Monthly Archives: July 2015
Jul 20 2015
Halfsies Bistro and Bakery Grand Opening August 1, 2015 @HalfsiesBistro #OldPasadena #626food


Halfsies Bistro and Bakery Grand Opening August 1, 2015 #OldPasadena #626food



For those looking for a new place to eat that will serve 24 hours a day, look no further, Halfsies Bakery and Bistro is now in its soft opening in Old Pasadena.


Serving breakfast, lunch items throughout the day, look for this to become a popular location with locals.

The late night service will cater to the local bars and residents who are hungry after most food establishments close.

Serving Intelligentsia Coffee

Grand Opening – August 1st, 2015
To place an order over the phone, please call us at:

Breakfast menu only $7.00
Omelets, breakfast burritos and many styles of pancakes are coming soon




88 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91103

Jul 20 2015
Discount LA County Fair Tickets September 4–27 2015 @groupon @lacountyfair

Los Angeles County Fair

Discount LA County Fair Tickets September 4–27 2015 @groupon @lacountyfair

Visit for Two or Four on September 4–27, 2015 (Up to 49% Off)

Discount Tickets:

$22 for single-day general admission for two valid September 4-27 ($40 value)Buy here

$41 for single-day general admission for four valid September 4-27 ($80 value) Buy here

The fair runs September 4–27, 2015. See the hours here. Kids ages 5 and younger are free.

2015 LA County Fair

The 2015 LA County Fair celebrates the best of Southern California—and many other parts of the world. Luminasia lights up the fair with Asian-inspired, whimsical lanterns that are handcrafted from China. The Flower & Garden Pavilion highlights the beauty of Mardi Gras and exhibits of the flora and fauna of Louisiana and the Bayou. The Beneath the Sea exhibit brings fairgoers face to fin with sharks, stingrays, and sea lions. Capuchin monkey Mojo rules over the Wild and Crazy Lagoon and its other creatures. Drawn from closer to home, hundreds of Californian crops surround a barn where visitors can milk a goat or, this year, learn about long-ago farm work, such as forging horseshoes.

As night falls, the doors of Grinding Gears creak open, revealing a steampunk-themed music experience where bands and DJs mix pop and industrial sounds. Back outside, couples might catch a bit of romance when the ferris wheel sweeps them up toward the stars for a luminous view of the San Gabriel Mountains at sunset. More thrilling rides, such as a roller coaster, spin visitors into the air, and the tamer double-decker carousel lets guests catch their breath. These rides and others run late into the night.

Jul 19 2015
8th Annual Gumbo Fest of Pasadena @BacchusKitchen

8th Annual Gumbo Fest Pasadena

Claud Beltran’s 8th Annual Gumbo Fest of Pasadena is an All You Can Eat Gumbo and more event. There will be live music by The Swinging 8-Balls along with beer and wine will be available for purchase to wash down the heat from the dancing and the gumbo.

 All this fun will add up to support Pasadena Education Network.  PEN is a unique organization that was founded by parents, for parents, in 2006. The founding parents’ mission was, and still is, to promote family involvement in public education in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) so all children benefit.

Get your tickets here.

So please join Chef Claud and Co. in a fun celebration in N’AWLINS fashion…

Chef Claud says “If you don’t like to dance, eat or drink… Don’t show up!”

Laissez bon temp roulette!!!

Bacchus’ Kitchen
1384 E. Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM                                                 

Jul 18 2015
Alexander’s Steakhouse Pasadena Opening @AshPasadena1

Alexander’s Steakhouse Pasadena opened the doors to its stunning new restaurant Friday, July 17, 2015!


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111 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Alexander’s Steakhouse Pasadena

111 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

T: 626.486.1111
F: 626.486.1115
[email protected]

Instagram: @AlexandersPasadena
Twitter: @AshPasadena1


[email protected]

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This is an ad posted on Craigslist Friday July 17, 2015.

