Monthly Archives: August 2016
Aug 11 2016
Zika Virus – Get The Facts Right – Stay Protected!
 

Every year, we get to hear and experience the impact of new viruses habituating in our environment. Early and mid-2016 is hit with Zika virus that resulted to fetal, children and adult deaths in the Americas and the Pacific. This article gives you an insight on the origin of the Zika virus, its impact on children and adults, how you may protect yourself and the possible preventive measures one may take to safeguard yourself and your families.

 

Origin of Zika virus

As of mid-2016, a widespread epidemic of Zika fever, caused by the Zika virus, is ongoing in the Americas and the Pacific. The outbreak began in early 2015 in Brazil, and then spread to other parts of South and North America; it is also affecting several islands in the Pacific. In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the virus was likely to spread throughout most of the Americas by the end of the year.

 

Aedes aegypti mosquito

 

The virus is spread mainly by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is commonly found throughout the tropical and subtropical Americas. It can also be spread by the Aedes albopictus (“Asian tiger”) mosquito, which is distributed as far north as the Great Lakes region in North America. Men infected with Zika can transmit the virus to their sexual partners.

How Zika virus affects children and adults?

In February 2016, WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern as evidence grew that Zika can cause birth defects as well as neurological problems. The virus can be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus, which can then cause microcephaly— an abnormally small head and brain size, and other severe brain anomalies in the infant. The CDC posted a travel alert advising pregnant women to delay travel to areas where Zika is active. The travel alert list continues to expand and includes Miami, as well as 50 countries or territories in the Americas, the Pacific Islands, and Africa.

 

Microcephaly - comparison with a Zika infected infant and normal child

Microcephaly – comparison with a Zika infected infant and normal child

 

Zika infections in adults can result in Guillain–Barré syndrome. Prior to this outbreak, Zika was considered a mild infection, as most Zika virus infections are asymptomatic, making it difficult to determine precise estimates of the number of cases. In approximately one in five cases, Zika virus infections result in Zika fever, a minor illness that causes symptoms such as fever and a rash.

 

Rash developed on being infected

 

The Mercury News reports in its article on Aug 5 that 134 people in California have contracted the Zika virus while traveling in an area where the disease is endemic. The press further states, “The California Department of Public Health reported last week that two infants with Zika-related microcephaly were born in California to mothers who contracted the virus while abroad. One of the babies was born in Alameda County.

Prevention of Zika infection

As of now, there seems to be no vaccination to protect from the Zika virus. However, you can help prevent Zika infection by using insect repellents and proper use of condoms. If you are in areas with a current Zika outbreak can take steps to avoid catching the virus. Dr. Fredericks says, “The best way to avoid mosquito bites is to use a repellent containing picaridin, oil of lemon-eucalyptus, at least 20 percent DEET, or IR3535 when venturing outdoors, especially near dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active” He also adds, “Whenever possible, it also makes sense to wear long sleeves and pants when outside during these times and check which products are most effective in the Consumer Reports’ newly updated insect repellent ratings.”

 

Here’s a picture for you that highlights on the symptoms. However, a blood test can only confirm on the results.

 

Possible Symptoms

Possible Symptoms

 

Stay aware, stay protected and safeguard your family.

 

Source:

https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/10-essential-facts-about-zika-virus/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015%E2%80%9316_Zika_virus_epidemic

 

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Aug 11 2016
Preventing Vehicle Burglaries
 

Preventing Vehicle Burglaries

It’s always a good idea to review some tips to prevent vehicle burglaries. Here are a few to be mindful of:

Never leave your car unlocked, the windows rolled down, or keys in the ignition

Never leave spare keys in the car, or in “hiding spots.” An experienced thief knows all the hiding places. Store spare keys in your wallet.

No matter how quick the errand, never leave your car running unattended, not even in your own driveway.

Keep contents and valuables (cell phones, purses, packages, etc.) out of sight. Lock them in the trunk. If you can’t replace it, don’t leave it in your vehicle.

If you have a garage use it.

Conceal your registration in your glove compartment so that it is not easily accessible to burglars.

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Aug 11 2016
15 Tips to Prevent Package Thefts
 

15 Tips to Prevent Package Thefts

1. Get a tracking number from the shipping company.

2. Require a signature with the delivery.

3. If you won’t be home, have the company leave the package at a local shipping center.

4. Set up an obvious surveillance camera with your home security system.

5. If UPS is making the delivery, get onboard with their U.P.S. My Choice program, which sends an e-mail or text message to the customer just prior to package arrival; it will be rerouted if nobody is home.

