Monthly Archives: August 2013
Aug 27 2013
Seal Beach, CA E-Cigarette Vendor Moratorium 45 Day Ban

Seal Beach, CA

E-Cigarette Vendor Moratorium 45 Day Ban

Introduced in 2003 in China, kids using them. This is a precautionary move by the city of Seal Beach, CA.

Are people really using then? There are so many types, that there could be some that are in fact more dangerous than others due to chemicals used in the vapor formulas. I wonder if a plain vapor flavor is used if the same effects have been found.

Aug 26 2013
Angelita Calvillo – Obituary – Funeral Service Whittier

Our Aunt Angie passed away last Friday August 23, 2013 after a battle with an aggressive cancer.

The tremendous amount of pain she was enduring during her past few months as a result of the cancer she was battling is just unimaginable. She passed with her family at her side.  Angie will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

This video was created as a tribute to Angelita Calvillo, the song was written and performed by her sons with the help of Richard Morales.

Roger and Angie Calvillo

Roger and Angie Calvillo

Angie joins her late husband Roger Calvillo in heaven.


 Pictured: Angie and Ramon at our wedding in 2006



Obituary for Angelita Caballero Calvillo

Angelita was born on January 5, 1932 in Quisicedo, Spain, to Victor and Aquilina (Gomez Peña) Caballero. She passed away on August 23, 2013, in Laguna Beach, California, at the age of 81 years.

Angelita was raised in Entramborrios De Sotoscueba, Spain and became the 5th child at that time. Her mother died 2 years after she was born and Angelita was left to live with her aunt, due to the fact that her father was forced to flee the country during the Spanish Civil War (all of the remaining siblings were sent to live with various relatives or trade schools in Spain and in the United States). Angelita lived on a farm in Entramborrios with her Aunt Prudencia and her uncle Victorino Gomez, cousins Victorino Jr. and Margarita, until the age of 14 (1946) when her father was able to send for her. She and her brother Fernando made the journey to the United States and joined her father, Victor, and his wife, Maria, as well as her siblings, Josephina, Felicitas, Victor, Felix, and Louis in Los Angeles, California. It was there that a few years later she eventually met her dear husband, Rogelio Calvillo.

Rogelio and Angie were married on March 31, 1954, in Los Angeles, California. They settled in Whittier, California, and built a wonderful life for themselves where they raised five loving children. As a homemaker, Angie was able to remain home with her children, while working part-time as a seamstress. That was a special blessing for her. Rogelio, her husband, passed away in 1989, at which point Angelita moved in with her brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Margarita Caballero, who provided a loving home for her until she became ill in 2012. At that time her children then cared for her in their homes until she passed in Laguna Beach on August 23, 2013.

Outside of her family, Angelita enjoyed dancing, cooking and shopping. She was a devoted Catholic who attended St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Whittier, California.

Angelita is survived by her children, Beatrice (Dave) Rosenbaum, Roger (Teresa) Calvillo, Joseph (Arlene) Calvillo, Susan (Alfonso) Galvez, and Monica (Lewis) Zuker; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and four brothers, Victor Caballero, Felix Caballero, Fernando Caballero, and Louis Caballero. She joins her husband Rogelio Calvillo and her two sisters Josephina Caballero Morales and Felicitas Caballero Garcia in Heaven.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, August 29, beginning at 5:00pm at White Emerson Mortuary, 13304 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California, 90601. A Rosary will follow at 6:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 30, 2013, 11:15am, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7215 S Newlin Ave. Whittier, California, 90602, 562-698-0107. Burial will follow the Mass at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California.

Memorial Services for Angelita Calvillo

 Angelita Calvillo

Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 6:00 P.M. – Rosary & Memorial Service

White Emerson Mortuary

13304 E. Philadelphia Street

Whittier, CA  90601

(562) 698-0304



Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:15 A.M.  – Mass

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
7215 Newlin Avenue
Whittier, CA  90601


