Jun 13 2024
214 S. Lake Ave Pasadena? Old Dupars and Hamburger Hamlet Location

Something is going in at the old Dupars and hamburger hamlet location. Work has been done from plumbing to painting and construction.

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Jun 7 2024
Allen Avenue Transportation Improvements Community Meeting – June 25, 2024
ALLEN AVENUE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS COMMUNITY MEETING

Allen Avenue Transportation Improvements Community Meeting

Tuesday, June 25

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jefferson Branch Library 1500 E. Villa St.

 

Have you seen the pink paint and buffers at Allen and Walnut? The City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation is testing out temporary improvements along Allen Avenue, between Walnut Street and Villa Street, to make it safer and more enjoyable to walk and bike. Improvements include improved crosswalks, curb extensions at street corners that provide extra space for pedestrians and shorten crossing distances, and new bicycle lanes between Villa Street and Corson Street.

Attend the meeting on June 25 at 5:30pm to learn about the improvements and provide feedback. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit your feedback here.

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May 30 2024
Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Round Up Pasadena June 29, 2024 9-3pm
Flyer with date, time and location of LA County Household Hazerdous Waste event June 29th

Household Hazardous/Electronic Waste Round Up

June 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

All residents of Los Angeles County are invited to a one-day collection event at Brookside Park, parking lot I to properly dispose of HHW/E-Waste FREE of charge. Events are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Rain or shine.

Things You CAN Bring

Motor oil, antifreeze
Paint, paint thinner
Turpentine, cleaners with acids or lye
Pesticides and herbicides
Household and car batteries
Old computers and television sets
Sharps or used needles
Expired pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometers
Fluorescent light bulbs

Things You CANNOT Bring
Explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials
Waste from businesses will not be accepted
Trash or old tires
White goods such as washers, stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners
How to Prepare

In general, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle.
Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.
Be prepared to leave your containers.
Do not mix products together.
Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have had known contact with a COVID-19 positive individual or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

For more information, contact the LA County Sanitation Districts at (800) 238-0173 or info@lacsd.org.

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May 24 2024
Pasadena Family Fun Day – Saturday, May 25
Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 25, 2024
11 -3p.m.
La Pintoresca Park
45 E. Washington Blvd.
Enjoy arts and crafts, tiny tot area, bubble zone, free food, bingo, skateboarding expo, and much more!
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May 24 2024
UPPER DECK GOLF – Pasadena Rose Bowl – August 2024

AUGUST 09, 2024 / 7:00 AM

UPPER DECK GOLF

The Rose Bowl Stadium and Upper Deck Golf are happy to announce tee times will be available for bookings to the public for the one-of-a-kind golf event inside America’s Stadium. The event, which will take place Friday, August 9th – Saturday, August 10th gives fans an exclusive opportunity to play a round of golf inside the stadium.

As part of the Upper Deck Golf event, fans will have a chance to play a round of golf throughout the Rose Bowl Stadium down to custom greens on the field below while enjoying great music, cold drinks, food, and multiple golfing challenges at a clubhouse bar and festival area inside the stadium.

Registration for tee times will open in late June, but you can register now for Early Access to tee times before the General Public. Tee times are limited and are expected to sell out quickly!

Upper Deck Golf will offer tee times as early as 7:00 AM on each of the two dates and as late as 9:00 PM. Tee times will be offered in two player increments and VIP tee times will be available offering a more premium experience for fans looking to enjoy additional perks at the event including free entry into driving, chipping, and putting challenges and complimentary food and beverage items.

For more information and to book a tee time, visit: upperdeckgolfing.com/rosebowlstadium

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May 13 2024
Tragic Pasadena Accident 3 Dead 3 Critically Injured, in Tesla Model 3 Accident, FSD a factor?

Tragic Pasadena Accident 3 Dead 3 Critically Injured, in Tesla Model 3 Accident

Details are still not 100% confirmed but so far what we know.

Three are dead. Tesla Model 3, traveling at over 100mph on Foothill Blvd. collided into corner building and crushing the vehicle and knocking out power to 500 for approx 12 hours on Saturday in early morning hours at 2:30am.

The factors besides speeding, include possible alcohol and not wearing seatbelts and six passengers in the vehicle.

Some high school students and Pasadena Community College involved in the accident.

It’s sad and tragic that vehicles can travel so fast and that people can be so reckless with such a powerful machine.

One reported mentioned that FSD was being investigated as being on of off, or even being a factor.  Most likely this was not a factor, and I hope that Tesla is getting in front of this quickly to dismiss any rumors that may blame FSD, and explain why it’s not possible that FSD was a factor.

