Monthly Archives: May 2016
May 31 2016
Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries Pick Your Own Picking Los Angeles Ventura 2016 @UnderwoodFarms #blueberrypicking


If you enjoy picking your own fruit and vegetables, you will enjoy picking blueberries. Underwood Family Farms with two locations, Somis offers pick your own blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and other berries, with no fee to enter.

Moorpark offers more variety but gets busy and charges a fee to enter.
Visit us in Somis & Moorpark or a local Farmers’ Market. We have U-Pick, Birthday Parties, School Tours, Fresh Produce, Gift Baskets & a Fall Harvest Festival.

3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark , CA 93021
(805) 529-3690
Get Directions
· Pick-Your-Own Berries

5696 East Los Angeles Ave
Somis, CA 93066
(805) 386-4660
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

  • Berry Trail
  • Free Admission & Parking
  • 1lb & 2 lb Containers Provided
  • Priced by the Pound –
    Strawberries – $1.99/lb (March – August)
    Blueberries – $3.99/lb (End of April – mid-June)
    Raspberries -$3.99/lb (May – November)
    Blackberries -$2.99/lb  (June – December)

· Get Directions
· PYO Berries

There’s another option for blueberry picking in Santa Barbara Blueberries at Retoration Oaks Ranch, which is off the 101 near Gaviota.
These pictures are from 2011.
1980 US Highway 101
Gaviota, CA 93117
Hours of Operation
During Season 10:00-6:00
UPick closes at 5:30 P.M.

May 31 2016
Caltech Sues Apple and Broadcom Over Wi-Fi Patent Infringement

Caltech( California Institute of Technology) has filed a lawsuit against Apple and Broadcom over WiFi patents.  The WiFi technology is used in many of the Apple products including the iPhone 5

Is Caltech taking the que from University of Wisconson, Madison, having won a $200 million patent infringement case against Apple? Perhaps.  Caltech claims the violation of four patents by Apple and Broadcom.

The protocols manage encoding and decoding circuitry to enable faster data transmission in the 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards, that incorporate these IRA/LDPC encoders and/or decoders and thereby infringe upon the four asserted patents in question

Now it is up to Apple and Broadcom to provide proof or perhaps they will settle?

Apple uses Broadcom chips in the Apple Watch, iPhones, and iPads, as well as its line of Macs that support 802.11ac, including the MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and iMac.

The lawsuit could halt the sale of many Apple products.

The asserted patents include U.S. Patent No. 7,116,710, U.S. Patent No. 7,421,032, U.S. Patent No. 7,916,781, and U.S. Patent No. 8,284,833.

May 31 2016
Jacobs Engineering Group Moving Headquarters from Pasadena to Dallas @pasadenagov

Pasadena based Jacobs Engineering Group is making plans to move its headquarters to downtown Dallas, TX.  This is a huge win for Dallas and huge blow to Pasadena, CA.

Jacobs has approx 64,000 employees around the world with 250 offices.

Jacobs has a new CEO Steven Demetriou who worked for Irving based Exxon/Mobil.

Jacobs is publicly traded and a Fortune 500 company and would make it one of the top 10 companies in Dallas.

It is unclear if Jacobs would retain any offices in Pasadena.

Jacobs Engineering Group, traded at over $50 a share making its market cap $6.20 billion. With revenues over $12 billion. has more details.


May 31 2016
HUY FONG FOODS, INC. 3rd Annual Chili Grinding Open House #36SaucinYears @huyfongfoods



open house flyer 2016

Hello Sriracha Friend:

Beginning on June 1, 2016, the registration page for our 3rd  Annual Chili Grinding Open House event will be opened for your reservations at our website: .

Our registration page will display all the dates on the four Saturday Open Houses as well as the times slots available.  The first Open House will commence on the first Saturday of September after Labor Day.

During this period, we will still be offering our weekday tours but availability will be limited and the chili grinding process would be restricted to viewing.  Since we expect reservations to reach full capacity again this year, we highly recommend that you register early.  As a reminder, we are registering by vehicle and not per person (although we also need this information).   We have a new item that we will be giving away this year, along with the t-shirt and hot sauce.  We are confident that this year will be better and HOTTER than ever!

