Monthly Archives: June 2011
Jun 28 2011
Google+ Plus – The Facebook Challenger? Google+ Invite Link

Google+ Plus – The Facebook Challenger?

Does Google have what it takes to eat away at Facebook and take away the hundreds of millions of users who are on Facebook?

What is Facebook missing? Can Google seize the opportunity of social platforms? who will emerge as the leader in the space?

We have more questions than answers right now…. as the Google+ platform is only available in limited release and no date has been set for roll out. You can only get an invite from employees who apparently have 10 invites to distribute.

Are you looking for the best ways to get an invite?

Try this link

Google+ is in limited Field Trial
Right now, we’re testing with a small number of people, but it won’t be long before the Google+ project is ready for everyone. Leave us your email address and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when we’re ready to invite more people.
Keep Me Posted
Already invited? We’ve temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon.
Jun 28 2011
The Voice Finale – Your Vote Determines The Winner! @nbcthevoice

The Voice Finale – Your Vote Determines The Winner! @nbcthevoice

It is all coming down to your votes America.
Three females and one male singer are performing a new original song that nobody has every heard before.

Dia Frampton (Team Blake)
Javier Colon (Team Adam)
Beverly McClellan (Team Xtina)
Vicci Martinez (Team Cee Lo)

The will be performing a duet as well.

Top 8 Artists will be going on tour, starting in LA.
Sponsored by SPRINT.

Tickets Available Now
July 27 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
July 30 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 2 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
August 4 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
August 5 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
August 6 New York, NY Beacon Amphitheatre

Jun 28 2011
Twittamentary NYC Beta Screening Jun 30th

We are excited to present a special beta screening of Twittamentary in partnership with our venue sponsor, Wix Lounge, and our media sponsor MusicDish*China. This screening is part of the final round of beta screenings in Asia, Europe and the USA before a premiere later in the year.
Come shape the final version of this ground breaking documentary about Twitter by sharing your comments and feedback.
Twittamentary looks at how live…s connect and intersect within the Twitter community as the real-time web accelerates serendipity. A year ago, Director Tan Siok Siok set out on a whirlwind road trip across America to discover and document the effects of the social media phenomenon, Twitter. She interviewed a wide range of Twitter’ers, from a travel journalist turned “twilebrity” to a homeless woman who uses twitter from the public library, from a stock trader and a prostitute who uses twitter as her personal GPS.

Filmmaker Tan Siok Siok @sioksiok will attend the screening and share her insights on the making of the film.
This event is free to attend, but you must pre-register.

Jun 28 2011
The Wingman 2009 Shiraz Viognier Blend at Trader Joes only $5.99

The Wingman 2009 Shiraz Viognier Blend at Trader Joes only $5.99, was previously $6.99.

The County Fair

90% shiraz, 10% viognier

California 2009

Bumper cars, giant elephants, and cotton candy, these are the glorious sights and sounds of the County Fair.

Our curiously rich and spicy blend gets its dar color and robust crushed raspberry and Bing cherry characteristics from the Shiraz while the Viognier ads a subtle armatic tropical fruit flavor. Enjoy with BBQ, pizza, and pasta in a spicy tomato sauce.

14.3% Alcohol

Sebastopol, California


County Fair Wines

NOTE: We are on a quest to discover some of the finest wines under $10. there are many out there that will surprise you. Then again, your expectations need to be adjusted. Most people are happy paying $10 for a decent bottle of wine.


Jun 28 2011
TePe Mini Flosser – The Best Flosser on The Market

The Tepe Mini Flosser – Made in Sweeden has to be one of the best flossers on the market.

Cleaning between teeth is essential to your daily oral hygiene routine.

Flossing removes food trapped between the teeth and removes bacteria before it has a chance to harden into plaque.

The toothbrush reaches the front, back and biting surface, however cannot reach in between teeth.

With a unique bite plane.

I discovered the TePe at the Natural Products Expo West this past year. My review of this product is that the TePe far exceeds the quality and design of any of the other mini flosser type products on the market.  I highly recommend you try it and see for yourself.

The floss is high quality and does not break as easily as most of the other products on the market. The plastic frame is sturdy yet comfortable to put into your mouth.

