Monthly Archives: October 2013
Oct 14 2013
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Oct 13 2013
Lincoln Village Festival – Oct 26, 2013 12-4pm

Lincoln Village Festival

Saturday, October 26, 2013
12:00pm – 4:00pm
John Muir High School

Mark your calendars for the Lincoln Village Community Festival, on October 26, 2013. This eagerly-anticipated community event, is in its 10 year of celebrating Community and Unity. There’s will be something for everyone at this fabulous family destination.

Buy local: support the local vendors featuring artists, clothing, small businesses and community organizations; which strengthens our community by purchasing locally crafted items. Free vendor booths to local Pasadena & Altadena vendors and community organizations.

Relax and celebrate community with great music, live performance, spoken word, and dance on covered bandwagon stage. Get inspired with healthy living presentations and activities, arts and crafts, mobile video game truck, costume contest and many activities for kids, teens and the whole family.

Eat, and fill your belly with savory treats from local food trucks and support our Youth Lead Entrepreneurs. Energize your life by visiting informative booths and meeting youth, parents, families, neighbors and business owners who make up our wonderful community.

Visit the Grand Opening and Tour of NATHA’s new program facility on JMHS campus. The new location will provide greater opportunity for NATHA to continue its mission of helping young people succeed in school, in their families and within their community.

All of this and more at the incredible and free family friendly Festival. Ample parking available. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available.

(626) 794-5889

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Oct 13 2013
EBT System Failure Related to System Backup

EBT System Failure Related to System Backup

Thousands of EBT recipients where affected by a outage of the system managed and operated by Xerox corporation for the governments of California and 16 other states.

Xerox issued a statement that the issue was resolved Saturday evening and is investigating cause of the issue.   Early reports are that Xerox was testing a backup system when the live system apparently went down and no EBT transactions at any stores could be completed.

Affecting thousands of stores, and hundreds of thousands of families who rely on the program to buy groceries for their families.

The EBT program is operating again, but it leaves many questions about the people who are on the program.


Oct 11 2013
Artisanal LA Fall Show Returns / October 12-13 / DTLA @artisanalla

Artisanal LA Fall Show Returns / October 12-13 / DTLA

Artisanal LA’s Fall Show Returns

Marketplace + Shopping + Tasting + Demos + Workshops + More Showcasing LA’s finest artisans, makers and chefs. Fall Show October 12-13 / LA Mart / 11-6

Spend the weekend with us and 250+ makers, artisans, crafters and chefs for shopping, workshops, demos, panels, artist installations and more as Artisanal LA returns to downtown Los Angeles this fall with a weekend long community shopping, tasting, and learning experience showcasing the finest indie handmade in the USA home goods and edibles from LA and beyond. 


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The Fall Show takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th at the LA Mart and the LA Mart’s new Maker City as part of the exciting re-launch of the space.

The Fall Show includes:
* Nearly 200 artisan makers to shop from* 40+ chef demos, expert led panels, speakers and book signings* Free hands-on workshops and cool activities

* Sow Swell Pop-Up Urban Farm
* Skylight Books Pop-Up Shop 
* The Institute of Domestic Technology Laboratory 
* Altadena Farmers Market Mini  
* Local artist installations 
* Hosted beverages from Honest Tea, Joia, Pressed Juicery, POP Water and VERVE Coffee* Organic spirits tasting with LA’s Greenbar Distillery (21+)* A café and lounge area

New Venue
For the first time the show will be held at the iconic LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles as part of the exciting re-launch of the space. The event will be held on the main trade show floor, dubbed the 2nd floor Magic Box, and the expanded programming element of the show will take place in the 11th floor Maker City.

LA Mart

2nd Floor Magic Box + 11th floor Maker City
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Admission & Tickets

Tickets are on sale NOW including special $12 presale tickets with limited edition collectible totes and a $15 discounted weekend pass! Tickets will be $15 day of event at the door – cash only, capacity allowing. Our expected attendance is approximately 7-10k over two days. To ensure entry, attendees are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance online. If pre-sale tickets sell out, they may not be available at the door.Tickets are available online now here:

Getting There
Take the Metro Blue Line to Grand Station and walk 3 blocks east towards Broadway. For your best route use the Trip Planner on

For those who drive, parking is available on-site for $10 per day. There is also metered street parking throughout the neighborhood.

