Monthly Archives: August 2011
Aug 31 2011
20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Presented by: Pasadena – Foothills Association of Realtors

20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena

    If your restaurant would like to participate please download this form:

For information please contact Kerri Lewin: 818-790-6774           Tickets can be purchased from the PFAR office at (626) 795-2455 or simply BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE
The 20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena takes place on Tuesday, September 20th with more than 30 participating restaurants. Come discover the wide variety of delicious foods while strolling the sidewalks of Old Pasadena!

Purchase a ticket for $25, visit any participating restaurant, and sample a taste of their fare. Proceeds support local community-based charities.

Here is a list to date of participating restaurants:

1810 Argentinean Restaurant
21 Choices
All India Café
Bar Celona
Bella’s Gourmet Pizza
Beyond the Olive
Brothers’ Pies n’ Fries
Café Santorini
City Thai Restaurant
Crème de la Crepe
Crepe Studio
Equator Café
Green Street Tavern
Himalayan Café
Hot Wings Café
Ix-Tapa Cantina
Jake’s Café
Kings Row Gastropub
The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria
La Luna Negra
The Melting Pot
Mi Piace
Mignon Chocolate Boutique
Pita Jungle
Sugar Fix
Three Dog Bakery
Tibet Nepal House
Vertical Wine Bistro

$25 (all you can eat)
Participating restaurants in Old Pasadena
5:30 – 9:00pm
(626) 795-2455


20th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” Coming September 20th

An Adventure of Taste in the heart of downtown Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif, – The Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) proudly presents it’s 20th annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Sample your way through over 30 of Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants on a self-guided walking taste tour. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® at 1060 E. Green Street #100, Pasadena, CA 626-795-2455 or sold the day of the event in front of select restaurants.

Each participating restaurant will provide maps to guide you – or simply follow the signs conveniently placed in front establishments. “A Taste of Old Pasadena” is the perfect opportunity to experience many of the exciting new and well established restaurants in Old Pasadena in one evening.   From French culinary delights at Café Bizou, Indian dishes at All India Café, authentic Tibet cuisine at Himalayan Café and Tibet Nepal House, to Mediterranean fare at Café Santorini and local favorites Bar Celona, Vertical Wine Bistro and Green Street Tavern, “A Taste of Old Pasadena” is the best way to experience a myriad of cultural treasures from Old Pasadena’s award-winning restaurants. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to local charities and scholarships for local college bound students.

Completely run by volunteer REALTORS® and Affiliates, the PFAR Charitable Foundation hosts several fundraisers throughout the year which include Wine Tasting, Bingo Night, and PFAR’s Charity Golf Classic.

Aug 31 2011
Big Win! Justice Opposes AT&T Merger.

Amazing news!

Just moments ago the Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile.

In announcing the suit, the DoJ’s top antitrust enforcer said, “Any way you look at it, this deal is anti-competitive.” Free Press couldn’t agree more. And for once, policymakers put the law above politics and stood up to a powerful company.

This victory simply wouldn’t have happened without your efforts, calls and letters. The Department of Justice would not have acted without intense public pressure against this deal. And thanks to your support, we filed thousands of pages of research to tear down the mountain of AT&T propaganda and deflate the air of inevitability surrounding the merger in Washington.

The DoJ lawsuit is built on the arguments that you and I have been making since this disastrous deal was first announced: If you remove a competitor from an already concentrated market, the results are bad for industry, bad for consumers and bad for society. And they’re bad for jobs and the economy, too.

In today’s Washington, corporations too often dictate policy. But what’s good for AT&T isn’t good for the rest of us. With today’s decision, we see it’s possible to challenge the most powerful corporations and make policy that actually serves the public interest.

AT&T has already invested millions in this deal, and it’s going to play every card in the deck to try to win this suit and get this merger through.

With your help we will continue to oppose this disastrous deal, armed with the facts and the commitment of more than 500,000 activists like you.

