Monthly Archives: August 2009
Aug 31 2009
Pacific Commercial Fishermen’s Festival

Pacific Commercial Fishermen’s Festival

Sept 19 & 20, 2009

The Biggest Most informative Fun Filled Commercial Fishing Celebration in the region.

Fun for the whole family.

Aug 31 2009
Iron Chef Goes Coastal

Sept 17, 2009 @ 6pm

Seaside Convention Center

Going head to head in a timed duel displaying their culinary skills and creativity – battling it out for the supreme title will be:

Chef John Newman – Newmans’s at 988

Chef Lynn “red” Pelletier – Bridgwater Bistro

Chef Alex Kurrus – Astoria Golf & Country Club

Chef William Leroux – Wayfarer Restaurant

Extraordinary event filled with competition, food tasting, and a silent auction.

Sponsor: USbank

Tickets available at:

Aug 31 2009
SunPower Cafe Special Event Tuesday 5-8pm PLUS New Raw Cooking Class Sept 8th


SunPower Natural Cafe has been chosen to lead of “30 Day of Vegan Celebration.” This series of events is designed to prove that being vegan in the L.A. area is easy and that there is a large vegan community.

The Cafe will be open special hours this Tuesday evening, 5pm to 8pm, to kick off the series. We’ll have coupons for your next visit to the restaurant and menu samples to taste with each order. Chef Rawsheed will sing!

In addition, a portion of every meal will be donated to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary!

Tuesday, September 1st
Vegan 30 Days in L.A.
SunPower Natural Cafe
3711 W. Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
RSVP to Ron at [email protected]

This month’s theme is “Creative Raw Sauces & Soups.

Join Chef Rawsheed in a raw journey of taste and health

• Fast Soup – Delicious soups, quickly
• Learn Multiple Sauces – Add depth to your dishes with an array of sauces
• Sweet Dreams – Nut-free creamy desserts

Learn to use these adaptable recipes to make multiple versions to fit your personal tastes.
$40 individuals, $70 for couples

Purchase ticket by Sept.7th:
Call 818-308-7420 or [email protected]

Aug 31 2009
Coffee Girl Astoria Oregon Pier 39

Here I am at the Coffee Girl in Astoria Oregon having some coffee and checking emails and getting caught up for the week.

Aug 31 2009
Commodore Hotel Astoria

Opening in May 2009.
located at:
258 14th Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103

46 11’n, 123 49′ w

We just toured the hotel and it is pretty nice. Small rooms cabins, go for $69 with no bathroom. Suites start at $129.

Photos to follow.

Aug 31 2009
BIOPRO Technology

Patricia A. Saunders
Business Development Executive
BIOPRO Technology
Health, Wealth and the difference you make

tel: 503.468.0152
fax: 503.463.0153

Aug 29 2009
eBay Success Kit

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Aug 29 2009

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Aug 28 2009
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Aug 28 2009
One Stop Travel – Travel Club

One of the greatest ways to have fun during vacations is to join a travel club. This helps you save a lot of money in travelling and stay in hotels as members get a lot of benefits and discounts everywhere they go and stay.

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Aug 28 2009
Family Film Night & Art Walk

Old Town Monrovia

Family Film Night & Art Walk

Saturday August 29, 2009 – The Neverending Story”
FREE Event
100 Blk of East Colorado Blvd.
Film Screening Begins at Approx 8pm
Bring Your Own Chairs!

