Monthly Archives: June 2015
Jun 21 2015
@BLANKSPACES Co-Working Opening in Pasadena – 4th Location @inpasadena

According to a LATechDigest interview with the founder architect Jerome Chang who opened the first Blankspace’s location in the mid-Wilshire area in 2007.

Blankspaces will be opening near the end of 2015 a Pasadena location in the Pasadena Playhouse District.

The location at 600 East Colorado Boulevard, is where Angel’s School Supply was previously located, and prior was a United Artists Theatre (1931-1990).
Downtown LA
Santa Monica
Pasadena Opening in 2015

Founding Member of:

Jun 21 2015
Slingshot – Dean Kamen’s Solution to the Wold’s Water Crisis #slingshotdoc @slingshotdoc

Slingshot A “MUST SEE” Help spread the word about this life-saving technology. 

Slingshot is a documentary about inventor Dean Kamen’s quest to solve the wold’s water crisis

SLINGSHOT TRAILER from White Dwarf Productions on Vimeo.


WHERE: LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE 7  673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

Directed by *Paul Lazarus who has directed many shows at The Pasadena Playhouse.

Take a look at the trailer you will be impressed:
Dear Friends,
We are very excited to announce that SLINGSHOT is premiering in Los Angeles at two Laemmle theaters in July!   Please join us and help spread the word about this life-saving technology.

SLINGSHOT has screened at thirty-five major film festivals across America and had its International debut at the prestigious International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam.  Since the world premier at Cinequest, the movie has garnered seventeen awards. 
Many thanks for your support.
Paul Lazarus – for the SlingShot Team

We have seen audiences all over the world respond enthusiastically.  Please see it in July and help us make the first week of our theatrical run a huge success: tell your family, colleagues and friends.  
You can be the difference. Show your support for SlingShot and its important messages.

Dean Kamen is fixing the world, one invention at a time.

“A documentary you can recommend to everyone who cares about the human race.”  Pat Burns – Grand Magazine

“…can inspire people of all walks to understand the power of clean water and the triumph of technology and innovation”  
Ben Grumbles – U.S. Water Alliance

“A beautiful and important film, a story of true hope, inspiration and action”  Suzannah Greenwood – Artsalot
inventor Dean Kamen and his 15-year quest to solve the world safe water crisis.

Jun 19 2015
President Obama Pasadena Rose Bowl

Here’s a great picture of the convoy of helicopters use to transport the President Obama and his staff and secret service personnel. Picture was taken form the Rose Bowl, by someone who works at the Rose Bowl we assume.

There’s even a video of the Marine 1 helicopter landing.


Jun 19 2015
“Help Out We’re in a Drought” Event – Chris Holden and the Kidspace Children’s Museum @KidspaceMuseum @ChrisHoldenNews


The City of Pasadena has partnered with Assemblymember Chris Holden and the Kidspace Children’s Museum for “Help Out We’re in a Drought” – an educational event for families (flyer attached).  The event will be held Thursday, June 25 from 6 8 p.m. at Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. (Stone Hollow Amphitheater).

Each guest will receive a family pass (for four) to visit Kidspace Children’s Museum! The event will include:  exhibits on water conservation programs, information on household rebate programs, interactive workshops for elementary-age students on water conservation, and drought-tolerant plant exhibits. Special guest speakers include representatives from the California State Water Resources Control Board, Metropolitan Water District, Jet Propulsion Laboratory- JPL, and City of Pasadena. Refreshments provided.

Space is limited. To RSVP or for more event information, please contact Assemblymember Holden’s office at (626) 351-1917 or visit

Jun 18 2015
President Obama Coming to Los Angeles / Pasadena Area June 18-19, 2015

President Obama Coming to Los Angeles / Pasadena June 18-19, 2015


Video of the landing:


June 19, 2015: Friday, comic Marc Maron will interview Obama at Maron’s Highland Park home.
The interview will air on his podcast “WTF With Marc Maron.”
1854 Phillips Way, Los Angeles-Highland Park, CA 90042


Update, here’s some images of the convoy of helicopters landing around the Rose Bowl.


