Monthly Archives: August 2014
Aug 31 2014
Los Angeles CHOCOLATE SALON, 8th Annual Pasadena Convention Center @ChocolateSalon

See Video about the LA Chocolate Salon
(filmed by TasteTV)

September 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Pasadena Center
Pasadena Center – 300 E Green Street – Pasadena, CA 91101

Celebrating chocolate lovers in Southern California, participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as:

  • Marco Paolo Chocolates
  • Valenza Chocolatier
  • Mignon Chocolate Boutique
  • Chuao Chocolatier
  • Marti Chocolatt
  • Les Beaux Chocolats
  • Taza Chocolate
  • Plumeria Flours
  • Choctal
  • Velvet Rope Bake Shop
  • Tequila Alquimia
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
  • Chocolate Television
  • and more…
  • Amano Artisan Chocolate
  • Amella Caramels
  • CocoTutti
  • The Tea Room Chocolate Company
  • Chocolats du Calibressan
  • Vivian Bonomi Chocolaterie
  • David Bacco Chocolatier
  • Gourmet Blends
  • Farm Fresh To You
  • The Gourmandise School
  • Nomad Two Worlds
  • TasteTV
Aug 31 2014
JPL Open House Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014 @NASAJPL

JPL Open House


JPL's open house event

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014
9 a.m to 4.p.m

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, invites the public to its annual Open House. The event, themed “Welcome to Our Universe,” will take visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space. Highlights include a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

The Earth Science Center will show 3-D videos of our home planet and JPL’s Earth science missions. Upon entering, visitors will pass an Earth globe with data from NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites projected onto the sphere.

JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California, 91109. Admission to Open House is free. Parking is also free, but is limited. To get to JPL, take the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit from the 210 Freeway in La Canada/Flintridge. All visitors should wear comfortable shoes –no buses will be provided from JPL parking lots. JPL will provide vans for mobility-challenged guests.

Vehicles and items carried by persons entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection by Officers at the entry checkpoints.  The following items are prohibited at NASA/JPL: All weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. Large bags, backpacks or ice chests are not permitted into the event, except small purses and diaper bags.

Please check back in September to learn about the highlights of the Open House.

Aug 31 2014
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Aug 29 2014
Wisdom Panel – Dogs Can’t Talk, But Their DNA Can @WisdomPanel

Dogs can’t talk, but their DNA can.™

  • Instruction Sheet
  • 2 DNA Cheek Swabs
  • Swabs’ Drying Insert
  • Pre-paid Shipping Label

Bring you an incredible product targeted to owners of mixed breed dogs — Wisdom Panel.

Discover your dog’s genetic story using advanced DNA testing with Wisdom Panel 2.0 WOOF!

Wisdom Panel. Celebrate Grandparents Day with $15 Off! Use Code Grandparents14.

Wisdom Panel provides an easy-to-use at home cheek swab DNA test designed to reveal the ancestry of mixed-breed dogs. Knowing a dog’s breed helps owners target behavior training, be smarter about nutritional planning and plan exercise activities that make the dog happy. The tests are easy to use and Wisdom Panel provides owners with an easy to read, detailed report on the dog’s breed.

Mars Veterinary and Wisdom Panel are divisions and products of MARS incorporated, the manufacturers of Pedigree and Royal Canin pet food.

Wisdom Panel® can help reveal you dog’s genetic background including:

    1. Mixed breed dog: breed ancestry identification back to great-grandparents
    1. Purebred dog: breed certification and level of genetic diversity inbreeding
    1. Designer dog: certification that your dog is a true 50/50 hybrid of two purebred parents
    1. Adult weight range prediction to help you make appropriate nutrition and diet choices
  1. Breed insights to help you provide a better training program, understand behavior, and create an effective care and wellness plan

Reveal The DNA-based Answers

Explaining your dog’s unique behaviors, personality traits and wellness needs.

A dog’s ancestry can influence him/her in surprising ways. Obvious and not-so-obvious physical traits, plus behaviors like digging, herding and barking, can all come from the various breeds in your dog’s family tree.

