Monthly Archives: May 2009
May 22 2009
Martifer Solar Open House – June 20th from 1 to 4pm
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Join us at 904 Tremaine Avenue on June 20th at 1:00pm to learn how you can:

  • save up to 50% on your residential solar system
  • lock in low electricity rates
  • achieve energy independence
  • reduce your carbon footprint


Our Martifer Solar Open House is about one thing – community. It only takes one person, one couple, to create a domino effect in a neighborhood. We think Jace Cook and Rachel O’Connor, proud owners of a solar system on their home, are an inspiration in their community.  Here’s the backstory on how Martifer turned their idea into reality:

“My wife and I had been thinking of adding solar power to our house for several years, but it seemed like a daunting process.  Finally thanks to a friend’s encouragement and recommendation, we called Martifer Solar and it didn’t take long to realize that obtaining solar power would not be so difficult.  Martifer took care of all the paperwork, including rebates that were factored into the price of the system.  Before we knew it, the system was being installed and the friendly crew did an excellent job.  The power was soon flowing and our meter was flying backwards, and the power we save covers the cost of the installation.  And savings aside, we really do feel great about doing something positive for the environment.  Our experience with Martifer leads us to believe that there is no reason why every home owner shouldn’t have solar power installed as an investment that produces immediate returns, and helps save the planet in the process.”

Martifer Solar has been creating these same results for homeowners throughout Southern California. On June 20th we’re excited to share Jace and Rachel’s story with you, in person. We’ll explain how the whole process works, from evaluation, installation and monitoring, we’ll show you how their meter runs backwards, and how a solar panel converts the sun’s rays into energy savings for you.

Solar is today. Join us.

Martifer Solar Open House from 1 to 4pm on Saturday June 20th, 2009.
904 Tremaine Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Please call 1-877-Solar-LA with any questions.

About Martifer Solar USA

Martifer Solar provides the whole spectrum of photovoltaic solutions adapted to each client’s individual needs, whether the client is a family, a business or an entire city. The company maintains offices in the US, Africa and throughout Europe, and has completed solar projects in 19 countries on 5 continents.

Martifer Solar USA began in Southern California in 2001 under the banner of  A & M Energy Solutions.  In March of 2008 the company joined Martifer Solar, a leading European solar solutions provider.  In combining our local Californian knowledge and with the Martifer Solar’s international resources, we’ve  quickly established ourselves as a premier player in the US Solar Industry.

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May 22 2009
Michael Jackson Press Conference

On May 20, 2009 at 7am PST there was a press conference with Kenny Ortega (Director/Producer) and Randy Phillips(CEO AEG Live) live from Los Angeles.
Here’s the link to watch the video:

Various questions where answered including a rescheduling of the first date of the tour and more dates being added as well as the condition of Michael Jackson.

Everyone from AEG is confident that the tour will launch without a hitch and that the Michael Jackson HIStory tour this will be one of the biggest music spectaculars of all time! Stay tuned for more exciting news from the Michael Jackson camp.

May 22 2009
MyBillQ – Bill Reminder Service

Forget when to pay your bills? BillQ to the service.

Check out a new service that sends you reminders when to pay your bills.

Apparently it really works.


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May 21 2009
Crushpad Open House and Swap Meet

Join us on June 20th for our Open House

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It’s that time of year again. That is, time for our biggest and most notorious party, the Crushpad Open House on June 20th. If you’ve attended before, you already know there will be an opportunity to taste a bunch of different wines, eat delicious food from gourmet mobile contraptions and share some laughs with some good people. As usual we’re scheming new features and wrinkles. RSVP here.

One of those new wrinkles is the first annual Allocation Swap Meet for our clients to trade allocations of their wines with other clients. If you have bottled wine at Crushpad and are interested in diversifying your inventory, check out the special RSVP page for the Swap Meet. Tell us what you want to trade in the notes field on this RSVP page and we’ll have your trade materials ready and waiting for you at the Open House. Then it’s up to you to wheel and deal. If you sign up for the Swap Meet you will automatically be RSVP’d for the Open House as well.

Looking forward to seeing you here on Saturday June 20 between 2-6PM.


Saturday, June 20th from 2pm until 6pm

CRUSHPAD, 2573 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event Questions
Contact Hayden Moulds at 415-864-4232 x231

May 21 2009
Mindshare May 2009

Tomorrow’s Mindshare – Almost sold out!!
To members of Mindshare LA


It’s looking like tomorrow’s Mindshare is going to be another 2009 sell-out! If you want to guarantee you get this month’s fix of enlightened debauchery, make sure to register if you haven’t already..

What’s in store for you? Social Robotics, Apocalyptic Survival, The X-Prize Foundation, The Plastiki Boat, Tesla Coil Audio, VJ Strangeloop and more!

