Monthly Archives: November 2011
Nov 28 2011
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass to Retire

Barney Frank to Retirement

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., will announce his retirement Monday at an afternoon press conference in Newton, Mass.

The 16-term Representative, who was part of the banking reform law that passed Congress last year.
Rumored to be ready for retirement last year.

Nov 27 2011
Occupy Los Angeles Protestors Being Vacated Today Hours Away @occupyla

Occupy Los Angeles Protestors Being Vacated Today Hours Away

The OccupyLA movement is about to take a turn, we don’t know the outcome of the vacating orders, and wether protestors will go without incident. With 55 days of the occupation of the lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, city officials want to re-claim the park space back and restore it back to what it was before the occupy movement took it over and the city did nothing to interfere. Now the city is about to interfere.
The Occupy movement will move but there is no confirmation on where it will be moving.

Nov 27 2011
Electric Vehicle EV Charging in Pasadena, CA, Leaf, Volt

Electric Vehicle EV Charging in Pasadena, CA, Leaf, Volt

Are you searching for charging stations in Pasadena, CA?
If you have a LEAF or Volt there are several locations.

You will be pleased to learn that there are at least four locations where you can charge. I have listed them in order of use and cost, first one is CalStart where you can charge for FREE. The only one in Pasadena that currently does not charge. Thank you CalStart.

1. CalStart
48 S. Chester Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

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At the CalSTART on Chester, you have to drive behind the building and will find two Blinks and two Clipper Creek chargers. As well as a paddle charger and 120v outlets.

It appears that they are get used, but that the Blink and Clipper Creeks at least on a Saturday night nobody was using them.

To use the Clipper Creek, just open your port and plug in, and it starts to work, no charge, at least for now.

To use the  Blink, apparently you need a card.  But it appears to work.

Located between Colorado Blvd & Green St., 2 blocks west of Hill.
Note: Not sure what restrictions there are for parking here during business hours or off hours, but there are plenty of signs about towing.


2. PCC
1570 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, California, 91106

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Lot 1 – East Side of lot, drive into the lot off Hill and enter the lot and look to the right along the campus side.
You will see 2 Chargepointe chargers Level 2.

Note: Not sure if you can park here without paying for parking or if parking is included.

3. Caltech
Parking Lot
Holliston Lot
Chargepoint – not sure if it is operational
Note: will drive by this charger again and see if it is now working.

4. Old Town Pasadena
Parking Structure at
The School House parking lot has 3 legacy charging units but also has two double NEMA 5-20, 120v outlets (one pair on a timer). There are two EV parking spots there. You need to go two levels down then back up to the first level to get to them (Northwest corner). First 90 minutes parking is free, after that $2 per hour with a $6 maximum. Late night entry is a flat fee.


EVSE in the One Colorado parking structure on floor B2, east end (AVCON).

213 S De Lacey Ave Pasadena, California, 91105
(3 blocks south of Colorado Boulevard)

There is one ChargePoint J1772 EVSE in each of the 2 underground garages located at an apartment (condo) complex. Does not seem to be a fee to park. Posted fee for using the EVSEs is $3/hour. They are operated by Carcharging Inc.

1) Enter on West side of De Lacey Street just North of Del Mar. Turn right at bottom of the ramp. Continue to the right.
2) Enter on South side of Valley Street mid block (between De Lacey & South Pasadena Ave). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp then right to the far corner.

We are sure there will be more coming in the months ahead.

Nov 27 2011
Congregation Ale House Pasadena Coming Soon – Dec 4th, 2011

Update: Sign on Pasadena window says – First Service Sunday Dec 4th 11am. We also hear that there could be a soft opening on Tuesday Nov 29, 2011.

Congregation Ale House Pasadena Coming Soon.

Here’s a picture taken recently.

300 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

website: Congregation Ale House

Located near Old Pasadena, Congregation Ale House is coming to Pasadena from its other locations in Azusa and Long Beach, replacing Crown City Brewery at the formerly known “China Factory Mall” at Del Mar and Raymond

619 N. Azusa Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 334 – BEER

300 S. Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441 – BEER

201 E. Broadway Ave
Long Beach, cA 90802
(562) 434 – BEER

Nov 26 2011
Reseller Hosting 1 Year for 99 cents! Yes Less Than $1 for ONE YEAR @coolhandle

More details coming this Friday. We will not reveal the hosting company that is doing this amazing offer, but you will not want to miss out.

For one weekend only, get reseller hosting at a never-before-seen, rock-bottom price: 99 cents for an entire year!!!!

Amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion will run from 12:00AM PST (USA Time) on Friday, 11/25/2011, to 11:59PM PST (USA Time) on Monday, 11/28/2011.

The reseller hosting package features:
25GB Space
150GB, WHM/Cpanel access
1-Click WordPress installer
as well many other features.

CoolHandle reseller customers also get access to premium features such as CloudFlare 1-Click CDN services, SSH access, free ENOM registrar accounts, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Link will appear starting Friday November 25, 2011.

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Nov 26 2011
GM Chevy VOLT Batteries Catching Fire?

GM Chevy VOLT Batteries Catching Fire?

We are learning of an investigation into Chevy VOLT batteries catching fire.  The investigation is ongoing, and we should be learning more as things develop.


Nov 26 2011
Small Business Saturday Do Your Part To Help Smaller Businesses and Make $25

Small business stores have certain advantages but they may not

11%  less business for small businesses as larger business start to take over the space of smaller businesses.

Sponsored by American Express, in the second year.

More info on Small Business Saturday here:

Small Business SAT 2011


Small Business Saturday


Saturday, November 26


Local businesses in Old Pasadena

For more info: Click here

Small Business Saturday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. November 27, 2010 was the first ever Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S.

According to the Small Business Saturday Consumer Spend Survey 2011, 61% of consumers plan to shop at locally-owned clothing and accessories stores on November 26. Are you one of them? What will you buy on Small Business Saturday?

You can take part by shopping with our local small businesses on Saturday, November 26th. Looking for a place to eat? Try one of our many local restaurants. If you need a list of local stores, restaurants and services, you can find it here.

American Express wants to help you make a difference. Get a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express® Card and use that Card for a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on November 26th.



Unfortunately the maximum number of Cardmembers have already registered for this offer. Please visit to learn more about other exclusive offers available for American Express® Cardmembers

Nov 26 2011
NBA Lockout 2011 Ends, Maybe Not So fast…

Apparently the players and the NBA have come to an agreement to end the lockout. At games will resume on Dec 25, 2011.

There are other matters that need to be worked out like drug testing of players, and the fact that the players are on strike and have started play in other countries with national teams.

Nov 26 2011
Pasadena Computer Sales and Repair

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$99 Virus Removal or System Reload

with this coupon. No liability for data. Expires 2/15/2012

656 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA  91103

(626) 404-7676

Open 7 Days a week

M-Sat – 9am to 8pm

Sun: 9am to 6pm


Fix it now.


Nov 26 2011
Pasadena Awakened by Cars Burning Out at 3am

Last night around 3am I could hear the screeching tires of what sounded like a truck or car, but this went on for at least 10-15 minutes.  It sounded like it was less than a mile away. But this hasn’t been the first time I’ve heard this.

Drivers in Pasadena need to slow down and the police need to be more vigilant about stopping this sort of nonsense behavior from drivers.

It was most likely someone who had too much to drink and thought they would show off their “skills”.



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