Monthly Archives: October 2014
Oct 16 2014
Innovate Pasadena CONNECT Week running October 20-26, 2014

The PBC is very excited to be a part of the Innovate Pasadena CONNECT Week running October 20-26, a series of independently organized seminars, workshops, and social events unfolding in venues across the city. 

Please join us on October 21st at 2:00 PM for a showcase of the exciting biotech, medical device, science education and pharmaceutical research happening right here in the City of Roses featuring a keynote address from Dr. Robert Grubbs. For full details and to RSVP visit

And for those of you who would like an up close and personal experience with the science featured in some of your favorite television shows and films, be sure to grab a ticket for CSI at PBC on October 24th and help us figure out “Whodunnit”! To RSVP visit

And don’t miss the opportunity to discover more about design trends, open data efforts, crowdfunding, emerging biotech, 3D printing, successful entrepreneurship, and innovation in Pasadena. Here are some key events that may be of interest to you:

Hands-on Business Building Series by Dirty Hands Labs (Seminar)
12:00pm – 2:00pm Mon Oct 20th

IP Job Fair Hosted by OpenX & Spokeo
2:00pm – 7:00pm Mon Oct 20th

Behind the Brand: A Launch to Innovate Pasadena Connect Week (Mixer)
6:00pm – 9:00pm Mon Oct 20th

Emerging Life Science Technology Featuring Dr. Robert Grubbs (Science)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Tue Oct 21st

Techsparks Pasadena Tech Crawl
5:00pm – 7:00pm Tue Oct 21st

Idealab Showcase
3:30pm – 5:30pm Wed Oct 22nd

Crowdfunding Projects: Experience from the Trenches
6:30pm – 7:30pm Wed Oct 22nd

Startup Law 101
10:00am – 11:00am Fri Oct 24th

CSI at Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
10:00am – 4:00pm Fri Oct 24th

DB5: The Value of Talking to your Customer: Market Research-led Innovation
1:00pm – 2:00pm Fri Oct 24th

Adobe & The1stMovement present: The History of Interactive Design – An Interactive Exhibition of the last 9 years in Digital
4:00pm – 9:00pm Fri Oct 24th

Beyond Hackathons: What’s next for open data in Pasadena?
11:30am – 2:00pm Sat Oct 25th

Oct 16 2014
Public Invited to Food Day Pasadena Celebration Oct. 24, 2014 #pasadena #food

Public Invited to Food Day Pasadena Celebration Oct. 24, 2014

Public Invited to Food Day Pasadena Celebration Oct. 24, 2014


PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to celebrate healthy living with lots of fun activities at Food Day Pasadena Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  The free family festival hosted by the Public Health Department will take place from 12-4 p.m. at 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Held in conjunction with the national Food Day celebration, Food Day Pasadena represents a local movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food for all residents.

The event will kick off with a welcome address by Mayor Bogaard, followed by live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, healthy food tastings, children’s activities and raffle prizes.  The festival will also feature information booths where the public can get details about local healthy eating, food assistance and urban agriculture.

At 1:30 p.m., the public can attend a community health forum on the second floor of the Public Health Department, Room 2407.  Staff will hold a discussion on improving access to healthy food options to create healthier Pasadena neighborhoods.  Additionally, staff will unveil the results of a neighborhood assessment called Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CXᶟ).

 Food Day Pasadena 2014 English

For more than 120 years, Pasadena’s Public Health Department has worked to promote and protect the health of the greater Pasadena area.  Promote. Protect. Live Well.  Visit for more information about department programs.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena!  Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and like us on Facebook at  Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2014 #085-14

NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Delana Gbenekama, Assistant Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4748,

Adrienne Kung, Public Health Department, (626) 744-6151,

Oct 15 2014
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Oct 15 2014
REACH | Byte into the Future of Now @techzulu

REACH | Byte into the Future of Now

(Photographs by Erica Kawamoto Hsu

In the words of Veruca Salt “Don’t care how I want it now!” We live in a world of immediacy, getting everything we want at the precise moment we want it.  We have wearables that give us our vitals, apps that get us food/driver/music/a place to stay, devices that keep us connected to our work and loved ones.  The Now category is rapidly expanding thanks to the likes of big Fortune 500 companies, as well as small time startups and crowdfunded projects on Indiegogo.

So on November 13th, join us, and Byte into the Future of Now. The evening will be comprised of a variety of gadgets on hand for attendees to experience some of the newest in hardware. Including wearables, gaming, smartphones, home and the car. Workshops with industry thought leaders and a complimentary Food & Beverage mixer.