See the FULL program for MAY 21st:


– The Mindshare Team


William Pomerantz / Senior Director of Space Projects, The X PRIZE Foundation
Winning Our Way to the Moon

Heather Knight / Roboticist, MIT Media Lab
Social Robotics – Exploring the Human-Robot Relationships

David de Rothschild / Founder, Adventure Ecology
The Plastiki – Rethinking Plastic as a Resource!

Daniel Yoder / Hacker, Zeraweb Labs
Flash Fundraising for The Abruzzo Earthquake

Unnamed Military Source / US Air Force
Apocalypse Survival (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Breakdown of Society)

Evonne Heyning & Matt Davis / Lightning Temple Artists
INTERACTIVATION: Collaborative Visions of Human Evolution

After the talks, VJ Strangeloop will be showcasing some crazy visuals to the tunes of DJ Dirty Dave and of course there will be and open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a number of installations on display from the great brains from Mindshare Labs!

May 21 2009
Twiistup 6 coming July 2009
Twiistup 6 coming July 30 & 31, 2009 to Universal City Hilton
Geek-chic SoCal tech event opens call for Showoffs

Innovative Start-ups Wanted for Twiistup 6

Los Angeles, CA – May 19, 2009 – Twiistup, Southern California’s premier event showcasing innovation and connecting professionals from the worlds of technology, media and entertainment, invites startups to apply for 10 free ‘Showoff’ slots at Twiistup 6 starting today. Twiistup 6 takes place on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, 2009 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, Calif.

Showoffs at Twiistup have the chance to gain exposure and visibility in front of a mix of investors, entrepreneurs and other influencers in the tech/media industry. This year, a panel will select 10 entrants based on qualities including:

– contribution to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship
– value and appeal
– originality and inspirational or thought-provoking content

Winners will be selected in two rounds, the first ending June 12 and the last on June 26, with preferential consideration given to applications received before the round one deadline. Twiistup recently announced an expanded agenda that adds a full day program to the established evening showcase, giving Showoff companies significantly more exposure.

“Sponsors are paying thousands of dollars for space that we’re giving to Showoffs for free,” said event producer Francisco Dao. “If you’re a startup who wants exposure there’s no reason not to throw your hat in the ring.”

Having outgrown all of its previous venues Twiistup 6 moves to the Universal Hilton where it will occupy over 23,000 square feet of space.

Showoff companies will be selected by a panel of the following five judges established in the world of technology and media:

Brady Brim-DeForest – Serial entrepreneur, Founder of the International Academy of Web Television, co-founder of Tubefilter.
Neil Patel – Angel Investor, Co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics
Brian Solis – Author of Now is Gone and Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, Publisher of PR 2.0 and, Founder of Future Works PR, and Strategic Advisor to Fortune 500 businesses and startups
Mark Suster – GRP Partners, venture capital.  Former VP Product Mgmt & 2-time CEO and entrepreneur
Andrew Warner – Founder, Former CEO of Bradford & Reed.

Companies interested in entering for one of the 10 featured Showoff spots can apply on the Twiistup Web site at

A limited amount of passes are available for media and bloggers. Media who would like a complimentary ticket to the event should email a request to

We’ve opened applications for Twiistup 6 Showoffs and I hope you’ll pass it along so we get the absolute best companies a shot at a free table at the next event.

Here’s the link

If you haven’t already heard, Twiistup 6 is going to see a big expansion and be 1 1/2 days. We’re still keeping the party – and the open bar – but we’re working hard to make it the flagship showcase of innovation and digital media.

Hope to see you all at Twiistup 6 in July and tell your entrepreneur friends to get their showoff applications in before the first round closes (June 12th) for their best chance of getting a slot.

May 21 2009
Pasadena Pops Under the Stars Pasadena City Hall

Music Under The Stars! – Pasadena Pops Under the Stars Pasadena City Hall

Music Under The Stars

Rachael Worby

May 13 2009
Michael Jackson Tour and Rehearsals

The LA Times reports that

Kenny Ortega is working with Michael Jackson on his upcoming London concerts. Rehearsals are going on in Burbank.

Read more here:

O2 Arena gigs underway near Burbank Airport despite alleged breach of existing agreement

May 13 2009
Accident on Orange Grove, Pasadena

Here we go again.

There’s been another accident on Orange Grove at the intersection of Hill Ave. in Pasadena, CA.

When will city officials get it that there is a serious problem here with traffic flow and the safety of cars. Mostly that cars drive way too fast.

Dear city officials, please start to do something about this soon!

May 13 2009
Adam Lambert, Kris Allen ‘American Idol’ final two; Danny Gokey voted off

Adam Lambert, Kris Allen ‘American Idol’ final two; Danny Gokey voted off

Read more: “Adam Lambert, Kris Allen ‘American Idol’ final two; Danny Gokey voted off” –


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