Monthly Archives: November 2014
Nov 30 2014
Altadena – Pasadena – Open Studios Art Tour – December 6 & 7, 2014

Open Studios Art Tour

Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7

11 AM until 5 PM

Open Studios is a group of artists from Altadena and Pasadena that, with the support of the community, is dedicated to promote ART and to sharing their work.  This Art Tour will feature fifteen artists at nine home studios and three retail locations.  Maps to the tour are available online and at each retail location and studio.

The idea of having an Open Studio was started by artist and prolific painter Patrick Gothard and his wife Mary.  Their first Open Studio show was ten years ago.  In 2013, they collaborated with Ginko Ching Lee and other local artists to expand to a local art tour.  It was a great success and found a very receptive audience.  This show is the third Open Studios art tour and we look forward to many more.

We hope that you enjoy getting a peek into our artistic process and continue to join us in the future for more Fun, Food and Fantastic Art on the first weekend of December and again in June.

Maps are available at the following businesses:


1. Leslie Aitken– 626-529-3386 – 295 W. Las Flores Dr. Altadena
2. Leah Knecht – 626-644-8081- 1208 N. Oxford Ave, Pasadena
3. Ana Marini-Genzon – 626-676-9913 – 710 Florecita Terrace, Altadena-
4. Janell Mithani – 626-344-2787 –2505 Highland Ave., Altadena-
5. Joanne Adams – 530-575-8211
6. Patrick and Mary Gothard – 626-798-4760 – 215 Laurel Drive, Altadena
7. Renee Strouse – 626-826-3777 – 1716 Morada Place, Altadena
8. Daarina Abdus-Samad, 626-529-6204 – 731 Poppyfields, Altadena
9. Sonali Kolhatkar, 626-676-7884  – 1814 Santa Rosa, Ave. Pasadena
10. Deb Halberstadt, 626-798-1082
11. Patricia Woodlin,  842-3247
12. Fawn Stewart, [email protected]
13. Carole Kim, [email protected]
14. Dave Lovejoy, 1000 N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena

                     December Open Studios event is coming up!!!

Amy’s Patio Café, 900 E. Altadena Drive

Hoopla!, 2591 Fair Oaks Avenue

Sidewalk Café, 2057 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena



Nov 26 2014
Nike Opens Store in Pasadena @NikeLA

Nike Opens Store in Pasadena

This is the place for Nike Running, Training and Sportswear styles, with a full line of apparel, accessories, footwear and equipment for men and women. Get and stay inspired and keep running!

New Nike Running Store Pasadena CA


37 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

Phone (626) 793-7862     


Nov 26 2014
LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show Pasadena Convention Jan 25, 2015 @lacookiecon

LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show Pasadena Convention Jan 25, 2015

LA Cookie Con


Tickets Onsale Now!

Limited capacity. No tickets at the door. Tickets are all inclusive of samples, demos, classes, autograph signings, and more.

10% of ticket sales proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show: the West Coast’s biggest convention for bakers, pastry lovers, sweet tooths and food TV fans!

Fun for the Whole Family

From the littlest sous chefs to lifelong bakers, we have fun programming and delicious food for the whole family to enjoy. Your ticket includes:

  • Hundreds of delicious free samples from national and local vendors, offering an extravaganza of cookies, candy, chocolate, coffee, ice cream, beverages and unique baked savories, too
  • Previews of the best new baking and cooking tools for amateurs through professionals
  • Classes, demonstrations and activities for all including fondant rolling by Caljava/Fondx, pastry decorating, baking, candy apple making, photo booth and more
  • Packed celebrity guest lineup headlined by world-renowned cake artist Ron Ben-Israel, star of Food Network’s hit show “Sweet Genius”, plus popular contestants from Masterchef, Masterchef Junior and Next Food Network Star
  • Amateur Baking Contest and Charity Raffle to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • World Dessert Table Championships judged by celebrity guests and luxury event planners
  • Kids Zone with free face painting by LA Parent. 1 free child age 12 or under per paying adult.
  • VIP Lounge with exclusive hors d’oeuvres, sweet bites, celebrity meet and greets and programming

Our sponsors Keurig, Amoretti, Whole Foods, Yelp and Tastemade will be onsite with giveaways and swag, too!

Meet Your Favorite Culinary Celebrities

Many of your favorite TV personalities will be on hand for free autograph signings and to judge our charity Baking Contests, including: Ron Ben-Israel, Masterchef Season 5’s Ahran Cho and Daniel McGuffey, Masterchef Season 3’s Monti Carlo, Masterchef Junior Season 1’s Sarah Lane, Troy Glass and runner-up Dara the Bow Girl, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker’s Greggy Soriano and Next Food Network Star’s Stacey Poon-Kinney. Join them in helping us support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles!

