Monthly Archives: February 2015
Feb 26 2015
Burbank to Offer Community Emergency Response Training

Burbank to Offer Community Emergency Response Training

CERT Classes begin March 28th

Post Date:02/26/2015 2:52 PM

The Burbank Fire Department, in conjunction with the Burbank Fire Corps Volunteer Program, will be offering a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class beginning in March.

CERT classes are part of a national FEMA and Citizen Corps program designed to enhance community resiliency in the time of a significant emergency.  CERT classes give students the basic information and practical skills to prepare for an emergency, mitigate household hazards and if needed, to provide basic levels of care for themselves, their family and their neighbors during the initial hours following a significant emergency.

Upon completion of the CERT classes, students can either retain this information for their own personal benefit or become a registered Disaster Services Worker Volunteer with an organized CERT or Emergency Services Volunteer program (such as the Burbank Fire Corps Program) within their community.

CERT classes offered by Burbank are open to the general public and students do NOT need to be a Burbank resident to participate.  The class is taught over four non-consecutive Saturdays beginning on March 28th.

For more details or to register online, visit


For a PDF of this news release, please click here.

Feb 26 2015
2015 Pasadena District 1 Council Race Poll

2015 Pasadena District 1 Council Race Poll

2015 Pasadena District 1 Council Race

  • Tyron Hampton (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Calvin E. Wells (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pixie Boyden (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Brian Biery (0%, 0 Votes)
  • German Acevedo (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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District 1 has the most candidates running.

Polling Location on March 10, 7am – 8pm

Candidates (Vote for 1)

Pixie Boyden
Occupation: IT Director/Educator
[email protected]

Brian Biery
Occupation: Nonprofit Community Organizer
[email protected]

Calvin E. Wells
Occupation: Fire Chief
[email protected]

Tyron Hampton
Occupation: Business Owner
[email protected]

German Acevedo
Occupation: Broadcast Graphics Designer
[email protected]

Feb 26 2015
Pasadena Race for Mayor 2015 Poll

Pasadena Race for Mayor 2015 Poll

If 2015 Pasadena Mayoral Elections Were Held Today, Who Would You Vote For?

2015 Pasadena Mayor Race

  • Terry Tornek (43%, 42 Votes)
  • Jacque Robinson (21%, 20 Votes)
  • Jason Hardin (16%, 16 Votes)
  • Don Morgan (15%, 15 Votes)
  • Allen Shay (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Bill Thomson (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

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Terry Tornek
Occupation: City Councilmember/Businessperson
[email protected]

Jacque Robinson
Occupation: Vice Mayor/Councilmember

Allen Shay
Occupation: Business Owner
[email protected]

Jason Hardin
Occupation: Magazine Publisher
[email protected]

Bill Thomson
Occupation: College Trustee/Attorney
[email protected]

Don Morgan
Occupation: Business Owner/Educator
[email protected]

Feb 25 2015
626 Night Market Announces 2015 Season @OCNightMarket @626NightMarket
626 Night Market Announces 2015 Season
ARCADIA, CA (Feb 25, 2015) — 626 Night Market, the original and largest Asian themed night market in the United States, returns for its 4th season this year to produce two events in Costa Mesa and three events in Arcadia. Event dates and information are as follows:
OC Night Market will commence the 2015 season at OC Fair and Event Center on the weekends of May 8–10 and June 5–7.  Event hours are 4pm–12am on Fridays & Saturdays and 4pm–10pm on Sundays. Admission is $5 and parking is $7.  Children 6 and under are free.

626 Night Market will follow with three flagship night market events at the historic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on July 3–5, August 7–9, September 4–6. Event hours are 4pm–1am on Fridays and Saturdays and 4pm–11pm on Sundays. Admission is only $3 with free parking. Children 6 and under are free.

Each night market event will feature over 200 food, retail, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. Since its inception, 626 Night Market has been a platform for showcasing local food entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers. Due to overwhelming popularity, each event is now three days, increasing selling hours, vendor sales, and visitor access.

