Monthly Archives: January 2017
Jan 30 2017
Trump Immigrant Ban Moves Large Corporations to Create Crises Fund and Protests #letthemin

Trump has been treading on a slipper slope since he took office, and now seems to be the most dramatic move involving banning Muslims or people from select countries from entering the US. I you are from one of the countries being banned, you should not leave the US. As it is likely you may not be able to get back home.

Trump’s executive order is being challenged by the likes of the ACLU and countless attorneys across the nation.

With many protests taking place, the largest at JFK and LAX, causing traffic jams and delays.  Police in riot gear have to show up to keep the orders. Over 7000 protesters at LAX.

In response to Trump’s ban, many companies including Starbucks, Google, Microsoft, Apple, have all responded to oppose the ban.

Even actors are making statements at the SAG awards.


Countries currently on the ban list, include Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Somalia. This is being called a temporary ban, until a so called process is created. Keep an eye Trump as he continues to sign orders which impact us all.

Jan 29 2017
Bistro Planet – Discover The Food Truck Universe – Promo Code @bistro_planet #techmunch

Imagine the best food trucks at your fingertips

Bistro Planet was one of the sponsors of TECHmunch LA conference held this past weekend at Cross Campus Santa Monica, with dozens of prominent food and media specialists.

The experienced team at Bistro Planet is positioned to leverage a missed opportunity.

The management/founder team includes Aleksey Klempner, Ramin Azizi, and Roie Edery.
Bistro Planet is also hiring for a variety of positions, including customer service, UX, etc. See the openings here.

Bistro Planet is The Food Truck App: see gourmet food trucks close by, order ahead, skip the lines and enjoy. So click on this link to claim $15 off your first 3 orders.

If you download the app, use the promo code 626food to save $15 off your first 3 orders.

Bistro Planet offers an app which allows you to make purchases from food trucks that are local to you, and not have to wait in line, which is usually one of the challenges with food trucks, is the wait.  Because orders are prepared as they are received Bistro Planet the process is much smoother.

Some quick facts about the food truck industry.
– 10,000 food trucks nationally
– Over 600 in the Los Angeles area
– Over $3 Billion in annual sales
– Customers include all demographics

Jan 26 2017
Pasadena Avon Property Sale Escrow Closes Home Depot Group Purchaser

Pasadena Avon Property Sale Escrow Closes Home Depot Group Purchaser

Home Depot Group has purchased the property previously owned by Avon in Pasadena.

Does this mean we should expect to see Home Depot opening in Pasadena. It could happen sooner than most think.

Expect that after meetings that there will be a big push by the new owners and investors to get mixed use development with retail and condo, apartments.

This is the email from Gene Masuda, the Vice-Mayor of Pasadena and Councilmember for District 4

January 26, 2017
Re:  Avon Property
This morning I heard from Pasadena staff that the Avon property has closed escrow with the Home Depot group.
From this point forward there will be around a dozen city meetings for the planning process, so please be involved and express your concerns at these meetings.  Your input is very important.
Thank you,
Jan 20 2017
Southern California Linux Expo 2017 @socallinuxexpo #SCaLE15x Discount Code

Join us at the 15th Annual SCALE conference. With over 200 sessions and events this year, how can you pass up this an exciting weekend of Open Source and Free Software awesomeness.

Want a 50% discount code for tickets to ? Use code: LNX50

Want to help make SCALE amazing this year? Volunteer by emailing us (, if your open source project or non-profit organization is interested in being involved with SCALE contact us at, or sponsor us by reaching out via!

Registration for SCALE 15x is now open — be the first in your neighborhood to register for the largest open-source event in North America.  We will be returning to the Pasadena Convention Center March 2-5, 2017.

The Full Access Pass, which provides access to all SCALE sessions, is $75. The Expo Only Ticket, providing access to exhibit hall only, is $20. The exhibit halls for SCALE 15x are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Special hotel rates and room blocks are available at the Sheraton Pasadena and Hilton Pasadena.

Jan 19 2017
President Obama Farewell Letter to Americans @ObamaFoundation @BarackObama

Obama will leave office Jan. 20 when Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president.

He gave a final address to the nation on Jan. 10.


My fellow Americans,

It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world.

But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.

Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength. I’ve seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I have mourned with grieving families searching for answers – and found grace in a Charleston church.

I’ve taken heart from the hope of young graduates and our newest military officers. I’ve seen our scientists help a paralyzed man regain his sense of touch, and wounded warriors once given up for dead walk again. I’ve seen Americans whose lives have been saved because they finally have access to medical care, and families whose lives have been changed because their marriages are recognized as equal to our own. I’ve seen the youngest of children remind us through their actions and through their generosity of our obligations to care for refugees, or work for peace, and, above all, to look out for each other.

I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding.

All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work – the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.

I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.

And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome.’

Yes, we can.

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Jan 17 2017
Fresh Milk Products Antitrust Litigation Settlement Link – Sign Up Here #FreeMoney #BoughtMilk

Bought Milk? Bought Milk LogoFresh Milk Products Antitrust Litigation

Step 1: Did you buy dairy products from 2003 to the present in one of these states during at least part of 2003 to the present: Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin.

To be eligible for benefits from this class action settlement, you must have purchased the milk products from a grocery store or other retailer, not directly from one of the defendants. The products must not have been purchased for resale. No proof of purchase is necessary.

