Monthly Archives: June 2014
Jun 23 2014
WordCamp LA 2014
 

WordCamp LA 2014

When: September 5-7, 2014

Foundation Friday and Saturday Sessions: Cal State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA

More details at https://2014.la.wordcamp.org/

Stay tuned as more details are announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks.

 

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Jun 23 2014
Big Bear Chili Cook Off 2014
 

Big Bear Chili Cook Off

Chili Cookoff Booth

Click for Big Bear Chili Cookoff 2014 Information

The 2014 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society sanctioned Chili Cook Off will take place beginning at 10 AM and continuing until 8 PM on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Bartlett Street Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village.

Admission to the chili cook off is free to all wishing to attend; however, for the chili enthusiast, there is a $5 fee for a tasting kit. The contestants will be preparing Red Chili; Chili Verde and Homemade Salsa for judging.  The chili judging takes place in the afternoon. On site there will be numerous vendors offering a wide variety of gift items and souvenirs. The afternoon ends with the announcement of the chili contest winners.

Come and enjoy great family entertainment in the mountains.

There’s still an opportunity to do some cooking so grab an application!

Download Vendor Applications here!

2013 RESULTS

1st Time Cook:  Summer Jones
Best Local Cook:  Chuck Norton
People’s Choice:
3rd Place: Chili Doggs
2nd Place: Chuck Harber
1st Place: The Cave
Salsa: (10 Contestants)
3rd Place: Kim Martin, CA
2nd Place: Josh Lanting, CA
1st Place: Charlie Blosfield, CA
Chili Verde: (13 Contestants)
3rd Place: Jim Latendresse, CA
2nd Place: Paul Whitney, AZ
1st Place: Steve Crawford, CA
Red Chili: (28 Contestants)
3rd Place: Barry Steinberg, CA
2nd Place: Mike Ford, CA
1st Place: Tish Crawford, CA
Calcutta:
    Winning Cook: Tish Crawford
    Winning Buyer: Barry Steinberg (who told me to give the money to Tish as he was bidding for her)

Chili Cookoff Booth

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Jun 20 2014
Summer Solstice Festival at TheSHED Saturday June 21, 2014
 

Summer Solstice Festival

Summer Solstice Festival
June 21, 2014
A celebration of all things local including screening of the movie Urban Fruit, information on time banking, how co-ops meet community needs, the hidden messages in food, how to become a cottage food operator, how to reduce your energy bill at home,  goat photo booth, music by The Lady & Dublab DJ Frosty (“voted best DJ in LA” by LA Weekly), food & more! Under 21 free!

$10 PRE-SALE
$15 AT THE DOOR
Under 21 Free!

4pm Doors Open
Bring your musical instruments for a jamming session!

4:30pm The Lady Acoustical Performance 

5-5:30pm (The Shed) What is a Time Bank?: Time as Currency 

5:30-7:30pm Dublab DJ FROSTY

5:30-6:30pm (The Shed) · CO-OP Panel
Meeting community needs: A panel of representatives share how co-operatives can create jobs, and community building!
(Arroyo Food Co-op, Mondragon Co-op, Pacific Electric Workers Co-op)

6:30-7pm (Haybale Annex)
Hidden Messages in Food : Having an organic understanding of the food you consume!

7-7:30pm (Haybale Annex)
How to Become a Licensed Cottage Food Operator 

6:30-7:15pm (The Shed) · Grid off!
Learn innovative and inexpensive ways to reduce your energy bills at your home. Topics to include: solar, solar thermal, wind, and lighting.

7:30-8:45pm · URBAN FRUIT SCREENING
Los Angeles is a city, which was built on farming. In the 1920s there were citrus groves as far as you could see. There was even a marketing campaign by the Los Angeles Chamber of commerce directed to farmers from the midwest, to come to Los Angeles to farm… read more After the second world war the boosters and real estate developpers went in a different direction and the raising prices and changing zoning laws pushed agriculture to the peripherie. Nowadays farms are so removed from the everyday experience of city dwellers, that the average North American city dweller has no idea where his/her food comes from. That it grows in the dirt and doesn‘t come from a super market. But things are changing and lot of people want to take matters in their own hands again. They stopped trusting the industrial food complex.

