Monthly Archives: October 2016
Oct 19 2016
PBC Open House – This Thursday: Talks, Tours, Posters and More! #connect16 Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
The Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative has expanded!

Visit us at our Open House
Thursday, October 20th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Part of Connect16

Come tour our newest facility, talk to scientists with a wide range of focus and learn more about the regions largest, longest running life science incubator. Since 2004 the PBC has assisted over 40 companies get started, provided a blueprint for other incubators to follow and provided training opportunities to hundreds of students via our partnership with the LA/Orange County Biotech Center, area schools and the Amgen Biotech Experience.

Tours, talks and demonstrations happen throughout the day with lite snacks and beverages served in our conference area.

Schedule of Events:

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Onco Therapies will give a presentation on their innovative immunotherapy, soon be ready for Phase II clinical trials, that inhibits the spread of various cancers.

12:00 – 12:30 PM
Deton Corp explains the wide reaching impact the Cough Collector, their game changing sample collection device, will have on the rapid and accurate diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections.

Ongoing throughout the day

Systine Inc. will be on hand to show off physical examples of the revolutionary semi conductor dry etching process they have pioneered.

Staff from the Amgen Biotech Experience will provide details on the unique educational program offered to schools around the world which teaches high school students advanced molecular biology laboratory techniques.

Learn about the fluorescent molecular probes that target bone that are putting BioVinc on the map.

Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
2275 E. Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107


About Connect Week 2016

During Connect Week we showcase the creativity and ingenuity that’s right here in our own backyard. From October 16-23 local innovators will host independently organized seminars, workshops, and social events all around Pasadena. Join us as we envision the future of tech and design and engage with local startups and industry leaders, and let your next big idea ignite.

About Innovate Pasadena

Innovate Pasadena is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening Pasadena’s innovation community through education and resource exchange. We have built a strong network of businesses, academic institutions, and community organizations. We leverage these connections to produce and support a variety of programs that have reached over 38,000 people.

Oct 16 2016
Artisanal LA’s 7th Annual FALL SHOW – Oct 22-23, 2016

Artisanal LA’s 7th Annual FALL SHOW

returns downtown at the


SATURDAY & SUNDAY  /  OCTOBER 22-23 / 11a-6p




Grab a friend, celebrate the changing seasons and get a jump on holiday shopping whille meeting and supporting local food artisans, crafters and makers, and do a little making and crafting of your own.

Eat, shop, make and build community at Artisanal LA’s 7th Annual Fall Show.

NEW: Expanded Programming Schedule!

NEW: Free Two-Day Admisison for All Ticket Holders

NEW: Venue! We’ve moved from the Reef to CMC

150+ Makers + Crafters + Artisans + Chefs

Shopping + Tasting

30+ DIY Sessions + Workshops + Cooking Classes

ft Makers Mess Weekend Long Pop-Up Studio

Fall Garden Area + Pop-Up Urban Farm + Goats (!)

Panels + Demos + Giveaways

Kids Crafts + Workshops + Family Lounge

Coffee + Café + Lounge

Local Artists’ Gallery + Acoustic Music + More!

Programming Highlights

All Day Programming

• Leather Crafting with Deakin Handmade
• Intro to Modern Calligraphy with Crooked Calligraphy
• Dried Flower and Henna Tattoos by Shelaha Khalak
• Watercolor Painting with 25 Beautiful Things
• Barnine Coffee Seminars
• Custom Poetry by Jacqueline Suskin of The Poetry Store
• Live Acoustic Music curated by Indie Jams
For the Wee Ones
•Tiny Workshops with The Seed Lady of Watts, Anna Marie Carter
• Kids Crafts with Barnsdall Arts Center
• Quiet space in the Family Lounge
Specialty Workshops + DIY
• Kombucha Home Brewing 101 with Kombucha Hunter
• Modern Calligraphy Workshop
• Macrame with Lark + Arrow
In the Maker Mess Studio
• Fall Pom Pom Wreaths
• Embellished Pumpkins
• Sashiko Apron Making + Mending
• Custom Halloween Treat Bags
• DIY Muslin Mummies
In the Cooking Lab
• Cheesemaking
• Chocolate Making
• Nut Milk Making
• Coconut Milk Yogurts
• Fermented Foods
• Gluten Free Baking with Mary Lee Kitchen
• Growing a Cocktail Garden with Eden Condensed
•  Japanese Flavors and Techniques w/ Timothy Lockhart and Charles Namba of Tsubaki
For the Grown Ups
• Craft Spirit Tastings with Greenbar Collective
• Craft Brewing Demo + Sampling with Avery Brewing
A complete schedule can be found on our website here

For up to the minute event news, including workshop, demo and DIY schedules, plus a complete list of our Fall Show makers, and more, be sure to visit our website and download the program the week of event at

Oct 16 2016
Culture Club 101 Pasadena Now Open

Now Open!

