May 13 2021
An Online Tasting with Wisconsin Cheese on Thursday, May 20, 2021 @gelsonsmarkets

An Online Tasting with Wisconsin Cheese on Thursday, May 20

Must RSVP and pre-pay for cheese plate for further instructions and information. Virtual tasting event will take place on Thursday, May 20 at 6pm.


*Entry form must be filled entirely for eligibility.

Featured Cheeses:

Marieke Gouda (4-6 Months) and Bacon Gouda
Deer Creek Moon Rabbit Cheddar and Blue Bay

Featured Cheese Plate (serves 2) – $23.99

*Must RSVP by prepaying for cheese plate
*Last Day to RSVP is May 16
*Non-Refundable Ticket

*Additional information will be sent in a confirmation email following your purchase.

Join Us for Our Virtual Tasting Event with Wisconsin Cheese on Thursday, May 20!

Must RSVP and pre-pay for cheese plate for further instructions and information.
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Gelson's Presents an online tasting event with Wisconsin Cheese. Celebrating American Cheese Monthly. Featured cheese plate $23.99 (serves 2). Zoom event on Thursday May 20 6pm.

Join us for our next virtual tasting event!

Must RSVP and pre-pay for cheese plate for further
instructions and information.

Cheese plate purchase


May 11 2021
Outlook Desktop Email Preview Bug @microsoft @outlook @MSFT365Status

On May 11, 2021 around midday Microsoft rolled out some sort of patch, that basically made Windows Outlook 365 desktop clients unusable.  Trying to view and create emails became impossible as you type and hit enter the text would disappear. 

Office are scrambling to get Outlook Desktop versions working and many have restored to the previous version prior to the update. 

You can run this command and it should download and install the previous version.  

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

Alternatively some users have been able to use Outlook in safe mode and that also appears to work.

Outlook.exe /safe

The question will be swirling for days as to how this sort of patch could be released outside of the updates and without any level of QC and testing.

It could be hours before the update is received by users.

Mar 7 2021
The Home Depot: – Pasadena Store Opening March 11, 2021 at 6am
The Home Depot: – Pasadena Store Opening March 11 at 6am
The Home Depot is opening up a new store in Pasadena, CA on Thursday, March 11. The 113,580 square-foot store will employ between 275-300 associates, including just over 200 associates who are new to the company. The store has several features the company is rolling out as part of its multi-year, $11 billion investment to enhance the customer and associate experience. It features an optimized, more flexible checkout and customer service area, specialty showroom, the latest displays and amazing new storage areas for our customers’ Buy Online Pickup In Store orders. Interested jobseekers can apply in person by visiting the store or by visiting
Store hours are Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Store address: 2881 East Walnut Street, Pasadena
Mar 2 2021
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Feb 26 2021
Kenneth Ott Passing February 23, 2021 Rest in Peace

It is with great sadness to report the passing of our good friend Ken Ott.  Below is the obituary to be published in several newspapers. If you knew Ken you knew someone who was certainly intriguing to the end. With his wit and humor and his network of friends and acquaintances. His experiences many only could dream of.  May he rest in peace after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Passing of Kenneth J. Ott February 23, 2021.

Born in Yonkers, New York, to Albina and Charles Ott (and welcomed by older brother Charlie), the family moved to Bloomington Indiana, where his father worked for the Otis Elevator Company and his mother was employed by Indiana University. Lifelong friendships were formed during his University High School years; lifelong activities included travel and many reunions with UHS classmates.

He spent his undergraduate years at Indiana University, studying theater and working as an actor in summer stock at the Brown County Summer Playhouse. By the time he graduated from IU in 1973, he had established his own theatre production company, Midwest Theatre Productions, based in Bloomington.

Ken went on to earn an MFA in Directing and Management from the University of Montana. For his graduate thesis he researched and produced “A Director’s Approach to Selective Naturalism in Tobacco Road.”

At age 27 he moved to Aurora, Illinois, to become the director of information at the Paramount Arts Centre, gaining national press attention for the restored community redevelopment project, attracting new audiences and Chicagoland celebrities to the arts centre, and initiating his long career as an arts advancement professional.

He moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1978 to become the Manager of the ACC Performing Arts Center. In Alaska he befriended many local luminaries, including noted dogsled musher and explorer Col. Norman Vaughan.

Southern California was his destination in 1980, working in theater and film development, Ken authored a number of screenplays, and served as a Development Officer at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He joined the Pasadena Playhouse in 1988 as Development Director, supporting productions including Other People’s Money and The Twilight of the Golds, and later joined Loyola University as the Assistant Dean of the law school. Parkinson’s Disease forced his retirement from LLS in 2013.

Ken was known for his intelligence, wit, and his gentle heart (evidenced by his weekend trips to the LLS campus to feed the stray felines), and for his unerring palate when recommending wines from every appellation.

He became an active participant in Rock Steady Boxing in 2016, working out every week with his fellow PD boxers at the Kaizen studio in Monrovia.