626 Night Market’s slogan for 2015 is Welcome to your night market. “626 Night Market events have always been about the community, whether it’s bringing more awareness to local businesses and organizations or rising creative talent in the arts and music,” says Alexander Siu, 626 Night Market’s marketing manager, “Attendees are encouraged to take part on any scale they’d like, from participating in contests to performing onstage to showcasing the newest food creation. Make your mark on the night market.” 626 Night Market will be continuing its series of special projects at each month’s event to be announced as the dates near; last year’s art battles, dance competition, fashion show, cosplay contest, and headlining performances from local YouTube superstars were huge draws among the attendees.
626 Night Market is now accepting vendor and performance artists applications. Low vendor rates start at just over $98 per day. Top vendors gross up to tens of thousands per event. Last year’s attendance averaged over 55,000-60,000 attendees per event.

Please visit and for more information. Follow 626 Night Market and OC Night Market on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event updates: @626NightMarket and @OCNightMarket

Feb 24 2015
MacMall – Your #1 Apple Superstore!
Feb 23 2015
America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee in Los Angeles Area – Sell Your Childhood Toys for Cash

America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee will offer cash payments for popular toys from the 20th century and earlier for the hundreds of people who are expected to bring their childhood friends and hobbies to the Vintage Toy Buying Show.

The hours are 9:30am-5pm daily.

Admission and parking are free.

Dates and locations:

Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 18-19, Springhill Suites, 14620 Aviation Blvd. in Hawthorne (the home of Mattel Toys).

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 20-22,  Four Points Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City (next to the 405).

Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 23-25, Courtyard Marriott, 2100 West Empire Blvd., Burbank.

Thursday-Friday, Feb. 26-27, Courtyard Marriott, 11525 Mission Vista Drive, Rancho Cucamonga.

For toy or doll questions, and for more information about the show, check-out, or call (561) 628-1990 and ask for Joel, or send e-mails to [email protected]

Feb 22 2015
87th Academy Awards – Oscar – Winner Prediction #Oscars2015

Oscar Winners Predictions Academy Awards

87th Academy Awards – Oscar – Winner Prediction #Oscars2015

Winners: Presented in the order awarded during the show live.

1. Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) – winner

2. Best Costume Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – winner

3. Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – winner

4. Best Foreign Film
“Ida” – winner

5. Best Live Action Short
“The Phone Call” – winner

6. Best Documentary Short
“Crisis Hotline”  – winner

7. Best Sound Mixing
“Whiplash” – winner

8. Best Sound Editing
“American Sniper” – winner
9. Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)  – winner
10 . Best Visual Effects
“Interstellar” – winner
11. Best Animated Short
“Feast” – winner
12. Best Animated Feature
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” – my pick
 “Big Hero 6” – winner
13. Best Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – winner
14. Best Cinematography
“Birdman” – winner
15. Best Film Editing
“Boyhood” – my pick
 “Whiplash” – winner
16. Best Documentary Feature
“Citizenfour” – winner
17. Best Song
“Glory” (“Selma”) – winner

18. Best Score
“The Theory of Everything” – my pick
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – winner

19. Best Original Screenplay
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – my pick
“Birdman” winner
20. Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Imitation Game” – winner
21. Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”) – winner
22. Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) – winner
23. Best Actress
Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) – winner
24. Best Picture
“Boyhood” – my pick
“Birdman” – winner




Feb 22 2015
FREE Dance Class Yoga Booty Ballet Pasadena

To inaugurate the new Saturday morning dance class at Yoga Paz (around the corner from Lavender & Honey, across the street from Rite Aid), everybody dances for free!

Yoga Booty Ballet combines the joy of cardio dance, the core work of ballet, and the stretching of yoga—all in one great class. No formal training or ballerina body required. Appropriate for all ages (as long as you like to sweat). It’s a little bit yoga, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.

Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and your dancing feet.     


Feb 22 2015
Pasadena Williams-Sonoma Monthly Artisan Market February 28, 2015 @626food

Williams-Sonoma | 142 S. Lake Avenue | 626-795-5045

February 28, 2015 | 12:00pm-4:00pm
(Last Saturday of the month)
Williams-Sonoma hosts a monthly Artisan Market outside their store in The Commons courtyard. The market will feature all local vendors selling products such as artisan breads, jams and preserves, chocolates, confections, flowers and fresh produce. Schedule subject to change.

For more information, please visit Williams-Sonoma.

Feb 20 2015
Innovation Brew Works at Cal Poly Pomona #ibwgrandopening @iBrewWorks @calpolypomona

Inovation Brew Works

Crafting an Education Through the Creation of Craft Beers and Unique Edibles

Innovation Brew Works is a café and brewery located right outside the Cal Poly Pomona.