**Please check your emails continuously for updates, changes, or cancellation due to rain or other unforeseeable circumstances.**

Check out our Yelp account for reviews about our past chili grinding events

SEE You there!   #36SaucinYears

Thank you!
Huy Fong Foods Inc.

HUY FONG FOODS, INC. : Tour Contact
4800 Azusa Canyon Rd.
Irwindale Ca 91706

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May 25 2016
Annapoorna Grill South Indian Veg and Non Vegetarian Restaurant in Pasadena @Annapurnagrill

Annapoorna Grill

Annapoorna Grill

First South Indian Veg and Non Vegetarian Restaurant in Pasadena

929 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106

Phone (626) 584-1111

May 25 2016
Facebook For Business Feature to Use Facebook as Business Gone May 2016

Facebook has managed to make using Facebook as a business very difficult. In the past Facebook made it difficult to create an account that you would login to manage a business account, so you would use your personal account to create the business page.

Some videos are available that show that using the new interface is easy, but it makes no sense the way the new system is done.

Why would Facebook remove something that made sense? Probably some back-end issue.  There are a lot of confused people trying to figure out what happened, but this is not very intuitive to have to select each post and like it as a different user, as opposed to just selecting to login as a business page.

Hopefully Facebook will see the flaw of this and have some variation of this put back, so businesses can use their pages and create and interact with content.

Here’s a video:


May 25 2016
LinkedIn Notice of Data Breach

LinkedIn –

LinkedIn Legal [email protected]

Notice of Data Breach

You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving LinkedIn. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, what information was involved, and the steps we are taking to help protect you.

What Happened?

On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk. These were accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach.

What Information Was Involved?

Member email addresses, hashed passwords, and LinkedIn member IDs (an internal identifier LinkedIn assigns to each member profile) from 2012.

What We Are Doing

We invalidated passwords of all LinkedIn accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach. In addition, we are using automated tools to attempt to identify and block any suspicious activity that might occur on LinkedIn accounts. We are also actively engaging with law enforcement authorities.

LinkedIn has taken significant steps to strengthen account security since 2012. For example, we now use salted hashes to store passwords and enable additional account security by offering our members the option to use two-step verification.

What You Can Do

We have several dedicated teams working diligently to ensure that the information members entrust to LinkedIn remains secure. While we do all we can, we always suggest that our members visit our Safety Center to learn about enabling two-step verification, and implementing strong passwords in order to keep their accounts as safe as possible. We recommend that you regularly change your LinkedIn password and if you use the same or similar passwords on other online services, we recommend you set new passwords on those accounts as well.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Trust & Safety team at [email protected] To learn more visit our official blog.

May 25 2016
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May 25 2016
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May 24 2016
Charter Communications Voice Services Review 2016 @charter @chartercom

If you are signing up for Charter voice services, be prepared for a wide variety of issues.

Ranging from not being able to receive calls, to voicemail alerts not working, to receiving duplicate voicemail alerts.

Charter voice is not integrated into the mobile app.

Charter does not work Nomorobo.

Charter only allows users to block 13 numbers! Yes only 13 numbers can be blocked.

“We are sorry your call cannot be completed at this time, please hangup and try your call again later” – this is the current state of my home phone, no service, when someone calls the number this is what they hear.

Also be prepared for the customer reps to tell you about free features you are getting. Perhaps they don’t see you are paying for them, monthly or maybe they have to say they are free now, because they will be charging for them later.

Charter has a history of reinventing itself, from having filed chapter 11 and wiping out stockholders value holdings.

I just signed up with Charter for home internet and phone service and so far the internet seems better than AT&T, but the phone services are inferior to AT&T in terms of features and reliability. Next step may be to cancel the home phone as appears to be the case these days that most people rely on their mobile phones.

Charter will only have me paying for internet service, because they cannot seem to get their act together on the voice services side.

Current Charter Communication CEO:

Charter has had somewhat of a checkered past as stockholders in the previous incarnations they basically got screwed.

Charter CEO Neil Smit leaving for rival Comcast

It seems that AT&T did not oppose the acquisition of Time Warner by Charter because it was under scrutiny itself for the multi billion dollar acquisition of DirecTV.  Obviously AT&T did not want to jeopardize this transaction.  AT&T is currently working to move U-Verse customers to DirecTV, its landline service will most likely go the way of what Verizon did with its landline services and sell it to Frontier.