The following streets will be closed:

Thursday closures

Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln Boulevard and Century Boulevard from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Pico Boulevard and 23rd Street from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Barrington Avenue and Palms Boulevard from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Centinela Avenue and Bundy Avenue from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Bundy Avenue and Interstate 10 Freeway from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

405 Freeway and Sunset Boulevard from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Evans Road and Monorca Drive from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Napoli Drive and Sunset Boulevard from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sunset Boulevard and 405 Freeway from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Drive from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Merv Griffin Way between Wilshire Boulevard and North Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from 2 p.m. Thursday to noon on Friday

Friday closures

Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Century Park East and Pico Boulevard from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

National Boulevard and Interstate 10 Freeway from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Interstate 405 Freeway and Centinela Avenue from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Arroyo Boulevard and Mountain Street from 8 a.m.-noon

Mountain Street and the 210 Freeway from 8 a.m.-noon

134 Freeway and Colorado Boulevard from 8 a.m.-noon

Colorado Boulevard and Figueroa Street from 8 a.m.-noon

York Boulevard and North Avenue 51 from 9 a.m.-noon

Yosemite Drive and North Avenue 56 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Seco Street between West Drive and Lincoln Avenue from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

West Drive between Linda Vista Avenue and Salvia Canyon Road from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rosemount Avenue between North Arroyo Boulevard and Seco Street from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jun 18 2015
Sprouts Market Coming to Eagle Rock Replacing Super A Foods

Sprouts Market Coming to Eagle Rock Replacing Super A Foods

  Eagle Rock >>>>

According to some sources, the Super A Foods on Eagle Rock Blvd has lost its lease and is going to close, Sprouts has apparently already made arrangements to move into this location.
Super A Foods
2245 Yosemite Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Jun 17 2015
Meet the Green Giants – Watch the Trailer! #GreenGiants #PlantAMillionTrees

Giant corporations have played a large role in the destruction of our planet and the future of humanity is in danger. Now, companies are embracing sustainability and reshaping the way they do business. Green Giants brings to light the incredible revolution that is emerging right now. Get an inside look at what today’s top companies, executives and brands are doing to bring balance back to the planet while being successful in the process. Green Giants features interviews with (Musician/Founder, EkoCycle), Hannah Jones (Nike, Inc.), J.D. Norton (eBay Green), Van Vlahakis (Earth Friendly Products), Rick Needham (Google, Inc.), and other entrepreneurs who show how the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship can be leveraged to create positive change.

Find more info with the #GreenGiants hashtag. Spread the word!

Jun 17 2015
Pasadena Police Classic Car Show 2015

The Pasadena Police Department will be hosting our annual classic car show in conjunction with the Pasadena Chalk Festival. Vehicles will line Green Street at the Paseo Colorado between Marengo Ave. and Euclid Ave. and there will be prizes, food, live entertainment raffles and mostly fun. The Car Show will run from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Come and join us.

Classic Car Show 2015 Flyer
If you would like to participate in this great event, please visit: Pasadena Police Classic Car Show Website…. Send your registration form and $25 payment to the Pasadena Police Department, 207 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 c/o Officer Darin Craddolph and you will receive (1) dash plaque and (1) event T-shirt. You can also register any time up to the start of the event – just bring this form and your payment on the day of.
Show participants are let into the venue starting at 8:00am.
For more information, call (626) 744-7656 or (626) 744-7651.
 All Proceeds Benefit the Police Activities League, Pasadena Explorer Program, and Peace Over Violence

Jun 15 2015
EpicSpaces Co-Working Space Opening in Pasadena – @inpasadena @pasadenaplayhouse @EpicSpaces1
A new co-working space is opening in Pasadena, not Old Pasadena, but in the heart of the growing Playhouse Business District.
The location is on the corner of El Molino and Colorado in Pasadena. Near great restaurants and entertainment.

EpicSpaces Co-Working Open House coming soon!  We have a tentative date of July 24th. Come join us for a tour of our fabulous space, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and some yummy appetizers. Our keynote speaker is Bob Hertzberg.

Under construction are 29 private offices, 25 collaborative workstations, 40 dedicated workstations, conference rooms for large or small groups as well as an outdoor conference room!

