Monthly Archives: July 2015
Jul 25 2015
Nekter Juice Bar Pasadena Grand Opening, July 31, 2015 @NekterJuiceBar @626food

Friday, July 31st
Time: 7am-12pm
Ribbon cutting 11am with The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
FREE 16oz drinks from 7am-12pm
Free $25 gift card to first 50 people to purchase a cleanse
Nekter giveaways

Join us for a GRAND OPENING Celebration at our newest location in Pasadena! We are so excited to have FREE drinks from 7am – 12pm. Hope to see you there.
RSVP Here!

Jul 25 2015
5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015 @tasteofmex @626food

5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015
The Taste Of Mexico Association
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA

Drumroll please… Tickets are on sale now! The big day is Saturday, October 17th! The 5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & MERCADO is coming and trust us, it’s going to blow you away. Don’t forget to use the early bird fan code (TOMFAN15) and save $10 off any ticket.

Taste of Mexico 2015 by Artist Ernesto Yerena



  • Sample gourmet dishes from restaurants, chefs, food trucks and more!
  • Sip handcrafted cocktails from top tequila and mezcal mixioligists, agua fresca, Mexican beer and more!
  • Access to our Taste of Mexico Mercado, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel. 
  • Live entertainment by LA’s most acclaimed cumbia, mariachi and contemporary artists!



  • VIP entry: dedicated entrance, early tastings, beat the crowds!
  • VIP gift bag 
  • Collectible signed poster by acclaimed Artist Ernesto Yerena
GENERAL ADMISSION 7-11:00pm | $65

As The Taste of Mexico Association grew, so did our celebration. We held our SOLD OUT 4th Annual Food & Culture Festival in the beautiful courtyard of downtown’s LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, LA’s dedicated museum to Mexican American history and culture. Taste of Mexico partnered with 31 corporate sponsors and welcomed over 5,500 attendees to a SOLD-OUT event to the city’s premier celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture. The event was officially inaugurated by the the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Carlos Sada. Patrons enjoyed unlimted tastings from 30 of LA’s top Mexican restaurants, ultra-premium tequila and mezcal, Montejo beer, Baja California wines, and premium cocktails, while enjoying live musical performances by Apoco No! (of Chicano Batman & Viento Callejero).

This 2015 is no different. We have extended the layout of our 5th annual celebration into the new adjacent Metro Explanade to expand our evening celebration and the debut of our Taste of Mexico Mercado, a one day market showcasing Los Angeles’ finest local, artisanal edibles, home goods and apparel. The Taste of Mexico Mercado will take place as part of the Taste of Mexico festival and will be located on the new Metro Explanade adjacent to the venue.

5th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival & Mercado 2015: DINNER, MUSIC AND COCKTAILS (*21 and over)

All tickets include unlimited food tastings from all participating restaurants and participating sponsors.

Access to all-you-can-drink in our Tequila Bar, Mezcaleria, Michelada Beer Gardens and The Taste of Mexico Mercado, where you will be able to shop and support local artists. 

Live Entertainment, Mariachi, Jarocho Performances, Photo Booth, Craft Mezcal and Tequila cocktails 

Get your tickets early, we sell out every year.  See you there!


  • There are no extra charges for food and drink inside the event. Both VIP & GA tickets include all food and drink + access to entertainment + access to The Taste of Mexico Mercado
  • 21+ only event. No exceptions (no babies or small children allowed either)
  • I.D. check requiered for entry, don’t forget yours!
  • VIP Admission begins at 6pm.
  • General Admission begins at 7pm. No GA ticket holders will be admitted prior to 7p.
  • Tickets do not need to be printed. Tickets can be scanned from your smart phone.
  • Last call is at 10:15p.
  • 5:15p-6:00p is a vendor refresh period between VIP and GA. We encourage our VIP guests to enjoy the field and entertainment during this time.
  • Tickets are transferrable between attendees.
  • Tickets are NOT refundable.
  • Discounts can NOT be applied after purchase.
  • Tickets are available online only.
  • No tickets are sold at the door when the event is sold out.
  • No readmission or “In-Outs”.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Please drink responsibly.
  • Participating vendors and sponsors are subject to change.
  • Parking is tricky in DTLA, especially on a weekend! Please plan accordingly by taking Metro to Union Station (5 min. walk to LA Plaza), Uber or Lyft. For parking lots nearby, please check locations here:


Jul 23 2015
The 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is THIS WEEKEND #salsafestival #oxnardsalsafestival #oxnard

The 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is THIS WEEKEND!

