Monthly Archives: February 2012
Feb 27 2012
The Valence Group – The Chemical M&A Advisory

Chemical industry is in itself very vast encompassing several related industries as well as a very dynamic and growing industry. And naturally investors peeking into the chemical world seek to make much profound calculated move for investment. Here the role of the Valence Group comes in. It is an investment bank to provide chemical m&a advisory services exclusively for investors and companies in chemical investment banking, chemicals, materials and other concerned sectors.

The entire team of Valence Group constitutes senior investment banking and industry specialists with many years of experience. It acts as both the advisor and the “client” side of the negotiating table to make the clients understand financial, strategic and other matters that include all the aspects including any roadblocks or hurdles that may occur during transactions. No doubt materials, chemicals and related industries are globalized with transactions in these sectors involving counterparts from each Europe, Asia and North America. The Valence Group has offices to generate opportunities and accomplish deals throughout the economies of the world.

They have senior experts and legal advisors in the sector of the materials, chemicals and related sectors in each of the offices.

For chemical mergers and acquisitions processes too, the company encompasses experience of any kind of transaction issues including economic and contractual liabilities. With the expertise team and extensive network of materials and chemicals executives, the team conceptualized the right moves and tapped into the global footprint in the sector. In short, in the chemical world, the Valence Group is much sought after name for any kind of chemical m&a advisory services.

Feb 26 2012
Make Kombucha Tea

Learn to make Kombucha Tea at home for about $1 a gallon. This video includes complete instructions and a full demonstration of all the steps.

Feb 26 2012
Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight – Chef AJ


Just got a new cookbook – “Unprocessed” by Chef AJ. Lots of great looking recipes in there!

Unprocessed: How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight. [Paperback]

Chef AJ has a unique ability to create healthy foods that taste great. Whether you want to lower your cholesterol, prevent or reverse many common lifestyle diseases, lose weight or just look and feel great, Chef AJ can show you how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet in ways that are easy, delicious and fun.

Out to save the world a bite at a time, Chef AJ has followed a plant based diet for 33 years & can help you make eating healthy food easy, delicious & fun!!!

Sherman Oaks, CA ·         
Foreword by Dr. Hans Diehl and endorsed by several giants in the field of plant-based nutrition.

Don’t miss the upcoming class:

Introduction to Healthy Food Preparation Class with Chef AJ Sunday, March 18th 2012 10:00am-1:00pm Learn how to incorporate more fresh fruits & vegetables In your diet in ways that are easy, delicious and fun!!! We will make a variety of healthy recipes including It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie, Nutrient Rich Chocolate Smoothie., Fresh Almond Milk, 6 minute Split Pea Soup, Hail to the Kale Salad, Nutrient Rich Smoky Black Bean Soup, Chocolate FUNdue, Caramel Fakiatto and Fresh Banana Ice Cream with Raspberry Coulis All 10 recipes are made from Nutrient Rich, plant based WHOLE FOOD ingredients. Absolutely NO PROCESSED or REFINED ingredients are used. All recipes are sugar free, dairy free, cholesterol free, wheat free, Gluten-free, oil free and salt free. In this fun, informative 3 hour class you will samples all of these delicious dishes and receive the recipes. Whether you want to lose weight or just feel great, learn how eating a NUTRIENT RICH diet will help you prevent and reverse disease. Chef AJ is the author of “UNPROCESSED– How to achieve vibrant health and your ideal weight “ and was the the Pastry Chef at Sante La Brea. She has been a culinary instructor for the last 11 years and has provided healthy meals for several television shows and celebrities. To register call (818) 430-3436 or go to Investment in your health: $75 but only $49 if paid one week in advance. Questions? e-mail [email protected]

Menu subject to change and improvement

Feb 26 2012
Social Music Summit 2012 – How to Fix Copyright

Fireside Chat: “How to Fix Copyright” at the Social Music Summit @ the 12th Annual Digital Music Forum East at the Museum of Jewish Heritage NYC on Feb 23 2012.