Artwalk 7pm – 10pm
400- 600 blks Myrtle Ave
(Between Olive & Lime)

Aug 28 2009
State Farm Brings Its Band to TV

State Farm Brings Its Band to TV

‘La Banda Del Pueblo’ Will Follow Los Felinos From Commercial Casting Call to L.A. Concert

August 28, 2009

NEW YORK ( — It all started as a carefully scripted branded-entertainment project last year with the premise that three aspiring Mexican musicians met at a casting call for a State Farm Insurance commercial and formed a band called Los Felinos with the insurance company’s support. Now State Farm is sending the band out into the real world, or at least the world of reality TV, by backing an eight-episode show that traces their story from novice band to somewhat seasoned performers overcoming challenges along the road from Miami to Los Angeles. Read the full story at — Laurel Wentz

Aug 28 2009

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
(800) 979-3370;
(424) 247-9666

Melting Pot Food Tours
Started by : Sisters Lisa Scalia and Diane Scalia
From: Alhambra natives and graduates of Cal Poly Pomona.
Lisa Scalia was a real estate appraiser.

Tortas Mexico, Father Nature and Equator.

Some Tips:

– Don’t eat before the tour; save room for tastings.

– Dress for the weather in casual clothing.

– Wear comfortable walking shoes.

– Remember to heave a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

– Bring a camera. Video cameras are permitted, but check with your guide before taping.

– Please leave pets at home.

– Booking in advance is recommended, especially on holiday weekends, although tickets may usually be purchased a minimum of four hours before the tour starts. Reservations for all tour guests are required, add-ons and “walk-ins” are not available.

– Money for parking (you will only need to park once, as this is a walking tour) or consider taking the Metro Gold Line, as the Pasadena tour start is near Memorial Station.

– Arrive 10 minutes prior to start of tour.

– Allow extra time in case the tour runs long or you find a place you that would like to return to that day.

Lisa Scalia, Proprietor
Melting Pot Food Tours
P. O. Box 844
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
[email protected]

Aug 28 2009
La Canada Fire Update

UPDATE 8.28.09 – 1:30PM
La Canada Fire has jumped the highway 2.
over 1500 acres burned
no mandatory evacuations yet, only voluntary, but there are some areas threatened. Only 10% containment.
If you are in the voluntary evacuation area of La Canada go to:
La Canada High School
4463 Oak Grove Drive

Over 700 firefighters are on scene battling the La Canada fire.

– 1:30pm 8.28.09 :I can see a water dropping helicopter heading to the scene of the La Canada Fire now.

The Station Fire above La Canada Flintridge in Angeles Forest has grown to 300 acres & has been downgraded to only 10% contained.

The smoke can be seen from miles away.

It looks like the winds are starting to pickup.

Here’s a video shot from a nearby resevoir where helicopters are picking up water for their drops.

L.A. Firefighters getting water from the Haines Canyon Flood Control Basin here in Tujunga, CA. They were fighting a brush fire just east of us above La Canada-Flintridge. This is just up the street from my home at a trailhead to Angeles National Forest. A neighbor and I walked up to see them do their thing. Very exciting!!

Meanwhile the fire in Azusa continues to burn, with limited containment.

The Morris Fire is the Azusa Fire, Azusa California: VIDEO

Aug 28 2009
VRBO: Vacation Rental by Owner

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Aug 28 2009
FREE Healthy Samples

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Join Quality Health today and get your free healthy samples. Receive valuable savings and offers from America’s most trusted brands.

Aug 28 2009
Los Angeles Tech Week 2009

L.A.Tech Week is back!

L.A. Technology: Transforming World Business.

By any measure, Los Angeles County is a major technology development center. For decades, local companies and research universities have created innovations which ignited new markets and industries around the globe.

Tech Week 2009 will focus on the sectors where innovation in L.A. County is leading the world: mobile devices and applications, video games and entertainment, energy and environmental technologies, and current trends in funding start-ups. A keynote address will describe the means by which technology can transform American healthcare to make the country more competitive in the global marketplace.

L.A. Tech Week
Start time: Thursday October 22, 2009 at 9:30 AM – Pacific Time
End time: Thursday October 22, 2009 at 5:00 PM – Pacific Time
Where: Business Technology Center, 2400 North Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001 map it
Business > Technology Seminars

The 8th Annual Los Angeles County Technology Week – “techweek” – continues to provide the most insightful conference on business and technology in Los Angeles and the surrounding County communities.