July 25 & 26, 2015 Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard Food Music Dance

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Live Spicy! Eat Spicy! Come to the 22nd annual celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance. On the menu this weekend at Plaza Park from Saturday and Sunday

  • Salsa Bands & Salsa Dancing
  • Spicy Foods & Ice-Cold Drinks
  • Beer & Margarita Gardens
  • Salsa Tasting Tent
  • Festival Marketplace
  • Kids Zone with Tortilla Art
  • Community Dance Showcase – Saturday at 1 pm
  • Dancing with our Community Stars – Sunday at 1 pm

View Festival Map

Salsa Tasting Tent

Z-140726-OxnardSalsa-0779Live Spicy! Eat Spicy! The Oxnard Salsa Festival is a celebration of all things salsa – food, music and dance – and a place where salsa (the sauce!) reigns supreme.

Under the big-top Salsa Tasting Tent, you’ll find fifty different flavors of salsa to sample and buy. From fresh and fruity, sweet and smoky, to mild and scorching hot. It’s the region’s biggest salsa bar!

Admission to the Salsa Tent is $5 per person and includes a bag of fresh Mission tortilla chips and ten tasting tickets.

Spice up your life at the Oxnard Salsa Festival. And enjoy great salsa all summer long by visiting the restaurants and gourmet grocers featured.

2015 Salsa Tasting Tent Exhibitors

BG’s Café (Saturday only)
428 South “A” Street – Oxnard
House red salsa, garlic roasted green salsa

Chehalem Ridge Brands, LLC
Hu-La-La Tropical Fruit Salsa, Blues Berry Fruit Salsa, Rockin’ Raspberry Fruit Salsa, & Swingin’ Strawberry-Rhubarb Fruit Salsa

Del Real Foods
Available at Raphls, Albertsons, Costco
Del Real Foods Salsa Roja, Del Real Foods Salsa Verde

Desert Smoke BBQ
Desert Smoke BBQ Dippin’ – Moppin’ BBQ Sauces – Sweet & Spicy, Raspberry Chipotle, Pineapple Habanero, Habanero Peach, Hatch Green Chile, Cascabella, Ghost Chile, Scorpion, Ghost Chile, 7-Pot, and more!

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
601 South Oxnard Blvd. – Oxnard
Chunky Chips Salsa

El Oaxaco Restaurant (Sunday Only)
335 West 4th St. – Oxnard
Salsa de Chili de Aqua, Red Salsa

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
1710 East Gonzalez Rd. – Oxnard
Mango Salsa, Chipotle Salsa, Hot Salsa, Salsa Verde

Ghost Scream Hot Sauce
Ghost Scream Hot Sauce, Ghost Scream Chili Garlic Paste, Ghost Scream Chili Garlic Jam

the kitchen
529 South A St. – Oxnard
Oxnard Strawberry Salsa, Salsa Verde

La Dolce Vita Ristorante (Sunday Only)
740 South B St. – Oxnard
“The Sweet Life” Italian Salsa

La Fonda Del Rey
455 South A St. – Oxnard
Watafonda and Chefychoice

Mama Vega’s Products
Mama Vega*s Pico De Gallo, Mama Vega*s Hillbilly Salsa, Mama Vega*s Chipotle Sriracha Salsa

Margarita Villa
1567 Spinnaker Dr. #200 – Ventura
Villa House Red Salsa

Naked Infusions
Oaxaca White Chocolate, Rustic Blue Cheese, Black Silk Expresso, California Burnt Sage

