Monthly Archives: January 2013
Jan 31 2013
Pasadena Startup Weekend – February 15th – 17th

Friday, February 15th – Sunday, February 17th: Pasadena Startup Weekend, 5 pm.

Get ready for Pasadena Startup Weekend! Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. This event is open to everyone in the Pasadena community, not just to Caltech students. Registration is now open!

More info on Startup Weekends:  Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts. Visit the website ( for more details.

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

For more information on the Startup Weekend program, watch this short video:

Startup Weekend – Full from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.

Pasadena Startup Weekend is going to open with a keynote address by local entrepreneur Bill Gross (Founder of Idealab and Caltech ME ’81) and have many prominent entrepreneurs and investors as visitors and mentors. Prizes include guaranteed access to the Art Center Accelerator, IdeaLab and the Silicon Beach Pitch Competition this summer, among others. In addition, 6 meals will be provided. At the end of the weekend, participants should have a working startup, have learned new things and know many new people (and be fed!).

Confirmed mentors and judges are:
Erik Hovanec
Karen Hoffman
Aaron Fyke
Ken Pickar
Errol Gerson
Aaron Fyke
Michael Olson
Anthony Chung
Todd Zino

Jan 31 2013




New American Cuisine!

Life Worth Living – The Food of Pedalers Fork from Pedalers Fork on Vimeo.

Chef Dan Murray

Farm to table food, fresh roast craft coffee, amazing beer and cycling culture.

We are a farm to table restaurant partnered with 10 Speed Coffee Roasters from Hood River Oregon, serving craft beers, a fresh bar, and a boutique cycling shop.

  • 23504 Calabasas Rd
  • Calabasas, California 91302

(818) 451-3472

[email protected]


Jan 30 2013
Westvleteren XII – Best Beer in the World

For any beer nerds with extra bucks to blow.

Rare and rather pricey $55/bottle Belgian beer, Westvleteren XII,
described by some as “the best beer in the world.”

The beer first debuted in the US just last month.
#1 Beer in the World – RateBeer
100 points out of 100 – Beer Advocate

Here’s a list of retail stores:

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) – Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

Total Wine locations around appear to have sold the beer.

Beginning Dec. 12, a limited number of stores are selling “bricks” of the beer — a gift box with six 11.2-ounce bottles and two glasses — for $84.99.


If you can’t find Westy try Rochefort Trappistes 10 or St. Bernardus 12

Jan 30 2013
Dodging Death – is radical life extension too radical?

Dodging Death – is radical life extension too radical?

How old is too old? The 20th century added thirty years to life expectancy in the developed world, but are more candles on the birthday cake all we want? Some scientists think the body has a metabolic stop-sign at about age 122; others think that through new technologies, genetics, and robotics we can expand our longevity beyond 150 years. And one man thinks immortality is possible — that the first human who will reach 1000 years of age has already been born. But with great age, our assumptions of life, family, work, taxes, government, health, sex… our humanness…would change. Mat Kaplan, host of NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow, the Crawford Family Forum series on science, asks: “Are you ready for the long life?”

watch the stream on ustream here:

The Crawford Family Forum
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 – 8:30pm


Mat Kaplan, host of SCPR’s science series, “NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow;” host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society


Dr. Gregory Stock, CSO/Executive Director, Ecoeos, Inc.;  Founding Director, Program on Medicine, Technology & Society, UCLA School of Medicine; Associate Director, Center on Life Science Policy, UC  Berkeley

Dr. JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez, retired professor in Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, executive member of the California Geriatric Education Center and an Associate of the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics.

6:30pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Program

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

Jan 30 2013
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Jan 30 2013
RIM unveils new BlackBerry 10 Smartphones and Changes Name to Blackberry

RIM unveils new BlackBerry 10 Smartphones and Changes Name to Blackberry

RIM-Research In Motion said the company name will now be BlackBerry.

The ticker symbol for the U.S.-listed shares will be “BBRY,” the change will take effect on Monday.

Two new smartphones, the Z10 and Q10.
The Z10 is a full touch-screen device,
The Q10 includes a QWERTY keypad that has long been popular with some of the longtime users of the smartphone.

This just happened:

BlackBerry Q10 is HERE. #BlackBerry10


BlackBerry Z10 is HERE. #BlackBerry10


At this time the blackberry site appears to be down.

Internal Server Error – Read
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

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Jan 30 2013
The Parisian Diet – Reach your Right Weight @TheParisianDiet

Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, France’s foremost nutrition expert, will help you reach your Right Weight. Follow the diet via the book or the online program.