8:45pm
Q&A Panel

10pm Close

Tables:
Altadena Farmers Market
Arlington Gardens
Arroyo Food Co-op
Arroyo Time Bank
Growing Home
Ovarian Psycos
Vegan Chica
Wasteless Living

Event Time:

06/21/2014 – 4:00pm

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Jun 20 2014
DTLA Night Market – 2014 Tonight & Saturday Presale Tickets
 
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Limited Presale Tickets Left!

$7 Presale Admission* | $10 At The Door Admission** | Children 6 and under free

*Presale tickets are available here! Limited quantity. Only presale tickets guarantee entry into the event.

** If you opt to buy your tickets at the door (if there are any left), the ticket booths can only take cash.

Lot 7
(1150 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Friday, June 20: 4PM – 12AM
Saturday, June 21: 4PM-12AM

The DTLA Night Market is produced by the team behind the 626 Night Market.

Will That Be Cash Or Credit?

Just a friendly reminder to bring cash as many of our vendors are cash only. There will also be a few ATM machines located around the venue.

Event Map/Directory

Plan your visit to DTLA Night Market with the event map and directory! While there will also be some directory signage and a located-based map in our official mobile app, many of our attendees have found planning their visit ahead makes the night market experience efficient and enjoyable.


Click on image to see the list of vendors.

Beat the Traffic – Take Metro!

Navigating traffic in Los Angeles is no easy feat, and we are all too familiar with the countless hours of road rage spent in our cars just to move a couple miles when it really should take only a couple minutes. With next week’s DTLA Night Market in the heart of the City of Angels, situated across the street from the world-famous Staples Center in Downtown L.A., 626 Night Market highly encourages all DTLA Night Market attendees to plan ahead, especially if you are getting there during rush hour on Friday.

Go Metro and save $2 off admission at the door.
Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to Pico Station in front of Staples Center till 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays.


Click picture for more information about Metro.

Parking

Still adamant on driving to the DTLA Night Market? Below is a map of all the nearby parking lots within walking distance to the event. Be prepared to bring cash!


Click picture for larger view.

Wells Fargo’s $25,000 Contest

Our title sponsor, Wells Fargo, is partnering with DTLA Night Market and our vendor community to support small businesses in more ways than ever before. Introducing Wells Fargo Works for Small Business – Wells Fargo’s commitment to small businesses. By delivering a wide range of products, resources and guidance, we help businesses everywhere take the next step towards their goals.

Please check out this link for the Wells Fargo Works Project – enter and you could win $25,000 to help grow your business!

Sincerely,

The 626 Night Market Team

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Jun 20 2014
Wines by the Case Starting at $75 at NakedWines.com
 

NakedWines.com invests in independent winemakers from around the world, in return for exclusive wines at preferential prices – which we pass on to the customers. Reds, whites, roses, whatever you fancy. We ship in cases of 6 and 12. We offer a full money back guarantee on all our wines i.e. LOVE what you taste or get all your moola back.

Receive $100 Off a $160 Order of 6 or More 750ml Bottles of Wine. First Time Customers Only.

We encourage you to start promoting our Angel program. By pledging $40 a month, you become an Angel. This money gets stored in your NakedWines.com account for you to use when you choose to buy wine, like a piggy bank! If for some reason you decide to leave us (Sad face…) You can get all that money back, guaranteed!

We use the money you pledge to invest on independent winemakers, who are passionate about making a wine on their own terms, but don’t have the capital to do so. Like a bank of goodness!

Wines by the Case Starting at $75 at NakedWines.com

Because money is spent only on our winemakers and their premium fruit, you get great wines with great prices! Our wines are already affordable but as an angel you get them for 40% to 60% off.


Receive $100 Off a $160 Order of 6 or More 750ml Bottles of Wine. First Time Customers Only.

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Jun 19 2014
FOLDED Opening Exhibition Williamson Gallery Pasadena Art Center
Jun 18 2014
Cleantech LA Energy Efficiency Workshop in Downtown LA
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cleantech LA Energy Efficiency Workshop in Downtown LA
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Jun 18 2014
Cross Campus Expands to Pasadena @crosscampusLA
 

Opening on the East Side…

We’re in the process of launching a new campus in Old Town Pasadena — slated to open this Fall.

The last few months have been exciting for Cross Campus.

Cross Campus Old Pasadena

We moved to a bigger space and grew the team. We’ve been experimenting with and refining our product: the Cross Campus experience. We launched our parking service.  This week, together with DigitalLA, we will host Silicon Beach Fest for the third year running.

Today we announce our expansion into Old Pasadena.
We’re pumped.