Charter has already made it clear that it is going to re-brand Time Warner to Charter. Most like there will be service interruptions issues with integrating, there almost always are.

Charter stock is currently trading at $228.38 up about 1.5% for the day.  The current market cap for CHTR is about $60 billion.


May 24 2016
Pasadena Tech Jobs: Get Hired Happy Hour! June 9, 2016 – Register FREE Today! @InnovatPasadena @WeWorkLA

Pasadena Tech Jobs 

Pasadena Tech Jobs “Get Hired” Happy Hour!

It’s time to mix it up―Innovate Pasadena is reinventing the typical job fair with a job mixer! Pasadena Tech Jobs will connect talented job seekers like you with recruiters from Pasadena-based startups and companies like Ayzenberg, OpenX, Wallaby Financial, Spokeo, Kaiser Permanente, Supplyframe, Guidance Software and more! Grab a beer with representatives from some of Pasadena’s top tech and design companies and get an inside glimpse into the hiring process.

Register here.

There are 200+ tech job openings in Pasadena! The Pasadena Tech Jobs Get Hired Happy Hour is your chance to:

Discover Local Startups

A diverse roster of Pasadena tech companies & startups.

Free Food & Drinks

Tasty food & drinks in a business casual atmosphere.

Meet Community Leaders

Thought-leaders & innovators from the community


Confirmed Participation for June 9th

  • Ayzenberg
  • City of Pasadena, IT Department
  • Goldstar Events
  • Guidance Software
  • iMeetCentral
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • OpenX
  • Spokeo
  • Supplyframe
  • Wallaby Financial
  • YP

Stay tuned! More companies to be confirmed!


Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:30pm-7:30pm
(Due to buildling security, last arrival 6:45pm)

WeWork 177 E. Colorado Blvd., Second Floor, Pasadena, CA

Holly Street Parking Structure: 150 E. Holly, Pasadena, CA, Between Arroyo Pkway & Marengo. Daily Max $6.

Marriott Parking Structure: 171 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA, Between Walnut & Holly. First 90 minutes free. Daily Max $6.


Innovate Pasadena
Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)
Pasadena, CA

May 24 2016
EastSide Food Festival Oct 2, 2016 @LAeastsidefood @626food #eastsidefoodfest

EastSide Food Festival

another fantastic day of food and fun in LA at the 3rd annual EastSide Food Festival 2016!





EastSide Food Festival photos and logo

Featuring the perfect mix of your favorite local LA Eastside restaurants and the best undiscovered establishments around. Not to mention, food demonstrations, discussion panels, live DJs, and more. 

Watch the video from last year’s event here!

EastSide Food Festival video frame


Hope to see you October 2nd!

Full info at

Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Ave, LA 90029
off Sunset Blvd & Fountain Ave

directions & check-in info


$55 early bird | $65 advance | $75 at door All you can eat from our food and soft drink vendors GA Entry from 5pm-8pm
3 Bar Drink tickets

$70 early bird | $80 advance | $90 at door Early entry at 4pm for first access to food and drink All you can eat from our food and soft drink vendors Exclusive VIP hour food tastings and demos from 4-5pm VIP gift bag with gifts from Whole Foods Market Glendale and other sponsors
5 Bar Drink tickets

$40 early bird | $50 advance | $60 at door We have a limited number of these discount tickets available for those who prefer not to sample the Bar selections All you can eat from our food and soft drink vendors GA Entry from 5pm-8pm


May 23 2016
City of Rosemead Farmer’s Market Monday 5-9pm Civic Plaza @CityofRosemead

Farmer's Market

The Rosemead Farmer’s Market is held every Monday from 5-9pm at the Rosemead Civic Plaza between City Hall and the Rosemead Library. For more information, please visit at

Any questions regarding vendor participation at the Rosemead Farmer’s Market should be directed to Green Leaf Events, Inc. at (626)386-5306, or on-line at Other inquiries from community members can be directed to the City of Rosemead Parks & Recreation Department in the Rosemead Community Recreation Center at (626) 569-2160.

