Monthly Archives: July 2016
Jul 29 2016
TLT Food Pasadena Opening @tltfood

TLT Food Pasadena joins other locations in Irvine, Westwood and Newport Beach.

Here’s a look inside the Pasadena location:

TLT Food Pasadena location will feature an outdoor eating area.

TLT was hiring as of recently:

TLT Food Pasadena
36 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena Playhouse District

Monday – Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Twitter @TLTFood
Instagram @TLTFood

Jul 29 2016
Marriott Residence Inn Old Pasadena Now Open @ResidenceInn

Brand New Pasadena/Old Town Hotel Now Open!

Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town Logo

Step into style and sophistication at the brand-new Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town. Situated in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, our state-of-the-art hotel offers an urban vibe and easy access to world-class restaurants, shops, theaters, museums and art galleries. The Rose Bowl is less than five minutes away, and several meticulously maintained golf courses are within close reach as well. Start the day on a high note with our free hot breakfast, and be sure to come back in the evening for our lively social hours. Get active in our fitness center, featuring a variety of free weights and cardio equipment, and soak up the SoCal sun from our outdoor pool. After an action-packed day, unwind in spacious suites featuring sleek decor, free Wi-Fi and separate spaces to live, work, dine and dream. Our hotel in Pasadena, CA offers a meeting room for corporate and social events, and our picnic area is the perfect place for a barbecue. Make a reservation at Pasadena’s only extended-stay hotel today!

Pet friendly.  More details

Book a room

21 West Walnut Street  Pasadena  California  91103  USA 


  • Phone:+1-626-204-9220
  • Fax:+1-626-204-9240


Jul 29 2016
Nikka Fish Grill Closes – Harlowe’s French Dip Opening Soon @626food @thebottleroom

Nikka Fish Grill Closes – Harlowe’s French Dip Opening Soon

Nikka Fish Grill closed recently and the windows are covered as a new restaurant prepares to enter.

Harlowe’s is brought to you by the team behind The Bottle Room from Whittier. Chef Tony.  Check out the menu here.

The Bottle Room

Harlowe’s French Dip
43 E. Union St.
Pasadena, CA

Jul 28 2016
Trader Joe’s East Pasadena Location Moving To Hows Location

Trader Joe’s has several locations in Pasadena, CA.  One location with a smaller location is on Rosemead Blvd and Huntington is slatted to relocate either in the coming months or in early 2017.

The new location was announced in mid June 2016 on the Trader Joe’s website.

The new location for the Trader Joe’s is where the How’s Market used to be located at 3035 E. Huntington Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107.

The existing location is at 7260 N Rosemead Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91775,


Jul 28 2016
Chipotle Opening First Burger Location Tasty Made Burgers

Chipotle Opening First Burger Location Tasty Made Burgers

Tasty Made burger restaurant will open in the fall of 2016, in Lancaster, Ohio.

The menu will feature burgers, fresh-cut french fries and milkshakes.

As competition heats up in the burger space, Chipotle believes it can do it better as it is suffering from the food borne illnesses and failed promotional marketing efforts to boost sales.

Chipotle is also investing in the pizza and Asian fast food concept restaurants.

More details are forthcoming as the Tasty Made location opening approaches.

Jul 25 2016
Gas Main Leak at Sierra Madre Villa Ave. & Foothill Blvd. Pasadena

Gas Main Leak at Sierra Madre Villa Ave. & Foothill Blvd.


The Pasadena Fire Department is on scene of a large gas main leak at Sierra Madre Villa Avenue & Foothill Boulevard. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Foothill Boulevard from Sierra Madre Villa Avenue to Halstead Street is currently shut down.

Please avoid the area.

E Foothill Blvd & Sierra Madre Villa Ave
Pasadena, CA 91107


Please avoid the area of Sierra Madre Villa Avenue & Foothill Boulevard.

Pasadena Fire Department – CA
215 Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-744-4655

Jul 23 2016
“Comic-Con” – The Craziest Event Ever!

What’s all the hype around about “Comic-Con”? Despite its’ popularity and the attention it continues to gather each year, I’m sure still many of us really haven’t heard much about the most-happening, the well-known international Comic-Con event! So, in this article, you get an insight on the international event that you’ve not known until now.


