UPDATE: Postponement Date: April 20, 2013
POSTPONEMENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS
Last night, the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association announced the postponement of their 1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival and Early Morning Vineyard Hike benefitting the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital that will now be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
“As pleased as we are with the over 500 in attendance, and the momentum surrounding our event, we must put our guests’ safety first. Regrettably, we have decided to postpone our festival to Saturday, April 20th, 2013. The ground is deeply saturated from the recent storm, which is predicted to continue for the next couple of days including the day of the event. These conditions pose too great a risk for our guests and make the much anticipated Vineyard Hike next to impossible,” declared Robert Reyes, winemaker and organizer of this year’s inaugural event. “We want to make sure that everyone has the greatest time possible, we want to give them an enjoyable and memorable experience. We will look forward to seeing everyone in April. I am certain we will have some very special additions to announce in our exciting lineup of activities.”
The Festival will honor all tickets and exhibition fees collected for the event from exhibitors and guests. Those wishing to retain their tickets for admission into the April 20, 2013 event can do so, and all requests for refunds will be honored.
Enthusiasm and participation keep growing for the The First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival slated for Saturday January 26, 2013 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. at Reyes Winery just 45 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The festival will celebrate the recently established AVA, The Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The Sierra Pelona Valley appellation is Los Angeles’ County most recently established and fastest growing wine country destination.
“I would love to see at least 20 vineyards along Sierra Highway for a new wine trail in the next 5 years,” Barry Goldfarb says optimistically, owner of Agua Dulce Winery and Oreana Winery.
Today, festival organizers announced a partial list of wineries that will be joining Reyes Winery to pour at the event. Among them are: Agua Dulce Winery, Alonso Family Vineyards, Antelope Valley Winery, Bouquet Vineyard, Caruce Vineyards, Chavez Vineyards, Copper Hill Brewery, Donna Harris Wine Biz, Steve Hemmert Vineyards, High Desert Cellars, Naked Rebel Winery, Oreana Winery, Pulchella Winery, and Winehouse Vineyards.
Guests will be treated to gourmet food pairings from highly acclaimed Los Angeles area chefs and artisanal food makers such as Le Chene French Cuisine, Cheers At All Corked Up, The Whole Wheatery, Natcheryl Organic Cafe, Roman Holiday, Truffles n Toffee, Naked Juice, California Bakery, and Lindquist Chocolates. There will also be music; an open-air bazaar with area artists; a gift boutique; and an expansive silent auction. Silent Auction items will include Wine and Dine gift certificates; and a variety of other wines, gift packages, and certificates from other sponsors. The event sponsors include Galpin Motors, Union Bank of California, Southern California Edison, Golf Cars LA, Robinson Ranch, All American Container, Power Media Group, Adam and Al Gottfried of Tee It Up Radio Network INC, Santa Clarita Valley TV, The Whole Wheatery, Country Journal, Mail America, and Antelope Valley Winery.
General admission event passes will include a commemorative tasting glass; specialty gift bag; a “ticketless” wine tasting; gourmet fancy food sampling; and free parking. Prepaid general admission tickets are $65.00 and $75.00 at the door.
Exclusive V.I.P. Access Event Passes will include early entrance at 11 a.m., private winery tour with barrel tastings, V.I.P. lounge reserve wine tasting paired with gourmet lunch; plus all general admission ticket benefits. Only a limited amount of V.I.P tickets will be available online at $90.00 until January 20. After January 20, V.I.P. passes will return to their original price of $100.00.
To reserve tickets and for more information on the First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, please visit reyeswinery.com/
About the Sierra Pelona Valley Viticultural Area of California
Nestled in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of the Southern California, just 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles lays California’s newest American Viticultural Area. The untouched natural beauty provides the perfect environment for burgeoning vineyards, boutique wineries and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy a day of discovery and relaxation exploring the areas many fine wineries and tasting rooms. For information on how to make the most of your time in Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Country, join the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintner’s on Facebook.
Who: Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association
What: First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
When: Saturday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Postponement Date: April 20, 2013
Where: Reyes Winery, 10262 Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce, CA 91390.
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Most happen at nursing homes or cruise ships
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Antibacterial gels are not as effect as washing your hands.
There is no vaccine and it is not expected for ten years.
More details here in the report
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming to LA on April 18, 2013 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
WordPress 3.5.1 is now available. Version 3.5.1 is the first maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 37 bugs. It is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions. For a full list of changes, consult the list of tickets and the changelog, which include:
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zpizza just opened in Pasadena, CA.
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Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm
Golden Road’s Social Media Cam and Fran are teaming up with LA Craft Beer Bloggers to open the Chloe’s doors Facebook fans, Twitter followers, beer blogging pals and homebrewing friends — nobody else!
Here’s more details from their blog, and we will be posting pictures and a summary after the event so stay tuned.
We’ve reserved a special night at our upscale pub-within-a-pub so we can hang out and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere AWAY from our computers.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. From 7-9PM the Golden Road beer and appetizers in Chloe’s are on us. Our full menu and beer lists from both The Pub and Chloe’s will also be available for purchase should you hunger or thirst for something more.
UPDATE: We understand that the event is close to capacity… hurry if you want to get in.
To guarantee your entry to the best event of all time at Chloe’s, you MUST RSVP VIA EMAIL to [email protected] with your full name, phone number, email address, and Twitter handle!! A “yes” RSVP to this event page will NOT get you in… as backwards as that may sound.
Further details on special gifts, beers, bites and brewers to join us are to come … as well as an extra special surprise for our homebrewing friends.
We look forward to seeing you here for brews, hangtime, and hopefully some messy Jenga in the Champagne Room.
