Have a question about Pasadena, the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game or any of the Tournament of Roses events leading up to January 1? The Pasadena Visitor Hotline works closely with the Tournament of Roses and will be answering your questions all this week. They can be reached at 1 (877) 793-9911 or “like” them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PasadenaVisitorHotline.
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I was finally able to find the link:
Day two of Bandfest presented by Remo has begun! The first show will take place from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Pasadena City College with a second show taking place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you can’t make it out to see the shows firsthand, check out the live webcast here https://bit.ly/glwEPW.
Did your keyless entry remote stop working? Perhaps the battery needs to be replaced.
You can use a dime to pop open the remote on the end there’s a slot. The you should see a 3V DL2032 Duracell or comparable battery + side up.
Here’s more detailed instruction:
Willdan Energy Solutions recently moved to a new location at 101 East Huntington Drive.
According to reports Willdan Energy Solutions has experienced over 300 percent growth in employees since September 2010, after first having been located in the Monrovia area since 2007.
Tony J. Coonce(director of operations at Willdan Energy Solutions) has spent the past year tripling his work force.
The company works with cities and businesses to save on energy consumption at no cost to them.
According to a story in the Pasadena Star News:
Willdan Energy Solutions manages several energy efficiency programs for Southern California Edison, all aimed at reducing the number of kilowatts used by business customers. Edison and other utilities foot the bill through the California Public Utilities Commission.
Coonce was hired away from Southern California Edison and grew his staff to 29 in order keep up with increased productivity.
“At some point I had hired so many people that I had to give up my office for work space, ” Coonce recalled. “I was working from home and cafes, just sort of like a ghost – in and out.”
Coonce said the company has a number of projects in the works for 2011 and he plans to hire more people early next year.
The company handles programs in cities all over Southern California. Willdan also does a lot of work with small businesses, Coonce added.
“Utilities contract with us to identify energy savings opportunities in businesses,” he noted. “We specialize in hotels and hospitals. A new sector that we are starting to work with is data-storage centers.”
The programs are funded by fees collected by utilities in the Public Purpose Programs charge. Utility companies receive government incentives for reducing their overall energy footprint.
“The projects all relate to a reduction in emissions and the need to avoid the construction of power plants as well as reducing the carbon footprint of businesses,” said James Mendoza, Willdan’s account manager.
The company was started in 2004 by Ashish Goel and Jay Bhalla as Intergy Corp. in Northern California. A year after Intergy opened its Southland operations in Monrovia, it was acquired by Willdan Group Inc. and now is a division of the Willdan Group, functioning as Willdan Energy Solutions.
Willdan averages 40 million kilowatts of savings annually for its customers. This equals 40.8 million pounds of carbon emissions reduced, or on average 20,400 tons of carbon emissions reduced each year, Mendoza added.
The company works closely with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, comprised of 29 valley cities and administers the Energy Wise Partnership, an agreement between the COG and Edison to reduce the cities’ energy consumption.
Early this month, a number of Willdan projects with San Gabriel cities were awarded by Edison, noted Rosie Kang, a Willdan program manager. In 2010, Willdan projects with COG cities totaled more than 870,000 kilowatt-hours in energy savings.
Projects with the cities of South Pasadena, West Covina, Pomona and San Gabriel all were honored for their efforts to reduce energy consumption.
Kang said the company is already gearing up for 2011.
“We are meeting with all 29 cities to reintroduce the partnership and see what other opportunities are available,” she said.
101 East Huntington Drive, Suite 110
Monrovia, California 91016
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2401 East Katella Avenue, Suite 300
Anaheim, California 92806
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Skype for iPhone with Video calling now available at iTunes for free download.
Version 3.0 Skype Software is now available. Released 12/29
Anyone else out there using the UStream iPhone app?
I am using version 2.0 of the app.
I have been using it for a couple years and have found it to work pretty well. One of the issues I have is that for some reason even if I have a good wifi connection and record a video to the phone locally it doesn’t seem to want to upload. It sits in my videos uploading, or waiting.
The other issue is that it doesn’t allow me to record in portrait mode for some reason, I have searched for the orientation setting and there doesn’t appear to be any.
As a tip, you get a much better quality video if you record to the local phone and then upload. If you are experiencing troubles like me with uploading the videos, then you can always use the built in camera and record to the phone and then upload the video to YouTube, which works flawlessly most of the time.
Anyone see anything that you can change?
Elizabeth Espinoza from KTLA
Would love to interview Oprah on her show.
Oprah has been doing a daily show for 25 years!
The Oprah Winfrey Network(OWN) candidates for their own show.
Finalists the 10, airs today at 3pm today.
Ten contestants with determination, passion and drive were plucked from obscurity from thousands of auditions to compete to get their own TV show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Hosts Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley guide the hopefuls through intense challenges designed to see if they have what it takes to have their own show. Each episode the contestants will be mentored by A-list hosts. Dr. Phil, Suze Orman, Gayle King and more will make appearances on the series, bestow knowledge to the contestants and judge the episode. Challenges will range from booking interviews and researching story ideas, to successfully completing a pilot presentation. The winner will receive – their very own show! The series is executive produced by the legendary Mark Burnett.
