Monthly Archives: February 2014
Feb 28 2014
The first 20 hours — how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU

Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Feb 28 2014
“Life After Pi” Documentary – Video

Life After Pi:
Documentary Charts Collapse of Rhythm & Hues Effects Studio

Talks about the fall but also the subsides involved. Where studios are
Most VFX artists are independent contractors.
President Obama at Dreamworks Nov 2013.

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LIFE AFTER PI is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi” — just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a whole.

PRODUCED BY: Christina Lee Storm
CAMERA OPERATORS: Nick Thiesen, David Andrade, Nick Donel
MUSIC BY: Kays Alatrakchi
ILLUSTRATOR: Jesse Mesa Toves
LEGAL SERVICES BY: Lincoln Bandlow, Lathrop & Gage, LLP AND Law Offices of Clifford Lo

The Filmmakers Wish to Thank Those Who Participated in the Filming of this Documentary: John Hughes, Keith Goldfarb, Lulu Simon, Jack Fulmer, Lois Anderson, Amanda Dague, Walt Jones, Scott Squires, Scott Ross, Saraswathi Vani Balgam, Lee Berger, Prashant Buyyala, Michael Conelly, Dave Rand, Matt Shumway, VFX Guy vs. Producer, Markus Kurtz, Bill Westenhofer, Mike Egan, and All R&Hers

Special Thanks To: Mike Meaker, Steve Storm, Scot Byrd, Kia Kiso, Jason Perr, Rick Young —, PGA Rough Cuts West, Act One, Winnie Wong — Momentous Insurance

The views and opinions expressed in this film are solely those of the filmmakers and do not represent and no way are affiliated with, sponsored, approved, or reflect the views of Rhythm & Hues, 34 X118 Holdings, Inc., Prana Animation Studios, or any of their respective affiliates or licensees.

VFX are the unsung people who create the magic, and yet artists are the ones who receive zero recognition

Feb 28 2014
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Feb 25 2014
San Marino Farmers Market
SM Market flier

San Marino Farmers Market Opens Next Week

We are gearing up for the opening of our latest farmers market in San Marino next week!  On March 7th the San Marino Farmers Market will launch with local vendors and farmers to create an incredible weekly event for the community.  Come by and join us Fridays from 2pm – 7pm.

Interested in becoming a vendor?  Download the application HERE

Feb 24 2014
Vegan Chili Cook-Off Burbank Tony’s Darts Away March 2

The time has come for another epic battle…with chili. Vegan chili. Join us on Sunday, March 2nd to welcome the highly anticipated return of our Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off.

We’ve wrangled together an all-star cast of local chefs and judges to bring you one of our favorite events of the year. $10 gets your five 3-ounce tastes of glorious chili and one voting ballot for the Peoples’ Choice Award.

Chef Erick Simmons (Tony’s Darts Away/ Mohawk Bend)
Randy Clemens (author of @The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook)
Greg Daniels (Haven Collective)
Zel and Reuben Allen (
Alec Loguercio (Chili John’s)

Guest Judges:
Chef Tal Ronnen (Crossroads Executive Chef, author of The Conscious Cook)
Cathy Chaplin (, author of Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles)
Caroline Pardilla (

Mark your calendars! This competition will be HOT!

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Feb 23 2014
Learn 3D Printing at Deezmaker March 9th

Learn 3D Printing at Deezmaker March 9th


Sunday March 2nd is our Monthly Meet Up at Deezmaker.

It’s time again for our monthly meeting of 3D printing enthusiasts. Want to see what this is all about? Come and drop in on Sunday, March 2nd anytime from noon to 5 PM at the Deezmaker 3-D printer shop at 290 N. Hill Ave in Pasadena. We have an open meeting on the first Sunday of every month. If you can’t make it this month, the next two will be on April 6th and June 4th.

You are also invited to register for:

Learn 3D Printing – Going Zero to Plastic in an afternoon

Sunday, March 9th, 2014 from 1:00 PM6:00 PM

Have you been wondering what this 3-D printing excitement is all about?

Spend an afternoon at Deezmaker Hackerspace in Pasadena, makers of the Bukobot and Bukito 3-D printer. You will learn how to download and use the relevant free open source software you need to use an Reprap (or similar) 3-D printer.

Open-source 3D printing requires use of two programs: a 3-D modeling program to lay out the desired model, and a program to convert that design into the commands for the printer (which runs on “G-code”).

