Monthly Archives: January 2010
Jan 29 2010
Job Fair Los Angeles

Job Fair Los Angeles
January 29, 2010

Today starting at 10am at Cal Poly Pomona there will be Job Fair with over 100 companies.  Including SCE – Southern California Edison and many other companies.

Campus to Host Engineering, High-Tech Job Fair

January 25, 2010
A recruiter from the Jet Propulsion Lab talks with a student at  the Engineering and High-Tech Job Fair in 2005.Cal Poly Pomona’s Career Center will host an engineering and high-tech job fair for students, alumni and the general public on Friday, Jan. 29.

About 100 companies and government agencies will be on hand at the Bronco Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss full-time and part-time jobs as well as internships. Among those scheduled to attend are Fluor, Northrop Grumman, Valero, General Electric, Parsons, Raytheon and Southern California Edison.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those who are entering the professional world or those who are unemployed and looking to reenter the workplace,” says Michael Marinoff, associate director at the Career Center.

Participants are encouraged to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

Job seekers jam the Lockheed Martin booth during the annual  Engineering and High-Tech Job Fair in 2003.“It’s not uncommon for a participant to be given a follow-up formal interview or, in some cases, a job offer,” Marinoff says.

Those who want to attend the job fair but might be hesitant because of a less than inspiring resume should consider attending the Resumaniac event the day before, on Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Career Center. Corporate recruiters as well as career counselors will be on hand to critique resumes and cover letters. No appointment is necessary. Participants must bring a hard copy of their resume.

For more information about these events or to view an up-to-date list of attending employers, visit the Career Center website or call (909) 869-2342. Off-campus participants will need to visit the parking kiosk on Kellogg Drive for a $5 parking pass.

Campus to Host Engineering, High-Tech Job Fair

Campus to Host Engineering, High-Tech Job Fair

Cal Poly Pomona’s Career Center will host an engineering and high-tech job fair for students, alumni and the general public on Friday, Jan. 29. About 100 companies and government agencies will be on hand at the Bronco Student Center from…

Jan 28 2010
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Jan 28 2010
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Jan 28 2010

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Jan 28 2010
Second Annual Pasadena PinotFest

“Second Annual Pasadena PinotFest”
is a charity event to support Hillsides founded
95 years ago. HILLSIDES mission is to create safe places for children, strengthen families, provide special education; and advocate for children’s rights. This Southern California non profit
creates safe places for children in its residential treatment program where children living in the
group homes are in foster care or have been
referred by the Department of Mental Health.
While on our campus, they reside in a secure,
stable environment which enables them to heal
and rebuild trusting relationships with adults.

940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA 91105
Main Campus: (323) 254-2274
Fax: (323) 254-0598
Directions/Map of Hillsides

This is a charitable event for the benefit of

If you are a winery, winemaker or
represent a winery please contact:


or call 626.862.7441 for specific
information or questions.

Email Information needed
(please include in your email):

40 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

EVENT: 2010 2nd Annual Pasadena PinotFest
DATE: January 30, 2010
TIME: 3:00 PM till 6:00 PM
CONTACT: Mike Farwell 626-862-7441

Check in and setup begins at 1:00 PM
(day of event)
Parking and unloading:
Please go to Valet Parking in the lot next to the University Club (north), they will assist you in
where and how to unload.
Up to two people may attend the event per winery. Please let us know the names of each person
prior to sign in. Any additional staff must pay
$50.00 per person to enter.
If you need assistance unloading please don’t
hesitate to let the check in desk know.
Provided: Ice Bucket, Spit Bucket, Sign with
your winery name, one chair, water pitcher
and table cloth.
You may add anything to the table you like,
but please nothing too fragrant. Please bring
your own cork screws. If you have any special
needs please let us know in advance.

We suggest the Langham where special
rates are being negotiated
The Langham
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

Media & Trade Signup Form

EVENT: Grand Tasting
DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2010
TIME: 3:00 PM till 6:00 PM

LOCATION: University Club of Pasadena
175 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626)793-5157 | Fax: (626)793-1784


California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
note: Syrah and other wines produced
by specific wineries may also be poured

We are working with
the Langham and will let youknow when
final rates have been established.

FORMAT: Festival, tables for wineries arranged
for easy access by attendees at the event.

Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance,
Paso Robles Wine Growers
Santa Lucia Highlands
Carneros Wine Alliance
Sonoma Valley Vintner’s & Growers
Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance

NOTE: There are other events planned from
January 23 through January 29, 2010
if you would like to be included please contact us.
January 24: Brian Loring Winemaker Dinner
@Noir Food & Wine
January 29: Wes Hagen Clos Pepe Tasting
@Noir Food & Wine
Also from January 23 through January 30
Noir will be featuring
Flights and wines by the glass of California’s
finest Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays.