Alexander’s Steakhouse seeks its FOH Opening Team! (Pasadena)

Alexander’s Steakhouse, Pasadena is seeking experienced candidates for our FOH Opening Team! (Pasadena)

Alexander’s Steakhouse Restaurant Group is excited to be expanding to Southern California near Old Town Pasadena in early summer 2015. Offering a modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse with hints of Japanese influence throughout the menu, Alexander’s Steakhouse has been an integral part of the Northern California culinary scene since 2005. Our portfolio includes two fine dining steakhouses: Alexander’s Steakhouse in Silicon Valley and San Francisco along with our most recent addition, Alexander’s Patisserie in the South Bay. Our culinary and service teams are committed to providing guests with an exceptional dining experience through genuine hospitality and by offering an extensive menu focused on delivering the finest ingredients. Featuring a variety of classic steaks such as Porterhouse, T-Bone and New York, we specialize in Certified Angus Beef grain-fed from the Mid-West. We also highlight dry-aged steaks, Japanese wagyu, tasting menu and an extensive wine list. Please visit us at to learn about our company.

We are seeking candidates for all FOH positions: Front Waiters, Back Waiters, Food Runners, Hosts, Bartenders, Expediters, Baristas and Glass/Silver Polishers.

Ideal candidates will be experienced in fine dining, detail-oriented, organized, professional, genuine and guest-focused. We are seeking staff who possess a strong work ethic, can multi-task effectively, work well under pressure and who have a keen eye for detail. Open availability, which includes night and weekends, is required.

Front Waiter:
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2 years fine-dining experience along with a strong knowledge of food, wine, cocktails and beer. Sommelier certification or other professional beverage certifications are preferred.

Candidates must have a strong knowledge of wine, cocktails, beer and beverages in addition to solid food knowledge. Minimum of 1 year fine-dining experience is ideal along with the ability to work well independently and with others, excellent communication skills and organizational skills.

Food Runner:
Responsible for supporting the FOH and Kitchen teams to ensure smooth dining room operations by presenting food to guests in a timely manner and with proper descriptions. Strong food knowledge, memorization skills, quick thinking, a sense of urgency and motivation are key.

Candidates will be well-versed in coffee, tea and espresso beverages. This position requires a strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. Strong detail-orientation, sound communication skills, maintenance of a clean work area and accuracy are a priority.

Glassware/Silverware Polisher:
This role supports the FOH and BOH staff by maintaining spotless glassware and silverware and assisting with bread service. Professional demeanor, warm personality and a sense of urgency are required.

Please send emails to the address above with the position desired stated in the subject line along with a cover letter and resume in the body of your email (no attachments please).
We look forward to meeting you!

Wine Director Andy Brady

Jul 18 2015
Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena Tent Sale @ttvpasadena #tentsale

Behind the store (Pavilion’s Parking Lot) with 100’s of items 50-75% OFF.

20% OFF The Peace Exchange – Sustainable Fair Trade items made by women in the DR Congo.

Celebrating 9 years in #Pasadena! #TentSale


‪#‎TentSale‬ items have arrived. It’s our anniversary and we are celebrating with 400+ items 50-75% OFF. It’s our biggest sale ever! Tomorrow through Sunday.

567 S. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101


Jul 18 2015
Extra 30% OFF all local offers at with code LOCAL30 @getncrowd

Saturday, 7/18 – Sunday, 7/19, nCrowd is giving an EXTRA 30% OFF ALL LOCAL OFFERS with code LOCAL30.

7/18-19: Extra 30% OFF all local offers at with code LOCAL30

Jul 17 2015
Windows 10 Released July 29, 2015 Download Updates Retail USB Purchase

Windows 10 Released July 29, 2015 Download Updates USB Purchase

Updates will be automatic, apparently you will not be able to opt out of updates.