Reserve your parking space ahead of time and save some dough …

Sponsors & Supporters Include

LA2050, METRO, Skylight Books, Greenbar Collective, Squarespace, MOO, Edgar Varela Fine Arts, Downtown Muse, Cartwheel Arts, The Institute of Domestic Technology, Altadena Farmers Market, Los Angeles Breadbakers, LA County Beekeepers Association, Sow Swell, Bunch Magazine, Archaic Magazine, Tastemade, POP Water, Pressed Juicery, Joia Life, Verve Coffee Roasters, Honest Tea, Quince & Apple and Tattly. 

Fall Show Makers 
We have dozens of favorites from our inaugural event returning alongside more than one hundred new home good and edibles makers from Los Angeles, Austin, Brooklyn, San Francisco and beyond to share at the Fall Show. A complete list (we add to daily) can be found online here:
Weekend Programming- Demos, Panels, Workshops & Book Signings
From book signing with Nancy Silverton (The Mozza Cookbook) and Joseph Shuldiner (Pure Vegan) to demos and workshops like Makin’ Bacon 101, I’d Rather Be Pickling and Homemade Kombucha, to panels on craft beer and beekeeping, there’s modern day home ec scheduled all day, every day to suit just about everyone.
The complete schedule (subject to change) can be found online here: LA Online
You can find Artisanal LA online on our website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Fan Page and Pinterest:


Oct 11 2013
@goldstar Los Angeles Events Week of October 7, 2013

Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes tickets

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita at the Pantages tickets

Cat-and-Mouse Thriller Wait Until Dark tickets

Innovative, Athletic Modern Dance at the Dorothy Chandler tickets

Bye Bye Birdie: The Elvis-Inspired Musical Comedy tickets

Artisanal LA tickets

Oct 11 2013
Holiday Tour Castle Green Holiday Tour Dec 8th, 2013 @castlegreen

Come join us for our Holiday Tour!

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Dec.8, 2013 save the date!
As we recreate Charles Dickens’ festive and enduring vision at The Castle Green of Pasadena.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 1p to 5p, 99 S. Raymond Ave, 91105

bridge of the Castle Green
A Victorian Wonderland to enjoy!
We will once again transform the Castle Green, complete with music, entertainment, and self-guided tours of our magnificent building, including 30 private apartments.
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Christmas tree in the interior

Old Saint Nick & Dickens await!
You may even catch a glimpse of Old Saint Nick and Dickens himself. Plus, we will be offering, for purchase, a sample of Mrs. Cratchit’s holiday dinner in our wooded garden tent throughout the day.

view of the towers of the Castle

A National Treasure sure to amaze and delight!

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a storybook adventure while roaming the 118 year old halls and grounds of Pasadena’s premiere historic landmark.

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Buy your tickets at the gate December 8th,
or online at

Oct 9 2013
Innovation Summit Pasadena 2013 @innovatepas #ISP2013 #ISPFastPitch

Innovation Summit Pasadena 2013 @innovatepas #ISP2013 #ISPFastPitch

Less than 24 hours before the 1st Innovation Summit Pasadena 2013 kicks off.

Keynote speakers include: Bill Gross, CEO of Idealab; George Whitesides, President of Virgin Galactic; Patricia Moore, Author, Gerontologist, and Industrial Designer; Mike Jones, former CEO of MySpace and founder of Science Technology Studio; Keith Ferrazzi, Author & Founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight; John Mattison, CMIO of Kaiser Permanente; and Dr. Andy Walshe, High Performance Director of Red Bull.

Event organizers Pasadena Magazine and the Five Star Institute have provided us with a special promo code that will allow IP community members to register for $100. (The regular ticket price is $199) Enter PMISP as the discount code when registering.

For more information go to

All keynote and panel discussions will be posted on YouTube.

Panel videos may take several hours to post.