For more info visit their website


Jun 28 2011
Panasonic debuts Turn-key Video Production Studio for under $20,000!

Turn-key video
production studio
for under $20, 000.

Panasonic's new HDTV PRODUCER

Researching, specifying, purchasing, and setting up professional video equipment to begin producing high-quality, high-definition content can be difficult and time-consuming.
Panasonic takes the worry out of the procurement and setup process with its new HDTV Producer (model HDTVP-2), an affordable, all-inclusive HD/SD video production system. HDTV Producer takes the hassle out of deploying a full-featured video production system, and is perfect for churches, schools, colleges, community media centers, cable access channels, training centers, or any facility looking for an affordable, easy-to-use, all-in-one system.
HDTV Producer’s main components include:

AG-HMC80 AVCCAM HD/SD professional camcorders for video capture (two cameras)

AG-HMX100 HD/SD AV Mixer with MultiViewer for video and audio mixing with digital effects

AG-HMR10 compact AVCCAM Recorder to record up to 4 hours of HD on a single SD card

42″ TH-42LF20 Professional LCD Monitor with 1080p resolution

Plus – Tripods, Intercom, Headsets, Microphone, SD Cards, and all the audio and video accessories and cabling you’ll need to begin producing HD content—right out of the box

An illustrated Set-up Guide that makes it simple for non-technical personnel to go from box to “air” in quickly

Panasonic’s HDTV Producer is the complete, easy-to-setup, easy-to-operate video production studio you’ve been waiting for. And all for under $20,000!

If you have a question, please e-mail us at [email protected]


Jun 28 2011
Tuesday Dinners at Hm157

Vegan, whole food, organic and local where possible, every Tuesday at HM157 in Lincoln Heights. $10 with RSVP.

Join us for a community dinner! We feed 20-25 people with a five-course menu every week. Our guests are urban homesteaders, artists, musicians, food justice activists and local time bankers.

Every Tuesday at 7:30PM
$10 with RSVP
RSVP on Monday nights

A collaborative project of HM157, Arroyo Time Bank and Echo Park Time Bank. Partners include Winnetka Farms, Pure Vegan Cookbook, Altadena Urban Farmers Market, Shear Rock Farms, Wooley Pockets, Farmlab and David Kiang Photography.

Volunteers $5. Please contact Megan Hobza for more information about becoming a volunteer.


Jun 27 2011
Impermium Corporation

Impermium Corporation
395 Page Mill Road
Third Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Jun 27 2011
SSE Events presents… “The Music Industry Artist Showcase” – Pasadena

SSE Events presents…
“The Music Industry Artist Showcase” –
(Interscope Records & Atlantic Records) –


SSE Events presents “The Music Industry Artist Showcase”. Founder and CEO of SSE Events has worked with many industry giants such as Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri, Tricky Stewart, Harvey Mason Jr., Hiriam Hicks, Shakesphere, and Emmanuel Officer. This All-star cast have played intricate roles in the success of Usher, Rick Ross, Beyonce, The Dream, T.I., Rhianna, Fabolous, Bow Wow, Ciara, Bobby Valentino, and Mario to name a few. Diahje is now using his talents and gifts to create a format where upcoming artist can showcase thier talents and gifts in front of music industry professionals. Past shows have included reps from Interscope Records, Def Jam Records, Aftermath Records, Akon’s Konvict Muzik, Warner Bros Records, Atlantic Records, T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Records, Jive Records, J Records and Universal Music Group.

For more information, visit the website for SSE Events Music Industry Showcase – (Interscope Records & Atlantic Records).

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Jun 27 2011
@thehuntington – Ranch Lecture: Growing Microgreens at Home

This is a lecture not to be missed.

Ranch Lecture: Growing Microgreens at Home

Ranch Lecture: Growing Microgreens at HomeAug. 30 (Tuesday)

7:30 p.m.   Free

Enjoy the freshest, tastiest salad fixings and save money at the same time. Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms will share tips for propagating, growing, and harvesting a bounty of organic baby greens, whether your home garden is a half-acre of row crops, a cluster of patio containers, or an apartment window sill. Free. No reservations required. Friends’ Hall.


