Monthly Archives: March 2012
Mar 27 2012
ampelos ranch and vineyard EARTH DAY VINEYARD TOUR & PARTY

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Wine… Food… Friends…


Join us on Earth Day for the Down to Earth vineyard tour and lunch.   We are participating in the Wine Institute’s “California Wines: Down to Earth” campaign to celebrate the state’s commitment to sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices such as conserving energy, water and soil, recycling and composting.

To coincide with Earth Day, Peter Work (owner/winemaker) will take you on a tour through ampelos vineyards which is one of the first to be certified organic, biodynamic and sustainability in practice. The tour will be followed by appetizers and a gourmet lunch catered by Bell Street Farm utilizing fresh local ingredients paired with wines specially selected by Peter.

event in the vineyard

Celebrate Earth Day!

DATE: Sunday, April 22nd
TIME: 11:00am
LOCATION: ampelos ranch and vineyard
we will email you directions)
PHONE: 805-736-9957
COST: $55 per person ($45 for wine club members)
RSVP: by April 17th by clicking here
If you need any additional information please give us a call.  We are really looking forward to seeing you!

Peter & Rebecca Work

Mar 27 2012
Daphne’s Buy One, Get One 50% Off Coupon

Daphne’s Buy One, Get One 50% Off Coupon

Mar 27 2012
Pick Your Own Berries Southern California Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries

Pick Your Own Berries Southern California Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries

Just received news from UnderWood Farms of the Berry Patch opening this weekend:

Attention all Berry Fans!

Come out to our Somis location from 9am – 4pm beginning March 31 for PYO Berries! The official start date isn’t until April 28, but we’re letting all our Facebook and e-mail friends know early so they can be the first to pick. For more information, visit our website.

When:  Saturday, March 31 – mid-July
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

Where: Somis Location
5696 Los Angeles Avenue
Somis, CA  93066

  • Berry Trail
  • Free Parking
  • 1lb & 2 lb Containers Provided
  • Priced by the Pound –
    Blackberries, Boysenberries & Ollieberries – $2.99/lb
    Raspberries & Blueberries – $3.99/lb

Discover the benefits of berries!

Underwood Family Farms in Somis

Mar 27 2012
Custom Mug – Only $2.00!

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50% Off Your First Order at Ink Garden! Use Code: SPECIAL50 S&H not included. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Mar 27 2012
Google I/O 2012 June 27-29, 2012 Moscone Center, San Francisco

Learn the tech world’s latest web, mobile and social breakthroughs and meet the developers who are turning them into tomorrow’s startups. Keep yourself and your team driving innovation at Google I/O, which returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center from June 27th – 29th, 2012.

Google I/O 2012 June 27-29, 2012 Moscone Center, San Francisco

Google I/O 2012
Google I/O 2012 brings together thousands of developers for three days of deep technical content focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise application…


Google I/O has officially sold out! It took just a bit over 20 minutes! (We were experiencing 6,250 qps load on our servers at 7:01am!)

While we’re overwhelmed with the interest and enthusiasm around Google I/O, we know it can be very disappointing and frustrating when an event sells out this quickly.

So here is what we are going to do:

1) Keynote will be streamed live
2) All key sessions will be streamed live
3) All session videos will be available after 24 hours
4) Google I/O Extended viewing parties will be happening all over the world

So, if you weren’t able to land a ticket today, see you at I/O Live ( or one of our Extended ( locations in person!

Mar 27 2012
Tell DirecTV to Keep My KTLA

DirecTV is about to cut off dozens of local TV stations. Don’t let them take my KTLA. Call 1-855-KEEP5ON today and tell DirecTV you do not want to lose KTLA, Gossip Girl and all of our favorite shows.
Mar 27 2012
Tips for preventing Flea and Ticks @VetApprovedRx

Pet owners often struggle with the problem of keeping their pets free from flea and ticks. No doubt there are many brands in supermarkets, pet stores and other online retailers selling products to control flea and ticks infestation but it is always advisable to consult your veterinarian as they might contain ingredients that could be harmful to pets and people. If your pet is also infested with flea and ticks then the best company to look for solution is the products such as shampoos and environmental treatments from

It is often said prevention is better than cure and if you follow the below mentioned tips then you can prevent, decrease or abolish flea infestations:

• It is highly advisable to vacuum carpets, cushioned furniture, cracks and crevices on floors on daily basis as it removes eggs, larvae and adults.
• Steam cleaning of carpets can help to a great extent as it kill fleas in all life stages of their life cycle.
• Pets bedding and family bedding where pets lie should be washed in hot and soapy water once in two weeks. It is better to discard the old pet bedding with a new one if an infestation is severe.
• You should comb your pet with flea combs as they are very useful tools to suppress adult fleas.
• Try to keep the pets indoors.