The ABC {All (a)Bout Comic-Con}

The name – Comic-Con International is an event hosted each year at San Diego which is commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or “SDCC“. It’s a four-day event (Thursday–Sunday) held during the summer at the San Diego Convention Center, California. It was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, and Mike Towry.

At the Comic-Con event, along with panels, seminars and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, and portfolio review sessions with top comic book and video game companies. The evenings at the event include awards ceremonies, the annual Masquerade costume contest, and the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, which showcases shorts and feature-length movies that do not have distribution or distribution deals.

Comic-Con features a large floor space for exhibitors where media companies such as movie studios and TV networks, comic-book dealers and collectibles merchants participate in exhibitions. The event also includes an autograph area, as well as the Artists’ Alley where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches. While at the event, many animated shows are represented, a high number of non-animated shows are also promoted by studios and the networks along with Sci-fi TV shows, HBO and Showtime which are also big attractions for people.


 Why is Comic-Con so Popular?

Here’s why everyone talks about the San Diego Comic-Con event in the United States.

Comic-Con’s an international event held each year globally that caters to and/or deals with different parts of pop-culture and media. While people get to visit anime conventions, gaming conventions, comic-specific conventions, and others that deal with a specific part of popular media; they are fairly small. Whereas, San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) deals with it all at once which makes it HUGE and therefore attracts a much bigger crowd.

Another reason for Comic-Con’s popularity is its’ geographic existence and relationship with Hollywood, i.e., the fact that Hollywood is in close proximity to San Diego. A fact that a major portion of the people who spend their money on the movies and related merchandise are seen attending the SDCC event too; hence, making the Comic-Con event lot more popular.

The Comic-Con event was held this year from July 21 – July 24 at the San Diego Convention Center that had thousands of heads turning up at the event making it once again a huge hit!

Here’s a quick run-down on things you need to know before you attend the craziest Comic-Con event next year.


The M&M (Media & Magazine)

Comic-Con has gained tremendous media attention as it’s seen to be mentioned in a number of TV shows like The Big Bang Theory and NBC‘s Chuck in the episode “Chuck Versus the Sandworm” where the characters enjoy attending the event. Also, Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock released a documentary movie in 2011 at the convention named Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. The Writer Robert Salkowitz used the 2011 Comic-Con as a backdrop for his book Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture focusing on the analysis of the comics industry’s 21st century dilemmas and what the future has in store for it.

Comic-Con Magazine originated from a one-shot issue of The Spirit, based on Comic-Con, and sold exclusively in 1976 at the San Diego Comic-Con International. It was formerly known as Update, The Comic-Con Magazine debuted as Update in July 2005 and mainly focused on the winners of the Eisner Awards. The new Comic-Con Magazine features interviews with Comic-Con attendees and complete coverage of the Comic-Con events.


If you wish to have your comic book, pop culture, fandom, anime, etc. convention listed, click on the link – Comic Con Conventions Calendar.

There’s absolutely no more wait if you are excited to participate in the Comic-Con event as you get the details of the event in your region by clicking on this link – Comic-Con Festival Calendar 2016-2017.


Be ready for Comic-Con 2017 and stay safe while you get crazy like never before at the “Comic-Con” event!

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Jul 22 2016
Where to Buy Ivanka Trump Sleeveless Studded Sheath Dress @macys

Ivanka Trump Sleeveless Studded Sheath Dress

The dress at $138 is currently out of stock. Apparently Ivanka designed the dress.
Ivanka Trump’s sophisticated sheath dress works wonders at both social and professional occasions with sleek studwork and a fabulous fit.
  • Scoop neckline
  • Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure
  • Sleeveless
  • Studded bodice
  • Sheath silhouette
  • Lined
  • Hits above knee
  • Polyester/rayon/spandex; lining: polyester
  • Dry clean
  • Imported – “Made in China”
  • Web ID: 2846058

Buy on Macy’ here

Ivanka Trump has her own line at Macy’s. You can see more items here.