(Want to Stay in the Loop? Click here to Join the Pasadena Mailing List.)

This is a natural expansion for us. We have members who commute from Pasadena; we’ve hosted events there; and partners like the City of Pasadena, Innovate Pasadena, Idealab, and the Pasadena Angels will help us catalyze the growth in the entrepreneurial community.

Cross Campus Old Pasadena will be located at 87 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena.

Today’s announcement comes almost a year after we first began building a relationship with Rising Realty Partners. In Rising, we have a developer who gets technology and shares our vision of the future of work.

Pasadena is an exciting market for many reasons that we will be talking about in the coming months. We’re going to be bringing many Cross Campus Santa Monica elements to Cross Campus Old Pasadena, and we’re working on some new ones specific to that market. We will continue to define the future of work.

Read more about our Pasadena expansion on our blog.

– Ronen Olshansky
CEO and co-founder, Cross Campus

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Jun 18 2014
Pasadena Speeders to be Targeted June 20, 2014 AM Hours
 

SPEEDERS TARGETED BY PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT

 On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Pasadena Police Department will conduct a Speed Enforcement Program. This operation will commence at 6:00 AM and will continue throughout the morning hours.
Speeding is the third highest cause of traffic deaths and the number one cause of serious injuries on California’s roadways. The Pasadena Police Department is committed to reducing the number of traffic collisions and injuries resulting from excessive speed. The program has shown to be an effective tool in educating the public in regards to safer driving habits.Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Address/Location
Pasadena Police Department – CA
207 N Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-744-4501

Lt. Pete Hettema
Traffic
phettema@cityofpasadena.net
626-744-7159

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Jun 17 2014
5th Annual LA Street Food Fest Debuts New Vendors and Features at the Rose Bowl
 

LA STREET FOOD FEST ‘SUMMER TASTING’ EVENT BACK AT THE BOWL FOR A FIFTH YEAR

The first, the original… LA’s largest and most affordable tasting event goes big with evening hours, a new layout, new vendors and new features at the Rose Bowl on June 28th

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2014— Mark your calendars and get out your stretchy pants! LA‘s largest and most affordable tasting event produced by Angelenos for Angelenos returns to the Rose Bowl to celebrate its fifth consecutive year on Saturday, June 28th 2014. Imitated by many but equaled by none, the LASFF’s 5th Annual Summer Tasting Event raises the bar again with new evening hours (4p-10p), a new layout to both take advantage of the Rose Bowl’s recent renovations and to accommodate even more vendors and sponsors, introducing guests to dozens of legendary street food chefs from all parts of Los Angeles and beyond. Back at the Rose Bowl this year with just 5,000 all-inclusive (pre-sale only) tickets and the option of a VIP early admission ticket, attendees get the best of LA‘s vibrant street food scene plus top chefs and award-winning restaurants and more in an iconic, idyllic setting.

Attendees will enjoy a curated selection of signature street inspired eats from more than a hundred (yes, 100!) vendors including the city‘s best gourmet trucks, old school carts and stands, celeb chefs and award-winning restaurants serving from white tented booths and umbrella shaded tables around the Rose Bowl plus craft beer, cocktails, wine, tequila tasting, an ice cream social, iced coffee lounge and more.

Highlights from the mouth-watering line-up of vendors include LA food truck favorites Urban Oven, Luckdish Curry, the Grilled Cheese Truck, Azteca Truck, Foodism, Kraken Mobile and Currywurst plus special guest truck, Aloha Plate, champions of last year’s Food Network Great Food Truck Race, bringing us their signature Spam musubi from Hawaii; street eats from foodie favorites Home State, Badmaash, Chef Brian Huskey/Formosa Café, Mexicali Taco, Chef Bruce Kalman/Union, El Condor, Chef Vartan Abgaryan/Cliff’s Edge, Short Order, Guelaguetza, El Coralense, Chef Eric Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese, Bizarra Capital, Del Rey Deli, Sticky Rice, and pop-ups BEP Vietnamese Kitchen, ARO Latin, The Ceviche Project and Hotato Potato. Debuts at this year’s Fest include The Asian Box, the Carb & Nation truck helmed by Church & State alums, Shao Kao BBQ from underground supper club chef Luther Chen, Short Cake’s new lunchtime line of paninis from pastry chef Ivan Marquez, and Glassell Park’s 100% grass fed Vaka Burger, voted Best Burger in Southern California. Past event award winners, Starry Kitchen and Dog Haus return along with local lonchero Mariscos Jalisco and Baja, Mexico’s Mariscos El Mazateño, Tacos Kokopelli and Aqui es Texcoco. For the veggie minded, Kitchen Mouse Vegan Café returns along with The Grain Café and No Tacos, Please!