The class will be taught by Diego Porqueras, creator of the Bukobot and President of Deezmaker, and other Deezmaker staff.  The class will cover a quick history of 3-D printing, types of 3-D printing and its relationship to the open source movement; basics of OpenSCAD and TinkerCAD free 3-D modeling software, and how “Slicing” works as a G-code generator. By the end, participants will make something cool in plastic with our 3-D printers!

The class will run from 1 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, March 9th at the Deezmaker Store and Hackerspace in Pasadena, 290 N. Hill Ave., 91106

Each participant must bring their own laptop computer (Mac, Windows, Linux).

Participants will be sent a list of open-source free software to download ahead of time to make the most efficient use of class time. The class will focus on the specific settings for a Bukobot, but the material applies broadly to all RepRap style open source based printers.

Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in Pasadena, CA

290 N. Hill Ave.
Suite #5

Pasadena, CA 91106

Feb 23 2014
Yoga Classes Studio Altadena @YogaDivina


Grand Opening March 1, 2014

Yoga studio designed for beginners, injured and the rest of us!

We are a yoga studio that is designed for every body. We are approachable accessible affordable. We have classes for people dealing with various life situations, from cancer to diabetes, back pain to osteoporosis, inflexibility, stress and more!
Classes are $10 and we have $5 senior and veteran class.
Your first class is free. If you have never tried yoga, you can bring a friend!
We are located behind Pizza Hut in the corner. I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Se habla ESPANOL!!!

Yoga Divina Studio
2235 North Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
United States
ph: (626) 296-YOGA 9642

Feb 22 2014
Shortstacks Pancake Mix

Shortstacks Pancake Mix

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The World’s Best Food crafted with quality

Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc. is a Decatur, Georgia based company that provides a lifestyle breakfast brand to consumers throughout the world.
Since 2011, Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc. has consistently generated revenue of over half a million dollars.
Southern Culture Artisan
Foods, Inc. is a private company.
For more information on Southern Culture Artisan Foods, Inc.
please call 404.310.9906 or visit
Media Kit 2014:

251 Rio Circle
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Media Inquiries: Erica Barrett, CEO & Founder

Phone: 404.310.9906
Office: 1-866-480-2778 Ext. 1
twitter: @socufoods

Email: [email protected]


Feb 22 2014
New Pasadena Farmers’ Market Wednesdays City Hall Starts April 16, 2014 #pasadena #farmersmarket

Looking forward to the new Pasadena Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays at City Hall Starts April 16, 2014 #pasadena #farmersmarket

The Pasadena Farmers’ Market which had previously been held on South Lake and later moved to the Playhouse District is now going to move to Pasadena City Hall Centennial Square.

We received word today at the Pasadena Certified Farmers’ Market at Victory Park.

Also, note that there are a few other vendors making an appearance at the Victory Farmer’s Market, including Karen with Mother Moo delicious Ice Cream and a new citrus.

New Saturday s, 2nd and 4th, Mother Moos Creamery, of Sierra Madre. Ice creams and popsicles…yum, and we certainly cannot blame winter on the good flavors. Stop and meet Karen, one of our newest artisans.

More details are forthcoming on the new market.

For more details the markets available in Pasadena. Also keep in mind that there is a market on Sunday’s operated by Southland Farm’s which is not the same organization that runs the other markets in Pasadena.

363 E. Villa
Pasadena, California 91101

Feb 20 2014
Kidde KN-COSM-B Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm with Talking Alarm

Kidde KN-COSM-B Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm with Talking Alarm

Kidde KN-COSM-B Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm with Talking Alarm

Feb 20 2014
Watch Brian Williams & Lester Holt – Rapper’s Delight – Tonight Show – Jimmy Fallon

Watch Brian Williams & Lester Holt – Rapper’s Delight – Tonight Show – Jimmy Fallon

NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight” — and, yes, he brought two friends along.

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Feb 19 2014
Drought and Water Crisis: What Does it Mean for Altadena

Drought and Water Crisis:
What Does it Mean for Altadena?

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Altadena Heritage is sponsoring a free screening of the award-winning movie
Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Infrastructure,
followed by a brief discussion of local issues.

This “movie night” — to be held at the Altadena Community Center from 7 to 9 pm — will include popcorn and other refreshments, and is the second in our ongoing water-education series that kicked off last September with the Devil is in the Details panel discussion by local water experts.

Water infrastructure plays a critical role in protecting public health, promoting economic prosperity, and ensuring a good quality of life. Unfortunately, many of these complex systems are aging, neglected,and in need of national and local attention. Whether the challenges call for immediate action or require long-term planning, communities throughout the country — including Altadena — are facing big financial hurdles and the serious consequences of an aging water infrastructure.