May 23 2016
Today, Last Day to Register to Vote @lacountyrrcc #lavotes #CAPrimary #MakeYourMark
Today is the last day to register to vote for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.   Those interested may visit the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s webpage to register online and/or verify voter registration status by clicking on the following link:
May 23 2016
Magnolia House South Lake Sidewalk Dining Pasadena @maghousepas @626food @SouthLakeAvenue

Magnolia House known for their mac ‘n cheese, bread pudding and great drinks is working on offering outdoor sidewalk dining service.  This is a welcome addition as Summer approaches and people like to sit outside and people watch and enjoy the outdoors. It should also be good news for people with dogs, as the seating will most likely be dog friendly, or we hope it will be.


The notice of hearing has been posted and is scheduled for May 31, 2016 at 2pm.


Alcohol will be served in the area. Propane heaters are not going to be used(which will make it a little chilly on nights when it cools).



May 22 2016
Pasadena City Manager Search 50 Applicants @passtarnews @pasadenagov

According to the Pasadena Star News the search firm for Pasadena contracted to recruit for the vacated Pasadena City Manager position previously held by Mr. Michael Beck reached 50 applicants at the deadline of May 13, 2016.

The Pasadena City Manager position described here on the Bob Murray and Associates website, includes information about the City of Pasadena and benefits of the position.

The current Interim City Manager Mr. Steve Mermell has applied as one of the candidates to be considered.  Mr. Mermell has worked for the City of Pasadena for 27 years most recently as Assistant City Manager under Michael Beck and presently the Interim City Manager.

According to Mayor Tornek residents will have an opportunity to participate in some fashion when the candidates are narrow down, which should be sometime in mid-June.

Mr. Beck left in February after a costly long drawn city funds UUT embezzlement, and a variety of management issues within various departments, including health department, public works, police and fire. Yet the new position for Mr. Beck at UCLA puts him in charge of the departments he had difficulty with in Pasadena.

Hopefully the next City Manager will have the skills and personality to communicate with the residents and city staff.

More details should be available in June as candidates are reviewed and narrowed down.

May 19 2016
A message from Scott Sanborn, President and Acting CEO @lendingclub

Message from Scott Sanborn – Acting President and CEO of Leanding Club. Received 9pm Thursday May 19, 2016.


I’m Scott Sanborn, President and acting CEO of Lending Club. I’ve been on Lending Club’s leadership team for the past six years as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and describe our current focus.

Individual investors like you are – and will always be – the foundation of our marketplace.

Given recent events, my immediate focus is on how Lending Club can best serve you – our investors. We’ve talked to hundreds of our investors – spanning individuals to financial advisors to banks to large institutions – over the past week about the strength of our business, our operations, our people, and our data integrity. Let me assure you that we are in a strong financial position with a substantial amount of cash and securities on our balance sheet – $868 million. We plan to be around for many years to come.

The performance of loans facilitated through the platform remains robust. We continue to service and process borrower payments just like we always have, and the interest and principal payments that borrowers make will continue to be passed on to you just as they were before.

We’re extremely proud of the products we’re providing to both borrowers and investors, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months and years about our company and our results.

I’m not working alone. Our Executive Team has been working together for the past six years and has deep expertise in credit, operations, marketing, finance, human resources and technology. We’re also supported by one of the strongest Board of Directors in the industry. It includes Hans Morris (former President of Visa and now our Executive Chairman), Larry Summers (former US Treasury Secretary), John Mack (former CEO of Morgan Stanley), Mary Meeker (a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) and other experienced executives.

I will continue to keep you informed as we move ahead. In the meantime, feel free to contact our team with questions and suggestions at (888) 596-3159 7am-5pm PT, Monday through Friday, or email us anytime at [email protected]

Thank you for investing with us. I look forward to having you as an investor for years to come.


Scott Sanborn
Lending Club President & Acting CEO


P2P financial lending and borrowing appears to be in a crises. How these companies re-invent themselves to deal with this is yet to be seen. With Lending Club as one of the leaders having gone through this shake-up it will leave the big banks with proof that their model is best.  Investors can make decent returns, but as there is no federal insurance, and not knowing how your loans are secured and the default rates can be high,  One of the challenges with a platform like Lending Club is having access to your money and the ability to withdraw funds from your account, If say you invest $1000 and you put the money in 10 leans of $1,000, not all the loans are maturing at the same time, now take this as it really occurs in your account and you have maybe 500 loans, at $25 each. If you are lucky it could take you years to get withdraw your money.

