Monthly Archives: August 2015
Aug 26 2015
South Lake Business Association 7th Annual “Taste of South Lake” October 10, 2015 @SouthLakeAvenue @626food #pasadena


October 10th | 11:00am5:00pm

On Saturday, October 10th, the South Lake Business Association will present the 7th Annual “Taste of South Lake”, Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration! Guests can enjoy mouth-watering offerings from over 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands, a vendor village and more!

This free outdoor festival will be held at the Corporate Center Pasadena located at 251 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena.

For more information, please visit Taste of South Lake 2015.


Taste of South Lake is Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration!  Guests can enjoy mouth-watering offerings from over 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands, a vendor village and more!

This FREE outdoor festival will be held at the Corporate Center Pasadena located at 251 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena (view map!) and offers:



  • 11:00amDJ GRANT OWENS from We Found New Music
  • 12:00pmATTIC EMPIRE – 7 piece space funk musical collective
  • 1:00pmFREEDOM FRY –  Unique 60′s inspired folk/pop sound
  • 2:00pm: RUN RIVER NORTH – Korean-American indie folk rock band
  • 3:00pmTHE COLOURIST – Acclaimed American rock band
  • 4:00pm: THE BIRD AND THE BEELA Times calls “a breezy collection of stylish, pop tunes”
  • Spinning between sets: DJ GRANT OWENS from We Found New Music


  • Details coming soon!





Aug 25 2015
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Aug 24 2015
Cross Campus DTLA Downtown Los Angeles Opening 2016 @crosscampusla #DTLA #coworking

Coming Soon!
Opening in early 2016

Cross Campus DTLA is centrally located across the street from the 7th & Grand Metro station and just a block off of restaurant row. The 33,000 square-foot campus with its twenty-foot, floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows and “California modern” design brings a bright, productive environment to Downtown. Powered by all of the same business resources as our other locations, and some new amenities we’re excited to introduce, Cross Campus is the home of creative professionals who want to work and play in DTLA.


  • Enterprise level fiber connectivity
  • Pet friendly membership
  • Onsite valet parking
  • Bike storage
  • Showers and rejuvenation room
  • Business resources and networking events


Dylan Steinman


800 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(310) 395-3500

Aug 23 2015
Is Pasadena a perfect city for Vertical Gardening? #food #veritcalgarden @aerofarms

Is Pasadena a perfect city for Vertical Gardening? has a story about the possibility of making the newly renovated AT&T building a site with vertical gardens.
With Fleming’s Steakhouse announcing their opening a location at the AT&T building and new tenants moving in, does a vertical garden here make sense?
While there are vertical gardens in many locations, and there are personal variations of vertical gardens, one on the mass scale to feed dozens if not hundreds of people are not yet proven.
Headlines like these will help to stimulate the discussion further, much like solar, and other new technologies.
Singapore Grows the World’s Largest Vertical Garden

But are micro farms the real answer? We are facing some real challenges when it comes to our food sourcing, production, packaging and transportation, the offset of commercial large scale farming operations make it difficult for small scale farmers to compete. It comes down to cost and values to consumers as to what consumers will pay for products.

If like solar and EV the government provided incentives then perhaps large scan vertical farming would take off even faster. Otherwise if left to capitalism the cost will have to be reduced to compete with traditional methods and that would is less likely.

There are some large scale vertical farming operations making headway, but what they grow is limited.
AeroFarms in New Jersey for example has one of the largest commercial farming operations.

Aug 23 2015
Market on Holly Pasadena Closed #626food

Market on Holly Pasadena Closed

While there are little details we do know that Market on Holly has been closed for approximately 2 months.
The windows are covered and no further details are available.
Interesting is that the website is still running.
We understand that the business changed hands recently and that changes had been made to attempt to improve business, but apparently it was not enough.
We hope to see a new business open here.

Address: 57 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone:(626) 460-8412

Aug 23 2015
Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle Road Trip Gone Bad @nissanelectric @nissanleafhelp

We took a Nissan Leaf hundreds of miles through some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, and discovered plenty of the challenges facing EV drivers along the way.

Here’s another story of a LEAF driver’s trip going bad.