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Aug 28 2014
World’s first entirely-printed plastic bump key

This video demonstrates a plastic bump key for the ABUS E20/E30 6-pin tumbler lock. Unlike in the previous video, this key is printed as it is (not cut conventionally from a printed blank).

For more information, see also the related blog post from the last video:…

Aug 28 2014
Apple September 9, 2014 Event Release of New iPhone 6, iWatch, and New iPad

Apple Inc. (AAPL): The smartphone  confirmed it will hold a special event September 9. 

Rumors are circulating that the iWatch or iTime, iPhone 6 and possibly a new iPad will be announced.

Are you looking for a wish list for the iPhone 6.



Apple Event 9-9-2014 Invite

Apple is developing a new iPad with a 12.9 -inch screen, Bloomberg reports. That would be three inches bigger than Apple‘s next largest tablet and taller than the 11-inch Macbook Air.


Aug 28 2014
Jamba Juice Buy One Get One Free Smoothie or Juice Coupon Expires 9-14-2014 @jambajuice

Sip summer
to the last drop!

Jamba Juice Stores are offering Buy One Get One Free Smoothie or Juice with this Printable Coupon.

Coupon valid through 9/1/2014. Limit one offer per customer

Hurry in to buy one freshly squeezed juice or smoothie and get one free!

Offer ends 9/1/14.


Print Coupon
Aug 25 2014
Nekter Juice Bar Coming to Pasadena South Lake @NekterJuiceBar



Nekter Juice was created in Southern California with 100% natural, raw, vegan ingredients. Our Cleanse program is wildly popular making you look and feel great!

Nekter Juice Bar is coming to Pasadena, CA. The address is 345 S. Lake Ave, Unit #110. Pasadena, CA. The slated opening is for December 2014.

345 S Lake Ave
Ste 110
Pasadena, CA 91101         

The Westlake Village location is opening this week.

Join us this Friday, August 29th for Free Juices and Smoothies at the Grand Opening of Nekter Westlake Village!!

Aug 25 2014
Top 10 Worst Frozen Items You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s

Top 10 Worst Frozen Items You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s

Most people love Trader Joe’s, but when it comes to calories and other factors there could be some items you may want to reconsider or at least limit your intake based on your dietary needs.

Kristina Bravo from (ParticipantMedia) does a story on the worse top 10 frozen items you can buy at Trader Joe’s.

Most of these items are either high in sodium, saturated or unsaturated fats, cholesterol, calories, or something else.

Here’s the list:

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Cookie Butter Ice Cream

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Breakfast Burritos

Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni

Chile Relleno

Chicken Pot Pie Bites

Mac & Cheese Bites

Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes


No matter where you shop you must read the labels and educate yourself about what is not good for you and what is. I simply opt out of any prepared food. I am important enough to make a meal for myself daily and there are so many forms of the bad stuff often you can’t know it is even in the packaged stuff. Like MSG has about 20 or more different names it goes by so it is just better to cook for myself. Eat organic, support local farmers who are organic. Help save this planet and yourself.

Aug 22 2014
Lawn mower exchange program -final opportunity this year

The South Coast Air Quality Management District invites you to participate in its Electric Lawn Mower exchange program, in San Pedro on Saturday, September 6th. You can trade-in your old gas-powered mower for a non-polluting electric model and save money while helping clean the air. Purchase a rechargeable, cordless electric mower for as low as $100, with the trade-in of a working gas mower. This year, AQMD has five different models to choose from. Exchange your mower in less than 10 minutes with drive-through convenience when the program comes to the Outer Harbor / Berth 46. This is the final opportunity for the year. Pre-registration is required. For details and to register for AQMD’s lawn mower exchange program go to and click on the mower exchange link under Announcements at any time or call 1-888-425-6247 (Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 • (909) 396-2000       

Aug 22 2014
LA Green Festival Los Angeles 2014 Sept 12, 13, 14 @greenfestival

LA Green Festival

The LA Preview Guide is now online!  Get a sneak peak of all the great exhibitors, speakers and activities happening at the this year’s festival.