6. Insist that the driver leave the package in an inconspicuous area.

7. Have the driver leave the package at your apartment’s or condo’s office.

8. Retrieve your mail as quickly as possible after delivery.

9. If you can’t retrieve it daily, have a trusted person get it.

10. If you’re traveling, have the post office hold your mail until you get back.

11. Never received mail you were expecting? Contact the sender to see if it was sent. If so, file a complaint with the post office. This also applies if the contents of mail are missing.

12. Bring your checks or money orders to a postal collection box (personally give it to a postal worker) for the delivery driver to pick up; don’t leave checks or money orders in your home mailbox.

13. Never leave packages outside your door.

14. Alert recipients of your packages as to when they are to expect them.

15. Insure any packages you send.

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Aug 10 2016
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams Tour – Pasadena Rose Bowl August 20-21, 2016 – Tickets, Parking Info, Tips @rosebowlstadium #pasadena @coldplay
 

Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams Tour

For detailed event information, click here.


A Head Full Of Dreams is Coldplay’s seventh album and the follow-up to 2014’s GRAMMY®-nominated Ghost Stories. Since its December 2015 release, A Head Full Of Dreams has reached Number One on iTunes in more than 90 countries and sold over three million copies. It has also helped Coldplay to their current position as Spotify’s most-streamed band in the world. Coldplay was the headline for the “Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show” in Santa Clara, California on Sunday, February 7.

Tickets:

1. AceTicket: Tickets

2. VividSeats.com Tickets still available

3. ScoreBig: Lower Prices, Better Seats, Available

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Aug 10 2016
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds – $1
 

Found this on Craigslist

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds  – $1

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WE HAVE HEIRLOOM TOMATO SEEDS AND PLANTS TOO!

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FREE SHIPPING ON MOST SEED PACKS!

OR $2.50 MAX SHIPPING FOR ALL OF OUR $.99 SEEDS PACKS!

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Aug 9 2016
Panda Express Chinese Kitchen New Dish Announcement @pandaexpress
 

General Tso’s Chicken is the rumored dish to be revealed on August 10, 2016 by Panda Express Chinese Kitchen.

All the hints for the past few days lead us to believe that General Tso’s Chicken is the new entree.

Tomorrow - We Reveal our Next American Chinese Original - At 11am PDT on Facebook Live

The announcement is being made live on Facebook Live here.

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Aug 4 2016
Picnic in the Park – Saturday, Aug 6th – Pasadena Civic Center
 

Join the Fun! Bring your hula hoops, soccer balls, kazoos, & picnic baskets! Sat, Aug 6th, 10am-12. The City Manager says that the parkland is “Surplus Property” and is pressuring City Council to give it away and erect a 6-story hotel with its REAR facing City Hall. Come enjoy this “surplus” park and hear an update about how we can save the parkland, the YWCA, and our Civic Center! Fun for all!

Picnic in the Park – Saturday, Aug 6th, 10am

Location: the southern Sister City Garden, located directly across from City Hall, as pictured in the historic postcard above.

Join the Fun! Bring your hula hoops, soccer balls, kazoos, & picnic baskets!
Sat, Aug 6th, 10am-12.
The City Manager says that the parkland is “Surplus Property” and is pressuring City Council to give it away and erect a 6-story hotel with its REAR facing City Hall. Come enjoy this “surplus” park and hear an update about how we can save the parkland, the YWCA, and our Civic Center! Fun for all!

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Aug 3 2016
Sriracha Huy Fong Foods Open House Tours 2016 Register Now
 

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Starting September 10th – October 1st every Saturday 10am – 3pm join us for our third annual chili grinding open house event.

Experience grinding season in full production, from seed to sauce. Free sampling, t-shirts, and a lion dance performance! (Free items while supplies last) Fun for all ages. Check calendar for availability.

Please register per vehicle, as we are limited in parking spaces per hour. Also, please note the total amount of guests attending.

Note: In case of rain we will not be receiving chili peppers and therefore, you will need to reschedule your tour time. Please check your emails continuously for updates, changes, or cancellation.