Here is the link:

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Innovation Summit Pasadena 2013 Agenda


Oct 9 2013
Pay it forward. Get a free coffee. #payitforward @starbucks

Come together
If actions define us, let's be known for acts of kindness.
In times like these, a small act of generosity and civility can make a big difference. Come into any participating Starbucks between Wednesday, October 9th and Friday the 11th, buy someone else their favorite beverage-we'll give you a free tall brewed coffee. Let's see what can happen. #payitforward
Oct 8 2013
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Oct 7 2013
Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Park This Saturday @dog_haus
Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Park This Saturday @dog_haus
It’s Oktoberfest time, and what better way to celebrate the brew-iest day of the year than with this fun German-themed bash at Santa Anita Park. Along with steins and steins of delicious German craft beer, the day’s festivities include a costume contest, stein-holding competition and corn-toss championship, plus traditional German “oompah” music and a concert by The Spazmatics with special guests The Boogie Knights. Choose between the Oktoberfest Package — which includes admission, a racing program and tip sheet, two craft beers, an authentic German pretzel and a souvenir Oktoberfest stein — or the VIP Package, which includes an additional eight German beer tastings, food from Dog Haus and a VIP lounge.

Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Park: Craft Beer, Music, Contests & More

Santa Anita Park (285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007)
DOG HAUS BIERGARTEN IS SO FUN IT’S SCARY… CHECK OUT OLD PASADENA’S NEW HOT SPOT FOR GOURMET HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, SAUSAGES AND MORE AT GRAND OPENING AND HALLOWEEN PARTY SATYR DAY OCTO BER TWENTEEEEEE NYNETH, TWOTHOUZUND EEEEEELEVEN POPULAR FAMILY FRIENDLY EATERY EXPANDS WITH NEW LOCATION, LONGER HOURS, FULL BAR, LIVE ‘80’S MUSIC… AND THE SAME GREAT FOOD! Pasadena – Dog Haus, Pasadena’s go to eatery for an exciting and delicious variety of gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and more, is topping itself with a Grand Opening/Halloween party for its newest venture Dog Haus Biergarten. Located in the heart of Old Pasadena at 93 EEEE Green Streeeeeeeeeeeet, Dog Haus Biergarten is a super sized version of its namesake featuring the same amazing food…and a full bar featuring more than 20 beers and premium Haus wine, the best of ‘80’s music and then some! The Grand Opening Halloween themed festivities will take place on SATYR DAY OCTO BER TWENTEEEEEE NYNETH, TWOTHOUZUND EEEEEELEVEN beginning at six oclockkkkk peee-em The 21-year-old and older no-cover-charge party will last all night with live music by LA’s number one ‘80’s cover band The M’80’s. The alley behind the restaurant will be closed off for the rockin’ party between sevuhnpm to tennnpm and then it’s back in the Dog Haus for party-goers who will be treated to more live music courtesy of Pasadena’s own ‘80’s cover band AMFM. People are encouraged to dress more than their dogs at the party and to come in their hippest ‘80’s garb or Halloween costume. “We are thrilled to take our Dog Haus concept to the next level,” said André Vener, a partner in the one year old restaurant that has won rave reviews from customers and critics alike and is a 20elevvvvvvven Reader Recommended top pick in Pasadena Weekly’s Readers Poll. “Dog Haus Biergarten, which is housed in the historic Old Pasadena venue that has been named Best Live Music Bar for five consecutive years, combines the perfect recipe for family friendly food and fun as well as late night bites and live ‘80’s music. We are excited to share even more of the many reasons we are hailed as the “Best of the Würst”.” Raising the bar on hot dogs, sausages and hamburgers even higher, Dog Haus Biergarten features more than 20 beers available on draft or by bottle, with an emphasis on German and