Resources for Consumers


Jan 14 2017
Mt. Lowe Brewing SGV Arcadia Groupon Save on Beer Tastings @mtlowebrewing @groupon @626food

Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Mt Lowe Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Mt. Lowe Brewing Company - Arcadia: Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Mt Lowe Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Choice of:
Beer Tasting for Two
Beer Tasting for Four

Get the deal now here

About Mt. Lowe Brewing Company

Looming over the San Gabriel Valley, Mt. Lowe is familiar to everyone in the area. And that’s why the Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. founders chose it as their namesake. They wanted their craft brewhouse to be warm and inviting and to inspire people to visit. Thus the name and the railroad theme, which actually ties back to the mountain’s history. Stop by for a beer and learn even more.

  • Bungalow Blonde: a light and refreshing ale gently hopped and fermented using Kolsh yeast.
  • Honeyngton Hef: an American wheat beer with pure honey. Medium-light body with a dry, crisp finish and delicate floral note.
  • The Hills Have IPA: Strongly hopped, with spicy tones. Bold and malty with a bitter, clean finish.
  • Incline Ale: Clean, firmly hoppy, and drinkably bitter.
  • Rubio Red: Deep red color and tan head over a caramel-like malt character with roasty and fruity notes.
  • Inspiration Porter: Classic dark porter aged on toasted coconut finishes with coconut and vanilla aftertaste.
Mt. Lowe Brewing Company: Website


Jan 14 2017
Donald Trump Dossier Ties Asserts Russia FSB FSS Putin Kremlin View Report Here


Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting 
at least 5 years. Aim, endorsed by PUTIN, has been to encourage 5

Link to document here

Donald Trump calls these reports fake news.

We will see once there is evidence released, what trump has to say about the report.

Now go and read the “Secrets of the CIA’s Global Sex Slave Industry by Dr. Sue Arrigo June 15, 2007” It will make your hair stand up! Read here



Jan 12 2017
NoCo Hemp Expo 2017 – Early Bird Ticket Sales End Jan. 27 @CoHempCo

Early Bird Ticket Sales for NoCo Hemp Expo 2017 End January 27


Join the largest gathering of its kind in North America, where everyone has a role in Setting the Stage for Hemp Tomorrow



Loveland, CO (Jan. 12, 2017) — Early bird tickets for NoCo Hemp Expo 2017 are on sale through January 27th. Industry experts from around the globe will be in attendance, and thousands of burgeoning entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, farmers, and consumers alike, will descend upon the Loveland location to join the hemp revolution currently underway in the USA.


The NoCo Hemp Expo Hall will be filled with exhibitors and sponsors showcasing a wide array of products, services, technology, and equipment that is set to open up a multi-billion dollar domestic industry in the next three to five years. Products include textiles and apparel, building materials, super foods, bodycare, personal wellness and health supplements, bio-plastics and composites, paper and specialty board products, nano-tech fiber technologies, extraction and processing equipment, and much more. This is where you will learn everything you need to learn about the non-psychoactive side of the cannabis plant. This is where you will learn that hemp is not marijuana.


Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, differentiates industrial hemp from marijuana at the federal level, and legalizes the growth and production in states that have passed legislation and setup the regulatory framework through the department of agriculture. It defines industrial hemp as follows:

“The term ‘industrial hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and ANY PART OF SUCH PLANT, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”


The 2014 Farm Bill language reaffirms and expands the 2004 Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling on imported industrial hemp in HIA vs. DEA that protects naturally occurring cannabinoids, including delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.


In the coming weeks, Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado and Congressman James Comer of Kentucky will reintroduce the Industrial Hemp Farming Act which would completely remove Industrial Hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.  “The federal ban on hemp has been a waste of taxpayer dollars that ignores science, suppresses innovation, and subverts the will of states that have chosen to incorporate this versatile crop into their economies,” said Representative Polis.


The NoCo Hemp Expo enters its fourth year at The Ranch Events Complex on March 31 and April 1, 2017, in Loveland, Colorado. The expo has grown from just over 300 attendees in 2014 to more than 3,000 in 2016. Attendance is expected to exceed 4,000 in 2017. These numbers reflect growth nationally in market interest and production of industrial hemp. Roughly 200 acres planted in various states in 2014 grew to more than 10,000 acres planted in 2016, with an additional 2 million+ square feet of indoor greenhouse space growing high cannabinoid, non-psychoactive hemp targeted for the health and wellness sectors of industry. More than 30 states have passed hemp legislation that effectively nullifies the outdated and incorrect inclusion of industrial hemp within the Controlled Substances Act.


Colorado Hemp Company president and NoCo Hemp Expo Founder Morris Beegle recently stated, “Industrial hemp, along with all of the nutritional, nutraceutical, health and wellness benefits, are one side of the beneficiary coin for those living in the United States. The other side includes the tremendous economical and environmental benefits of allowing farmers nationwide to grow hemp without impediment from the overreaching arm of the federal government. Industrial hemp is a crop that should be managed by the Department of Agriculture, just like corn, soy, and potatoes, and should not have interference from the DEA or FDA. Industrial hemp is an ag crop…period.”


About NoCo Hemp Expo 4, Colorado Hemp Company and TreeFreeHemp

WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives) is home to the NoCo Hemp Expo, TreeFreeHemp and Colorado Hemp Company, located in Loveland, Colorado and operating since 2012. Areas of focus include product and brand development, marketing, printing, production, events and advocacy.


Learn more at, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Jan 10 2017
Cheeseburger Week 2017 Pasadena
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Announces Cheeseburger Week

January 8 – 13, 2017
The sixth annual Cheeseburger Week Celebration in Pasadena is January 8-13. Enjoy the following participating South Lake restaurants: The Counter, Del Frisco’s Grille, Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery, Green Street Restaurant, Perry’s at the dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena, Pie ‘n Burger, Real Food Daily, SECO New American, Smitty’s Grill.

For more information, please visit Cheeseburger Week 2017.


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