Address: 4800 Azusa Canyon Rd.
Irwindale, CA 91706
Phone:     (626) 286-8328
Fax:          (626) 286-8522
Email:     [email protected]
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Aug 3 2016
Prudential Fun Run at Pasadena Rose Bowl September 17, 2016 Free Register #Run401K @prudential
 

Prudential Fun Run at Pasadena Rose Bowl September 17, 2016 Free Register

RACE INFORMATION
EVENT: The 4.01K Race for Retirement by Prudential
DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2016
CHECK-IN: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
LOCATION: The Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103

 

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Aug 3 2016
Know Your Dog’s Ancestors With “Wisdom Panel”
 

For all the dog lovers, your love for the dogs is evident regardless of the breeds that make them. However, I’m sure, you’re equally curious to know the who are the parents of your beloved dog(s). As genetic testing in humans identifies the changes in genes that confirm a suspected genetic condition; the DNA testing of dogs helps reveal your pup’s ancestral lineage. The results of your dog’s DNA test could be a great gift for your dog-loving, dog-owning friend.

Wisdom Panel” is a prominent facility center that specializes in conducting simple genetic tests that reveal the breeds in your dog’s ancestry. It is supported by well-known organization – Mars, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA. The undertaking was founded in the year 1911 by Frank C. Mars. Today, Mars is one of the giant organizations in terms of Revenue and takes sixth place in the Forbes under dogs’ category.

What Wisdom Panel does?

Wisdom Panel incorporates ancestry analysis for mixed-breed dogs, as well as the purebred and designer dog tests. All versions of the test provide ancestry validation, breed information and a predicted weight profile. This data can be used to optimize your dog’s overall care and training needs. If you wish to get more information related to your dog’s behavioral attributes, past events, or variety of dogs, you may enlist your dog(s) in Wisdom Panel.

News

Wisdom Panel DNA test was featured on “The Daily Buzz” on March 2013 – a nationally syndicated morning news program seen in 165+ cities in the United States that highlighted “the insights on dog DNA testing“.

Wisdom Panel was also featured on the Fox news channel where Dr. Dan Atlas talks about the “benefits of using Wisdom Panel Professional tests“.

A press release in October 2014 said, “DOGS CAN’T TALK BUT THEIR DNA CAN” where the tests revealed the mysteries of the mixed-breed dogs since the launch of Wisdom Panel in 2007. The research results have provided substantial information about the background of mixed-breed dogs, helping the owners make more informed decisions about their health and well-being.

Colleen Kane wrote an article in Fortune that gives an insight on “what you should know before you test your dog’s DNA”. It also highlights the services given by Wisdom Panel – it makes a shelter test called DogTrax that provides fast-tracked results to know a dog’s breed that helps in understanding the possible health issues for which the dog may be at risk.

Reviews

Wisdom Panel has social networking links on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DoggieDNA/ and on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/pub/wisdom-panel.

Of the 178 reviews on Facebook, Wisdom Panel is rated an average of 4.5 (5 being the highest) while it secured a 4 star rating on Amazon.com with nearly 2000 reviews. Order from Amazon.com and save.

Presenting you a video uploaded by Buell Life on YouTube on Jan 2016. He shares the results revealed upon his dog Axel’s DNA testing by Wisdom Panel. The couple were amazed on knowing the ancestral history of their dog – Axel.

You may reach the customer support service number of Wisdom Panel on 888-597-3883 or you may write to them on [email protected] for further assistance.

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Aug 3 2016
LAmag.com The Food Event 2016 – October 16, 2016 Tickets on Sale Now
 
Los Angeles magazine Big Holiday Party 2014 sponsored by Acura SoCal dealer

This year marks the 11th annual celebration of Los Angeles magazine’s The Food Event which will be set in the incredible rural setting at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. The culinary event will feature 40 of LA’s best restaurants sampling their signature dish, renowned celebrity chefs, and wine and spirits tastings. This is every foodie’s dream come true!

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 2-5PM
Location: Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu
31727 Mulholland Highway

Make an early reservation and save! Buy tickets this August for $99 (tickets are $125 starting September 1). For more information visit: lamag.com/thefoodevent. Tickets here

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Aug 3 2016
Taste of South Lake 2016 Pasadena @626food @SouthLakeAvenue
 

October 8th | 11:00am – 5:00pm
On Saturday, October 8th, the South Lake Business Association will present the 8th 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 Corporate Center Pasadena located at 251 S. Lake Avenue in Pasadena.

For more information, please visit Taste of South Lake 2016.

