Monthly Archives: January 2011
Jan 28 2011
DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM: Scott McGregor, Broadcom CEO & President, in conversation with Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, The Financial Times
 
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Scott McGregor, Broadcom CEO & President, in conversation with Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, The Financial Times

Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 7:45 AM (PT)

Pasadena, CA

DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM in Pasadena

Scott McGregor, President & CEO, Broadcom

in conversation with Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, The Financial Times

Powering the Connected Era


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Breakfast: 7:45-8:30am

Forum: 8:30-9:30am

Crawford Family Forum at KPCC

474 South Raymond Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91105


SCOTT McGREGOR is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom. In this role, he is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company, business development and day-to-day operations.

He joined Broadcom in January 2005 after serving since September 2001 as President and CEO of the Philips Semiconductors division of the Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics. Before joining Philips, from 1990 to 1998 Mr. McGregor served in various senior management positions, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager, at Santa Cruz Operation Inc. (SCO), a provider of network computing solutions. From 1985 to 1990 he served in senior positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of HP) where he led the UNIX workstation software group and was one of the architects of the X Window System. Prior to joining Digital Equipment Corporation, he worked at Microsoft, where he was the Director of the Interactive Systems Group and the architect and development team leader of the original version of Microsoft Windows®. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. McGregor spent over six years in various positions at the Xerox Corporation’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he was involved in designing software for the first personal computers employing graphical user interfaces.

Mr. McGregor received a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Stanford University.

RICHARD WATERS is the West Coast Editor for the Financial Times. He appears regularly on the BBC, CNBC, MSNBC, CNNfn and NPR. Waters recently interviewed Robert Reich for the Drucker Business Forum. See the video.

The Drucker Business Forum is produced by The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. The series is co-presented by KPCC.

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Jan 28 2011
Food Truck Festival January 29th, 2011, Santa Anita Park – Discount Code
 

Update:

There’s two discount codes for the Food Truck Festival at Santa Anita Park:
FBFAN or MVP or  YELP these will save you $2 off the $12 ticket price which includes program, parking, and entrance to the park, inner field.

Food Truck Festival Santa Anita Park Jan 29, 2011

Buy your tickets now! What you get: Parking ($4), Program ($2.25), Admission to Park ($5), Admission to Food Truck Festival ($5), Total $16.25. All for only $10 if you enter the promo code FBFAN

Saturday, January 29 from 11:00am – 4:30pm on the Santa Anita Park Infield

Featuring over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks plus a Wine Tent and Gastropub! Dine and drink with the most popular food trucks in the county while the excitement of Thoroughbred racing encircles you, literally! Experience the magnificent beauty of historic Santa Anita Park. Thrilling races every half-hour and handicapping experts to help you to go home a winner. Live music and a great “Pony Park” with activities for the kids. Don’t miss this unique event! Plus a special performance by The Spazmatics!

Food Trucks Participating

  • Border Grill
  • Grilled Cheese Truck
  • South Philly Experience
  • Baby’s Badass Burgers
  • Canter’s Truck
  • Nana Queens
  • Dosa
  • Chef Brian’s Comfort Truck
  • Dogtown Dogs
  • Knockout Tacos
  • Yatta Truck
  • Dante Fried Chicken
  • No Reservations
  • Don Chow Tacos
  • The Sweets Truck
  • Chunkn’ Chip
  • Crepen’ Around
  • Barbies Q
  • Lobsta Truck
  • Ragin Cajun
  • Fresh Fries LA
  • Lardon Truck
  • NaanStop
  • TapaBoy LA

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Food Truck Festival
Click for details

Food Truck Festival at Santa Anita
Sat. Jan 29, 2011 at 11:30am – 4:00pm
Santa Anita Park Infield
285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007 View Map

***As an incentive to purchase the $12.00 ticket online, all
tickets reserved by noon on January 27th will include FREE
parking. Just show the parking pass included with your printable ticket to the parking staff.
There’s two discount codes for the Food Truck Festival at Santa Anita Park:
FBFAN
MVP

and YELP
both of these will save you $2 off the $12 ticket price which includes program, parking, and entrance to the park, inner field.


Dine and drink with the most popular food trucks in the county while the excitement of the thoroughbred racing encircles you, literally! Experience the magnificent beauty of historic Santa Anita Park. Thrilling races every half-hour and handicapping experts to help you to go home a winner. Live music and a great “Pony Park” with activities for the kids. Don’t miss this unique event!

Santa Anita Food Truck Festival

Friday, January 29, 2011
11:30am to 4:00pm
Ticket Price: $12.00

Location Address:
Santa Anita Park infield
285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

16 Gourmet Food Trucks plus Wine Tent and Gastropub and Special Performance by The Spazmatics
For More Info, Call (800) 574-6401

Scheduled to participate: Border Grill, Grilled Cheese, South Philly Experience, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Canters, Nana Queens, Dosa, Brian’s Comfort Truck, Dogtown Dogs, Knockout Tacos, Yatta, Dante Fried Chicken, No Reservations, Takosher, Don Chow Tacos, The Sweets Truck, Chunkn’ Chips, Barbies Q, Lobsta Truck, Ragin Cajun, Fresh Fries LA, and Lardon.

