Monthly Archives: August 2013
Aug 18 2013
Save on End of Summer Hotels and Travel
Aug 17 2013
Burbank Certified Farmers’ Market Video Saturday Mornings

Burbank Farmers’ Market – Community Cornerstone –

Certified means that what is being sold at the market, is actually being grown by the farmers.

Catalina Campbell Manager of the market.
One of the only non-profit markets, that raises about $50k per year for Providence Saint Joseph Medical
30 years of the market.

Aug 17 2013
Santa Monica Tour da Arts, vol. 5 ! Sunday, August 18, 11 am – 5 pm @SMMoA #TourDaArts

Santa Monica Tour da Arts, vol. 5 ! Sunday, August 18, 11 am  – 5 pm @SMMoA #TourDaArts

Tour da Arts

Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds with Tour da Arts, vol. 5. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s fifth annual event takes you on a ride filled with music, dance, and art.

Tour da Arts schedule and festivities:

Tour da Arts kicks off with a welcoming bicycle-themed festival at SMMoA. The focus of this year’s festival will be multi-modal transportation and the creative side of bike culture. As the first stop on the tour, SMMoA represents the visual arts and hosts walk-throughs of its summer exhibitions.

11 am – 1 pm: Tour da Arts Festival and Check-in at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

  • Tours of SMMoA’s current exhibitions: Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY, dosa at SMMoA: Exploring Joshua Tree, and Marco Rios: Anatomy of an Absent Artist
  • Bike Advocacy: Learn fun and safe biking tips from Santa Monica Spoke/Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, LA Metro, City of Santa Monica Transportation, and C.I.C.L.E.
  • Art Bikes and Tune-ups: Get a complimentary bike tune-up from Bikerowave, a volunteer-run community operated bike repair shop in Mar Vista. Check out Solé Bicycles’ Art Bikes, a series of unique, artist-designed fixed-gears
  • Food and Drink: Enjoy delicious options from ONE Coconut Water, Clif/Luna Bar, and Whole Foods Market Santa Monica 

1 pm: Tour da Arts, vol. 5  Cultural Bike Tour departs SMMoA

1:30 – 2:15 pm: Second Stop: Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

  • Enjoy We Love Tap— a live, contemporary tap performance by Chloe and Maud Productions
  • Refreshments and snacks provided by Whole Foods Market Santa Monica, Clif Bar, ONE Coconut Water

3:00 – 3:45 pm: Third Stop: Grant Elementary School Playground

  • At the Oasis— an exclusive performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre choreographed specifically for this stop
  • Refreshments and treats provided by Handsome Coffee Roasters and Isabella’s Cookies

4:15 – 5:00 pm: Final Stop: Return to SMMoA at the Bergamot Station Arts Center

What to Bring: Basic riding skills and a bicycle in good running order. All participants under the age of 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 9 should be on a tag-along, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device.


SOLD OUT: 25 free bike rentals will be provided by Perry’s Café and Rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. Bike reservations can be made in the registration form while supplies last.

Congratulations to David Chernoblysky, SMMoA’s Tour da Arts, vol. 5 “Bike Critter Art Contest” winner! The Museum accepted drawings of cycling critters from artists of all ages. The winning critter was selected by a panel of three professional judges—illustrator Calef Brown, artist Mel Kadel, and Giant Artists agency’s Jen Lamping—to serve as the featured mascot for this year’s ride.

Participation in Tour da Arts, vol. 5 is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors: the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and the Barnwood Foundation.

Special thanks to our event partners: Santa Monica SPOKE/LACBC, C.I.C.L.E., Clif/Luna Bar/Clif Kids, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, Grant Elementary School,  Bike Attack, iZip Hybrid Electric Bicycles, Solé Bicycles, Pedal or Not Electric Bike Tours and Pedego Santa Monica Electric Bicycles, Linus Bikes, LA Metro, Perry’s Café and Rentals, Bikerowave, City of Santa Monica Water Treatment Program, Bergamot Station Arts Center, LLC.

Special thanks also to our in-kind sponsors: Whole Foods Market Venice, Clif Bar, ONE Coconut Water.