Windows 10 will be the “last” operating system released by Microsoft, all updates will be done to Windows 10. That should be very interesting, because even Apple tries to keep using the version 10, but will eventually move to 11, or at least that is the thought. Does this mean that Microsoft as finally caught up with Apple? Windows 10 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Even the iOS for iPhones has been incremented on a regular schedule.

Faster? Word is that Microsoft’s new Edge browser is 112% faster than Google Chrome, this is fast!

Amazon now has a pre-order for Windows 10 Home and Pro. Shipping is expected August 30, 2015.   Other versions are available, but if you want to take advantage of the free upgrade and you own Windows 7 or 8 you can get more info on this Amazon page.

With the free upgrade from Microsoft, if you own Windows 8.1 Pro your upgrade will be to the comparable Windows 10 Pro.

Buyer / upgrader beware, if you do take advantage of the “free” upgrade after the one year is over it will cost you $119 to continue to run Windows 10, or $199 to upgrade to Professional.

More to follow.



Jul 17 2015
National Night Out! Aug. 4, 2015 Pasadena Police @PasPD_News @PPDChiefSanchez

It is that time of the year again for National Night Out. The date this year is Tuesday, August 4, 2015. The Community Service section is starting to work on helping you organize your event whether it is a block party involving the whole street or a party on one’s own property.

National Night Out always has a kick off location. I am happy to announce that the kick off will be at 5:00pm at 400 Block Bella Vista. It will be the meeting place for the Pasadena Police Department, then they will head to as many Block parties that they can and your area rep will be at your locations.

To contact your community Service Officer please see below;

For Area 1 or Area 4 contact Kathleen “Kitty” Johnson at 626 744 7650 or [email protected]
For Area 2 contact Hilda Jurado at 626 744 7659 or [email protected]
For Area 3 and Area 5 contact Karla Kauhola at 626 744 7657 or [email protected]

If you are uncertain of your service area, please call any one of the numbers above and we will advise. Look forward to meeting you all on Aug. 5th!!!

Jul 16 2015
Staples 10 – Ream Case of Paper for under $5

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Rebate qualifies for up to 2x cases, so additional case may be added to order for $9.99 after $44 rebate. To view rebate, click here and search 15-26265

Jul 16 2015
AT&T Fiber – Internet Outage in Burbank, CA July 16, 2015 #att @attcares

AT&T Fiber – Internet Outage in Burbank, CA July 16, 2015

Update 10am July 17, 2015 – Appears most if not all services have been restored. Crews are still on scene at Victory Place and Empire at the Empire Center monitoring and testing services. Apparently 911 services had experienced outages with the cut.

Update: 7pm, several work crews spotted at Empire and San Fernando, working and staging with large equipment trucks and satellite trucks apparently working on this outage. Note that LBI, Liberman Broadcasting is located at the corner of Empire and San Fernando, near the Empire shopping center.

In case you are wondering at approx 10:30am on July 16, 2015 a major cable cut occurred in the city of Burbank, CA.

Details are unclear but the area affected is near the Burbank Airport to the 5 Freeway.

There are reports that the outage was caused by construction at the 5 Freeway expansion.

There are several businesses/companies in the general area reporting outages.

If you’re in Burbank & have no internet, it’s because someone at cut the fiber just north of the 5. Up to 12 hours to repair.

Update on our Burbank office: AT&T says issue affecting 1000s of customers in Burbank Area. There is still no estimated time of resolution.

Basic analog phone service, T1, Fiber, U-Verse all appear to be affected. The estimated time to repair is being estimated to 4pm, Friday July 7, 2015.


We hope it is repaired sooner, but that is what we have been told.


If you have more details please share.


Here’s an email from Logix Bank in Burbank on Hollywood Way.

Dear (customer),

We are aware that some members are experiencing difficulty accessing our public website, online banking, mobile banking, and our Contact Center. This is due to a fiber optic cable severed during construction work on the nearby I-5 freeway. All available resources are working on a solution to this issue. Please be assured that no member account information is at risk as a result of this outage.

If you have an immediate need to speak with a Logix representative, please call (818) 565-3090.