California Craft and continues its trend-leading ways with the Wine Keg System that is used in Europe, with premium Haus wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, available by glass or carafe. Dog Haus Biergarten guests may also indulge in classic cocktails such as the Moscow Mule, the Side Car and the Uva Bella that are created by some of the area’s favorite mixologists including Phil Wills and Brady Weise (both formerly with point08). For those in the mood for a little bubbly with their beef, Dog Haus Biergarten offers Sophia Coppola’s signature pink can of Blanc de Blanc. Wills will lead the talented team of top notch bartenders that have joined Dog Haus Biergarten from all over Los Angeles. Happy Hours at Dog Haus Biergarten will take place Monday through Friday from threeeeeeepm to sickspeeeeeem Dog Haus Biergarten has the same signature atmosphere, décor and trademarked furniture that Dog Haus is known for including custom fabricated communal tables and ketchup-colored walls. The Biergarten also features 20ft ceilings, brick walls and one of the largest outdoor patios in Pasadena. Another Dog Haus staple, ‘80’s music, will always be playing except for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when top ‘80’s cover bands will- perform live. Dog Haus Biergarten is located behind redwhite+bluezz at niiiiiiiiinetythreeeeeeeee Easssssst Green Streeeeeeeeeet, Passssadiiiiiina, cowl i for nia nine11oh5 and is tucked away in the rear of the historic Edison-El Ray Building, accessible from Green Streeeeeeeeeet. Hours are eeeeeeeelevuhn a-em to mihdhneyeght sunnnnnnnnnnnnndaze through wendzzzzzzdaze and eeeeeeeelevuhn a-em too tooooooooo ayyyyyyyy-em thurzdayzzzz through satyr days. There is 90 minute free parking available at The Schoolhouse Parking structure located at Green and Raymond as well as metered parking. Vener, along with partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and Robert and Denise Zeilstra plan to open another classic Dog Haus on Main Street in Alhambra by the end of the year. “Dog Haus quickly became a hit with its unique atmosphere, diverse offerings, dedication to details and commitment to customers. People asked us to expand and we are!. Complete with some surprises,” noted Giragossian. “Dog Haus Biergarten, built upon the successful Dog Haus foundation, is poised to become the place to be in OldPasadena, whether it is for a quick 10 minute business lunch for dollluhrsigntenpointzeeerozeeero, a pre or post game meal with the team, a family dinner or an ‘80’s inspired late night hang with buddies and beers,” added Riaz. Living up to its reputation as the Best of the Würst, Dog Haus temptations also include a selection of gourmet sausages that range from Andouille, Bratwurst, Italian Chicken, Knockwurst and Spicy Italian to Three-Pepper Kielbasa. Dog Haus also features a homemade Curry Wurst that is becoming a favorite with the customers. Also proving to be “best of the burgers”, Dog Haus offers a wide selection of build your own or signature hamburgers such as The Freiburger, which features their acclaimed beef patty, fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, fried egg and cheese on grilled Hawaiian bread. Veggie Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chili, Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots and It’s-It Ice Cream Sandwiches are only a sampling of the many other items on the Dog Haus menu. “We’ve also got a secret menu that regulars and those who follow us on facebook or Foursquare can get clued into,” notes Zeilstra. Dog Haus also offers an extensive take-out menu, featuring combination packs including the Pick 6, Dirty Dozen and SausageFest. For more information about Dog Haus, visit dog haus dogs dot co m or call 6 2 6.577 4 28 7. Dog Haus can also be found on social networking sites including facebookh (Dog Haus), foreskware (Dog Haus) and twihtter (dog_haus). 
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Oct 4 2013
ArtNight Pasadena Oct 11, 2013 6-10pm #artnightpasadena @inpasadena