Professionals/Press: Discover New Favorites

Bloggers, vloggers, media, and press: Click Here to apply for press passes. Please include links to your website and social media links with follower counts, plus an estimate of your monthly pageviews (if applicable).

Restaurant owners & managers, buyers for convenience stores, markets, cafes, and gift shops, etc. as well as event planners and production (catering) coordinators: Click Here to apply for pro passes. Please include your business’s name, your role/title, and your full contact information.

To stay in the loop, RSVP on Facebook! Click here:

*Celebrity lineup and programming schedule subject to change.

Announcement: our first pre-sale sold out in record time. By popular demand we’re doing one more. Today only, use the code ‘keurig’ for 30% off General Admission. Code expires at 11:55 pm!


Subscribe to our E-newsletter

Subscribe to stay posted on news from LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show on Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Autograph signings, class/demo/workshop schedule and giveaways TBA.

Join our weekly newsletter now for a 10% off coupon. No spam!

LA Cookie Con is produced by AKT Entertainment, LLC.
For media, vendor, and information inquiries, please use our contact form.
Mailing Address:
AKT Entertainment, LLC c/o Todd & Nancy
531-A N. Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505

Pasadena Convention Center

300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
Pasadena, CA 91101

Nov 23 2014
Rosetta Translation Shanghai China – For Your International Translation Needs @RosettaT

Rosetta Translation

Rosetta Translation Shanghai China

Headquartered in London and serving corporate clients in any of its five offices around the globe, Rosetta translation is a new, more personalized translation service. No longer will your company be shunted around from person to person and have dates extended, delaying your work. With Rosetta Translation services, you are guaranteed to have a single person, familiar with your specific needs, who will be with you from beginning to end.

Rosetta Translation also has a specific formula to solve the issue that most companies run into when choosing a translation service, namely, that most professionals only specialize in translating general business documents and run into trouble with more specialized assignments. Rosetta Translation solves this problem by first analyzing the specific document’s requirements before choosing the translators that have expertise in that genre of writing, such as finance, accounting or law. When submitting your project, Rosetta Translation will be able to provide you a quote that is tailored specifically to your project, and is based on both the quantity and the complexity of the work you are submitting.

Rosetta Translation Shanghai is the top in project management for both large and multi-lingual translations, as well as offering you a number of resources besides translation, including both electronic publishing and digital and paper printing.

Rosetta Translation Shanghai is able to offer you high quality work in a definite timeframe, as well as offering you competitive pricing, giving you the best value for your money, as well as sending you top-quality work. You can feel comfortable in choosing Rosetta Translation for all of your translation needs, knowing that they are sending you the best work from the most-informed sources for the best prices. Rosetta Translation services are the solution for any of your business translation needs. After one experience, you will be raving about them to anyone that will listen.

A quote is free, and you can learn more about the offerings.

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Brought to you by your friends at Rosetta Translation

Nov 23 2014
Los Angeles Magazine’s 4th Annual Big Holiday Party – Exclusive Discount Offer! @LAWineTasting @LA_mag

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Shake, stir, sip and dance your way through the most festive spirits tasting event of the season!

Celebrate the holidays with Los Angeles magazine and indulge in a variety of creative cocktails made with some of the season’s most sought-after vodkas, tequilas, gins, whiskeys, and more.  Meet the mixologists, learn new recipes, enjoy festive bites and take photos with Santa.
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Nov 22 2014
Sneak Peak at 2014 Black Friday Deals at Now

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Starting 11/27 as part of Black Friday deals Microsoft Store is selling Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop for $399.
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Nov 21 2014
Pasadena Chick-fil-A Grand Opening December 11, 2014 @cfapasadena #626food

Pasadena Chick-fil-A Grand Opening December 11, 2014
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 6:30am to 10pm, closed on Sunday.
1700 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91106
The location was previously occupied by Burger King and is next to a 99cent only store.

facebook page for Chick-fil-A Pasadena


Nov 21 2014
Save the Date! 2015 DMW Conference Schedule @dewexpo @dmwnews

Save the Date! 2015 DMW Conference Schedule @dewexpo @dmwnews
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Nov 21 2014
USC vs UCLA November 22, 2014 Rose Bowl Game Tickets

USC vs UCLA November 22, 2014 Rose Bowl Game Tickets

UCLA Bruins vs USC Trojans
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 at 5:00pm, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

1. AceTicket: Tickets Still Available for both dates

2. Box OfficeTicket Sales: Tickets for both dates

3. Tickets still available

4. TicketSpot Tickets are still available.

5. ScoreBig: Sold Out for now

Nov 21 2014
Best Buy Special Pre Black Friday Deals 2014
Nov 21 2014
@Pieology Pasadena Grand Opening November 22, 2014

The Pasadena location of Pieology has been in training mode for the past few days, and they are set to open November 22, 2014.