We will post updates as they become available on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and membership.


Dave Styler, CEO
[email protected]



Jul 15 2015
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce – Chili Grinding Season 2015 Tour Factory Events, HUY FONG FOODS, INC.

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce – Chili Grinding Season 2015 Tour Factory Events, HUY FONG FOODS, INC.CHILI GRINDING SEASON 2015

Thought last years open house was spicy? We’re heating things up this year! Please join us in celebrating Chili Grinding Season 2015!

Sign up now for the tours.  Spaces are filling up quickly.


See the complete production on how our popular Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is made, from Pepper delivery and grinding to delicious sauce.

* New Sriracha snack sampling     *Complimentary 9oz Sriracha Sauce 

                              *Complimentary T-shirt                          (While supplies last)

Due to parking space limitations, we can only provide 1 parking pass per sign up. There is no maximum on number of people in your sign up, so long as they fit in your 1 car allowed. If you sign up for more than 1 your reservation will be canceled.

Please be aware that in case of rain, we would not be receiving chili peppers, and therefore you would need to reschedule your tour time.  Please check your emails continuously for updates, changes or cancelations.


(Subject to change without notice)

September 26th HFF + American Red Cross = Blood Drive. Click link to register to donate *Sponsor Code Huyfong

LOCATION: 4800 Azusa Canyon Rd. Irwindale, CA 91706

Jul 15 2015
California Hot Sauce Expo 2015 Long Beach, CA @cahotsauceexpo

General Admission

General Admission includes fiery samples from the exclusive hot sauce vendors, access to all staged eating competitions, Guinness Book of World Records Reaper Eating Challenge and many other entertaining events fun for all of your friends and family. Enjoy the best food vendors serving up their finest spicy creations with plenty of beverages to cool you down.

Craft Brew Package

The Craft Brew Package is a LIMITED TICKET that includes 1 General Admission for either Saturday or Sunday. Separate entrance for easy access into the venue. All access for the main stage competitions, 5 commemorative California Expo Drink Tokens that can be redeemed at the main bar. Included: Bottle of High River Sauces & CA Hot Sauce Expo T-Shirt

Ultimate Fiery VIP Package

Exclusive to only 100 tickets sold for each day! VIP ticket holders will have an exclusive area where they can break away from all of the spicy action to cool down and enjoy complimentary cocktail tastings, food pairing samples and our favorite craft beers.

2015 CA Hot Sauce Expo Vendors

This is a list of vendors.

FREE Hot Sauce tastings from all the vendors.

Showcasing the BEST Hot Sauce Companies from California, the United States and our friends at Culley’s from New Zealand. The Spiciest Party on the West Coast!!!

Jul 14 2015
Panel discussion at the Skirball – “Turn Your Radio On: Bill Graham and the Rise of FM Radio”

Visitors to the Skirball Cultural Center on Sunday, July 26, have a unique opportunity to recall the tumultuous rise of FM radio as told by pioneers in the field, including Raechel Donahue, Ben Fong-Torres, and Bonnie Simmons. Moderated by KPCC’s Alex Cohen.

The explosion of rock concerts in the ’60s coincided with the rise of FM radio. As radio DJs experimented with this new format—dubbed “freeform”—they were instrumental in the promotion of Bill Graham’s famed concerts. Cohen, Graham’s goddaughter, facilitates this discussion with Donahue (KSAN, KMET, KROQ, and KIIS), Fong-Torres (KSAN and rock journalist), and Simmons (KSAN and executive director of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation). Reserve tickets in advance or purchase at the door. For more information, visit the Skirball site.


Jul 14 2015
Amazon Prime Day July 15, 2015 – Better Than Black Friday Sales #happyprimeday @amazon

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on July 15, 2015, with more deals than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more.

Enjoy Amazon Prime

Check out the deals starting at midnight.
Watch the Prime Day Deals here.

What is Prime Day?
More deals than Black Friday, exclusive for Prime members.