Ivanka Trump




Jul 22 2016
Verizon Close to Buying Yahoo for $5 Billion, What Does it Mean?

Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo for $5 billion.

What does this mean for Yahoo?

What does it mean for Verizon which recently purchased AOL for $4.4 billion.

Is Verizon making a play to acquire established portals as it builds a platform to unify? Is it using these platforms to market their communications services? Will Verizon make a play for advertising platforms unifying AOL, Yahoo and Verizon mobile, internet and video  customers?

Verizon even with Yahoo and AOL will have its work cutout to compete against Google and Facebook in the advertising space. But it could make a play. Perhaps if offers a platform that reaches an audience that is more receptive to targeted ads.

Verizon will surely stand out from the other telecommunication space competitors.  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile have no online portal digital assets.

How many people will Yahoo layoff, what happens to Marissa Mayer, who many blame for the downward spiral at Yahoo.  Interesting enough that AOL under the leadsership of Tim Armstrong attempted to merge with Yahoo a year ago, but failed.  Now AOL and Yahoo could be under the same corporate umbrella, but AOL has a year lead in this corporate environment and Armstrong was probably key on the acquisition deal points with Yahoo. It sure would be interesting to see some of those negotiations between Mayer and Armstrong….


Jul 20 2016
Grocery Outlet Opening Stores in Los Angeles Area @GroceryOutlet

Grocery Outlet Logo

250+ independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.  Grocery Outlet stores are located in cities large and small, and serve all kinds of neighborhoods. Most stores are independently operated by locally-based families.

Grocery Outlet has great food at extreme bargain prices

Voted one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
888-BARGAIN (888-227-4246)

1. Surplus Product

Producers have excess products like overruns or packaging changes.

2. Buying Surplus

Grocery Outlet helps out by buying up that excess inventory at big discounts.

3. Low Prices

These discounts get passed on to shoppers and that’s why Grocery Outlet has such amazing deals every day.

4. Independent Operators

Each store is a local, independently run, family business.


Jul 20 2016
#tabletofarm Muir Ranch Dinner with Chef Claud Beltran of Bacchus Kitchen @Cocoxochitl

Photo published for #tabletofarm dinner with chef Claud Beltran of Bacchus Kitchen

Muir Ranch Dinner with chef Claud Beltran of Bacchus Kitchen

Tickets here

On Saturday August, the 6th, Pasadena’s own Claud Beltran of Bacchus Kitchen will be at Muir Ranch their tabletofarm dinner.
Claud is chef/proprieter of Bachhus Kitchen and The Eatery on Allen. The menu will feature local, organic produce farm at Muir Ranch and other local farms.

Dress farm casual.

It will be warm and then lovely as Pasadena drops 20 degrees at night into perfection.

Muir interns and Claud’s crew will serve up the following menu:
Menu coming soon>

Parking available at Ranch via Wyoming Ave. gate on north side of campus.

Children eat free. 1 free kids ticket with each adult purchase.
Please reserve space on the proper eventbrite tab to let us know.

Your ticket is tax-deductible as it supports our nonprofit employing and training young adults on our “teen jobs program that looks like a farm.’

ALL ticket come with a complimentary bouquet
For an additional $30 you can have you picture taken with #flowersonyourhead.

When: Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) –
Where: Muir Ranch – Canada Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

Jul 20 2016
Pokémon Go – The latest game fever catching up the globe!

For all the virtual reality games you have played till date, Pokémon Go has promised to take you to a different level of augmented reality. I’m sure you’d have it on your favorite list among the other games on your smart device once you play Pokémon Go.

Here’s a guy I ran into last week on Lake Ave in Pasadena hunting for Pokemon.


What is PokémonGo all about!

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic which was released in some countries on 6th July 2016 for iOS and Android users. It is a free-to-play location based game where the game app uses the GPS and the camera of the phone to allow the user to capture, battle and train virtual creatures called Pokémon. These Pokémon appear on the device screens that bring the look and feel of reality to the user. The game has two modes that offer single and multi-player functionality.

How to get started with Pokémon Go?

