Monthly Archives: February 2017
Feb 28 2017
Pasadena City Hall: A Finalist in National Beautiful City Hall Contest – Vote for Pasadena
Pasadena City Hall 
A Finalist in National Beautiful City Hall Contest
Pasadena City Hall is among the final four in a national “beautiful city hall” contest–we are about 2,000 votes behind Peoria, Ill city hall.   Please consider supporting Pasadena and our beloved city hall by clicking here and voting for Pasadena, CA.
Voting ends March 2nd. Don’t miss your chance to vote for Pasadena City Hall!
If you comment about Pasadena City Hall after you vote, your vote triples!
Here’s the ironic part … the trophy at stake is the “Leslie B. Knope” Trophy …. Which, for any of you “Parks and Rec” fans know, is the show’s main character portrayed by comedic actress Amy Poehler, for the fictional city of “Pawnee” that was filmed right here at Pasadena City Hall!
This is our trophy … but we are currently way, way behind in the voting that closes in two (2) days … spread the word.
Feb 26 2017
Celebrating Anna Bresnahan on March 11, 2017 in Pasadena

Celebrating Anna Bresnahan on March 11 in Pasadena

You may not all have heard the sad news that Anna Bresnahan passed away in December.

A memorial we will hold in her honor.

Invitation her family has created for the her Memorial on Saturday March 11, from 2-5pm.

We will be celebrating her life in a setting that was close to Anna’s heart, at the Armory Center for the Arts.

At the Memorial, we will present a small exhibition of Anna’s personal art collection, which will be offered for sale to guests to help support arts education in Pasadena, one of her many great passions.

Please join us to celebrate the life of our dear Anna.

Please pass this along to anyone you know who you think would want to join us on March 11.

I look forward to seeing you on March 11.


Feb 23 2017
Samsung Washer Recall Repairs

Samsung has a problem with washing machines, where the tops fly off, or even when the washer is repaired, the washer will not finish a load of wash.

Randy from NBC iTeam

Feb 21 2017
ALDI, one of America’s Favorite Grocers*, Opens First Altadena Store on April 6, 2017 Grocer Celebrates with Golden Ticket Giveaway and Produce for a Year Sweepstakes @626food @AldiUSA

Updated the prior posting had the opening on March 23, 2017: 

ALDI, one of America’s Favorite Grocers*, Opens First Altadena Store on April 6, 2017

Grocer Celebrates with Golden Ticket Giveaway and Produce for a Year Sweepstakes

Altadena, CA – On April 6, 2017, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer Altadena residents a fresh, new shopping experience as it opens its first Altadena store, located at 2246 North Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001. With more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month, ALDI is known for high-quality groceries at incredibly low prices.

To celebrate the opening of its first Altadena store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The public is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. ALDI offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including several organic produce items.

“We know Altadena residents are looking for a great value and quality groceries they love,” said John Alvarez, Moreno Valley Director of Operations ALDI. “By offering quality exclusive brand products at affordable prices, ALDI is the answer to customer’s needs. Whether shoppers are looking for USDA Choice meats, organic fruits and vegetables or gluten-free options, we have them covered with an unmatched combination of great-quality products and everyday low prices.”

Thanks to input from customers, the Altadena store presents a new look, offering a modern and convenient shopping experience. Customers will notice expanded sections for their favorite products, a robust fresh produce selection, brighter colors, high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting. ALDI stores also feature a simple-to-navigate layout, easy-to-spot signage and prominent product prices.

ALDI is proud to offer a wide range of premium groceries at prices up to 50 percent** less than the competitors. Beyond staples such as bread, dairy and a variety of fresh produce, ALDI offers a growing organic selection, USDA Choice meats, the liveGfree gluten-free product line and better-for-you options, including the SimplyNature line of products free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives and the Never Any! line of meats free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products. To better serve customers and their growing families, ALDI now carries a full line of baby products, Little Journey, which offers customers award-winning diapers, wipes, training pants, formula, organic food and snacks.