Yes! We’re Open!
Hooray! We  are very happy to announce that Culture Club 101 is officially open! There is still a lot to do as we prepare to open our café and learning center, so we will have limited business hours through October, and hope to go to our full  hours starting next month. We thank you for your patience and invite you to come in, hang out, see the new store and shop!
Temporary Store Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Culture Club 101 | 1392 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Oct 16 2016
Carnegie Observatories Open House this Sunday Oct 16, 2016


  • Sun, Oct 16, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 813 Santa Barbara St
    813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA
  • Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the past, present and future of astronomy at the Carnegie Observatories. This year our displays will focus on spectroscopy: how we use rainbows to study the Universe!

    We are expecting large numbers this year and parking is limited. Please consider taking public transit. The Observatories is a 10 minute walk from the Lake Metro Goldline station. There is ample free parking at the Sierra Madre Villa station. Lyft/Uber might also be a good option.

    Meet our astronomers and learn about their discoveries at the frontiers of science today
    See amazing photos from Las Campanas, Carnegie’s state-of-the-art observatory in Chile
    Visit the Machine Shop to see how instruments are made for our telescopes in Chile
    Bring your questions about the Universe to the “Ask the Astronomer” table
    View the sun through a solar telescope
    Tour the historic Hale Library and learn about more than a century of pioneering achievements by Carnegie scientists
    From our archive: see a display of historical astronomical images on glass plates including a 15″ sunspot spectrum taken in 1919
    Get the latest update on the Giant Magellan Telescope —one of the most powerful next-generation telescopes.
    Enjoy ice cream, drinks and music in the beautiful outdoor courtyard.
    Make your own constellation and other fun children’s astro activities.
    All are welcome, NO RSVP NECESSARY!


Oct 13 2016
DeVry University & Department of Education Reach Resolution

DeVry University & Department of Education Reach Resolution 

Dear Victor,

I am pleased to share that DeVry University reached a resolution with the U.S. Department of Education (“the Department”) regarding the limitations action initiated in January 2016, which focused on our graduate employment records for the period 1975 to 1980, and their use in advertisements. While we believed in good faith DeVry University had sufficient substantiation at the time these ads ran, we agreed to a settlement to keep our resources and our people focused on our purpose… empowering students to achieve their educational and career goals.

I would like to highlight several key points related to the settlement:

  • At no time has the Department challenged the value of a DeVry University education or its academic quality, nor did it accuse the university of any fraudulent acts. The matter came down to a disagreement about how the “since 1975” employment statistic was substantiated. DeVry University remains accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is a regional agency that accredits U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level; and is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • The Department and DeVry University have come to an agreement regarding the “since 1975” representation. The Department maintained that DeVry University needed student-level employment data for the years 1975-1980, as well as Career Services manuals through 1983, to substantiate the ads. DeVry University had campus-level employment data through October 1980, and had student-level data from October 1980 forward, and Career Services manuals from 1983 onward. As such, DeVry University agreed to no longer use “since 1975” representation.
  • This resolution will not hinder our ability to provide federal financial aid funding to current or future students. DeVry University is able to continue to participate in Title IV programs. We will be subject to provisional certification and must post a letter of credit. Provisional certification is a heightened form of monitoring by the Department.

On behalf of DeVry University, I thank you for your continued support of your alma mater. We are honored to help our students unlock their potential, change their lives for the better, and improve the world around us, just as you are doing today.


Robert Paul
DeVry University

Oct 13 2016
Pasadena Latino Heritage 2016 Parade & Jamaica Oct 15, 2016 11am

Latino Heritage 2016 Parade & Jamaica

FINAL Lat Heritage Flyer 2015

Our Heroes/ Nuestros Heroes

Saturday, October 15
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Human Services and Recreation Department and the volunteer Latino Heritage Committee invite you to join us for the 18th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and Jamaica (community fair) on Saturday, October 15.

This free family event draws over 1,000 participants and spectators. The parade beings at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a celebration of cultural activities, food and dance from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The parade starts at the intersection of Los Robles Avenue and Howard Street, then turns west on Washington Boulevard and culminates at La Pintoresca Park with a Jamaica featuring art exhibits, artisans, educational/historical displays, entertainment, food, community booths and much more. This year’s theme is Nuestros Heroes/Our Heroes celebrating the accomplishments of individuals from all professions within the Latino Community.