This event is sponsored by
located at 40 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
626.795.7199 fax 626.795.7333

Jan 28 2010
ampelos wines Winter Events

Love ampelos wines.

Ampelos Cellars,       Sta. Rita Hills
Dear Victor,

Oh what a year it’s going to be…
just you wait and see! 2010 is upon us and we are so excited about what is in store for the coming months! Good things come to those that wait (at least when we’re talking wine) and the upcoming release of ’07 Lambda pinot noir & ’07 Gamma syrah bring with them great opportunities…

where in the world is YOUR ampelos?
Inspired by YOU, our friends and fellow wine lover’s, we are going to challenge you to see just where in the world our wines can show up this year!
We are grateful to have had so many of you send pictures, notes, & e-mails telling us of events where ampelos made a moment more special that…well…
we made a “movie” about it !
and we would like to make more…  starring YOU! (watch for it …coming your way soon)
So, bring your camera, take those pictures (or video) and send them to us! ( or facebook
Each time you send pictures of ampelos at your events, vacations, date night, mountain hike, trip to Australia, next marathon…we will put your name in the hat for a few “prizes” .
We will also be posting pictures from Peter and Rebecca’s travels this winter and spring, as we meet and greet all the amazing folks who help sell and distribute our wines, plus future friends we have yet to meet on the journey.
We can’t do it without YOU, so send ’em in and let’s see if we can travel the globe this year!

Picture above from Patrick in CT! Thanks for celebrating with us!

GREEN viticulture…

pruningWe are thrilled to announce that we are one of  the 1st vineyards in the US to receive all 3 ‘green’ certifications! ampelos vineyard is now sustainable, organic, and biodynamic certified. In addition to the great impact this has on helping to conserve natural resources and decrease carbon foot printing – we believe this IS where great wines start…the vineyard!  (…and it is our job as winemakers not to mess it up)

In the vineyard

Shhh… they’re sleeping! This is the time of year when the vines take a well deserved break. As for us, we are working with them to get them prepared for the next vintage. For each section of the vineyard we are reviewing the information from last year and based on that we plan the approach for 2010: pruning, shoot thinning, leaf pulling, cluster thinning, irrigation and biodynamic fertilization. Along with our vineyard consultants, we are constantly making observations and carefully tracking changes to keep improving from year to year. It’s grape farming… and winemaking!
Rain, Rain…
Keep on coming! We farmer’s love it. So far 141/2 inches this year (July-June). We are already a little ahead of average for the year – a good thing. The soils have been soaking up the gentle flow of rain and the frequent breaks result in minimum erosion. The sweet peas, fava beans, oats, and vetch we seeded between the rows after harvest are growing well and will soon provide a jungle of nutrients for the soil. Nature is a wonderful balance and the energy is obvious to us as we take our morning walks around the vineyard.
Pruning starts next week and we encourage you to come by and watch some of the action – give us a call!
certification  logo

wine thiefGREAT wine…

They’re back…well almost! We have been out of the Viognier and Rose for quite awhile – the ’08’s only lasted about 2 1/2 months after they were released last April, but the good news is that we got more fruit in 2009. Viognier is this time from four different vineyards (2 of them Sta. Rita Hills). We are working on the final blending right now and will be bottling it in February. Similarly, the Rose of Syrah ,which has a great bright red color, will contain about 10% Riesling from the Kick-On ranch in Los Alamos. As usual, the wine will first be released to our filos wine club friends and then to general distribution as inventory allows.< /div>

This week we are also tasting and blending our ’07 pinot noir ‘rho’. This is our barrel select and after 27 months in the barrel the aging has paid off and it is time to bottle. We also chose to take the same approach with our ’07 syrah ‘gamma’. These wines like the slow, gentle aging in barrels and since we are using barrels with less aggressive flavor profiles the balance between tannins, oak, acid, and flavors is remarkable. We believe ’07 is a benchmark vintage. However, lets taste together when we release them in 6-12 months after bottling.
Great news

We are fortunate to have received another round of great scores for our wines from Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.

’06 Pinot Noir ‘lambda’ – 90 pts
’06 Pinot Noir ‘rho’ – 91pts
’06 Syrah ‘gamma’ -91 pts

Lompoc wine trail
Did you know that Lompoc was the perfect place to spend a entire day tasting wine? Well now you do… working with the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce, the Lompoc Wine Trail map is going to press and will soon be available to everyone. This area has some of the best wines and winemakers in California and we, as a wine community, have decided it is time to let this “secret gem” of central California get some well earned attention. We hope that you will plan a trip to see us soon and let us share our passion for winemaking and the Sta. Rita Hills with you!