All ALDI exclusive brand food products are free of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils, and since more than 90 percent of the products available are under ALDI exclusive brands, customers can feel good about the food they buy at ALDI. Plus, ALDI ensures its exclusive brands meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality by conducting rigorous testing on all products. ALDI stands behind this quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer doesn’t like an ALDI exclusive brand food, ALDI will give them their money back and replace the product.

In addition, ALDI continues to provide ALDI Finds: premium food and household products that are only in stores for a limited time. ALDI Finds vary week to week and themes usually match the season. Information can be found on and in weekly ALDI ads.

ALDI saves customers money by cutting overhead costs through smart practices, such as a cart rental system: ALDI shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart from the corral and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags. ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The new Altadena location will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. All ALDI stores nationwide accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

ALDI is in the midst of an accelerated growth plan, and by the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 ALDI stores serving 45 million customers each month from coast to coast. As an employer of choice, ALDI offers employees generous wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry. Part-time staff working at least 25 hours per week receive full health insurance benefits and dental coverage, and all ALDI employees are invited to participate in the 401(k) program.

About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,600 US stores in 35 states. More than 40 million customers each month save up to 50 percent** on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. ALDI was honored with the 2015 Supermarket News Retail Achievement Award, recognizing the company for its ongoing business expansion and product evolution. For more information about ALDI, visit

Feb 21 2017
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New Pasadena Location & Free Pizzas Thursday Feb 23, 2017 @BlazePizza @626food

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Announces Grand Opening of New San Gabriel Valley Location
Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans in Pasadena on Thursday, February 23
February 20, 2017 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept
known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced today that it will open a new
San Gabriel Valley location, in Pasadena on Wednesday, February 22nd. To celebrate the grand
opening, the Pasadena restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Thursday, February 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to midnight to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Word is out about the opening.

The highly anticipated restaurant, which features a 3,300 square foot interior with seating for 122, is
located at 635 N. Fair Oaks, near Vons.
Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable.
Since its first restaurant debuted in 2012, Blaze has quickly become one of the nation’s hottest
restaurant concepts, with fans lining up each day for the custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood
orange lemonade and s’more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that
allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide
selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients – all for about $8. The generously-sized personal pizzas are then
sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated
pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds.
Restaurants make their own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed
Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to
produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust. Almost all of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of
artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and fillers and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. The new Pasadena restaurant will also feature a selection of wine and draft beer.
“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots, “said Jim Mizes, president &
COO of Blaze Pizza. “By making dough in-house, carefully sourcing ingredients, and cooking by fire,
we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait. It’s changing the way people
think about and eat pizza.”
Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food, with a carefully considered, modern
approach to restaurant design. Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People
& Planet,” the restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly
packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting. Additionally, many of the restaurant’s
unconventional design elements were inspired by the company’s celebration of individual expression.
Blaze Pizza is looking forward to continuing to build strong roots within the community. To that end, the
company has developed a turn-key in-restaurant fundraiser program that returns 20% of an event’s
proceeds back to local organizations, and will be partnering with local schools, sports clubs and other
organizations to host fundraising events at the new restaurant.
About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality.
Now ranked as the overall #2 fast-casual brand in’s annual Top 100 list, Blaze Pizza is
building momentum and developing a cult-like following as it expands across the country. The company
currently operates 176 restaurants in 32 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of
Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Boston. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit and or click here to view a company video.
Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire’d®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names “Pizzasmith”, “Intelligent Choices For Our Pizzas, People & Planet” and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.

