Monthly Archives: April 2010
Apr 30 2010
Bowling Special AMF
Amf- two hours of bowling & shoes for just $8.99 per person!
AMF is offering:


Receive an email every Sunday with coupons for every day (Monday through Friday) of the following week.

The website doesn’t have details/limitations listed but it appears good at all AMF locations (you can choose your location while filling out the form).
The coupon can be applied to every person in a group.

Normal rates very depending on time/location, but generally shoe rentals are 5$ and games are 3-6.50$.

Apr 30 2010
MacMall iPad

Apr 30 2010
Try Direct E-Cig

No Tar, To Tobacco, No Harsh Odors, No Bad Breath – Try Direct E-Cig On Us!

American Made e-liquid

Direct E-Cig ships to the U.S. and it’s territories

What’s in my starter kit?

1: 5 volt long life battery (most batteries on the market today are 3.5 to 3.7 volts
which have shorter charge times, shorter life spans and produce much less vapor )

10: Cartridges in your choice of Full, Light, Ultra Light or No Nicotine.
( all in one cartridge and disposable atomizer.)

1: Wall charger with cord

1: Atomizer

1 Cartridge is approximately equal to 1 pack of cigarettes

Try Direct E-Cig On Us!

Now you can smoke anywhere. Direct E-Cig allows you to relax and smoke in
non-designated smoking areas. Relax and enjoy this amazing Electronic Ecig.
Your satisfaction with our ecigs is our #1 priority!
Give one of our electronic cigarette starter kits a try today!
smoke anywhere with electronic cigarette
American Made Nicotine Solutions,

The founders of Direct E-Cig made the conscious decision to “Go American” with their nicotine solution because of the uncertainties many Americans, as well as the management of Direct E-Cig, have about the quality of Chinese made products. All of our nicotine is documented to be a minimum of 98% pure. All our flavorings and solutions are manufactured in the U.S.A. giving you the peace of mind that you are “vaping” an American made product. Our nicotine solutions are then created under strict standards in our U.S. facility and packaged by our American employees.

Apr 30 2010
Yahoo Trends

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#3 p summer vacations – deals, yes lots of deals, volunteer vacations

volunteer opportunities,

from Pamela Yoon

Apr 30 2010
Pasadena Smiles

An email from the folks at Pasadena Smiles in Pasadena:

We enjoyed talking with you at the LA Show Biz Expo.  During our conversation, you expressed interest in Pasadena Smiles and wanted to schedule an appointment. We are here to provide you and your family with the latest in dental technology with prices that are family friendly. Keep your beautiful smile for the rest of your life with regular dental check-ups.  It was an honor to meet you and we look forward to seeing you.

Vincent Spero D.D.S.
Farrah Koutchek D.D.S.
Melissa Luis D.D.S.
900 Valley View Ave., Suite 2
Pasadena, CA 91107


New Patients with PPO Insurance:
Complete a Cleaning, Exam & X-rays and receive a

Free Teeth Whitening

New Patients without Insurance:

Cleaning, Exam & X-rays


Offer good for all family members.
Can not be combined with other offers.
Non-transferable. For new patients only.
For copies of X-rays original fee will be applied.

Apr 30 2010
BYD – Build Your Dreams – Moving to Los Angeles

BYD – the Chinese Auto Company is making waves moving US headquarters to a new location in downtown Los Angeles located at 18th and Fig

New Car Company Moves to Los Angeles

BYD – Build Your Dreams

Model: E6 – $40k

Range: 250 miles

Charges battery in 10 Minutes


150 jobs

150 indirectly

Manufacturing could mean several thousands

Auto corridor – city has agreed to showcase the car

will cleanup area with $1 million

Warren Buffet invested $230 million in the company

Apr 30 2010
Prostrate Cancer Vaccine FDA approved

Prostrate Cancer Vaccine has received FDA Approval

$50 – $100, 000 per dose.

Cells are specially treated to create the vaccine.

Side effects; mild, fever, chills, nothing like chemo

Apr 30 2010
Get Off the Phone car sign

“Get Off the Phone” $5 Car Sign ($9.94 Value)

Help keep the roads safe with a little light reading. For $5, you’ll receive a “Get Off the Phone” car sign to help spread mobile awareness of unsafe driving practices. Shipping is included in today’s deal, making your Groupon a $9.94 total value.

$5 for a “Get Off the Phone” Car Sign ($9.94 Value)

Limited time offer. Get it today:

“Get Off the Phone” $5 Car Sign ($9.94 Value)

Apr 30 2010
Apple Shutting Down
Lala is shutting down
The Lala service will be shut down on May 31st, 2010.

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting new users.