(really) GOOD story…

hear the latest buzz!

rebecca nycOn the road again…

While the winery is a little quite, we are traveling to visit as many accounts in as many states as we can. During our travels we are also hosting winemaker dinners, tasting groups, and hoping to meet up with new and old friends, alike. Have the perfect place we need to be? Let us know!
Never fear – someone is usually at the winery – so come see us there, too!

We savor the winter months and can’t wait for the spring! With fantastic friends, who continually refer new people our way, Saturdays at the winery have become one of our most favorite times! Thank you for coming out to see us…please come back and continue to send your friends (so they can become ours)!
Also, we are putting a little LOVE in your heart (and MONEY in your pocket) this Valentine’s day! Watch your e-mail or Facebook for the special !


Peter and Rebecca Work

ampelos cellars
1633 W. Central Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436
805-736-9957 |    facebook

NOW OPEN: Saturdays from 11am-4pm

We are open for tasting Sunday – Friday by appointment only. Please call (805) 736-9957 to schedule a tasting.

Due to state laws that limit direct shipments to consumers, we can currently only ship wine to AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KS, IA, IL, LA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA and WI.

Jan 28 2010
Ojai – Ojai Hospitality Group at Go Green Expo

This past weekend at the Go Green Expo I stopped by the booth for Ojai, where Geoff Wells was representing Ojai Hospitality Group, which owns Casa Ojai and Su Nido.

Geoff offered a sample of the delicious tangerines, and I mean they are delicious.

Here’s a picture of Geoff at the Ojai booth.

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Geoff Wells with Ojai Hospitality Group
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I talked to Geoff about the Ojai area and the amazing farmer’s market held every Sunday morning. There are also “tangerine tasting” tours at the Friends Ranch on Saturday mornings starting in Feb through april. Not every Saturday.

Info on the best places to stay in Ojai:

Casa Ojai

Ojai’s premier Green Hotel, Casa Ojai is conveniently located in the heart of Ojai, California with magnificent Topa Topa mountain views and lots to do.

Casa Ojai Inn
1302 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai CA 93023

Fax: 805-640-8193
Geoff Wells
Other Contacts: Jim Johnson, General Manager

Request Info -  Casa Ojai Inn Map Member Since 1981

About Us…
Toll Free: (800) 255-8175


Su Nido – your nest in Ojai

Su Nido Inn (Your Nest in Ojai)
301 N. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: (805) 646-7080
Fax: (805) 640-7687
Reservations: (866) 646-7080

Su Nido Inn
301 North Montgomery Street
Ojai CA 93023
805-646-7080   Fax: 805-640-7687
Geoff Wells, Owner/Operator
Other Contacts: General Manager

Map Member Since 2006

About Us…
Toll Free: (866) 646-7080

come to Su Nido. Your artful Mission Revival suite awaits you with fireplace, kitchen, patio and the finest linens and amenities. Relax and refresh. The unique flavor of the Ojai village is just steps away; enjoy the Arcade, art galleries, live theater, Libbey Bowl and fine dining, or simply unwind in your own private, peaceful world. You may never want to leave.

Affordable Suites/Rooms in the Heart of the Ojai Village
One & Two bedroom Suites from: $159-$509 per night

Gift Certificates always available

Come to Su Nido Inn and enjoy these Upcoming Events in the beautiful Ojai Valley

Weekend Twitter Special $118.99 cozy up with Casa Ojai!

Check out the video of the valley here:

Geoff Wells

1302 E. Ojai Ave.

Ojai, CA  93023

(805) 646-5824

Weekly Certified Farmer’s Market Every Sunday 9-1 pm

Jan 28 2010
Twiistup 7 Agenda –

Twiistup 7 has started. Here’s the agenda.

Here’s the final agenda below.

NOTE: Twiistup starts Wednesday evening at UCLA and the Opening Night Reception has moved to The W Hotel in Westwood – 930 Hilgard. All events require a ticket so get yours here.