Like every other virtual reality game, a player needs to create his/her avatar by selecting a hair, skin, eye color, style and outfit after establishing the game account successfully. Once the avatar is created, it’s displayed at the player’s current location along with a map of the player’s immediate surroundings. The game app uses the GPS and camera to capture the details of the player’s immediate surroundings. Features on the map include a number of PokéStops and Pokémon gyms. Click gameplay to read more about the game.

An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release that will enable the players to perform certain actions without looking at their smart device.

Regional availability

Although Pokémon Go is released in most of the countries in the West, it is yet to be launched in the East and the Asian countries. The game was released in the United States, Australia and New Zealand on July 6, 2016.

On July 13, 2016, the release was followed in Germany, in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2016, and in Italy, Spain and Portugal on July 15, 2016.

On July 16, 2016, the game was released in most of the countries in the European continent –Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Canada received the release of Pokémon Go on July 17, 2016 while on July 19, Puerto Rico received its’ release. In the East, the game was made available to Japan on July 20, 2016.

Gaining Popularity

The Pokémon Go fever is spreading across users in the countries where the game is launched. It has become the fastest game to top the App Store and Google Play, beating the Clash Royale and Candy Crush Saga. Within two days of its’ release, it was installed on more than 5% of Android devices in the United States, according to SimilarWeb. On July 12, the game became the most loved and most active mobile game in the United States with 21 million active users, breaking the previous record of 20 million users who played Candy Crush Saga. Such positive response from the users has been a boon to the stock value to the Pokemon Company and Nintendo.

Effects on Health

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game which has been suggested that it can potentially improve the mental and physical health of players suffering from depression and social anxiety. The social nature of the game provides easy avenues for those with social anxiety to interact with the people of all backgrounds. Numerous people have reported increased sense of motivation to exercise and improved moods.

Download Pokémon Go now to experience the augmented reality technology in your real world!

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Jul 20 2016
Windows 10 Upgrade – Should You Do It?

Microsoft is stepping it up, and it wants everyone who can upgrade to Windows 10, to do it, offering incentives including a free upgrade until July 29, 2016.  Will the date be extended? Perhaps, as the one year anniversary of the release of Windows 10 approaches, approximately 350 million devices are now running Windows 10, this is a sizeable number by any standard.  Still may companies and individuals remain on Windows 7 and 8, with some still on Windows XP.

The best advice seems to be to upgrade provided your applications are compatible and that you have backed up your files and that your hardware is capable.

Most hardware is capable.  How it performs after the upgrade is up for debate, and your mileage may vary, taking a five your old Dell desktop and upgrading it to Windows 10, could be the best thing you do, or it could be a disaster. Fortunately Microsoft is offering “free” support, for instance if you have trouble activating a copy of Windows 10, or download the Windows 10 upgrade, you can go on chat, email, or call, and get support fairly quick and attempt to resolve your issue.

An update to Windows 10 is forthcoming with some upgrades. Stay tuned.

I would expect to see Microsoft stock climb further as adoption of Windows 10 grows. In the last week of the free period, expect to see millions of users scrambling to install Windows 10 on their existing computers, and hopefully with minimal troubles.



Jul 20 2016
National Night Out August 2, 2016 Pasadena @nationalnightout #nationalnightout

National Night Out – August 2, 2016.

Pasadena participate in this national event.

If you plan on having a party or small get-together, please contact the Pasadena Police Department’s Community Services Section at (626) 744-4551. They would like to stop by and meet new people and connect with as many people as possible.

Lincoln Avenue Christian Church at 1180 N. Lincoln Ave Pasadena is hosting a party and all our neighbors are welcome. We will have a In N Out burger truck cooking up free burgers from 6:00pm 7:30pm or until we run out!
We would love to meet new people. Everyone is welcome

Jul 19 2016
Apple iOS 9.3.3 Update Released Notes #ios

Apple iOS 9.3.3 Update Released Notes

A small update at around 55MB. iOS 9.3.3 was released by Apple Monday July 18, 2016. Depending on the device, the file maybe range from 30MB to 100MB.

Release notes:

This is billed as a security update.



Jul 19 2016
Santa Monica AltCar- September 16-17 2016 – Save the Date! @AltcarExpo

2016 AltCar Expo Event

We look forward to seeing you at AltCar!