Now three days long!
Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Buy tickets here

Goldstar has comp and discount tickets available, but hurry!

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Los Angeles Green Festival returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center September 12th, 13th and 14th! At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 250 eco-friendly businesses – everything from all-natural body care products and organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, beautiful home renovations made from renewable resources, plus vegan and vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local, artisanal foods.

For the past 13 years, Green Festival has been committed to helping people in America find solutions to make our families and communities healthier – socially, economically and environmentally. Join us at the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the country and celebrate with the best in green living.

Note: Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote Green Festivals, Inc. in print, various forms of media, and on websites. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our event however we choose.

Read Green Festival’s Privacy Policy

Visit the Green Festival Los Angeles Page



We’re still on the hunt for volunteers in LA.! Donate a few hours of your time and receive free Green Festival admission, a special t-shirt, snacks, special discounts and more!  For more information visit  “It was marvelous and I loved every minute of it – can’t wait until next year”. – Adrienne Green Festival Washington DC 2014.

Discount Available for Groups of 10 or more!

Bring your group to Green Festival!  We are the perfect event for your School Group, Sustainability Program, Non-Profit Group, or co-workers for an afternoon of learning, shopping and exploring the best in Green Living.

  1. Visit
  2. Below the ticket types, click “Enter Promotional Code”
  3. A box appears. Enter the code into it: LAHCTEN14
  4. Hit the button “Apply”
  5. You will now see the ticket type called “LA Group Discount.” Choose the quantity of tickets that you would like and click “Order Now”


Aug 22 2014
The LA River Boat Race August 30, 11am – 3pm
The LA River Boat Race. All levels welcome; pay what you can; kayaks & equipment available; limited slots. Yes, we want YOU to participate by paddling in this first-ever event of its kind on the river! Challenge a friend or two to join you over Labor Day weekend in this friendly competition and river celebration (AUG. 30, SATURDAY, between 11am-3pm). If you absolutely can’t race, then come and cheer on others, meet and watch some celebrity racers! Go for prizes, get a cool race T-shirt or just have an awesome day at the river! Don’t miss out; SIGN UP NOW: 
Thanks for spreading the word!
We look forward to seeing you out there!!
– The LA River Expeditions & Electric Lodge staff

Aug 20 2014
Tesla Pasadena Grand Opening
Join us Friday, August 29th to celebrate the opening of our newest sales location in Pasadena!
Model S. Zero Emissions. Zero Compromises.
Tesla Pasadena Grand Opening
Tesla Pasadena
117 West Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
Friday, August 29th
10am – 8pm
Join us Friday, August 29th as we celebrate the grand opening of our newest sales location in Pasadena. Schedule your appointment to test drive the award winning Model S.Test drive appointments are available to prospective customers. Appointments will be confirmed by a Tesla representative.


Tesla Pasadena Grand Opening
Friday, August 29, 2014
10am – 8pm

Model S is the world’s first premium electric sedan and sets the standard for 21st century performance. Designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, Model S provides unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience.

  • Test drive appointments are available to prospective customers. Appointments will be confirmed by a Tesla representative.
  • Your driving session will be 15 minutes long over a predetermined route designed to highlight the capabilities of Model S.
  • A Tesla Product Specialist will accompany all drives to ensure you optimize your time in Model S.
  • You may bring up to three guests to ride in the back seat during your drive.
Tesla Pasadena
117 West Colorado Blvd
United States
Aug 20 2014
Starbucks Opening 743 N. Lake Ave Pasadena @starbucks

Update: Now open.

What used to be FatBurger in Pasadena on Lake Ave has now been remodeled into a Starbucks.
The new Starbucks location located at: 743 N Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104, is scheduled to open August 22, 2014.
Not sure of any specials or promotions taking place to celebrate the opening of this new location.

Here’s the streetview from Google as it appears occupied by FatBurger.

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See Pasadena CUP application notice hearing that took place in July 2014. Now a little over a month later, the location is now opening, that is some quick work on behalf of Starbucks. The location looks modern and great, a real improvement over what was a run down empty abandoned looking building previously occupied by FatBurger.