Twiistup 007 Agenda

Wednesday January 27th Korn Hall UCLA

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Leila Janah, founder and CEO of – Using the Web to Change the World

6:30-9:00 PM: New Company “Wildcard” Demos on stage

9:00 PM – Midnight: Opening Night Reception at the W Hotel 930 Hilgard, Westwood

Thursday January 28th Skirball Center

8:00-9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10: Welcome / Introductions (MC Cathy Brooks)

9:10- 9:40: Richard Rosenblatt CEO of Demand Media with Om Malik – The Evolution and ROI of Content

9:45-10:45: Showoff companies: Collecta, Geodelic, Lunch, Mingly, and Nsyght (with judges Q&A, Rick Heitzmann, Mark Suster, Chris Lea + more)

10:50 – 12:00: Showoff companies: NutshellMail, Qlipso, Ranker, Rippol, YourVersion and wildcard pick (with judges Q&A, Robert Scoble, Alex Quilici, Matt Thompson + more)

12:00-1:00 PM: Eric Ries – The Lean Startup

1:00 – 2:15: LUNCH SERVED

2:15-3:00: Lisa Stone CEO of BlogHer and Bambi Francisco CEO of (moderated by Cathy Brooks)– Opportunities and Challenges facing women Tech Entrepreneurs

3:00-3:45: Dave McClure – Startup Metrics for Pirates

3:45 – 4:00: Showoff Winner Announced

4:00 – 4:45: Paul Graham of Y-Combinator with Om Malik – Starting Up Fast and Cheap

4:45-5:30: Peter Guber with Brian Solis – Online or Offline, It’s Still About Telling and Selling Your Story


7:30 – Midnight: Twiistup 007 – Casino Royale Party

@mayhemstudios: RT @techzulu: Streaming Live from #Twiistup (expand) come watch!

Jan 28 2010
Taylor’s Tonics at Go Green Expo Los Angeles

This past weekend was the Go Green Expo and at expos we usually have a fair amount of beverages, but the folks at Taylor’s Tonics had something unique, a Chai Cola available for sampling. Very friend staff serving up samples of the cola. Lots of pictures of the booth here.

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Taylor with Taylor’s Tonics pictured serving up some delicious Chai Cola at their very unique Victorian era style booth.

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The Sample Cart – the whole theme of the booth was very cool

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Friend staff at the booth talking about the features of the Taylor’s Tonics Cola

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A 4 pack available for purchase at the show only $5. Which is a bargain.
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Signs – yes you need a big sign for Chai Cola – Locally Kettle Brewed in San Francisco
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Cases of Chai Cola being served up at the Go Green Expo Los Angeles 2010

Taylor’s Tonics – Drink Brand
Quality Elixirs – Tonics & Sodas – Since 1996
Customer Service;
ph: 831.460.4600 x2

Northern Unified Brewing Co.
PO Box 14932 , San Francisco, CA  94114
Ph: 831.460.4600 fx: 831.460.4601

Distribution info: Real Soda
Gardena, CA  90249 (310) 327-1700
Soda Specialist, Chai Coloa & Much More

Sun Ridge – Falcon – Pajaro, CA  95076
ph: (831) 786-7000

Retail Info:  Chai Cola available at:
Select Whole Foods – Bristal Farms –  Vicente Market – Follow Your Heart -Galco Soda Pop Shop – Umami Burger – Erewhon – The Curious Palete – Nature Mart – PC Greens – and more

Also at your favorite store if you request it. Thank you!

Jan 28 2010
$18 for a Dozen Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

$18 for a Dozen Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory


Buy Now! This deal will not last

When the first strawberry fell from its tree into a child’s fudgesicle, a stranger walking by grabbed the boy’s treat, mass-produced it, and sold it to other children. Today’s Groupon celebrates that day with a dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries for $18 from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Burbank. A dozen of Rocky Mountain’s decadent bites (which are normally $3 each) will take your taste buds to sweet and strawberry perfection, an anomalous isthmus between cocoa powder-coated produce and chocolate bars with strawberry jam.

While some redheaded berries have hoop dreams, most strawbs dream of a succulent shirt from the benevolent chocolate tailors at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Ripe fruits plucked fresh from nature are happily hand dipped in gourmet Guittard chocolate. They come out sparkling with a fresh coat of edible indulgence, a hydrating mask of love-activated choco that hardens until it’s perfectly suited to chomping, slow savoring, or timid gnawing. They’ll hop together 12-strong into a fancy box.

While apples and oranges make thoughtfully nutritious gifts, a chocolate strawberry offers a more romantic gesture with juicy fruit and high-quality chocolate. Over the holidays, you treated yourself to sweets galore, and now your neglected sweet tooth nags you to live out its fantasies of dunking biscotti and raw pastas in vats of chocolate. Teach it temperance with a few choice morsels before it caramelizes the curtains.

If you’re ordering your chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day, be sure to place your order by February 7 at the latest. These treats are for pick-up only.

Buy Now! and Read More…

Company Information:
Rocky Mountain Chocalate Factory- Burbank
302 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, California 91502

$18 for a Dozen Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory –

Brought to you by Groupon

Expires 04/29/2010
Limit 1 per visit or order. Must call to place Valentine’s Day orders by 2/7/10. Pick-up only. Valid at Burbank location only.


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