William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google Inc.
Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse LLC

PUNKCAST#2008-04 CC-BY-SA 2012



Feb 26 2012
Beer Festival Benefitting Whole Planet Foundation @WFMArroyo @goldenroadbrew

Beer Festival Benefitting Whole Planet Foundation

Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PT)

Los Angeles, CA

 Buy Tickets Here

Raise your glass for a good cause! On Sunday, March 11th, the masterminds behind Golden Road Brewery, L.A.’s newest (and largest) craft brewery, will be hosting a beer festival, benefitting Whole Planet Foundation.


Spend a Sunday afternoon sampling L.A.’s newest craft beers, and local foods provided by Whole Foods Market. Take a brewery tour, and listen to a home brewing seminar, and enter to win raffle prizes. Be the first to sample a new cask beer Golden Road Brewery will unveil at this event. So, raise your glass and help us help a million more people to change their lives.


Tickets are $20* and include a souvenir glass for the first 500 guests, two beer tickets and food sampling. Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $4 (bring cash). Must be 21 or older to attend. Raffle Tickets will be available for purchase to win Whole Foods Market Gift Cards, Golden Road Brewery Gift Cards, T-shirts, Hats and More! *Net proceeds from the event will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.

Sunday, March 11th, 2-5pm

Raffle winners will be selected at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

Brewery Tours will start at 3:15pm and 4:15pm

Home Brewery Seminar will start at 3:30pm


Location: In the Blue Building at Golden Road Brewery, 5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Street parking is available but limited. Please carpool or ride your bike! Bike racks are available.


About Whole Planet Foundation

Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products.  The nonprofit’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of December 2011, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S., supporting over one million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $26.5 million and disbursed more than $15.5 million through microlending partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at


About Golden Road Brewery

Founded in 2011 by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill (the youngest female brewery owner in the world), Golden Road Brewery is the only packaged LA craft brewery. Known for their Golden Road Hefeweizen and Point the Way IPA, Golden Road Brewery chooses to deliver an honest pint with 16-ounce cans. This eco-friendly approach of canning just makes sense- it’s better for the beer, better for the environment and better for taking beer places where glass just can’t go.

Feb 26 2012
Christopher Nyerges Wild-Food Walks Pasadena Altadena

Christopher Nyerges teaches classes ranging from the wild-food walks to “Survival Skills Intensive,” visit

Feb 25 2012
Van Halen “Unofficial” Museum Where Is It?

Van Halen “Unofficial” Museum Where Is It?
You may be wondering where the unofficial Van Halen Museum is located after hearing the story on KPCC radio.

Here’s the story on KPCC/SCPR:

Unofficial “Van Halen Museum” in Altadena
Doug Anderson – Workshop amplifier and guitar repair shop in Altadena

Here’s the update on where the museum is:

The “museum” is in Altadena. It’s not actually open to the public. It’s part of Doug Anderson’s home based guitar and amp shop..!

Feb 25 2012
Lenovo G570 4334-7QU Notebook PC $449


Lenovo G570 4334-7QU Notebook PC – Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz, 6GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6″ Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Brown

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Feb 25 2012
Groupon Request Refund Policy

According to the Groupon website, refunds are handled on a case by case basis. Do you have Groupon fatigue? Did you impulse buy Groupons just because you thought you would be getting a great deal only to discover the business is gone or changed hands?

Here’s the text and video from the website:

We’re confident in the businesses we feature on Groupon and back them with the Groupon Promise. If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that.

If you’d like to return a purchase for any other reason, our Customer Support team will work with you to help make it right. Contact us.

Feb 25 2012
Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings Pasadena Farmer’s Market

Debbie Benson, owner of Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings.

She started the company with her Mom (Paula) and Brother (Randy) back in 1989.

Don’t miss the aroma of the spices as Debbie fries chicken at the Pasadena Farmers Market almost every Saturday at the High School parking lot.

Table Tasty is one of the most popular and she is running low, so be sure to order. Item #103, it makes a great salt substitute ,for salt flavor on raw or cooked foods.

All natural

The Tastiest Of All Salt Substitutes

Table Tasty is an all natural no potassium chloride salt substitute. A nice salty taste and no bitter aftertaste. This blend started our business. We wanted a really good popcorn seasoning. Also good when sprinkled on raw or cooked foods where you miss the salt taste, such as eggs, fresh tomatoes, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, french fries, soups, sauces and gravies, etc.. It also helps take care of those salt cravings. Use at the table instead of the salt shaker. This heart healthy seasoning is better for you than salt and it really tastes great!