Liquid Assets provides an accessible and highly relevant overview of our nation’s water infrastructure, including the state of wastewater and stormwater systems, and a segment on Los Angeles. A short discussion after the film will further localize the concerns it raises and connect them to our situation in Altadena. Now that we’re facing a record drought, it’s critically important to educate ourselves so we can make the decisions needed to ensure safe and effective water systems for the future.

 Please RSVP by responding to this e-mail. We hope you can join us for this informative screening and discussion!

Liquid Assets Documentary Trailer:

Go here for the DVD:
Liquid Assets tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. Out of sight, beneath our feet, these systems are in disrepair across the country. Fixing them may be the largest public works project in our history.

Feb 17 2014
Montrose Founders Day – 101 Years – February 23, 2014
Montrose Founders Day – 101 Years – February 23, 2014
Bring the family and join the fun! The Montrose Merchants invite you on February 23, 2014 Hours: Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

O n Sunday, February 23, 2014 Montrose turns 101 years old! It was on Washington’s Birthday in 1913 that the subdivision of present day Montrose began. Developers Holmes and Walton auctioned off 300 acres of land at a catered barbecue at the approximate corner of what is today Verdugo Blvd. and Clifton Place near the site of the local Mobil Station.

Celebrate with us as we bring you alfresco dining with specials from our local restaurants, live music, an expanded Kids’ Zone, retail booths in the 2200 block of Honolulu representing some of our Montrose merchants’ best offerings, and of course our Sunday Harvest Market and Marketplace in the 2300 block.

At 2pm, gather around the stage on Ocean View to honor with us some of the folks in our community who have helped make Montrose what it is today. Following the Montrose Founders Day Awards Ceremony, we will sing “Happy 101st Birthday” to Montrose and serve free birthday cake to one and all!

The Montrose Merchants invite you to shop,dine and stroll in the Montrose Shopping Park on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Feb 17 2014
I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! (I’m a Girl! Collection) Hardcover

I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl! (I’m a Girl! Collection) Hardcover

I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL! introduces adorable Mia, who wakes with her hair “just-a-going every which-a-ways!” With her abundant energy and joy leading the way, readers follow Mia as she plays with her friends who are all shades, shapes and sizes. There’s tall Kia, Keisha the reader, Charlotte her best friend, Dina Rose-Marie the artist, Imani the dancer, Anna who loves sports, Ruby the singer, and honey-haired Tracy. Mia finds that “Pretty” is within herself and her friends, and being pretty is way beyond what the mirror shows.

Feb 17 2014
Panera Bread Coming to South Lake Pasadena

Panera Bread is coming to South Lake Pasadena. Corner Bakery Cafe located close by is always busy.

Feb 15 2014
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Feb 15 2014
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Feb 13 2014
Pie Hole Pasadena Opening @ThePieHoleLA #pasadena

Pie Hole co-owner Sean Brennan is opening a location in Old Pasadena.

Located in the same space as Cool Haus in the ‘Indiana Colony’.

We hear that the offerings will include a pot pie and other savory and sweet items.

59 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

Phone: 213-537-0115

The location downtown Los Angeles:
The Pie Hole Location
714 Traction Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Feb 13 2014
The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives – Jared Cohen – Eric Schmidt
March 5 — Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.March 5 — Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc. March 5 — Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
7:45am  Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:15am  Forum

Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman, Google
Jared Cohen
Director, Google Ideas

The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives

500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

$20 includes continental breakfast
$40 also includes Schmidt’s book 

Joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues. He served as Google CEO from 2001-2011. Prior to joining Google, Schmidt was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog.

Jared Cohen is Director of Google Ideas, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as an advisor to Condoleezza Rice and later, Hillary Clinton. Initially brought in by Rice as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, he was one of the few staffers that stayed under Hillary Clinton. In this capacity, he focused on counter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, Middle East/South Asia, Internet freedom, and fostering opposition in repressive countries. In 2013, Cohen was named by Time Magazine as one of its 100 most influential

In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities—and concerns. Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world’s most volatile regions and met with political leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about the challenges they face.

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen tackle some of the most interesting questions about our future as impacted by the dramatic increase in access to information and interconnectivity: how will technology change privacy and security, war and intervention, diplomacy, revolution and terrorism? How will technology improve our lives? What new disruptions can we expect?

On the heels of months of news stories about online privacy and security, how can the U.S. government protect its national security without violating the privacy of its citizens?  What is the balance between national security and individual privacy.

In the age of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, governments must find a way to balance their legitimate need for secrecy in security matters with demands for increased transparency and accountability from their citizens.


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