Event Details:

Where: X

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Event Start and End Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Workshops: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Mixer: 7pm to  11pm (FREE food and drink)

The 200-400 invited guests will range from some of the web most influential Journalists, Bloggers, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram users, founders, VCs, CEOs, captains of industry, early adopters, PR execs and more.


To Be Announced Soon

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We currently have sponsorship slots open If you would like to be part of this amazing event and show your support for REACH and the community. Contact us at

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  • Sponsored giveaways and contests
  • Custom ad deals and partnerships

When you have a second, please check out the below links, most notably the one pager that describes this particular event in more detail, and the videos which will give you a better feel for our past events.

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Oct 15 2014
Pasadena SBDC proudly presents “BizEd” #pasadena

Mark your calendar and join us for  

The Pasadena SBDC  proudly presents “BizEd”! A series of educational workshops and seminars designed to provide entrepreneurs the latest industry trends in fields such as marketing, advertising, legal, human resources, international trade, sales, customer service, process improvement, change management, accounting, financing, product development, data analysis and web development to name a few. The seminars are custom tailored to fit the growing demands of businesses and deliver information, essential strategies and best practices any business needs to succeed in today’s ever changing economic climate.


Register Today for these upcoming Business Seminars in October:


v Saturday, October 18th  10am-12noon – Getting the business foundation right

Ever go to see your accountant and he tells you that you need to consult with a lawyer on your questions?  Ever go to see your attorney and he tells you that you need to see your accountant for your question?  Now you have both under one roof to provide comprehensive answers to your business formation questions. After this class you will have the tools to select the entity type that best fits your type of business, and be aware of potential pitfalls to avoid.


Click Here and register today for the first step towards continued entrepreneurial success!




v Thursday, October 23rd   8:30am – 10:30am – Building your online Marketing toolkit with email & social media

Building your online marketing toolkit and growing your business with Email and Social Media Marketing is a must. In this workshop, we will look at today’s most effective online marketing tools, strategies, best practices and show real world examples. This workshop is designed to give small businesses and nonprofits some simple ideas for growing their organizations using email marketing and social media.


Click Here and register today for the first step towards continued entrepreneurial success!




v Saturday, October 25th  8:30am – 10:30am – Your Customers are social, are you?

Adults are sharing photos and video about things that inspire them, much of that being products and services they enjoy whether it’s an ice cream cone, new watch or a breathtaking view looking out of a passenger airplane. These adults are your customers, whether existing or new. This is more reason to integrate your company’s customer service and support skills to social media—where your customers are!  Building a social customer experience (SCE) program drives sales, reduces expenses and fosters innovation.


Click Here and register today for the first step towards continued entrepreneurial success!




Oct 14 2014
Larry Bressler, Chefs Center’s Director of Operations & Wife Killed in Pasadena – RIP

October 13, 2014
It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Larry Bressler, Chefs Center’s Director of Operations, died tragically this morning.
Larry was an esteemed and well regarded member of our team and the community at large. He will be greatly missed.

Chefs Center will continue to operate as normal, which we know Larry would want. We will provide you with more information as it comes available.

Media outlets carrying the stories include 

There is a planned special event to honor Larry Bressler at Chefs Center on October 26, 2014, see email from Chefs Center:

Dear Friends of Larry,


Our hearts are still heavy as we continue to deal with the sudden and tragic loss of Larry and Denise. They were greatly appreciated by all. Your responses were filled with shock and pain as well as admiration and respect as noted in a sample of your responses below.


We will have a special event to honor Larry and Denise on Sunday, October 26 at 3 pm at Chefs Center. More details will follow. We really hope you will attend. Please save the date.

  • Oh my God, I am devastated! I dropped my phone when I read this.
  • This is just TOO horribly sad for words!
  • I was shocked, heartbroken, and speechless.  I cannot believe this!!!!!
  • I’m without words at hearing this devastating news.
  • Oh my God, I’m in shock, and so incredibly sad.
  • Oh my goodness! Shocking! Can’t believe it. He was such a good man.
  • The food world has lost a great man today.
  • Larry was an amazing man, with a big heart and lot of compassion for other, I’m going to miss him
  • Larry was beloved by his coworkers and students, you will have plenty of representation from Le Cordon Bleu.
  • Larry was a great guy and a huge asset to the community.
  • Larry was always so kind and helpful to me as a newbie baker there at Chefs Center.

On behalf of the Chefs Center family,
Joe Colletti, PhD
Executive Director
Chefs Center

Oct 14 2014
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Oct 14 2014
FlashForge Dreamer Business-Level 3D Printer with FDM Technology (3D-FFG-DREAMER) @ff3dprinters

FlashForge Dreamer Business-Level 3D Printer with FDM Technology (3D-FFG-DREAMER)

Dreamer 3D Printer Business-Level Desktop 3D Printer
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The Dreamer 3D Printer from Flashforge allows you to create three-dimensional prints from up to two colors and materials, up to a build volume of nearly 300 cubic inches. Mix and match colors in ABS, PLA, or water-soluble PVA filament to create prints in resolutions as fine as 100 microns, or in rougher 400-micron layers when a quicker, less intricate result is required.

