Monthly Archives: January 2015
Jan 21 2015
Airport Parking Specials and Discount Deals LAX
Jan 18 2015
Trattoria Neapolis Pasadena Closing Doors After 2 1/2 Years @neapolis336

Update. Trattoria Neapolis Pasadena is having a sale on wine.

50% Off All Bottles of Wine
Our Goodbye Gift to You
Wine Bottle Collection

We wanted a way to say thank you to all our great customers for their support.  We decided to open our entire wine collection to give you 50% off EVERY bottle (except house red & white). Until we run out, that means:
        • 50% Off Opus One
        • 50% Off Stag’s Leap
        • 50% Off Duckhorn
        • 50% Off Trefethen
        • 50% Off Super Tuscans
        • 50% Off Barolos
        • 50% Off Barbarescos
        • 50% Off Barberas
        • And many, many more
These wines were selected by our Wine Director, Vice President of the North American Sommelier Association, who placed 5th in the World at the last Worldwide Sommelier competition in London.
Remember, our last day of service will be Sunday, February 1st–after which we will permanently close.
Please join us before then to enjoy these incredible wine values.  It’s our thanks to you.  Hurry in before your favorites sell out.
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This is the text we received earlier today.

Good Bye and Thank You
We are proud of our restaurant’s food, drink, service and ambiance.
We are grateful for the reviews and awards we have received.
We appreciate our wonderful staff for all their hard work.
We thank our fantastic customers for all their support.

After two and a half great years
Trattoria Neapolis will permanently close.
Our last day of service will be Sunday, February 1st.

We hope to see you in the next two weeks in the restaurant
and to see you around town after that.
It has been a true pleasure.
Thank you.
Trattoria Neapolis | 336 S Lake Ave | Pasadena | CA | 91101

Jan 15 2015
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Jan 15 2015
Pasadena Race For Mayor 2015 Candidates

As we enter 2015, the City of Pasadena prepares for an interesting mayoral election.
Last night we had the opportunity to see these candidates speak on the issues/questions presented to them at the DPNA(Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association) forum. No questions came from the audience during the panel, but questions submitted earlier(on Facebook) and then asked by members of the DPNA.

So who is running?

(Pictured from Left to Right)
Allen Shay, Business Owner, (626) 676-1439
Don Morgan, Business Owner / Educator, (626) 405-1814
Terry Tornek, City Councilmember / Businessperson, (626) 375-0075
Bill Thomson, College Trustee / Attorney, (626) 796-7002
Jacque Robinson, Vice Mayor / Councilmember, (626) 394-6857
Jason Hardin, Magazine Publisher, (213) 256-8948

Upcoming debate events:
Here is a list of upcoming forums.
January 21, PUSD Districts 2, 4, 6 candidates, United Teachers of Pasadena, 5 p.m., John Muir High School
January 26, PUSD Districts 2, 4, 6 candidates, Pasadena Education Network and PTA Council, 7:15 p.m., McKinley School Library
January 27, Pasadena Mayor candidates, West Pasadena Residents Association, 6:30 p.m., large courtroom of the Richard H. Chambers Ninth Circuit Courthouse, 125 South Grand Avenue
January 29, PUSD District 2 candidates, Neighbors Building a Better Altadena, 7 p.m., Webster Elementary School Auditorium
February 8, Pasadena Mayor, City Council and PUSD candidates, Pasadena Latino Forum, 1-5 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center
February 18, Pasadena Mayor candidates, Greater Pasadena Affordable Housing Group, 6:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Library
February 19, All Pasadena City Council candidates, Greater Pasadena Area Housing Group, 6:30 p.m., Neighborhood Church

Jan 13 2015
Orange Picking at Heritage Park in LaVerne

Orange Picking at Heritage Park

Saturdays 9am-3pm

5001 Via De Mansion

North on Wheeler to Via De Mansion

5001 Via De Mansion
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone number (909) 593-2862

Jan 11 2015
Pasadena Cheeseburger Week 2015

Cheeseburger week has started in Pasadena.

  • Lucky Baldwin’s coupon: Lucky Baldwin’s Cheeseburger Week 2015 special
  • Pie ‘n Burger special meal coupon: Pie ‘n Burger Special Meal Coupon 2015
  • Pita Jungle specials: Pita Jungle Cheeseburger Week January Specials
  • Slater’s 50/50 has a great deal: for $10 you get a 1/3 pound 50/50 Burger and a select beer to go with.
  • For the Cheeseburger Challenge®, Salt and iPic are offering THE LOADED CHEESEBURGER (½ pound dry aged burger, Black forest bacon, Confit Onions, Taleggio Cheese, Pineapple and Mustard compote, Baby Wild Arugula, served with Sweet fries and pickles, for a special price of $12.00.)
  • Meat District – All week a cheeseburger and a beer for just $15 ALL WEEK!
    Dog Haus – VOTE with your Gut – 2015 Cheeseburger Challenge

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Pasadena Cheeseburger Week


• Favorite Place for a Burger
• Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger
• Favorite Slider

• Favorite Bar Burger
• Favorite Draught Beer with a Burger
• Favorite Cocktail with a Burger

For information on restaurants and deals visit Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week.