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May 1 2024
Pasadena Bike Month May 2024 Activities
PASADENA BIKE MONTH
Pasadena Bike Month is a month-long campaign of fun and healthy bicycle activities that Pasadena residents and visitors can experience in the month of May.
Activities will include National Bike to School Day, Bike to Work Day, Pasadena Public Art Ride, E-Bike Expo, social gatherings, a film screening, and guided tours.
Cycling not only benefits individuals by improving their fitness and reducing their carbon footprint, but it also helps to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in our city. So, grab your helmet, hop on your bike, and join the Bike Month festivities!
Pasadena Bike Month is made possible by the City of Pasadena, Day One, and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition.
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Apr 19 2024
Earth Day at Hahamongna Nursery Sun 4/21/24

Earth Day at Hahamongna Nursery Sun 4/21

 

Hello all you Earth lovers!
The Arroyo Seco Foundation is having a FREE Earth Day celebration this Sunday April 21st from 11am to 2pm at the Hahamongna Nursery. We’ll have speakers from ASF to talk about our environmental work. There’ll be refreshments, activities, and live music from Bre Ellison! Bring your reusable bottles and join your like-minded community at the nursery!
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Thank you for your continued support of the Arroyo Seco Foundation! Your patronage and donations help fund our programs and events.
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Apr 6 2024
Pasadena Public Works Rate Increases for Trash and Sewer Fees Up for Council Vote on April 8, 2024 at 5:30pm

Hopefully by now everyone knows that the City of Pasadena Public Works has submitted to increase rates for trash and sewer services.

With no rate increases in many years, the City is scheduled to implement the rate increases starting July 2024 with incremental increases over the next few years, and doubling the rates for some services.

You as a resident of Pasadena can submit your opposition.  Provided over 50% of residents/rate payers/property owners oppose the increases, the city cannot raise rates.  Also, if council votes down the proposed increases that would also prevent the rate increases. So you can send your opposition and also call your council member and express your concern regarding the rate increases.

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Apr 5 2024
Masters of Taste 2024: Master Line-Up as L.A.’s Top Tastemakers

Masters of Taste 2024:

Introducing 2024 Event Hosts Executive Chef Bret Thompson & Lucy Thompson-Ramirez

And This Year’s Master Line-Up as L.A.’s Top Tastemakers Sip, Savor & Celebrate

On The Field of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium Sunday, April 7th, 2024!

 

    

 

(Los Angeles, CA), Monday, April 1st, 2024: Come celebrate and be part of the seventh annual Masters of Taste, L.A.’s premier outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival returns and will be taking place on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a non-profit organization providing over 50 years of homeless services and housing for thousands of neighbors.

Masters of Taste is introducing Chef Bret Thompson and Lucy Thompson-Ramirez as the Hosts of Masters of Taste 2024 which also marks the 7th Anniversary of this celebrated event. Masters of Taste 2024 Culinary Master and Host Executive Chef Bret Thompson and Pez Boss Lady Lucy Thompson-Ramirez are a dynamic husband and wife team that have made a significant impact in the hospitality industry. With their passion for culinary excellence and warm hospitality, they have created a signature name for themselves in the Los Angeles dining scene and beyond.

Chef Bret Thompson’s culinary journey began at the renowned California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He honed his skills at esteemed establishments such as Aqua in San Francisco, Roy’s in Hawaii, and Pinot Blanc in St. Helena, California. Seeking international inspiration, Chef Bret traveled to Spain to study under Chef Martin Berasategui at Restaurante Martin Berasategui, a Michelin 2-star establishment in Lasarte, Spain. He further expanded his culinary repertoire in Lebanon at Atlas Café, then studied under Chef Bernard Loiseau at La Cote d’Or his Michelin 3-star restaurant in Saulieu, France, and then L’Arpege, Chef Alain Passard’s Michelin 2-star restaurant in Paris. Throughout his career, Bret also had an extensive tenure with The Patina Group, working at multiple restaurants, running catering operations and ultimately becoming the Corporate Executive Chef overseeing all restaurant operations for the entire group. While there Bret garnered accolades, including being named “Chef of the Year 2002” by the Orange County Business Journal during his time as Executive Chef at Catal Restaurant in Anaheim. Eventually, Bret moved on and co-founded and became a partner at the iconic MILK Ice Cream Parlor & Bakeshop in Los Angeles and he also opened his own Market Restaurant and Catering, which he successfully sold in 2014. In 2015, Chef Bret Thompson joined forces with his wife, Lucy Thompson-Ramirez, to embark on a new culinary adventure as the proud owners of Pez Cantina. This seasonal, modern, coastal-inspired Mexican restaurant and bar, located in downtown Los Angeles, quickly became a beloved dining destination and in October 2021, they expanded with a new location LA Burrito in Montebello, California.