The latest in weight loss and nutrition industry is The Parisian Diet, an online coaching companion throughout the user’s weight loss journey! Based on the user’s diet profile, a healthy and attainable weight goal is formulated. This formula has led to weight loss success for millions of his followers.

The author, Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen is France’s leading diet and nutrition expert. He is a celebrity in France, as he hosts his own weight-loss reality TV show. He has devoted himself to studies involving food intake and the human body for the past 30 years. Since 2000, he has written dozens of books including, his best-seller, Savoir Maigrir (Know How to Lose Weight) among others. Since 2007, his well-known international diet coaching websites has a strong online community with more than 500,000 subscribers.

Dr. Cohen debunks the myth that the “French don’t get fat”. The image of the French who seem to be forever slim, fashionable and have delicious cuisine is a motivation for others to adapt their culture. Thus, Dr. Cohen’s approach to healthy eating is drawn from the Parisian tradition of regularly spaced meals, using only the freshest and healthiest ingredients. He provides pleasurable long-term and sustainable solutions, customizing it for the American market.

Get started today.

Jan 30 2013
Climate Rally LA – Feb 17, 2013

Climate Rally LA
Sunday, February 17, 1pm
Location: Olvera Street – Paseo De La Plaza, south-west of 125 Paseo De La Plz, Los Angeles 90012

Make History and Stand in Solidarity with the largest climate rally in U.S. History!

Join Tar Sands Action Southern California, Sierra Club Beyond Coal, Food & Water Watch, and Coalition Against Nukes, among other organizations as they march L.A. to deliver a message to the President: “Solve the Climate Crisis! Take a Stand Mr. President!”

Tell Barack Obama it’s time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It is time for a Renewable Energy Future – one that doesn’t include dirty and dangerous fuels like Coal, Fracking, Tar Sands and Nuclear. See website for a complete list of organizations who are “Standing in Solidarity”

Dress in all black to help us form a human pipeline. This is a peaceful march and all signs must be peaceful in nature. Profanity, prejudice, or other inappropriate signage will be removed.

Sign up on Facebook and invite your friends to attend.

Los Angeles Rally:
“Solve the Climate Crisis! Take a Stand Mr. President!”

Stand in Solidarity with the LARGEST climate demonstration in Washington D.C. yet!

On Sunday, February 17th at 1pm join Tar Sands Action Southern California, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign, Food & Water Watch, and Coalition Against Nukes among others as we march in downtown Los Angeles to deliver a message – “Solve the Climate Crisis! Take a Stand Mr. President!”

(See below those organizations & businesses who are standing in solidarity.)

Tell Barack Obama it’s time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It is time for a Renewable Energy Future – one that doesn’t include dirty and dangerous fuels like Coal, Fracking, Tar Sands and Nuclear.

This demonstration is in solidarity with the Washington D.C. march happening the same day organized by, Sierra Club and Hip Hop Caucus. Thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make “Forward on Climate” the largest climate rally in history. We encourage everyone to attend the D.C. rally (, but for those unable to make the journey you can still stand in solidarity and make history right here in Los Angeles.


* When: Sunday, February 17th at 1pm

* Starting Place: South-West Side of Paseo De La Plaza in Olvera Street. (Between North Los Angeles St. & Main St.)

* Destination: City Hall Los Angeles – 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA (South Side Steps)

* City Hall Events: Prayer for the Earth, music, dance, speakers, and closing ceremony (details to come)

~~ We Stand In Solidarity ~~
Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign
Tar Sands Action Southern California
Food and Water Watch
Idle No More – Los Angeles
Surfrider West La Malibu Chapter
Pasadena Foothills Citizens Climate Lobby
Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club
Amazon Watch
Burbank Green Alliance
5 Gyres
Center for Biological Diversity
Jimmy Dore, Comedian
Planet Rehab
LA Green Festival
Transition San Fernando Valley
NELA Transition
Arroyo SECO Network of Time Banks
Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign
Long Beach Coalition for a Safe Environment
California Interfaith Power and Light
Allesandro’s Chapter of Coalition for Educational Justice
Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
MLK Coalition of Los Angeles
LA Bioneers
Westchester Democratic Club
California League of Conservation Voters
Move to Amend
Climate Reality
Coalition Against Nukes – LA
Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE)
Re-Power LA Coalition
LA Progressive
LA League of Women Voters
99 Rise
Wild Heritage Planners
LA Green Drinks
Resident Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE)
Sustainable Works
Alliance for Climate Education
Environment California
Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP)
Earth Resource Foundation
Occupy Venice
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Arts: Earth Partnership
Hippo Works
Sierra Club Orange County Global Warming Committee
Synergy TV
Leslie Iwerks Productions
Los Angeles Eco-Village
CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages
Dance 4 Oceans
West LA Democratic Club
Biodiesel Coop of Los Angeles
Apollo Alliance
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society
Community for a Better Environment (CBE)