The truck will make its debut at a food truck fest taking place on January 29th at Santa Anita Park, joined by Dave Danhi’s Grilled Cheese Truck and Nana Queen’s (not Naan-a Queen’s), among others. And the puns don’t stop, as currently, a Twitter feed announces the truck’s search for “naanbelievers” to work for them via Craiglist.

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Jan 28 2011
Where Does Your Orange Juice Come From?
 

Last night I purchased a carton of orange juice from Ralphs.

I had a coupon for buy one get one free.

The salmon was from China, which was pretty shocking. Now I looked at the Orange Juice from Minute Maid, and read the ingredients, and the juice is made from concentrates from USA, Brazil and Costa Rica.   Are the orange trees in Brazil and Costa Rica?

I encourage everyone to buy local and make sure that your products are locally grown.   Orange trees are part of the landscape of southern california, a hundred years ago you could see picture of acres and acres of orange tree groves.

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Jan 28 2011
Wild Caught Salmon from China at Ralphs
 

If you are in the Los Angeles area you may have noticed that the local Ralph’s stores have wild caught salmon on sale for a very very low price $3.98/lb. How is this possible? I bought a package and looked closer at the packaging, and it was from China! Yes, Ralph’s is selling fish from China.

It should be made clear that this product is from China. You have to really strain to see the country of origin.

https://chowhound.chow.com/topics/562540

It’s a global market, but would you buy fish caught in China.

Was it really caught it China? Pacific Ocean?

AquaStar is packaging and selling the seafood product.

AquaStar
Consumer Contacts:
If you have a comment or question about Aqua Star products e-mail feedback@aquastar.com. You can also call 800.232.6280 or send correspondence to:
Customer Service
Aqua Star
2025 1st Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121

My seafood was bad, how can I get a replacement?

Aqua Star guarantees 100% satisfaction with our products.  Please forward the following information and we will begin processing a claim to issue you a refund check.
•    Your full name
•    Your mailing address
•    Package Net Wt
•    UPC code
•    Any printed code on the package
•    Purchase price
•    Quantity purchased
•    Purchase location (store name)
•    Copy of receipt for purchase or UPC barcode cut from package (REQUIRED FOR REFUND, photographs are ok)
The receipt or barcode may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to:
Aqua Star
Attn: Consumer Affairs
Fax: (206) 956-1045
feedback@aquastar.com

Ralphs:

Customer Comments
• E-mail us by clicking into our Customer Comments form.
• Call us at:   (888) 437-3496
• Mail letters to:
Ralphs Grocery Company
PO Box 54143
Los Angeles, CA 90054

It turns out that the Wild Pacific Salmon is a product of China. The fish gets caught in the international waters of the North Pacific. Cut on board ship, it’s then transported to China for deboning, skin removal, portioning, then boxed, frozen and shipped. Talk about carbon footprint. All because of labor rates in China are significantly lower.

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Jan 28 2011
Amazon Record E-Book Sales
 

Amazon has reported that e-book sales have surpassed paper books.

This is the statement from Amazon:

Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle books than paperback books. Since the beginning of the year, for every 100 paperback books Amazon has sold, the company has sold 115 Kindle books. Additionally, during this same time period the company has sold three times as many Kindle books as hardcover books.

“This is across Amazon.com’s entire US book business and includes sales of books where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the numbers even higher.”

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Jan 28 2011
Sheen Hospitalized with Abdominal Pain
 

Charlie Sheen star of Two and a Half Men has been hospitalized.

He was apparently laughing very hard when the pain was too much pain and one of the people at his party called the paramedics.

Charlie Sheen Was Reportedly Partying with 5 Porn Stars Before Being Rushed to Hospital.

Sheen had suffered from a hernia in the past.

Show is on a hiatus. 2 million per episode of Two and Half Men

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Jan 27 2011
Voyage-Air FAQ
 
Voyage-Air FAQ #1
What about these new folding guitars?


The idea of a full-size acoustic guitar that folds for travel is radical. Here at Voyage-Air Guitar, we have perfected the design to create a full line of reliable, great sounding guitars. As you can imagine, we get phone and e-mail questions about the details of this new concept, and want to share some these questions and answers here:

Q: Do Voyage-Air guitars require special strings?D LeMay, Lake George, NY
A: No special strings are required, so you can easily buy replacements at any music store. For our acoustic guitars, “Light” (12) strings are recommended to achieve the full tone of the instrument, while making it still easy to play. Choose a quality brand of strings: our guitars are shipped with top-quality D’Addario strings.

Q: Do the strings tend to break? With all the folding and unfolding? D Lauren, Paris, France
A: Surprisingly, the strings do not tend to break. We have a test guitar, a VAD-2 Dreadnought that is played frequently. As a test, we have not replaced the strings in over two years (this is NOT recommended). This test guitar has never broken a string.