Members, you can still use Lala through May 31st, 2010.

Lala – where music will stop playing …

A posting on the website, Apple has announced that the service will be shut down on May 31st, 2010. Apple will not be accepting new users, and existing users will be able to log in only until the end of next month.

Is this a sign of the new iTunes running from the cloud? There has been much speculation about running from the cloud where users could play any of their library of music from anywhere.

Apr 30 2010
Create Your Custom Flyers. 1-2 Day Turnaround & Great Rates!

For exotic printing of the flyers and spreading the message across, we require rich, full colored and premium materials to give maximum impact while managing the budget. So if you would like to go in for best and flashy flyers, is a right place for you. It is a place where you could have designer flyers of your choice and the flyers that can really create an impact on your future clients and on the people to whom you would like to send message across.

Printing is done at very reasonable rates with different options available. If you are in a hurry then you can have the printing of flyers done on 100# gloss text and 10pt gloss cover stocks. You have the opportunity to download the templates and decide for yourself design, color combination and style of flyers. Moreover their services are also very fast, as they have faster shipping transit time of one or two days. For more details it is best to visit their site

Flyers have been in use since centuries to send the messages to massive public and were the most popular means to send propaganda messages. However, by the passage of time these flyers have become the best advertisement medium also for the promotion of their products. is aware of this traditional trend and the needs of the customers in the changing time and provides the products accordingly. I recommend you all to visit to know more about it and how the way they carry out the practice of printing flyers.

Apr 30 2010
AudialsOne – The best option to get free music, videos, films and podcasts!

It’s a unique approach to facilitate music lovers to listen to the music of their choice. is an only place that brings you songs to the best of your abilities. What you need to do is just enter title of your song, genre and name of the artist and AudialsOne would search the internet for that particular song for you. You can also record any kind of music and can even find any video matching of your choice. It also facilitates you to choose any song from the podcasts.

It moves on still further for you to record everything you want to hear on the website and will also save it as a new MP3. If you want to record films also then too it is Audials who can assist you with the same. Moreover millions of videos and podcasts are very easily accessible to you.

The most exclusive feature provided by Audials is the radiotracker software. It is exclusive and the most important piece of software that can allow users to include ID3 tags, cover albums and also song lyrics which are normalized and then can be converted in the required file format. To have an essence of the radiotracker, it is advised for you to kindly have an experience of it in Audials.

For all music lovers I must say visit the, listen to your favorite music and watch movie whenever and as many number of times you want.

Apr 29 2010
Lowe’s Customer Appreciation FREE Lunch

Lowe’s Customer Appreciation FREE Lunch is taking place Friday April 30, 2010.

11am to 2pm. while supplies last

Lowe’s Commercial Appreciation Days event starts today! Get down to your local Lowe’s today, tomorrow or Friday for free coffee, free lunch on Friday, and serious savings on tools and building materials. Find your store and download special offers at

Apr 29 2010
FREE Deli Trio Grilled Sandwich at Jack in The Box

FREE Deli Trio Grilled Sandwich with any purchase
Not valid in Austin, TX, Beaumont/Pt. Arthur, TX, Boise, ID, Lake Charles, LA, Seattle, WA, Tulsa, OK, Twin Falls, ID, Waco, TX, Yakima, WA.

FREE Deli Trio Grilled Sandwich with any purchase

Click here to sign up for Jack’s Secret Society of Cool People to get inside information and special offers.

Apr 29 2010
Musician’s Friend Discount Code

Get Out And Play Discounts! Save Up To $500 With Coupon Code: PLAY Exp. 5/3

Offer Extended! Ends Monday, May 3

Through Monday night, use Coupon Code PLAY at checkout to instantly save up to 15% (maximum $500 discount) on your entire order of $100 or more! Thousands of products qualify*, so act now and take advantage of these instant savings before they’re gone!

Apr 29 2010
Eli Bird Passes – Memorial Service – Elias Neal Bird Obituary

(pictured- Tommy Nast, Ro Lamper, Mark Cope, Gary Bird, Eli Bird, Holly Sharpe, Yvetee Ziraldo Oyabe).

It is with great sadness we have learned that Eli Bird passed away early today April 29, 2010.  I worked for Eli(Elias) Bird at Album Network for many years.

Elias N. Bird(Eli Bird), one of the founders of The Album Network which later became Network Magazine Group (Album Network, Network 40, Urban Network), passed away this morning from a respiratory illness, it was announced by Tommy Nast on Facebook. Arrangement haven’t been announced yet, but I will post once known.

More details to follow.

It had been over a year since my last communication with Eli, I had understood he was not feeling well.  Eli had lived in Glendale for many years, close the offices in Burbank, 120 N. Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA.

