Monthly Archives: April 2015
Apr 22 2015
Catalytic Converter Thefts – Pasadena Police Alert
 

This is information shared from the Pasadena Police Department.

Catalytic Converter Thefts

Since the end of March of 2015, a regional catalytic converter theft trend has emerged, most likely the work of a 1+ crews. Toyota Camrys, Toyota Sequoias, and Honda Elements are the most frequently targeted vehicles. Vehicles parked in the street outside housing complexes are the most common target, although the parking structure at 149 N Halstead recently had 3 vehicles hit. The key time regionally that these have occurred is between 0000-0100 hours.

3 reported thefts of catalytic converters since Apr. 9 2015

•The last catalytic converter theft prior to these 3 was in early Jan. 2015.

Vehicles targeted: •2003 Silver Toyt Camry (now a common target in Glendale/Burbank), Gray Honda Element

•Location type: •Outside apartment complexes on the street

•Sell for $40-200; Replacements cost ~$1000
•Days/Times currently unk. – both day/night aren’t out of the question
•Only takes ~3 minutes to steal     

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Apr 22 2015
Artisanal LA Spring Show 2015 – April 25-26 @ The Reef @artisanalla
 

Check out the  2015 Spring Program:

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE ON OUR WEBSITE AND PLAN AHEAD

SPRING SHOWTIME!
The Artisanal LA Spring Show is just a few days away! Come shop, taste, learn and mingle with all of the amazing vendors and expert presenters, shop for Mom and get your local on.

Show hours are 11am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday which gives you plenty of time to get your buns down to The Reef in DTLA and check it out!  #ALAspring #SHOWmuchfun 

WANT TOTE? BUY PRE-SALE TICKETS ONLINE NOW!
Only the first 1,000 pre-sale ticket holders to arrive will score this season’s collectible tote bag by Self Help Graphics & Art and save. Alternately, bring cash and buy tickets at the door.

Buy your Discounted Pre-Sale Tickets Online HERE

Download the Spring Show Map + Guide HERE

Find everything you need to know about Getting There + Parking  HERE

Show some local love to the amazing Sponsors who help bring the show to life HERE

SPRING PROGRAMMING
With three stages to choose from—Main Stage, Demo Stage and Garden Classroom—this Spring Show programming line-up may just be our best yet. From making chèvre and sourdough, to upcycling furniture, learning hand lettering, and painting some awesome leather keychains and coasters, get ready to stuff your brain with new knowledge. (The fun kind!)

Check out demos and workshops like Balm Making 101 with King’s Road Apothecary, learn How to Brew Coffee Better Than a Snob with Copa Vida, Arrange Flowers Like a Bad Ass Florist with the incredible Birch and Bone, or listen to Artisanal LA Founder and Curator Shawna Dawson chat about growing a brand and a community.

And don’t miss the Garden Classroom where you can learn all about jumpstarting your own urban farmlette, with as much as a big front lawn or as a little as a balcony, while you learn about keeping chickens, and buy some tomato plants too!

Take a peek at the Complete Weekend Programming Schedule  HERE

MEET THE SPRING MAKERS
Over 150 local makers, crafters, artisans, and edibles with more than 60 making their debut this weekend. Meet the trendsetters, experience new community influencers, check out our Patio Truck Stop for some delicious bites and vintage shopping, and of course dozens and dozens of handmade edibles, home and garden goods.

Check out our Spring Show Makers and more HERE 

To peruse more of our creative vendors, fun DIY projects, cool happs around town, event news, featured products and recipes and more… follow us on Instagram @artisanalLA

LEARN MORE…

CHECK OUT VIDEOS OF OUR PAST SHOWS…

THE FINE PRINT

* 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!

* We love our pets as much as you, but unfortunately being an indoor event with food, Department of Health regulations say no dogs except for certified and marked service animals. Fido can’t come, but you can find a great leash and even pup friendly baked goods at the event!

*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.

 

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Apr 21 2015
Shake Shack Coming to Los Angeles – West Hollywood @shakeshack
 

Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti announced this morning that Shake Shack is coming to California and specifically Los Angeles. The location will be at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive and is reported that there will be parking.

Slated to open in 2016 according to the press release.

Located at 8520 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, the freestanding Shack will be designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture.

This was the location previously occupied by Koo Koo Roo.

 

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Apr 20 2015
4th Annual Taste of South Pasadena April 22, 2015
 

4th annual Taste of South Pasadena

4th Annual Taste of South Pasadena

Start at Canoe House for some great appetizers and live music, and then stroll down the quaint streets of Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Street to sample fine cuisine tastes from your favorite restaurants. Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!

Food wristbands and separate VIP wine wristbands are available.