Rootz Sauce and Rootz Watermelon Salsa

Tomas Cafe
Martha’s Red Salsa and Tomas Cafe Mango Salsa

Tresierras Supermarkets
133 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. – Oxnard
Salsa Molcajete and Salsa Verde (Green)

Vallarta Supermarkets
1050 South A St. – Oxnard
2690 n. Vineyard – Oxnard
Deli-Fresh Salsa Roja & Verde, Pico de Gallo, Salsa de Aguacate, Spicy Habanero Salsa, & Guacamole

Whole Foods Market
650 Town Center Drive – Oxnard
365 Al Pastor Salsa, 365 Roasted Poblano Salsa

Visit these downtown restaurants serving at the Festival: BG’s Cafe, El Oaxaco and Sabor.

Directions to the Festival

#oxnardsalsafestival #oxnard

Salsa Recipe Contest

Your family and friends RAVE about your homemade salsa, but do you have what it takes to be the best of the best? We think you do! Take the challenge and enter to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge – Amateur Division recipe competition taking place on Sunday, July 26 during the 22nd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival!

2012 Salsa Fest 423Take the challenge and enter to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2015 taking place on Sunday, July 26 at the Oxnard Salsa Festival!

Presented by the Oxnard Salsa Festival and the kitchen restaurant in downtown Oxnard, amateur salsa chefs are invited to compete to win! The contest is limited to 50 salsas and pre-registration is required. The entry fee is $25 per salsa and includes one souvenir t-shirt per entry. Entry forms are due by Friday, July 10, 2015.

Winning salsas will be selected in several categories including Best Red, Best Green, Best Fruit, Best Mild, Best Medium, and Best Hot. The Judge’s Choice Winner (the best of the best!) will be awarded with a $100 cash prize from the Oxnard Salsa Festival. First place category winners receive a Festival ‘goodie bag’ and a $30 restaurant gift certificate from the kitchen eatery, which was featured on ‘Diners, Drive-ins & Dives’ with Guy Fieri, on the Food Network.

Download the Amateur Entry Form

American Vision Windows
Bright Current
CA Lottery
Diamond Resorts International
Digital Satellite Zone
El Oaxaco Restaurant
Home Depot Oxnard
Kalani Chiropractic

Macaroni Kid
Navy Federal Credit Union
Radio Lazer
So Cal Gas
United Healthcare
Vacation Village Resorts
VC Star
Welk Resorts
Western Federal Credit Union

Jul 22 2015
10th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk – Saturday, October 10, 2015 @inpasadena

Pasadena ARTWalk

10th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk

Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:00am to 5:00pm

The Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome. Download the application by clicking HERE.

Deadline for is Fri. 7/24! Apply at !

Jul 22 2015
Tunecore Indie Artist Forum – Bringing Artists Together – Roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, artist showcases & more @tunecore

Tunecore Indie Artist Forum – Bringing Artists Together – Roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, artist showcases & more @tunecore


Independent artists, musicians & songwriters


Roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, artist showcases & more


SIR Studios, Hollywood, CA


September 19-20, 2015


TuneCore has always been about supporting the independent artist in their pursuit of success. In that spirit, we’re announcing the inaugural TuneCore Indie Artist Forum. This isn’t your typical music conference; it’s an opportunity for artists and industry representatives alike to have straightforward, tactical discussions about the daily reality of being an artist in today’s music industry landscape.

There will be no cost to the artists that get one of the 200 available slots. Space is limited; interested parties must sign up for a chance to be selected by lottery for admittance. For any artist traveling to Holywood, we will have hotel options available at a discounted rate.