Bike Critter
Tour da Arts, vol. 5 !
Sunday, August 18, 11 am  – 5 pm 

Here are some helpful tips:

    • Please arrive early. Check in starts at 11 am.
    • Please allow time to park and prepare your bike. There is free parking in the Bergamot Station lot in front of the Museum. Additional parking is available along Michigan Avenue and 26th Street.
    • Early birds will be rewarded with a free Tour da Arts bike bag (limited supply) and refreshments!
    • Timing is crucial to the ride. The group leaves promptly at 1 pm.
  • Make sure your bike tires are pumped and your bike is ready to go before 1 pm. We will have limited pumps available for your use.
  • There will be snacks along the ride but it’s a good idea to eat a hearty breakfast or brunch before the ride.
Raffle Prizes:
Must be present to win
Festival and Ride Highlights:
Tours of SMMoA’s current exhibitions 

Free Tour da Arts bags for the first 250 guests


Fun and safe biking tips from community bike and transportation groups


Bicycle tune-up tent


Artist-designed bicycles


Complimentary drinks and snacks along the ride


We Love Tap— a contemporary tap dance performance by Chloe and Maud Productions at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club


At the Oasis— a site-specific performance by the celebrated Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre at Grant Elementary School’s playground


Amazing give-aways


And more!


Click here for the full schedule of events

Aug 16 2013
Long Beach BBQ Festival August 16-18, 2013 @LBBBQFestival

The Long Beach BBQ Festival to be held August 16-18, 2013, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California. You won’t want to miss this event.

The West’s Best BBQ All-in-One Outdoor Family Festival! The Long Beach BBQ Festival is the largest three day BBQ Extravaganza featuring the WORLD’S BEST BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Tri-tip, Sausages, Chicken and more. The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as National Award Winning Rib Cookers of America and local grillers produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.
Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Tri-Tip, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Sausages and more…

We combine local and nationally known bands, the BEST BBQ IN TOWN, giant food court (Chinese, Mexican, local eateries and American foods — something for everyone), dance floor, children’s area, arts and crafts, cantinas (serving water, beer, wine), to create the largest BBQ Extravaganza, right here in Southern California
The West’s Best BBQ All-in-One Outdoor Family Festival!

(Only applies to General Admission and does not include Rib Feast or All You Can Eat VIP Rib Village.)

Outdoor park family atmosphere.

Friday, August 16th — 5 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, August 17th — 12 NOON – 11 PM
Sunday, August 18th — 12 NOON – 10 PM

FREE Souvenir E-Picture!
Get Dressed Up in Hats, Bandanas — We Got it All!!
Many Props to Choose From to Make it Fun,
and Get Your Picture Taken. It’s FREE!


HURRAY VIP RIB Village All-You-Can-Eat & Drink/ Sat. 8/17 SOLD OUT! Get tickets for Friday or Sunday. Aug.16-18, 2013 

Aug 14 2013
2013 Altcar Expo Santa Monica @AltcarExpo

2013 AltCar Expo & Conference September 20-21, 2013 10 am-5 pm Santa Monica Civic Auditorium


Aug 14 2013
Burbank Flash Mob Car Show Empire Center Krispy Kreme Tuesdays Traffic Jams

Burbank Flash Mob Krispy Kreme Tuesdays Traffic Jams

If you spent any part of yesterday afternoon in the Burbank area near the Empire Shopping Center off the 5 fwy you probably noticed the lines of cars attempting to exit at Burbank Blvd.

Traffic was backed up at some points for over a mile as thousands of car enthusiasts attempted to get to the Empire Shopping Center. This was considered a flash mob as days prior to the event social media sites had mentions of the gathering.

Fortunately there are no reports of any incidents and no arrests.

The unidentified organizer has stated that this was the last of the events.


Aug 13 2013
Condolences: Edward Eliezer Beck, May He Rest in Peace, Funeral Service


This morning we received this very sad news that Ed Beck had passed away after a very long battle with pancreatic cancer. We send condolences to the Beck family in this very difficult time.

Mount Sinai page here.

With sadness we share that Edward Eliezer Beck died last night after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

We send our deepest condolences to Edward’s wife Karmen, to Jaclyn – his daughter and one of our community’s beloved davening leaders – and to his son Allen, along with the whole Beck family.