VIP wine tasting wristband access – 5:00pm – 7:00pm hosted by Garagiste at Canoe House for adults over 21 years of age and with additional paid wine only wristband

Food tastes along South Pasadena Route – 6:00pm – 9:00pm with specified paid food only wristband

Thank you to the restaurants who have already signed up. Check back, more are being added!
Canoe House
Shakers
Vegan Charm
Grassroots
La Fiesta Grande
Cake Sensations
Fair Oaks Pharmacy
Mammas Brick Oven
Carmines
Gus’s BBQ
Crossings
Shiro
Heirloom Bakery
ARO
Radhika
Busters
Senor Fish
Bistro de la Gare

Your donation of the small service fee provides even more support to our local charties! Thank you!

VIP Wine Adult (21+) Ticket ONLY

This special ticket will allow entrance to the Garagiste Wine Tasting VIP event held at Canoe House from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. It is only issued to adults over 21 years of age with valid ID. $20.00

Food Tasting Adult Ticket ONLY

This ticket allows one adult access to sample food tastings along the event route from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. $35.00

Buy Tickets Here

Here is some special info for you!

Thank you so much for supporting the 4th Annual Taste of South Pasadena sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Pasadena! We are looking forward to a great evening filled with wine, food and great entertainment. All proceeds support local nonprofits making a BIG difference in our community!

This can also be found on our website at southpasadenarotary.org

Will Call Tables

You will find 2 will call tables where you MUST trade your food ticket for a wristband. This wristband will give you access to the restaurants and YOU MUST trade them in to receive a wristband BEFORE you begin your tastings. Will call tables are located at Canoe House on Fair Oaks/Hope and a second table at ARO restaurant on Mission/Diamond. We will be selling additional food and wine tickets at the will call tables while supplies last.

Parking

There are plenty of free open lots and street parking in South Pasadena by our will call tables and among the Taste route, so please make use of them, but follow posted parking signs. We can’t be responsible for ticketed or towed cars. If you start at Canoe House, there is a free open lot on the corner of Hope/Mound.

Wine Tasting and other important info

The VIP Wine Tasting presented by The Garagiste Festival, is a separate ticketed pre-event (just $20) and is being held at the Canoe House at 805 Fair Oaks Avenue from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. There will be 8-10 artesian wineries offering wine samplings to ticketholders ages 21+. Everyone is welcome, but only guests with special wine tickets will be allowed to taste. Drinks must stay within the confines of Canoe House and their lot. No open containers can be taken onto the city streets.

Evening Program

Live entertainment by Blue Monday and a live auction (Dodger tickets, Firehouse party and a large catering package by Charlie’s Trio) is also going on at Canoe House between 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Canoe House is also offering drink specials and free tastings for guests with food tickets. We are also proud to be honoring community citizens David Yost and Ron Buranaskorn the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship awards.

Food Tasting

Over 18 restaurants are excited to have you stop in and sample their offerings! They are selecting their favorite dishes to share and will give samples to guests with a food wristband. Food tasting for all restaurants starts at 6:00pm and goes until 9:00pm, with the exception of Canoe House who will be serving food ticketed guests between 5-9pm and Busters who is serving only between 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

***Senor Fish and Carmines will be have temporary serving areas on Mission Street (see map) so guests won’t have to go far from the route to enjoy their great food!

Map of the Taste route

At the will call table, you will receive a complete map of the restaurants. There is a walking path and a shuttle/driving path.

Van shuttles

We highly encourage our guests to walk, but for those who need a lift, we have free van/shuttle stops at Hope/Mound (behind Canoe House) and at Mission/Diamond. They will be circulating often. Look for designated signs.

Have a wonderful time! We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

Rotary Club of South Pasadena

 

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Apr 19 2015
Joseph Abrakjian’s Seed Bakery in Pasadena
 
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(c)(p) 2015 Photo Credit: Victor Caballero

Seed Bakery

942 East Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
(323) 302-2998

Organic Whole Grains
Fresh Milled

Here’s some pictures of the new location:

Front door Entrance:

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Inside, work in progress:
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Ovens and conveyor belt:

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Inside the location – ovens and belt:
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Joseph Abrakjian’s new bakery — Seed

Central Milling Order – NOW OPEN!
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Seed Bakery, Pasadena
Sat, May 2 at 9:00am

Joseph Abrakjian previously owned Beyond Bread sells excellent bread that he bakes from locally grown and milled wheat.

Joseph Abrakjian bakes high-quality artisanal loaves using flour freshly ground at the new Grist & Toll mill, from Triple IV hard red wheat grown by Shepherd Farms in Santa Ynez.

New whole grain bakery, Seeds Bakery, coming to Washington at Mentor.
The gregarious owner-baker, Joseph, took the time to share his ideas, techniques, and concepts for his enterprise.
They grind the flour, and ferment the dough for more than a day.
The bread, and other pastries are currently available at the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market.
They plan to open in about a month, and plan an opening event.


We understand the bakery will officially open sometime in May.  Stay tuned to this great new addition to the Pasadena area.

LA Weekly article on the bread makers movement in Los Angeles.

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Apr 19 2015
Lilly Pulitzer Designs at Target Selling Out in Record Time @target #LillyforTarget @LillyPulitzer
 

Lilly Pulitzer at Target Stores




In a Target tweet, the company wrote, “Due to the overwhelming excitement for the #LillyforTarget collection we are making adjustments to our website. Stay tuned for updates.”