Jun 27 2011
Huge Fire in New Mexico Over 68 Square Miles on Fire – Los Alamos National Labs

Ariel views from Las Conchas wildfire
Here’s a webcam from the Pajarito Mountains:

This fire went from 0 to 50, 000 acres in under 24 hours!!! think about it!
Los Alamos with over 11, 000 employees in number. It’s the biggest employer in northern New Mexico, generates a significant amount of gross receipts tax for the state, educates a lot of grad students and postdocs aside from doing its core research.
A huge facility with everything from nuclear physics to ice sheet and oceanographic research, space physics, seismology, geothermal energy research, solar…..mostly all you ever hear about in the media is the weapons part but there’s a lot more going on at Los Alamos Nuclear Labs.
Posted on the official site:
6/27/2011 15:25 – Los Alamos National Laboratory emergency officials have announced that the Lab will remain closed on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 because of risks presented by the Las Conchas wild fire and the staged, mandatory evacuation of the Los Alamos town site. A one-acre spot fire was reported in Water Canyon, within Technical Area 49, on the Lab’s southwestern boundary. Reports from the field say the fire has jumped to the north across New Mexico State Route 4. More details will follow as soon as they are available. The Lab is supporting Los Alamos County as it conducts a staged, mandatory evacuation of the town site. Los Alamos County residents should tune to 1610-AM for updated information. A Joint Information Center has been established at the Regional Development Corporation, 2209 Miguel Chavez Rd. in Santa Fe. Media should call 505-820-1226 for updates and monitor for official fire updates.
Jun 27 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers Bankrupt @dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Bankrupt:

Frank McCourt says Bud Selig forced the move.


The Dodgers announce they have filed for bankruptcy protection for the financial good of the team. If the court approves interim financing, owner Frank McCourt could meet Thursday’s payroll and remain in control of the Dodgers through bankruptcy proceedings.


Manny Ramirez is the Dodgers’ largest creditor, according to the bankruptcy filing. The Dodgers owe Ramirez $21 million, followed by Andruw Jones ($11 million), Hiroki Kuroda ($4.5 million), Rafael Furcal ($3.7 million) and the Chicago White Sox ($3.5 million, for Juan Pierre).

The list of creditors includes much of the current Dodgers roster, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully ($152,778), the city of Los Angeles ($240,563 in tax debt) and two players yet to play for the Dodgers (prospects Zach Lee at $3.4 million and Alexander Santana at $499,500).

Jun 27 2011
Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results – John Kobara, Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation @druckerbizforum

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Tom Tierney in conversation with John Kobara (Guests of the Drucker School of Management)

Join us for another DRUCKER BUSINESS FORUM in Pasadena

Tom Tierney
Chairman and Co-Founder, The Bridgespan Group Former Chief Executive, Bain & Co.

John Kobara
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer California Community Foundation

Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results

Tom Tierney, Chairman and Co-founder, The Bridgespan Group

in conversation with John Kobara, Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation

Tom Tierney, is chairman and co-founder the Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization designed to provide professional services to philanthropists, foundations and other nonprofits. In 2003, he led the development of Bridgestar, an initiative of the Bridgespan Group dedicated to enhancing and increasing leadership talent for the nonprofit sector. Prior to Bridgespan, he was Bain & Co Chief Executive. He joined Bain & Company in 1980 following graduation from Harvard Business School. He was promoted to partner after three years and from 1987 to 1992 served as the managing director of Bain’s San Francisco office. In 1992, he became Bain’s chief executive. During the 1990s, under his leadership, Bain & Company grew its revenues six-fold, while significantly expanding its international operations.

John Kobara is Chief Operating Officer of the California Community Foundation.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Breakfast: 7:45-8:30am

Forum: 8:30-9:30am (followed by book signing)

Tickets: $20, $35 (includes the book)

Crawford Family Forum at KPCC

474 South Raymond Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91105

In 1999 TOM TIERNEY, co-founded the Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization designed to provide professional services to philanthropists, foundations and other nonprofits. In 2003, he led the development of Bridgestar, an initiative of the Bridgespan Group dedicated to enhancing and increasing leadership talent for the nonprofit sector. Prior to Bridgespan, he was Bain & Co Chief Executive. He joined Bain & Company in 1980 following graduation from Harvard Business School. He was promoted to partner after three years and from 1987 to 1992 served as the managing director of Bain’s San Francisco office. In 1992, he became Bain’s chief executive. During the 1990s, under his leadership, Bain & Company grew its revenues six-fold, while significantly expanding its international operations.