Inspite of these precautions, if your pets still get infested with flea and ticks, there is no need to worry; you can always rely on as their products can prevent your pets from contracting these problems. The best part is they are offering discounts on products for dogs and cats plus FREE Shipping every day.

Mar 27 2012
A Alternative to Smoking – V2 Disposable Electronic Cigarettes @v2cigs

The invention of electronic cigarettes has brought a change as there are number of smokers who want to quit smoking. There are plenty of  benefits of e cigs and these e-cigs such as V2 Disposable Electronic Cigarettes as a  alternative to quit smoking have gained popularity across the globe.

The main reason people get addicted to smoking is because they are unable to control their urge for nicotine. How these e-cigs help people to quit smoking is that they supply this nicotine without tobacco’s and other poison substances harmful effects in comparison to regular cigarettes. The liquid nicotine in the vapor form when enters smoker’s body satisfies his urge. The smoke from regular cigarettes consists of cancerous compounds and is harmful to lungs not only to the smoker but also people around him. E cigs vapors may contain  toxic substances and used by passive smokers also. Moreover these e cigs are affordable and easy to use. The best part is you can smoke in non smoking areas such as public places and restaurants and bars where the smoking is not permitted.

V2 Cigs have made their mark as their products are being claimed as the best in the market along with top notch customer service. They have launched V2 Disposable Electronic Cigarettes in brand new flavors of Menthol and Tobacco especially for 2012 year. If you are looking to switch to e cigs or new to vaping, give a try to V2 Cigs, I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

Mar 26 2012
Sweet Dream Blackberries 4 Pints Per Day!

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• Are as Sweet as Nectar
• Produce 20 Bowls Per Week
• Provide a Bountiful Harvest All Year Long

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Sweet Dream Blackberries

Mar 26 2012
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Mar 26 2012
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Mar 26 2012
Rubber Mulch and The Benefits

Children love being outside and spending quality time at the local playground.  A loving parent enjoys taking their children to the park.  All parents fear their children getting injured.  Accidents happen unfortunately, but thanks to rubber mulch which is being used for school and commercial playgrounds, accidents are occurring less often.

Rubber mulch is now a very popular product for several reasons.  This special mulch is made from recycled tires which has helped save the environment.  This product is highly economical, safe and long lasting.  It can be used nearly anywhere from commercial playgrounds to equestrian arenas.  The rubber mulch can even be used for your personal garden.

There are five different types of Rubber mulch.  The playsafer rubber mulch, playsafer rubber bond, landscape rubber mulch, surefoot arena footing and rubber curbs and wearmats.   Each product is composed of special ingredients to serve specific purposes.  The playsafer rubber bond is actually an improvement of the playsafer rubber mulch.  This product contains a layer of high quality high polyurethane which makes the school playground safer.  The polyurethane bond adds extra absorbancy and protection.  This product involves little maintenance as well.

The landscape rubber mulch will help sustain your garden during cold and hot months.  This mulch is very unique because it will not blow away, is cost effective and made of 100% recycled material.  The product is also non toxic, requires very little maintenance and will reduce your amount of weeds.  If you use this product you will also notice less insects in your garden as well.

Rubber mulch is an amazing product.  It is very beneficial to our environment and will definitely save money over time.


Mar 26 2012
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Mar 26 2012
2010 Vintage Press Napa Cab $8.99 Trader Joe’s

       Vintage Press Napa Cab

Vintage Press Napa Cab

Hot off the Presses

Whenever our buyers sit down to a meal, they are on the job. And you just never know where the next bite or sip will lead. Take the tale of our Vintage Press Cabernet:

While dining at a favorite pizza enoteca in Northern California, our buyer was casually eyeballing the bottles of wine lining the walls. When asked what he would like to drink with his wood-fired pie, he pointed to a curiously conspicuous label – “that one.” Good eye. A few sips in, he realized how good it really was: moderate tannins, juicy fruit, nice spice… so he reiterated his intent, “I’d like to take that one.” Of course, he meant that he wanted to take it to Trader Joe’s. Well, all right then. The restauranteur recognized the very real potential, and agreed to provide us with this excellent Napa Valley Cabernet, on one condition: we must remove their label to protect the brand. Done. And along with the label, we took off the ritzy restaurant price tag. Now, that’s a good deal! It really is: our Vintage Press 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet is only $8.99* for each 750 ml bottle. Oak-aged for nine months, it boasts aromas of dark fruits and spice, edged with tobacco and cocoa, silky tannins and complex structure. It’s vintage Napa for typical TJ’s value.

Viticulture Veracity: While one of the world’s most famous red wine grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon was created relatively recently (17th century-ish) from a hybrid between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.

*Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff.
(If we could, we would.)