May 19 2016
CaliBurger Pasadena Location Opening @CaliBurgerUSA @626food #caliburgerinCali @Paseo_Colorado
CaliBurger is opening in Pasadena.
The location in the Paseo  Colorado where Gelson’s Market recently opened as the Rose Theater, other improvements to the Paseo are in the works including a Hyatt Place Hotel which was previously occupied by Macy’s.
From the story in the LA Weekly, the Pasadena CaliBurger will be located inside the Rose Theater.
CaliBurger is a welcome addition to the area.

CaliBurger is a 21st century revival of the classic California burger joint!

With locations worldwide, the Pasadena location will be one of the first in California.
245 E Green Street
 Pasadena CA 91101
From the press release:
It will open its first restaurant in the state where the business was conceptualized.  The store will be opened in Pasadena this coming January, at the corner of Green Street and Marengo (former home of Gelson’s Supermarket), across from Starbucks and the Convention Center and adjacent to a newly opened concert hall.  The launch of the brand in Southern California will follow recent openings in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia.  New store openings in early 2016 across North America will also take place in Maryland, Toronto, Beverly Hills, Vancouver, and Houston.

For an indefinite period of time, burger lovers will only be able to try CaliBurger Pasadena by making reservations through the CaliBurger App for mobile ordering and interactive gaming, which will be available in App stores in January.

Customers can be the first to experience CaliBurger’s Pasadena location by making reservations through the CaliBurger App for mobile ordering and interactive gaming, which is available for download from app stores. This is in response to overwhelming crowds during CaliBurger openings in other North American markets.  The CaliBurger mobile-ordering and reservation app is the first of its kind for a fast-casual burger concept in the U.S.

Reservations for the Pasadena are available starting Thursday, June 9, 2016.

CaliBurger is Hiring!
CaliBurger Pasadena, CaliBurger Seattle, and CaliBurger Waterloo are all hiring! See the Seattle store page for Seattle jobs, the careers page for Waterloo, and contact us for CaliBurger Pasadena positions.
From Craigslist:

After opening locations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and Seattle.. We are ready to open a CaliBurger in California!!!

We are a young and growing brand, and we are looking for passionate people to join our team! We take pride in serving great, fresh food; and we are looking for people with a similar passion!A great personality, a desire to work, and a willingness to learn are key things we look for in team members. Having experience in a QSR/fast food/restaurant also helps.We are starting training May 24, 2016 in Pasadena!For more information, please email your resume to [email protected]

May 18 2016
Harry’s Berries Farm Dinner July 23, 2016
Facebook event page here
Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Harry’s Berries and 30 years in the Farmers’ Market. With 100% of the proceeds supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We were inspired to host this event by farmers market friends Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Luques, AOC, Tavern) and Chef David Lents (The Hungry Cat) who host the annual LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade. Enjoy a fabulous dinner by Luques Catering featuring everything grown and fresh picked on our farm. Tickets are limited to this special event.

Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Harry’s Berries and 30 years in the Farmers’ Market. With 100% of the proceeds supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We were inspired to host this event by farmers market friends Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Luques, AOC, Tavern) and Chef David Lents (The Hungry Cat) who host the annual LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade. Enjoy a fabulous dinner by Luques Catering featuring everything grown and fresh picked on our farm. Tickets are limited to this special event.

Tickets for this event may be purchased through PayPal, to the email address harrysberriesalexlemonades[email protected] (please note in the email address that there is no “s” after “alex,” as there were restrictions on the number of characters possible :)).

Please print your PayPal receipt, which will serve as your ticket at the event. Thank you so much!

Adults: $150
Kids 6-10: $50
Kids 5 and under: Free

May 18 2016
Brü Grill & Market Opening in Pasadena @BruGrill @SouthLakeAvenue


Brü Grill & Market is rumored to be opening in Pasadena in the South Lake Ave space previously occupied by Trattoria Neapolis.

Bru will raise the stakes on an already burgeoning area, which includes some recent addition of Paul Martins, Del Frisco, and upcoming Arbour and Urban Plates.

Bru Grill serves the best farm to table Eats, craft brews, and boutique wines.

The location is 336 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


The location was recently sold. Above is the recently posting for change of ownership for alcohol service.

Below work is being done to remodel the location.


Note: We are waiting on confirmation on opening date, but would expect an opening in the next 4-6 months.


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