Friday, October 11, 2013, 6-10 PM

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight!
Click here to download a PDF of the ArtNight Brochure.

Alliance Française de Pasadena
Enter a breathing world of colors; where stillness and movement beat to the same tempo. Valerie Daval is an established French artist based in Pasadena.
Minigrant recipient: Dean Vivirito




Armory Center for the Arts

Home Away is a group exhibition that features nine contemporary artists who live and work in the Los Angeles area as well as in locations throughout Asia and Latin America.
Minigrant recipient: Buddy Zapata


Art Center College of Design
Williamson Gallery: Lynn Aldrich gathers materials from hardware stores and construction yards. Experience their beguiling transformation in the exhibition Un/Common Objects. Student Gallery: just amazing stuff!





artWORKS Teen Center
Experience teens’ art, music, new media and digital stories, while touring the recording studio and participating in free family art-making workshops. artWORKS is a collaboration of Learning Works, the Armory Center for the Arts and Flintridge Center.

Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Boston Court presents its 6th Annual Art Show featuring Southern California visual artists.
Minigrant recipient: John O’Brien


Kidspace Children’s Museum
The Imagination Workshop collaborates with creativity and tinkering through a knitted participatory installation, spinning topper art, drawbots, doodle races and performances beyond the imagination.

Lineage Performing Art Center
Join Lineage Dance Company and guest artists for an inspiring evening of live music and dance.
Minigrant recipient: Ecos de Espaῆa

MUSE/IQUE performs a counter-conventional concert that will blend orchestra and hip-hop for a fun dance party on the Plaza of our Civic Center.

Norton Simon Museum
Enjoy Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture and Breaking Ground: 20th-Century Latin American Art at the Norton Simon Museum, as well as centuries of masterpieces.

Offramp Gallery
The Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition features work by twelve contemporary California artists with a performance in the garden by Michael Lewis Miller titled Bucket List. Also, live Jazz by the Julie Miwa Quintet.

One Colorado
One Colorado will offer live music and performance in its beautiful courtyard set amongst historical architecture that dates back to the 1800s.

Pacific Asia Museum
Enjoy exhibitions including Constructed Visions: New Media From Korea and The Garden in Asia as well as the newly reopened Chinese Gallery.

Pasadena City College
Spanning both the new Boone Family Gallery and the quad gallery, PCC inaugurates its new Center for the Arts with an exhibition by faculty artists.

Pasadena City Hall
City Hall is the hub for all the ArtNight shuttles, as well as a site of lively musical entertainment. Freewaves and the public collaborate on an interactive work, Pares, Pairs. Performers with handheld projectors roam the hub while projecting micro poems on all who cross their paths.
Minigrant recipient: My Hawaii

Pasadena Library Central Branch
A STORY OVER TIME: Enjoy family fun activities! Meet your favorite storybook characters. Enjoy musical performances, live theatre, art, craft making, comics creators, ukulele music.
Minigrant recipients: Reiyukai America, Crown City Symphony, Theatre Americana



Pasadena Museum of California Art
Come see Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections, Ignite! The Art of Sustainability, and the installation Somewhere in Between: Los Angeles.

Pasadena Museum of History
Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang – I Do! I Do! Part IIfeatures stunning wedding gowns and captivating personal stories from 1950-present.
Minigrant recipient: Jason Sulkin

Pennington Dance Group @ ARC
The Pennington Dance Group (PDG) presents a kinetic evening of dance works and dialogues with artists, in PDG’s creative home/theater, A ROOM TO CREATE (ARC) Pasadena.

Side Street Projects
Psychic Barber is a new public artwork by artist collective Finishing School with Jean Robison and Yucef Merhi, which includes a participatory sculpture.
Minigrant recipient: Jean Robison



Oct 4 2013
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors Responds to Model S Fire Incident @teslamotors

Elon Musk of Tesla Motors Responds to Model S Fire Incident.

With new models coming out and rumors of battery deals with Samsung, Tesla (TSLA) is a company to watch carefully.

The Model X already has thousands of reservations and is slated to priced at $35k-$40k. There are other models in the works. The Model X looks like a real winner, with similar features to the Model S, and the ability to go 200 miles on a charge, this range will certainly hit a sweet spot of consumers looking for extended range of 100% electric vehicles.

This is the response/letter coming from Tesla this afternoon, after the markets closed.


October 4, 2013
About the Model S fire
By Elon Musk, Chairman, Product Architect & CEO
Earlier this week, a Model S traveling at highway speed struck a large metal object, causing significant damage to the vehicle. A curved section that fell off a semi-trailer was recovered from the roadway near where the accident occurred and, according to the road crew that was on the scene, appears to be the culprit. The geometry of the object caused a powerful lever action as it went under the car, punching upward and impaling the Model S with a peak force on the order of 25 tons. Only a force of this magnitude would be strong enough to punch a 3 inch diameter hole through the quarter inch armor plate protecting the base of the vehicle.The Model S owner was nonetheless able to exit the highway as instructed by the onboard alert system, bring the car to a stop and depart the vehicle without injury. A fire caused by the impact began in the front battery module – the battery pack has a total of 16 modules – but was contained to the front section of the car by internal firewalls within the pack. Vents built into the battery pack directed the flames down towards the road and away from the vehicle.When the fire department arrived, they observed standard procedure, which was to gain access to the source of the fire by puncturing holes in the top of the battery’s protective metal plate and applying water. For the Model S lithium-ion battery, it was correct to apply water (vs. dry chemical extinguisher), but not to puncture the metal firewall, as the newly created holes allowed the flames to then vent upwards into the front trunk section of the Model S. Nonetheless, a combination of water followed by dry chemical extinguisher quickly brought the fire to an end.