Feb 19 2017
Community Kitchen Pasadena Coming Fall 2017 @626food @eatckpasadena

A new food restaurant is preparing to open in Pasadena. Estimated to open in the Fall of 2017. Located at the corner of Hill and Washington, in Pasadena, this corner has become a burgeoning intersection for foodies, including Lavender and Honey, Bacchus’ Kitchen and the recently opened Culture Club 101.

community kitchen


1399 East Washington

Pasadena 91104

7 days a week  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening Fall 2017


A Warm & Casual Neighborhood Destination to Recoup from a Hectic World

Housemade Pastries

Breakfast & Lunch

Full Espresso Bar

Proudly Serving Copa Vida Coffee Roasted Daily in Pasadena

Globally Inspired Sandwiches, Tartines, Bowls, Soups & Salads


Stop in for a Bite, a Beverage or Both

Free Parking

Free WiFi

Join our team! We’re hiring for all positions. Please submit your resume to:

[email protected]


More details will follow as the location is prepared for opening.

Feb 18 2017
Farmers’ Market Flip Pasadena Victory Park Saturday Feb 25, 2017 @CookingChannel

Coming to the Pasadena Victory Saturday Farmers Market

Who: Farmers’ Market Flip
What: Coming to film at the Pasadena Farmer’s Market
When: Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
Come check out an exciting new show! Two teams of chefs will complete right here at the Pasadena Farmer’s Market
They will shop for ingredients. cook them on the site and then turnaround and sell to the hungry customers here!
You’ll be able to taste the chefs’ creations made with farm fresh ingredients bought right here that same day.
If you want to be part of the action, please feel free to come and watch this culinary cook-off.
Come hungry, Bring friends. Eat well!
* Be prepared to sign an agreement granting permission to be seen on television.
11am showcase/contest
$5,000 price to winner
Has already filmed at the Torrance Farmers Market
Season 1 Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 1

Burger Boys vs. Celeb Chefs

Host Lara Spencer is at the Torrance Farmers’ Market with “Burger Boys” Aaron and Christian and private chefs Leo and Suzanne. Both teams are given $200 and 30 minutes to shop for their…

Burger Boys vs. Celeb Chefs

Host Lara Spencer is at the Torrance Farmers’ Market with “Burger Boys” Aaron and Christian and private chefs Leo and Suzanne. Both teams are given $200 and 30 minutes to shop for their farm-fresh ingredients, before hitting the pop-up kitchen. Aaron and Christian hope their handcrafted burger will win over the crowd, while Leo and Suzanne are betting that their Asian-inspired menu will be the crowd favorite, winning them the $5,000 prize.

See Tune-In Times

Farmers’ Market Flip is a deliciously action-packed half-hour cooking competition that puts two teams of chefs’ culinary skills to the ultimate test, as they face off to see who can produce the most crowd-pleasing dishes under extreme time constraints over one lightning-fast day! First, the teams get only 30 minutes to race through the farmers’ market to buy ultra-fresh ingredients. Then, they’ll set-up shop in the Farmers’ Market Flip pop-up kitchen, where they’ll have only one hour to prep their gourmet delights. After that, the teams must turnaround and sell their dishes to hungry shoppers at the same farmers’ market. Once time’s up, the team that makes the most money, selling their dishes wins $5,000, and some serious culinary street cred. Presented by Good Morning America Anchor, and Flea Market Flip Host, Lara Spencer.

Learn more or watch here 

Now Casting:



If you are interested, you can learn more here

Feb 10 2017
Los Angeles River Ride Sunday, June 4th, 2017 #LARiverRide

The annual Los Angeles River Ride is on Sunday, June 4th, 2017! Now in its 17th year, the L.A. River Ride brings together over 2,000 people of different ages and abilities to bike the Los Angeles River in support of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC).


17th Annual Los Angeles River Ride Benefitting LACBC
 Sunday, June 4, staggered start times beginning at 7 a.m.
Where: Start at The Autry in Griffith Park or Marina Green Park in Long Beach
More information:
Register by May 10th to save $10! Current LACBC members also save.
Kids 12 and under ride free, plus family+kids rate available.