The CUP specifically states:

Subject to the review and approval of a Conditional Use Permit, the restaurant may operate prior to 7:00 a.m. and/or after 10:00 p.m. The sale of alcohol is not proposed with this application
Aug 20 2014
2014 Los Angeles County Fair Visit for Two or Four with Parking Discount Savings Groupon @lacountyfair

Celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of the Los Angeles County Fair! We’ll be bringing you fun trivia, cool photos and even cooler promotions!

County fairs are much more popular than county unfairs, where vendors hold cotton candy just out of reach and the strongman contest is rigged with balloon dumbbells. Level the playing field with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options

$27 for two single-day general-admission tickets (up to a $38 value) and one parking pass (a $15 value; up to $53 total value)
$46 for four single-day general-admission tickets (up to a $76 value) and one parking pass (a $15 value; up to $91 total value)
Click to see the fair’s schedule.
Children ages 5 and under get in free; tickets for children up to age 12 and seniors over age 60 regularly range from $6 to $12.

Buy Discount LA County Fair Tickets

2014 Los Angeles County Fair
The 2014 Los Angeles County Fair celebrates the best of Southern California—and many other parts of the world. Luminasia lights up the fair with Asian-inspired, whimsical lanterns that are handcrafted from China. Blossoms sway in the Flower & Garden Pavilion and Atrium, devoted to Chinese-style gardens and exhibits of the flora and fauna of China’s tropical rainforests. The Beneath the Sea exhibit brings fairgoers face to fin with sharks, stingrays, and sea lions. Capuchin monkey Mojo rules over the Wild and Crazy Lagoon and its other creatures. Drawn from closer to home, hundreds of Californian crops surround a barn where visitors can milk a goat or maybe even witness a calf hatching from its egg.

Humans and superhumans get their day in the sun, too. The Hall of Heroes has real-life rescuers stand side by side with Batman, Spiderman, and Superman—perhaps standing ready in case any swashbucklers escape the Pirates of the Sky stage show and try to conscript members of Esmeralda’s Traveling Circus.

As the sun sets, the doors of Grinding Gears creak open, revealing a steampunk-themed nightclub where bands and DJs mix pop and industrial sounds as acrobats flip through the air. And late into the night, the lights of a slew of traditional carnival rides whirl through the air like exceedingly well-behaved fireworks.


Aug 19 2014
AxS FESTIVAL 2014 @axsFestival

Coming Soon: KPCC is looking forward to being a part of the 2014 AxS Festival by hosting a variety of events at our Crawford Family Forum.

AxS is a two-week city-wide festival that explores the nexus of science and the arts. More details will become available soon, but programs will include an installment of NEXT: People | Science | Tomorrow; Planetary Radio Live; and a Community Cinema screening of “MAKERS: Women in Space.” Watch for more information at


A × S / ak-sis / FESTIVAL 2014 | CURIOSITY

PASADENA, CITY OF ART + SCIENCE | September 19 – October 5, 2014



AxS [ak-sis] is a two-week citywide festival produced by the Pasadena Arts Council that explores the nexus of artistic and scientific inquiry, promoting experimentation and cross-fertilization between these disciplines. It is our conviction that the interplay between human curiosity, scientific investigation and artistic risk-taking reflects a cultural zeitgeist that not only defines Pasadena as the City of Art and Science, but also illuminates the richness, diversity, and sheer innovation of human aspiration and achievement in the 21st century.

In fall 2014 Pasadena Arts Council will present the sixth AxS Festival, a proving ground where ideas, scientific theories and leading-edge technologies converge with artistic innovation across a multidisciplinary platform of architecture, new media, visual art, music, theater, educational programs and provocative conversation. The AxS Festival is a response to our contemporary cultural condition — a concentrated exploration designed to ignite and inspire the imagination of audiences and participants alike.

AxS Festival 2014 invites you to a two-week expedition — presented at partner venues throughout the city — across uncharted territory on the boundary between art and science.