He passed peacefully in his Altadena home, lovingly tended by his wife of 31 years, Marilyn Delanoeye, and in the company of his two cats and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be directed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, or Kitten Rescue.

Feb 25 2021
Altadena Farmers’ Market Order Online

Altadena Farmers’ Market is a great resource for the Altadena, Pasadena, La Canada, Sierra Madre, and surrounding communities.

Order online.

There’s all sorts of great produce and baked goods, artisanal cheese, honey, berries, avocados, and much more.

Order here



Feb 25 2021
Bloomberg Crypto Summit 2021
From the site:

Starts 2 min before the session time

10:00 am – Opening Remarks

  • Mike McGlone, Senior Analyst, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg Intelligence

10:05 am – Taking the Temperature: In Conversation With Glenn Hutchins

We’ll sit down with the Silver Lake co-founder to get his take on the state and future of digital assets, and what he sees around the corner in 2021.

  • Glenn Hutchins, Chairman, North Island and North Island Ventures & Co-Founder, Silver Lake
  • Interviewed by: Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg

10:25 am – The Digital Hedge: Situating Cryptocurrencies in the Macro Environment

Institutional investors have been expected to buy into crypto for years, and it looks like the institutional demand for Bitcoin has finally surged this year amid the coronavirus crisis. What hurdles need to be removed and what infrastructure needs to be put in place for mainstream investors to embrace cryptocurrencies in a significant way? Is crypto its own asset class? Our panel of experts will also assess the geopolitical uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrency adoption, and also discuss what the impact of the Covid-19 crisis is on cryptocurrencies.

  • Michael Sonnenshein, CEO, Grayscale Investments
  • Catherine D. Wood, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, ARK Investment Management LLC
  • Moderated by: Mike McGlone, Senior Analyst, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg Intelligence

10:55 am – Prime Brokerage and the Rise of Institutional Validation

What is a prime brokerage in the crypto ecosystem and why is it on the rise now?  What services could crypto prime brokerages provide in comparison to the traditional prime brokerage in banking? Will this service attract more institutional investors into crypto, and how could they benefit from Crypto prime brokers?

  • Mike Belshe, Co-Founder & CEO, BitGo
  • Michael Moro, CEO, Genesis
  • Moderated by: Olga Kharif, Reporter, Bloomberg News

11: 25 am – In Conversation with Michael Saylor, Chairman & CEO at MicroStrategy

The head of one of the most important firms in crypto talks with Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal about his views on where the market is headed and what investors need to know now.

  • Michael Saylor, Chairman & CEO, MicroStrategy, Inc.
  • Interviewed by:  Joe Weisenthal, Executive Editor, News, Bloomberg Digital, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

11: 45 am – Break

11:55 am – Central Bank Digital Currencies: Futuristic or Real?

Our panel of experts will assess and evaluate global governments’ plans for digitizing their currencies, and how investors view CBDC’s in comparison to bitcoin and stablecoins. Will the Covid-19 pandemic and the world-wide move to a cashless society further accelerate central banks’ efforts in creating CBDCs and moving them towards the mainstream? What benefits could CBDCs bring to the markets from an investors point of view, and are there any technological barriers left to overcome? Could Chinese cryptocurrencies potentially shift the global balance of economic influence challenging America’s historic market dominance and dollar? Will the digital yuan gain worldwide market trust?

  • Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto, Visa
  • Sheila Warren, Head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets, and a Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Moderated by: Vildana Hajric, Reporter, Cross-Asset Team, Bloomberg News

 12:25 pm – Update on the Regulatory Landscape

Cryptocurrencies were invented just over 10 years ago but the legal status of this asset still remains unclear, and varied jurisdictions give cryptocurrencies different definitions. This panel will clarify the current cryptocurrency regulatory framework, and what could the industry expect from the regulators in the nearest future. If Facebook’s proposed Libra project will be launched next year will it pass regulatory scrutiny? What will happen to stablecoins if tougher regulations are imposed on KYC and money laundering? The OCC is giving the green light to banks to custody cryptocurrency but will the financial establishment be tempted to get involved? Will it change the sector?

  • Lewis Cohen, Co-Founder, DLx Law
  • Colleen Sullivan, Co-Founder & CEO, CMT Digital Holdings LLC
  • Peter Van Valkenburgh, Research Director, Coin Center
  • Moderated by: Ben Elliott, Washington Policy and Equity Research Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

12:55 pm – The Value of Bitcoin         

Fiat currencies’ increased volatility and value decline has fuelled bitcoin’s value this year to record level. This has been driven by investors who are trying to avoid exposure to the current economic environment, central banks‘ stimulus and low interest rates. Is Bitcoin as an asset class is the new gold? This panel will seek to explain who the buyers of Bitcoin’s are this year and how to value such a volatile asset

  • Nic Carter, General Partner, Castle Island Ventures and Co-Founder, Coin Metrics
  • Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital
  • Caitlin Long, Founder & CEO, Avanti Bank & Trust
  • Moderated by: Katherine Greifeld, Markets & ETFs Reporter, Bloomberg News

1:25 pm – Closing Remarks

  • Katherine Greifeld, Markets & ETFs Reporter, Bloomberg News

Click here for real-time transcription of this session. Please excuse any typos. The final transcription will be available in this page after the event concludes.