A native of California, he received his BA in Economics from the University of California at Davis. He served as a field engineer for Bechtel International in North Africa before entering business school.

In Give Smart, Tierney pools his hands-on knowledge with philanthropy expert Joel L. Fleishman to create a much-needed primer for philanthropists and the nonprofit organizations.

Tierney frequently speaks and writes on a variety of topics related to nonprofit leadership and philanthropy. He lectures at Harvard Business School and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and chairs the Harvard Business School Initiative on Social Enterprise. He has contributed to numerous case studies and publications, including The Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He also contributed chapters to the Leader to Leader Institute’s Leader of the Future and Indiana University Press’s Taking Philanthropy Seriously and has been featured in articles on philanthropy in the New York Times and the Financial Times. He also co-authored a popular book about organization and strategy titled, Aligning the Stars, which was published in April 2002 by Harvard Business School Press. In 2009, Tom was named as one of the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50.

Tom is a director of eBay, Incorporated and also serves on a number of nonprofit boards and advisory groups, including National Board of The Nature Conservancy, The Hoover Institution, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

JOHN E. KOBARA is the chief operating officer responsible for all of the development, marketing, administrative, grant making, civic engagement and donor relations functions of the California Community Foundation. Prior to his appointment, he headed the foundation’s external and donor relations department.

Before joining CCF in April 2008, Kobara served on CCF’s board of directors from 2003-08. For the last 35 years, he has been leading and managing innovative nonprofit organizations, companies and technology startups. During this time he has been involved in advancing social justice by increasing access to educational opportunities in Los Angeles.

Kobara received the 2007 City of Angels award from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for his service on behalf of children and families. He was a Coro Fellow in Los Angeles and earned a bachelor’s from UCLA, a master’s in business administration from USC and a master’s from Occidental College.

– 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.



Jun 27 2011
Lot18 Gourmet Launches Today – Great Deals on Gourmet Foods @lot18

Lot18 Gourmet Launches Today – Great Deals on Gourmet Foods
It had been in the works for many months and now Lot18 has gone a step above in the wine world with complementing products for wine lovers. You can know order gourmet food products.

What better food products to go with that Summer concert on the lawn of your favorite venue, park, gardens.

Here’s some of the items you can start with today:

Introducing Lot18 Gourmet | Today, we're excited to introduce you to hand-picked gourmet foods direct from artisan producers at unmatched prices.
Kuma Coffee Guatemala & Papua New Guinea Duo | Family-run Kuma Coffee is taking the world by storm. Taste Kuma's two best coffees from Guatemala and Papua New Guinea - founder Mark Barany will be custom roasting them when you place your order! | View this offer | Shipping Included!

Tasting Set: Best of French Cheeses | Curated for the cheese enthusiast and connoisseur in mind, this tasting set showcases la crème de la crème of French cheeses. | View this offer

Creminelli Salami Grand Tasting Collection | Mmm...Truffles. Barolo. Porcini. Taste salami like you never have before from this tasting set from Italian salami master Cristiano Creminelli. Contains Tartufo, Wild Boar, Casalingo, Piccante, & Sopressata. | View this offer

Creminelli Fine Meats Trio | New to cured meats? Start here. One bite of this award-winning Italian salami will have you hooked. This set of universal palate-pleasers contains Sopressata, Piccante, Casalingo. | View this offer

Creminelli Fine Meats Duo with Hardwood Box | Know a salami fan? Gift them with the best salami they will ever have in a beautiful hardwood box. Contains Tartufo and Sopressata. | View this offer

BLOG | See what our wine curators are talking about today:
We’re Going Gourmet

Jun 27 2011
Huntington Library and Gardens San Marino Pictures @thehuntington

This past weekend I went to the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino.

Huntington Library and Gardens San Marino Pictures:

Here’s some pictures from the trip.