This year, the Public Health Department will celebrate Be Better promoting better eating, refreshing better, and playing better.  You don’t have to be perfect, just #BeBetterPasadena!

Grand Marshals

Luis J. Rodriguez, Grand Marshal 

FINAL Lat Heritage Flyer 2015For over 40 years, Luis J. Rodriguez has been a leader for justice, clean environment, economic equity, and peace at home and in the world. In 1970, he was arrested during the largest peace protest in a community of color at the time, the Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War, and held in murderer’s row of the Hall of Justice jail. Eventually released, Luis was politically transformed from the experience and left a life of crime, drugs and gangs by age 20. To stay out of trouble, Luis worked at Bethlehem Steel, National Lead, St. Regis Paper Company, as well as in construction and a chemical refinery. However, most of U.S. industry was being wiped out by the 1980s.

Luis then became a reporter/photographer for weekly East L.A. newspapers; a daily newspaper in San Bernardino; public radio; and a freelancer. In the early 80s, Luis covered the Contra War in Nicaragua and Honduras as well as indigenous uprisings in Mexico. Luis also worked for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO) in the largest union representation election in U.S. history at the time.

In 1985, he moved to Chicago where he edited and wrote for weekly political newspapers, local publications, and in news radio. He also worked with gang and non-gang youth in Chicago during its most violent period. He has long advocated against the imprisonment of the poor and working class in the U.S. and for restorative justice. In addition, he became active in the thriving Chicago poetry scene, birthplace of Slam Poetry, and founded Tia Chucha Press, now a renowned cross-cultural small press.

Returning to Los Angeles in 2000, Luis and his wife Trini helped create Tia Chucha’s Cultural Center & Bookstore in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

In 2012 Luis became vice-presidential candidate for the U.S. Justice Party with Rocky Anderson for president. In 2014, he ran for California governor, endorsed by the Green Party, Mexican American Political Association, and Justice Party, among others.

Today Luis is Poet Laureate of Los Angeles with 15 books in poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the bestselling memoir “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” His last memoir is “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing,” became a finalist for a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His last poetry book is “Borrowed Bones” released in 2016 by Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

Serafin Espinoza, Community Grand Marshal

 FINAL Lat Heritage Flyer 2015Mr. Espinoza is a retired Civil Service professional with 40 years of social work experience. He has knowledge of principles and methods of planning, developing and implementing a variety of human social services programs and practices.

One of his major accomplishments was to assist the City of Pasadena, both politically and as a clinician, to adopt a city policy on children, youth, and families. Mr. Espinoza uses an approach which is both psychosocial and spiritual, and is an experiences coordinator and supervisor of both volunteers and service providers.

Mr. Espinoza has experience with a range of modalities and interventions to serve families, youth and the community in a comprehensive way. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a MSW, and California State University Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in social work.

Enter your group in the Parade or Jamaica Celebration
All interested individuals, schools, organizations and community groups that wish to take part in the Latino Heritage Parade or Gran Fiesta can do so by contacting the Villa-Parke Community Center at (626)744-6530.
Oct 11 2016
Masters of Taste 2017 Pasadena Rose Bowl Early Bird Tickets

You are invited to be a part of Masters of Taste 2017, an outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival that will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Historic Pasadena Rose Bowl!

Masters of Taste 2016 attracted 2,000 guests and garnered media attention throughout Southern California and beyond. Masters of Taste 2017 is expected to bring over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts together for one afternoon to celebrate this exhilarating festival, which will include the finest fare from over 40 Master Chefs and restaurants, signature handcrafted cocktails from L.A.’s Master Mixologists, tastings from 25 spirit bars, wineries, local craft breweries, live entertainment and much more.

 100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2017 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community and offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. Last year, Masters of Taste 2016 raised over $425,000 for Union Station Homeless Services, and in 2017 they hope to grow that number to $580,000.

 Mark your calendars and save-the-date to savor the finer things at Masters of Taste 2017.

 Ticket Information: Masters of Taste 2017 will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2017. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and General Admission will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Masters of Taste 2017 is also extending a special Early Bird Ticket Discount that begins on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 and will end on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. For more information on Masters of Taste 2017 and to purchase Early Bird Tickets, please visit

Masters Of Taste
Pasadena Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103
T: 626.791.6677

Oct 11 2016
Tell Supervisor Candidates: “NO BIG DIG!” at KPCC Crawford Family Forum – Larry Mantle’s Airtalk

Tell the Supervisor Candidates: “NO BIG DIG!”

