Monthly Archives: January 2013
Jan 26 2013
First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival – POSTPONEMENT


UPDATE: Postponement Date:        April 20, 2013



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.

For Press inquiries, contact: Georgina Stassi, Director of Media Relations;; 310-613-7445. For refund requests, contact


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

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.

Jan 25 2013
New Strain of Norovirus – GII.4 Sydney

Cases on the rise in the US.

Stomach Pain
Body Pain

Usually goes away in a few days.

Most happen at nursing homes or cruise ships

best prevention is to wash your hands and cleaning surfaces with solution that contain bleach.

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
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Jan 25 2013
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 18, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming to LA on April 18, 2013 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.

Jan 25 2013
WordPress 3.5.1 @wordpress

WordPress 3.5.1 Maintenance and Security Release

Releases, Security.

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:

  • Editor: Prevent certain HTML elements from being unexpectedly removed or modified in rare cases.
  • Media: Fix a collection of minor workflow and compatibility issues in the new media manager.
  • Networks: Suggest proper rewrite rules when creating a new network.
  • Prevent scheduled posts from being stripped of certain HTML, such as video embeds, when they are published.
  • Work around some misconfigurations that may have caused some JavaScript in the WordPress admin area to fail.
  • Suppress some warnings that could occur when a plugin misused the database or user APIs.

read more here

Jan 24 2013
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Jan 24 2013
Cam & Fran’s Winter Situation at Golden Road Brewery @goldenroadbrew

Cam & Fran’s Winter Situation featuring LA Craft Beer Bloggers

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.

The plan:
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 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.

Jan 23 2013
Pasadena 2013 State of City Event Jan. 24; Includes Mars Curiosity Rover Display

2013 State of City Event Jan. 24; Includes Mars Curiosity Rover Display


2013 State of 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,

For more information, call Lorain Nagahiro, Mayor’s Office, at (626) 744-7210 or by email to

For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to


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,

Jan 22 2013
♫ Free Tix! Dirty Heads Concert w/ Kat and HBSurroundSound – MacMall Torrance – Sat 2/9 @ 2pm ♫

♫ Free Tix! Dirty Heads Concert w/ Kat and HBSurroundSound – MacMall Torrance – Sat 2/9 @ 2pm ♫


Jan 22 2013
Smashburger – Smashchicken Buy One Get One Free Coupon

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Jan 22 2013
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