We’ve turned Washington in the right direction on this merger, and now we’ve got to keep pushing until we have a media and communications system that serves our needs rather than the aims of a few giant corporations.

But for today, let’s celebrate!

Craig Aaron
President & CEO
Free Press

P.S. Victories like these only happen because of contributions from people like you. We don’t accept any money from businesses, government agencies or political parties. A gift of $20 will help us stand up to AT&T and anyone else who threatens the public interest.

P.S.S. For the latest developments on AT&T’s doomed deal, follow Free Press on Twitter and Facebook.

Aug 31 2011
Chicago Replacement Windows @ Dilworth Windows & Doors

If your window has broken or you are looking for a new one then you can approach Dilworth Windows & Doors Company. It is one of the most reputable companies, which can deliver performance window and door products and their installation process all across the western Chicago suburbs. Chicago Replacement Windows has many benefits like reducing of energy bills thus making your home energy efficient.

Since last 15 years, Dilworth Windows & Doors has been delivering the finest quality products of windows and doors. The company’s showroom is at 223 North Class Avenue in Westmount Illinois. Their exotic windows and doors are classified into Replacement Windows, Entry and Exterior Doors, Sliding and Patio Doors.The company is now having partnership with Sunrise Windows for Restorations. This makes Dilworth Windows & Doors a name to reconsider. To assist you with the selection process, the company has on their website many kinds of windows. You can click on the window style to have a look at the some of the options that are available to you. The company also provides you with different kinds and styles for your kitchen too. You can spice up the kitchen with the garden window instead of a slider style you are currently having. There are so many varieties and styles of doors and windows that you are sure to left amazed by the skills of their creator. For the customers’ convenience, they have the online form also to fill.

In case you are looking for the doors and windows, they are many things to consider. Just not only you can have windows and doors, you can also get some very useful tips to help you in making a decision. However, even after the decision has been made for the replacement of the windows and doors in home, there are many factors that can create an influence on your buying decision. The company commonly makes the clients explain about these three important factors like product, installation and service after sale. Chicago Replacement Windows already installed in the homes of Chicago are now adding to the grace and value of the home while focusing on many performance inadequacies of the old ones.

It is no doubt a fact that consumers should find the right product for their installation process and which can fit their budget very easily. They should also locate installation professionals who are capable to perform the task in a much better and economical way and the company provides these customers these very services to their satisfaction. The main purpose of consumer is to find quality replacement window on one hand and that could also fit into their budget on the other. Dilworth Windows & Doors provides many options that could fit their budget needs and also help them in savings wherever it is possible.

Among all the windows for the people of Chicago, choosing a Vinyl window is not about a style but also about the cost and the kind of product it is. This means a window model should provide better performance and additional features even if the cost is little more. Little more investment is the best bet when it comes to the quality. Once the window is bought, it is equally important to consider the installation process and the cost of installation. The consultants help the customers to decide for the both. For the convenience of the customers, they offer package prices to provide the units and also installing them. This is the most convenient way of planning. Chicago replacement windows besides providing new windows and doors provide homeowners number of solutions for troublesome windows so to solve your window or door problems, knock only at the doors of Dilworth Windows & Doors.

Aug 31 2011
Algae Sunscreen coming in five years

Algae Sunscreen coming in five years, take a pill and you could be protected from the sun rays, uv.

Aug 31 2011
Justice Dept Suing AT&T to Block Merger with T-Mobile – Developing Story

The Justice Dept. has filed suit to block AT&T from buying T-Mobile, and is calling a news conf. to discuss a “significant antitrust matter”

News conference:

The Justice Dept. has filed suit to block AT&T from buying T-Mobile, and is calling a news conf. to discuss a “significant antitrust matter”

Aug 31 2011
What Happens To A Person’s Facebook Page When They Die?

What Happens To A Person’s Facebook Page When They Die?