2013 State of City Event Jan. 24; Includes Mars Curiosity Rover Display
MAYOR’S STATE OF THE CITY EVENT JAN. 24 INCLUDES MARS CURIOSITY ROVER DISPLAY
PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, City Councilmembers, and other civic and business leaders for the annual State of the City event at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus, 332 S. Michigan Ave.
The theme for the evening is “Celebrating Success” and will include a special full-scale model display of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) Mars Curiosity Rover, weather permitting. The Curiosity Rover will be on display outside the auditorium and attendees will be able to get up close to the full-scale model for pictures. JPL officials will be on hand to talk about the rover.
Joining Mayor Bogaard on stage will be JPL Deputy Director Lt. Gen. (retired) Eugene L. Tattini, who will share some of the recent successes of JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory Team and the now-famous Curiosity Rover that is making new discoveries on the Red Planet every day. Vice Mayor Margaret McAustin will serve as program emcee.
Mayor Bogaard will provide the keynote address on recent accomplishments by the City during the past year as well as forward-looking plans for the City in 2013.
The Rover will be on display, weather permitting, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by about 8:00 p.m.
Free, self-parking will be available in the Caltech Parking Lot #2, 405 S. Wilson Ave., at the northwest corner of Wilson Avenue and San Pasqual Street. Reserved, ADA/Handicapped parking spaces will be available in the parking lot near the auditorium. ADA/Handicapped seating inside the auditorium is available.
KPAS, the City’s government cable TV station will be at the event to record the State of the City for re-broadcast on Channel 3 for Charter subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers. A replay schedule will be posted on the City’s website, www.cityofpasadena.net.
For more information, call Lorain Nagahiro, Mayor’s Office, at (626) 744-7210 or by email to [email protected].
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2013, #007-13
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, [email protected]
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Just Try and Make Your Own Gun (Coil Gun)
Learn how to make a Coil Accelerator, just don’t shoot yourself, or anyone else for that matter! In the video I mentioned a “Rail Gun” by mistake. It should have been a coil gun.
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zpizza Pasadena Location Opens
Today in Pasadena the Grand Opening of new zpizza at
1705 E. Colorado Blvd!
Today the first the first 25 students from Caltech or PCC got a FREE zpizza t-shirt, that when worn gives you 10% off all of your orders!
This is a great location that we hope will do well. I good pizza place that sells pizza and salads at good prices.
Pasadena welcomes this sort of food place.
Venturing onto the Factory Floor:
Opportunities in Sensors and Measurement Technologies
Saturday, February 9, 2013
California Institute of Technology
Time and Location:
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Baxter Lecture Hall
Post-program Coffee & Networking with Speakers: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $40 on-line registration; $50 at the door; $10 full-time students;
Caltech students – Free
Many technologists develop a measurement technique: a sensor, or an instrument that might be very useful in monitoring or controlling an industrial process. But how do you venture out onto the factory floor and find your market? Should you build a few copies of an instrument and then create a service that uses your instrumentation and techniques? Or should you try to sell an instrument as a product right off the bat? Or, perhaps you should work with an OEM to be a small part of bigger quality control systems? How do you make sophisticated instruments without billion-dollar fab investments? The February Entrepreneurs Forum will address these topics and more. Come hear how others have navigated these choices…and how it has worked out for them.
Dr. Greg Bearman, Founder, SnapshotSpectra and Qsensor
Eric Shuss, Senior Director, Retail and Life Sciences, Hitachi Solutions
Joan Horvath, National University Community Research Institute (Click to see bio)
Joan Horvath, National University Community Research Institute (Click to see bio)
Goran Matijasevic, Ph.D, Executive Director, UCI Chief Executive Roundtable (Click to see bio)
Rogelio Nochebuena, President, Nochebuena R&D Consulting, Member, Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum Executive Committee. (Click to see bio)
Date Saturday, February 9, 2013
Time and Location
Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Baxter Lecture Hall
California Institute of Technology
$40 on-line registration fee; $50 at-the-door. $10 full-time students; Free to Caltech students.
Inaugural Presidential Address Jan 21, 2013
Official Transcript: Barack Obama
As soon as the transcript becomes available we will post it here… so stay tuned.
What should we expect? More of the same, some of the past? A challenge to work together?
President Obama wrote the speech himself.
Below are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery, given at his second Inauguration as President of the United States.
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
For more than two hundred years, we have.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.
Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.
Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.
But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.
This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.
We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher. But while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American. That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real meaning to our creed.
We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.
We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends, and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.
We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.
We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.
It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.
That is our generation’s task – to make these words, these rights, these values – of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.
For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.
My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.
They are the words of citizens, and they represent our greatest hope.
You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.
You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.
Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America.
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It has been said that bread is the staff of life. However for those who follow a gluten-free diet or observe bread avoidance for weight maintenance or celiac disease, this is not the post for you!
Saturday, January 19 was the first day that handmade bread by Mark Stambler could be had (legally!) in a traditional retail setting, and we were there to both celebrate and procure some of that delicious bread.
Los Angeles County Permit #194151, Proudly made in Mark Stambler’s home kitchen.
Mark is a local resident of the Atwater/Silver Lake area. Supporting local made artisanal products!
Pagnol Boulanger, in several varieties, is now for sale at gourmet store and cafe Say Cheese in Silver Lake. It is also available via a local CSA and at times at the Atwater Village Farm.
MARK STAMBLER is here selling his fresh baked bread. You are excited we are excited! Come on down and pick up a loaf or two or three…$7.00 ea.
3224 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039
Learn more about Mark’s bread: