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.

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

Learn more about Klatch a local roaster to Southern California.


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

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.

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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:

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

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.
Oct 15 2019
Mosquito Forum Hosted by Senator Portantino Pasadena October 19, 2019 @GLACVCD @SGVMosquito @Portantino

Mosquito Forum Flyer

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.

Oct 11 2019
ArtNight Pasadena Oct 11, 2019 @artnightpas @spacegalleryart @TBiskup
Pasadena ArtNight Fall 2019-Banner

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…

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.

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


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!


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

  • AMPLE PARKING (Free and Paid)


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




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


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


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Sep 10 2019
Big Chicken Coming to Glendale @BigChickenShaq

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.

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.

Aug 26 2019
Chicken Brioche Pickles. New Sandwich. Nationwide. Sandwiches Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen @PopeyesChicken

Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich. Popeyes. Nationwide. So. Good. Forgot. How. Speak. In. Complete. Sandwiches.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Aug 26 2019
Carl’s Jr Lake Ave Pasadena To Become Chick-Fil-A
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With one Chick-Fil-A already in Pasadena near Pasadena City College, a second location is about to be approved for the replacement of a Carl’s Jr at 790 N. Lake Ave, with a second Pasadena location for Chick-Fil-A
Aug 24 2019
From the Gut: Microbiome Ventures The Microbiome and Hope for Cures from Autism to Cancer
Announcing the 2019-2020 Season Opener
From the Gut: Microbiome Ventures The Microbiome and Hope for Cures from Autism to Cancer
It takes real guts to beat Cancer. “Real guts” might be the answer.  The microbes in our gut affect all systems in the body – from brain to the nervous system to all of our cells. Cutting edge research indicates that adjusting the microbial balance in the gut may relieve or diminish symptoms on the Autism spectrum. The microbial balance affects the immune system and affect how white blood cells attack cancer cells. Join us on Saturday, October 12th as the Entrepreneurs Forum kicks off our 36th Season with a program exploring the many fascinating and potentially life-saving developments in the field.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:00 AM Networking & Coffee 9:00 – 11:30 Program
Caltech Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics 1216 East California Boulevard, Pasadena
Keynote Speaker: Sarkis Mazmanian Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute Division of Biology and Biological Engineering Panelists Stephanie Culler, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Persephone Biome, Inc.  Hallie Kuhn, Principal, Alexandria Venture Investments  Steve Pandol, MD, Director, Basic and Translational Pancreas Research Cedars-Sinai Medical Center   Producer/Moderator:  Russell M. Frandsen, Attorney at Law The Business Legal Group 
For More Information and to Register:
Aug 23 2019
Fishbecks Patio Center Big Green Egg Grilling Demonstration @BigGreenEgg

Fishbecks Patio Center Big Green Egg Grilling Demonstration @BigGreenEgg

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Presented by: Fishbecks Patio Center
150 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105


Fishbecks Patio Center hosts the Big Green Egg Grilling Demonstration @BigGreenEgg

Fishbecks Patio Center hosts the Big Green Egg Grilling Demonstration, free to the public!

Big Green Egg experts will be promoting the many uses of the Big Green Egg barbecue and grilling up all sorts of foods for all in attendance. From brisket to pizza and even cobbler, the Big Green Egg can do almost anything

To assist in advance food purchase, please RSVP to event organizers: (626)796-9255 or by email

Aug 20 2019

CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS Want to celebrate all things California Avocado? Well, you’re in luck, because there are several avo-filled events taking place across the Golden State!

The CADO* (San Marcos, CA): Now through September 22, you can celebrate California’s favorite fruit at The CADO, an interactive pop-up that takes guests on a journey through the history of the California Avocado.

2019 Avocado & Margarita Street Fest* (Morro Bay, CA): On September 7, join fellow avo lovers by the beach for a California celebration complete with avo-inspired food, drinks, arts and crafts, and family fun.

This year’s 32nd Annual California Avocado Festival poster, designed by Evamgelina Cervera, is a celebration of life in Carpinteria—the layered mountain-scape, the rolling ocean waves and the ever-present sun. At the center of it all is the avocado.

This year’s 32nd Annual California Avocado Festival poster, designed by Evamgelina Cervera, is a celebration of life in Carpinteria—the layered mountain-scape, the rolling ocean waves and the ever-present sun. At the center of it all is the avocado.

33rd Annual California Avocado Festival* (Carpinteria, CA): October 4–6, you can try inventive avocado creations, listen to local musicians and browse unique avocado-centric art at one of California’s largest annual festivals.

Aug 14 2019
iPic Theaters Company Files for Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Protection @ipictheaters

iPic Theaters Company Files for Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Protection – several media outlets have reported that iPic Entertainment which operates iPic Theaters around the country. The CEO claims that theaters will remain open and operational and that “business as usual”. With over $290 million in debt it could be a rough road out of debt. iPic had gone public less than two years ago, the stock is trading .61 cents, off ipo highs close to $15.

iPic estimates its total debts are $290.9 million and its total assets are $157 million

If you have any gift cards, now is probably a good time to hurry and use them.

Aug 13 2019
Your invite to Apple Card is waiting.
Here’s your chance to get early access to Apple Card. You wanted to be one of the first to get Apple Card — a new kind of credit card created by Apple, not a bank. Good news: Here’s your chance to experience Apple Card before everybody else, so you can help us get ready for the public launch. Your early access invitation is waiting, but we need your Apple ID to send it. The email address you provided does not match an Apple ID signed in to iCloud. Just complete a few simple steps so we can send your invitation.
How to get your invitation: Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 12.4. To update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Take note of the Apple ID used to sign in to iCloud on your iPhone. To see your Apple ID, go to Settings, then tap your name. Set a passcode for your iPhone, if you don’t have one already. To set a passcode, go to Settings, tap Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode, then tap Turn Passcode On. Go to and tap Notify Me to enter your Apple ID.
Invitations may take up to 48 hours to arrive.

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