Monthly Archives: July 2010
Jul 29 2010
Highway Lights on during Day in Pasadena

I have a complaint directed at those that manage the lights over highways/streets in the cities of Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank.
Why would a street light be on during the day?
In my commute from Pasadena to Burbank lights that should be off during the day are on, and they are on for hours and hours, days and days.
There are a couple of areas where I have noticed these lights being on during the day.
134 and the 2 freeway.
210 and the 134 interchange
5 and 134 interchange

I’m wondering what department to call to report this as it has really been weeks since I have noticed this and maybe longer.

Jul 29 2010
WordPress 3.01 Released

WordPress has been updated to 3.0.1.
Be sure to update as about 50 bugs have been fixed with this new release.

Jul 29 2010
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Jul 29 2010
Inside the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance
Live Webinar: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 9 a.m. PDT

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Jul 29 2010
Tailspin a new Pet Spa

Matthew S. Todd
tailspin – Pet bath and Spa Experience
8733 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
P 310.601.7297 F 310.492.5967

Jul 29 2010
Can you make money online/Shopping?

There’s a slew websites & smartphone apps  that claim you can earn money shopping, taking pictures, etc…

A few of them

SwagBucks – from Azea which is the company behind Pay Per Post.

All have apps.

Jul 29 2010
Pasadena Community Organizations

There’s a few organizations I want to share this morning.
I was thinking about it this morning, and we are very fortunate in the Pasadena area, to have people that really care about their community.

Now that Pasadena has three farmer’s markets during the week, and dozens of markets weekly within a 10 mile radius the area is really growing in the area of food education.
In no particular order:

Arroyo Food Co-Op: If you have not been a member of a food co-op, you will want to join especially if you live in Pasadena, Altadena. The cost is $30/year or $300. There are many benefits, in addition to supporting your local community.


Pasadena Community Garden Project: Long overdue, Pasadena needs a community garden, and perhaps two or more!

Our mission

To develop community gardens in Pasadena so that residents can:

  • Plant vegetables, fruits and flowers
  • Transform abandoned vacant property into beneficial green space
  • Educate the community in the benefits of sustainable, eco-friendly gardening


Slow Food: A great way to meet people and learn about our food. This group also has a stand at the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays with samples of a selected recipe.

It is now time to fully relaunch Slow Food San Gabriel Valley. Join us in the planning –

Click EVENTS to learn more:

Bree Cassidy
Co-chair Slow Food
San Gabriel Valley

Lisa Lucas Talbot, Slow Food Governor of Southern California


Ripe(previously CoFe); a produce/food exchange meets once a month at Farnsworth Park on Lake in Altadena. Great group of people. Don’t miss out and grow something to share with the group.


One of my favorite businesses: Culture Club 101 on Wilson, learn to make your own cultured foods.

I am also hopeful that the new Sprouts on Rosemead and Colorado will be good choice and offer healthy products as well as being a responsible business in Pasadena.

Jul 29 2010
Groupon Raises the Ante with Personalization

Groupon is raising the ante an group coupon sites. Now with personalization and some design changes to the site the Groupon execs hope it will create a little breathing room.
Basically they asked if I was a male, what year I was born and my zip code. Not a lot of info.
As we have read, YELP is entering the space, probably will be accelerated. Yelp has considerably more data on users, including what types of businesses you review as a user and offering competitive business offers. i.e. you review a cleaners and they see you gave it a bad review and offer you a coupon and maybe an offer for no charge would be great, no cost offers to users, maybe in exchange for offering to review a business, and building additional content.
Groupon is not really a content play, it is more about making a quick buck off shopping and people wanting a good deal. How many groupons do you have that have expired? Most expire with months of purchase, although there are some that expire a year from purchase, which is more appropriate.

Now that we have hundreds of coupon groupon type sites, get ready. Which service is poised to offer the best return for businesses and best experience for customers? I would venture that it could be a hybrid site some of what Groupon and Yelp do.

Jul 28 2010
Enterprise Self Storage


Enterprise Self Storage
10711 Vinedale Ave
Sun Valley Ca 91352
(818) 768.8884 get


* Boxes and Moving Supply Center
* Built in 2001
* New Metal Construction
* Nominated for Facility of the Year 2002
* 32 Camera CCTV System
* Climate Controlled Basement
* Drive up Units Available
* Key Pad Gate Entry
* Super Clean Facility
* Huge Freight Elevators
* Free Carts and Dollies
* RV parking
* Easy access to 5 and 210 freeways
* Truck Rentals in Area

Jul 28 2010
Pasadena’s National Night Out Event

Get to Know Your Neighbors at Pasadena’s National Night Out Event

Tuesday, August 3rd

6 to 9 p.m.

Jefferson Park

1501 E. Villa Street

This free event will feature BBQ, games and face painting.   Hosted by the Pasadena Police Dept and sponsored by Target it should be fun for the whole family.

National Night Out—What is it?

It’s a series of events (block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks etc.) that happen throughout America on a specific day.  This year the day is August 3rd.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information, contact Police Specialist Anita Butler at (626) 744-7650


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