The L.A. River Ride features:

  • Rides from Griffith Park: 100 miles, 70 miles, 50 miles, 36 miles, 25 miles, and 15 miles, plus the First 5 LA kids’ ride and festival.
  • Rides from Long Beach (back this year!): 100 miles, 70 miles, and 25 miles.
  • Pit stops and entertainment, plus each participant receives a goodie bag, a t-shirt, and a medal.

Register now at

Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Feb 10 2017
Dandelion Root Powder and Digestion & Cancer

Has anyone read that there is research showing dandelion root powder can possibly help fight cancer.

Here’s a link with more info on using dandelion root powder to fight cancer.

If you are looking to buy dandelion root powder in capsule form, you can purchase here.

Dandelion root can possibly help with other conditions. But you have to do your own research and talk to other people who have tried it.

Here’s one link to Nature’s Way dandelion root powder.


Feb 8 2017
Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store Sales Tomatomania March 11-13, 2017 @CPPFarmStore

Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store Sales Tomatomania March 11-13, 2017


Feb 8 2017
AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference Los Angeles April 6-8, 2017 @WeAreTheAFCI

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Register today for the AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference, the premier marketplace connecting you to global locations & film funding resources for your next production.

The three day conference occurs April 6-8, 2017 and is comprised of two parts:

AFCI Locations Show – access to Billions of Dollars in Film Incentives from more than 80 Film Commissions and Service Industry Partners exhibiting from more than 30 countries

Global Production & Finance Conference – presentations from global finance leaders on co-production, national film funds and private capital opportunities

2017 Registration Updates

The AFCI Locations Conference is designed specifically for serious media content producers interested in connecting with international film funding and production location professionals. To improve the attendee and exhibitor experience for 2017 we’ve implemented the following attendee registration rates.

Early Bird Registration Rates (Jan. 31 – Mar. 13):

AFCI Locations Show – $49.00 USD
The registration fee covers Validated Parking and Will Be Provided to Paid Exhibit Floor Attendees Only.
Validated parking privileges will be honored for each day and will not include “In and Out Access.”
Global Production & Finance Conference – $199 USD
Includes complimentary access to the AFCI Locations Exhibitors

Register Now!
Contact Us: Melanie Field, Event Manager at [email protected]
For Additional Information Visit:

Feb 7 2017
Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) launched a Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Greywater Program

Dear Pasadena Water and Power customer,

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Last year Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) launched a Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Greywater Program, offering free workshops to educate customers on how to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater system in their home, as well as free onsite technical evaluations/consults and an $80 voucher towards the purchase of greywater parts. Thank you for attending the L2L Greywater Workshop.


Pasadena Water and Power will hold a special event on February 25th for those who are ready to install an L2L Greywater System and would like to observe and participate in a live install of the system. The workshop will take place at a PWP resident’s home. There are limited number of spots available and only one person per household may attend the workshop. Please click here to RSVP by February 10th.


For more information please visit or call 626-744-6970


You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the address.



Please contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you,


Ruzan Soloyan, C.E.M.

Conservation Programs Specialist


Pasadena Water and Power

150 S. Los Robles, Suite #200

Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626)744-4779

Feb 6 2017
Airport Parking LAX Discounts and Info

Are you looking for a place to park your car while you travel?

Here’s a few options:

1. PARK ‘N FLY – Los Angeles (LAX) airport parking from $17.45 Reserve Now

2. $4 Off Los Angeles Int’l Airport Parking for Limited Time Only Use Code ‘LAX44’. Daily rates starting at ONLY $5.95 only at!

3. Save up to 70% on Airport Parking

4. LAX Lot C.


Feb 5 2017
Sean Spicer Press Conference – SNL Video @nbcsnl @melissamccarthy

Sean Spicer Press Conference – SNL”> Sean Spicer Press Conference – SNL
Published on Feb 5, 2017


White House press secretary Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) and secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos (Kate McKinnon) take questions from the press (Bobby Moynihan, Kristen Stewart, Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Alex Moffat, Mikey Day).

