Monthly Archives: July 2014
Jul 31 2014
FCC Letter to Time Warner Cable – Resolve Issue and Get The LA Dodger’s Back on TV

FCC Letter to Time Warner Cable – Resolve Issue and Get The LA Dodger’s Back on TV

FCC: Tom Wheeler Letter to TWC by Tom Gara

Jul 31 2014
BJ’s Beer Dinners Goose Island Tasting @bjsrestaurants
Goose Island Beer Co.
beer tasting
& dinner
Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with
a selection of Goose Island beers!
Goose Island Beer Co.
Monday, August 18, 2014 @7pm  Burbank BJ’s

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @7pm  Pasadena BJ’s

Since 1988, Goose Island has consistently brewed Chicago’s finest handcrafted ales. Goose Island’s brewers produce an unmatched variety of classic ales and specialty brews, now available nationwide. We invite you to sample a selection of some of their best beers paired with delicious BJ’s food.
Click Here to Make a Reservation »
Burbank BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse,
107 South 1st Street, Burbank, CA, MAP
    $30     PER PERSON
Tax and gratuity not included.
    $35     PER PERSON
Tax and gratuity not included.
Featuring, but not limited to:
Featured Beers
For more information, call your local restaurant or visit
†For reservations made prior to day of dinner: $18 for food and $12 for beer, totaling $30 per person.
$35 per person thereafter: $23 for food and $12 for beer, totaling $35 per person.
Sorry, Beer Dinners are not eligible for BJ’s Premier Rewards points.
Jul 30 2014
National Night Out August 5, 2014 Pasadena Burbank

Pasadena National Night Out

The Pasadena Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out with our community on Tuesday August 5th!!

The Pasadena Police Department will be joining our community and celebrating with them “National Night Out” on Tuesday August 5, 2014. This is the 31st anniversary for the nationwide program that helps get neighbors and friends together to talk about crime prevention, encourage neighborhood camaraderie, and instill police-community partnerships. Please join us and your neighbors and be part of the celebration!
This year, the kick off party will begin at 4:00 P.M., at the Kings Villages as they host their block party on Hammond St., between Fair Oaks Ave and Morton Ave. There will be plenty of activities for children and lots of great food!

For more information go to

Pasadena Police Department – CA
207 N Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Burbank, CA: National Night Out (New Location)

National Night Out (New Location)


  • Date:08/05/2014 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location:Burbank Police Department Rear Parking Lot
    200 North Third Street

National Night Out is a nationwide one-night rally where citizens and law enforcement join forces  to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Join us at this family-friendly city event and connect with the police officers that keep our city safe!

Activities, resource booths, picture opportunities for children, giveaways, and more.

For more information, please call (818) 238-3223 or

 For a PDF version of the National Night Out flyer, click here.

Jul 30 2014
LA Beer Festival Fall Edition October 18, 2014
Jul 30 2014
Sam Van Aken – The Tree of Forty Fruit @Tedx

The tree of forty fruits: Sam Van Aken at TEDxManhattan   

This is fascinating. Every town should have at least one of these trees.

Sam’s nursery is in Geneva, NY.

Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds.

Learn more here

Jul 30 2014
BatterFish – A Modern Twist to Fish n’ Chips Encino @BatterFishLA

BatterFish – A Modern Twist to Fish N’ Chips

Jason Killalee – Owner/Chef

Encino, San Fernando Valley

A Not So Traditional Fish n Chip Shop with a Flavorful Twist. Customize your Fish and Batter! BatterFish is Better Fish.

If you love fish n chips like I do then BatterFish has to be on your checklist/bookmarks of places to try.

16200 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA

     BatterFish Video – Los Angeles, CA United States – Food   




Jul 29 2014
Pasadena Panda Express Innovation Kitchen #pandainnovation @pandaexpress

Panda Express Innovation Kitchen

Panda Express Innovation Kitchen

Word on the newly opened Panda Express Innovation Kitchen is that it is very much a Chipotle style Chinese fast food eatery.

Panda Restaurant Group with headquarters in Rosemead, CA is coming out of the gate with this concept restaurant to fend off  Chipotle’s Asian food ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen with similar ordering model to Panda Express.

Like Chipotle you enter and start to make your selections:
Salad, wrap or bowl.

Pick a size. large or small?
Large comes with 2 sides and sauce or small with 1 side

To try:
orange chicken burritos
build-your-own bowls

3867 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 351-9128     

Hours: 10am to 10pm daily


Jul 29 2014
Unique USA – LA Summer Market Aug 9-10, 2014 @UniqueLA

The largest Made-in-America shopping event in the country.

August 9 & 10, The 6th Annual LA Summer Market
Cost: $10 at the door (cash only), Kids 12 and under are free.

Admission includes these Amenities & Perks:
• The first 5000 ticket buyers each day get a limited edition cotton tote bag from our artist series
• Unlimited re-entry for both days
• Free drinks from JOIA All Natural Sodas, Honest Tea, GT’s Kombucha and more!
• Free snacks from our friends at LUNA!
• Free DIY craft projects all weekend long in The DIY Den!
• Free photo booth portraits and slo-mo video fun from Smilebooth
• Kick up your feet in one of our multiple Lounges
• Baby Changing Station and private lounge

Where: The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
Hours: 11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
Parking: There is secure, underground parking at the California Market Center for a $9 flat-rate during Unique USA. There are also numerous outdoor parking lots surrounding the building.
Hotel Partner: The Ace Hotel DTLA – use the code “UNIQUE” to get 10% off when you make your reservation.

Attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy American-made and support our US economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast. The products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA so you’re putting your dollars right back into our economy and local community! Visit our popular Cafe to take a break and enjoy a meal, grab a coffee from Blue Bottle or stop by our fresh juice bar from Juice Served Here! With fun for everyone plan to spend the day with us… See photos from previous events!

Jul 29 2014
Pasadena City Council Declares Level 1 Water Shortage #pasadena

Pasadena City Council Declares Level 1 Water Shortage


  • The Pasadena City Council at its July 28, 2014 meeting declared a local water emergency, establishing a 20-percent conservation goal and implementing the City’s Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan, with mandatory water waste restrictions effective immediately. The Level 1 plan limits watering to three days per week in summer, one day per week in winter and requires that leaks be repaired within 72 hours, in addition to permanent water waste prohibitions. PWP customers can report water waste by calling (626) 744-8888 at any time or report online via the Pasadena Citizen Service Center. Fines for repeat offenders can be up to $500 per violation for residential customers, and up to $1,000 per violation for commercial accounts. See below for a complete list of water waste restrictions.

    Pasadena’s Permanent Water Supply Shortage Ordinance remains in place. Thirteen instances of water waste remain permanently prohibited, with enforcement, in PWP’s service territory.

    State Water Board Adopts Emergency Water Regulations

    As California is facing a severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) Adopted Resolution No. 2014-0038 with proposed Emergency Regulations on July 15, 2014. These regulations require numerous statewide conservation measures and water waste prohibitions. Pasadena’s existing permanent water waste prohibitions (PMC 13.10.032) cover these requirements, except for the limitations on watering days.


    The following is a summary of the key components in the Water Shortage Procedures Ordinance. Click here to read or print the unabridged ordinance.

    If you have witnessed a possible instance of water waste and would like to report it to Pasadena Water & Power, please call the Pasadena Water Shortage Hotline at (626) 744-8888, or submit an online service request below.

    Pasadena Water & Power will send a formal notice to the address where water waste is thought to have occurred. The goal of these notices is to give all persons and businesses the opportunity to correct the problem; become better informed about the importance of water conservation; deter future instances of waste; and, change water habits for the better.

    For a list of the City’s permanent water waste restrictions visit:

    The following instances of water waste that are permanently prohibited at all times:

    • No watering outdoors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except with a hand-held container or hose with a shut-off nozzle, or for very short periods when adjusting a sprinkler system;
    • No watering during periods of rain;
    • No excessive water flow or runoff onto pavement, gutters or ditches from watering or irrigating landscapes or vegetation of any kind;
    • No washing down paved surfaces unless for safety or sanitation, in which case a bucket, a hose with a shut-off nozzle, a cleaning machine that recycles water or a low-volume/high-pressure water broom must be used;
    • All property owners must fix leaks, breaks or malfunctions when they find them, or within seven days of receiving a notice from PWP;
    • Fountains and water features must have a re-circulating water system;
    • Vehicles must be washed with a hand-held bucket and/or hose equipped with a water shut-off nozzle (does not apply to commercial car washes);
    • Restaurants may not serve drinking water unless by patron’s request;
    • Restaurants must use water-saving dish wash spray valves;
    • No installation of non-recirculating water systems at new commercial car washes and laundry systems;
    • Effective July 1, 2010, all commercial car washes must have a re-circulating water system or secure a city waiver;
    • Hotels and motels must give guests the option to decline daily bed linen and towel changes; and
    • No installation of “single pass cooling systems” in buildings requesting new water service.

    The city’s “Water Shortage Level” will tell you how many days per week you can water outdoors and other water use restrictions.

    In the event that a water shortage is declared by City Council, they will also declare which of four “Water Shortage Levels” exists. The Level will indicate which other water use restrictions will take effect in addition to the permanent water waste prohibitions listed above.

    Water Shortage Level





    # of watering days per week*

     Apr. 1-Oct. 31

     ONLY 3 DAYS MAX -Tues, Thurs. & Sat. ONLY

    Nov. 1-Mar. 31

     CHOOSE ONLY 1 DAY – Either Tues., Thurs. OR Sat.

    2 Summer

    1 Winter

    1 Summer

    1 Winter

    No Irrigation

    Obligation to fix leaks, breaks and malfunctions

    72 hours

    48 hours

    36 hours

    24 hours

    Additional restrictions

    No filling ornamental lakes or ponds; no washing vehicles

    No filling ornamental lakes or ponds; no washing vehicles

    No filling ornamental lakes or ponds; no washing vehicles; no fillings pools or spas; no new potable water service

    * PWP, at its sole discretion, may make exceptions to these restrictions for extenuating circumstances. See PMC Sections 13.10.040 to .050 in the Water Waste Prohibition ordinance.

    Warnings and fines will be used to enforce the ordinance.

    PWP will work closely with customers to provide helpful information and issue written warnings for first offenses. However, homeowners and small-business customers with meter sizes smaller than 1 ½” who continue to violate the ordinance will face fines of $100 – $500 for future violations. Fine amounts are double for customers with meters of 1 ½” or larger. Flow restrictors may also be used to achieve compliance. A customer does have the right to a hearing if a written request is received by PWP within ten (10) days of the date of notification. See PMC Sections 13.10.065 to .095 in the Water Waste Prohibition ordinance for details on fines.

    Documents and Additional Information:

    Council Approves “Comprehensive Water Conservation Plan”(Agenda Report, April 13, 2009)

    Conservation measures in addition to those specified in Water Shortage Plan

    Water Tips and Rebates


  • For More Information


Jul 29 2014
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