OprahWinfreyNet: You saw their audition tapes. You helped vote them in. Get ready to cheer on the finalists on Your OWN Show, premiering Fri, 1/7/11 at 9/8c.
WN is now on YouTube! Check out our new page and become a subscriber to get all the latest videos from our new shows! https://bit.ly/hQmz5J
Apparently there is research showing a connection between index finger length and the risk of prostate cancer. This is interesting. The finger length is determined at birth.
If you are like me you heed the warnings to keep updated with the latest versions of WordPress. Yesterday, WordPress released an update to the popular blogging platform.
3.0.4 was released and is highly recommended that you install. It is rated as a critical update.
Also there’s an update to Exploit scanner.
3.0.4 Important Security Update
Posted December 29, 2010 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Releases,Security.
Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your dashboard or for download here, is a very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. I would rate this release as “critical.”
I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.
If you are a security researcher, we’d appreciate you taking a look over this changeset as well to review our update. We’ve given it a lot of thought and review but since this is so core we want as many brains on it as possible. Thanks to Mauro Gentile and Jon Cave (duck_) who discovered and alerted us to these XSS vulnerabilities first.
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Alhambra, CA 91803
Toll free number: 1-877-576-9985 *for USA only.
Tel Number: 626-576-9900
Fax number: 626-576-9906
Email: [email protected]
Office hour 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday, Pacific time.
***Apexlamps is closed for the following 7 holidays “New year day, Memorial day, Independence day, Labor day, Thanksgiving day-2 days, Christmas day”
ApexLamps is one of the fastest growing online retail stores. We focus on sourcing quality products and providing products with the best value to our customers. Our product coverage in projector lamps is wide enough to support over 5,000 DLP/LCD and Rear Projection TV projectors models. Besides the products, we are committed to providing the best service to our customers, ensuring that they have a good shopping experience with us. ApexLamps enables you to buy full replacement lamp kits without the sacrifice of quality. Recognizing the need for high-quality distribution in North America of replacement lamps for multi-media projectors and rear projection televisions, we at ApexLamps improved the typical internet store by combining the lowest prices with high quality service and providing the best product information with safe and convenient ordering.
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One of the questions we have… is will there be a stealth flyover on Jan 1, 2011?
So far as we can tell, yes. But we are still looking for confirmation.
Security will be extra tight within one block of the entire parade route, due to increased alert due to possible terrorist attacks. All vehicles within a one block distance of the Colorado – Sierra Madre parade route will be inspected.
Expect increased security around all Parade related events.
The 122nd Rose Parade® presented by Honda
- January 1, 2011
- 8:00am (PST)
- Pasadena, CA, USA
- No charge for curbside viewing in designated areas.
- Grandstand tickets available through Sharp Seating www.sharpseating.com
- Please visit our Tickets page for more information
- Please visit The Parade section for more information
The 122nd Rose Parade themed Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories, will take place on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.
The information in this website is provided as a guide and is based on data known at the time of distribution. All dates, times and prices are subject to change and you are encouraged to call the toll free Visitor Hotline, (877) 793-9911; the Visitors’ Information line, (626) 449-ROSE; or contact the Tournament of Roses office, (626) 449-4100.
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- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to presenting an internationally recognized New Year’s celebration. Organizational goals include:
– To provide the best possible Parade
– To present the best possible intercollegiate post-season football game.
– To maintain the integrity of the Tournament of Roses tradition as a non-profit volunteer organization.
– To maximize income without compromising the non-commercial nature and integrity of the Parade and the Association.
– To promote the city of Pasadena, the community and its culture through Tournament of Roses events.
- Company Overview:
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game® presented by Citi. The 121st Rose Parade themed 2010: A Cut Above the Rest will take place Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 96th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top teams in the country.
On January 7, the Tournament of Roses will also host the No. 1 and No. 2 BCS-ranked teams in the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game. The Game will kick off at 5 p.m. (PST) from the historic Rose Bowl Stadium. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.
(read less)The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game® presented by Citi. The 121st Rose Parade themed 2010: A Cut Above the Rest will take place Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 96th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top teams… (read more)
- Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, and 2010 CITI BCS National Championship Game.
Tournament of Roses Official Tour – https://www.tournamentofroses.com/events/tour.asp
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Trader Joes is carrying the SideJob 2007 Cab at $9.99. This is pretty good wine, but not nearly as good as the Tribunal.
We have seen this wine sell for $18 to $23, where Trader Joes has it for $9.99.
Living the dream..
To me SideJob Cellars was just a name that described my answer to the creative itch (and maybe a little mid life crisis) that needed to be scratched. After all, I already sold my Corvette to make sure I was committed to the project (to my wife’s joy) and was well on my way producing a great Dry Creek Zinfandel with my C5 label.
My SideJob Cellars label is produced from wine purchased from small wineries then blended to meet the quality and value standards my company represents.
Purchasing “bulk” wine from small producers allows me to make wines that are hand crafted without the overhead of owning a winery. The end results are high guality wines at affordable prices (which we can all use these days).