Burial Services immediately following at Rose Hills Memorial Park

Gate 9 – Garden of Valor – Off of Rose Hills Road in Whittier


4:00PM – 6:00PM

Get Driving Directions

White Emerson Mortuary

13304 East Philadelphia Street

Whittier, CA, US, 90601

(562) 698-0304

Order flowers now and have it delivered before Angelita’s Visitation

AUG 29

Rosary  6:00PM

Get Driving Directions

White Emerson Mortuary

13304 East Philadelphia Street

Whittier, CA, US, 90601

(562) 698-0304

AUG 30


9:30AM – not sure of this is the correct time

Get Driving Directions

St. Mary of the Assumption
7215 Newlin Ave.
Whittier, CA, US


Order flowers now and have it delivered before Angelita’s Mass

AUG 30



Get Driving Directions

Rose Hills Memorial Park
3888 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA, US, 90601
(562) 699-0921

Order flowers now and have it delivered before Angelita’s Graveside

Aug 25 2013
Be Great Fest 2013: LA Tech Startup Extravaganza #begreatfest



Be Great Fest 2013: LA Tech Startup Extravaganza

Be Great Partners

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

West Hollywood, CA

Be Great Fest

Be Great Fest


Be Great Fest


Be Great Fest


Be Great Fest


Have questions about Be Great Fest 2013: LA Tech Startup Extravaganza? Contact Be Great Partners 
Be Great Partners (BGP), the leading startup incubator in Los Angeles, has an active $6 million fund to expand LA’s startup ecosystem and bring the most talented tech startups and continued long-term job growth to Los Angeles, specifically its Miracle Mile. The company is seeking big data projects to invest an average capital ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, while providing the startups with strong mentorship, world-class facilities and a team of 25 innovative developers. Be Great Partners works directly with entrepreneurs to develop their project’s full potential.

Dealflicks is like or, but for movie theaters. Consumers get movie ticket and concession deals for up to 60% off 24/7/365. Theaters fill their 88% empty seats without any upfront costs or monthly fees. Dealflicks is part of the Be Great Partners Startups Accelerator program.

Aug 25 2013
iPhone 5 USB Data Charge Cables Best Prices

If you are like me you like to find the best prices on phone charging cables.  There are some very cheap cables out there, that when you use them a couple times or they get stretched a little they will stop working. So the search continues to find the best cables, short of pay the prices Apple charges for cables, you have some alternatives where you can pay less than $10 per cable and potentially end up with some some cables that could last at least a few months.

Most of the time I don’t really care how short or long the cable is.
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Here’s an iPhone 5 usb charge cable that is coiled.

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Aug 25 2013
AirSplat Los Angeles – Store Grand Opening @airsplat

AirSplat Los Angeles – Store Grand Opening

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Irwindale, CA

When: September 14th, 2013
Where: 3809 Durbin Street, Irwindale, CA 91706
Time: From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm PST

Join us for our Los Angeles Store Grand Opening!

We will have over $10,000 worth of prizes with raffles throughout the day and a chance for you to WIN AN ECHO1 MINIGUN!

The first 100 to arrive will receive a free raffle ticket and an Airsplat Care Package!

Every purchase will come with a free gift and up to 80% off!

Bring your family and friends and enjoy the music, food and tactical missions with lots of prizes!

Test your guns at our shooting range and learn some of the best tactics during our onsite demo!

Door buster deals will run from 10:00am to 12:00pm and will include many of the most popular guns at discounts never seen before or take advantage of our one day specials when you buy $100 ($25 off), $200 ($50 off) or $400 ($100 off).

The event will also feature a Vendor Village where you will have the opportunity to talk to some of the most popular brands in the industry, fields and airsoft teams!

We will also have many games with other amazing prizes!

RSVP on Eventbrite to receive a free raffle ticket!

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Aug 24 2013
Graffiti Removal Pasadena Hotline

I want to write about my ongoing experience with the graffiti removal department of Pasadena, CA.

This group is on it, remove most graffiti reported within one day or less.

In the past week I have reported large graffiti on a wall of a supermarket on Villa, graffiti on a utility pole, and on the sidewalk. With the increase in graffiti there has been increased workload on the city department but at the same time Jose and Rudy are doing a great job.

We can all do our part to keep the streets free of graffiti by reporting it quickly.