The funeral will be held at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills Memorial Park

on Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 am.

Shiva will be observed on the following dates at the home of

Karmen & Edward, 11821 Otsego Street, Valley Village, CA, 91607:

Thursday, August 15, 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 17, 8:45 pm

Monday, August 19, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 20, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 pm

The Becks will join us at Shabbat B’Yahad Services on Friday, August 16th at 6:45 pm to be welcomed and comforted by the community.

Hamakom Yinahem Etkhem

May God bring comfort to all those who grieve the loss of loved ones.

May they find comfort and consolation.

And may their loved ones’ memories be a blessing.

Letters of consolation can be sent to and will be forwarded to the family.

Make a contribution to IKAR in Edward’s memory.


  Our community is at its strongest when we are able to care for one another in times of need.  We thank you for your loving presence.   To help support IKAR members and their families in times of loss and celebration, please join our hesed network-


5870 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Aug 13 2013
$13.99 for BuckeyBites Antler Dog-Chew Starter Kit ($24.99 List Price) @groupon

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Aug 13 2013
Watermelon Festival Pasadena Rose Bowl August 16, 17, 18 – 2013

FREE Watermelon All Weekend

While we are sad that the City of Los Angeles and Department of Parks & Rec have made Sunland Park an unaffordable and unworkable venue, we are very excited about our opportunity to partner with the Rose Bowl for this year’s Watermelon Festival. The Rose Bowl’s generosity has allowed Southern California’s longest running, all volunteer, non-profit festival to continue into it’s 52nd consecutive year of family fun and charitable activities. We’re excited to see you at the 2013 Watermelon Festival!

Buy your tickets by Aug. 15th and save 20%

Festival Dates:

August 16, 17, 18 – 2013

Festival Hours:

FRI | 5:00pm – 10:00pm
SAT | 12:00pm – 10:00pm
SUN | 12:00pm – 10:00pm


General: $10 | Kids, 12 & under: $5
Click here to SAVE 20%
Children under 2: FREE


Rose Bowl | Pasadena, CA
Free Parking


August 16, 17, 18 – 2013
Festival Hours:
FRI | 4:00pm – 10:00pm
SAT | 12:00pm – 10:00pm
SUN | 12:00pm – 10:00pm


General: $10 | Kids: $5
Click here to SAVE 20%


Official Website


52st ANNUAL WATERMELON FESTIVAL, 2012 – AUG 16, 17, 18 — The Watermelon Festival is a non-profit, 3 day event featuring live music, food, beer, rides, games, shopping, and FREE watermelon.
Our goal is to raise money for nearly 70 different community organizations, service groups, and charities. These groups range from VHHS athletic program, Make a Wish Foundation, Guide Dogs of America, to City of Hope Research, MEND Poverty Center in Pacoima, and more.
Company Overview
FREE WATERMELON – ALL YOU CAN EAT – ALL WEEKEND LONG. The Watermelon Festival is LA’s long running and largest non-profit, all volunteer festival. Every year it is visited by approximately 20,000 people.

LIKE this page and rsvp on our events page to show your support for close to 70 different charities and non-profit organizations. We got sweet bands ready to rock. Good times for a great cause! P…See More
Watermelon Fest 2013 is coming this August 16, 17, 18.

Join us for rides, games, food, shopping, beer, and awesome bands! The lineup is a mixture of fan favorites from past festivals and brand new acts. Everything from classic rock tributes to great original acts featuring latin, blues, funk, alt rock, indie rock, bluegrass, folk, big band, alternative, americana, rock, blues, and more!
General Information
General Admission: $10 / Children: $5
All-you-can-eat, FREE watermelon all weekend long.


– Budweiser Beer Garden
– Food Trucks
– International Food
– Festival Food
– Smoothies, Deserts & more

– To Be Announced!

– Carnival booth games
– Video Game Truck
– Raffle for cash, gift cards, tickets & more
– Contests: Seed Spitting, Carving, Greased Melon Relay & more

– Shopping from multiple marketplace vendors
– Watermelon Queen & Royal Court Contest
– Community Courtyard w/ local clubs & orgs
– Melon-O-Matic Watermelon Slicer
– Watermelon carving displays

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