There is no charge to attend the Public Expo and Ride & Drive, Friday, September 16, 10am-5pm and Saturday, September 17, 10am-5pm, other than the $10 parking fee if you choose to use the Civic parking lot. We encourage you to pre-register to allow fast entry into the Expo and AltCar programming.

Please note that there IS a fee to attend the AltCar Conference programming on Friday, September 16. To attend, please Register for AltCar Conference.


We do not share your information with anyone. You will receive a confirmation upon submission.


11th annual AltCar Expo and Ride & Drive
September 16 &17, 2016

Free Admission
Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, 2016
Santa Monica Civic East Wing and Parking Lot

More currently available alternative technology vehicles for test drive at AltCar than ever before!

For further information, please contact
Platia Productions 310-390-2930

Pre-register now!

Jul 18 2016
Avocado Fest – Angel City Brewery @AngelCityBeer

For the 4th year in a row, our celebrated Avocado Ale is back to quench the palates of hot & thirsty Angelenos, and we’re celebrating with an all-day party in it’s honor.

$1 from every Avocado Ale sold during the event will go to support The Ron Finley Project and their goals of transforming our food deserts in to food forrests!

More info

Festivities will include:

*Avocado Ale food pairings by: Taqueria El Severo, The Surfer Taco, TheGrilledCheeseTruck, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Lawless Jerky, Si Paletas & The Bikini Bakery!

*Avocados and prizes will be available for sale from our partners at Eco Farms

*Brewer-led tours from 12-6p will be free, open to the public & first come/ first served

*Specialty beer flight & michelada bars

*Avocado Bazaar presented by Raven Gypsies

*Avocado Amusements

*Avocado photo booth

*Gallery exhibit presented by Art Share-LA

*Live music from 2-7p, featuring The Kaygles, Water District, and International Connection.

**This is a 21+ event

Sunday, August 14 at 11 AM – 8 PM

Angel City Brewery
216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Jul 15 2016
Hahamongna Showdown & What Does Restoring the Arroyo Mean
Jul 14 2016
Rusnak Auto Morning Octane Pasadena City Hall July 16, 2016 8-10am @RusnakAuto

Rusnak Auto Morning Octane Pasadena City Hall July 16, 2016 8-10am

Located at Pasadena City Hall from 8:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, July 16th.

Free admission, no tickets required.

Invite your friends and family and join us for a morning of super cars, classic cars, and coffee. Contact us with any questions at [email protected]

Pasadena City Hall
100 N Garfield Ave # S228, Pasadena, California 91101

Jul 14 2016
54th Annual Watermelon Festival 2016

The Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce annual Watermelon Festival

54th Annual Watermelon Festival

August 13th 11am – 10pm
August 14th Noon – 10pm
11480 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace

The mighty watermelon—summer’s favorite fruit (and vegetable, too)—gets a grand salute at The 54th Annual Watermelon Festival. This juicy celebration features a hand-, mouth-, and eyeful of unique contests, festivities, and fun for families and melon-mavens alike. Here are just a few of the highlights

  • Best Place to Be: The Watermelon Pavilion, where you can fetch a big slice of chilled melon, check out the ingenious invention of the Melon-o-Matic (it cuts up to 60 slices per minute!), and catch action-packed contests
  • Best Messy Contests: Go face first into a watermelon eating contest, use your mouth-musket to shoot baby melons across the Watermelon Spitway in a seed-spitting contest, or partake in a splatter-heavy watermelon relay
  • Best Contest for Fashionistas: Prove that you’re the Christian Dior of gourds in a wearable art contest in which melons are all the rage
  • Best Activities for Thrill Seekers: Take to the skies in Euro Bungy flights and zip-lines, conquer a rock-climbing wall (featuring friendly trainers for first-timers), or prepare for your career as a mechanical cowboy by riding the mechanical bull
  • Best Mellow Activities: Observe the action from a 65-foot ferris wheel at the carnival, or take the wee ones for pony rides, petting zoo cuteness, and felty storytelling from the Melo-n-dramatic Puppet Theater




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