Graffiti Abatement
Graffiti Hotline: (626) 744-7622

To report graffiti on public property or to request services for removal from your private property, please call the Graffiti Abatement Hotline at (626)744-7622. Please be prepared to provide the following information:

Specific Address or Location
Description of graffiti
Your name and phone number


Rudy Sanchez (Graffiti Supervisor)
(626) 744-7622

Jose de la Cruz (Graffiti Supervisor)
(626) 744-7622

You can also use this site:

Aug 24 2013
San Diego Mayor Filner Forced Out

Mayor Filner Forced Out

70 year Bob Filner ex mayor.

He exits with a pension of $80,000 a year and the city of San Diego is on the hook for legal bills.

Harrassment suits bring resignation

Filner’s last day is next week.

Filner is delusional thinking that after “due process” he would have been vindicated. Vindicated of what? He claims a lynching.


Aug 23 2013
‘Go Bananas’ at the 2nd Annual Banana Festival at the Port of Hueneme….Saturday, September 28, 2013


‘Go Bananas’ at the 2nd Annual Banana Festival at the Port of Hueneme….Saturday, September 28, 2013

 Port Hueneme, CA – It’s time to ‘Go Bananas’ once again when the 2nd Annual Banana Festival takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, Harbor District, 105 East Port Hueneme Road.

The free festival provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in addition to learning about the journey of the banana and interworking of the Port. Festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, live music, interactive displays, recipe contests, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, port tours and more.

Food & Beverages

Visitors can enjoy a number of food vendors, all offering a variety of tasty concoctions – from authentic tacos to savory barbecue to Thai noodles. Local restaurants will offer special banana treats like banana splits and chocolate-dipped bananas. Besides the food, attendees can quench their thirst with ice cold local brews, soft drinks, and creamy banana smoothies.

Music & Dance

Hot local bands will entertain the crowd on the main stage providing a wide array of music for all preferences.

Port Education at the Port Pavilion

A look into the Port’s daily operations and its interworking are provided at the Port Pavilion. Visitors can learn how the Port works for the community as well as about its many imports and exports that are transported globally throughout six continents.

Auto Pavilion

Serving as an important west coast gateway for the import and export of automobiles, visitors will have an opportunity to view the latest car models and trends in alternative initiatives.

Waterside Port Tours

For those wanting to view operations taking place during festival weekend, the Waterside Port Tours offer a rare opportunity to see The Port from the sea as the Bluefin boat of Hook’s Landing located in Channel Islands Harbor takes visitors in and around the Port and the Naval Base. Photo IDs will be required and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Kid’s Zone

Kids can have endless hours of fun in the Kid’s Zone! Fun highlights include a banana crafts, inflatable fun, and a climbing wall!


Those who love to shop will enjoy browsing through local vendor exhibits offering gourmet foods, boutique clothing, hand-crafted jewelry, garden art, hats, sunglasses, maritime treasures and so much more.

About the Port of Hueneme

For more than 75 years, the Port of Hueneme has been a major economic engine in Ventura County. Its customers create over 9,400 jobs (direct, induced, indirect, and influenced), ranging from the pilots who guide ships to people who load and unload cargo to the accountants who track the freight. As one of California’s busiest seaports, The Port is as proud of its $1 billion economic contribution to the area as it is of the people who have made it possible. The Port is a vital west coast getaway for the import & export of automobiles. In addition, the Port also handles produce, liquid bulk, fuels and fertilizer. Coast trade includes fish, offshore oil, general cargo and vessel fuel.

For Festival information, call 805-253-2282 or visit the website at

Festival Contact:  Kellie Meehan, Festival Director, 805-253-2282,


Aug 23 2013
Openings: New Businesses in Old Pasadena

 It has been a busy summer in Old Pasadena, and we are pleased

to announce the recent openings of so many diverse and unique businesses.

From ice cream “sammies” to traditional hard candies, full-service dining experiences to market-fresh cafés, hand-picked clothing boutiques to eco-friendly car washes,

Old Pasadena just might have it all.

Take a look, explore a little, and decide for yourself!

168 logo

168 Restaurant

168 W. Colorado Blvd.



168 is a fresh, new full-service dining experience in Old Pasadena. Classically-trained Chef Hisashi Yoshiara, who has helmed several fine dining restaurants (including Cafe Jacoulet) , offers his vision of a modern California menu influenced by Pan-Asian traditions.