For the sweet tooth, the popular Ice Cream Social is back and even bigger, featuring cult favorites Donut Friend, The Churro Borough, Peddler’s Creamery and The Beignet Truck alongside Fluff Ice, Ramekin, Quenelle, Choctal, Saffron & Rose, What the Funnel, Ice Cream Lab and Confexxion’s “brioughnut”, along with the baked stylings of local flour mill, Grist & Toll. Portland’s Salt & Straw makes a So Cal debut with special flavors created just for the LA Street Food Fest including “Papi’s Salted Nuts”: the brainchild of Roy Choi from Kogi and POT, combining salty Beijing-style boiled peanut ice cream with a spicy Southeast Asian style marshmallow fluff and “Stumptown with Compartes Love Nuts”: cold brewed Indonesian coffee with chocolate dipped, caramel coated pecans from LA’s Compartes Chocolate.

A new feature debuting this year is the Iced Coffee Lounge which will feature cool caffeinated beverages from a dozen of the city’s top roasters and new wave coffee shops including Cognoscenti Coffee, Copa Vida, Cafecito Organico, Home Brewed, Zona Rosa and more, plus the debut of Angel’s Gate Roasting.

For the 21+ crowd, the original Tequila Tasting Tent returns and beer options have been expanded to include refreshing suds from Angel City Brewery, Golden Road Brewery, Stella Artois, Kronenbourg and Singha. Caroline on Crack also returns having curated some incredible cocktails from Petty Cash, Harlowe, Bar 1886, Church Key and Melrose Umbrella Co.

A complete list of this year’s participants can be found on the LA Street Food Fest website. More surprise chefs will be announced in the days leading up to the event. Attendees will be able to cast their vote for favorites alongside judges like Jonathan Gold by tweeting their picks with the hashtags #LAfoodfest #PeoplesChoice.

To avoid the issues of crowds and long lines associated with these types of events, attendance will again be capped at just 5,000 attendees and all tickets are being sold pre-sale through Eventbrite. Affordable, all-inclusive, all you can eat, all you can drink $55 GA tickets include sampling from 100+ food vendors, cold brews,, refreshing summer cocktails at five bars, wine tasting, plenty of cool water stations, refreshments from Press Brothers Juicery, Joia Soda, The Bu Kombucha, Jarritos, and Pop Water; and photos at the All Star + InstaParty photo booth that will print out attendee’s Instagram pics with the hashtag #LAfoodfest; DJs, collectible swag (including hand fans for all, and for our VIP guests, eco plates), plus free parking, Uber ride discounts and OC Fair tickets for all attendees. The event is all ages with 21+ wristbands for those who’d like to enjoy beer, wine and cocktails.

All-inclusive tickets are available online now through the LA Street Food Fest website and Eventbrite and are presale only. No tickets will be available at the door. All inclusive, all you can eat, all you can drink, tickets are $55. VIP Early Admission tickets are available for $80 and include early admission, VIP parking, VIP entrance, access to an expanded new VIP lounge and other perks including special bites like Matt Biancaniello’s cocktail infused oysters. LASFF 2014 is shaping up to be the hottest ticket again this summer! The event sells out every year, so don’t delay getting yours!

Event Sponsors include Media Partner, Los Angeles magazine and Sponsors Perrier, Aloha Plate powered by SPAM, The Bu Kombucha, Press Brothers Juicery, Jioa Soda, Pop Water, Jarritos, Honest Tea, Stella Artois, Angel City Brewery, Kronenbourg 1664, Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Singha, Golden Road Brewing, The Church Key, The Raymond 1886, Petty Cash, Harlowe, Melrose Umbrella Co, Beefeater Gin, Bols Genever, Sailor Jerry Rum, Single Estate Tequila Ochoa, Tequila Suerte, Tequila Corazon, Tequila Agava, Cocula Tequila, 93.1 Jack FM, Roaming Hunger, Living Out Loud, Amoeba Music, Street Food Cinema, Whole Foods Market, Smart and Final, Uber, OC Fair, Flavour Gallery, KIND Bar, Krave Jerky, Gindo’s Spice of Life, InstaPartyBox Photo Booth and Studio Mucci. 

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