May have asked this question, many have probably seen that the account is still active and if someone has access to the account they can still post as if they are that person.

Is this legal according to Facbook terms and conditions?


Aug 31 2011
More HP TouchPads Coming, How to Get Your HP TouchPad

More HP TouchPads Coming, How to Get Yours
“One last run” TouchPad blog, US only apparently.
There is speculation as to why HP is going into production on the TouchPad, some believe it is all the components that HP committed to buying and that is sitting in the warehouse.
If only HP could in fact sell the TouchPad at $99, it would sell millions, but we know better that it costs approx, $300 to make one of these, and HP is taking a big hit, then again we don’t know if HP has used its clout to secure some very favorable pricing on components.

Here’s the HP blog:

Here’s the quote from the post with the main details, that you must follow the twitter accounts to know when the TouchPads will be available.

Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase.  See more information in the updated FAQs below.

Bryna (@BrynaatHP) and I (@MarkatHP) will update you here and on Twitter on the status of the new batch of systems. Please continue to share your thoughts and questions with us. Although we can’t respond to every one directly, we are sharing your feedback with teams inside HP.

Aug 31 2011
Yahoo! to Present at Citi Technology Conference

WHAT: Carol Bartz, CEO, will participate in a question and answer session
at the 2011 Citi Technology Conference.
WHEN: The session is scheduled to begin at 9:50am PT / 12:50pm ET on
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011.
HOW: The live webcast of the session will be available on the Yahoo!
Investor Relations Website at:

Aug 31 2011
AT&T T-Mobile Merger NO Job Loss and Bring Back 5000 Jobs Outsourced

AT&T T-Mobile Merger NO Job Loss and Bring Back 5000 Jobs Outsourced

The proposed merger will not result in job losses for existing U.S. wireless call center employees of T-Mobile and AT&T. After closing the proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, AT&T will bring back 5, 000 wireless call center jobs to the United States that today are outsourced to other countries. This would be the largest return of jobs by any U.S. company since 2008.

– This type of headline is great, and a great PR move.
#1 – call center workers in other countries are almost impossible to understand and difficult to hear, so yes, AT&T needs to bring those jobs back, that should be a given.
#2 – 5,000 jobs brought back, these are low paying jobs, unskilled jobs, what does that mean for the thousands that have ben laid off in the past decade as AT&T acquired companies and closed many offices, slash and dash.
#3 – how about AT&T make some simple ads, that focuses on improved service, consistently I will drop calls and have no service, in major metropolitan areas. What’s up with that AT&T, “think possible” to make a call?
#4 – now for some comments:
– Alex Cutadean The loser in this is the customer. AT&T consistently raises prices and limits features without improving the service that is offered. With less competition this is only going to get worse.
– Georgia Peach Does this mean when I press “1” for English I will actually get to speak with someone who understand the words that are coming out of my mouth and me be able to understand the word out of theirs? Cause for the longest I did the chat online with someone and even there the customer service people are misspelling words
– Gideon Alvin White
Now all they need to do is stop dropping calls, lower their prices, STOP mutilating their android phones (the atrix 4g could have been incredible but gayt&t really ringed the experience as well as motorola) and bring back unlimited.

If sprint can offer better service for less money, why can’t you km.

Why should I pay more for your service when sprint gives me better service, fewer dropped calls, clearer calls, unlimited data that never gets throttled, AND it’s cheaper?

– Gloria Padilla OMG Ur call centers have stories. Ppl start normal n end up on anti depression medication.

and the stories/comments continue, hundreds of postings.
The regulators should not allow the merger to happen, it is bad for consumers.

Read this as to which company has the best service from JD Powers:

Aug 30 2011
Ellis McCarthy: Monrovia High Class of 2012 – Junior Year

Ellis McCarthy from Monrovia, CA High School
Top 10 College Football Prospects

Ellis McCarthy: Monrovia High Class of 2012 – Junior Year


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