Stay tuned as the pizza wars heat up in Pasadena.

Nov 20 2014
TigerDirect Special Deals 50″ Sony KDL-50W800B KDL60R510A 1080p

TigerDirect StoreFront

For instance you can buy a Sony 50″ Sony KDL-50W800B 1080p 3D WiFi LED HDTV for $998 – $300
w/ coupon code YOL147868 – $15 off $100 Tiger Direct Coupon = $683. Shipping is free.

The specs are really good.

Resolution: 1920×1080
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Smart Apps: Skype, Twitter, Internet Browser
Active 3D
1x Component
2x Composite (1 Rear and 1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
1x Ethernet
2x USB
1x PC Input

Sony KDL60R510A 60″ 1080p 120Hz Class LED HDTV $648 is coming to Walmart on BF, no 3D though.

Nov 18 2014
South Lake Avenue Holiday Celebration – South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, CA – Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

South Lake Avenue Holiday Celebration




South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, CA – Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:00pm – 5:00pm


South Lake Avenue kicks off its annual holiday celebration 12:00pm on Saturday, December 6th at The Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena with free holiday fun for the whole family!  Presented by the South Lake Business Association, guests can enjoy complimentary holiday festivities including in-store promotions at over 50 local merchants, photos with Santa, horse & carriage rides, live music performances from Southern California’s top bands, carolers, holiday crafts, a themed scavenger hunt, giveaways and more!


This year’s celebration features musical performances from some of Southern California’s most buzzed about acts beginning with electro pop, disco queen Gavin Turek who takes the stage at 1pm.  Other performances include acclaimed indie folk group Run River North and popular electronic indie rock collective Wildcat! Wildcat! whose unique sound has been featured on the BBC and in Time Magazine.


In addition to exciting live musical performances, attendees will enjoy traditional holiday festivities including photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, carolers and festive themed crafts.  This year also includes an exciting scavenger hunt as well as prizes and giveaways.


Throughout the event, guests can take advantage of the numerous in-store sales and promotions offered at over 50 of South Lake Avenue’s restaurants, eateries and retailers listed below. “Our holiday celebration definitely gets event attendees in the holiday spirit and invites everyone to explore the district while sharing memories with friends and family.  Guests can tackle their holiday shopping lists by taking advantage of special in-store promotions offered on the day of the event”. – Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.



Participating Merchants include:


Alexandria II Bookstore
Arnold’s Fine Jewelry
Assistance League of Pasadena

Carnelian Salon

Corner Bakery Café

Custom Comfort Mattress
Diamond Vision Optometry

Draper’s & Damon’s


Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery

18|8 Fine Men’s Grooming

Einstein Bros. Bagels

European Wax Center

Fish Dish Grilled Seafood



Green Street Restaurant

J Beverly Hills Salon

Jamba Juice

LA Fitness

Little Kuts

Magnolia House

Massetti Caffe Mobile

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Monaco Audio Video

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Orvis Sporting Traditions

Peninsula Luggage

Pie ‘N Burger

Pottery Barn Kids

Real Food Daily

Right Start

Salutations Home

Sanrio Pasadena

SanSai Japanese Grill

SECO New American



Starbucks (Lake/California)


Ten Thousand Villages

The Bee Cottage

The Counter

Tiny Universe

Togo’s Sandwiches

Trattoria Neapolis

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches




Yuan Lyu Boutique


Date: Saturday, December 6, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Event Location: 345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Admission: FREE plus FREE parking at the Corporate Center Pasadena parking structure located at 251 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101


General Public: For more information visit:

Nov 18 2014
Superba Snacks + Coffee Opening in Pasadena

According to the LA Times.

An outlet of Venice’s Superba Food + Bread, called Superba Snacks + Coffee, will open in February on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena.


The restaurant will serve breads, pastries and sandwiches from Superba Food + Bread and Verve Coffee Roasters coffee.

The 1,590-square-foot space will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

712 S. Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena

It appears that it will be located next to Pitfire Pizza at 730 S. Arroyo which is coming close to completion.


Nov 15 2014
Whole Foods Arroyo Pasadena Full Service Restaurant – 110 & Bellevue #626food

Whole Foods Arroyo in Pasadena is about to launch a new full service restaurant inside the Whole Foods location.