Feb 4 2017
Alma de la Rosa Restaurant Opens in Old Pasadena @626food #almadelarosa #akabistro


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ALMA de la Rosa is opening tonight at 5pm. Don’t forget to make reservations online at Below is a message to our customers from our proprietors, Deborah and Robert Simon. Show this photo anytime you come in during the month of February and receive a complimentary Caesar Salad for two!

Executive Chef James Lambrinos Sous Chef Walter Hamilton

a/k/a Bistro embraces its lineage, heritage and heart and soul ~~~its very own “Alma” de la Rosa”…
Heart of the Rose.

Being born at Huntington Hospital in this City of the Roses and returning home here in 1983 to open our first family restaurant ~ ~ everything here in Pasadena has been a most special affair of the heart (our shared corazon). Being married here, raising children and working relentlessly on sustainable relationships in our community have created bonds that are both unshakable and nurturing.

So, it is time to create a new culinary chapter which reflects and resonates with our three decade-long commitment to all things sustainable and organic, plus the absolute highest level of quality ingredients and passion for both cuisine and hospitality. Hence, you, our valued friends and family, are invited to come and experience Alma de la Rosa first, during our first month of business. Please come and enjoy the warmth and welcome of our new environment, inspired menu and craft cocktails, caring and dedicated staff and the best patio in Pasadena!

Happy hour seven days a week, (twice on Friday and Saturday), private parties and superb catering AND, complimentary Caesar Salad for two, finished table side just for mentioning or bringing this newsletter.

You mean the world to us.
Please come and share in this spirit of the soul
of our new restaurant…our “Alma” ~ ~

Salud and Happy Times!

Click here to check out our menu

We will be closed Sunday, February 5th
and Monday, February, 6th
and Re-Opening on Tuesday, February 7th

Valentine’s Day
(In addition to our limited regular menu)

Heirloom Carrot Soup
Ceviche of Scallops & Wild White Shrimp
Seared Yellowfin Tuna
Avocado butter, pickled chilies, cucumbers

~ or ~

Baseball Cut All Natural Prime Top Sirloin
Lime, Garlic, Oregano Mojo
Mexican Chocolate Terrine
Cardamom ice cream

~ and ~

Pineapple Upside Down Tart
Mexican vanilla ice cream

$70 per person plus tax and gratuity
(includes one glass of Segura Viudas Cava)

Join us for Happy Hour Seven Days a Week in the Bar & Lounge
4:30 – 7:30 Daily and 9:00 – 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday

Call  (626) 564-8111
Sunday – Thursday 12:00PM – 9:30PM
Friday– Saturday 12:00PM – 10:30PM

In the One Colorado Plaza
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

Feb 3 2017
Suspect Throws Improvised Explosive into Cheesecake Factory Old Pasadena @Cheesecake @oldpasadena

Pasadena PD say improvised explosive thrown into Cheesecake Factory, no injuries. If you saw anything tonight, please call (626) 744-4241

There are many cameras around this popular location and there has to be footage of the suspect.

There was no injuries from the incident. Which is being investigated by several agencies including Pasadena PD, Sheriff, and FBI.

Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.



Feb 3 2017
IKEA Burbank Grand Re-Opening at New Location – Largest in US, Opens Feb 8, 2017 @IKEAUSA

IKEA Burbank Grand Re-Opening at New Location – Largest in North America

IKEA Burbank
600 IKEA Way
Burbank, CA 91502
Open every day: 10am-9pm
Restaurant open every day: 9:30am-8:30pm

Here’s a video from KTLA

Don’t miss the Opening Day Giveaways!
Join us for a day of giveaways at the opening of the new IKEA Burbank! And hurry in, because we’ve got some major prizes from the first customers in line!
IKEA® Burbank Reopen
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Save this event to your calendar!

There are 43 IKEA stores in the US.