Mar 26 2012
Food Forward – volunteer-powered to reconnecting us to our food system @foodforwardla

Food Forward is an volunteer-powered grassroots group of people who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger.
Food Forward’s mission is to engage volunteers to harvest locally grown food from private homes and public spaces which is then distributed to local food pantries and organizations serving those in need. This work builds community and is a catalyst for raising awareness and creating change around issues of urban hunger and sustainability, food justice as well as combating food waste.

Company Overview
Food Forward is a volunteer powered grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger.

7412 Fulton Ave #3
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Phone 1 818.530.4125
Email [email protected]


Spring Melt: Food Forward Fundraiser

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PT)

Los Angeles, CA


Please join us for Food Forward 2nd Annual Spring Melt Fundraiser

at Elysian in Silver Lake

Saturday April 14th 7-11pm!

With the purchase of your ticket you can expect an AMAZING assortment of zesty entertainment, a full menu of gourmet grilled cheeses and delicious eats from Clementine + an open bar with beer from New Belgium Brewery, our famous Grapefruit Forward cocktail and wine pours from Jordan Winery.

The night is sure to be fun-filled, with comedianne extrordinaire Beth Lapides as our evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies. A bushel of entertainment will include everything from interactive visual environments, a DJ & dancing, to being able to roll up your sleeves alongside Miss Rhea Purpose at her ridiculous DIY Kraft Korner, plus other zesty surprises!

There will be a shared abundance of door prizes throughout the night, and a not-so-silent auction as only Food Forward can do it – featuring a bounty of outstanding items for all checkbook sizes: temptations for foodies, book worms, wine snobs, movie buffs, health nuts, passionate pup owners and so much more.

Dont worry, we have parking covered too with free valet service all night.

Come support the work of Food Forward to harvest food, fight hunger & build community and have a juicy fun time while you’re at it!


Tickets are limited and can be purchased at:

Mar 25 2012
Four Paws Running – Pasadena Area Dog Walking

Four paws running is a dog walking/running/hiking company. We offer a range services, taking care of your pets in the comfort of their own home. They are dedicated to providing all the love, affection and attention they deserve.




Mar 25 2012
Airtime – live social video company @airtime_inc

Airtime is a live social video company founded by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. Coming Soon.

Located in San Francisco, our small team shares a passion for using the latest video technology to bring people together. Our investors include Founders Fund, Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Ashton Kutcher,, Scott Braun, and Michael Arrington.

If you are looking for specific features they are mentioned in the see their privacy policy and terms of use:


Mar 25 2012
EV Charger Network California DC Fast Charge

A EV charger network is coming to California. Thanks to a settlement with NRG Energy, the company that was responsible for the rolling blackouts in California.

But get this, the settlement is basically giving the money back to the company responsible or more accurately a subsidiary

NRG’s eVgo subsidiary to build a large electric car charging station network. The network will include over 200 DC Fast Charge stations in California’s major metropolitan areas. While deploying electric car fast charge stations has been shown to improve EV adoption,

The agreement calls for a network that will bring:

  • A minimum of 200 direct current (DC) fast chargers to the state.
  • A minimum of 10,000 parking spaces retrofitted with wiring necessary to charge EVs at multifamily buildings, large worksites and civic sites such as universities and hospitals.
  • Training and jobs for the installation and maintenance of these charging stations in California.
  • Advanced charging services that increase the speed and power of DC fast charging, store electricity to minimize peak-period demand, and enable EV drivers to support electrical grid reliability with needed energy services through vehicle to grid technology enhancement and implementation.
  • Significant additional investment in California’s clean technology economy and hundreds of jobs in construction and EV infrastructure manufacturing, maintenance and management.
  • Approximately $100 million in infrastructure investment over four years, and $20 million in cash to go to the California Public Utility Commission.

Read these two stories for more details:

Mar 25 2012
Financial Aid from Southern New Hampshire University

It goes without denying the fact that education is the greatest asset of anybody’s life but increasing fees of college has virtually put the higher education out of reach for most of Americans. It is the most rewarding decision to pursue your college education as it can help you to achieve your future of dreams. It is likely that you may not be able to handle the entire college expenses on your own but there is no need to worry about it. You can seek the education from Southern New Hampshire University as it offers various types of financial aid programs to students who want to seek world class education.

Education from Southern New Hampshire University can really help to meet your cost of education be it tuition, fees, room charges, books, boarding and other related educational expenses. They have increased their aid due to which high school students with GPAs of 2.5 and above can receive $18000 in grants and scholarships. But to get qualified for financial aid can be a very nerve racking process and each and every choice made by student in the borrowing sequence can considerably impact the future payments.

Here the University has formulated a complete guide to help students through the complicated process of financial assistance. You can discover various types of Federal grants, scholarships, and federal loans. The entire process is laid diagrammatically where you can find all the related details. CLICK HERE to navigate the financial aid process to embark on one of the biggest decisions in your life.

Mar 25 2012
Green Clean LA – Non-Toxic Cleaning Service

Green Clean LA – Non-Toxic Cleaning Service


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