Monrovia Save Up to 70% on Appliances
 

Lowe’s opens its first-ever Lowe’s Outlet location in Monrovia.

The 31,000-square-foot store, at 725 W. Huntington Dr., grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Phone: (626) 873-2570 Hours appears to be 8am to 8pm daily.

Save up to 70% on a new refrigerator, stove or microwave, scratched and dented may be your ticket.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.14075,-118.0149371,3a,75y,320.05h,90.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWbNY39wvN1xCtWaz8CP9AA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lowe’s+Outlet/@34.1414317,-118.0150407,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipO0hCtwnpFcSpGPY7iS2iryYWk30W4SsdKmJL3v!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipO0hCtwnpFcSpGPY7iS2iryYWk30W4SsdKmJL3v%3Dw181-h86-k-no!7i4608!8i2184!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x80c2d9610d3fd167:0x8c6c3571f3978691!2s725+W+Huntington+Dr,+Monrovia,+CA+91016!3b1!8m2!3d34.1414317!4d-118.0150407!3m4!1s0x80c2d93f4388fa53:0xf6067f6600547153!8m2!3d34.1414317!4d-118.0150407
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Oct 23 2019
Pasadena Police Drug Take Back October 26, 2019 @PasadenaPD #pasadena #pasadenacares #pasadenapd #drugdisposal #DrugTakeBackDay
 

Do you have unused or expired prescription medications that needs to be disposed of? If you do, bring them to the police department THIS SATURDAY between 10AM – 2PM to have them disposed of in a safe manner.

Other locations:

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Oct 23 2019
San Gabriel Airport Open House and Air Fair October 26 & 27, 2019 #airshow #airport #sgvairport
 

San Gabriel Airport Open House and Air Fair October 26 & 27, 2019

9am to 4pm Sat
9am – 3pm Sun
Free Admission

We are having our annual Airfare on Oct. 26th & 27th Saturday, & Sunday 9am-4pm Sat. 9am-3pm. Sun. We will have aircraft and car displays, food and hard goods Venders, Airplane rides, and a kids Carnival. Come and bring your kids in costume and have fun.

San Gabriel Valley Airport Airfare (626)448-6129

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Oct 18 2019
Del Frisco’s Grille Locations Closing Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Pasadena, Washington DC, and North Bethesda will be permanently closed after Sunday, October 20th 2019
 
It’s never easy to say goodbye, but Del Frisco’s Grille – Pasadena will be permanently closed after Sunday, October 20th. Reserve your table and join us for the final time this weekend.

The Del Frisco’s Grille locations in Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Pasadena, Washington DC, and North Bethesda will be permanently closed after Sunday, October 20th 2019.
More info.
These closures apply only to Del Frisco’s Grille locations. All existing Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse location will remain open for business.

Click “Learn More” for information on gift cards, Rare Rewards, future reservations, and private dining events.
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Oct 15 2019
Mosquito Forum Hosted by Senator Portantino Pasadena October 19, 2019 @GLACVCD @SGVMosquito @Portantino
 

Mosquito Forum Flyer

https://twitter.com/SGVMosquito/status/1182373733706674176

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Oct 11 2019
Connect Week Pasadena 2019 @InnovatPasadena #ConnectWeek2019
 
Connect Week 2019

Pasadena Connect Week 2019 is kicking off this year with 30+ events over 7 days.

You can see all the events taking place at various locations and register to attend, most are free to attend. From an Open House at the Pasadena Bio Collaborative to the TechSparks Connect Pitchfest to the closing event Art Center College Car Show.

You can see the schedule of events on the official event website.

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Oct 11 2019
ArtNight Pasadena Oct 11, 2019 @artnightpas @spacegalleryart @TBiskup
 
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ArtNight Pasadena is taking place Oct 11, 2019 from 6-10pm. With 22 venues participating and numerous food trucks, look for a great turnout.

Check out the brochure for ArtNight Oct 2019.

Free shuttles and admission.

This is a must visit:

ArtNight, Friday, October 11 from 6-10pm: “Prosthetic Reality” curated by @thenawlz Over 40 artists from around the world explore the possibilities of Augmented Reality art – that allows digital art to… https://instagram.com/p/B2lO1A7F2jk/

If the Spring event is any indication on turnout expect over 25,000 people to attend.

Read more about ArtNight Pasadena and the participating locations.

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Sep 12 2019
Tastes & Sounds Fall Crawl on South Lake – Taste of South Lake Pasadena 2019
 
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Tastes & Sounds Fall Crawl on South Lake

12:00pm – 5:00pm — 345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena

Launched in 2009 as Taste of South Lake, this free and family friendly outdoor event has evolved into a district-wide celebration making South Lake Avenue one of San Gabriel Valley’s premier culinary destinations. Tastes & Sounds is a district crawl showcasing South Lake Avenue businesses where guests can enjoy live music from internationally known bands, in-store promotions, a vendor village, family friendly activities and more!

TASTES & SOUNDS 2019 IS A SOUTH LAKE AVENUE CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY:

This FREE outdoor celebration kicks off at The Shops On Lake located at 345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena (view map!) and offers:

  • COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION
  • AMPLE PARKING (Free and Paid)
  • LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITES
  • VENDOR VILLAGE
  • FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKTWITTER and INSTAGRAM!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK TO VIEW:

SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES:
The Shops on Lake: 345 S. Lake Avenue (view map!)

  • 1:00pm: Sunflower BeanAmerican rock band acclaimed by NPR and Billboard among others.
  • 2:30pm: Ella VosOne of the most exciting new acts in pop music, garnering over 250 million Spotify plays and acclaimed by Rolling Stone.
  • 4:00pm: Ximena SarinanaGrammy nominated Mexican singer-songwriter known for her Latin pop and alternative fusion.
  • KCRW DJ Raul Campos spinning between sets

2019 PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & BUSINESSES INCLUDE:

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO 2019 EVENT AND MEDIA SPONSORS:

ADDTIONAL MEDIA PARTNERS:

  • DoLA
  • KPCC
  • LAist
  • Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

EVENT INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATIONS:

  • 140 S. Lake Avenue – View Map
  • 251 S. Lake Avenue – View Map
  • 345 S. Lake Avenue – View Map

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Add to iCal, Google Calendar, Outlook

Download Event Flyer

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Sep 10 2019
Big Chicken Coming to Glendale @BigChickenShaq
 
https://twitter.com/BigChickenShaq/status/1171477121509642242

With taste at the forefront, Big Chicken delivers a menu that fuses home-cooked childhood favorites with bold new flavors. Come try our signature dish Lucille’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, just the way mom made it – but with a crispy Cheez-It® crust! Located just off of the Las Vegas Strip, Big Chicken aims to create a fun family haven that both comforts and delights. 

http://www.bigchicken.com/

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Aug 29 2019
Apple Independent Repair Provider Program
 

Learn more here on how you are your business can help Apple to service devices. There are requirements but it is to help keep the level of service up to par.

https://support.apple.com/service-repair-providers

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