Jan 10 2015
Canned Tuna in Water or Oil – Most Fish Oil Nutrients Removed

Today I learned something interesting. When tuna is prepared for canning, there are two phases, one where the valuable omega fish oils are removed and then a second phase where the tuna is canned either in oil or water.

When the original fish oils are removed many of the nutrients are removed, thus voiding the end product of many of the nutrients available in the original tuna.

One of the tuna products with the highest Omega 3 oils.

Papa George Gourmet Albacore tuna, canned in olive oil, not drained, 6 ounces

Papa George Gourmet Albacore, Seattle, WA. Phone: 206-255-4203. Product lab analysis provided by Food Products Laboratory, Portland, OR.

Canned by Russ and Mike Edwards at Pelican Packers, an artisan cannery in Bellingham, WA

Jan 8 2015
Music in the winery at Old Oak Cellars – The Cellar Sessions – Jan 11, 2015 – Pasadena #626food

January 11th, 2015

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3-3:45pm Complementary Wine Tasting

3:45-4:20 Tony Gilkyson

4:30-5:30 Los Dos

Please note: Cellar Sessions is the name we choose to describe private concerts in our winery. These concerts are NOT a business. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings for our friends and guests to enjoy live music.

Music in the winery at Old Oak Cellars.

Join us in the Winery for a new series of concerts featuring local musicians. We’re happy to be working with Brad Colerick, organizer of Wine and Song night at Firefly Bistro, to bring you some of the best the LA music scene has to offer.

$22 in Advance/$25 at the door. We have very limited seating. RSVP to

Your donation includes complimentary wine tasting. Snacks are potluck; bring something to share/enjoy with your wine. $5 from each bottle sold goes to MusiCares. Dress warmly — our wines like it cold!

CellarSessions! Sunday, January 11th @ Old Oak Cellars–Tony Gilkyson (yes, Eliza’s brother & son of songwriter and folk musician Terry Gilkyson) plus Los Dos playing for your enjoyment. An intimate gathering of folks interested in supporting our great treasures of local, live music, hosted by Pasadena’s only winery. Complimentary wine tasting @ 3:00; the music generally starts at about 3:45. $22 advance / $25 at the door. For tickets visit or go to & click CellarSes on the left for more info. See you there!

  • Sun, Jan 11, 3:00 PM
  • Old Oak Cellars
    Old Oak Cellars, East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA


Jan 7 2015
Public Invited to Meetings Jan. 6-7, 2015 to Give Input on Director of Public Health Recruitment @pasadenagov @pasadena
Public Invited to Meetings Jan. 6-7, 2015 to Give Input on Director of Public Health Recruitment
Public Invited to Meetings Jan. 6-7, 2015 to Give Input on Director of Public Health Recru


PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to provide comments and other input at three community meetings as the City prepares for a nationwide recruitment of a new director for the Pasadena Public Health Department.

Community information and feedback sessions are an important part of the process.  The sessions will be hosted by the City Manager’s Office and the Human Resources Department as follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
Victory Park Recreation Center Gymnasium
2575 Paloma St.

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 – 12:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
100 N. Garfield Ave., Second Floor

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 – 4:30 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Community members who cannot attend a session or who would like to submit comments electronically can do so through a short online survey at The survey will be available until Jan. 31, 2015.

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: December 22, 2014 #111-14
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755,

Jan 5 2015
Pasadena City Council Special Meeting on Embezzlement Scheme Investigation Jan 5, 2015 at 5pm @pasadenagov

Pasadena City Council Special Meeting on Embezzlement Scheme Investigation Jan 5, 2015 at 5pm @pasadenagov

Watch the meeting here, which lasted for over 4 hours.

The Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 meeting of the Pasadena City Council begins at 5 p.m., not the regular 6:30 p.m. start time.  Meeting will be in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., second floor. The purpose of the meeting is for the Council to receive additional information regarding the invoice investigation. The agenda is posted online at It is listed as a discussion item.

In addition to staff presentations, there will be time for Council and public comment. The meeting is expected to run long and may go past your Monday night deadlines.

The meeting will be broadcast live by our City TV station, KPAS, available via Charter and AT&T U-Verse.  It will also be streamed live over our website at Rebroadcasts will occur as soon as possible beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6.

All other current information on the issue is posted online at  Copies of any PowerPoints, etc., presented by staff on Monday night, and other info as it becomes available, will be posted to this webpage ASAP.

William H. Boyer

Public Information Officer v City Manager’s Office v City of Pasadena

(626) 744-4755, Office  v (626) 744-4774, FAX  v Citizen Service Center, (626) 744-7311  v

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