680 East Colorado Blvd, Suite 180
Pasadena, California
(626) 665-9955


David Saeta, Senior VP of IDS Real Estate Group speaking at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Dennis – Co-founder
Luis – Co-founder
DianaCo-founder and General Manager

680 East Colorado Blvd, Suite 180, Pasadena, CA |




Jun 15 2015
Special Invitation: Get a free Facebook Bluetooth beacon for your business
An early Facebook program:
Special Invitation: Get a free Facebook Bluetooth beacon for your business
As one of the top local Pages in the US, your business is one of the first few we’ve selected for exclusive early access to the Facebook Bluetooth® beacon program, which gives you new ways to connect with customers.
 Learn more about Facebook Bluetooth® Beacons.
Jun 15 2015
Green Festival Los Angeles 2015 @GreenFestival

Green Festival Los Angeles 2015
Green Festival
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM – Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA

Now three days long!
Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Now in our 5th year in Los Angeles, this festival has turned out to be one of best events! With one of the strongest waste recycling programs and a strong commitment to developing alternative transportation and energy initiatives, we look forward to growing with this green city. Through EnvironmentLA, the city offers a Green Business Certification in addition to establishing programs and projects to make Los Angeles a more environmentally-friendly city. In the last 10 years alone, the City of Los Angeles has planted over 28,000 trees and each year it diverts 5.8 million tons of trash for reuse/recycling.

Note: Ticket holders or attendees of the event consent to being filmed, photographed, and recorded as members of the audience. The resulting film footage, images and recordings may be used to promote Green Festivals, Inc. in print, various forms of media, and on websites. You consent that the footage remains our property and we may use it in conjunction with promotion of our event however we choose.

Visit the Green Festival Los Angeles Page

Jun 15 2015
Altadena to Santa Monica Beach Bus – LA Go Bus @LAPublicWorks

Are you looking for a low stress ride to Santa Monica for the summer season?

Summer Beach Bus

Foothills to the Sea, takes riders from Altadena to Santa Monica for much less than the price of gas.

Roundtrip fares are  $3 and $1.50 for seniors and those with disabilities. Make reservations for the Beach Bus.

You can get more info on the LA County Service.

Various pick up and drop off locations around Altadena.

Other buses service other cities, including.

2015 Start Dates Route Brochures (English/Spanish)
June 16 Altadena
June 17 Castaic
June 10 Charter Oak/Duarte
June 19 East Los Angeles
June 16 La Crescenta/La Canada Flintridge*
May 25 Lancaster
May 25 Palmdale
June 15 Topanga Canyon

June 16 – September 7, 2015
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Labor Day

To ensure your seating availability, make your reservation at up to ten days
in advance, but no later than 10 a.m. one day prior to your trip. You will receive a confirmation.
If you have any questions, please call (626) 458-3909 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Jun 15 2015
Colin Trevorrow – Jurassic World

Jurassic World hit $204.6 million at the weekend box office this past weekend. Second highest ever, and highest for Summer 2015. Marvel’s The Avengers(2012) earning $207.4 was #1.

According to BoxOfficeMojo Jurassic World scored huge overseas with $307.2 million.

Are movies getting better, is the economy improving? Do people want to get our and watch movies in a theater? It seems the numbers indicate a combination of all the above.

Jun 11 2015
Your Mechanic – Expert mechanics deliver auto repair at your home or office @yourmechanic

YourMechanic is a mobile mechanic company. Offering car repair and maintenance services at our customers’ homes and offices.

Expert mechanics deliver auto repair at your home or office!

The website provides instant car repair quotes and 24/7 appointment booking. With no shop overhead, passing the savings on to customers and provides mechanics better pay. Customers love it because of the savings and convenience; mechanics love it because they get more control of their schedules.

YourMechanic handles all the marketing, appointment scheduling, parts ordering, invoicing and customer support for our mechanics, leaving the mechanics to do what they love— fix cars.