No Potassium Salt Substitute Ingredients:
Nutritional yeast extract (No Candida Albicans, No Msg), carrot, red bell pepper, onion, lemon, citric acid, arrowroot, garlic, celery, dill, allspice, paprika, sweet basil and parsley

You can also order online at her website:

 Email: [email protected]

Phone: 800-325-5619 (USA or Canada) or  626-969-4443

Fax :  626-969-2912  (24 hrs)
Mailing Address:
Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings
P.O. Box 638
Azusa, CA 91702-0638


Feb 25 2012
Core Bamboo Natural Colored Large 15″ by 11″ Classic Cutting Board – LBLO470 only $6.99

Core Bamboo Natural Colored Large 15″ by 11″ Classic Cutting Board – LBLO470 only $6.99

Get your cutting board now.

Manufacturer: Core
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Package Weight: 0.08 lbs
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Bamboo cutting boards will bring your kitchen into the next era of food prep. 100% organically grown and constructed with the most knife friendly cutting surface available, theyre designed to work hard and make you happy for years to come. The look and design of each handcrafted board is sure to lend a naturalistic warmth to your parties and to your kitchen.This all-purpose cutting board are ideal for all food prep, presentation, and serving. Made of durable, long-lasting, renewable bamboo that is harder than most traditional hardwoods, this boards wont dull knives and are maintenance free. Prepare everything from weekday meals to Thanksgiving dinner with these durable cutting boards, or present your newest culinary creation at your table with pride.
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Feb 25 2012
Warren Buffett Selects Successor?

Was Warren Buffett’s replacement selected at the annual shareholders meeting taking place today?
Perhaps, but don’t expect the successor to be named, or will they?

Berkshire Hathaway identified the chief executive who will succeed Warren Buffett when the 81-year-old investor steps down, but don’t expect that to take place anytime soon, as Mr. Buffett purports to be in great physical shape.

It could be multiple successors, according to this in the Financial Times:
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Successors on the investing side of the business are now clear. Ted Weschler and Todd Combs will be managing a few billion dollars each this year, Mr Buffett said, adding that “they have the brains, judgment and character to manage our entire portfolio when Charlie [Munger] and I are no longer running Berkshire.”

Shares in Berkshire are up 3 per cent year to date, at $120,000 per A share.

Apparently Berkshire is on the prowl for deals.

Feb 25 2012
A Psychotherapist Healing of Inner Self Through Jungian Psychotherapy

Jungian psychotherapy as propounded by Jungians’ propels into various kinds of professional and personal problems through the analysis of your inner consciousness. This psychotherapy was started by C G Jung in 1875-1961 who went beyond the conventional psychotherapy to transpose the depth and breadth of the lessons. He found that psyche is not only personal but also dependent on the inner unconscious mind of human beings. To his study, he termed as collective unconsciousness which constitutes life’s main factors like myths and symbols and many other emotional journeys in which life takes men into.

One of the most crucial factors in the healing process of Jungian analysis is the close relationship that a therapist forms with his patient. This is an initial step for consultation. Secondly is the healing process in the form of those truths that are enshrined in our inner selves. These are our dreams. Many people generally cannot recollect their dreams but as soon as therapy starts they would start recollecting them. Dream often reveals the extent of the problems that we often face. If dream is seen before the session then it should also be produced rightfully. Looking into the events and crises during your daily life is also the most crucial part of the therapy. This shows the angle and level we have lost our touch with nature and what requires our attention. These sessions generally occur once a week and are conducted face to face with an analyst.

If you are living in New York and in need of Jungian psychotherapy, you can contact Douglas Tompkins as he is one of the most prominent Jungian psychoanalyst in New York. You can contact him any time for consultation.

Feb 23 2012
Hero Rush – Ignite The Firefighter In You – Obstacles, Heroics, Fun – Produced by Firefighters

Hero Rush – Ignite The Firefighter In You – Obstacles, Heroics, Fun – Produced by Firefighters

Hero Rush is designed by veteran firefighters, the course and obstacles will enable everyone to feel the rush of being a firefighter for a day!