Not to mention that Nissan has done a disservice to owners by playing games with the battery issues. Nissan is trying to recoup their investment in EV on the backs of unsuspecting owners and buyers.
Lease if possible and don’t buy a Nissan LEAF if you can avoid it.
As an early adopter 2011 LEAF with 9 bars of capacity, Nissan refuses to replace batteries although the batteries are at less than 60% of their original capacity measured by “range”.

Aug 22 2015
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Aug 20 2015
Samsung Offers iPhone Users a Test Drive of New Phones for $1

Samsung Offers iPhone Users a Test Drive of New Phones for $1

Samsung Ultimate Test Drive

Test Drive one of our latest Galaxy smartphones on your current carrier for 30 days with no obligation for just $1. After that, simply return it. Or, if the phone feels right for you, go ahead and upgrade.

You have to signup from your iPhone in order to take advantage of the promotion.

We don’t know what the phones cost if you decide to keep it.

Click here to sign up for the Samsung Ultimate Test Drive here

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Aug 19 2015
2016 Nissan LEAF to Feature 110 Mile Range Larger Battery @nissan #nissanleaf

If you bought a Nissan LEAF in 2011 to 2015 you are noticing the battery capacity is reduced year by year.

There are rumors that Nissan is releasing a 110 mile range version of the LEAF, that as battery capacity drops will probably be in the 50-60 mile range.  This is being realistic as Nissan has been sued twice at least for misrepresentation claims and has lost.

If you bought a 2011 Nissan LEAF you are certainly not getting the range you once got, that’s a guarantee, not Nissan is attempting to not cannibalize 2015-2016 sales by keep the new model of the Nissan under wrap as long as possible and perspective buys will either avoid the LEAF or wait for the new model.

It is interesting to note that Nissan LEAF sales having been declining as BMW, Tesla, Volt have been increasing. In many markets the BMW and Tesla surpass the sales of Nissan LEAF.

Next month there is an Elective Drive Week, where you can see the vehicles that consumers are buying.

Having purchased a LEAF and been burned by the questionable advertising tactics of Nissan, and having trying to reason with representatives of Nissan and hitting a brick wall, does not speak highly for anyone else interested in purchasing a Nissan LEAF or any other Nissan product.

The recommendation if you insist on buying a Nissan LEAF is to wait, and lease not purchase as no matter how you look at it, the LEAF batteries will have to be replaced.

Source: Andy Mohr Avon Nissan

2016 Nissan Leaf Changes

While there are many features that make the Leaf a popular vehicle, there is one thing it’s known for above all else: its battery. The 2016 Nissan Leaf redesign will bring a first to the electric car: your choice of two different batteries.

  • The standard Leaf will come with the same battery as the 2015 model, featuring an EPA-estimated driving range of 84 miles.
  • Drivers of higher trim levels will enjoy a battery with as much as 25% increased capacity, delivering a driving range of as much as 110 miles.

The majority of electric cars only feature one battery option, and by providing drivers with their choice of a lower capacity battery if they don’t intend to drive long distances, the new Leaf can find a home in even more garages.

Aug 18 2015
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Coming to Pasadena @Flemings @626food #pasadena

Fleming’s Steakhouse has long been rumored to be looking for a space in Pasadena, most recently it was suspected to be opening in the South Lake Ave  Business District, and now it looks to be in the Old Pasadena.

Here’s the Notice of Public Hearing posted for conditional use permit #6337.

The applicant for the property, EBI Consulting for Bloomin’ Brands.

The location is 6,800 sq ft.

More to follow, but we imagine the location will be on the ground floor, but it could be on the Penthouse.

The proposed location at
177 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA  91101

Would put it inside the AT&T building, which has been transformed into a new “technology” center, with rumors of new tenants moving in. The view form the penthouse is amazing.

If you are interested in learning more, attend the public hearing on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6pm.

Hale Building Permit Center Hearing Room. 175 N. Garfield Ave.

There are a several Fleming’s in the Los Angeles area. Pasadena is a perfect choice for expansion.

California:Beverly HillsEl SegundoFresnoLa JollaLos Angeles/L.A. LIVENewport BeachPalo AltoRancho CucamongaRancho MirageSan DiegoWalnut CreekWoodland Hills



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