Monthly Archives: February 2016
Feb 15 2016
Tomatomania 2016 @tomatomania

Tomatomania’s Proposed Schedule for 2016

More info, directions etc, will be available here soon – and double check this site prior to events to make sure nothing has changed. See you soon!

March 4 – 6: Rogers Gardens, (Corona Del Mar)

March 12: Pop Up! (Highland Park)

March 12 -13: The Water Conservation Garden (El Cajon)

March 18 – 20: Tapia Brothers, Encino (Los Angeles) CA

March 22: (Tues) Hancock Park Garden Club (Los Angeles)

March 30: (Wed) Surfas Culinary District (Culver City)

April 2,: Ojai – Ojai Valley School SAT only – Farm Raiser Pick up & Event

April 1 – 3: Descanso Gardens – (La Canada/Flintridge)

April 6: (Wed) Los Angeles Arboretum Class and Sale

April 8-9: Otto & Sons, (Fillmore)

April 9: Encinitas School Lab, (Encinitas) SAT only Farm Raiser Pick up & Event

April 23-24: Cornerstone Gardens (Sonoma)

April 30: Trione Winery,(Geyserville)

Designing gardens and producing Tomatomania, the world’s largest (and most fun) tomato seedling sale. Check out our app

Feb 15 2016
Artisanal LA’s 6th Annual Spring Show 2016 #artisanalLA #showmuchfun @ArtisanalLA


Artisanal LA’s 6th Annual Spring Show

returns to downtown LA’s The Reef

SATURDAY & SUNDAY  /  APRIL 9-10  / 11a-6p 

1933 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Artisanal LA Spring Show / April 9-10 / DTLA The Reef

Grab a friend, celebrate LA’s glorious Spring and get a jump on Mother’s Day shopping whille meeting and supporting local food artisans, crafters and makers, and do a little making and crafting of your own.

Eat, shop, learn and build community at Artisanal LA’s 6th Annual Spring Show.

What to Expect…
Makers + Crafters + Artisans + Chefs
Shopping + Tasting + DIY + Workshops
Spring Garden Area + Pop-Up Urban Farm + Even Goats (!)
Panels + Demos + Giveaways + Free Drinks
Coffee + Café + Lounge
Patio Truck Stop + Mobile Vendors 
Local Artists + More!

For up to the minute event news, including workshop, demo and DIY schedules, plus a complete list of our Spring Show makers, and more, be sure to download the Artisanal LA app on itunes HERE.


Buy Tickets Here


Feb 12 2016
Tom’s Famous Pasadena Location Opening @TomsFamous

Tom’s Famous Pasadena Location Opening
More details to follow, but this location is getting close to opening, perhaps only a few weeks away or maybe less.

Tom’s #31
1130 E Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Feb 11 2016
Amazon Business Special Offers and more

Amazon Business Special Offers and more

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– FREE two day shopping on orders of $49 or more
– Exclusive price discounts
– Tax-exempt purchasing
– Purchasing system integration
– Prime and Amazon Business work together
– Shared payment methods
– Order approval workflows
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Take a tour and create a free account.

Feb 10 2016
Carmela Ice Cream Opening TOMORROW in Woodland Hills! @CarmelaIceCream

Carmela Ice Cream is opening a location in Woodland Hills tomorrow!

Worked with architect Ana Henton on the design of the space.

To celebrate the opening they are offering FREE mini scoops from 11am – 5pm on Saturday, February 13th.

Don’t forget to tell your friends!

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Carmela Ice Cream

5301 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Feb 8 2016
Beyoncé Formation World Tour at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium May 14, 2016 @beyonce

Beyoncé Formation World Tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium

The Rose Bowl Stadium is proud to announce that we will be hosting
Beyoncé: The Formation World Tour on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Rose Bowl Premium Seat Holders will have the first option to purchase through a presale beginning tomorrow, February 9 at 10AM through
Friday, February 12 at 5PM. Premium Seating will open to the general public starting Friday, February 16 at 10AM.

The Formation World Tour is Beyoncé’s first solo tour since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. The sold-out tour spanning two years and five continents thrilled nearly two million fans and was hailed by critics worldwide.

Rose Bowl Premium Seating includes luxury upscale amenities in the Terry Donahue Pavilion. Club Seats, Loge Boxes and Luxury suites will be available, all of which include complimentary upscale food provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering and Legends Hospitality, access to climate-controlled club lounges, larger cushioned seats and complimentary VIP parking. The only way to purchase premium seating for this event is through the Rose Bowl Premium Seating office.

To purchase premium seating for this event or for more information on becoming a Rose Bowl Premium Seat Holder please call the Rose Bowl Premium Seating office at 626.585.6800 or log on to today!

Tickets on Ticketmaster.