Several years ago Eli  moved to La Canada a hillside/canyon home where he lived with a son and daughter(Matthew Bird and Jessica Bird)

He will be missed.   Our thoughts go out to Neal Bird (son), Gary Bird (brother) and the whole family and friends.

Eli you will be missed, but you will live on in the memories of so many.

update: Thanks to Tommy Nast:

There will be specific service information coming on Monday from the Bird family. The date will be May 14th here in Los Angeles, times and location will be released Monday. Thanks to all for the comments and well wishes.


These are the details on the Memorial service:

Dear Family and Friends,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our father, brother, and friend, Elias N. Bird.

Eli entered into rest on April 29, 2010.

The family will be having a celebration of Eli’s life on Friday, May 14, 2010.

The celebration will begin at the Self Realization Fellowship Church in Pacific Palisades at 10:30am with a lunch following at Riviera Country Club at 12:30pm.

Self Realization Fellowship Church – The service will be held at the new temple.

17080 Sunset Blvd.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Riviera Country Club

1250 Capri Dr.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Please let us know if you’ll be attending by RSVPing to the following email address: [email protected]

In lieu of flowers, on Eli’s behalf, memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph Center of Venice and St. Jude of Memphis, TN.

St. Joseph Center of Venice

Friends and family are able to send contributions by mail to:

St. Joseph Center

Attn: Development

204 Hampton Drive

Venice, CA 90291

Please note that the gift is in memory of Elias Bird on an enclosed note or on the donation form that is available on their website.

Donations are also accepted online at via paypal.  Once again, please note that the gift is in memory of Elias Bird in the space provided for a message.

St. Jude of Memphis, TN

You can give to St. Jude three different ways:

  1. Go to – reference the following code: 26019591
  2. Call their toll free number:  1-800-822-6344 and use reference code 26019591
  3. Send a check to the following address:  St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital

Tribute Department

P.O. Box 1000 Department 142

Memphis, TN 38148

Please write the reference number (26019591) within the memo section on your check.

Much love,

The Family


Following is the obituary that appeared in the Los Angeles Times dated Sunday May 9, 2010.

Elias Neal Bird
May 31, 1940 – April 29, 2010
Elias Neal Bird, Music and Entertainment entrepreneur and executive passed away of severe respiratory illness on April 29, 2010 with his children, grandchildren, brother, sister and extended family by his side.

Eli, as he was known, was born on May 31, 1940 in Cleveland, OH. He attended Western Reserve University and upon graduation entered the music business in 1964. Eli moved to Los Angeles in 1966 with his wife and family to continue a career in the Music Industry that spanned four decades with executive positions at Liberty, United Artist and Playboy records.

In 1977, Eli started what then became the Network Magazine Group which included The Album Network, The Network 40, The Urban Network and the Network Broadcast Department which were industry leading trade music publications and network radio syndication. In 2000, Eli retired and spent time with his family and doing philanthropic work.

Eli is survived by his four children, Neal (Brianne), Nancy, Matthew (Deborah) and Jessica; his four grandchildren, Nicole, Olivia, Rachel and Gavin; Sister Judy Brungo (John), Brother Bruce (deceased), and Brother Gary (Valerie).

The family grieves for his passing and we cherish all of the incredible memories we have had together.

In lieu of flowers, on Eli’s behalf, memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph Center of Venice – and St. Jude of Memphis, TN – – For St. Jude please use reference code: 26019591

Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 9, 2010
Apr 29 2010
VISA cuts swipe fee in Europe and raises it in the US

In spite of the recent study that came out with the fact that the swipe fees are stalling the creation of close to a quarter million U.S. jobs, VISA raised its debit card interchange rate for American retailers to .95 percent plus $.20 per transaction in April, according to the Retail Industry Leaders Association. On the contrary, Visa Europe announced on Monday that it would be capping transaction fees at 0.2 percent for the next four years.

A spokesperson for Visa, Inc. said that the average Visa Debit transaction fee rose by less than 4 percent.

“Most of Visa’s U.S. debit rates have not changed,” she said. “Visa, Inc., did recently make a variety of program and interchange modifications to make digital currency even more convenient for consumers and merchants and to facilitate continued growth for Visa and its clients.”

Interchange fees, which are imposed by the card association and issuing banks to process the credit and debit card transactions, essentially function as a hidden tax on consumers. U.S. banks raked in more than $48 billion in interchange fees in 2008 alone, an amount that has tripled since 2001. These “swipe fees” are particularly harmful to small businesses, which often face higher rates than larger businesses.