Lucy Thompson-Ramirez brings her unique perspective and expertise to the front of the house at Pez Cantina. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Lucy migrated to the United States with her family at a young age. She pursued her education at the University of Santa Barbara, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish. Lucy’s first career path led her into the fashion industry, where she excelled in sales and later established her own showroom with her brother called Siblings Showroom. After a successful 18-year tenure in fashion, Lucy made a seamless transition into the hospitality industry alongside her husband. At Pez Cantina, Lucy’s warm and welcoming demeanor shines as she personally greets regulars by name and fosters new connections. Her dedication to providing a home-like atmosphere has made Pez Cantina feel like an extension of their own family. In recognition of her leadership and contribution to the industry, Lucy was appointed as President of the Latino Restaurant Association in 2023 and serves on the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. Outside of their professional endeavors, Bret and Lucy are dedicated parents to their two boys and they prioritize family time, often found supporting their children’s activities or enjoying a cozy evening at home.

In February 2024, Executive Chef Bret Thompson and Lucy Thompson-Ramirez opened Pez Coastal Kitchen, their new upscale seafood focused eatery in Pasadena. Offering a diverse menu featuring sea-to-table and farm-to-table cuisine, while showcasing the best of seasonal California flavors, Pez Coastal Kitchen highlights expertise in curing, smoking and dry-aging meats and seafood, as well as their partnerships with local farmers and specialty producers. With a focus on creating a modern coastal dining experience, Chef Bret Thompson and Lucy Thompson-Ramirez continue to innovate and reinvent themselves and they aim to contribute to Pasadena’s thriving culinary scene and bring a fresh and exciting new concept to Pasadena. Pez Coastal Kitchen promises a unique blend of California coastal cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails, specially curated wines, special selection of craft beer and Chef Bret and Lucy’s dedication to excellence ensures an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates vibrant flavors and genuine hospitality.

Masters of Taste 2023 was a sold-out event that attracted over 3,000 guests and garnered media attention all throughout Southern California and beyond. The seventh annual Masters of Taste 2024 is also expected to bring over 3,000 food and beverage enthusiasts together for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 100 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 over 25 spirit brands and top cocktail bars, select wineries, local craft breweries, cold brew coffee, live entertainment and much, much more.

 

Some of this year’s Masters of Taste 2024 participating Culinary Masters and Restaurants include:

Pez Cantina Village and Pez Coastal Kitchen Seafood Village by Santa Monica Seafood 2024 Event Hosts Chef Bret Thompson & Lucy Thompson-Ramirez – Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena

1212 Santa Monica Chef Oliver Malmsten – Santa Monica

Arth Bar + Kitchen Chef Mihir Lad – Culver City

Agnes Restaurant and Cheesery Chef Vanessa Tilaka Kalb & Chef Thomas Tilaka Kalb  – Pasadena

Alexander’s Steakhouse Chef Frederico Villanueva – Pasadena

Ayara Thai Chef Vanda Asapahu & Chef Cathy Asapahu – Westchester

BAAR BAAR Los Angeles Chef Sujan Sarkar – Downtown Los Angeles

Beachy’s Food Truck Chef Pablo Camacho – South Gate

BOX Chicken Chef Noah Clark – Los Angeles

Casa Cordoba Chef Eric Zada – Montrose

Celestino Ristorante Chef Calogero Drago – Pasadena

Cerda Vega Tacos Chef Daniel Vega – Santa Clarita

Champion’s CURRY Chef Yoya Takahashi – Downtown Los Angeles

Chaaste Family Market Chef Gabriel Esteban – Pasadena

City Club Los Angeles Chef Armando Quiroz – Downtown Los Angeles

Emporium Thai Chef John Sungkamee – Los Angeles

Fat Boys Chef Michael Gray – Pasadena, Los Angeles

Gabi James Sarah Gabriele & Adam Aro – Redondo Beach

Georgia’s Restaurant Nika Shoemaker-Machado – Anaheim, Long Beach

Granville Pasadena Chef Marc Dix – Pasadena

Gus’s World-Famous Fried Chicken Chef Mynor Espinoza – Burbank, Long Beach, Los Angeles

Harold & Belle’s Chef Ryan Legaux – Los Angeles

Italia Pasta e Pizza Chef Ivan Capasso – Covina

La Bohéme Chef David Gualberto – West Hollywood

LAVO Ristorante Chef Luca Maita – West Hollywood

Lunasia Chef Lee Han Fu – Pasadena, Alhambra, Cerritos

MAMA M SUSHI Chef Jack Supachai – Pasadena

Marina Chef Harout Borsikian – Pasadena

Mercado Chef Jose Acevedo – Hollywood, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica

Panda Inn Chef Yang – Pasadena

Poppy + Rose Chef Michael Reed – Downtown Los Angeles

Rice Balls of Fire Chef Jorman Herrera – Arieta

Room Service Neighborhood Chef Gloria Chicas – Los Angeles

Santa Monica Seafood Chef Sherrod Nichols – Santa Monica

Soulmate Chef David Joyce – West Hollywood

StopBye Café – Lynwood

Taishi Hainan Chicken Chef Theo Shio – Redondo Beach, Long Beach

The Peppered Goat Chef JohnPaul Arabome – Van Nuys, Las Vegas

UCHI West Hollywood Chef Joel Hammond – West Hollywood

YAKIYA Chef Ling – Pasadena

Yardbird Chef Alvaro Rayon de Jaime – Los Angeles

Yuca’s Restaurant Socorro “Mama Yuca’s” Herrera – Pasadena

 

Sweet Masters: A select group of Los Angeles Top Sweet Masters will showcase an assortment of delectable desserts such as Bachan’s Shave Ice, warm chocolate chip cookies from BAKE SOME NOISEBeard Papa’sBertha Mae’s BrowniesBy Faith CaféGooey Center BakeryHappy Ice LALäderach, deliciously scrumptious scratch baked custom cakes from Cakes By Chanté and cupcakes from Lark Cake ShopMagpies SoftserveMarsatta ChocolateNothing Bundt CakesPops Artisanal CreameryPazzo GelatoPorto’s Bakery & Café, and more.

Some of this year’s participating Beverage Masters include:

Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails and top brands showcasing their finest spirits at Masters of Taste will include Dead of Night DistilleryDulce Vida TequilaEmpress 1908 GinKnox & DobsonLa Bay GinLaurel Canyon SpiritsLunettaMario’s Hard EspressoMezcal 33Neft VodkaNosotros Tequila & MezcalOld Hillside Bourbon CompanySmoke Lab VodkaThe Raymond 1886Ventura Spirits and Angeleno SpritzVintage Distilling, and Xoloitzcuintle Tequila.

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 L.A.’s All Season BrewingArrow Lodge BrewingArts District Brewing CompanyBig Noise BeerBoomtown Brewery, Pasadena’s Cerveceria Del PuebloKanazawa Hyakumangoku Beer, Arcadia’s first Microbrewery Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Nova Brewing Co.Over Town Brewing Co.San Fernando Brewing Co., and Tarantula Hill Brewing Co.

Wineries and Sake: A specially curated collection of Wine and Sake Masters will be showcasing their finest varietals including premium boutique winery Ascension CellarsBodegas de Santo TomasBONDLE WinesCRŪ WineryGolden Star VineyardsHitching Post WinesLMA WinesMoraga Canyon Vineyards, Anderson Valley’s Navarro VineyardsNON (Non-alcoholic Wine Alternatives), Sake AkagisanSake High!San Simeon WinesStephen Hemmert WinesWarson Wine CompanyWiens Cellars, and 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 featuring 2024 premier water master Perfect Hydration Alkaline Water, Yerba Mate from Erva Brew Co.Koe Kombucha, boba milk tea from Sunright Tea Studio and Bearology, and Unincorporated Coffee Roasters.

 

Every dollar raised at the Masters of Taste 2024 will benefit the work of Union Station Homeless Services (Union Station), a local organization successfully fighting to end homelessness. Over the last six years, Masters of Taste has impressively raised close to $3 Million, helping countless families and individuals find a secure and welcoming place to call home. What is more impressive is that Union Station has seen a 97% Success Rate in permanently housing people since adopting the Housing First model. Their mission transcends just providing temporary shelters; they are committed to creating lasting solutions for homelessness through housing, supportive services, and connection to the community. Over the past 50 years, Union Station has grown to be one of the best homeless services agencies in Los Angeles and is the lead County agency for Service Planning Area 3 (SPA 3), coordinating homeless services in 38 communities spanning from Eagle Rock to Pomona.

Masters of Taste 2024 is a 100% outdoor event. Additionally, all guests will be receiving their very own utensils and hand sanitizer to use throughout the event.

Mark your calendars and save-the-date for the return of the seventh annual Masters of Taste 2024!

 

Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2024 will take place on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, and this is a 21+ event. 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 are on sale now. For more information on Masters of Taste 2024, please visit www.MastersofTasteLA.com.

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