** Want to join as a supporting Organization or Business? Email info(at) for details.

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– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – STAND UP – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – MAKE HISTORY! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

* * * * * * * * * * * * Bring a Friend * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Jan 29 2013
Custom iPhone Cases Just $9.99!

Custom iPhone Cases Now 50% Off. Available for iPhone 4, 4s & 5. Upload photos, logos or personal messages to create a customized iPhone case that’s as unique as you! Our lightweight, sleek iPhone cases are perfect for businesses or friends and family!

Get your customized basic t-shirt for just $6.00! Choose from a variety of designs and add your own text to make your design unique! Customized t-shirts are great for everything from business uses to personalized gifts! The T-Shirts are made of 100% Pre-Shrunk cotton and are available in sizes from S to XXL.

Jan 29 2013
California Bohemian Leather

California Bohemian Leather

From their facebook page:
Our business is growing so we need to make room. Please stop by our workshop this Saturday, February 2nd from 12-4pm for our $25 belt clearance sale. We are also offering 25% off any of our custom belts, cuffs and guitar straps. (Out-of-town Facebook friends can order online and still save 25% by using the code JANUARY2013)

Join us this Saturday (Feb. 2nd) 12-4pm for our $25 clearance sale & 25% off custom orders. Online code: JANUARY2013 

We make hand cut, punched, stitched and dyed leather belts, cuffs and guitar straps in our studio workshop in Altadena, CA. @1LanceAnderson & @BohemianRunner

2524 El Molino Ave.
Altadena, California 91001

Phone (213) 300-7083

Workshop is located in Altadena, California at 2524 El Molino Ave 91001

[email protected]  @BohemianLeather
(626) 818-4241

Jan 29 2013


Fresh Produce Style Expert and Drybar Co-host Weekend-Long Style Event

PASADENA, Calif.Fresh Produce, a leading apparel brand for women, is celebrating its grand opening in Old Pasadena. The weekend-long celebration begins Friday, Feb. 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Shoppers are invited to stop by the new store throughout the weekend for fun style events and promotions.


What:             Fresh Produce Grand Opening Celebration


When:            Friday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 10


Where:           Fresh Produce

      32 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA, 91105.

Phone: 626.796.5760


Gail Hartin, Vice President of Merchandising, lead designer and style expert for Fresh Produce-, will be available to give style tips and personal shopping experiences on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. As the design lead, she is an expert when it comes to helping women select outfits that will have them looking and feeling radiant.

Weekend visitors can also take advantage of grand opening discounts including buy one get one 50% off all Fresh Produce clothing and a free striped tote bag with a $150 purchase. Shoppers will also be eligible to enter a drawing to win Fresh Produce gift cards and a grand prize, $250 shopping spree.


Drybar stylists will be on-hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for complimentary salon services and gifts.


For more information regarding Fresh Produce apparel and products, please visit:



About Fresh Produce:

For nearly three decades Fresh Produce has delighted women with inspiring color, vibrant prints, and stylish, comfortable clothing. More than 80 percent of the collection is produced in the USA with a signature garment dye process, exclusive prints and colorful basics. Fresh Produce creates styles that women want to wear because of the considerate details and high quality. Fresh Produce apparel is sold in more than 400 independent retail locations, 27 company-owned stores and online at


Contact: Michelle Hoffman

[email protected]

Lola Red PR


Jan 29 2013
Apple iOS Update 6.1

iOS 6.1

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

• LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at <>)
• Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
• iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
• New button to reset the Advertising Identifier

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Jan 29 2013
New Apple iPad 128GB Storage

New Apple iPad 128GB Storage
128-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only iPad will cost $799,
Cellular version at $929.

The new iPads will be available on Feb. 5.

Read the press release here

Jan 28 2013
Certified Seminar Leader Training

Certified Seminar Leader Training

Register for the upcoming seminar that is taking place on Jan 31, Feb 1st and 2nd at the Fuller Campus in Pasadena.
There are a limited number of seats.
Contact us via e-mail or by telephone for pricing. See media kit.

Become A Seminar Leader

If you are seeking to enter the seminar or workshop business, increase your level of professional success, or market your products or services utilizing the seminar format, ASLA is for you. ASLA also welcomes anyone providing services or products to seminar leaders.

Professional Seminar Leaders University

ASLA’s comprehensive 3-day Professional Seminar Leaders University gives you designation as a Certified Seminar Leader (CSL). The intensive session fully prepares you to deliver your seminars. You will:

  • learn how to design and market the seminar
  • polish your public speaking
  • learn how to write your book

You will also have the opportunity to network with seminar leaders and speakers, experts in their field. When you are ready to start your seminars, ASLA will provide you with all the necessary support.

American Seminar Leaders Association
2405 E. Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104
Office: 626.791.1211
Fax: 626.791.0701
Toll Free: 1.800.801.1886
email: [email protected]

Dave Matthews
Executive Assistant
American Seminar Leaders Association
2405 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 791-1211

Jan 27 2013
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Jan 27 2013
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Jan 27 2013
Ashton Kutcher goes to hospital After Playing Steve Jobs – jOBS Movie Due in April

Ashton Kutcher goes to hospital after imitating Steve Job’s fruit-only diet while filming

In order to get ready for his role playing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, Kutcher adhered to the same fruit only diet that Jobs supposedly followed.

Steve Wozniak, is played by Josh Gad
Wozniak criticized his portrayal as ‘totally wrong’

‘Jobs,’ which is due out in April, has been criticized by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for veering too far from the truth.

In this official clip from jOBS (2013), Ashton Kutcher (Steve Jobs) explains the importance of Josh Gad’s (Steve Wozniak) newest project, the “operating system”. The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Co-starring Dermot Mulroney and James Woods, Amanda Wood and Luke Haas.

Are you excited for jOBS?

Jan 26 2013
Adverse Possession: Can You Live for Free in a Mansion?

Adverse Possession: Can You Live for Free in a Mansion?

You may have heard or read about the story in Florida of the squatter who is living a $2.5 million home foreclosed on by Bank of America. Well there are countless other squatters who are claiming adverse possession which is a valid law in 50 states, but the law which was enacted  in the 19th century was intended for homes/properties that have in fact been abandoned.

More on this as stories develop.

Jan 26 2013
Super Bowl XLVII (47) 2013 Don’t Miss It, Details

It’s down to just two teams, this NFL post season: The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will battle it out in Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome, New Orleans, Louisiana.


When the Super Bowl kicks off Feb 3, 2013, it will mark the second time in franchise history that the Ravens will be in the title game. The Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV following the 2000 season. Linebacker Ray Lewis,  now the last remaining original Raven, has stated this will be his last season in the NFL, and will be looking to go out on top in his last game.

This is the first time the 49ers have made the Super Bowl since the 1994 season, when they won Super Bowl XXIX over the San Diego Chargers. Steve Young threw six touchdown passes in the game, earning MVP honors.

The game will feature the first Super Bowl match up of brothers as opposing head coaches, with the Ravens’ John Harbaugh versus the 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh.

New Orleans will tie the South Florida/Miami metropolitan area with their tenth Super Bowl when the game kicks off in two weeks.

The power of the Super Bowl is in more than the host city’s exposure and the money that it generates: this year’s game has caused New Orleans to adjust Mardi Gras. The first set of parades will take place beginning January 25, a week earlier than normal. Parade season will then pause as the Super Bowl takes center stage, allowing the residents, officials, and police force to focus on the NFL’s championship.

And the rumor mill is on red for a Destiny’s Child performance during the Super Bowl halftime show. In light of a Destiny’s Child reunion announced in early January, it won’t be a surprise if Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams join Beyoncé on-stage at some point during her halftime performance.

Us Weekly published this morning that the award-winning trio will convene halfway through Beyoncé’s solo set, where they will then perform a biggest hits medley for the remainder of the show.

To say football fans can’t wait would be an understatement! Mark your calendars for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. EST!

Jan 26 2013
Unlock/Jailbreak Your Phone Go To Jail

Unlock Jailbreak Your Phone Go To Jail

“After this upcoming weekend, you have to ask your phone company if you want to use the phone you (kind of) bought from them on any other carrier’s network. You used to be able to ask for, or purchase, or hack your way to an “unlocked” phone, but that will be illegal after Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.”

Read the law here.

Starting Today, It is Illegal to Unlock Your Cellphone


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