This will be the last showdown of the County Supervisor Candidates in our area before the runoff election next month. Antonovich aide Kathryn Barger and entrepreneur Darrell Park will face each other in a special edition of Larry Mantle’s Airtalk program.

We want to make sure that the No Big Issue is a highlight of the debate, so please come early to take a stand and greet attendees politely with the facts about County Flood Control Districts’s Big Dig program for Hahamongna Watershed Park before the debate begins.

Wear your “Save Hahamongna” or “No Big Dig Tshirt” and bring signs if you can

Wednesday, October 12, 6 pm

The Crawford Family Forum, 474 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena

RSVP for the Debate

No Big Dig Fact Sheet

The first twenty people who show up for the No Big Dig event at 6 pm will receive a free tshirt.

For more information, please contact

Oct 8 2016
Granville Cafe Coming To Pasadena South Lake @GranvilleCafe

The location was previously Pampa, a high end furniture store, which closed several years ago. The space has been empty for a while and there was rumors that Panera was looking at the space. Now it is official that Granville Cafe is coming to this location. With Urban Plates recently opening across the street there will be many choices for places to dine.

Granville Cafe Pasadena – Coming Soon

270 S Lake Ave.
South Lake Avenue Business District
Pasadena, CA 91101

Oct 7 2016
Panoramio no longer available after November 4, 2016

Back in 2014, we announced our intention to retire Panoramio in order to invest our efforts into improving photo-sharing experiences directly inside Google Maps.  In response to your feedback, we postponed these plans and worked to add features to Maps that better support the level of engagement that you have enjoyed with Panoramio. Today, with photo upload tools in Google Maps and our Local Guides program, we are providing easy options for you to share your photos with an active and growing community. As such, we’ve decided to now close down Panoramio. To make this transition easier, we’ll provide several options to continue sharing photos through other services. If you choose, you can also export all your data and take it somewhere else.

If you link your Panoramio profile with a Google account, all your Panoramio photos will be copied to the Google Album Archive at full resolution after Panoramio goes away. These copied photos will not use any of your Google storage quota.  You can visit your Panoramio profile to see what photos you’ve added.

You must link your Panoramio profile with a Google account for your photos to be automatically copied.  Your account is not currently linked with a Google account.  If you do not link your account, then your photos will be lost after Panoramio is retired in November 2017.   In addition, for your Panoramio photos to keep appearing in Google Maps, after creating your Google account, you must also upgrade to a Google+ account.

After November 4, 2016, you’ll continue to have access to your photos in Panoramio for a year, but you will no longer be able to add new photos, likes, or comments.  Below, we’ve included resources to help you manage or export your data.

1) Keep your photos in Album Archive

If you link your Panoramio profile with a Google account, we will automatically copy your Panoramio photos to the Google Album Archive when Panoramio is retired in October 2017.

  • You must link your profile before November 2017 for this to occur.
  • Copied photos will not use any of your Google storage quota.
  • If you link your profile with a Google+ account, then eligible images and your View Counts will be transferred into Google Maps and will be visible when you sign in to Maps and access the Contributions screen from the main menu.

2) Export your photos to a local zip file

  1. Sign in to
  2. Go to your account’s settings page
  3. Click the “Get photos” button under the Data Liberation heading

3) Become a Local Guide to keep contributing 

To keep adding photos to Google Maps and engage with a growing community of photographers, join the Local Guides program. You can earn points and unlock rewards for photos submitted with a Google account when they are linked to a point of interest or business. Many of your Panoramio photos may already be counted.

If you prefer to no longer share your photos with Google Maps, you can delete your Panoramio photos or your entire account at any time.  

  • If you don’t link your Panoramio account with a Google account, your Panoramio account will be deleted automatically when Panoramio is retired after November 2017.  
  • You can also choose to delete your Panoramio account (and photos) immediately by logging in, opening “Settings“, and clicking the “Delete your account” option.  You can also navigate to this page directly by using this link.
  • If you delete any photos (or delete your entire account) before Panoramio is retired in November 2017, that content will not be automatically copied to the Google Album Archive and will immediately stop appearing in Google Maps.

Please see our Help Center article for more information and the various options you have to save, transfer, or delete your content. We’ve appreciated your contributions over the years and hope you will continue to share amazing photos with the world.

Thank you,

The Panoramio team

Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043


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