According to NASDAQ:

Palm Beach-inspired Lilly Pulitzer line, setting up a temporary shop in New York’sBryant Park and running a juice bar, offering free manicures and setting up ping pong tables.

Employees at the Target in Watchung, N.J. and many other locations, said  stores where completely sold out of Lilly Pulitzer gear within 30 minutes of opening. Many customers had lined up from 6 a.m., they said.

Here’s a line at one store:

Apr 18 2015
2015 Seismological Society of America Town Hall Meeting
 

2015 Seismological Society of America

Town Hall Meeting

“The Future of Earthquake Hazard Mitigation: How Will Earthquakes Impact Southern California…Come Meet the Scientists”

Using science to make our communities safer…

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Free and open to the public

Pasadena Convention Center

Ballroom A-B

300 East Green Street

Pasadena CA 91101

This program is open to the public and will feature talks from science experts

Facilitator – Jeff Reeb, Director, Los Angeles County Emergency Management

 Earthquake Faults in Southern California – Kate Scharer, USGS

 “Citizen Science” & Earthquake Monitoring of Smart Buildings – Monica Kohler, Caltech

 Earthquake Early Warning – Doug Given, USGS

 The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) Project: Earthquakes

from orbit – Mark Simons, Caltech

 

 

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Apr 17 2015
Jackalope Art & Craft Fair Opens in Central Park Pasadena – SAT + SUN APR 25 & 26 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
 

Jackalope Art & Craft Fair Opens in Central Park

Jackalope Art & Craft Fair
SAT + SUN APR 25 & 26 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Avenue

The
Jackalope Art & Craft Fair
takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, in historic Central Park. This event features more than 200 local, curated, and hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.

Shoppers will find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, prepackaged treats, plus much more. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place from 11:00am until 6:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

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Apr 17 2015
Old Pasadena Walking Tour May 2, 2015 @CicLAvia
 

Old Pasadena Walking Tour
May 02, 2015 at 09:00 AM

CicLAvia Explores returns with a May 2 walking tour to discover the secret past of Old Pasadena. Get your tix today! https://www.ciclavia.org/pasadena_walk

CicLAvia Explores returns on May 2 with a preview of part of our May 31 CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro route. CicLAvia is proud to partner with Pasadena Heritage for a special walking tour of Old Pasadena.

Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country. As guests wander Old Pasadena with one of Pasadena Heritage’s trained docents, they will find many beautiful and unusual details – many of the old alleyways have remained virtually unchanged since Pasadena’s earliest days, and some alleyways even retain their historic signs, which are protected today.

The CicLAvia Explores tours will have up to 20 people each and will depart from a predesignated spot near a Pasadena Metro Gold Line stop. At the end of the tour, participants will be able to enjoy free ice cream courtesy of Choctal.

CicLAvia Explores extends the spirit of CicLAvia in between our signature large-scale, car-free events with a series of smaller activities in areas where CicLAvia routes have traveled, will travel to and to vibrant communities that have yet to experience a CicLAvia route.

CicLAvia Explores returns on May 2 with a preview of part of our May 31 CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro route. CicLAvia is proud to partner with Pasadena Heritage for a special walking tour of Old Pasadena.

Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country. As guests wander Old Pasadena with one of Pasadena Heritage’s trained docents, they will find many beautiful and unusual details – many of the old alleyways have remained virtually unchanged since Pasadena’s earliest days, and some alleyways even retain their historic signs, which are protected today.

The CicLAvia Explores tours will have up to 20 people each and will depart from a predesignated spot near a Pasadena Metro Gold Line stop. At the end of the tour, participants will be able to enjoy free ice cream courtesy of Choctal.

Tickets for the CicLAvia Explores Old Pasadena Walking Tour event are $12.

Buy Tickets

CicLAvia Explores extends the spirit of CicLAvia in between our signature large-scale, car-free events with a series of smaller activities in areas where CicLAvia routes have traveled, will travel to and to vibrant communities that have yet to experience a CicLAvia route.

WHEN
May 02, 2015 at 9am – 12pm
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Apr 17 2015
New Downtown Glendale Farmers Markets Launches May 7, 2015
 

Downtown Glendale Farmers Markets
High street visibility on busy street in Downtown Glendale. Great seating small amphitheater for market music, ample parking, 1st 90 minutes free, within seconds of the market.

Customers: tag #DowntownGlendaleFarmersMarket on Instagram and your photos will appear here. Tag us on other social media sites and we’ll re-post!

Opens: May 7, 2015 | Thursdays. 2pm-7pm.
Location: Chess Park & Brand Blvd

| Apply for this location here.

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the freshest, Downtown Glendale Farmers’ Market news!

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Our customers: tag #DowntownGlendaleFarmersMarket on Instagram and your photos will appear here. Tag us on other social media sites and we’ll re-post!

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