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Taste of South Lake

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:

  • COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION & PARKING
  • LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES AND COOKING DEMOS
  • DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER – coming soon!
  • DOWNLOAD EVENT MAP AND PROGRAM – coming soon!
  • FOLLOW TASTE OF SOUTH LAKE ON FACEBOOKTWITTER and INSTAGRAM!
  • VIEW PICTURES AND VIDEO!

SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY:

  • Details coming soon!

SPECIAL LIVE COOKING DEMOS BY:

  • Details coming soon!

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & BUSINESSES INCLUDE:

  • Details coming soon!

THE TASTE OF SOUTH LAKE IS PRESENTED BY:

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO EVENT AND MEDIA SPONSORS:

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Download Event Flyer

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Aug 3 2016
Windows 10 Update Stuck Fix Remove USB Devices
 

As Microsoft released the Anniversary update to Windows 10 yesterday, many users started to download it.
As a result many have had their computers stuck in starting mode with the spinning circle and no boot.
I for one had this problem, even left the computer running all night and it still was spinning in the morning.
The fix as I read online was to remove a USB adapter for my wireless mouse.
I had already turned off and on the computer, and as soon as I removed the USB adapter, the computer booted.

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Aug 2 2016
Bachi Burger Old Pasadena Closes
 

Bachi Burger Old Pasadena Closes
No plans for the location.

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Aug 2 2016
“STAR TREK BEYOND” is fun and fierce – Beyond its’ Predecessors!
 

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“STAR TREK BEYOND” beams down on July 22nd, 2016 in the United States. The Sci-Fi film’s trailer was premiered at the recent Comic-Con event and at the IMAX marathon screenings that received a huge applaud as the audience eagerly waited to watch the film set on the release date. The film had its’ Australian premiere at Sydney on July 7, 2016 and was released in 2D, Real 3D and IMAX 3D while it was also released in the Dolby Cinema format in selected theaters.

Whether you’re a child, a teenager or an adult, STAR TREK BEYOND will make you forget your age! As the story begins, you enter into a fabled “Five year mission” of the good ship ENTERPRISE, with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew feeling kicked in by the endless monotony of the unending void of deep space. The audience is seen to be hooked by the story-line throughout the film.

The Cast

The film has a number of cast among which John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba play the main characters. Michael Giacchino contributed for the Music in the film; while Stephen F. Windon is the Cinematographer. The film is distributed by Paramount Pictures while it has multiple production companies having their stake for producing the Sci-Fi film. The film is directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. The movie was filmed in Vancouver where its’ principal photography began on June 25, 2015 whereas, the other locations in the movie is filmed at South Korea, Seoul and Dubai, UAE.

Box-Office

Of all the TREK predecessors, the BEYOND excels by using its Sci-Fi framework that doesn’t give a feel of an artificial film at any given point as the film brims practically right from the opening moment through to the end. The budget of the film was $185 million. This speaks for the effort and contribution of the entire cast and crew in making the film go leap and bounds beyond its’ TREK antecedents giving it a new recognition. “Star Trek Beyond” nabbed an estimated $59.6 million debut in North America, topping industry expectations and winning the weekend box office in its first weekend release.

Director Justin Lin tells Empire STAR TREK BEYOND doesn’t have any deleted scenes that otherwise could’ve been added to the film as separate extras or as a Director’s cut. Whatever you see in the movie is pretty much what the cast and crew has shot during the film. He further explained:

We were very surgical. It was a really tight schedule. The challenge became our friend at the end of the day. There were a couple of moments with Spock and Bones that I ended up taking out, but it’s very slight. Everything you see in the film is pretty much what we shot.

Reception & the Critics Review

CNN Money mentioned, “The Paramount Pictures film received positive reviews from both critics and audiences who gave it an 85% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes and an A- CinemaScore.” The film has been applauded for its innovative use of Sci-Fi framework and here’s what the Critics say:

Star Trek’ is one of Paramount’s crown jewels and a brand that has been under their wing for decades,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore (SCOR). “This weekend’s solid performance was vitally important to the brand and Paramount’s movie division since so much is riding on this and future installments to bring dollars and cachet to the studio.