Q: How long has Voyage-Air Guitar been around?R Metzeler, Munich, Germany
A: We began shipping guitars through the retail channel over two years ago. Prior to that, we conducted extensive field-testing of prototypes and hand-made custom models for about three years – so probably five years is the best answer.

Q: What about the Voyage-Air folding hinge? Is it reliable?P Chapman, Sydney, Australia
A: The patented Voyage-Air folding hinge is the heart of our products, and is the end result of precision engineering and exhaustive testing. For all the guitars that we’ve shipped to customers, warranty claims related to the hinge can be counted on one hand.

Q: Does the Voyage-Air folding hinge affect the tone of the guitar?R Goowin, SLC, Utah
A: When in the playing position, the hinge and the neckstrap screw firmly lock the neck with the body of the guitar. There is no compromise in the sound of the guitar, for sustain, harmonics or string balance. The proof is in the professional musicians who use their Voyage-Air instruments as their ‘go to’ guitars – for jamming, practicing and more. Pros like Rusty Anderson (of the Paul McCartney Band), John Oates (of Hall and Oates), and dozens of others. These guitar superstars can afford anything – yet they choose to play Voyage-Air guitars. Even on stage. Click here for a list of pro musicians who endorse and use Voyage-Air guitars.

Q: Which Voyage-Air guitar is best for me?S Tanner, Miami, Florida
A: Buy the most expensive one! Um… just kidding. The Voyage-Air Guitar website has great information that can help you choose the guitar that’s right for you. Click here for more about how to choose a guitar that’s best for your needs.

Q: I need a pickup, so I can plug-in my guitar. Do you offer one?J Billings, Honolulu, HI
A: Not at this time, and for good reason: The wide spectrum of players who use Voyage-Air guitars have various needs and expectations from a pickup. For some players, only the best (and expensive) dual-source pickups will meet their needs. For others, an inexpensive pickup that ‘clips’ into the soundhole will produce fine results. All Voyage-Air acoustic guitars can be fitted with a wide range of pickups: saddle, under-bridge, soundhole and more. Click here for our website, where you can enter a request for more information related to your pickup needs.

Sincerely,

The Voyage-Air Guitar Team

101 E. Vineyard Ave.

Suite 209

Livermore, CA 94550

www.voyageairguitar.com

More info? Call toll free: 800-371-6478

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Jan 27 2011
Wines to Try – Molly Dooker
 

Molly Dooker
Shiraz
My Two Left Feet
Blue Eyed Boy

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Jan 27 2011
Food Truck Festival: TruckItFest Grand Opening Food Music Art March 6th 2011 @truckitfest
 

Update:
Lower admission – $5
New hours: 11am-5pm (VIP 10am, so get in one hour early for $45 includes $10 voucher). Good deal if you add it all up.

View the TruckItFest flyer

Announcing the Grand Opening of the Truckit Fest at Union Station.

This landmark location will be the new home to a monthly event featuring over 35 of LA’s best Food Trucks, 200 local designers and artisans, Live Bands, DJ’s and much more. Where: Union Station downtown Los Angeles.
When: Sunday March 6th, 2011 3pm -10pm.

VIP Lounge
Enjoy such amenities as

  • Table Service
  • No Food Truck Lines
  • Valet Parking
  • Limited Open Bar
  • Gift Bag
  • Enter 1 hour early
  • Cost – $45 which includes $10 food voucher

Leave the car at home
Do the Green thing and ride the train to the Truckit Fest. $1 off general admission when you turn in your metro receipt at the ticket booth.

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Truckit Fest
PO Box 400
South Pasadena California 91031
United States

More contact info:
Phillip Dane
phillip@truckitfest.com
866.966.9495 x 2

Shelly Famighetti-Dane
Music Coordinator
shelly@truckitfest.com
866.966.9495 x 3

Brandon Ferrin
brandon@truckitfest.com
866.966.9495 x 5

Address:
PO Box 400
South Pasadena, CA 91031 USA
E-mail:
info@truckitfest.com
Telephone:
866.966.9495
Fax:
323.417.4830
https://www.truckitfest.com

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Jan 27 2011
Monitor your credit status
 

Everything revolves around credit these days and it’s hard not to ignore changes in your credit especially if you’re dealing with credit fraud or account changes. Fortunately there’s NationalCreditReport.com to help you in monitoring the status of your credit. The package also includes monitoring your credit score and giving you a comprehensive credit report. This makes it easier for you without enrolling in any credit monitoring program. NationalCreditReport.com helps you in monitoring changes in your credit by sending you email alerts within a 24 hour period. This specific email alert will let you know on the overall status of your account and gives you knowledge about fraudulent activities happening. Maintaining a credit score above a specific margin is crucial in your everyday living. Fraudulent activities can bring down your credit score and the best way to prevent this is by credit monitoring through NationalCreditReport.com. A first line of defense in preventing serious credit inaccuracies and identity theft. Last but not the least NationalCreditReport.com is competitive enough to give other credit reporting companies a run for their money as they offer great prices along with great package offers. The next time you want to be in the loop about your credit standing inquire about the NationalCreditReport.com’s method of giving you what you want.

Monitor your credit status today

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