Produced from grapes grown in Sonoma County’s top appellations, this Cabernet Sauvignon expresses Sonoma County’s diverse soils and climates with velvety, complex layers of Cassis blackberry, black cherries and toasted oak.
Hope you like it, I think it’s pretty awsome!
Cases Produced: 900
Composition: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot,2% Malbec
Appellation: Sonoma County
Aged: 16 month , 40% new
Release Date: May, 2008
Agebility: Up to 10 years
2007 SideJob Cellars Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
After 25 years in corporate wine culture, SideJob Cellars founder Jeff Lubin launched his own brand of wines. Finally giving up his “Real Job” he now focuses his attention on this project and produces some pretty delicious wines. The cabernet is sourced predominately from the Dry Creek Valley and spends 16 months in French oak, 40% of which is new. The wine has suave notes of ripe black fruit, currants and mocha. This is pretty rich and tasty stuff.
Sorry we don’t have a winery or tasting room yet! If you would like to get in touch with us all our information is below.
3 Shari Court
Novato, CA 94947
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Update 1-12-11: Officials with Caltrans have released an update on the damaged 330, the good news is that it is going to reopen sooner than the last update of two years. The last update is that the road will be reopened on 1/2012. Of course if weather does not cooperate all bets are off.
Update 1-6-11: Caltrans is reporting that the Highway 330 to Big Bear may not be open for as long as 2 years. This is based on visible chunks of the road that gave way making the road impassable to any vehicles. Officials, engineers and inspectors have been walking the highway and drilling holes to check for the stability of the road. So far this is the best estimate they can provide is that it could be closed for 2 years!!
Giant chunks of road gave way!
And… still parts of the road is giving way.
So this is a developing story.
The road to Big Bear Highway 330 is closed, due to the collapse the rain washed out of the main road.
Highway 18 and 38 are the only other options, and 18 appears to have had some damage that is preventing traffic.
It could take several weeks for Highway 330 to re-open.
“State Route 330 will remain closed possibly through the winter due to damage sustained during recent storm events,” said Caltrans spokeswoman Shelli Lombardo.
Officials are rerouting motorists traveling to Big Bear onto State Route 38 through Redlands. Highway 18 was also closed to traffic but may reopen sooner because damage was not as severe as officials initially thought, Lombardo said.
This is the latest:
SR 330 [IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED FROM HIGHLAND AVE /IN SAN BERNARDINO/ TO 2 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF SR 18 (SAN BERNARDINO CO) - DUE TO STORM DAMAGE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
Update: Highway 18 is in fact OPEN!
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Are you planning on ringing in the new year while drinking? Probably not a good idea to drink too much and then drive. AAA will tow your car 7 miles at no charge, on New Years Eve/New Years Day.
If you are like me you have experienced the many layers at AT&T in trying to get someone to hear your complaints or getting help.
After much complaining online and over the phone, I received a call from AT&T office of the president for my most recent landline issue. Gary the rep I spoke to was very knowledgeable and provided me with the number I could use if I was to ever have troubles with my line and could not resolve.
Thanks Gary. (800) 791-6661
This led me to ask if the same type of group exists for the AT&T wireless AT&T mobility group, and apparently there is. They can be reached at (800) 498-1912. I will be calling them to see how they can help with my ongoing wireless issues in the Pasadena/Glendale/Burbank areas. Pasadena has long been a problem with dropped calls and no service, even after there was a new tower that was supposed to go up in October 2010. This made no difference.
Updated: Contact AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson
Update: The phone number provided as a direct number to his secretary (210-351-5401) is no longer in service. However, the alternate phone number to headquarters is correct. You no longer press 3 though. You press “6” to get to the executive offices, then it’ll give you options to enter based on whether you’re calling about phone, wireless, television, etc.
Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO
[email protected] (direct)
phone: 210-351-5401 (direct to his secretary – no longer in server, looking for a replacement), AT&T must have disconnected this line.
alternate phone: 210-821-4105
(headquarters, press 6 for executive offices, options for service you are calling about. Ask for Mr. Stephenson’s office and see if anyone can help)
175 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78205
Taken from another posting online regarding the Office of the President from AT&T Wireless/Mobility
As I posted a earlier this month and you may have read about my experience with the 2003 Honda Accord V6 transmission issues.
The latest on this is that the car is still at the dealer and the transmission is on major back order, estimates are it could take a month for the dealer to receive the transmission. Why is there such a back order? We could speculate that Honda is experiencing a run due to increased failure in the transmissions. We are seeing many more complaints being reported on the NHSTA site where if you are experiencing any problem with your vehicle you can search and post.
So what should Honda do about this situation?
Should Honda issue and expand the recall for previous year Honda Accords?
Obviously, we are seeing the problem with these transmissions as they are even difficult for the dealer to order.
Meanwhile my 2003 Honda Accord sits at the Honda dealer, and I have no car. I could take it and drive it until the transmission really fails, but then I would be setting myself up for what could be a very dangerous situation.
I request that Honda provide me with a loaner car while my car is fixed.