– Certified mechanics come to you
– Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee
– Save up to 30% compared to shops and dealers

Jun 11 2015
ALDI Stores Coming to Southern California

The LA Times is reporting that ALDI is set to open 45 stores in the Southern California area by 2016.  The German grocer which also owns Trader Joe’s and competes with all the existing retailers including Wal-Mart, Costco, Vons/Safeway(which merged with Albertsons), Ralphs, Sprouts, and others,  is building a headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley.  The Moreno Valley Division is located at 1770 Iowa Ave, Suite 240, Riverside, CA 92507.


Jason Hart is ALDI’s CEO in the US.

The grocery space is getting more crowded with Haggen, Google, and Amazon getting into the space.

What does the region mean to ALDI when compared to others who have struggled, namely Fesh & Easy and Famima.  Is the market ripe for another surge?

ALDI is owned and controlled by the Albrecht family in Germany which also owns Monrovia based Trader Joe’s.

ALDI stores are lean run and require approx 20 employees average to run, most of the items are private labeled, and the pay for employees is higher than most stores, running around $13 to as much as $20.

In 2014, ALDI opened 130 stores.  They hope to keep that pace for several years with plans to have opened 650 stores by the end of 2018.  An estimated $3 billion will be invested to pay for land, facilities and equipment.

The first store in expected to open in March 2016, with an expected 25 stores opening before July 2016.

No specific locations are available for the stores, but it is speculated that at least one store will be located in Altadena, CA.  Specifics are here.

What will a typical store look like? Here’s a sample.



We would expect many of the Southern California locations to resemble this design.

According to a June 11, 2015 press release by ALDI put out by Weber ShandWick.



Jun 11 2015
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 How To Update Bug Fixes

Apple Releases iOS 8.4 How To Update Bug Fixes

Most iPhone users are on iOS 8.3 or some version prior.

iOS 8.4 will bring some needed fixes for the texting exploit which can reboot/crash your phone

The 8.4 update is expected sometime around June 30, 2015, will include Apple Music.

In the meantime if you experience the texting bug Apple makes these suggestions to fix.

If Messages quits unexpectedly after you get a text with a specific string of characters

Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

  1. Ask Siri to “read unread messages.”
  2. Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you’ll be able to open Messages again.
  3. If the issue continues, tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.
Jun 10 2015
Congress Rejects Mandatory Curfew for Bob Hope Airport

Congress Rejects Mandatory Curfew for Bob Hope Airport

City lauds Congressmen for efforts to limit airport noise

Post Date:06/10/2015 1:31 PM

The U.S. House of Representatives has defeated a proposal that would have allowed a mandatory overnight curfew at the Bob Hope Airport.

Representative Adam Schiff sponsored the amendment to a House Appropriations bill (H.R. 2577) that would have allowed the Bob Hope Airport to bar all flights between 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. However, the amendment failed 157-266 during a vote Tuesday evening, June 9, 2015.

“Today, Representative Sherman and I tried again to get relief from late night and early morning noise at Bob Hope Airport through a mandatory curfew,” said Rep. Schiff. “Although our amendment was unsuccessful, it enjoyed substantial bipartisan support and demonstrates to the FAA the continuing importance that we and others place on providing meaningful relief to their constituents who live near air traffic. We will keep fighting on behalf of the thousands of San Fernando Valley residents who have long-sought relief from aviation-related noise, and continue to look for opportunities to press this issue.”

“Congressman Schiff and I will continue our efforts on the House floor, with the FAA, and in every other way to secure a reasonable curfew for Bob Hope airport,” added Rep. Brad Sherman, who along with Rep. Schiff, has been fighting for over a decade to get a curfew at Bob Hope Airport.

“While the effort to secure Congressional approval was not successful, the City Council is very appreciative of Congressman Schiff’s ongoing efforts to secure this protection for the Burbank and nearby Los Angeles neighborhoods,” said Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos.  “The City Council remains committed to this course and Rep. Schiff and Rep. Sherman have distinguished themselves again in their hard work to support us.”

The Bob Hope airport currently has a voluntary curfew with commercial airlines that generally prevents flights between 10 P.M. and 7 A.M.; however, it does not apply to cargo flights or private planes.