Jul 21 2015
Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean – Pasadena Rose Bowl July 25, 2015 – Tickets, Parking Info, Tips @rosebowlstadium #pasadena

Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean
Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell and Old Dominion

July 25, 2015 | 5:00PM
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA

Kenny Chesney has covered a lot of ground – and he believes he’s got a lot more ground to go. The triple and reigning Academy of Country Music and two time and current Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year sold more tickets in North America than anyone last year, played football stadiums and sang the songs that capture the way the people of the fly-over live their lives, dream their dreams and feel the moments that define them. Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates is in many ways Chesney’s most intimate album to date. Still marked by the high jinks and good-time revelry he’s known for the tropical feeling morning-after introduction of “Got a Little Crazy,” the shimmering, wide-open embrace of being young and free of “Just Not Today” – but the musical synthesis and emotional openness could’ve only come from a life lived in, around, making and loving music. Certainly one need only listen to the halting apology of a man who knows he’s built to fade, “Better as a Memory,” to hear both the nakedness of knowing one’s limit and recognizing sometimes the kindest thing to do is not get carried away in the emotion or the moment. “The more people I get to see in front of me – whether it’s at a football stadium or a funky little bar like the Hog’s Breath in Key West – the more I realize how much we all have in common. There are a lot of people punching a clock or having too much on their plate, a buncha people on their first date, with that nervousness and excitement that they’re really there…we all want the same things, all hope for the same stuff and I feel like pretty much worry about the same stuff, too.


1. AceTicket: Tickets

3. Box OfficeTicket Sales: Tickets Available

4. Tickets still available

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Jul 21 2015
Galaxy vs. Barcelona at Rose Bowl,July 21, 2015: Tickets, Parking, Shuttle information @IntChampionsCup @RoseBowlStadium @LAGalaxy @FCBarcelona #pasadena

Galaxy vs. Barcelona at Rose Bowl

July 21, 2015

Tickets, Parking, Shuttle information

FC Barcelona vs. LA Galaxy

FanFest for the game begins at 2pm in Lot H. Enjoy food, games, and plenty of entertainment!

Mid Week Sold Out Match – Arrive Early or Risk Missing the match.


Fans arriving to the Rose Bowl Stadium early can enjoy the International Champions Cup FanFest, which will feature food, beverage, interactive activities and music.


2 p.m. – Rose Bowl Stadium parking lots open
2 p.m. – ICC FanFest Starts
3 p.m. – Park & Ride shuttle lots open & buses begin running
6 p.m. – Stadium gates open
8 p.m. – Kickoff

Prior to 5pm Parking is only $15, normally $30.



1. Box OfficeTicket Sales: Tickets for the game and parking available

Tickets for the contest at the Rose Bowl Stadium are available at For more information on the FC Barcelona and LA Galaxy game, or other International Champions Cup matches, visit

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
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Jul 21 2015
Beer Tasting Legal at Farmer’s Markets in California Starting in 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill legalizing beer tasting at farmers markets.

Making markets in the nation’s agricultural heartland more booze-friendly.

Craft brew sales are permitted at farmers’ markets under legislation Brown signed last year.

AB774 by Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael will allow vendors to offer samples as well.

Farmers markets are staying dry this summer, however, because the law doesn’t take effect until 2016.

Another bill signed into law by Brown last year permits wine tasting at farmers markets.

Jul 20 2015
Vote for The Best Burger in Pasadena @626food

Here’s your chance to vote for the best burger in Pasadena for the Summer of 2015.

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Jul 20 2015
Nissan LEAF Class Action Lawsuit Court Settlement Approved July 20, 2015 – Range Claims and Battery Capacity Loss

Details are coming in but Nissan has settled a class action lawsuit where Nissan was accused of misrepresenting claims of mileage range and capacity on batteries.

More details here.

According to Green Car Reports:

Nissan will no longer have the option to repair a battery pack that shows less than nine “bars” of indicated capacity on the dashboard gauge.

Instead, it will have to replace those packs with updated versions identical to those used in the 2015 Leaf, which use a newer and more heat-tolerant cell chemistry.

Nissan will also provide 90 days of free access to DC fast-charging through its EZ Charge card program.

Already offered to buyers of new Leafs, the EZ Charge card provides access to stations on the NRG eVgo, Aerovironment, and Car Charging Group networks.


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