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

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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

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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