Here’s the press release from IKEA:


BURBANK, CA – IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced its relocated Los Angeles-area store within Burbank will open to customers at 9:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Customers can begin lining-up at the store three hours in advance, at 6:00 a.m., to partake in the festivities – and soon can learn of more grand opening plans and promotions at Prior to the grand opening of the new, larger IKEA Burbank, customers can continue to shop at the original Burbank store through Saturday evening, February 4, when the old store will close permanently.

The future 456,000-square-foot new IKEA Burbank store, including 1,700 parking spaces, is being built on 22 acres west of San Fernando Boulevard and south of Providencia Avenue – less than one mile from the company’s oldest store in the Western United States. (The current 242,000-square-foot IKEA Burbank, the first IKEA store in California and sixth in the U.S., opened November 1990 on 6.4 acres along I-5 at San Fernando Boulevard.)“We are thrilled by the excellent construction progress and are confident we can complete the remaining milestones and interior build-up by early-February,” said Jeff O’Shaughnessy, store manager. “We cannot wait for customers to experience our new store’s ease of access, convenient parking and updated layout.”

The new, more spacious IKEA Burbank will feature a larger quantity of the nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a larger (600-seat) restaurant serving Swedish specialties. Other family-friendly features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the showroom, baby-care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. In addition, IKEA offers a variety of customer services such as home delivery, product assembly, product picking and delivery as well as an IKEA FAMILY loyalty program.In addition to 500 jobs created during construction and 150 new coworkers joining the store team, the new IKEA Burbank will generate even more annual sales and property tax revenue to the city and local schools. Also, IKEA is installing a solar array atop the new store, complementing its current U.S. renewable energy presence of solar at nearly 90% of its U.S. locations, and six electric vehicle charging stations.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at affordable prices. IKEA incorporates responsible social practices and sustainability into its business model, and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. There are currently more than 390 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 43 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. For more information see, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Joseph Roth, Expansion Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180, x6500

Feb 2 2017
Tri-City Electric Car Guest Drive April 8, 2017 at Rose Bowl Pasadena Burbank Glendale @COGWaterPower @PWPnews @BurbankH2OPower

Tri-City Electric Car Guest Drive April 8, 2017 at Rose Bowl Pasadena Burbank Glendale @COGWaterPower @PWPnews @BurbankH2OPower

One Place. One Day. Many Electric Cars. No Sales Pitch.

Sponsored by: Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena Water & Power

An Electric Car Guest Drive event hosted by three Southern California utilities will be held at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parking Lot I on April 8, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. The Ride & Drive and EV enthusiast meet-up will feature a wide variety of electric cars including the new Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, and electric cars manufactured by Tesla, BMW, Ford, Nissan, VW, Audi, FCA (Fiat Chrysler), Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes, Smart and others.

People who would like to drive these electric cars may register to receive an invitation and confirm drive time availability.

The event sponsors are: Pasadena Water & Power, Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water & Power.

Previous Electric Car Guest Drive events have been held in 12 cities from San Diego to the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants have driven the Tesla Model S, Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Toyota RAV4 EV, Chevrolet Volt and Spark at the meet-ups.

Static displays of the Tesla Roadster, BMW ActiveE, Cadillac ELR, Ford C-Max Energi, Prius Plug-in, Smart ED, Ford Ranger EV and Coda sedan have been available at previous events, and the collection will be even broader in 2017.

Displays and educational demonstrations of the most popular Electric Vehicle charging stations will be available for hands-on viewing at the event. Educational representatives will be on hand to discuss methods of fueling EVs using domestic and renewable sources of energy.

To reserve your spot behind the wheel at the next Electric Car Guest Drive event:

Electric Car Guest Drive registration form

Feb 1 2017
UFO Near JPL in Pasadena Video 2017

Is this object really a UFO?


Interesting object caught by Google earth, which appears to show a large unknown disc parked in the grounds of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles, near Pasadena.

Does this image prove that NASA is in direct contact with aliens, could be.