Innovation Brew Works
3650 W Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768


Regular Hours

Mon. – Wed. 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thurs. – Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Feb 20 2015
Rockin’ Wellness Total Body Nutrition Shake – ENERGY • FOCUS • MOOD @RockinWellness

Rockin’ Wellness total body nutrition shake

Rockin’ Wellness total body nutrition shake is about supporting the body systems as a whole. Ingredients: Cacao, Goji, Maca, Hulled Hemp Seed, Chia, Flaxseed, Lecithin, Green Tea, Yerba Mate, Vegan Probiotics with small amounts of Brown Rice Protien, Stevia, Guar Bean, Banana, (less than 2 grams) organic sugar cane. In a easy and affordable mix sourced from the best places in the world to bring you “live” nutrition.

The idea is to get the best out of the lifestyle you choose. Some of our customers used shakes as a boost after a night of partying and hung over. Some customers for body fat. Some for Cholesterol. Some eat amazing and feel great already. Some customers are Vegan, Vegitarian, BBQ lovers, Fast food lifestyle, Red Bull/Fritos diet, Raw foodist…regardless we all have our things we do and don’t do. What we feel is good, what we know is not so good. All we hope for is that you introduce this product full of great foods to your diet. If you make better choices in the future because of it then great. A saying we stand behind is, “a healthy mind makes better decisions.”

Goji, Cacao, Hemp Seed, Maca, Chia, Flax, Lecithin, Green Tea, Yerba Mate’, Vegan Probiotics.
Start Your Day * Mid-Day Energy Boost * Pre/Post Workout

90 Calories of Powerful Superfoods to replace ____ in your life!
A delicious way to get essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, Omega 3, 6, & 9, protein, fiber and an energy boost.

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We are two music-loving, health-minded individuals who agree – Optimal nutrition and function are the true keys to not only survive but to also thrive in any walk of life. Seth, a former music tour manager and Mike, a musician and self-taught health guru, have both faced significant health challenges, and know how important it is to maintain peak performance while active and on the go. With the healthiest lifestyle in mind, we set out to create Rockin’ Wellness. We sought out the best superfood ingredients that the world has to offer and through much trial and error, developed this amazing and energizing superfood mix. We focus on bringing those products together in great-tasting shakes that thousands enjoy everyday!

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Feb 20 2015
Artisanal LA Spring Show – April 25 – 26, 2015 @ArtisanalLA

Artisanal LA Spring Show 2015

April 25-26 / 11a-6p


Artisanal LA Spring Show April 25-26 at The Reef



* Children age 12 and under free with a paying adult

* Tickets are trasferrable between attendees but not refundable

* More details including directions, parking and Metro Gold Line info can be found on our website

* Non pre-sale tickets are $15 at the door

* We accept cash at the door and have ATMs on site. Exact change appreciated!

*Collectible tote bags are for the first thousand attendees with a presale ticket. Please note, if you are not one of the first thousand attendees, you may not receive a tote bag. They are limited in quantity and offered on a first come, first served basis.


1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90007


Celebrate Earth Day and get ready for Mother’s Day at our fifth annual Spring Show in downtown LA!

Makers + Crafters + Artisans + Chefs
Shopping + Tasting + Workshops + Urban Farm
Panels + Demos + Giveaways
Coffee + Café & Lounge
Local Artists + More!

Come learn, shop, eat and build community at Artisanal LA’s 5th Annual Spring Show at downtown LA’s The Reef.

Find more info at

Get your pre-sale tickets now! The first 1000 pre-sale ticket holding attendees will receive our collectible Artisanal LA linen tote designed by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Feb 20 2015
Chinese Herbal Medicine Workshop “Show And Tell” with Jad Dawson

Sat, February 21, 1pm – 3pm
We will discuss Herbal Medicine and how formulas are created based on the holistic presentation of the patient symptom constellation. I’ll tie in and unpack concepts like “epigenetics” and “the entourage effect” and how the combination of unprocessed whole herbs creates a synergestic therapeutic effect which is greater than each individual herbs. Jad will bring in “Show & Tell” all the different varieties of raw, prepared, and refined herbs and explain their significance in treating symptoms and their differences. All the while demonstrating how to prepared raw herbs and cook then in a Tang for everyone to sample. See details:

Feb 20 2015
NFL Teams Coming to Los Angeles? Raiders, Rams, Chargers, which one is real?