Send your prepared 3D files to the Dreamer via USB, Wi-Fi, or SD card, and navigate the menu via its 3.5″ multi-language touchscreen. The enclosed build chamber insulates heat, creating an ideal environment for ABS printing. When printing with PLA, open the glass door to provide ventilation. Dissolvable PVA filament is also compatible with the Dreamer, and can be used for printing filler or support structures that can then be easily removed post-printing without tools.

The Dreamer’s built-in filament chambers ensure your filament is fed to the extruders smoothly and without winding errors. Your Dreamer 3D printer comes fully-assembled with a build plate that does not require calibration, two spools of filament, and a 4GB SD Card, so you can begin printing right out of the box.

Features :

  • ARM Contex-M4 CPU processor, for faster computing
  • IPS material 3.5in. multi-language touchscreen LCD panel operation
  • Self-developed Flashprint model slice driver process
  • Support with WiFi connection, uplaoding the printing file to machine
  • Built-in 4g memory support wtih storing file and folder
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Support with USB 2.0/ up to 32GB memory card
  • High-end plastic-alloy body, a sense of fashion and technology
  • Supports Windows XP/7/8 32 or 64-bit, Linux & Mac OS
  • Compatible with Skeinforge and Slic3r slicing Optional effect of slicing
  • No need to carlibrate the Imported Aerometal material printing platform
  • Easy to operate, upgradeable, modular design of extruder
  • Dual-Color & Multi-Material
    Maximize the Dreamer’s capabilities by using two colors to create colorful prints in a variety of combinations. Switch from ABS to PLA materials depending on your needs, and use dissolvable PVA filament to build support or filler structures that you can then easily remove post-printing by immersing in water.

    Multiple Connectivity Options
    Transfer your completed designs to the Dreamer via USB cable, SD card, or Wi-Fi.

    Multiple Resolutions
    Choose a slower, finer resolution setting when building intricate, detailed models at up to 100-micron layer accuracy. Select faster, draft-like conditions as coarse as 500 microns per layer when you require a rougher, less accurate print.

    LED Strip Lighting
    User-defined LED strip lighting lines the interior of the Dreamer for increased visibility. You’ll be able to see your 3D models come to life at every step.

Oct 12 2014
Bachi Burger Pasadena Opening Soon @bachiburger

Bachi Burger Pasadena

After opening in West Los Angeles,  BACHI BURGER WEST LA is finally open!!  soft opening , September 24, 2014. Located at 2030 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90025.

What does “bachi” mean?

For us there is a dual meaning.  Bachi is an abbreviated term for the word “Hibachi” which refers to a method of Japanese style of grilling.  The word bachi also means to treat others how you would like to be treated in return.


Asian-style Burgers and Unique Beverages

Our burgers are inspired from the varied asian influences from the Hawaiian islands.  Boba drinks and milkshakes, sodas made in house and Asian style iced teas, milk teas and coffees were an obvious pairings with our unique burgers and sandwiches.  For our beer menu we looked towards local domestic microbrews in the U.S. that could match up to our flavors with a few imports to compliment.  Our Sake offerings are carefully selected to pair well with our cuisine yet offer great variety to our discerning customers.



Bachi Burger has a strong belief in sustainable and environmentally principled business practices and products.  All of our used oil is recycled locally as a renewable energy source.  All food compost is transported to local farms.  All other post consumer waste materials that can be recycled are separated daily.  We continue to research both food and non-food products for materials that are either recycled or did not have a negative impact on the environment during growing or production.  That is our commitment to the world we all live in.



We also believe in being a positive part of the community.  Bachi Burger supports local artists and showcase their art throughout the restaurant.

Bachi Burger –Pasadena
61 S Fair Oaks.#110
Pasadena, CA 91105
Daily: 11AM – 11PM

Stay tuned for the opening which is coming soon to Old Pasadena Fair Oaks location.


Oct 12 2014
Pasadena’s First Micro-Distillery – Stark Spirits

Pasadena’s First Micro-Distillery – Stark Spirits

 Tastings coming soon to local Pasadena retailers, bars, and restaurants.

Hand-crafted, small batch premium spirit beverages.

California Silver Rum

“Sunshine” Brandy, Distilled From Oranges

California Rye Whiskey

CC No Gin

1260 N. Lincoln Ave, Suite 1100 Pasadena, CA

(626) 798.1377


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