Read Williamson Gallery Curator Stephen Nowlin on Pasadena | City of Art + Science
Read Under the Microscope — Suzanne Muchnic in Art News on the intersection of Art and Science.


AxS Festival is a collaboration of the Pasadena Arts Council and its presenting partners, produced by Pasadena Arts Council with major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Pasadena, and GuestHaus Residency.

The AxS Festival is made possible by your generous support.
Click HERE to make an online donation.

Aug 19 2014
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge #IceBucketChallenge #strikeoutALS

ALS Association: Create a World without ALS.

Experience the #IceBucketChallenge phenomenon that’s spreading ALS Awareness across the country. See what others are doing on:

Pat Quinn, a Yonkers native who was diagnosed with ALS, hopes to raise funds and awareness to fight the disease, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease.

Quinn is credited for started the wave several months ago, and the momentum picked up from there.

Quinn, who is 31, was diagnosed with ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

As of Monday, the ALS Association reports that it has received $15.6 million in donations compared to $1.8 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to Aug. 18). These donations have come from existing donors and 307,598 new donors.

As of Tuesday, August 19, The ALS Association has received $22.9 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 19). These donations have come from existing donors and 453,210 new donors to The Association

Watch Anthony Carbajal ALS video:


Make a donation to ALS here.

Here’s my challenge.

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Aug 19 2014
Free Gift With Purchase of Select Items at @newegg
Aug 18 2014
Nightly Specials at the Flintridge Proper @theproper

Nightly Specials at the Flintridge Proper.
The Proper Celebrates La Canada Flintridge with nightly specials designed specifically for our friends and neighbors in the community.

So bring your family tonight or any night, because every night is special at The Proper.

Mondays & Tuesdays
The Proper thanks La Canada Flintridge for their
support with Neighborhood Nights.
every Monday & Tuesday Night after 4 pm (dine in only.)

Wine Wednesdays
Every Wednesday we celebrate the Oenophiles
in the community with Wine Wednesdays.
Get half off select bottles of wine

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Chef’s Gourmet Farm-to-Table Specials
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights our chefs create
fine dining specials featuring the finest seasonal ingredients from the
local markets for a memorable night out close to home.

Our famous Pot Pie is available every Sunday evening for a
Proper Sunday Dinner the whole family will love.
Made with slow cooked Pulled Chicken, Carrots, Peas and
flaky top AND bottom crusts cooked in a cast Iron Skillet,
it’s what a Pot Pie wants to be.

Weekend Brunch
Every Saturday & Sunday morning
from 8:30a-2:00.
We serve a Proper Farm-to-Table Brunch
along with Classic Cocktail “Eye-Openers,”
fresh baked pastries and the Best cup of Coffee in town.

Happy Hour Every Day
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Enjoy $5 Classic Cocktails Specials from the
World’s Largest Gin Bar plus $5 Wine and Craft Beer Specials.

including Saturdays & Sundays – from 3 till 5.

About the Flintridge Proper…
The Proper is a new kind of neighborhood restaurant which, like the pubs of Ireland & England, aims to provide a warm, “authentically local” gathering place for friends and family of all ages to meet and celebrate while, at the same time, offering a higher level of service and cuisine than is normally found in traditional “mom and pop” restaurants.
Our chefs prepare unique farm-to-table versions of Classic American Comfort Food and Regional Specialties featuring locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients and they make nearly everything from scratch. From the English Muffin and Jam at brunch to the American Cheese on our house-ground Proper Burger, it’s all crafted in-house… with care.
We also boast a classic cocktail bar featuring The World’s Largest Selection of Gin.

Aug 17 2014
Pasadena California Chutney Tandoori Kitchen @CaliChutney

Pasadena California Chutney Tandoori Kitchen

Opening this Fall, 2014.  HandCrafted Naan, Artisan Chutneys, Tandoori Roasted Meats

Location is in Pasadena, Raymond Ave,  Across from Slaters 50/50 in what was previously the Honda Design Center.

45 N Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA

We don’t have a lot of details, but are excited to learn of this new location opening.


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