 

One of the abiding pleasures of “Star Trek,” in its old and newer iterations, lies in its balance of stubborn consistency and canny inventiveness. – A. O. Scott – The New York Times

 

Lin knows how to shoot his fights from unexpected angles and with enough spatial-temporal variables to keep us jolt-addicts rocking in our seat, happy to be dizzy. – David Edelstein – Vulture

 

The actors, in particular, carry the essence of Roddenberry’s inclusive vision into the present. Star Trek Beyond is designed to dazzle. – Stephanie Zacharek – Time

 

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Aug 2 2016
Taste of Pasadena 2016 at Rose Bowl
 

Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale at the Rose Bowl – September 21, 2016
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Eat, Drink and Vote

The Pasadena Chamber hosts the third annual Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Guests can enjoy unlimited food and drink tastings from twenty four of Pasadena’s finest restaurants on September 21st.   Admission includes tastes of the four finalist cocktails in the SIP-tember challenge.  Those attending the SIP-tember Finale have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cocktail from among the four finalists.  Pasadena’s favorite cocktail 2016 will be named at 8:45 PM.

Buy tickets here.

the third Taste of Pasadena and SIP-tember Finale at the Rose Bowl on September 21st from 6PM to 9PM.

24 Pasadena restaurants and caterers offer food and drink samples. Admission includes tastes of the four finalist cocktail in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Old Oak Cellars winery will be tasting at the event, as well.

In the past, restaurants offering food included: The Raymond Restaurant, Green Street Restaurant, Osawa Shabu Shabu & Sushi, Celestino’s Ristorante and Bar, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, California Pizza Kitchen, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, Panda Catering, The Luggage Room at La Grande Orange, Kings Row Gastropub, The Westin Pasadena, Slater’s 50/50, Brookside Golf Club, Bar 1886 at the Raymond, Kal’s Mediterranean Bistro, POP Champagne and Dessert Bar, Pita Jungle, Japon Bistro and Eden Garden Bar and Grill.

Those attending the SIP-tember Finale and Taste of Pasadena receive tastings of the four finalists cocktails, food and drink samples from 24 of Pasadena’s best restaurants. Those attending the SIP-tember FInale and Taste of Pasadena have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cocktail from among the four finalists. Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail 2016 will be named at 8:45PM.

Tickets for the SIP-tember Finale and Taste of Pasadena are $50 at the door.

Advanced tickets are  $30. Advanced sales end September 19, 2016.

If your restaurant would like to take part, click here to download the form: Table Reservation – Food

 

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Aug 2 2016
Windows 10 Version 1607 – Anniversary Update Available Now Links
 

You can also download Windows Update 1607 by downloading the Windows 10 Upgrader from Microsoft’s support site.

About the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows just keeps getting better and better.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the second big update since the launch of Windows 10. It’s full of great new features that customers told us they want. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will automatically download and install when it becomes available for your device (your device will be running Windows 10 Version 1607 after it’s installed). Want it now? Click the button below to get it.

Disk images of 1607 in .iso format, suitable for “clean” installs, are also available from Microsoft’s site.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1607
August 2, 2016 — KB3176929 (OS Build 14393.10)
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Improved reliability of background tasks and extensions for Microsoft Edge.
Addressed licensing issue that prevents apps from activating.
Addressed issue that prevents changing display orientation after attaching a keyboard dock.
Addressed issue with scheduled update scans that are delayed during Connected Standby.
Addressed issue that sometimes prevent Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) apps from receiving keyboard input.
Addressed issue with event logging that creates very large virtual allocations.
Addressed issues that cause high battery drain when a Windows 10 Mobile device is idle or the screen is off.
Addressed additional issues with Cortana, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Excel compatibility, and the Korean Input Method Editor (IME).

For a complete list of affected files, see KB3176929.

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Aug 1 2016
H&M Old Pasadena Location Closing Aug. 17, 2016
 

According to company officials at H&M the first Southern California location for H&M in Pasadena will be closing its doors in mid-August, August 17, 2016.

The store has seen increased competition from other stores in the area.

The plans for the location at 60 W. Colorado are unknown.  The store opened approximately 10 years ago, September 21, 2006. The location is appoximately 9,000 sqft

Pasadena Star News reports.

 

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Aug 1 2016
Pasadena Tech Jobs: “Hit Refresh” Navigate The Tech Jobs Market – Innovate Pasadena
 

Pasadena Tech Jobs “Hit Refresh”

Innovate Pasadena & General Assembly are teaming up to help you navigate the tech jobs market and get ready for the opportunities waiting for you in the tech industry!

Whether you’re a computer science student looking to make your resume pop, or an experienced developer looking to transition, landing a new job often requires hitting the “Refresh” button!