Same Day Delivery!

Get it today in 14 metro areas

Prime shipping is now even faster on a huge selection of items – get the stuff you need, the stuff you want, and everything else, in 14 metro areas nationwide.
Check the zip code where you want to ship your items below.

Held in honor of the e-commerce company’s 20th anniversary.

Walmart and Best Buy also have rival sales planned.

Best Buy has a sale planned for July 24-25, 2015.

Jul 13 2015
Gourmetzia™ is the international food and beverage lovers expo @Gourmetzia

Gourmetzia™ is the international food and beverage lovers expo. DISCOVER· SAMPLE· INDULGE ·BUY · REPEAT. August 29-30,’15. Have a Delicious Day™


12pm – 6pm
Tickets include access to
the BeautyVia section

12pm – 6pm
     Tickets include access to
the BeautyVia section

Casual Attire | Indoor | Walk-Around Tastings

Tickets are $30 per day.

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AUGUST 29 and 30


4570 Van Nuys Bvld #316

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Jul 13 2015
Apple iOS 9 Beta Available for Public Download Installation Guide

Apple iOS 9 Beta Available for Public Download Installation Guide

1. You will need to setup a profile

2. You can then go to the profile link on your device to download the beta iOS 9

3. Be sure to do a backup prior to download and install


Jul 13 2015
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 – iPad Mini Killler? $200 @bestbuy

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 – iPad Mini Killler?

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is now available at Best Buy for $200.

The price point is great. How is the product? Reviews so far are good.

The specs are fairly impressive:

8″ screen with IPS technology and 2048 x 1536 resolution

Clear, bright 2K resolution for watching movies, surfing the Web, reading books and more.

Android operating system

Productivity and entertainment at your fingertips. Download apps, games, movies, music and eBooks from Google Play. Cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all Android devices.

32GB internal storage plus microSD slot

Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more. Expand storage up to 128GB with a microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC card (sold separately).

Quad-core processor

The right combination of fast performance and power efficiency. It allows rapid multitasking, delivers smooth response and unleashes stunning graphics.

Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat

2.0MP front camera and 5.0MP rear camera.

Jul 12 2015
Beckham Grill and Bar in Old Pasadena Closing August 8, 2015

Pasadena based Beckham Grill and Bar in Old Pasadena Closing August 8, 2015

A developer bought out the land that Beckham sits on and plans to build 201 apartment units with 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

Jul 12 2015
Chupacabra Coffee – Mexican Coffee from Puebla Mexico @ChupacabraRoast #lafoodfest

Specialty Coffee from Puebla Mexico now available in the US. The Puebla region is the fourth largest coffee region in Mexico and the eighth largest in the world. A fact many are not aware of.

 GROWN IN PUEBLA, MEXICO – Grown by Indigenous farmers, families and producers.
 FINEST MOUNTAIN GROWN ARABICA COFFEE – An authentic Mexican blend grown at the perfect range.
 100% ARABICA COFFEE – Arabica Coffee is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, being grown in southwest Ethiopia for well over 1,000 years.
 THE TASTE – A full flavored and balanced coffee, medium-roasted with a chocolaty, smooth finish.


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Jul 12 2015
LA Sriracha Racha Premium Hot Sauce – Mexican Sriracha #lafoodfest @LACulinaryInc

LA Sriracha Racha Premium Hot Sauce #lafoodfest @LACulinaryInc

We had the opportunity to try this special sauce at the LA Street Food Festival.  Very unique flavor.

You can order LA Sriracha Racha  Hot Sauce for $2.99. Using coupon code “iheartsauce” here.

Inspired by all the cultural influences through growing up in southern California, La Sriracha Macha was made for the people and by the people of Los Angeles. It is the taste of what makes L.A. so diverse yet unified. Great on pizza, curry, pho, hamburgers, noodles, soups, chicken, BBQ, rice, tacos, sopes, burritos, hot dogs, and more!




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