Jun 27 2011
ecarfest – “Bringing the Electric Car Experience to You” – Glendale – July 16, 2011

ecarfest – “Bringing the Electric Car Experience to You” – Glendale – July 16, 2011
Join the leading electric car makers, charging providers and Glendale Water & Power for the latest innovations and trends in the eCar Marketplace at the eCarFest at Cruise Night in Glendale.
Stop by the Glendale Water & Power booth.
Glendale Cruise Night
Brand Blvd.
(between Doran & Broadway)
July 16, 2011
5:30pm to 10:30pm

Jun 26 2011
Santa Barbara Restoration Oaks Blueberry Picking

Blueberries are the American Super Fruit
Pick Some this Independence Day Weekend
Enjoy the fireworks with a bowl of sweet
Santa Barbara  Blueberries in your lap!
From Friday, July 1 Through Monday, July 4

Mention this email to the blueberry attendant and get a full 40 oz bucket of blueberries for $12.00.  No restrictions on quantities- but you MUST mention this email! 


If you are active duty or retired military…
Show your military ID to the blueberry attendant over the Fourth of July Weekend and fill as many buckets as you can for $10 a bucket. 

Forward this email to every military family you know and invite them to the ranch.  We want to thank them in person.

Send Field Fresh Blueberries to Friends and Family!
Order field fresh blueberries to your doorstep online at  We pick, pack and deliver the same day- and you open the package 2 days later- anywhere in the continental US!  What a wonderfully unique gift to send to friends and family that will not be able to be with you over the holiday weekend!


Inquiries: [email protected]
On-line orders:
About the Ranch:
Phone: 805.686.5718

You Can Still Enter the Facebook Photo Contest!

We’ve extended the contest to include the 4th of July weekend!

We have some great photos already, so the competition is tough.  But give us your best!  Search “santa barbara blueberries” on Facebook and join the fun!  We will announce the winners the week of July 4th.
This photo has the most likes- so far!

Yes, we are real farmers, and this is really our farm. We enjoy taking care of the land, and we enjoy how the land takes care of us. We hope you do too. Contact us with questions or concerns, or just to let us know about your experience at the ranch or our products.

Register with us (see login form to the right) and receive emails about season openings and closings, specials and interesting facts about blueberries and the natural farming community.

Email: [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Farm Manager Phone: 805.693.9424
Blueberry Hut Phone: 805.686.5718

Santa Barbara Blueberries
1980 US Highway 101
Gaviota, CA 93117

Jun 26 2011
Lazesoft Recover My Password Professional Edition

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* Enables user accounts.
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* Easily reset password of any user, including administrator.
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Jun 26 2011
Fresh Almonds Organic Yemetz Family

Fresh Almonds Organic Yemetz Family

Today I visited the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market, one of the better small markets in the Los Angeles area.  It has a variety of vendors and food products as well as a good assortment of farmers and produce.

One of the newest additions to the Atwater Market is Almonds from Yemetz Family Orchards north of Fresno.

These almonds are very good.  Direct from the grower to you. Freshness is Assured!

They will not be there next week, but the following.

You can call them at (818) 823-7833, the husband and wife team live in Burbank and go to the orchard on a regular basis to harvest. The next harvest is in September 2011.

Yemetz is a local family farm, and they grow truly raw organic almonds that are naturally high in enzymes and nutrients. Because they are local, they taste fresher and have a richer almond flavor.



Jun 26 2011
Habit Burger, Burbank Experience

I’m posting this here on my blog as I don’t know for certain that Habit Burger will receive the comment I posted on their website. It doesn’t really have a good way for customers to submit feedback about their experience with their restaurant/dining experience.

I was at your Burbank, CA location last Wednesday. and was disappointed in the quality of the service and food.I went with a friend who raves about Habit, and even he was diappointed. 1. The bread/bun was hard, how did that happen?2. The burger was sloppy, not well put together.3. The fries, dried out and overcooked. While I understand the place was jammed, the quality as you always claim is supposed to be #1 along with service.What was the topped was that there was a homeless man, in front of the establishment and a manager or employee was trying to deal with it, making everyone in the patio area VERY uncomfortable. Why the police was not called is beyond me as it seemed the situation was escalating and the individual was pointing at customers. All in all this visit was very uneasy, and the main reason I bring it up is so that you know and take some type of corrective action here.  So that someone doesn’t say.. wow we didn’t know it was getting bad.If you need further details please feel free to email me.



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