168 is a modern California restaurant influenced by pan-Asian traditions. The focus is on creating flavorful dishes using the freshest ingredients. 168 offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining options. Menus will change according to the season and the availability of quality produce, meats, seafood and herbs. Their food includes organic & heirloom products and farmers’ market produce meticulously crafted in combination with unique flavors from around the world.


Coolhaus logo


59 E. Colorado Blvd.


In 2009, Coolhaus exploded onto the food truck scene with gourmet ice cream sandwiched between homemade cookies. Now available in Old Pasadena, Coolhaus products are always all-natural, use RBST- and hormone-free dairy, and use local and organic, along with seasonal ingredients, when possible.

  Copa Vida logo

 Copa Vida Cafe

70 S. Raymond Avenue


Cup of Coffee. Cup of Tea. Cup of Life. Copa Vida… an artisan coffee shop featuring espresso and coffee from boutique roasters.  Copa Vida also features a broad tea selection, and a menu of sandwiches and salads by Chef Erick Lee, as well as sweets from Cake Monkey.

Eco Auto Care logo

Eco Auto Care Park & Wash
45 S. De Lacey Avenue – NEW LOCATION


In addition to their location in the Schoolhouse Garage, Eco Auto Care just opened at De Lacey. Their petrochemical-free waterless auto wash and polish solution cleans and protects your auto’s surface from harsh elements, but doesn’t produce contaminated water run-off.

Grandview Palace logo

Grandview Palace Chinese

60 N. Raymond Avenue


Established in 1995, Grandview Palace is family-owned and operated. Offering an extensive menu, they specialize in serving quality Chinese cuisine that is individually crafted and made to order.


 Kal's Bistro logo

Kal’s Bistro

43 E. Union Street


At Kal’s Mediterranean Bistro, they embrace Modern Mediterranean cuisine, reintroducing familiar flavors in a playful fashion in an environment with legendary service and a welcoming atmosphere. Expect delicious food, hand crafted cocktails, and the finest in beers and wines.

Oasis Cafe logo

Oasis Café

34 S. Raymond Avenue


Oasis Café is a contemporary American restaurant serving the best in Californian cuisine. With an emphasis on seasonality, their menu features fresh, sophisticated dishes inspired by local farmers’ markets.

OSEK logo

Osek Korean Cuisine

67 N. Raymond Avenue


Osek Korean Cuisine offers traditional “well-being” Korean food. Head Chef Kwan Kim, who won renown as one of the best chefs in Koreatown, uses a balance of five different colors in the food to protect the five different organs in the body.

Papabubble logo


91 E. Green Street


Founded in Barcelona, Papabubble strives to revive the traditional methods of creating authentic hand-made hard candy. All of the candy is made in store, and every day is a surprise of different flavors!

Pivoine logo

Pivoine Nails & Spa

26 S. Raymond Avenue


Pivoine Nails & Spa offers luxury manicure and pedicure service in a quiet, relaxing environment, where you can sit back and allow yourself to feel pampered.

Popcorn logo


30 W. Colorado Blvd.


Popcorn-n-More is a gourmet popcorn shop that offers high quality popcorn, including the original made-from-scratch Caramel Corn and Cheese Corn recipes, and specialty lemonades that are made fresh on the premises daily.

Sailubju logo

Sailubju Boutique

8 E. Holly Street


The newest addition to Holly Street, Sailubju is a cozy boutique offering dainty fashion, as well as vintage and contemporary decor. Their charming selection includes hand-made products from local designers and artists.

Soap Kitchen logo

The Soap Kitchen

25 N. Fair Oaks Avenue – NEW LOCATION


Beloved Old Pasadena staple, The Soap Kitchen has moved into their new location two doors south of their previous home on Fair Oaks. Make sure you stop by, buy some handmade soap, and say ‘hello’ to their sweet shop-dog Shea.

Twin Palms logo

Twin Palms

101 W. Green Street


The gorgeous twin palms on the corner of Green and De Lacey are alight again. An updated version of the long-standing Twin Palms has opened under new management, and offers contemporary seasonal California cuisine, including some original favorites, under their trademark white sails.


Aug 23 2013
Ben Affleck to play Batman in 2015 Superman Movie

Ben Affleck to play Batman in 2015 Superman Movie

Ben Affleck Is Batman In Superman/Batman Film, Opening July 17th 2015


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