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Here’s more pictures than you probably wanted of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. Some really good ones.
Enjoy these pictures of the Doo Dah Parade 2011. Held in East Pasadena near San Gabriel and Colorado.
Attendance is free and open to the whole family! Arrive early to find a good place to sit. If you can’t make it, be sure to check out their live stream at their website!
Congratulations to the 2011 Queen Red Rosie and Grand Marshal Ron Stivers.
Preparations are happening now for the 2011 Doo Dah Parade held in Pasadena.
The parade starts at 11am and last about an hour or two, depending if there is any hiccup in the entries.
There’s no program, but the curbs and sidewalks of East Pasadena will be jammed with spectators looking to catch a glimpse of some special moments in Pasadena parade history.
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There are six in American Idol contestants in Season 10. Who will be in the top 5?
This is a huge milestone for the contestants where the top 6 becomes the top 5.
Last night was the Carole King night.
Each of the finalists performed their favorite Carole King song
James Durbin – safe
The 2011 Chili Cookoff and Classic Car Show!
May 1st, 2011 at Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks
10AM – 5PM ~ Janss Rd @ the 23 Freeway
Annual Chili cook off and Classic car show. Family fun activities as well as music,food and beverages. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society.
Enjoy some of the most fabulous cars in the world.Brought together by members of car clubs, collectors and celebs.
Cast your vote to Crown the all new “Miss Chili/Conejo Valley.
The all new VIP area will be air conditioned and will provide a comfortable environment to rest. This area is open to sponsors and VIP Ticketed guests.
Our stage will feature music from the Spare Parts Band. Lots of entertainment and fun will be scheduled throughout the day.
Location: Conejo Creek Park
Janss Rd at the 23 freeway Thousand Oaks
Gates open at 10AM and close at 5PM
Do you like hot chili?
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It’s fun, it’s festive and it’s only one day a year!
Join us for the 22nd anniversary of Museums of the Arroyo Day, where five museums located along the Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors free of charge from noon to 5 p.m. on May 15, 2011.
Each year, thousands of Angelinos have experienced the diverse mix of art, architecture and history of the Arroyo Seco area found in the five unique history-based museums that preserve and perpetuate early Los Angeles life.
The public can visit the MOTA museums during the day at no charge. This year’s MOTA Day theme is “Hats” and guests are encouraged to wear crazy, fashionable and sporty hats as they tour all five museums.
This year, MOTA Day is sponsored by YELP, the online review website that 45 million people visit monthly. If you’ve been to MOTA Day in the past, you can let others know about your experiences here.
As always, we expect great interest in MOTA Day, so visitors are advised to arrive early. We’ve added additional parking and you can easily use the Gold Line to get to MOTA Day, so click here for more information.
We look forward to seeing you.
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Houdini – Art of Magic Opens at Skirball Los Angeles @Skirball_LA
The excitement has been building for months as many Houdini fans and those who love magic have anticipated the opening of the Houdini – Art of Magic at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Today and every Thursday you can get in for FREE. Free Thursdays at Skirball and other cultural institutions around town, a great way to save some money and see some of the most amazing art and exhibits around.
Skirball Center is centrally located off the 405 between the 10 and 101.
I have two passes(each pass is good for two a $20 value) I will be giving away to those commenting below. Just leave a comment, perhaps something on your favorite magic trick. Who is your favorite magician?
The Houdini Exhibit at Skirball runs April 28 to September 3, 2011.
You can read more about the exhibit at the Skirball website:
Houdini: Art and Magic
April 28 through September 4, 2011
Masters of Illusion
April 28 through September 4, 2011
There are six current winners in American Idol Season 10?
Last night was the Carole King night.
each of the finalists performed their favorite Carole King song
I have ordered the performances in the order I believe best down.