It is important to note that the fire in the battery was contained to a small section near the front by the internal firewalls built into the pack structure. At no point did fire enter the passenger compartment.

Had a conventional gasoline car encountered the same object on the highway, the result could have been far worse. A typical gasoline car only has a thin metal sheet protecting the underbody, leaving it vulnerable to destruction of the fuel supply lines or fuel tank, which causes a pool of gasoline to form and often burn the entire car to the ground. In contrast, the combustion energy of our battery pack is only about 10% of the energy contained in a gasoline tank and is divided into 16 modules with firewalls in between. As a consequence, the effective combustion potential is only about 1% that of the fuel in a comparable gasoline sedan.

The nationwide driving statistics make this very clear: there are 150,000 car fires per year according to the National Fire Protection Association, and Americans drive about 3 trillion miles per year according to the Department of Transportation. That equates to 1 vehicle fire for every 20 million miles driven, compared to 1 fire in over 100 million miles for Tesla. This means you are 5 times more likely to experience a fire in a conventional gasoline car than a Tesla!

For consumers concerned about fire risk, there should be absolutely zero doubt that it is safer to power a car with a battery than a large tank of highly flammable liquid.

— Elon

Below is our email correspondence with the Model S owner that experienced the fire, reprinted with his permission:From: robert Carlson
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:53 PM
To: Jerome Guillen
Subject: carlson 0389Mr. Guillen,

Thanks for the support. I completely agree with the assessment to date. I guess you can test for everything, but some other celestial bullet comes along and challenges your design. I agree that the car performed very well under such an extreme test. The batteries went through a controlled burn which the internet images really exaggerates. Anyway, I am still a big fan of your car and look forward to getting back into one. Justin offered a white loaner–thanks. I am also an investor and have to say that the response I am observing is really supportive of the future for electric vehicles. I was thinking this was bound to happen, just not to me. But now it is out there and probably gets a sigh of relief as a test and risk issue-this “doomsday” event has now been tested, and the design and engineering works.

rob carlson

On Oct 3, 2013, at 12:29 PM, Jerome Guillen wrote:Dear Mr. Carlson:I am the VP of sales and service for Tesla, reporting directly to Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO.

I am sorry to hear that you experienced a collision in your Model S 2 days ago. We are happy that the Model S performed in such a way that you were not injured in the accident and that nobody else was hurt.

I believe you have been in contact with Justin Samson, our service manager, since the accident. We are following this case extremely closely and we have sent a team of experts to review your vehicle. All indications are that your Model S drove over large, oddly-shaped metal object which impacted the leading edge of the vehicle’s undercarriage and rotated into the underside of the vehicle (“pole vault” effect). This is a highly uncommon occurrence.

Based on our review thus far, we believe that the Model S performed as designed by limiting the resulting fire to the affected zones only. Given the significant intensity of the impact, which managed to pierce the 1/4 inch bottom plate (something that is extremely hard to do), the Model S energy containment functions operated correctly. In particular, the top cover of the battery provided a strong barrier and there was no apparent propagation of the fire into the cabin. This ensured cabin integrity and occupant safety, which remains our most important goal.

We very much appreciate your support, patience and understanding while we proceed with the investigation. Justin keeps me closely informed. Please feel free to contact me directly, if you have any question or concern.

Best regards,
Jerome Guillen I VP, WW sales and service



Oct 4 2013
8th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk 2013 Playhouse

ARTWalk 2013

8th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk

Saturday, October 12, 2013
11:00am to 5:00pm

The Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 6,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome.

8th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk

The 8th Annual ARTWalk features:

Juried Art Show & Sale

Art Stroll

Art Stroll offers art enthusiast a fest for the senses.