Start with a 5k+ course, but instead of military style obstacles,  will simulate the challenges that firefighters face on the job. Runners will climb ladders, scale steep roofs, bust through windows and doors, drag massive fire hoses, crawl through smoke-filled mazes, and more.

No mud pits, but there will be tons of water and, at some events, even an opportunity for spectators to take aim on the runners!

In the festival area (the Inferno Midway) spectators and runners both can try their firefighter skills on stand-alone obstacles and challenges. Plus there will be great food & beverage options, entertainment, music, merchandise and more. Local fire departments get involved by doing demonstrations and promoting public safety.

For families, there are two kid’s adventure courses.   Designated  charity, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which serves the families of fallen firefighters across the country. One of the most popular ways of raising money for the NFFF is through our “343 Wave,” which honors the firefighters who were killed in the Twin Towers on 9/11. And because they are dedicated to helping fire departments in the communities that host our events, they’ll also identify a local fire-related charity in each market to support. Hero Rush is the latest, greatest event for athletes, weekend warriors, young professionals, families – you name it, there’s something fun and challenging for everyone.

Visit for more information!

Plug in “dotherush5” for $5 off when you register!

Feb 22 2012
Electric cars get revenge + Art car gurus speak up

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Wednesday, February 29th, 7pm

Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mindshare LA and Curious Josh are Proud to Present a Special Screening of:

Revenge of the Electric Car

By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back.. with a vengeance.

After the screening there will be a Q+A with Director, Chris Paine!

7pm – DOORS, FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS | 7:30-8:30 TALKS | 8:30 SCREENING | 10pm Q&A

For tickets, please go to


Gadget – History of Electric Cars at Burning Man

Dan Busby – The ’65 Spitfire Goes Electric

Zeth DuBois – Building the Dustination Electric Car

The Taco Project will be serving up gourmet food from 6:30pm onward.


Revenge of the Electric Car Trailer

Watch the trailer here

In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.

With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself.

Revenge of the Electric Car is narrated by Tim Robbins. The primary cast includes CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg “Gadget” Abbott.

Revenge of the Electric Car Awards

Praise for “Revenge of the Electric Car”

“‘Revenge’ is that rare artifact, a snapshot of a major industry shift on its way to a tipping point.. a slick, enjoyable valentine to a retooling industry.”


“Fascinating and highly entertaining– with an irresistible cast of characters.. ‘Revenge’ is almost like Paine’s first film turned upside down, and unprecedented access to the inner workings of GM, Nissan, and Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors.”


“If Revenge is sweet, Chris Paine should be on a sugar high .. ‘Revenge’ lovingly chronicles the return of electric cars. It profiles four EV visionaries, each navigating separate paths which they hope will lead to production and ultimately profit. Their stories are skillfully woven together, each presented in their own voice.”


For more details about “Revenge of the Electric Car,” please go to

Feb 22 2012
Copy Files From Hard Drive CRC Errors

Unstoppable Copier recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together.

BadCopy Pro is another option.

Copy files from damaged hard drives, CDs, DVDs and Flash media.

I’ve got some video files on a DVD (not a video DVD) that won’t copy over because there’s something wrong with the DVD and they fail CRC check. I believe the problem is only in a few places, and since they’re video files, I don’t really care if I miss a few frames. Does anyone know of a program to copy the files and ignore the CRC error?

Feb 22 2012
Del Taco FREE Crisp Shrimp Taco exp 2-29-2012

Del Taco FREE Crisp Shrimp Taco exp 2-29-2012

Crispy Shrimp is Back! Try 1 FREE with any Purchase.

Feb 22 2012
NOMOPHOBIA – Fear of Being Without Mobile Phone – Increasing

NOMOPHOBIA – Fear of Being Without Mobile Phone – Increasing

Feb 22 2012
Lawn Mower Store & Repair Shop

K & J Rental Services Inc
1641 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA
(626) 356-4056 ‎

Shimoda & Son Inc
1460 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA
(626) 792-1916

Pasadena Lawn Mower Shop
170 East Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
(626) 744-9202 ‎

Bruce Lawnmower Shop
3757 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
(626) 795-6209 ‎


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