Monthly Archives: April 2009
Apr 28 2009
LaidOffCamp Los Angeles

May 1, Los Angeles — LaidOffCamp Los Angeles. Enterprising individuals in professional transition will have a unique opportunity to gain perspective, discover new passions, and reinvent their careers at LaidOffCamp LA. The format features an open, participatory discussion forum designed to educate, empower, and connect community members. Panels, workshops, and discussions will include topics such as: building your personal brand, transitioning to a new industry, legal & accounting demands of launching a new business, finding affordable health insurance, alternative working spaces, alternative income sources, and how to become a freelancer.

Apr 28 2009 Back online

Dear Victor,

Prosper is back with even more ways for you to earn a great return.

To activate your portfolio plans and to start investing right now, sign in and review our new
Lender Registration Agreement.

Introducing New Ways to Invest on Prosper
While speaking about Prosper, Preston DuFauchard, the Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations, said recently, “New ideas and approaches are needed to increase access to consumer and small business credit, especially in today’s environment.”

We couldn’t agree more.

At Prosper, our aim is to provide you with more than just investments. We feel it’s time to take back the system and provide the financial stewardship our country needs – one based on Americans helping Americans. To help bring this about, we’ve worked hard for the past six months to offer you new ways to invest and grow.

Invest on Our Open Market

In response to our nation’s credit crisis, you will now be able to invest in loans made by other financial institutions through our new Open Market initiative. Open Market listings describe existing loans made or owned by lending companies offered for sale on Prosper (such as a car loan).

And because Prosper can offer you a one-to-one relationship between the investment and the underlying asset, these loans are inherently transparent and less complex than traditional debt securitization and other traditional bank lending methods.*

Sound good? There’s more.

Improved Risk Rating System

We’ve been working diligently at revamping our risk rating system, too. Our new robust system allows us to maintain consistency when rating listings—regardless of the loan seller, type of credit score used or type of loan being offered for sale.

We do this in part by combining our proprietary Prosper score with one pulled from Experian’s Scorex Plus. This allows you to better analyze a listing’s level of risk since the final rating represents an estimated average annualized loss rate range—making it easier for you to decide which listings may be your best investments. While we cannot guarantee performance, now you’ll have even more financial information on potential borrowers, along with the assurance that the new Prosper minimum credit score is 640 for individual marketplace listings. At Prosper, we constantly strive to provide you with all of the financial assurance and tools you need to make it easier to invest through us.

Coming Soon…Trade Existing Loans

In other exciting news, you will soon have the option to be able to buy, sell and trade Notes on our new Trading Platform. Please be aware that trade investing through Prosper is not available at this time, as it is subject to regulatory approval.

At Prosper, we’re excited to welcome you back with these new ways to invest—all built upon the financial transparency, vigilance and openness you deserve.


Prosper Loans Marketplace

Apr 27 2009
Swine Flu Spreads

Robert Kim Farley – Disease Control

Heighten state

Swine Flu Local Rseponse

7 cases reported. School age children on some of them.

Flu symptoms

Gov of California is taking action

Use precaution but lots of common sense.

Patterns are being looked at

Swine Flu – Airlines – LAX business as usual.

Swine Flu Outbreak

Many cases are coming from Mexico.

Apr 26 2009
Seesmic Desktop Twitter
Apr 26 2009
Ponzi Scheme in Southern California

Over 70 million lost by investors here in the Los Angeles area. The lawsuit mentions approx 400 investors may have lost all their money.

CBS has an exclusive on the investigation.

Apr 25 2009
Godaddy 99-cent domains

GoDaddy is offering 99-cent domain name registration for 1 year with code 99BUYCOM. 20-cent ICANN fee applies, making it $1.19 per domain.

Go Daddy $7.49 .com Sale 120x60

Apr 25 2009
Merengue Bakery & Cafe Monrovia

Merengue Bakery & Cafe
110 E Colorado Blvd
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 358-5650
“Food that will make you dance”

Open Mon-Thu 6am-7pm; Fri 6am-9pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 7am-4pm
Opened: Summer 2008
Owners: Mike Mulhall and George Algarin
Like Portos but more modest, and tastier.

A gem of Monrovia. Delicious food., much tastier than Portos, friendly service, a must when visiting Monrovia. Even if you don’t like cuban foods the regular sandwiches are delicious.

Welcome to Merengue Bakery and Café!

We are one of Southern California’s premier cuban bakeries, located in the heart of Old Town Monrovia. We offer a wide variety of foods and services for
everyone to enjoy. While our emphasis is placed on Cuban cuisine, we offer much more than just that.

With menu items ranging from Cuban sandwiches to paninis to potato balls to Argentinian empanadas, we’ve succeeded in building a menu around our all time favorites! Our display cases are packed with fresh pastries, mouth-watering desserts and amazing cakes. We also offer catering and custom cake services. We live up to our reputation that our food will truly make you dance!

Apr 24 2009
Glendale Gigi’s Farmers Market

Everything is fresh.

Including our approach to a farmer’s  market.

Gigi’s Farmers Market

10am-2pm Every Saturday on Caruso Ave.

The Americana at Brand

Off Colorado Blvd in Glendale

Life style Caruso

Apr 24 2009
Tiemans Fusion Coffee

April 24, 2009

Congrats to the folks at Tiemans for the coverage on CBS 11pm News with Paul Magers and Laura Diaz.

The coffee infused with all sorts of berries claims to help your skin, hair, nails improve.

The Tieman’s roasting facility is located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

High antioxidants.


Coffee or Tea?

Healthiest drink you will have all day.


goji berries

drink your coffee


David Tieman 0 Founder of the Tieman’s

4 football fields


macha tea, sustained release of energy

Taste test was good.

It worked

Athletes – creates a new kind

Fusion Coffee

Laura and Paul agree they will give it a try.

I’ve tried the Tieman’s Coffee and although I cannot say for certain that it will give you energy or make your hair grow faster, it does taste pretty good . At least as good as some of the best coffee you can purchase.

Learn more about Tiemans Fusion Coffee here:

Apr 24 2009
Whole Foods Pasadena Locavore Event
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Pasadena Whole Foods on Arroyo held an event on how to be a “locavore” eating foods that are grown locally.

Every Saturday and Sunday the Whole Foods on Arroyo Parkway holds a farmer’s market.

Here’s some pictures from the panel discussion and Star Tea Company sampling tasting at Cisco Home across the street from Whole foods.

Click here to view

Thanks to Ashley with Whole Foods for organizing this informational and education event.


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