Feb 24 2021
Fry’s Electronics Closes All Stores 2/24/21

Fry’s Electronics Closes All Stores 2/24/21

After 36 years and building out to 31 stores, with several locations in California. Including Burbank, CA



Some info from wifipedia

Customer service: 1 (408) 350-1484

CEO: John Fry (1985–)
Founder: John Fry
Founded: May 17, 1985, Sunnyvale, CA
Headquarters: San Jose, CA
Number of locations: 28 (as of January 2021)
From the posting on the company website:



After nearly 36 years in business as the one-stop-shop and online resource for high-tech professionals across nine states and 31 stores, Fry’s Electronics, Inc. (“Fry’s” or “Company”), has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Company will implement the shut down through an orderly wind down process that it believes will be in the best interests of the Company, its creditors, and other stakeholders.

The Company ceased regular operations and began the wind-down process on February 24, 2021. It is hoped that undertaking the wind-down through this orderly process will reduce costs, avoid additional liabilities, minimize the impact on our customers, vendors, landlords and associates, and maximize the value of the Company’s assets for its creditors and other stakeholders.

The Company is in the process of reaching out to its customers with repairs and consignment vendors to help them understand what this will mean for them and the proposed next steps.

If you have questions, please contact us using the following email addresses:

            • For customers who have equipment currently being repaired, please email, to arrange for return of your equipment.
            • For customers with items needing repair under a Performance Service Contract, please call (800) 811-1745.
            • For consignment vendors needing to pick up their consignment inventory at Fry’s locations, please email

Please understand if we are a bit slow to respond given the large volume of questions. The Company appreciates your patience and support through this process.


Fry’s Electronics

Feb 16 2021
Pasadena Community Meeting: Villa Parke & Public Safety this Thursday 6:30PM
Villa Parke Virtual Community Meeting
Reunión Comunitaria Virtual para Villa Parke
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:30PM
jueves, 18 de febrero, a las 6:30PM
Traducción en español estará disponible
Phone 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 854 3360 5215
If you have a question or comment you would like included for the meeting, please send here.
Si tiene alguna pregunta o comentario que le gustaría que se incluye en la reunión, envíe aquí.

Dear Neighbors:

On Sunday afternoon, a young child was shot and critically injured in an unconscionable senseless act of violence in the Villa Parke neighborhood. While our Police Department had increased its presence in and around the Villa Parke neighborhood, yesterday’s incident still occurred. We need your voices front and center in this critical public safety issue.
This pandemic has been difficult for us all, especially so in our more vulnerable communities. We must come together, work the problem, and address the issues that affect our neighborhoods and lead to the increased violence we are experiencing. I ask you to join me, newly appointed District 5 Councilmember Jess Rivas, City Manager Steve Mermell, and Chief John Perez, for a virtual community meeting this Thursday, February 18, at 6:30PM (meeting link: We will discuss steps the City is taking to keep our community safe, plans for programming at the Villa Parke Community Center, and an update on access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Most important, we want to hear from you about your concerns and your recommendations for the Villa Parke neighborhood.
Mayor Victor M. Gordo
Mayor Victor M. Gordo
Pasadena City Hall
100 N. Garfield Ave., Rm. S228
P.O. Box 7115
Pasadena, CA 91109-7115
Vannia De La Cuba
Deputy to the Mayor
Araceli Mellem
Executive Assistant
Jana Stewart
Administrative Analyst
Feb 16 2021
Pasadena Mayor Gordo’s Virtual State of the City Address – Feb. 24th at 7 pm
Mayor Victor M. Gordo to Host Virtual State of the City Address
PASADENA, Calif.—Mayor Victor M. Gordo will hold his first annual State of the City address virtually this year. The event will air on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. on KPAS TV. It will also be livestreamed online at
The State of the City address will reflect on the challenges the community has faced over the last year, highlight accomplishments included in the City’s 2020 Annual Report, and look ahead to the future of Pasadena. The City’s 2020 Annual Report will be available for review online at Feb. 24. The address will also include a special video presentation, and Mayor Gordo will respond to questions from community members submitted via video. The City will provide Spanish translation.
During this year’s State of the City, the community is encouraged to support local businesses by ordering takeout or delivery from one of Pasadena’s restaurants. The City of Pasadena, in collaboration with the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, launched an online directory of restaurants that have remained open during the pandemic. The directory is categorized for easy access and ordering. View the directory at
“These have been trying times for all of us. To help support our local restaurants, I am inviting you to order takeout and join me from the comfort of your home as I deliver my first State of the City address directly from my home. Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your mayor,” said Mayor Gordo.
Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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