Raiders and Chargers supporting new Los Angeles Stadium
72,000 seat capacity
160 acres in Carson
1.7 billion without tax payer money
used to be Municipal Landfill
Carson Together
will start collecting signatures for ballot
4 separate proposals
St. Louis Rams Inglewood
NFL Football to downtown LA
City of Industry

Los Angeles is the second largest market in the country, and still has no team.

Are the Rams, Raiders, Chargers all leveraging. But the Rams could be the team that moves to Los Angeles without a stadium.

Rams are canceling events in St. Louis.

Feb 16 2015
Der Wolfskopf German Beer Hall/Beer Garden Old Pasadena Opening Soon @derwolfskopf

Ryan Sweeney’s Der Wolfskopf, will open soon in Old Pasadena.
The German beer-hall concept will serve nothing but easy-drinking session beers, from both here and Germany, alongside German-inspired pub food.

Coming Soon! German Beer Hall/Beer Garden

Der Wolfskopf
72 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA
(626) 219-6054

Feb 16 2015
Apple Car Secret Project “Titan”

Could Apple Inc be secretly developing an automobile that runs on electricity? An electric car, much like the Tesla, Nissan Leaf and others, using battery technology that allows a car to be charged and then powered for anywhere from a couple dozen miles to hundreds of miles. In order for an electric car to be viable to mainstream consumers, it has to charge quickly and have a range of 200 miles, at least 200 is the sweet spot. A Nissan Leaf can go approx 80 miles with typical driving, new model may be further.
If Apple is to be successful in this space it is either going to be a hybrid, single or two passenger vehicle with a limited range for instance campuses or large complexes, perhaps it will be self navigating. Whatever Apple’s “TITAN” project turns out to be, it will surely be either revolutionary and disruptive, perhaps it may not be groundbreaking and maybe it will be a better and more impressive design as Apple is known for their designs.

Could Apple buy Tesla? The rumors are out there, and there is a change, these rumors have circulated in the past. Does it make sense for Apple to acquire Tesla, perhaps. What can Apple build with with the stockpile of cash it has vs buying Tesla, I am sure there have been discussions, Tesla has the battery technology, and that is the next big play for Tesla, home/business off peak battery power. Charge the batteries from a solar source and have the energy available at night.

Could it be Tesla vs Titan?

Feb 16 2015
American Express(AMEX) and Costco End Ten Year Exclusive Agreement in 2016

American Express(AMEX) and Costco End Ten Year Exclusive Agreement
March 2016 is when the agreement ends that made American Express cards the exclusive credit card payment at Costco, now a new soon to be announced partnership agreement is about to be announced.
Will it be another exclusive? Perhaps, speculation is that Capital One which is already in Canada, could become the exclusive card in the US.
What does this mean to consumers? Will the points still accumulate and be redeemable on existing AMEX cards? These details are still being worked out, there’s even talk that the Costco branded AMEX cards could be acquired in some negotiation.
Costco represents a huge portion of revenue for AMEX in particular fees being generated for transactions in the 2.5% per transaction, equates to billions in revenue yearly.
As a Costco member, you can still pay with your debit card, check, or cash even if the credit card selected is not a card you want to use.
Could there be a last minute agreement? Perhaps, but it doesn’t seem likely.

Feb 12 2015
Microsoft Security Update Corrupts Fonts, Fix/Solution KB3013455

KB3013455 (MS15-010) causes font corruption

There are numerous pages in this thread on how the latest batch of Microsoft Security Updates have caused havoc on display fonts. In this case Courier was corrupted. Apparently the best fix is to uninstall the security update.

Surely Microsoft is pulling the update, but not for sure yet.

Microsoft needs to do a better job testing these updates and the unintended side effects caused by these updates.

There are thousands if not tens of thousands of people who are experiencing these issues.

Feb 12 2015
Tesla Battery for Homes and Businesses – Dry Battery Packs

What is Tesla working on that is about to disrupt the battery storage market?

Dry Battery Packs!

Get ready, because according to Musk and Chief Technology Officer J.B. Straubel revealed some details on the earnings call Thursday and the announcement is coming very soon.

According to Musk; “We’re going to unveil the Tesla (TSLA) home battery or the sort of consumer battery that will be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” he said. “We have the design done and it should start going to production probably in about six months or so. We’re trying to figure out a date to have the product unveiling, but it’s probably in the next month or two months. And it’s really great; I’m really excited about it.”

Feb 12 2015
Lark Cake Shop Pasadena Opened

Just opened.
Lark Cake Shop


1355 N. Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104



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