First United Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd.
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Docent tours will be available to tour and learn more about the historic sanctuary. Lean about the church’s classic stained glass windows – including original Tiffany – the skinner organ, and much more.

Five Utility Wraps on Colorado
Artist: Susan Silton
Free speech-themed art installation on Colorado Blvd.

Crosswalk Art
Artist: Cynthia Luna
Crosswalk art at six different crossings, all near arty institutions (Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Playhouse, Laemmle’s, Vroman’s, Boston Court Performing Arts Center, and Ice House).

Zona Rosa Caffe
15 El Molino Ave.
19th annual Dia De los Muertos Exhibition upstairs the café. From cereal boxes altars, paper dolls to paintings, the exhibit celebrates Dia De Los Muertos through the multicultural history and artistic expressions of our community. The exhibit is family friendly.

Vroman’s (Art on the Stairwell)
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Photographs by Matt Donegan. Donegan’s work is based on his interest and empathy for the world of nature and people across the globe. His interests and subjects include mostly the common and indigenous peoples of the world, who seem so vividly affected by the rapidly changing environment.

Free Museum Admission

Pasadena Museum of California Art*
490 E. Union St.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
* $2 off admission price

Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hands-on Activities

Arts & Crafts
Free! All day outside and in-store.
Presented by: little junebugs

Doodlebugs & Junebugs
In partnership with Big Draw LA and little junebugs. Come and take part in this fun paper-craft “Doodlebugs & Jitterbugs.” Get your creative juices flowing and draw!

Canvas Painting
Choose your favorite colors and paint away on a pre-designed canvas.
Presented by: Wine & Canvas

Chinese Hand Drum Art Workshop
Strike up the band with your very own Chinese hand drum instrument
Presented by: Barnsdall Art

Recycled Art Craft
Make your one-of-a kind art pieces with recycled materials
Presented by: First United Methodist Church

More activities to be announced!


El Molino Jazz Stage

McKinley School Performance
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

The McKinley School, Performing Arts will be performing scenes from William Shakespeare’s “As you like it” adapted by Alison Garfinkel as well as songs from “Into the Woods, jr” under the direction of Candace Lacey. They will perform at 11am and again at 4pm.

Afrotango Jazz Ensemble
12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Afrotango Ensemble” achieves a unique Tango-Jazz sonority, distinguishing itself from any other modern tango group today. The ensemble accomplishes an authentic sound by tackling masterpieces from the classic and modern Tango repertoire while incorporating jazz improvisation to make each performance unique.

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Oct 3 2013
Online Backup Business Solutions
Oct 3 2013
Dell b1163w Mono Laser All-in-One Printer $74.99 @staples
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Oct 3 2013
Gravity Movie Soundtrack Info Review Sandra Bullock and George Clooney #gravitymovie

Gravity Trailer
In theaters October 4th.

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side,” “The Proposal”) and George Clooney (“Up in the Air,” “Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).

Pre-order the soundtrack:

Review coming soon

Oct 2 2013
Mijares Mexican Restaurant – 93rd Anniversary Tequila & Taco Extravaganza

93rd Anniversary Tequila & Taco Extravaganza


Come Join Us As We
Celebrate Our 93rd Anniversary!
Thursday, October 17th
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
An Extravaganza of Tequilas and Tacos!
Many existing and new tequila vendors will be represented. You will be able to stroll from booth to booth to taste, ask questions, learn, and enjoy yourself. Chef Campos will prepare a buffet of Specialty Tacos and more. There will also be raffles and give aways.
The tequilas we will feature include 1800, Angeles de Oro, Avion, Azunia, Casa Nobel, Corralejo, El Jimador, Feria de Jalisco,
Gran Centenario, Herradura, Hornitos, Jose Cuervo,
Maestro Dobel, Milagro, Partida, Patron, Sauza,
Tequila Ocho and Tres Generaciones.
Space is limited so book you reservation now!
Make your reservation at (626) 792-2763.
Payment is required in advance.
$50.00 Per Person
145 Palmetto Drive, Pasadena, CA
Oct 2 2013
Wine Insiders Best Prices on Top Wines

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Oct 1 2013
Noah’s Treat a Friend To Lunch BOGO

Noah’s Treat a Friend To Lunch BOGO



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