Many countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the European Union, have already taken action against excessive hidden interchange fees, but the U.S. has yet to pass significant debit reform. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on Capitol Hill to discuss legislation that would require Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide to negotiate interchange rates with merchants, with the U.S. Department of Justice overseeing those negotiations.

“While most Western economies have taken action to rein in excessive debit card swipe fees, here in the U.S., the credit and debit card industry continues to hurt retailers and consumers by setting rates indiscriminately and raising rates at will,” said John Emling, senior vice president for government affairs at Retail Industry Leaders Association, in a statement. “Without interchange reforms in the U.S., reform in Europe means the credit card industry will look to American retailers and consumers to make up lost revenue. As Congress debates comprehensive financial reform, now is the time to bring appropriate oversight and transparency to interchange fees.”

A Visa, Inc., spokesperson condemned the legislation for “unnecessarily stepping in between business entities and picking favorites among its constituents; creating a system that is inherently anti-consumer and pro-retailer.”

“Visa welcomes the interest shown in electronic payments by the House Judiciary Committee. We hope this hearing helps Members see the harm that this overreaching legislation will cause if retailers are allowed to disrupt a payment system that has served everyone well for over 50 years,” the spokesperson said.

Emling says he’s worried that if Congress does not act quickly, Visa will continue to raise its rates on American retailers.

“The U.S. is fast becoming the only industrialized nation in the world that allows our own banks to stifle business growth by indiscriminately setting rates far above the cost associated with the service provided,” he said.

Apr 29 2010
Probiotic product in sales in health food stores!

Its’ yet another way to lead a healthy life: its Probiotic supplements way. These are the supplements to increase and maintain balance in your immune system keeping you healthy. You can see the detailed description of the supplements at Renew Life.

Having Probiotics has many benefits as it helps to balance digestive system by increasing digestion, and preventing diarrhea, constipation problem, irritating bowel and many digestive problems. These probiotics helps in the formation of useful bacteria inside the gut which in return helps in improving the immune system. They also help in absorbing important nutrients from food in the digestive system. Besides they also provide necessary vitamins for nourishment of intestinal cells.

You can find these Probiotics at Renew Life. Whatever problem you have either indigestion or headaches, or migraine, or constipation, or heart burns, you can rely on probiotics. For all the details, you can visit Renew Life who since last many years is successfully manufacturing probiotics and natural supplementary foods. These products are presented with the philosophy that proper diet and digestive system can only lead to healthy life and maintain mental health.

Their testimonials are the proof enough to show that people have really benefited from these healthy supplements. An expert in the natural digestive health process was Brenda Watson who decided to utilize her knowledge to produce the supplements that could really increase the health of the people.

Apr 29 2010
Shop Meguiar’s Premium Professional Care Products from

If you would like to pamper your car, and shine to the neighbors envy, I suggest you to visit Their products have power to remove all the stains and containments and give a new look to your cars. They have polish, waxes and everything that is required to give a good and proper care to the cars.

With the products, company is also offering discount coupons. For e.g. Just look at the Gold Glass Carnuba Premium Paste Wax, it will give exodus shine to the car, darkening the color, and increase the reflection of the paint. I have also used this product and was satisfied with the same. Earlier my car was giving a very rusty look, I was puzzled what should I do. Then somebody suggested me to used Gold Glass Premium. I bought it and to my amazement, it has given extraordinary richness to the texture and color to my old rusting car. It is now getting extraordinary new look. I highly recommend everyone to buy this product but only from

What else, company has also reached highest level of technology by introducing “deep gloss spray detailer”. It makes use of the Hydrophobic Polymer Technology to give additional protection. This product has been prepared with scientific formula that can withstand any number of washes. Moreover you can also have scratch remover, restoration kit, wax to give complete exterior and interior care of your cars.

Apr 29 2010
Soho OS

What is Soho OS?

Soho OS allows you to manage all aspects of your small business in a single platform and provides all the primary tools needed to help your business grow and succeed.

What can Soho OS do for me?

Soho allows you to save time and money by managing every aspect of your business’ day-to-day operations in a free all-in-one online platform. With advanced “social to business” networking capabilities, Soho OS encourages multiple businesses to gather under one umbrella in order create a virtual corporate. This allows you to keep your business identity while taking advantage of the same benefits only large enterprises have utilized thus far, creating a unique business environment that will only become more valuable over time.

Who should use Soho OS?

Soho OS aims to benefit micro businesses with fewer than 10 employees, freelancers and entrepreneurs. While larger corporations are more than welcome to utilize Soho OS, it was developed with small businesses in mind.

Get in on one of the 1000 beta invites thanks to TechCrunch and Soho OS.

Apr 29 2010
Apple WWDC June 7

Apple WWDC June 7


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