COMING SOON! 110 & Bellevue, a full service restaurant located inside Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway. Opens late November 2014.

Here’s the menu:

Everything from Fish & Chips to Root Beer Floats!

Located on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Bellevue in Pasadena, California, our two-story store provides a huge selection of groceries, body care items, sustainable clothing, turntables, vinyl, and more! Enjoy prepared foods from tasty venues such as our taqueria, sushi station, Bar Acuda Seafood Bar & Grill, Bar Level 2.2, and our cold pressed juice bar! Take advantage of our three levels of underground parking or take the Metro – we’re one block south of the Del Mar stop.

From the Arroyo Whole Foods Facebook page:

To say that we’re excited about our new full service restaurant, 110 & Bellevue, is a MAJOR understatement! We’ve been busy sourcing, recipe testing, and training a great new team to bring you something really amazing. Mark your calendars for our grand opening celebration, Friday, December 5th!
Photo: To say that we're excited about our new full service restaurant, 110 & Bellevue, is a MAJOR understatement! We've been busy sourcing, recipe testing, and training a great new team to bring you something really amazing. Mark your calendars for our grand opening celebration, Friday, December 5th!


Nov 13 2014
Auto Insurance Savings Check

When was the last time you checked your auto insurance premium to make sure you are getting the best price possible.

If you have been with a company for several years, chances are you signed up and at the time you had a better premium than your previous insurance company.  Once in a while it is a good idea to check on your insurance premiums to see how they compare.

For instance I have Costco/Ameriprise I believe they are pretty competitive. But I am going to run a check and see what comes back from a couple other companies, including AAA, Esurance, AllState, Geico, Farmer’s, and maybe one or two others.


Big discounts + Reliable Coverage

Esurance which is part of AllState sells insurance in 30 states, representing over 85% of the US population.


Switch to Allstate and Save!

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Nov 13 2014
Original Scent Custom Fragrance Bar Opening in Pasadena

Original Scent

With a location in Santa Monica, Original Scent is opening a store in Pasadena.

Here’s some images from the window and door at the location.



Original Scent a custom fragrance bar is opening in Pasadena. Parfums.

We don’t have the exact date, but the location at

86 N. Fair Oaks Blvd.

You can go online and fill out a scent profile at their website.

Make your own original scent

For custom fragrance appointments call.


Phone: (626) 657-2226

Nov 13 2014
Mariposa Creamery Storefront Open House in Altadena

Mariposa Creamery Storefront Opening in Altadena

According to facebook Mariposa Creamy is preparing  a storefront in Altadena on Lake Ave.

Apparently the property is for rent or lease and open house is to show the improvements that have been made.

Altadena storefront! Interior renovation completed, open house

November 13, 2014, Sat 10-2

@ 2477 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

Photo: Altadena storefront! Interior renovation completed, open house Sat10-2 @ 2477Lake. #forlease #forrent #altadena #dreambig




Some info on the property:

2477 Lake Avenue, Altadena CA   2477 Lake Avenue, Altadena CA

       2477 Lake Ave This property is located at 2477 Lake Avenue, Altadena CA. 2477 Lake Ave is in the Altadena neighborhood in Altadena, CA and in ZIP Code 91001. This property is listed by for $229,000. 2477 Lake Ave has approximately 700 square feet and was built in 1928           


Nov 12 2014
Pieology Pasadena Opening Soon @pieology


The Pasadena Pieology is currently holding training sessions where they are allowing customers to try the pizza.

Here’s a picture of the sign posted outside:

Training Sessions – Free Pizza

11:15am to 12:15pm

3:15pm to 4:15pm

7:15pm to 8:15pm

We understand that the training sessions are being held until Friday, when the location is set to officially open. Not confirmed.

Nov 12 2014
Notice to Our Customers from The Home Depot

Notice to Our Customers from The Home Depot

The Home Depot

Dear Valued Customer,

The Home Depot has discovered that a file containing your email address may have been taken during the payment card breach we announced in September. The file contained email addresses, but it did not contain passwords, payment card information, or other sensitive personal information. We apologize for this incident and for the inconvenience and frustration this may cause you.

In all likelihood this event will not impact you, but we recommend that you be on the alert for phony emails requesting personal or sensitive information. If you have any questions or would like additional information on how to protect yourself from email scams, please visit our website or call 1-800-HOMEDEPOT.

Again, we apologize for the frustration and inconvenience this incident may have caused. Thank you for your continued support.


The Home Depot

To contact us call 1-800-HOMEDEPOT, or contact us at The Home Depot, Attn: Privacy Official, 2455 Paces Ferry Road, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30339-4024, USA.


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