Join us for a resume-writing workshop that will make your resume rise to the top, and panel discussion with top tech recruiters who will provide an inside look at getting a tech job.

Free Tickets

This RESUME WORKSHOP + PANEL is Your Chance To:

Refresh Your Resume
RESUME WORKSHOP

Kate Rogers, Career Coach for General Assembly will walk you through a step-by-step approach to crafting a resume that speaks to the tech community. No matter where you are in your career you’ll walk away with tips to make your resume rise to the top.

Refresh Your Job Search
PANEL

The Hiring Process: Tips and Tools For Getting the Tech Job You Want

Innovate Pasadena has lined up tech industry experts – CEOs, Recruiters, and Talent Acquisition Consultants – for a panel discussion where they’ll break down the hiring process, from finding a job to final negotiation.

Featured Panelists:

Desiree Bogan, Head of Recruiting, Spokeo

Matthew Goldman, Founder, Wallaby Financial; Chief Product Officer, Bankrate Credit Cards

Marilyn Kruger, Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant, Guidance Software

Wade Smart, Sr. Technical Recruiter, OpenX

Jim McCarthy, CEO, Goldstar Events (Panel Moderator)

We’ll cover some of the most pressing job search questions, such as:

  • How do I identify the right job at the right company based on my skills and interests?
  • What do recruiters want to see in my resume?
  • What’s really going on behind the scenes in the recruiting process?
  • How should I prepare for an interview?
  • Who should I follow up with, how and when?
  • What types of things should I consider in the negotiation process?

If you’re reevaluating your prospects or just entering the job market, this event is for you!

FULL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration, Appetizers and Beverages

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

WORKSHOP: Resume Builder Workshop presented by General Assembly

Kate Rogers, Career Coach

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking, Appetizers and Beverages

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PANEL: The Hiring Process: Tips and Tools For Getting the Tech Job You Want

Featured Panelists:

Desiree Bogan, Head of Recruiting, Spokeo

Matthew Goldman, Founder, Wallaby Financial; Chief Product Officer, Bankrate Credit Cards

Marilyn Kruger, Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant, Guidance Software

Wade Smart, Sr. Technical Recruiter, OpenX

Jim McCarthy, CEO, Goldstar Events (Panel Moderator)

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking, Appetizers and Beverages

FAQs

Who should attend this event?

This event is geared towards software developers, engineers, and anyone new to the tech scene or interested in improving their strategy for getting hired.

What should I bring?

Bring something to take notes with if you’re attending the Resume Workshop.

How much does it cost to attend this event?

This event is free!

Do I have to RSVP or can I walk into the event?

Space is limited so please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Will you have food & beverage at this event?

Yes! We will serve light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks.  We want you to take good notes, so no alcohol, not to mention it’s a college campus.

Is there a parking fee?  Where should I park?

Complimentay parking has been made available for this event ONLY in lots 10 & 11 on the west side of campus. See map: https://pasadena.edu/about/campus-maps.php

Will recruiters hire at this event?

While you will learn valuable tips and skills to help you in the job search process, this is not a recruiting event. Please sign up for the Innovate Pasadena newsletter so you won’t miss out on information about future job mixers, job openings, and recruiting events.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, contact Innovate Pasadena at [email protected].

Innovate Pasadena

Innovate Pasadena’s mission is to advance Greater Pasadena as a center for technology and design innovation by supporting collaboration across and within business, academia and the broader community in order to attract and retain companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and capital.

General Assembly

Established in early 2011, General Assembly is a global educational institution that is building a community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, through instruction and opportunity in technology, business and design. We offer classes, workshops, full-time immersive programs and online educational programming on the most relevant skills of the 21st century economy, including web and mobile developement, user experience design, digital marketing and data science .

SBDC / PCC

Since 1924, Pasadena City College has provided the greater Pasadena area with a high quality, innovative learning environment that inspires, supports and facilitates student learning and success.

When
Where
Pasadena City College, Creveling Lounge (CC) – 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106-2003 – View Map
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Aug 1 2016
Khizr Khan DNC Speech Makes Pocket Constitution Best Seller on Amazon for $1
 

Pocket Constitution
U.S. Bicentennial Commission Edition

According to Amazon as of Monday morning, the 52-page, pamphlet-sized version of the document was the No. 2 bestselling book on Amazon, second to recently released “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

After Thursday’s DNC speech by Khizr Khan, a Virginia lawyer whose son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, was killed in 2004 in Iraq.

Several media outlets are

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