Jun 10 2015
Pasadena Chalk Festival 2015

In Living Color 

Get your rowboats out- 2 weeks to go! #popeye #chalk #pasadenachalk #countdowntochalk #paseo colorado #gusmoran #Lightbringer #extraordinary #streetpainting #cartoonart #makemusicpasadena

Pasadena Chalk Festival 

Father’s Day Weekend ~ June 20 & 21
at Paseo Colorado
10:00am to 7:00pm


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The Pasadena Chalk Festival returns during Father’s Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 20-21 at Paseo Colorado.

Bring dad, family & friends to the FREE event to witness SoCal chalk artists create more than 200 amazing murals!

View artwork on two levels at Paseo Colorado & also at the historic concourse of Visit Pasadena. Head to the Paseo Colorado main stage for free live music throughout the event. Kids can enjoy face painting & create Father’s Day cards & other artwork.

Vintage car lovers can stop by the ‪#‎Pasadena‬ Police Classic Car Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 for a perfect end to a great Father’s Day weekend! Vehicles will line Green St. at Paseo Colorado between Marengo Ave. & Euclid Ave. Enjoy for-sale food, prizes, live entertainment, raffles & more!

Read the complete details including about the silent auction art gallery at


Jun 9 2015
SCORE LA – Pasadena Events Summer 2015 @scorela @PasadenaGov

SCORE LA – Pasadena Events

wanted to share with you a few FREE seminars coming up this week and the next few weeks. These courses have been funded by the City of Pasadena and taught by our friends at SCORE LA.

All participants are asked to register at The web site has additional information about these classes. All classes are free to the public.

How to Write an Effective Business Plan
Thursday, June 11th from 10:30-12:30pm
Location: Pasadena Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA
This highly interactive workshop is designed to aid business owners or startups to develop a viable plan to get their business growing in the right direction. Attendees will engage in a step by step exercise throughout out the duration of the workshop, covering all sections of a business plan which can be used for financing or general purposes. This strategy will develop creative thinking and will promote change in thought process which is needed to create a plan and constructively implement goals and execute objectives.
Presenter-Connie Sparks -Award winning expert in business development

Social Media and Local Advertising
Monday, June 15th from 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Pasadena Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA
Would you like to learn how to attract new customers and keep loyal ones coming back? If so, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn best practices from Main Street Hub! They manage the online presence of more small businesses that anyone else in the country. You’ll walk away with strategies that you can use today for your business’s customer review sites and social media pages. For example, you’ll learn what to do when your customer leaves you a review (good or bad) and how to increase likes, comments and shares with your Facebook posts to increase your word of mouth.
Presenter-Emma Vaughan -Main Street Hub Regional Development Manager

Financial Projections Made Easy
Monday, June 22nd from 10:30-12:30pm
Location: Pasadena Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA
The workshop focuses on using the SCORELA created, user friendly, Financial Projections model to help determine the financial viability of your business concept. This is a must for any business plan.

Presenter-Randy Lash -SCORE mentor with decades of history in banking experience

Jun 8 2015
Craft Beer Cellar Eagle Rock Opening Soon @cbc_eaglerock @craftbeercellar #craftbeer

This is the umbrella of all Craft Beer Cellar stores and thoughts, where #craftbeer education and collaboration reign supreme. Headquarters: 617.993.3214

@cbc_eaglerock on Twitter

Craft Beer Cellar Eagle Rock is a bottle shop and tasting room intent on creating a hip environment for good people to share good beer.

1353 Colorado Blvd
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Be a part of the IndieGoGo Campaign.

Craft Beer Cellar Eagle Rock will be a hip bottle shop and tasting room, offering the most amazing beer from all over the world. The largest selection of beers in our tasting room and bottle shop will, undoubtedly, be from the Eagle Rock, LA, and CA communities, but we will spend time exploring beers that we think are worth talking to you about, from every corner of the world!

Craft Beer Cellar Eagle Rock is looking to become your community hub, a neighborhood hot spot, where we will provide you with good beer, good people and love. As members of the Eagle Rock community, we look to contribute to our neighborhood, today and in the future. We can’t wait to welcome you to the most amazing place, that feels like your home away from home, from the deepest #BeerGeek to the most novice beer drinker.


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