Feb 8 2016
National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO April 30-May 1, 2016 Discount Tickets @CeliacDotOrg

CDF’s National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO: Save the date for Celiac Disease Foundation’s National Conference & GlutenFree EXPO April 30-May 1, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center in California. Join us at the country’s foremost Conference on celiac disease where internationally-reknowned scientists, thought-leaders, and researchers present the powerful progress being made in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Register for the Conference and EXPO today! Read more

For discount tickets visit groupon and save 50% on tickets here.

  • $11 for one ticket to the Gluten-Free Expo ($20 value)
  • $20 for two tickets to the Gluten-Free Expo ($40 value)
  • $40 for four tickets to the Gluten-Free Expo ($80 value)


Feb 8 2016
Steve Mermell Appointed Interim Pasadena City Manager Feb 8, 2016 – Bob Murray Associates Search Firm for Permanent Candidate

Steve Mermell Appointed Interim Pasadena City Manager Feb 8, 2016 – Bob Murray Associates Search Firm for Permanent Candidate Search


Bob Murray has been selected as a search firm for $35,000 budget approved to search for a permanent City Manager for Pasadena. This is a listing of positions open and that Bob Murray looking to fill.

Mr. Mermell earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University-Northridge. He has been a Pasadena city employee since 1989, working his way up the ranks from an administrative analyst at Pasadena Water and Power. In the Finance Department, he served as purchasing administrator, budget administrator and deputy director of finance before achieving his current position of assistant city manager.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel, and two sons.

Four firms had been interviewed and Bob Murray was selected and brought to the council.
Dr. Jay Burger for Glendale.

Bob Murray is the same firm that found Michael Beck for whatever that is worth.

Councilman Kennedy mentioned Dr. Jay Berger search firm from Glendale should be considered. But apparently there was no proposal provided.

Firms responded to the RFP with no restrictions.

For those wanting to provide input into can go online.

Feb 4 2016
Natural Agriculture Conference 2016 Pasadena Free Feb 21, 2016 @shumeiintl

Creating a Wholesome Community

February 21, 2016

A Free Event

Shumei America

2430 East Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 584-8841

map and directions

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

For consumers, gardeners

and farmers alike.

Free lectures, presentations,

and music.

For sale are Healthy and delicious lunch items,  Natural Agriculture foods, snacks, beverages, and publications.

Welcome to this wholesome community!

The Japanese naturalist and philosopher, Mokichi Okada, developed Natural Agriculture in the 1930s as an approach to agriculture in which the natural capacity and wisdom of nature is respected.

Natural Agriculture is more than a system of food production and gathering – it is a way of life.

Nature can teach us everything.

Learn more at

Sunday, February 21, 2016



9:30        Reception/Registration Opens

Morning Lectures
10:00      Welcome to the Conference   Introduction by Sensei Eugene Imai  (15 Minutes)
10:15      “What is Natural Agriculture?”   Presentation by Alice Cunningham  (45 Minutes)
11:00      “Creating a Wholesome Community”  Presentation by Don Lewis  (60 Minutes)

12:00      Lunch, Market, and Music  (90 Minutes)  

Try an assortment of Natural Agriculture lunch items such as, Japanese rice balls, miso soup, hot chili soup, Chinese fried noodles, tofu, bread, salad, cookies, coffee, teas, etc.

Afternoon Discussion, Class, and Workshop
1:30       Panel Discussion / Q&A   (90 Minutes)

Scott Park, Harold Wilken, Bernie Ehnes, Don Lewis, Alice Cunningham, Roy Gibbon

3:00       Raffle Drawing

3:30       Cooking Class / Gardening Workshop  –  Your Choice  (60 Minutes)     


Be a part of this wholesome community Sunday, February 21, 2016


Sponsors and Partners

Shumei America –

Wholesome Essence –

Farms and Gardens

Hollywood garden

Crestone farm

Santa Cruz farm

Partnership Farms

Back 40 Organic Ltd.

Park Farming Organics

Independent Farms

Legacy farm

Powicana farm

Home Gardens

Hopewell Junction, New York



Feb 3 2016
The Pizza Press Grand Opening Pizza Giveaway @thepizzapress #PizzaPress #GreatPizzaGiveaway
Official Grand Opening
 Thursday February 4, 2016
Hours: 12:00pm-12:00am
Click Here for your Great Pizza Giveaway Voucher!
To redeem your free pizza, download the voucher included in this email and print it out and present it at the register at The Pizza Press Pasadena on Thursday, February 4, 2016!
We’ll also have a selection of 20 craft beers on tap (and more available in bottles), salads, desserts and more available for purchase on this joyous occasion!
See you on Thursday!

– Your Friends at The Pizza Press in Pasadena
(p.s. – You must present a printed voucher to redeem for your free pizza on our grand opening! Don’t forget!)

Follow The Pizza Press Online!
Tag us Online! #PizzaPress #GreatPizzaGiveaway

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