James Durbin: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” – James has been “in it to win it”
Casey Abrams: “Hi-De-Ho That Old Sweet Roll”
Scotty McCreery: “You’ve Got a Friend”
Haley Reinhart: “Beautiful”
Lauren Alaina: “Where You Lead”
Jacob Lusk: “Oh No Not My Baby”
In the meantime The Voice on NBC appears to be going strong with a rebroadcast during Idol of their first episode where contestants start to perform and the judges are turned with their backs to the performers as soon as the hear something they like they turn around indicated they want to work with the performer, if more than one spins, they judges compete to see who can convince the performer to work with them.
Penny Marsh was behind Randy
In the meantime where’s Pia?
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The story is very confusing coming from Apple. On one hand they say they don’t track, on the other they are releasing an update in coming weeks. The database is built and it is available. One update away from making it available to someone who really wants it.
Some of you are wondering, well how do I get access to this data for my own personal use, is there an app I can use that tracks my movements?
You can do it:
How do you feel about it?
Does this change how you feel about owning and having geolocation services turned on?
So Apple is releasing a patch?
This from Dow Jones Newswire:
Apple Inc. (AAPL) defended the location information-gathering process it uses via the iPhone and unveiled a planned software update to scale back such practices.
The company and Google Inc. (GOOG) have faced increased scrutiny for their practices involving the collection and storage of smartphone users’ location information. Last week, researchers found that Apple’s iPhones store unencrypted databases containing location information that sometimes stretch back several months.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that iPhones, as well as smartphones operating on Google’s Android platform, regularly transmit their locations back to the respective companies.
Apple said Wednesday it is not tracking the location to iPhones, has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.
“Users are confused, partly because the creators of this new technology [including Apple] have not provided enough education about these issues to date,” the company said in a statement.
Apple said it maintains a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around users’ locations, a process that helps the phone calculate its location when such information is requested. The company downloads a subset, or cache, of the database on each phone. The cache is “protected but not encrypted,” and backed up on iTunes whenever users back up their iPhones, the company said.
Apple said it would release an iPhone software update in the next few weeks that reduces the size of the database cached on the phone, ceases backing up the cache and deletes the cache entirely when location services is turned off.
The statement came alongside announcements that the white iPhone 4 will be available Thursday, and that the second-generation iPad arrives in Japan, Hong Kong, and other new markets this week.
Google Inc. (GOOG) last week defended its information location-gathering practices. U.S. lawmakers have invited representatives of the companies to attend a hearing on privacy next month following the claims they regularly track users locations and store data.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 27, 2011 09:12 ET (13:12 GMT)
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Your search for delicious caramels is over once you have tried Le Bon Garcon caramels.
Le Bon Garcon was at the recent Artisanal LA Spring Show in Santa Monica Place.
Justin pictured with his helper at the Artisanal LA 2011 Spring Show.
There are three flavors of caramels, which keeps things simple, Macadamia Nut, Mango-Passionfruit, and Salted and they are all very very good.
Available as separately or as an assortment. Prices are $5 for 2oz, $10 for 4oz and $18 for 8oz.
An assortment of all of our caramels–Macadamia Nut, Mango-Passionfruit, and Salted.
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We hope you enjoy our caramels!
Justin’s passion for food started as a child, watching his Chinese-American mother in the kitchen preparing dinner. Justin grew up in Westlake Village, California, where there were no Chinese grocery stores. Out of necessity, Justin’s mother created dishes from ingredients that were available to her. His mother’s inventive style of cooking combined traditional Chinese food with American comfort food and gave Justin the creative instincts that make him a successful patissier.
Justin studied architecture at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design which provided him with the design skills and the attention to detail needed to be a successful pastry chef. Always feeling more at home in front of the oven than the drafting table, Justin found himself drawn to a career in the culinary arts. Justin took pastry classes for fun, and studied abroad in Paris. Inspired by the culinary work of Parisian greats such as Pierre Hermé and Gerard Mulot, Justin decided to take the leap as a pastry chef.