Order online and pay only $65. Save $20 off the $85 entrance fee (offer good through Oct. 21 when purchased online). Students pay only $15 (see details below).

SELECT ONLY ONE PASS OPTION PER PERSON! Do NOT purchase more than one pass per person. All options include exhibits, keynote speaker, buffet luncheon, refreshments and reception.

Two break-out panel discussions run simultaneously at both 10:30 am and 2 pm. Choose the conference pass option above that includes the TWO panels you would like to attend. Visit our web site at for more information on each of the four panels offered.

Students use discount code: STUDENT-TECH and pay only $15. Must show student I.D. upon entrance to receive your pass.

IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT OR OTHER DISCOUNT CODE PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE DISCOUNTED TICKET ALLOWED PER ORDER. For example, you may purchase ONE student or other discount pass with any number of $65 pass purchases. Additional discount transactions must be purchased individually as a single one-pass purchase. To purchase MULTIPLE STUDENT OR DISCOUNT CODE PASSES, purchase them one at a time.

This year’s program includes:

Game On! L.A.’s Leading Edge in the Video Game Industry.
A look at L.A. County’s video game industry from the perspective of five leading game studios including Entertainment Arts (EA), Insomniac, Infinity Ward (Activision), thatgamecompany and Dreamworks.
We’ll also explore the nexus between the video game industry and L.A.’s motion picture industry. more

Info2Go. How Mobile Devices are Transforming Business.
Mobile devices like the iPhone, Google G1, Blackberry and Palm Pre are changing the way we do business. Tech Week explores this rapidly growing sector from three perspectives: makers, users and developers.

Power Up! Clean Technologies for Energy and the Environment.
Tech Week’s sequel to last year’s popular “clean tech” program.

Cash4Tech. Southern California Angel & Venture Capital: What’s Hot, What’s Not and Who’s Getting Funded.
Our latest installment on technology funding presented by the Pasadena Angels. An essential guide to technology funding by the people who know.

SAVE $20. Register
online before
October 22 and pay
only $65. Save $20 off
the $85 admission cost.

Students: take
advantage of our
student discount and
pay only $15 for
admission with I.D.

Opportunities for sponsorships are still available. Contact:
[email protected]

For sponsorship information, please email [email protected]

For additional Tech Week event details and event registration, go to or call Ingrid Goodman at 626-296-6302

Los Angeles County Technology Week is located at the Business Technology Center, 2400
North Lincoln Ave. Altadena, California 91001, tel 626-296-6300
Produced by MSA Management Group, Inc. | 2400 North Lincoln Avenue Altadena, CA 91001

Aug 28 2009
Trust Agents

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust (Hardcover)
by Chris Brogan
(Author), Julien Smith

Product Details
* Hardcover: 288 pages
* Publisher: Wiley (August 24, 2009)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0470743085
* ISBN-13: 978-0470743089
* Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1 inches

Aug 28 2009
Station Fire – La Canada

The smoke is so bad in Pasadena, which is near the La Canada Station Fire.

I just looked out the window and it is so thick you can’t see the sky.

Over 500 acres burned. It has jumped roads.

Aug 28 2009
Rancho Palos Verdes Fires 2009

August 27 – 28
The fire is near the Trump National Golf Course.
Fire is called the PV Incident

Structure Damage:
3 homes damaged
several outhouses burned

100 acres
fire is now 35% contained
1000 people evacuated.
Evacuation centers are setup.

Wendy Haase

Wendy Haase

Director of PR & Communications at Terranea Resort

Wendy Haase from the Terranea Resort accepted 17 families and is now booked to capacity. They offered 1 night stay to the families.

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
For Driving Directions, please use the following address:
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Information (310) 265-2800 | Reservations (866) 802-8000
Palos Verdes Peninsula

San Gabriel valley has very unhealthy air. Stay indoors.


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